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FLOWERED-FENCE CASE CONTINUES IN LANCASTER

Further court proceedings on the Village of Lancaster's controversy over a flowered fence have been scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25.

Zoe Ann Ryan, who had large sunflowers of various colors painted on her fence facing her neighbor's property, pleaded not guilty in Village Court Tuesday night to violating a new village ordinance that says residents must paint their fences uniformly.

Ms. Ryan, who does not want to paint the entire fence surrounding her Harvey Drive property that way, argues that she is in compliance with the law since she painted some sunflowers on the inside of her back fence after the village ordinance took effect Aug. 18.

The village ordinance, adopted after village officials fielded complaints about Ms. Ryan's fence, mandates that fences must be painted the same color all over.

Village Justice Ann Detzler will try to sort out the controversy on Nov. 25 and is expected to hear motions, court officials said.

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