After a second reading at its April 25 meeting, the O’Fallon City Council approved a bill [No. 7084] that grants a conditional use permit allowing an 8-foot security fence around the entire MasterCard International property.
Per zoning, the current maximum height allowed for a fence on the property is 6 feet, which is the height of the current fence.
A recent security audit of MasterCard concluded that the current 6-foot perimeter fencing, which does not enclose the entire MasterCard property, does not comply with banking and financial institution standards for adequate security.
MasterCard now will build an 8-foot security fence around the entire perimeter of the property to comply with security standards. The existing 6-foot chain link fence will be removed and replaced. The new fence will be tubular steel along the front of the property and climb proof chain link around the remainder of the property.
Front fencing will be 8-foot decorative fencing with vertical bars, with the top of the bars curved outward to prevent climbing. The front 8-foot fencing will have an overall appearance more in line with nearby business and residential areas.