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File #: Ord 15-64    Version: 1 Name: Ordinance Amending Tent Permit Fees
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 12/2/2015
Title: Amending Chapter 55 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the Fire Code - Tent Permit Fees.
Sponsors: Russ Stark
Ward: Ward - all
Attachments: 1. Opposition to fee increases, 2. Letter from BRC in Support of Fee Increase, 3. Memo from Director Cervantes re 2016 DSI Fee Change Increases
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Amending Chapter 55 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the Fire Code - Tent Permit Fees.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAINT PAUL DOES ORDAIN:
SECTION 1
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Section 55.04 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 55.04. - Permit for erecting and occupying temporary membrane structures, tents and canopies.

(a) As required by and in compliance with the Minnesota State Fire Code, no person may erect or allow to be erected any air-supported temporary membrane structure or individual tents having a total foot print area in excess of two hundred (200) square feet or any individual canopy having a total foot print area in excess of four hundred (400) square feet without a tent permit.

(b) Any temporary membrane structure, tent, or canopy erected at a special event requires a permit prior to its erection. The permit, which will cover all membrane structures, tents, or canopies at the event, can be obtained by the tent contractor or event sponsor, but it is the responsibility of the event sponsor to insure that the appropriate permit is obtained.

(c) A permit applicant must apply on a form provided by the department of safety and inspections, and submitted prior to the erection of any membrane structure, tent or canopy. An on-site inspection and approval shall be required before any temporary membrane structure, tent and/or canopy can be occupied.

(d) The person sponsoring, promoting or organizing the event shall obtain any other necessary licenses or permits, before any temporary membrane structure, tent and/or canopy is erected and occupied. These permits and licenses may include, but are not limited to, extension of service licenses, special event food licenses, hazardous materials permits or electrical permits.

(e) No smoking shall be allowed in any temporary membrane structure or tent.

(f) For temporary membrane structures, tents and/or canopies requiring a tent permit, the tent permit fee...

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