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File #: RES PH 15-349    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 12/2/2015
Title: Approving the application of Become Co/Red Bull Media House for a sound level variance, in order to allow Snowmobile Driving, Jumping, and Production on Sunday, January 10th, 17th or 24th, with the use of a specialized snowmobile for the Become Co/Red Bull Media House Frozen City Project. (SLV #2 Event, Shot 8 Noise sources will be from the specialized snowmobile at the following location: Shot 8 at the Roberts Street North and State Capitol Overlook from 12th Street to University Avenue.)
Sponsors: Dai Thao
Ward: Ward - 1
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. ENS, 3. Map, 4. Notice to District Council, 5. Notice to Property Owners, 6. List of Property Owners, 7. Letter to Applicant
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Approving the application of Become Co/Red Bull Media House for a sound level variance, in order to allow Snowmobile Driving, Jumping, and Production on Sunday, January 10th, 17th or 24th, with the use of a specialized snowmobile for the Become Co/Red Bull Media House Frozen City Project. (SLV #2 Event, Shot 8 Noise sources will be from the specialized snowmobile at the following location: Shot 8 at the Roberts Street North and State Capitol Overlook from 12th Street to University Avenue.)

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WHEREAS, Chapter 293 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code was enacted to regulate the subject of noise in the City of Saint Paul; and

WHEREAS, §293.09 provides for the granting of variances from the sound level limitations contained in §293.07, upon a finding by the City Council that full compliance with Chapter 293 would constitute an unreasonable hardship on the applicant, other persons or on the community; and

WHEREAS, Become Co/Red Bull Media House, represented by Luke Seile, Managing Partner Producer, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance for the Become Co/ Red Bull Media House Frozen City SLV #2 Event. The applicant is seeking a variance to be able to use a specialized snowmobile on Sunday, January 10, 2016, January 17, 2016 and/or January 24, 2016 to allow for set up, snowmobile driving, jumping and production. The noise source will be from the specialized snowmobile at the State Capitol Overlook and Robert Street North from 12th Street to University Avenue. The applicant has indicated that the sound coming from the snowmobile will be limited to 91 dBA as measured 50 feet from the sound source; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance, they will not be able to operate the specialized snowmobile necessary for the event; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Safety and Inspections has reviewed the application and has made recommendations regarding conditions for the var...

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