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File #: RES PH 16-191    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 6/15/2016
Title: Approving the application of Hmong Family Foundation, Inc. for a sound level variance in order to provide amplified sound on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3, 2016 during the 36th Annual Hmong Freedom Celebration 2016 at the Como Park, McMurray Field Area.
Sponsors: Russ Stark
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. ENS, 3. Map, 4. Notice to District Council, 5. Notice to Property Owners, 6. List of Prop Owners, 7. Letter to Applicant, 8. Thom-King letter, 9. Graves email, 10. Skwiers-Koballa email
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Approving the application of Hmong Family Foundation, Inc. for a sound level variance in order to provide amplified sound on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3, 2016 during the 36th Annual Hmong Freedom Celebration 2016 at the Como Park, McMurray Field Area.

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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, Hmong Family Foundation Inc., represented by Xue Lee, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance for the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. to provide amplified music and announcements at the Como Park, McMurray Field Area, 1155 Jessamine Avenue W. Hmong Family Foundation, Inc. Xue Lee submitted the variance application with no specified sound level request for the stage area nor for the merchandise area and sporting event field area; and

WHEREAS, applicant is seeking a variance for the hours of 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3, 2016 during the 36th Annual Hmong Freedom Celebration 2016; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance they will not be able to provide amplified music and announcements at the 36th Annual Hmong Freedom Celebration, by the Como McMurray Field Area at 1155 Jessamine Avenue W.; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Safety and Inspections has reviewed the application, contacted the individual indicated by Xue Lee as the 2016 Festival Coordinator, Chia Koua Vang, again, to provide updated sound level variance application information, and although no additional information was received, has made recommendations regarding conditions for the variance, simil...

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