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File #: RES PH 16-238    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/3/2016
Title: Approving the application of Erin Cooper, Irish Fair of Minnesota, for a sound level variance in order to provide amplified music and the use of a sound system on Thursday, August 11; Friday, August 12; Saturday, August 13; and Sunday, August 14, 2016 during the Irish Fair of MN at Harriet Island.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Ward: Ward - 2
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. ENS, 3. Map, 4. Notice to Property Owners, 5. List of Property Owners, 6. Letter to Applicant
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Approving the application of Erin Cooper, Irish Fair of Minnesota, for a sound level variance in order to provide amplified music and the use of a sound system on Thursday, August 11; Friday, August 12; Saturday, August 13; and Sunday, August 14, 2016 during the Irish Fair of MN at Harriet Island.

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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, Irish Fair of MN, represented by Erin Cooper, Director, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance to provide amplified sound at Harriet Island; and

WHEREAS, applicant is seeking a variance, at a requested sound level limit of 100 dBA at 75 feet, for the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 11, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2016, and from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 14, 2016 during the Irish Fair of MN at Harriet Island; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance she will not be able to provide the use of a sound system and amplified music at Harriet Island; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Safety and Inspections has reviewed the application and has made recommendations regarding conditions for the variance; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Saint Paul hereby grants a variance to Erin Cooper, Irish Fair of MN at Harriet Island on August 11,12, 13, & 14, 2016 for the following event locations and subject to the following conditions:

1) Target Main Stage:
a. The variance shall be for the hours of 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., ...

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