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File #: RES PH 16-263    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/17/2016
Title: Approving the application of Team Ortho Foundation, Women Rock MN Race, for a sound level variance in order to present outdoor music and announcements on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Upper Landing Park.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Ward: Ward - 2
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. ENS, 3. Map, 4. List of Property Owners, 5. Notice to Property Owners, 6. Letter to Applicant

Title

Approving the application of Team Ortho Foundation, Women Rock MN Race, for a sound level variance in order to present outdoor music and announcements on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Upper Landing Park.

 

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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, Team Ortho Foundation, Women Rock MN Race Event, represented by Marlene Earll, Women Rock MN Event Director, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance, at no specified sound level limit, to present a DJ with amplified sound at Upper Landing Park for a Post- Race Party during a Women Rock MN Event; and

    

WHEREAS, applicant is seeking a variance for Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., with a pre-event sound check at 7:45 a.m. at Upper Landing Park, and

    

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance, applicant will not be able to present a DJ with amplified sound at Upper Landing Park for a Post-Race Party; 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 Marlene Earll and Team Ortho Foundation, for Upper Landing Park subject to the following conditions:

 

1)  The variance will be for the Team Ortho Foundation Women Rock MN Event in order to present a DJ with amplified sound at Upper Landing Park for a Post-Race Party on August 27, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., with a pre-event sound check at 7:45 a.m.

 

2)  All electronically powered equipment, PA systems, loudspeakers or similar devices used in conjunction with the event will not exceed 85 dBA as measured 50 feet from any stage or sound source used for music and/or announcements between the hours of 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., with a pre-event sound check at 7:45 a.m.

 

3)  The applicant shall provide personnel and equipment to ensure compliance with the variance conditions.

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4)  Speakers must be directed away from residential use properties. Speakers are to be placed towards the river and away from residential areas.

 

5)  All electronically powered equipment, PA systems, loudspeakers or similar devices shall be turned off no later than 1:00 p.m.

 

FURTHER RESOLVED, that any violations of the conditions set forth above on the August 27, 2016 event date may result in denial of future requests for the grant of a noise variance, in addition to any criminal citation which might issue.

 

Required Background Information

Team Ortho Foundation, Women ROCK Event, represented by Marlene Earll, has requested an exemption from the sound level limitations in Chapter 293.07 in order to present outdoor music with a DJ, with limitations, at Upper Landing Park for a Post-Race Party from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with a pre-event sound check at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2016, during a Women Rock MN Race Event.  Chapter 293.09 provides for the granting of variances from the sound level limitations contained in Chapter 293.07.

 

Was proper notice given?  YES - See Attachments

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