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File #: RES PH 16-278    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/7/2016
Title: Approving the application of ALS Association Minnesota North Dakota South Dakota Chapter, for a sound level variance in order to present outdoor music and announcements for the Twin Cities Walk to Defeat ALS, on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Lake Phalen Park.
Sponsors: Dan Bostrom
Ward: Ward - 6
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. ENS, 3. Map, 4. Notice to Property Owner, 5. Letter to Applicant
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Approving the application of ALS Association Minnesota North Dakota South Dakota Chapter, for a sound level variance in order to present outdoor music and announcements for the Twin Cities Walk to Defeat ALS, on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Lake Phalen 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, the ALS Association Minnesota North Dakota South Dakota Chapter, represented by Jessica Jesswein, Corporate Relations Manager, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance to present outdoor music and announcements at Lake Phalen Park during the Twin Cities Walk to Defeat ALS; and

WHEREAS, applicant is seeking a variance for the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with a pre-event sound check at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2016; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance it will not be able to present outdoor music and announcements at Lake Phalen Park; 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 the ALS Association Minnesota North Dakota South Dakota Chapter, subject to the following conditions:

1)  The variance shall be for the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2016.

2)  All electronically powered equipment used in conjunction with the event shall not exceed 85 dBA, as measured at 50 feet from the noise source.

3)  The applicant shall provide personnel an...

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