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File #: RES PH 16-288    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/7/2016
Title: Approving the application of Tawfiq Islamic Center for a sound level variance for the Eid-al-Adha Muslim Festival, on September 10 or 11, 2016 at the Oxford Community Center Football Field, 270 Lexington Parkway North.
Sponsors: Dai Thao
Ward: Ward - 1
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 Tawfiq Islamic Center for a sound level variance for the Eid-al-Adha Muslim Festival, on September 10 or 11, 2016 at the Oxford Community Center Football Field, 270 Lexington Parkway North.

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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, Tawfiq Islamic Center, represented by Shamsudin Omar, Public Relations Director, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance, with a requested sound level limit of 80 dBA for the Eid-al-Adha Muslim Festival on September 10 or 11, 2016, from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., with a pre-event sound check at 6:30 a.m., at the Oxford Community Center Football Field; 270 Lexington Pkwy North and

WHEREAS, applicants have requested a variance for the hours of 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., with a pre-event sound check at 6:30 a.m. on September 10 or 11, 2016; and

WHEREAS, if applicants are not granted a variance they will not be able to have the Eid-al-Ahda Muslim Festival at the Oxford Community Center Football Field, 270 Lexington Pkwy North; 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 Tawfiq Islamic Center, subject to the following conditions:

1)  The variance shall be for the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., with a pre-event sound check at 7:00 a.m. on September 10 or 11, 2016.

2)  All electronically powered equipment used in conjunction with the event shall...

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