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File #: RES PH 16-311    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 10/5/2016
Title: Approving the application of Twin Cities in Motion for a sound level variance in order to present outdoor announcements, speakers and/or use of musical instruments at Mississippi River Boulevard and Marshall Avenue on Sunday, October 9, 2016 during the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.
Sponsors: Russ Stark
Ward: Ward - 4
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. Map & Receipt, 3. ENS, 4. Map, 5. Notice to Property Owners, 6. List of Property Owners, 7. Letter to Applicant, 8. Emails re TC Marathon noise variance
Title
Approving the application of Twin Cities in Motion for a sound level variance in order to present outdoor announcements, speakers and/or use of musical instruments at Mississippi River Boulevard and Marshall Avenue on Sunday, October 9, 2016 during the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.

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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, Twin Cities in Motion, represented by Elizabeth Vincenty, Race Director, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance to present outdoor announcements, speakers and/or musical instruments at a requested sound level of 55 dBA to 65 dBA on Mississippi River Boulevard and Marshall Avenue; and

WHEREAS, applicant is seeking a variance for the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 1:05 p.m., with a pre-event sound check from 6: 50 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 9, 2016 for outdoor announcements, speakers and/or musical instruments on Mississippi River Boulevard and Marshall Avenue during the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon 2016 Event; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance applicant will not be able to present outdoor announcements, speakers and/or musical instruments on Mississippi River Boulevard and Marshall Avenue; 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 Twin Cities in Motion, subject to the following conditions:

1) The variance will be for the Twin Cities in Motion, Medt...

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