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File #: RES PH 17-286    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 10/4/2017
Title: Approving the application of Park Construction Company for a sound level variance for the Ramsey County Mill and Overlay Construction Project on Ford Parkway from Mississippi River Boulevard to Howell Street, and on Cleveland Avenue from St. Paul Avenue to Ford Parkway, work to be done overnight, beginning Monday, October 16 through Monday, October 30, 2017.
Sponsors: Chris Tolbert
Ward: Ward - 3
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. ENS, 3. Map, 4. Notice to Owners, 5. List of Owners, 6. Letter to Applicant, 7. Nishidhe email, 8. Schallberg email
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Approving the application of Park Construction Company for a sound level variance for the Ramsey County Mill and Overlay Construction Project on Ford Parkway from Mississippi River Boulevard to Howell Street, and on Cleveland Avenue from St. Paul Avenue to Ford Parkway, work to be done overnight, beginning Monday, October 16 through Monday, October 30, 2017.

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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, Park Construction Company, represented by Chris Grimes, Project Manager, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance, at no specified sound level limit, for construction work related to the overnight mill and overlay construction work on Ford Parkway, Mississippi River Boulevard to Howell Street and Cleveland Avenue from St Paul Avenue to Ford Parkway for the weather dependent, approximate two-week overnight project, and to allow elevated sound levels from 9:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. for activities such as asphalt removal, milling and asphalt rollers and paving, skid steer use, back up equipment beeper use, quad axel dump trucks, and street sweepers, and hand power tools, without conducting jackhammering at night; and

WHEREAS, in order to meet required Ramsey County project completion and to minimize disruption to traffic on the described project areas, area businesses, the public, adjoining residents and property owners, the applicant is seeking a 9:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. daily overnight variance, at no specified sound level limit, and weather dependent, from Monday, October 16, 2017 until Monday, October 30, 2017; and
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