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File #: RES PH 17-332    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 12/6/2017
Title: Approving the application of Lametti & Sons Inc. for a sound level variance from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., weeknights, from December 1, 2017 through March 30, 2018 for the Phalen Creek Storm Tunnel Rehab Project - Phase 2.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Ward: Ward - 2
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. ENS, 3. Map, 4. Notice to Owners, 5. List of Owners, 6. Letter to Applicant
Title
Approving the application of Lametti & Sons Inc. for a sound level variance from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., weeknights, from December 1, 2017 through March 30, 2018 for the Phalen Creek Storm Tunnel Rehab Project - Phase 2.

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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, Lametti & Sons, Inc. represented by Steve Meyenburg, Project Manager, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance, at no specified sound level limit or distance, for sewer construction work related a storm sewer tunnel rehabilitation project. The project proposes to allow elevated sound levels during night hours, with use of small construction equipment and potential to run a skid steer or loader for construction activities; with the proposal indicating that Lametti & Sons is not intending to run equipment at night, only to be utilized if necessary; and

WHEREAS, in order to meet required City of Saint Paul project completion and to minimize disruption to traffic, area businesses, the public, adjoining residents and property owners, the applicant is seeking a variance weekdays, Monday through Friday, 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., from Friday, December 1, 2017 through Friday, March 30, 2018; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance, Lametti & Sons, Inc. will not be able to complete the storm sewer tunnel rehab project below ground at the intersection of 4th street East and Commercial Street; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Safety and Inspections (DSI) has reviewed the application and has made recommendations regarding conditions for the variance; now...

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