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File #: RES PH 17-346    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 12/20/2017
Title: Approving the application of the Saint Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation for a sound level variance for the Saint Paul Winter Carnival - Securian Winter Run at 400 Robert Street North on Saturday, January 27, 2018.
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 the Saint Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation for a sound level variance for the Saint Paul Winter Carnival - Securian Winter Run at 400 Robert Street North on Saturday, January 27, 2018. 

 

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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 Saint Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation, represented by Deb Schaber, CEO, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance, with a requested sound level limit of 85 dBA at 50 feet for music and announcements at 400 Robert Street North during a Saint Paul Winter Carnival Securian Run; and

 

WHEREAS, applicant is seeking a variance for the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with a pre-event sound check from 7:00 a.m. until 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018; and

 

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance applicant will not be able to provide amplified music and announcements at 400 Robert Street 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 the St. Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation, subject to the following conditions:

 

1.                     The variance shall be for the Saint Paul Winter Carnival - Securian Run located at 400 Robert Street North for the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with a pre-event sound check from 7:00 a.m. until 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018.

 

2.                     All electronically powered equipment used in conjunction with the event, will not exceed 85 dBA, as measured 50 feet from any stage, PA system, loudspeaker or any similar device.

 

3.                     The applicant shall provide personnel and equipment to conduct continuous sound level monitoring during the event.

 

4.                     All electronically powered equipment, PA systems, loudspeakers or similar devices shall be turned off no later than 12:00 p.m. on the event date.

 

FURTHER RESOLVED, that any violations of the conditions set forth above on any of the dates may result in revocation of the grant of a variance for the subsequent date(s), in addition to any criminal citation which might issue.

 

Required Background Information

Saint Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation, represented by Deb Schaber, CEO, has requested an exemption from the sound level limitations in Chapter 293.07 in order to provide amplified music and announcements at 400 Robert Street North, as part of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival - Securian Run, on Saturday, January 27, 2018.  Chapter 293.09 provides for the granting of variances from the sound level limitations contained in Chapter 293.07.

 

Was proper notice given?  YES - See Attachments

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