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File #: RES PH 17-349    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 12/20/2017
Title: Approving the application of Tom Keller, Saint Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation, for a sound level variance in order to construct an ice palace in Rice Park for the 2018 Saint Paul Winter Carnival, beginning Thursday, January 4 through 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 Tom Keller, Saint Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation, for a sound level variance in order to construct an ice palace in Rice Park for the 2018 Saint Paul Winter Carnival, beginning Thursday, January 4 through 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, Tom Keller, Saint Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance with a revised requested sound level limit of 80 dBA in order to construct an ice palace in Rice Park for the Saint Paul Winter Carnival ; and

WHEREAS, applicant is seeking a variance for a 24/7 operation beginning Thursday, January 4 through Saturday, January 27, 2018; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance, applicant will not be able to construct the ice palace for the Winter Carnival in Rice Park; 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 Tom Keller, St. Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation, subject to the following conditions:

1. The Variance shall be for Tom Keller, Saint Paul Winter Carnival, for a 24/7 hour construction operation beginning Thursday, January 4 through Saturday, January 27, 2018.

2. All equipment used in the construction of the ice palace shall not exceed 80 dBA, as measured fifty (50) feet from the sound source.

3. The applican...

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