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File #: RES PH 18-263    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/5/2018
Title: Approving the application of Insituform for a sound level variance to allow for a cure-in-place sewer liner project on Orange Avenue West between Virginia Street and Farrington Street for a single overnight process between October 1 and December 31, 2018.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Ward: Ward - 5
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. ENS, 3. Map, 4. Notice to Owners, 5. List of Owners, 6. Letter to Applicant
Title
Approving the application of Insituform for a sound level variance to allow for a cure-in-place sewer liner project on Orange Avenue West between Virginia Street and Farrington Street for a single overnight process between October 1 and December 31, 2018.

Body
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, Insituform, represented by Patrick Hillan, has applied for a sound level variance for sewer construction work, with use of heavy trucks with internal generators and hydraulic pumps during a sewer lining project for a single 24 hour process between October 1 and December 31, 2018. The project proposes to allow elevated sound levels during one 24 hour per day period on Orange Avenue West between Virginia Street and Farrington Street, with a sewer liner curing process requiring 24 hours of continuous work. Applicant indicates the site set up to occur from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with use of equipment with back up alarms and hand held power tools. From 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. of the following day, the only equipment to be used will be critically silenced pumps and truck mounted boiler, not to exceed 70 decibels (dBA) at 50 feet; 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 during the period of October 1 and December 31, 2018. The applicant is requesting one twenty-four hour per day operation at the site for continuous cured in place sewer lining work; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted the varianc...

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