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File #: RES PH 18-264    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/5/2018
Title: Approving the application of B Horst Productions for a sound level variance to present amplified music for the Beats in Boyd concert series on Fridays, September 7, September 14 and September 21, 2018 in Boyd Park. (Note: modified time schedule from original variance request granted by Council on August 15, 2018)
Sponsors: Dai Thao
Ward: Ward - 2
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. ENS, 3. Map, 4. Notice to Owners, 5. List of Owners, 6. Letter to Applicant, 7. Casarez email re Beats in Boyd SLV
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Approving the application of B Horst Productions for a sound level variance to present amplified music for the Beats in Boyd concert series on Fridays, September 7, September 14 and September 21, 2018 in Boyd Park. (Note: modified time schedule from original variance request granted by Council on August 15, 2018)

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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, B Horst Productions, represented by Brian Horst, President, has applied for a sound level variance, at a requested level of 90 dBA at no specified distance to present amplified music for concerts from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., with a pre-event sound check from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., on three (3) Fridays, September 7, September 14 and September 21, 2018 in Boyd Park, 335 Selby Avenue; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance applicant will not be able to present the amplified music in Boyd 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 the B Horst Productions subject to the following conditions:

1) The variance will be for amplified music for the hours from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., with a pre-event sound check from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., on three (3) Fridays, September 7, September 14 and September 21, 2018.

2) All electronically powered equipment, PA systems, loudspeakers or similar devices used in conjunction with the music concert events must not exceed 90 dBA, ...

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