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File #: RES PH 19-64    Version: 1 Name: SLV - MN Wild SPD Parties - PH 3-13-2019
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 3/13/2019
Title: Approving the application of MN Wild for a sound level variance for an outdoor music event on Friday, March 15, 2019 through Sunday March 17, 2019 at 150 Smith Avenue North.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Ward: Ward - 2
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. ENS, 3. Map, 4. Notice to Owners, 5. Owners List, 6. Letter to Applicant
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Approving the application of MN Wild for a sound level variance for an outdoor music event on Friday, March 15, 2019 through Sunday March 17, 2019 at 150 Smith Avenue North.

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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, MN Wild, represented by Jim Vanek, Events Manager, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a sound level variance, at a requested sound level limit of 95 decibels (dBA) at no specified distance, for a St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Pre-Event Parties outdoor music event; and

WHEREAS, the applicant is seeking the variance for the hours of 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 and 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2019 with a pre-event sound check one (1) hour prior to event start; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance it will not be able to present an outdoor music event at 150 Smith Ave. N.; 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 MN Wild, subject to the following conditions:

1) The Variance will be for the hours of 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 and 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2019 with a pre-event sound check one (1) hour prior to event start.

2) All electronically powered equipment, PA systems, loudspeakers or similar devices used in conjuncti...

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