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File #: RES PH 19-115    Version: 1 Name: SLV - St. Thomas Commencements - PH 5-1-2019
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 5/1/2019
Title: Approving the application of the University of St. Thomas for a sound level variance to present amplified music on Saturday, May 25, 2019 during the graduation events at O’Shaughnessy Stadium, 2115 Summit Avenue.
Sponsors: Mitra Jalali
Ward: Ward - 4
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. ENS, 3. Map, 4. Notice to Owners, 5. Owners List, 6. Letter to Applicant
Title
Approving the application of the University of St. Thomas for a sound level variance to present amplified music on Saturday, May 25, 2019 during the graduation events at O’Shaughnessy Stadium, 2115 Summit Avenue.

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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, The University of St. Thomas, represented by William Carter III, Special Projects Manager, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance to present outdoor music and announcements, with use of an auxiliary sound system rather than the stadium sound system, at no specified sound level limit, at O’Shaughnessy Stadium, 2115 Summit Avenue; and

WHEREAS, applicant is seeking a variance for pre-event sound checks on Friday, May 24, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and at 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for undergraduate commencement and from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for the graduate commencement; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance, applicant will not be able to present outdoor music at O’Shaughnessy Stadium,2115 Summit Avenue; 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 University of St. Thomas subject to the following conditions:

1) The Variance shall be for Friday, May 24, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for pre-event sound checks. The ceremonies wil...

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