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File #: RES PH 19-147    Version: 1 Name: SLV - Tawfiq Islamic Center - PH 5-22-2019
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 5/22/2019
Title: Approving the application of Tawfiq Islamic Center for a sound level variance to provide amplified sound at 270 Lexington Parkway North on Tuesday June 4 and Wednesday, June 5, 2019 for Eidul-Fitr.
Sponsors: Dai Thao
Ward: Ward - 1
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 Tawfiq Islamic Center for a sound level variance to provide amplified sound at 270 Lexington Parkway North on Tuesday June 4 and Wednesday, June 5, 2019 for Eidul-Fitr.

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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, Tawfiq Islamic Center, represented by Arif Bakar, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance, at a requested sound level limit of 80 decibels (dBA) at no specified distance, for the hours of 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. with a pre-event sound check from 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., to provide amplified music and announcements at 270 Lexington Pkwy. N., and 

WHEREAS, applicant is seeking a variance for the hours of 6:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4 and Wednesday, June 5, 2019 during the Eidul-Fitr; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance they will not be able to provide amplified music and announcements at the Eidel-Fitr, at 270 Lexington Pkwy. 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 sound level variance to Tawfiq Islamic Center, subject to the following conditions:

1)  The Variance will be for the hours of 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. with a pre-event sound check at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4 and Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

2)  All electronically powered equipment, PA systems, loudspeakers or similar devices used in conjunction with the event must not e...

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