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File #: RES PH 19-157    Version: 1 Name: SLV - TC Jazz Festival-Mears Park - PH 6-5-2019
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 6/5/2019
Title: Approving the application of Twin Cities Jazz Festival for a sound level variance to present amplified live music on June 19 to June 22, 2019 during the Twin Cities Jazz Festival at Mears Park.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Ward: Ward - 2
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. ENS, 3. Map, 4. Notice to Owners, 5. Owners List, 6. Letter to Applicant, 7. Aubineau email
Title
Approving the application of Twin Cities Jazz Festival for a sound level variance to present amplified live music on June 19 to June 22, 2019 during the Twin Cities Jazz Festival at Mears Park.

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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, Twin Cities Jazz Festival, represented by Steve Heckler, Executive Director, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance, at a requested sound level limit of 92 dBA at 100 feet to present amplified music at Mears Park; and

WHEREAS, applicant is seeking a variance for the hours of 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on June 19 to June 22, 2019, with a sound check at 10:00 a.m., during the Twin Cities Jazz Festival Mears Park location; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance applicant will not be able to present amplified live music at Mears 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 Twin Cities Jazz Festival, subject to the following conditions:

1) The Variance shall be for the hours of 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on June 19 to June 22, 2019, with a sound check at 10:00 a.m.

2) All electronically powered equipment used in conjunction with the event shall not exceed 92 dBA at 50 feet during the hours of 12:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.; and

3) The applicant shall provide personnel and equipment to ensure compliance with the sound level variance conditions.

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