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File #: RES PH 19-163    Version: 1 Name: SLV - Lowertown Sounds - PH 6-5-2019
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 6/5/2019
Title: Approving the application of OSP Events, LLC for a sound level variance to present amplified music for the Lowertown Sounds concert series on twelve Thursdays between June 6 and August 29, 2019 in Mears Park.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Ward: Ward - 2
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. ENS - Correction Notice, 3. Map, 4. Notice to Owners, 5. Owners List, 6. Letter to Applicant, 7. Aubineau email, 8. Simonson email
Title
Approving the application of OSP Events, LLC for a sound level variance to present amplified music for the Lowertown Sounds concert series on twelve Thursdays between June 6 and August 29, 2019 in Mears Park.

Body
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, OSP Events, LLC, represented by Clint Roberts, Executive Director, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance, at a requested level of 90 dBA at no specified distance to present amplified music for concerts from 6:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., with a pre-event sound check from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., on twelve (12) Thursdays starting June 6 through August 29, 2019 (no event on July 4) in Mears Park; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance applicant will not be able to present the amplified music in 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 the OSP Events, LLC subject to the following conditions:

1) The Variance will be for amplified music for the hours from 6:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., with a pre-event sound check from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., on twelve (12) Thursdays starting June 6 through August 29, 2019 (no event on July 4).

2) All electronically powered equipment, PA systems, loudspeakers or similar devices used in conjunction with the music concert events must not exceed 90 dBA, as measured at 50 feet from the no...

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