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File #: RES PH 19-178    Version: 1 Name: SLV - Hmong Town Festival - PH 6-19-2019
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 6/19/2019
Title: Approving the application of Hmong Town Connections Inc. for a sound level variance to present live amplified music for Hmong Town Festival on Saturday, June 29 and Sunday June 30, 2019 at 217 Como Avenue.
Sponsors: Dai Thao
Ward: Ward - 1
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. ENS, 3. Map, 4. Notice to Owners, 5. Owners List, 6. Letter to Applicant
Title
Approving the application of Hmong Town Connections Inc. for a sound level variance to present live amplified music for Hmong Town Festival on Saturday, June 29 and Sunday June 30, 2019 at 217 Como 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, HmongTown Connections Inc., represented by Toua Xiong, Owner/Event Host, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance, with no specified sound level limit or distance request, to present amplified music at 217 Como Ave.; and

WHEREAS, applicant has requested a variance for the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. (midnight), with a pre-event sound check at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 29 and Sunday June 30, 2019 for HmongTown Connection Inc’s Hmong Town Festival; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance applicant will not be able to present amplified music at 217 Como Ave.; 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 HmongTown Connections, Inc., subject to the following conditions:

1) The Variance shall be for the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019 and from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 30,2019 with a pre-event sound check at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 29 and Sunday June 30, 2019.

2) All electronically powered equipment used in conjunction with the event shall not exceed 85 dBA as measured at 50 feet from all sou...

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