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File #: RES PH 19-182    Version: 1 Name: SLV - Hmong Freedom Festival - PH 6-26-2019
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 6/26/2019
Title: Approving the application of the United Hmong Family and Lao Family Foundation for a sound level variance to provide amplified sound on Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7, 2019 for the Hmong International Freedom Festival at Como Park, Como Pool Area.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Ward: Ward - 5
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. ENS, 3. Map, 4. Notice to Owners, 5. Owners List, 6. Letter to Applicant
Title
Approving the application of the United Hmong Family and Lao Family Foundation for a sound level variance to provide amplified sound on Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7, 2019 for the Hmong International Freedom Festival at Como Park, Como Pool Area.

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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, United Hmong Family and Lao Family Foundation, represented by Peter Pha, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance, at a requested sound level limit of 120 dBA at no specified distance, for the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday July 6 and Sunday July 7, 2019 with a pre-event sound check on Friday, July 5, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., to provide amplified music and announcements at the Como Park, Como Pool Area, Beer Garden Tent and VIP Tent at 1155 Jessamine Avenue W.; and

WHEREAS, applicant is seeking a variance for the hours of 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7, 2019 during the Hmong Int’l Freedom Festival; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance they will not be able to provide amplified music and announcements at the Hmong Int’l Freedom Celebration, by the Como Pool Area at 1155 Jessamine Avenue W.; 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 the United Hmong Family and Lao Family Foundation, subject to the following conditions:

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