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File #: RES PH 19-177    Version: 1 Name: SLV - Water Lantern Fest - PH 619-2019
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 6/19/2019
Title: Approving the application of Water Lantern Festival for a sound level variance to present announcements and amplified music on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Phalen Park Beach House for the Water Lantern Festival Twin Cities.
Sponsors: Kassim Busuri
Ward: Ward - 6
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. ENS, 3. Map, 4. Notice to Owners, 5. Owners List, 6. Letter to Applicant
Title
Approving the application of Water Lantern Festival for a sound level variance to present announcements and amplified music on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Phalen Park Beach House for the Water Lantern Festival Twin Cities.

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, Water Lantern Festival, represented by Jared Pierson, Event Coordinator, has applied for a variance at a requested sound level limit of 90 decibels (dBA) at 50 feet to present announcements and amplified music at Phalen Park Beach House; and

WHEREAS, applicant is seeking a variance for the hours of 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., with a pre-event sound check from 12:00 p.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Phalen Park Beach House, for the Water Lantern Festival; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance applicant will not be able to present announcements and amplified music at Phalen Park Beach House; 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 Water Lantern Festival subject to the following conditions:

1) The Variance shall be for the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., with a pre-event sound check from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019.

2) All electronically powered equipment used in conjunction with the event shall not exceed 90 dBA as measured 50 feet from sound source.
3) The applicant shall provide personnel and equipment to ensure compliance w...

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