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File #: RES PH 19-196    Version: 1 Name: SLV - Gray Duck Media - PH 7-10-2019
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 7/10/2019
Title: Approving the application of Gray Duck Media, Growler Magazine for a sound level variance to present outdoor music and announcements for the Unlabeled Event Series on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Upper Landing 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
Title
Approving the application of Gray Duck Media, Growler Magazine for a sound level variance to present outdoor music and announcements for the Unlabeled Event Series on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Upper Landing 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, Gray Duck Media, represented by Lila Gilbert, Event Manager, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance, with a requested sound level limit of 85 decibels (dBA) at no specified distance, to present outdoor music and announcements at Upper Landing Park, during the Unlabeled Event Series; and

WHEREAS, applicant is seeking a variance for the hours of 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., with a pre-event sound check between 2-4:30 p.m., on Thursday, July 18, 2019; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance applicant will not be able to present outdoor music and announcements at Upper Landing 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 Gray Duck Media, Growler Magazine, subject to the following conditions:

1) The Variance shall be for the hours of 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., with a pre-event sound check between 2-4:30 p.m., on Thursday, July 18, 2019.

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

3) The applicant s...

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