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File #: RES PH 19-197    Version: 1 Name: SLV - Lowertown Blues Fest - PH 7-10-19
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 7/10/2019
Title: Approving the application of Steve Heckler, Lowertown Blues Festival, for a sound level variance to present amplified music on Wednesday, July 24 through Saturday July 27, 2019 during the Lowertown Blues Festival at Mears 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
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Approving the application of Steve Heckler, Lowertown Blues Festival, for a sound level variance to present amplified music on Wednesday, July 24 through Saturday July 27, 2019 during the Lowertown Blues Festival at Mears Park.

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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, Lowertown Blues Festival, represented by Steve Heckler, Director, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance, with a sound level request of 92 dBA at 100 feet, to present amplified music at Mears Park; and

WHEREAS, applicant is seeking a variance beginning Wednesday, July 24 through Saturday July 27, 2019 from noon to 10:00 p.m., with a pre-event sound check at 10:00 a.m. for the Lowertown Blues Festival; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance applicant will not be able to present amplified live music at 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 Lowertown Blues Festival, Steve Heckler, subject to the following conditions:

1) The Variance will be for the Lowertown Blues Festival beginning Wednesday, July 24 through Saturday July 27, 2019 from noon to 10:00 p.m., with a pre-event sound check at 10:00 a.m. daily.

2) All electronically powered equipment, PA systems, loudspeakers or similar devices used in conjunction with the event shall not exceed 80 dBA as measured at 50 feet from the sound source from ...

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