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File #: RES PH 19-265    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/21/2019
Title: Approving the application of the Asian Economic Development Association for a sound level variance for amplified music and performances in the parking lots at 2314 University Avenue and 2274 University Avenue on September 7 and September 8, 2019 for the Night Market @ Chroma Zone.
Sponsors: Mitra Jalali
Ward: Ward - 4
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. ENS, 3. Map, 4. Notice to Owners, 5. Owners List, 6. Letter to Applicant

Title

Approving the application of the Asian Economic Development Association for a sound level variance for amplified music and performances in the parking lots at 2314 University Avenue and 2274 University Avenue on September 7 and September 8, 2019 for the Night Market @ Chroma Zone.

 

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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, the Asian Economic Development Association (AEDA), represented by Evie Mouacheupao, Event and Project Manager, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a sound level variance, at a requested sound level limit of 90 decibels (dBA) at no specified distance, in order to present various activities such as amplified music, performances, and announcements in the parking lots at 2314 University Ave. and 2274 University Ave. for the Night Market @ Chroma Zone; and

 

WHEREAS, applicant is seeking a variance, at a requested sound level limit of 90 (dBA) at no specified distance, for the hours of 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019 with a pre-event sound check at 4:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 8, 2019, with a pre-event sound check at 2:00 p.m.; and

 

WHEREAS, if the applicant is not granted a variance, applicant will not be able to present various activities such as amplified music, performances and announcements located in the parking lots at 2314 University Ave, facing East. and 2274 University Ave., facing West for the Night Market @ Chroma Zone; 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 the Asian Economic Development Association, subject to the following conditions:

 

1)  The Variance will be for the Night Market@ Chroma Zone on two outdoor stages located in the parking lots at 2314 University Ave., facing East and 2274 University Ave., facing West, from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019 with a pre-event sound check at 4:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 8, 2019, with a pre-event sound check at 2:00 p.m.

 

2)  All electronically powered equipment, PA systems, loudspeakers or similar devices used in conjunction with the event must not exceed 90 dBA as measured 50 feet from any stage or sound source from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on September 7 and 3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. September 8, 2019.

 

3)  The applicant will provide personnel and equipment to ensure compliance with the sound level variance conditions.

 

4)  All electronically powered equipment, PA systems, loudspeakers or similar devices must be turned off no later than 10:00 p.m. on September 7 and September 8, 2019.

 

5)  The Asian Economic Development Association must maintain a copy of the approved sound level variance at the event location and have it available for review by the City of Saint Paul Police or inspection personnel.

 

FURTHER RESOLVED, that any violation of the conditions set forth above may result in revocation of this variance for any subsequent dates and/or the denial of any future variance requests, in addition to any criminal citation which might issue.

 

Required Background Information

The Asian Economic Development Association (AEDA), represented by Evie Mouacheupao, Event Manager, has requested an exemption from the sound level limitations in Chapter 293 to be able to present various activities such as amplified music, performances, and announcements in the parking lots at 2314 University Ave., facing East and 2274 University Ave., facing West from 3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019 with a pre-event sound check at 4:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 8, 2019, with a pre-event sound check at 2:00 p.m. for the Night Market @ Chroma Zone. Chapter 293.09 provides for the granting of variances from the sound level limitations contained in Chapter 293.07.

 

Was proper notice given?  YES - See Attachments

 

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