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File #: RES PH 19-346    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 10/16/2019
Title: Approving the application of Minnesota United FC & Allianz Field for a sound level variance for amplified music during the MN United FC - MLS Playoff Game on October 20, 2019 at 400 Snelling Avenue North.
Sponsors: Dai Thao, Mitra Jalali
Ward: Ward - 1, Ward - 4
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. ENS, 3. Map, 4. Owners List, 5. Notice to Owners, 6. Letter to Applicant
Title
Approving the application of Minnesota United FC & Allianz Field for a sound level variance for amplified music during the MN United FC - MLS Playoff Game on October 20, 2019 at 400 Snelling Avenue North.

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, MN United FC & Allianz Field, represented by Zacharia Litzelswope, Director of Events and Guest Experiences, has applied for a variance, at a requested sound level limit of 95 decibels (dBA) at no specified distance, to present amplified music in the street and/or with a DJ Booth within the Beer Garden area at 400 Snelling Avenue N; and

WHEREAS, applicant is seeking a variance for the hours of 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., with a pre-event sound check at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 400 Snelling Avenue N for the MN United FC - MLS Playoff Game; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance applicant will not be able to present amplified music in the street and /or DJ Booth amplified music within the Beer Garden area at 400 Snelling Avenue N; 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 MN United FC & Allianz Field, subject to the following conditions:

1) The Variance shall be for the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., with a pre-event sound check at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 20, 2019.

2) All electronically powered equipment used in conjunction with the event shall not exceed 95 dBA at 5...

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