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File #: RES PH 19-347    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 10/16/2019
Title: Approving the application of the Public Works Department for a sound level variance for sanitary tunnel cleaning projects at seven locations (428 Mississippi River Blvd. S.; 356 Mississippi River Blvd. S. located on Jefferson; 270 Mississippi River Blvd. S. located on the Blvd.; 186 Mississippi River Blvd. S. located on Princeton; 2260 Summit Ave. located on the bike path on Mississippi River Blvd S; 2260 Summit Ave. located on the Blvd.; 145 Otis Ave.) beginning November 4, 2019 through April 30, 2020.
Sponsors: Chris Tolbert, Mitra Jalali
Ward: Ward - 3, Ward - 4
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. ENS, 3. Site 1 Map, 4. Site 1 Owners List, 5. Site 1 Notice to Owners, 6. Site 2 Map, 7. Site 2 Owners List, 8. Site 2 Notice to Owners, 9. Site 3 Map, 10. Site 3 Owners List, 11. Site 3 Notice to Owners, 12. Site 4 Map, 13. Site 4 Owners List, 14. Site 4 Notice to Owners, 15. Site 5 Map, 16. Site 5 Owners List, 17. Site 5 Notice to Owners, 18. Site 6 Map, 19. Site 6 Owners List, 20. Site 6 Notice to Owners, 21. Site 7 Map, 22. Site 7 Owners List, 23. Site 7 Notice to Owners, 24. Letter to Applicant
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Approving the application of the Public Works Department for a sound level variance for sanitary tunnel cleaning projects at seven locations (428 Mississippi River Blvd. S.; 356 Mississippi River Blvd. S. located on Jefferson; 270 Mississippi River Blvd. S. located on the Blvd.; 186 Mississippi River Blvd. S. located on Princeton; 2260 Summit Ave. located on the bike path on Mississippi River Blvd S; 2260 Summit Ave. located on the Blvd.; 145 Otis Ave.) beginning November 4, 2019 through April 30, 2020.

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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, Public Works, represented by Aaron Hass, Civil Engineer, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for seven (7) sound level variances, at a requested sound level limit of 90 decibels (dBA) at no specified distance, for sanitary tunnel cleaning work, with use of heavy trucks, generators, pumps and other sewer cleaning equipment during the sanitary tunnel cleaning projects beginning November 4, 2019 through April 30, 2020. The project proposes to allow elevated sound levels during cleaning at the seven (7) tunnel sites. Applicant indicates the cleaning would occur from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., with use of equipment with back up alarms and hand- held power tools and other equipment.; and

WHEREAS, in order to meet required repair criteria, strict date, temperature and weather requirements as mandated by the state, project completion and to minimize disruption to traffic on the described project areas, area businesses, the public, adjoining residents and property owners, the applicant is seekin...

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