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File #: RES PH 20-2    Version: 1 Name: SLV - St. Paul Winter Carnival - PH 1-8-2020
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 1/8/2020
Title: Approving the application of the Saint Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation for a sound level variance for amplified music and entertainment in Landmark Plaza and Rice Park during the 2020 Saint Paul Winter Carnival from January 23 through February 2, 2020.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Ward: Ward - 2
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. ENS, 3. Map - Rice Park, 4. Map - Landmark Plaza, 5. Owners List - Rice Park, 6. Owners List - Landmark Plaza, 7. Notice to Owners, 8. Letter to Applicant
Title
Approving the application of the Saint Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation for a sound level variance for amplified music and entertainment in Landmark Plaza and Rice Park during the 2020 Saint Paul Winter Carnival from January 23 through February 2, 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, Saint Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation, represented by Deb Schaber, CEO, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance, with a requested sound level limit of 100 dBA at 100 feet to present amplified music and entertainment on a stage located in Landmark Plaza and Rice Park, from Thursday, January 23 through Sunday, February 2, 2020; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance, applicant will not be able to present the amplified music or entertainment in Landmark Plaza and Rice 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 the St. Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation, subject to the following conditions:

1. The Variance will be for the Saint Paul Winter Carnival located in Landmark Plaza and Rice Park for the following dates and times:

A. Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.;
B. Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.;
C. Sunday, January 26, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. t...

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