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File #: RES PH 20-236    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 11/4/2020
Title: Approving the application of Anderson Race Management for a sound level variance in order to present announcements and music on Saturday, November 7, 2020 for the Chocoholic Frolic 5K/10K and Kids Run and Walk at Harriet Island.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Ward: Ward - 2
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. ENS, 3. Map, 4. Owners List, 5. Notice to Owners, 6. Letter to Applicant, 7. COVID Preparedness Plan
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Approving the application of Anderson Race Management for a sound level variance in order to present announcements and music on Saturday, November 7, 2020 for the Chocoholic Frolic 5K/10K and Kids Run and Walk at Harriet Island.

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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, Anderson Race Management, represented by Jennifer Williams, Director of Events, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance, at a requested sound level limit of 110 decibels (dBA) at no specified distance, to present announcements and music at Harriet Island for the Chocoholic Frolic 5K/10K and Kids Run and Walk; and

WHEREAS, applicant is seeking a variance for the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with a pre-event sound check at 7:45 a.m. on November 7, 2020 during the Chocoholic Frolic 5K/10K and Kids Run and Walk; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance applicant will not be able to present amplified music at Harriet Island; and

RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Saint Paul hereby grants a variance to Anderson Race Management for the Chocoholic Frolic 5K/10K and Kids Run and Walk, subject to the following conditions:

1)  The Variance shall be for the hours of 8:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m., with a pre-event sound check at 7:45 a.m. on November 7, 2020.

2)  All electronically powered equipment used in conjunction with the event shall not exceed 90 dBA as measured at 50 feet from the sound source.

3)  The applicant shall provide personnel and equipment who shall provide continuous sound level monitoring at each sound mix du...

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