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File #: RES PH 21-96    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 4/28/2021
Title: Approving the application of Ballet Co. Laboratory for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified sound on May 22, 2021 at 2 Wabasha St.-Raspberry 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
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Approving the application of Ballet Co. Laboratory for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified sound on May 22, 2021 at 2 Wabasha St.-Raspberry 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, Ballet Co. Laboratory, represented by Rachel Koep, Managing Director, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance, for 60 dBA at no specified distance, to present amplified sound at 2 Wabasha St.-Raspberry Island; and

WHEREAS, applicant has requested a variance for the hours from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2021 with a pre-event sound check at 11:15 a.m. for their Peter and the Wolf Senior Showcase Event; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance applicant will not be able to present amplified sound at 2 Wabasha St.-Raspberry Island; 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 Ballet Co. Laboratory, subject to the following conditions:

1)  The Variance shall be for the hours from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on May 22, 2021 with a pre-event sound check at 11:15 a.m.

2)  All electronically powered equipment used in conjunction with the event shall not exceed 80   dBA as measured at 50 feet from all sound sources.

3)  The applicant shall provide personnel and equipment who shall provide continuous sound leve...

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