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File #: RES PH 21-105    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 5/5/2021
Title: Approving the application of MSP Film Society for a sound level variance in order to present outdoor amplified sound on Thursday, May 13, Friday May 14 and Saturday May 15, 2021 at 1360 Lexington Pkwy. N.-Dock and Paddle at Como Lakeside Pavilion.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Ward: Ward - 5
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 MSP Film Society for a sound level variance in order to present outdoor amplified sound on Thursday, May 13, Friday May 14 and Saturday May 15, 2021 at 1360 Lexington Pkwy. N.-Dock and Paddle at Como Lakeside Pavilion.

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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, MSP Film Society, represented by Matthew Berg, Festival Manager, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance, for 80 dBA at no specified distance, to present outdoor amplified sound at 1360 Lexington Pkwy. N.; and

WHEREAS, applicant has requested a variance for the hours from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 13, Friday May 14 and Saturday May 15, 2021 with a pre-event sound check from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for the 40th MSP International Film Festival Event; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance applicant will not be able to present amplified music at 1360 Lexington Pkwy. 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 MSP Film Society, subject to the following conditions:

1)  The Variance shall be for the hours from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 13, 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15, 2021 with a pre-event sound check from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

2)  All electronically powered equipment used in conjunction with the event shall not exceed 80   dBA as me...

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