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File #: RES PH 21-173    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 7/28/2021
Title: Approving the application of India Association of Minnesota (IAM) for a sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on August 14, 2021 at 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard - MN State Capitol, Upper Mall.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Ward: Ward - 2
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. ENS, 3. Map, 4. Owner List, 5. Notice to Owners, 6. Letter to Applicant
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Approving the application of India Association of Minnesota (IAM) for a sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on August 14, 2021 at 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard - MN State Capitol, Upper Mall.

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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, IAM, represented by Prinesh Patel, Board member, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance, for a requested sound level limit of 92 dBA measured at 50 feet from the sound source, to present amplified sound at 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. - MN State Capitol; and

WHEREAS, applicant has requested a variance for the hours from 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 pm on August 14, 2021with a pre-event sound check at 9:00 am on August 14, 2021 for India Fest; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance applicant will not be able to present amplified sound at 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard - MN State Capitol; 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 IAM, subject to the following conditions:

1) The Variance shall be for the hours from 11:00 am to 9:30 pm on Saturday, August 14, 2021 with a pre-event sound check at 9:00 am on August 14, 2021.

2) All electronically powered equipment used in conjunction with the event shall not exceed 92 dBA as measured at 50 feet from all sound sources.

3) The applicant shall provide personnel...

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