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File #: RES PH 21-175    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 7/28/2021
Title: Approving the application of One Simple Plan for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified sound on August 1,8,15,22,29, 2021 and September 5, 2021 at 221 Fifth Street East, Mears Park.
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 One Simple Plan for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified sound on August 1,8,15,22,29, 2021 and September 5, 2021 at 221 Fifth Street East, Mears Park.

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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, One Simple Plan, StPL Jazz-Blues Concert Series, represented by Steve Heckler, Director, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance, for a requested sound level limit of 90 dBA at no specified distance, to present amplified sound at 221 5th Street East - Mears Park; and

WHEREAS, applicant has requested a variance for the hours from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 1,8,15,22,29, 2021 and September 5, 2021 with a pre-event sound check at 11:00 a.m. for the StPL Jazz-Blues Sundays Concert Series; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance applicant will not be able to present amplified sound at 221 5th Street East - Mears 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 One Simple Plan, subject to the following conditions:

1) The Variance shall be for the hours from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 1, 8,15,22,29, 2021 and September 5, 2021 with a pre-event sound check at 11:00 a.m.

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

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