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File #: RES PH 21-190    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/4/2021
Title: Approving the application of Ginger Porcella for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified sound on August 28, 2021 at 1008 Grotto Street North.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Ward: Ward - 5
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. ENS, 3. Map, 4. Owners list, 5. Notice to Owners, 6. Letter to Applicant, 7. RES PH 21-190 - District 10 Como Community Council
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Approving the application of Ginger Porcella for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified sound on August 28, 2021 at 1008 Grotto Street North.

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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, Ginger Porcella, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance, for a requested sound level limit of 95 dBA at no specified distance, to present amplified sound at 1008 Grotto Street N; and

WHEREAS, applicant has requested a variance for the hours from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on August 28, 2021 for a Private Party; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance applicant will not be able to present amplified sound at 1008 Grotto Street 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 Ginger Porcella, subject to the following conditions:

1) The Variance shall be for the hours from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 28, 2021.

2) All electronically powered equipment used in conjunction with the event shall not exceed 85 dBA as measured at 50 feet from all sound sources.

3) The applicant shall provide personnel and equipment who shall provide continuous sound level monitoring at each sound mix during the hours of the variance.

4) All electronically powered equipment, PA systems, loudspeakers or similar devices shall be turned off no later than 9:00 p.m. August 28, 2021, the event date.
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