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File #: RES PH 21-201    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/18/2021
Title: Approving the application of Film Score Fest for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified sound on September 4, 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 Film Score Fest for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified sound on September 4, 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, Film Score Fest, represented by Charlie McCarron, Executive 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 Fifth Street East - Mears Park; and

WHEREAS, applicant has requested a variance for the hours from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 4, 2021 with a pre-event sound check from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the Film Score Fest 2021; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance applicant will not be able to present amplified sound at 221 Fifth 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 Film Score Fest, subject to the following conditions:

1) The Variance shall be for the hours from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 4, 2021 with a pre-event sound check from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.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.

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

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