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File #: RES PH 21-202    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/18/2021
Title: Approving the application of Compassionate Action for Animals for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified sound on September 19, 2021 at 200 Dr Justus Ohage Boulevard - Harriet Island Regional 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 Compassionate Action for Animals for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified sound on September 19, 2021 at 200 Dr Justus Ohage Boulevard - Harriet Island Regional 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, Compassionate Action for Animals, represented by Laura Matanah, 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 85 dBA at no specified distance, to present amplified sound at 200 Dr Justus Ohage Boulevard - Harriet Island Regional Park; and

WHEREAS, applicant has requested a variance for the hours from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on September 19, 2021 with a pre-event sound check at 4:00 p.m. on September 18 and 10:00 a.m. on September 19, 2021 for the Twin Cities Veg Fest; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance applicant will not be able to present amplified sound at 200 Dr Justus Ohage Boulevard - Harriet Island Regional 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 Compassionate Action for Animals, subject to the following conditions:

1) The Variance shall be for the hours from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 19, 2021 with a pre-event sound check at 10:00 a.m. on September 19, 2021.

2) All electronically powered equipment used in conjunction with the event shall...

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