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File #: RES PH 21-242    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/15/2021
Title: Approving the application of University of St. Thomas, Erin Whipkey, Campus Life for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified sound on October 9, 2021 at 2115 Summit Avenue, University of Saint Thomas, Lower Quad.
Sponsors: Mitra Jalali
Ward: Ward - 4
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 University of St. Thomas, Erin Whipkey, Campus Life for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified sound on October 9, 2021 at 2115 Summit Avenue, University of Saint Thomas, Lower Quad.

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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, University of St. Thomas, Erin Whipkey, Campus Life, represented by Erin Whipkey, Assistant Director of Campus Life, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance, at no requested sound level limit or specified distance from the sound source, to present amplified sound at 2115 Summit Avenue, University of Saint Thomas, Lower Quad; and

WHEREAS, applicant has requested a variance for the hours from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on October 9, 2021 with a pre-event sound check at 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for the Homecoming and Family Weekend Concert; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance applicant will not be able to present amplified sound at 2115 Summit Avenue, University of Saint Thomas, Lower Quad; 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 University of St. Thomas, Erin Whipkey, Campus Life, subject to the following conditions:

1)  The Variance shall be for the hours from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2021 with a pre-event sound check at 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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