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File #: RES PH 22-136    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 6/1/2022
Title: Approving the application of The Center for Irish Music for a sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on June 10 and 11, 2022 at 836 Prior Avenue North - Celtic Junction Arts Center.
Sponsors: Mitra Jalali
Ward: Ward - 4
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. ENS, 3. Map, 4. Owners list, 5. Notice to Owner, 6. Letter to Applicant, 7. Ord 22-136 - Lily Gaetgaeow

Title

Approving the application of The Center for Irish Music for a sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on June 10 and 11, 2022 at 836 Prior Avenue North - Celtic Junction Arts Center.

 

Body

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, The Center for Irish Music, represented by Norah Rendell, Executive Director, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance, for 90 dBA at no specified distance, to present amplified sound for the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend at 836 Prior Ave N. - Celtic Junction Arts Center.; and

 

WHEREAS, applicant has requested a variance for the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with a pre-event sound check from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on June 10 and 11, 2022 for a Minnesota Irish Music Weekend; and

 

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance applicant will not be able to present amplified sound at 836 Prior Ave N. - Celtic Junction Arts Center.; 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 The Center for Irish Music, subject to the following conditions:

 

 1)   The Variance shall be for the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 10:30 p.m. with a pre-event sound check from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11, 2022 for the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend.

 

2)  All electronically powered equipment used in conjunction with the event shall not exceed 90 dBA 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 9:30 p.m. on June 10 and 11, 2022, the event dates.

 

 

FURTHER RESOLVED, that any violations of the conditions set forth above on the June 10 and 11, 2022 dates may result in denial of future requests for the grant of a noise variance, in addition to any criminal citation which might issue.

 

 

 

Required Background Information

The Center for Irish Music, represented by Executive Director, Norah Rendell, has requested an exemption from the sound level limitations in Chapter 293.07 in order to present amplified sound, with limitations, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 10:30 p.m. with a pre-event sound check from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on June 10 and 11, 2022.  Chapter 293.09 provides for the granting of variances from the sound level limitations contained in Chapter 293.07. 

 

Was proper notice given?  YES - See Attachments

 

 

 

 

 

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