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File #: RES PH 22-160    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 6/15/2022
Title: Approving the application of St. Anthony Park Community Foundation for a sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on July 4, 2022 at 2300 Como Ave - Sunrise Bank parking lot.
Sponsors: Mitra Jalali
Ward: Ward - 4
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. ENS, 3. Map, 4. Owners list, 5. Notice to Owner, 6. Letter to Applicant

Title

Approving the application of St. Anthony Park Community Foundation for a sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on July 4, 2022 at 2300 Como Ave - Sunrise Bank parking lot. 

 

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, St. Anthony Park Community Foundation, represented by Colleen Healy, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance, at no requested sound level limit or specific distance to present amplified sound for the 4th in The Park at 2300 Como Ave - Sunrise Bank Parking lot; and

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WHEREAS, applicant has requested a variance for the hours of 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a pre-sound check at 3:00 p.m. on July 4, 2022 for the 4th in The Park event; and

 

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance applicant will not be able to present amplified sound at 2300 Como Ave - Sunrise Bank Parking lot; 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 St. Anthony Park Community Foundation, subject to the following conditions:

 

1)  The Variance shall be for the hours from of 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with pre-sound check at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, July 4, 2022 for the 4th in The Park event.

 

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 7:00 p.m. on July 4, 2022, the event date.

 

 

FURTHER RESOLVED, that any violations of the conditions set forth above on the July 4, 2022 date 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

St. Anthony Park Community Foundation, represented by Colleen Healy, has requested an exemption from the sound level limitations in Chapter 293.07 in order to present amplified sound, with limitations, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with pre-sound check at 3:00 p.m. on July 4, 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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