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File #: RES PH 22-306    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 10/12/2022
Title: Approving the application of the Minnesota United FC/Allianz Field for four sound level variances in order to present amplified sound for the 2022 MLS Cup Playoffs on October 15-17, October 20 or 23, October 30 and November 5, 2022 at 400 Snelling Ave. N. - Amplified sound within the Street and the Beer Garden Area outside of Allianz Field.
Sponsors: Russel Balenger
Ward: Ward - 1
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. ENS#1, 3. Map, 4. Owners List, 5. Notice to Owners, 6. Letter to Applicant
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Approving the application of the Minnesota United FC/Allianz Field for four sound level variances in order to present amplified sound for the 2022 MLS Cup Playoffs on October 15-17, October 20 or 23, October 30 and November 5, 2022 at 400 Snelling Ave. N. - Amplified sound within the Street and the Beer Garden Area outside of Allianz Field.

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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, Minnesota United FC/Allianz Field, represented by Zacharia Litzelswope, Director, Events and Guest Experience, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for four variances, for a sound level limit of 95 dBA at no specified distance, to present amplified sound for the 2022 MLS Cup Playoffs events at 400 Snelling Ave. N. - Amplified sound within the Street and the Beer Garden Area outside of Allianz Field.; and

WHEREAS, applicant has requested a variance for the hours 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a pre-event sound check at 9:00 a.m. on October 15-17, October 20 or 23, October 30 and November 5, 2022 for the 2022 MLS Cup Playoffs events; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance applicant will not be able to present amplified sound 400 Snelling Ave. N. - Amplified sound within the Street and the Beer Garden Area outside of Allianz Field; 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 Minnesota United FC/Allianz Field, subject t...

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