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File #: RES PH 11-995    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/3/2011
Title: Approving the application of Steve Heckler for a sound level variance in order to provide amplified music and the use of a P.A. sound system from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on September 9, 2011; from 12:00 noon until 10:00 p.m. on September 10, 2011; and from 1:00 pm. until 5:00 p.m. on September 11, 2011 during the Concrete & Grass Lowertown Festival at Mears Park.
Sponsors: Dave Thune
Attachments: 1. SLV Concrete & Grass Application.pdf, 2. SLV Concrete & Grass ENS.pdf, 3. Property Owner Concrete & Grass List.pdf, 4. Concrete & Grass Property Owner Map.pdf, 5. Applicant Concrete & Grass Notification Letter.pdf, 6. District 17 Concrete & Grass Notification Letter.pdf, 7. Property Owner Concrete & Grass Notification Example.pdf
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Approving the application of Steve Heckler for a sound level variance in order to provide amplified music and the use of a P.A. sound system from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on September 9, 2011; from 12:00 noon until 10:00 p.m. on September 10, 2011; and from 1:00 pm. until 5:00 p.m. on September 11, 2011 during the Concrete & Grass Lowertown Festival at Mears 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, Concrete & Grass Lowertown Festival, represented by Steve Heckler, Director, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance to provide use of P. A. amplified sound at Mears Park; and

WHEREAS, applicant is seeking a variance for the hours of 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on September 9, 2011, from 12:00 noon until 10:00 p.m. on September 10, 2011, and from 1:00 pm. until 5:00 p.m. on September 11, 2011 during the Concrete & Grass Lowertown Festival at Mears Park; and

WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance it will not be able to provide the use of P. A. sound system and amplified music at Mears 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 Steve Heckler, subject to the following conditions:

1) The variance shall be for the hours of 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on September 9, 2011, from 12:00 noon until 10:00 p.m. on September 10, 2011, and from 1:00 pm. until 5:00 p.m. on September 11, 2011 ...

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