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File #: RES PH 11-997    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/10/2011
Title: Approving the application of Visit Saint Paul for a sound level variance for the use of a P.A. system and amplified music on August 19, 2011 from 10:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m., and on August 20, 2011 from 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. during the Visa Fan Fest at Rice Park. (Laid over from August 3)
Sponsors: Kathy Lantry
Attachments: 1. Application Visa Fan Fest SLV.pdf, 2. Property Owners Visa Fan Fest ENS.pdf, 3. Applicant Visa Fan Fest Confirmation Letter.pdf, 4. District Council 17 Visa Fan Fest Notification Letter.pdf, 5. Property Owner Visa Fan Fest Map.pdf, 6. Property Owner Visa Fan Fest List.pdf, 7. Property Owners Visa Fan Fest Example.pdf
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Approving the application of Visit Saint Paul for a sound level variance for the use of a P.A. system and amplified music on August 19, 2011 from 10:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m., and on August 20, 2011 from 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. during the Visa Fan Fest at Rice Park. (Laid over from August 3)

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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, Visit Saint Paul, represented by Adam Johnson, Vice President of Marketing, who has been designated as the responsible person on the application, has applied for a variance to present the use of a PA system and amplified music at Rice Park; and
WHEREAS, applicant is seeking a variance for the hours of 10:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. on August 19, 2011 and from 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. and also 9:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. on August 20, 2011 during the Visa Fan Fest; and
WHEREAS, if applicant is not granted a variance it will not be able to present amplified music and the use of a PA sound system at Rice 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 Visit Saint Paul, subject to the following conditions:
1) The variance shall be for the hours of 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 a.m. on August 18; 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 a.m., and also 10:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. on August 19, 2011; and the hours of 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m until 6:30 p.m, and also 9:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m on August 20, 2011.
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