Public testimony will be accepted at a 1:30 p.m. hearing on Friday, October 5, 2018, in the Elmore County Courthouse regarding the Cat Creek Energy project. This public meeting was made necessary when the county commissioners refused to approve Cat Creek Energy’s previous draft amendment during a September 7, 2018 hearing pertaining to a development agreement between the fledgling energy company and the county.
During that Sept. 7th hearing, Commissioner Corbus lectured the lawyers and spokesmen for Cat Creek Energy for trying to undermine the county’s efforts to obtain a water right from the South Fork of the Boise River. The major concern that the commissioners had with the proposal was the lack of detail Cat Creek provided for the money they could be charging the county for any water they might deliver to the citizens.
This new hearing and the proposed amendment is obviously an effort to smooth things over after the two parties walked away from the deal. In previous meetings, Corbus indicated that Cat Creek Energy categorically stated Elmore County wouldn’t have to worry about getting the water down to the Mountain Home area as Cat Creek Energy could get it there. However, Corbus said the actions and protests Cat Creek threw in front of the county was a sign that the energy company didn’t mean what it said.
According to Elmore County documents, “Any and all interested persons shall be heard at said hearing and the public is welcome and invited to submit testimony. Testimony will be limited to the Amendment of the Development Agreement and its terms and conditions.
Anyone who wishes to testify, but is unable to attend, may submit written testimony prior to the hearing by sending it to:
Elmore County Land Use and Building Department
520 East 2nd South Street,
Mountain Home, Idaho, 83647
Download the Public Hearing Notice by clicking here … Oct. 5, 2018 Public Hearing - Cat Creek Energy Development Agreement
or, the same information in a public link at http://catcreek-energy.com/download/586/
2 thoughts on “Commissioners Select Oct. 5 for a new Cat Creek Energy Public Hearing”
Based on what I know about the proposed pumping of water from the Andersen Reservoir, I’m opposed to it.
Where can I find more info about the environmental impact of this?
Who will monitor and regulate the amount of water Cat Creek Energy is allowed to remove from Andersen?
This Cat Creek Energy project is quite complex. I suggest downloading the following two pdf documents to get some background information.
Thanks for your interest.