Cat Creek Energy, LLC, and Elmore County’s Development Agreement … the last nine issue you probably didn’t know about.
Over the past week, we have highlighted most of the issues our county commissioners have agreed to when it comes to building a sprawling power generating facility in the mountains and prairies of Elmore County. These last 9 issues run the gamut from permanent buildings to private microwave communications towers to concrete and rock crushing plants.
Download and read the whole 37-page development agreement here … CCE_Development Agreement (9-Feb-2018)-10673026_1.
All these approved plans just mean more disturbances to the local environment and our coveted wildlife, fish and big game animals. And these were likely approved just so Commissioners Wootan, Corbus and Hofer can point to a project they will call “their legacy.”
Don’t let this Cat Creek Energy project become a dark smear on the long and honorable history of Elmore County. It’s not worth it for anyone other than a few elected individuals and the Faulkner family.
The Last 9 Issues
18) A cellular and/or microwave communication tower up to two hundred (200) feet in height may be placed on any of the Property on the CUP sites subject to any federal requirements and state permitting.
19) Transmission level electrical towers are engineered to accommodate the topography and electrical conductor size on any CUP site.
20) Temporary housing can be built on the PSH CUP Site to accommodate the construction cycle as provided in 6-8-206 with an approved Administrative Decision and an approved building permit.
21) One permanent Caretaker/Security dwelling unit can be constructed within the PSH or Substation CUP boundaries as provided in 6-8-89 with an approved building permit.
22) One duplex dwelling unit can be constructed within the PSH or Substation CUP boundaries as provided in 6-8-93 with a Conditional Use Permit and an approved building permit.
23) Temporary housing to accommodate construction personnel is allowed during the construction activity period under 6-8-206 and must be removed within thirty (30) days after commercial operations of the final power generator facility commences.
24) Rock crushing is allowed during the construction period as provided in 6-8-164 and an approved Administrative Decision for a temporary use.
25) Concrete batch plants are allowed during the construction period as provided in 6-8-164and an approved Administrative Decision for a temporary use.
26) For fire safety, on site equipment shall include a tender, a pumper, and all necessary equipment for fire suppression.
Be There To Oppose the Project
At 2:30 p.m. on August 24, 2018, the Elmore County Commissioners will hear from the corporate lawyers for Cat Creek Energy, LLC to amend certain aspects of the Development Agreement they signed a little over six months ago. If you are opposed to this project, please attend this public hearing or contact the commissions and let them know you don’t want this project to be built in our backyard.
Here is a link to more information about that meeting: http://catcreek-energy.com/news/august-24th-x2-hearings-cat-creek-energy-amendment-hearing-and-then-deliberation-meeting/
Contact Information for the County Commissioner
Chairman Wes Wooten