The Board of Ada County Commissioners will hold a special meeting Friday to get an update on the countys contract with Dynamis Energy to build a garbage gasification plant at the Ada County landfill.
Under the current contracts timeline, construction should have started in March and is to be completed by January.
Dynamis has not yet applied for a building permit to build the $70 million waste-to-energy plant in the county-owned landfill.
Dynamis will build, own and operate the plant, which will gasify up to 408 tons of trash, including up to 61 tons of tires, daily to generate 20 megawatts of electricity.
Under the contract, the county will not issue Dynamis a building permit until it repays the $2 million the county gave the company in 2010 to design the plant.
The public can attend Fridays meeting, but the commission will not take any comments or questions from the public. The meeting is being held so commissioners can ask questions of county staff and Dynamis officials in open session and on the record.
The meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the main floor hearing room at the Ada County Courthouse, 200 W. Front St.
On June 18, Andrew Schoppe, the attorney for a newly formed group called Idaho Citizens for a Safe Environment and a Transparent Government sent a letter to Dynamis, the commissioners, the governor and area reporters with 20 questions it has about the project and the commissioners support for it.
Dynamis officials were scheduled to make a presentation, and answer such questions as those asked by the new group, to the Hidden Springs Town Association on June 21 at Hidden Springs, but no Dynamis officials showed up for the meeting.
Schoppe said in his letter the group is contemplating legal action against the project if Dynamis is unable to support its extraordinary claims.