Two Years After Dynamis Deal, First Public Hearing Set for Nov. 8


The Ada County Planning and Zoning Commission has agreed to hold a public hearing on the controversial Dynamis project on Thursday, Nov. 8, two days after voters will have the opportunity to choose two new Ada County commissioners.

The hearing will be the first opportunity for the public to weigh in on the record regarding Dynamis, which inked a deal with the county in 2010 to build a trash-to-energy plant at the Ada County landfill.

Dynamis is the subject of a formal investigation into whether there is enough evidence to support charges against the company and county commissioners who gave a green light to the project.

A former FBI agent has been appointed by the Ada County Sheriff's Office and Ada County Prosecutor Greg Bower to look into allegations that county commissioners broke open-meeting laws when entering into a $2 million deal with Dynamis in June 2010. The inquiry began in September.

Additionally, Hidden Hollow Energy has filed a $30 million tort claim against the county, stating that the Dynamis deal is a breach of its existing contract with the county.