In Tuesday's County Commission Meeting, Commissioners addressed the appeal from Mountain Peak Energy Storage (operating as Plus Power) seeking a continuation of their appeal regarding the Planning Commission's decision on September 26, which denied their request to establish a battery energy storage facility in the County. The appeal aimed to reschedule the County Commission's consideration from November 14 to a date in February 2024.
Given the procedural nature of this request and its implications for due process, Staff opted not to provide a specific recommendation. However, the County Counselor recommended granting the continuance, highlighting that the Planning Commission had convened on October 24, 2023, and outlined the grounds for denial. Granting a continuance would afford the appealing party ample time to review these findings and adequately prepare for the appeal.
During the meeting, a motion was proposed to extend the appeal until December 19, 2023, but it failed to receive a second. Subsequently, no further motion was made, resulting in the failure of the action item. Commissioner Vidricksen was not present.