Commissioners get judical approval on surety bonds


Surety bonds for the Moffat County Board of Commissioners were approved in court by Judge Michael O'Hara on Friday.

A Colorado statute requires that county commissioners obtain a surety bond, approved by a judicial court judge, that guarantees they will execute the duties of their office in good faith.

At the time they took office, each Moffat County commissioner secured a bond, but failed to obtain judicial approval. No Moffat County commissioner has obtained judicial approval for a bond in at least the last 20 years.

Kathleen Taylor, Moffat County attorney, filed papers with the 14th Judicial Circuit to rectify the situation. Judge O'Hara approved all three bonds on Friday. No case number appeared with the bond approval.

Rob Gebhart can be reached at 824-7031 or by e-mail at

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