Gray, Danner recognized for service on Moffat County Commission

Commissioners-elect trade questions about policies, procedures, security


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During a special meeting Monday, the Moffat County Commission:

• Approved, 3-0, a supplemental to the 2012 budget.

• Approved, 3-0, snow removal requests from seniors.

At its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, the Moffat County Commission:

• Approved, 2-1, a contract with Frontline Training Center for a $17,400 loan.

• Approved, 3-0, waiving the bid process for boring and soil testing at the Moffat County Fairgrounds shop building.

• Approved, 3-0, a $5,100 contract with CGRS, Inc. to conduct boring and soil testing at the fairgrounds shop building.

• Heard a hospital update from George Rohrich, CEO at The Memorial Hospital in Craig.

• Approved, 3-0, hiring an assessment services technician for the Assessor’s office.

On Wednesday, during their final meeting as elected officials, two members of the Moffat County Commission were presented with awards in recognition of their years of service.

Lynette Running, Moffat County human resources director, and Mindy Curtis, Moffat County finance director, presented commissioners Audrey Danner and Tom Gray with plaques during the general discussion portion of Wednesday’s meeting.

Danner was inclined to respond by offering some advice to commissioners-elect Chuck Grobe and John Kinkaid, who also were in attendance.

“It’s a great job and you’re going to have a lot of fun, but an inherent part of that job is for the three commissioners, whichever three commissioners happen to be sitting here, to work together,” Danner said. “I would also tell you not to be afraid to lean on your department heads as you get started.”

The Board then opened the floor up to discussion, and asked Grobe and Kinkaid if they had any specific questions they wanted to address before their swearing in ceremony Tuesday at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way.

The sitting and incoming commissioners traded questions and comments about policies and procedures for topics such as talking to the media, unfinished projects, and security at the courthouse.

Kinkaid inquired about security and if the commissioners feel safe with just one Moffat County Sheriff’s Office deputy posted at the combined courts level.

“What was your other question? Can we carry guns in the courthouse?” Commissioner Tom Mathers quipped. “Only if you’re a commissioner and you have a permit.

“Why would you want to?” Mathers continued. “Are you going to make a decision so bad you’re going to have to need a gun?”

The swearing in ceremony takes place at 8 a.m. Tuesday in the main floor conference room of the courthouse. Moffat County Court Judge Sandra Gardner will officiate.

Joe Moylan can be reached at 875-1794 or


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