A former Heber City contractor has agreed to a suspension of his license until he shows regulators he is financially able to offer construction services to the public, an order said.

James O. Ellinwood, now living in Grand View, Texas, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in October 1989. When the bankruptcy was closed, the court discharged $85,858 in debts against $33,290 in assets, according to a petition filed against Ellinwood by the state Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.State law requires contractors to demonstrate "financial responsibility" to hold a license. In its petition, the division accused Ellinwood of unprofessional conduct by filing for bankruptcy and posing a threat to the public.

To settle the charge, Ellinwood agreed to place his license under suspension until he demonstrates financial responsibility to the Division.