Cumberland Times-News

March 28, 2014

Maplehurst pays taxes; avoids shutdown

Greg Larry
Cumberland Times-News

CUMBERLAND — FROSTBURG — A payment of back taxes owed by the Maplehurst Country Club was made Friday, saving the Frostburg landmark and its 18-hole golf course from being sold at tax sale.

“We paid the taxes today,” said Ron Kealy, president of the Maplehurst Country Club board of directors, on Friday.

Established in 1954, Maplehurst had been in jeopardy of going to tax sale this spring. The club had fallen delinquent in its real estate taxes to Frostburg and Allegany County back to 2010.

Kealy and other officials had been involved in negotiations to come up with an agreement to satisfy the tax debt.

“We did receive the county portion today,” said David Eberly, Allegany County administrator, on Friday afternoon.

Eberly said the Maplehurst officials paid the two oldest tax periods that were in arrears.

“They have paid what they were supposed to pursuant to the terms of the arrangement,” said Michael Cohen, Frostburg’s city attorney, who handled collecting the city of Frostburg’s portion of the tax debt.