Timberline closes slopes early; troubles for resort persist

DAVIS, W.Va. — The troubled Timberline Four Seasons Resort in Tucker County has closed early for the season.

A message posted on the resort’s Facebook late Wednesday night thanked the resort’s customers.

“We thank you for your kindnesses. For your support, thank you. Better times lay ahead. Closed for 2019.”
-Staff

The state Public Service Commission has filed documents for a circuit judge to consider placing the Timberline Four Season Utilities in receivership after an administrative law judge found the utility had failed to meet federal and state tax liabilities for multiple years, failed to collect payment on water and sewer services provided to affiliates, was unable to provide timely bills to their customers along with having inaccurate readings of water meters on the bills, and was unable to satisfy many other state codes. The delinquent public utility taxes amount to more than $13,000, with arrearages reaching more than $200,000 by October.

Timberline Four Seasons Utilities has 428 water customers and 743 sewer customers. The PSC says the receiver should be Canaan Valley Public Service District.

There have also been problems for the owners of Timberline.

Co-owner Frank Herz, 56, of Davis, was charged last December on 12 misdemeanor counts. It’s alleged Herz did not pay Timberline’s hotel-motel taxes for a total of 12 months covering a period from February 2016 to July 2018. There were payments for some months but not others, investigators said.





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