At 9 a.m. yesterday local authorities seized Granby Ski Resort’s property for failure to pay more than $100,000 in local taxes. Sky-Hi News reports, locksmiths were on the way to chain the doors of Granby’s Base One and maintenance buildings and signs were posted at the entrance’s that the property now belongs to the county. Employees of Granby Ranch were not allowed into the buildings during the seizure.
Dustin Lombard, Granby Ranch’s CFO arrived to the scene at around 10:30 a.m. and presented Grand County Treasurer Christina Whitmer with a check for $104,200.86, covering unpaid personal property taxes for Granby Realty Holdings LLC and Granby Amenities LLC. The property was then immediately released.
Treasurer Whitmer confirmed that Granby Ranch has paid the full balance of its unpaid business personal property tax liability but added the resort has not paid real estate taxes for the past two years and they remain outstanding.
Granby Ranch CEO Melissa Cipriani called the incident a “misunderstanding that has been taken care of. ” Cipriani had no comment as to why the resort waited until after county officials seized the property before fulfilling its tax obligation but said it “has been paid and the process has been reversed.”