Lake Holiday sues for back fees

Posted: December 1, 2012

The Winchester Star

CROSS JUNCTION — Lake Holiday Country Club Inc. has sued a Great Falls developer, saying the company owes more than $100,000 in membership fees and other expenses.

The lawsuit, filed in Frederick County Circuit Court, alleges that Ogunquit Development LLC owes $124,738.91 from 30 undeveloped lots at Lake Holiday Country Club.

The suit states that as of June 20, money owed on the parcels ranged from $3,108.61 to $7,528.12, and that the amount owed is due to the developer’s nonpayment of association dues and additional charges for each instance of nonpayment.

Christopher Collins, Lake Holiday’s counsel in the lawsuit, said Friday that the accounts on the parcels have been delinquent for about five years.

He said he did not know if Lake Holiday has had similar problems with delinquent accounts, but noted that this is the first time he has been hired to represent the club.

Collins is unsure about the timeline for a judgment in the case, since Ogunquit must be served and respond to the initial complaint, but he hopes for a quick resolution.

The lawsuit asks the court for a $124,738.91 judgment against Ogunquit, as well as the club’s attorney’s fees and “any other compensation the court deems fit and proper.”

Lake Holiday is northwest of Winchester near North Frederick Pike (U.S. 522). The country club is a separate entity from the Lake Holiday Sanitary District.

Ogunquit is based in Great Falls. Company officials could not be reached for comment Friday.

— Contact Matt Armstrong