WILMINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont private ski resort has paid its outstanding water and sewer bills, avoiding a service interruption.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports The Hermitage Club paid about $87,000 in past-due water and sewer bills to Cold Brook Fire District last week. An appeal had been scheduled Saturday after the club failed to meet a deadline Wednesday.

Company officials have attributed the club's financial problems to lackluster weather last winter and declining membership. The club began collecting a $10,000 membership fee to offset debts.

Hermitage finance director Chad Bullock says the club is "working through all our payables."


Information from: Brattleboro Reformer, http://www.reformer.com/