UPDATE: According to Farmington city officials, the Farmington Tennis Club had two years' worth of unpaid taxes on the books when members arrived Monday morning to find the doors locked and signs the business may be closed for good.
City treasurer Chris Webber said real property taxes haven't been paid for 2011 and 2012. The business' personal property taxes were paid through 2012, he said, and the property is not in tax foreclosure.
Barbara Hauswirth said she played in a club league on Monday nights, and one of the league members who also plays on Monday mornings reported finding the doors locked and a note on the door saying the business was closed and bankrupt. She said members received no notice, and the club collected full-year dues in February.
"Many people are pretty outraged," she said.
The phone at the club wasn't answered Monday morning, and a lockbox had been installed near the front door by Monday afternoon. Lettering on a monument sign that faces Farmington Road was removed as well.
In May of 2012, City of Farmington planning commissioners voted down the club's plan to establish two outdoor ropes courses. Neighbors at Pinewood Condominiums complained the course would create excessive noise and change the character of the neighborhood, potentially lowering property values.
In September of 2012, the club opened an indoor Sky Ropes course.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned to Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch for additional information as it becomes available.