Gearhart owes county $207,000

June 7, 2012

Kelly Gearhart

The county tax collector has added his name to the growing list of people, banks and other businesses owed money by former North County developer Kelly V. Gearhart, claiming the Ohio resident is more than $207,000 in arrears in property tax payments and assessments to San Luis Obispo County.

Gearhart, once one of the most prominent residents of Atascadero and a one-time “Person of the Year” for the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce, reportedly owes the tax funds on 11 properties on North Ferrocarril Road in that city. His wife, Tamara, is listed as co-debtor on one of those properties.

The Gearharts moved to Wadsworth, Ohio in the wake of Kelly’s collapsing development dynasty, and he reportedly now is the subject of numerous government and law enforcement investigations into his financial dealings while in this county.

In a public document published Wednesday, Tax Collector Frank L. Freitas noted the properties with outstanding tax obligations may be sold as early as July 1. If prior arrangements are not made with the Assessor’s Office, the entire amount due must be paid by that date in order to redeem property.

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Link in the Atascadero News regarding Gearhart behind in over $500,000 in taxes for several properties in the Central region A total of 24 properties in arrears.

Wheels of Justice turn slowly and I am convinced in SLO Atascadero Paso Robles they turn the slowest…………

Yes they do….Atascadero hasnt been the same..businesses are closing, people are leaving. Alot of money being used to make the town look beautiful, well only so much can be done with tumble weeds.

I recently heard that Atascadero Main Street Steve Martin was let go as well as his help, that theres an investigation on going. Hummm nothing is being said about this, guess Gearhart is a bigger fish.

yet now Martin is running for City Counsel in Paso Robles