6. Park dispute in Clarke’s Beach
A bitter dispute involving the owner of an RV park in Clarke’s Beach and citizens who live in close proximity to the business raged for many weeks throughout the summer and fall.
The dispute was ignited after Ernie Mugford, owner of Mountainview RV Park, was given approval by the town council to expand the number of campsites. Area residents began protesting the expansion, suggesting activities at the park were impacting their quality of life.
There were road blockades, heated debates and other altercations. Police officers were called to the area on several occasions.
Ernie Mugford is the owner of Mountainview RV Park in Clarke’s Beach.