Steve and Shirley McGlennon said all they ever wanted to do was operate a top-notch RV park.

But, since purchasing Mariposa Creek Estates on Elm Tree Road last June, Shirley McGlennon said working with the city of Kawartha Lakes (Ontario) has been a frustrating experience, This Week reported.

Now, they maintain they are dealing with historical fallout that has strained their finances and physical and emotional well-being.

And, the bottom line for the city is simple — since the campground was built in 2008, the zoning has never allowed people to live there year-round as permanent residents.

The McGlennons say the friction has also taken a toll on their relationship with the people who own park model RVs in the park.

“We’re the bad guys to them,” Steve McGlennon said.

The couple says there are two primary issues.

First, the city is reassessing the taxes on 53 park-model RVs, taxes the McGlennons say were paid up when they bought the property.

Second, they have elected to evict the residents after a complaint to the landlord/tenant board resulted in a ruling that the park is residential — even though the city has always zoned it as tourist commercial.

There are about 29 people living year-round in Mariposa Creek Estates, which the McGlennons say is clearly against the zoning rules.

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