It was billed as a “Barbecue for Peace and Reconciliation,” an effort by ABC newsmagazine “20/20” to bring dialogue to an issue that has riled a section of Hubbard for more than six years.
Based on comments during the get-together attended by about 35 people at Chestnut Ridge Park Saturday, peace and reconciliation seem anything but likely at the moment.
The issue involves what property owner Garrick Krlich describes as incessant horn-honking in front of his Liberty Street home at all hours of the night. Krlich alleges that the disturbances stem from a dispute he had with John Clemente, the retired Eagle Joint District fire chief, beginning in 2007 over the purchase of another home, also located on Liberty Street. A court eventually upheld Clemente’s purchase of that home.
Since that time, Krlich has requested 22 protection orders and filed more than 40 lawsuits against various residents, charging harassment because of the horn-honking, which he attributes to Clemente and his supporters. Krlich’s wife, Lucinda, contacted “20/20,” and the newsmagazine has been working on a story about the dispute, which is tentatively scheduled for broadcast Friday.
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