The Salvation Army dumpster remains at the corner of Third and Allen streets, defacing a gateway to the city. One unhappy neighbor has affixed signs to the two street-facing sides of the dumpster that read "Welcome to Hudson."
The Salvation Army claims that the Health Department ordered them to move it to that location, but calls to the Health Department from Third Ward Alderman Ellen Thurston and another of the dumpster's unhappy neighbors didn't confirm that. The Health Department denied telling the Salvation Army to move the dumpster, indicating that Hudson City Code (157.5.A) requires dumpsters to be positioned in alleys.
Code Enforcement Officer Peter Wurster was reportedly away this week, but on Monday it will fall to him to enforce the code and get the Salvation Army to move their dumpster or face a $250 a day fine.