At last Wednesday's Legal Committee meeting, Common Council President Don Moore explained that the effort to make dumpster code changes had been abandoned because "the problem is too narrowly based," involving only "a couple of dumpsters in a couple of places."
This is one of those dumpsters, located in Cherry Alley at Second Street, behind the building once known as the "Shrimp Box" now owned by Housing Resources of Columbia County. The picture above shows the dumpster as it was on Saturday, September 4--overflowing with trash. The picture below shows the dumpster as it appeared this morning.
The dumpster has been emptied, but the bags of trash piled around it were left behind.
Surely the City of Hudson should be able to do something about this, whether it requires a change in the code or simply stricter enforcement of the current code. One course of action might be to force the trash hauler to pick up all the trash not just the trash that's actually in the dumpster. Another course of action might be to require the hauler to provide and the property owner to pay the fees for a larger dumpster when the dumpster they have is chronically filled to overflowing.