I don't know if it is at the problem stage yet but it sure is a nuisance when trying to run a business. Just the other week when I was headed down Main Street, on my way to work, I noticed a homeless gentlemen washing his clothes in the town fountain, then he proceeded to lay his clothes out on the court house steps to let them dry.
Later that day the same man stumbled into the coffee shop to get a cup of ice for his drink. He then proceeded to sit out front with another local homeless man and smoke cigarettes that they picked up out of the trash can.
I asked them to move along because they were scaring away customers and after a brief argument they finally left. The problem is this has turned into an everyday event and God help us when it gets cold.
I am not a heartless person and in some ways I truly feel bad for these people, but it is not good for my business, let alone any other business along Main Street. Hopefully the powers to be will look to correct this before it becomes a major problem.