They ordered him to take down a wooden structure of 1X6's shoddily strewn together without a permit. From the video I saw of it, it is even set up with in inches of the street. He has until tomorrow to comply. If it was solely about him sullying the good name of our Lord and Savior on this Christmas morn, then you think they would have ordered him to do it in time for it to have been gone by today at least.
Aren't all "mangers" crappy structures? Are they ever permitted? Obviously the township had a sick up its collective ass and they found a way to force the guy to take it down.
It would have been easier to just ignore it if it offended someone. It would have been taken down in time.