GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- A long-time religious symbol, which recently sparked a controversy in Grand Haven, may have seen its final days.
Monday night, city council members voted to no longer display the cross on Dewey Hill, after pressure from opponents who threatened legal action.
The cross has been one of the rotating structures on Dewey Hill for about 50 years, but city leaders say it won't be seen anymore. From now on, the structure will only be an anchor on the hill.
The structure atop Dewey Hill changes with the seasons, from a cross to an anchor to the star of Bethlehem. Now, the star has seen its last winter and the cross its last summer.
"The cross is not listed as something that's allowed to be put up on Dewey Hill," says Pat McGinnis, Grand Haven City Manager.