GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- Dogs could soon be banned from the beach in Grand Haven.
Right now dogs are allowed to be in the non-swimming area of the city beach as long as they're on a leash. However, city council will vote Monday on a proposal to ban dogs from the entire beach, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
City leaders say visitors have been confused about the current rules and allowed their dogs to go into areas where they're not allowed.
"One: We have a waste issue, people are not picking up their waste, I don't want to make a blanket statement, I have not experienced it myself, but those are the reports we're receiving," says Sam Janson, Grand Haven Assistant City Manager. "The second is encounters in the area where dogs are not permitted, so dogs are off leash interacting with people using the swim area."