South Haven Gets High Marks For Beach Safety Plan

The South Haven City Council this week received an update from the Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority regarding the city’s current beach safety plan. There have been calls from the community for lifeguards at the city’s north and south beaches. The city has a total of seven beaches; however the north and south beaches are the most popular. The city heard various options to make the beaches safer for swimmers and the council has agreed to form a committee to take the information from the MMRMA and make recommendations to the city council. Ideas that were mentioned were more signage, installing gates at the piers. The Army Corps of Engineers owns the piers, so anything done with the piers would have to be approved by the Corps.