Gulf Shores to Implement Beach Safety Plans

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - City officials in Gulf Shores are moving forward with plans to add lifeguards and widen the coastal area they patrol.

The Press-Register reports that Mayor Robert Craft said in a statement the city has also backed off a plan to ban personal watercraft rental at Monday's meeting. Craft also said business licenses for companies that lease them now would be extended through January.

City officials earlier had announced plans to regulate the use of personal watercraft, expand lifeguard patrols and limit where tens and chairs can be set up.

They said the measures are meant to improve safety along the most congested coastal areas.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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