Enforcement of beach bylaws at Sauble Beach could get a little tougher next summer.
South Bruce Peninsula Mayor Janice Jackson says council has approved the hiring of James Special Services of Owen Sound, a security firm to look after such things as BBQ's and dogs on the beach, four-sided tents which people use as their own personal washroom and "possibly fireworks in the evening."
Jackson says the firm has agreed to a 60/40 split of ticket revenues.
She says it gives James Special Services, "an incentive to uphold our bylaws and it also helps our taxpayers because we don't have to pay for enforcement officers on the beach."
Jackson says she came across the service while attending the races at Sauble Speedway this past summer and investigated as to whether or not they would be interested in doing similar work at Sauble Beach.
The mayor doesn't believe the new enforcement will be a negative issue with tourists, since the only ones affected will be those not following the rules and they aren't wanted at the beach anyway.
Jackson says the firm will give out a phone number closer to summer so residents can report infractions of beach bylaws.
The municipality will still hire summer students to enforce parking bylaws.