BRIDGMAN — The Bridgman City Council on Monday approved new rules for charitable solicitation in the roadway and set in motion a new ordinance to ban dogs on Weko Beach, though access to the nearby dog beach at Warren Dunes State Park will be maintained.

The new solicitation ordinance limits solicitation by charitable and civic groups to only Lake and Church streets. This intersection was recently equipped with flashing four-way stop signs. The new rule also limits solicitors to 16- and 17-year-olds with written parental permission and adult supervision, and requires $500,000 liability insurance by the sponsoring organization.