MARYSVILLE – Mayor Jon Nehring read a proclamation at Monday night’s City Council meeting making September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month here.
Josh Estes, whose young daughter Reese had cancer, spoke, saying she’s been cancer-free for a year.
He, along with his wife Kelly, thanked the city for being a leader in helping raise awareness of childhood cancer.
But he said a lot of work remains to be done, adding only 4 percent of money that goes to cancer research is to study childhood cancer.
Also at the meeting, during the public comment period, the city was asked to stop using Roundup on weeds. Leah Houser said she has seen city workers without any protection spraying Roundup, which can cause cancer. She said it’s not good for the environment either, such as for animals or waterways. Lawsuits have been filed over its use, which the city can’t afford, she said. She added that many cities have ended its use and now use non-toxic alternatives.
There also was a question about where trucks can park in the city without being ticketed. Nehring said Public Works would work on both of those issues.
Finally, parks director Jim Ballew said the Farmer’s Market, which had planned to run until the end of this month, has instead already had its last event this year.
Also, he said the recent Junk in the Truck is probably the last one the city will have in September due to low turnout.