Working Committee to Form with Goal of Implementing New Neighborhood Plan

To follow up on the newly approved Pinckney Neighborhood Plan, we will be forming a working group to begin addressing the strategies outlined in the Plan. The group will meet biweekly or as necessary and will consist of a logistical group leader and members from the neighborhood.
 
If you’re interested in joining this group, we encourage you to attend the next PNA meeting or email the Board at pinckney.neighborhood@gmail.com for more information.
 
If you’re looking to get involved in tactical work that actively improves the neighborhood, this is your chance!

August 3, 2018 · pgmiller · No Comments
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What kind of neighborhood do we want Pinckney to be?

Neighborhood Plan to be voted on at July meeting


Join us for our July Meeting

Saturday, July 21st at 10:00 am
Lawrence Memorial Hospital / Meeting Room D-South


Join us for the July meeting where we will be VOTING on the new Pinckney Neighborhood Plan.

“The Pinckney Neighborhood Plan strives to enhance livability, to promote smart land use and development, to increase neighborhood connectivity, and to increase access to amenities and facilities.”

A link to the plan (PDF) is here.

The plan is also available online here.

Additionally, Lawrence Memorial Hospital will give a presentation regarding their Sterile Processing Project, we will recap the June picnic and the Fourth celebration, and discuss other important details affecting the neighborhood.

July 13, 2018 · pgmiller · No Comments
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Lawrence 4th of July Fireworks Celebration

Wednesday, July 4th, 5 pm – 10 pm, at Burcham Park (2nd & Indiana)

(Entry points at the entrance off of Indiana and the trail along the river)


ABOUT
This event is put together by a group of citizens and is made possible by those vendors, sponsors & volunteers who support the event.

LOCAL VENDORS
Drasko’s, G’s Jamaican Cuisine, BLEND, Mad Greek, Mr. Bacon Bbq, Coney Island Hot Dogs, La Parilla, Kona Ice, JB’s Taco’s, Torched Goodness

FIREWORKS
The Lawrence Jaycee’s will be engineering the fireworks show will be displayed after the sun goes down! (after 9:30pm)

ENTERTAINMENT
Bands and Dj from the stage, Buskers, Face Painters, Balloon Art, Hoop Mamas and an inflatable kid zone!

Getting to the event…

  • Consider biking to Burcham or walking to try to alleviate some of the traffic congestion.
  • Off-site parking – A Shuttle Bus will pick-up at the Library parking garage and drop off at Burcham Park and run a continuous route from 4:30-11
  • Avoid Indiana Street – If driving, consider turning on another street beside Indiana.
  • Parking – The flat grassy area near the hill in Sandra Shaw will be used for ($10) paid parking
  • Free ADA Parking – The gravel parking lot behind the water treatment plant will be used for ADA parking.

Other things to consider…

  • Can you bring chairs to the event? Yes, you may bring a folding chair, camping chair or blanket to sit on for the event.
  • Are Pets allowed? No. We love our pets, but due to the nature of the event and the stimulus involved with a Fireworks show, we can’t allow Pets. (We will allow tagged support animals)

Cleanup after the event

  • Event staff will perform park/parking clean-up on the night of the 4th.
  • Event staff will also have a second crew coming in on July 5th at 10 am to do a 3hr walk around the neighborhood.  Any neighborhood help is welcome and appreciated!
  • Police will be patrolling the neighborhood and have a presence at the park.  We’re hoping for no fender benders.

Click here for more information: lawrencegofourth.com

Click here for more information about the Pinckney Traffic Plan

Click here or image below to view event map

June 29, 2018 · Phil Jones · No Comments
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Annual Pinckney Neighborhood Picnic

Free neighborhood-wide gathering!   Fun activities for all ages! Donations for the Food Drive are encouraged!

Please join your friends and neighbors on Saturday, June 9 in Clinton Park for the annual Pinckney Neighborhood Potluck Picnic!

WONDERFUL FOOD

We Provide: Hot dogs, Veggie Dogs, Soda, Water, Plates, Cups, Napkins, etc.

You Bring: It’s a Potluck! Bring a Side Dish, Dessert or Munchies

FUN THINGS FOR KIDS & ADULTS

Bounce House – Face Painting – Arts & Crafts

GREET YOUR NEIGHBORS – BUILD COMMUNITY TIES

The annual potluck picnic is a wonderful time to meet Pinckney residents from all corners of the neighborhood. Be sure to remind and invite your friends and neighbors. Bring a lawn chair and take time to relax and visit.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We need a little help to make the picnic a success. Can you help with face painting, kids craft table, bounce house supervision? We have the supplies – we just need you!

Please email: Pinckney.Neighborhood@gmail.com

Or call/text Pat Miller at 785-550-6059 or Kim Heck 785-331-9868

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

Anderson Rentals, Checkers, Dillon’s, HyVee & Fast Lane!

May 31, 2018 · pgmiller · No Comments
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Help us Clean Pinckney – May 5th

This Saturday, May 5th, Pinckney will have its annual Neighborhood Clean Up. All Pinckney residents are welcome to join us. We will meet at the Clinton Park shelter at 10:00 am and disperse from there to Sandra Shaw, Woody, Constant, and Burcham Parks.

May 2, 2018 · pgmiller · No Comments
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PNA welcomes new Vice President and Communications Coordinator, and returning Secretary

Please welcome Dustin Stumblingbear as the new Vice President of PNA! Dustin was elected for a two year term at PNA’s annual meeting in February. He is very enthusiastic about the great work-life balance our neighborhood offers and he looks forward to helping Pinckney Neighborhood grow and thrive.

We’re also very grateful that Kim Heck accepted another two year term as the PNA Secretary. Kim has steadfastly kept track of PNA’s meeting outcomes and kept us organized and up-to-date. Thank you, Kim!

Bart Littlejohn and Pat Miller continue in their roles and PNA President and Treasurer, respectively, for the remaining year of the their two year terms.

We are also very excited to announce that Phillip Jones has been selected as PNA’s new Communications Coordinator! Phil, who is a Pinckney resident, brings to the position a wealth of knowledge and experience with various media outreach resources. Please welcome Phil and look forward to a fun and invigorated PNA media presence!

Do you have a suggestion, questions or concern about Pinckney Neighborhood, or a shout-out or announcement to share with your neighbors? Please drop us a line at: pinckney.neighborhood@gmail.com

 

March 17, 2018 · pgmiller · No Comments
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YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED! Take a Quick Survey about Pinckney Neighborhood

Pinckney Neighborhood Association is gathering important information and ideas from residents to help update the Pinckney Neighborhood Plan. This survey is meant to capture the wants and needs of Pinckney Neighborhood residents. All information is kept private and only used to build a framework for the Pinckney Neighborhood Plan update.

By taking 5 minutes of your time to fill out this survey, you are helping create the future of your neighborhood!

Here is a link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D99P3ZG

Please take the survey and share it with other Pinckney Neighborhood residents!

If you have any questions, please contact PNA at: pinckney.neighborhood@gmail.com

March 6, 2018 · pgmiller · No Comments
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City Housing Study – Take the Resident Survey Online

The City of Lawrence has engaged BBC Research & Consulting to complete a housing study for the City. This study will be used as a tool to help prioritize affordable housing needs. The City encourages residents to complete an online resident survey, which will help provide valuable information to the consultants. The survey data will go directly to BBC Research & Consulting and the information compiled for the housing study report.

Please take a few minutes and complete the survey and feel free to share the survey link with other residents. If you have participated in the phone survey that is being conducted, your feedback will be noted as part of that effort and there is no need to complete this online version. The consultants are utilizing surveys and focus groups to conduct outreach in various ways to engage as many residents as possible as part of the study.

Questions about the study can be directed to Diane Stoddard, Assistant City Manager, dstoddard@lawrneceks.org or 785-832-3413.

February 28, 2018 · pgmiller · No Comments
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PNA Annual Meeting and Election of Officers – Saturday, Feb. 17th

Lawrence-Douglas County Health Dept./Bert Nash
200 Maine St. / 1st Floor Meeting Room

Everyone who lives in the Pinckney Neighborhood is automatically a member of the Pinckney Neighborhood Association. Everyone is encouraged to attend the monthly PNA Meetings and to run for office or work on a committee!  Officer elections are held during the February meeting and we welcome new member participation. The Vice President and Secretary positions will be open for election.

Help spread the word: If you have a neighbor that may be interested in getting involved please encourage them to attend the next meeting, sign up for the PNA E-news or contact us at pinckney.neighborhood@gmail.com.

Additionally, we will have guests Shannon Oury from the Lawrence-Douglas Housing Authority discussing a proposed housing project with Bert Nash and a representative from the KU Big Event to discuss this year’s volunteer work day.

February 12, 2018 · pgmiller · No Comments
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PNA Seeks Communications Coordinator – Application Deadline Extended to Feb. 20th

The Pinckney Neighborhood Association is seeking a part-time contractor to serve as its Communications Coordinator. If you are interested in applying, please review the job description and expectations listed below. This contract position pays up to $15/hr, depending on qualifications, and generally requires about 10-15 hours a month. All are welcome to apply.

TO APPLY: Applications should include a cover letter expressing interest in the position and a resume, with one or more references, demonstrating that the applicant possesses the qualifications and expectations required of the Coordinator. Applications will be accepted until February 20, 2018, with an expected start date of March 1, 2018.

Questions and applications should be submitted to: Pinckney.Neighborhood@gmail.com

PNA COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR JOB DESCRIPTION

Summary: The Communications Coordinator for the Pinckney Neighborhood Association (PNA) is responsible for completion or coordination of communications and related responsibilities, in coordination with the PNA Board, including:

  • coordinating and attending regular monthly meetings (3rd Saturday each month at 10 a.m.)
  • drafting quarterly PNA reports to the City of Lawrence
  • planning for and coordinating yearly events (e.g. summer picnic and fall Trunk-or-Treat)
  • preparing 4 to 6 newsletter or postcard mailings and monthly MailChimp e-newsletters with news and notices affecting the neighborhood
  • maintaining PNA email inbox and responding to emails, as directed by the PNA Board
  • coordinating signage and other advertising for PNA events, and
  • other various tasks delegated from Board.

Supervision: Decisions about the selection of the contract Coordinator are made by the PNA Board, and the President supervises the planning and completion of tasks. Coordinator position contracts are completed for no longer than 12 months, from August 1 (or date of hiring) to July 31.

Annual evaluations will be conducted in June. If needed, the position will be advertised in July, with a coordinator to be selected to begin on September.

Compensation: The Coordinator is a contractor to PNA. The Coordinator is expected to work 10 -15 hours per month at a pay rate of up to $15 per hour, depending on qualifications of the successful applicant.

Expectations/Qualifications:

The Coordinator is expected to maintain professional demeanor and appearance while representing PNA, and to schedule time efficiently, and work through objectives to meet goals and deadlines on time.

The Coordinator shall:

  • have excellent organizational, writing, editing, verbal and interpersonal skills;
  • have ready access to a computer and the internet and proficiency with, and access to, Word, Excel, and Publisher software (or compatible software);
  • be knowledgeable and proficient in (or be prepared to immediately take appropriate training for) the social media platforms used by PNA, including Facebook, WordPress and MailChimp; and
  • live within the limits of the City of Lawrence or Douglas County, Kansas.

Proficiency in a language in addition to English would be of interest to PNA, but is not required for this position.

The Pinckney Neighborhood Association provides equal contracting opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability(ies) or any other legally protected status.

February 12, 2018 · pgmiller · No Comments
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