Lawrence Solid Waste Collection Service Updates – effective May 1st

The City of Lawrence Solid Waste Division is updating collection practices to maximize use of staff and fleet resources, and balance work flow through the work week.

Residential collection services for trash, recycling, and yard waste will begin at 6:00 a.m. Residents should set out carts by 6:00 a.m. on their day of service or set out carts the night before, and remove empty carts from the curb within 24 hours after collection service.

Starting on May 1st, the Solid Waste Division will begin new residential trash collection routes. Lawrence will be split into five sections for trash collection on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Thirty percent of our residential customers will be assigned a different day of the week for trash collection. The other 70% will not experience a trash day change. A detailed solid waste collection map is available online. Next week, solid waste collection crews will hang informational tags on trash carts for those customers who will be assigned a new trash day in May to remind them of their collection service day change.

Residential recycling collection service will continue to be provided every-other-week on the same day as the customer’s trash day. This online map shows the new areas for Recycle Week A and Recycle Week B within the Monday through Friday sections. During the first week in May, the Recycle Week A area will be collected. The following week will be Recycle Week B.

Weekly yard waste collection service will be provided on the same day as the customer’s trash day starting in May. In addition, yard waste will now be collected year-round (as winter weather permits). Approved set-out containers for yard waste collection are compostable paper yard waste bags and 95-gallon brown yard waste carts sold by the City. There are three payment options for the purchase of a yard waste cart: $60 one-time fee, $10 per month for 6 months, and $5 per month for 12 months. Yard waste cart orders can be placed online. The fee is added on the customer’s City utility bill and the cart is delivered to the customer’s residence. Bundles of brush will continue to be allowed for curbside collection as long as the bundles do not exceed 5 feet in length and 18 inches in diameter, do not weigh more than 65 pounds, and are tied with string or twine (no wire, duct tape, etc.). Yard waste may not be placed in plastic bags, cans, or trash and recycling carts.

For additional information, visit lawrenceks.org/swm.

Contact: Kathy Richardson, solid waste manager, (785) 832-3032.

April 29, 2017 · pgmiller · No Comments
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Neighborhood plan update agenda item for April PNA meeting

Saturday, April 15, 10:00am at LMH Lower Level meeting room D-South

During the April PNA meeting, we will be discussing updates
to our neighborhood plan.

The Pinckney Neighborhood Plan was last updated in 1978 – almost 40 years ago. This document is the city’s planning document for the Pinckney neighborhood. The City Planning Department will be working with the neighborhood to update the Plan as soon as their schedule allows. The update will include reviews of current zoning, commercial uses, neighborhood goals, traffic safety and environmental concerns to make sure they match current trends and expectations.

This is a great opportunity to discuss concerns and make suggestions regarding the overal welfare and developments in the neighborhood. Join us on April 15 to help shape the neighborhood going forward!

March 30, 2017 · Lance Fahy · No Comments
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PINCKNEY NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS CLEAN UP EVENT

PINCKNEY NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS CLEAN UP EVENT
SATURDAY, APRIL 1st, 10:00 AM

We apologize for the additional email and any prior confusion. We wanted to confirm that we will meet at Clinton Park (5th and Maine Streets) at 10:00am and clean up trash in our neighborhood parks.

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

Join us for our annual neighborhood parks clean up event!

March 29, 2017 · Lance Fahy · No Comments
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Temporary closures of Pinckney tunnel under 6th Street

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PINCKNEY TUNNEL UNDER 6TH STREET DUE TO CONSTRUCTION AT PINCKNEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

To maximize allowed use of the tunnel, the tunnel will be closed in two shorter phases in lieu of one longer duration, as originally anticipated, per the following:

1.       Phase 1 – Initial Closure for Sidewalk Grading/Concrete (approx. 3 weeks with potential for further improvement, weather pending):

 tunnel closed starting on Monday, 3/20/17.

·         Day of Tunnel Closure : At this time, plywood will be installed over both north and south entrances to the tunnel and 3’ x 4’ “Tunnel Access Closed” Signs will be posted, one at each end, first thing in the morning. Site fencing will be re-routed as necessary to complete construction while maintaining site perimeter security.

·         Day of Tunnel Re-Open: After fencing has been re-established at the tunnel sidewalk path, plywood will be removed from the tunnel entries on north and south and “Tunnel Access Open” signs will be re-posted.

2.       Phase 2 – Secondary Closure for Existing Fencing Demo
(approx.1 week in Mid May.)

March 15, 2017 · Lance Fahy · No Comments
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Spring Compost & Woodchip Sale – Saturday March 23, 24 & 25 – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

The City of Lawrence Solid Waste Division will hold a Compost and Woodchip Sale Event Thursday through Saturday, March 23, 24, and 25 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at the City’s Compost Facility located at 1420 E. 11th Street which is east of 11th and Haskell Avenue, over the railroad tracks. The sale event will be held rain or shine.

  • The City will load trucks and trailers. The City cannot load trucks with ladder racks.
  • $10 per bucket load, equivalent to two cubic yards. CASH only.
  • Self-loading small quantities (small bag, plastic tote, box) free.
  • Bring a tarp to secure woodchips in trucks and trailers to prevent littering the roadway.
  • Compost and woodchips are not intended for commercial applications, but rather for the citizens of Lawrence.

More information available at https://lawrenceks.org/swm/lawncompostsale/. Questions? Call 832-3030 or email recycling@lawrenceks.org.

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Trunk-or-Treat in Pinckney Neighborhood – Saturday, October 29th

dsc_0047All you ghosts, goblins, superheros, dragons, witches, wizards, and every other imaginable scary, silly or sensational trickster – listen up! The Pinckney Neighborhood Trunk-or-Treat is back!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29th
LAWRENCE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL PARKING LOT
SET-UP @ 3 PM
TRICK-OR-TREATING 4 to 6 PM

All Pinckney and Old West Lawrence residents, and all families of students at Pinckney Elementary School are invited!

 

 

Admission is FREE!!!   Donations to Health Care Access Clinic encouraged.  
There is NO admission charge. We encourage you to bring donations for Health Care Access Clinic. Donations will be given in memory of Barbara Sufian, former PNA vice president, who passed away earlier this month. (List of needed items below.)

What will be Happening?
There will be so many fun things to do! Games, candy, costume contests, great things to eat and drink, and friends and neighbors to meet!  Here is just a sample of the amazing stuff that will be the Trunk-or-Treat:
Lawrence Fire Department – Fire Truck!
Lawrence Police Department – Squad SUV!
US Army Recruiting/Army Reserves – decorated vehicle
Sound Innovations – MUSIC!
Kryfka family Hearse
PNA Go-Fish game
Haunted Duck Toss
Spinning-Wheel Game – win pumpkins
Crown Liquor Warehouse – game & treats
And you can set up a trunk or game, too!

How Do I Participate? 
You and the kids can just show up at 4 to play games and get candy and other treats, BUT it would be way more FUN to also have a trunk or game! It’s simple – pick a Halloween theme, get a few decorations and a little candy or trinkets to give away, and show up about 3 p.m. to set up your trunk or game. Of course, you can pull out all the stops and try to win one of the fabulous prizes for best costume, best game or best decorations! Showtime is 4 p.m. sharp!

If you have any questions or want to join in the planning effort, please call or text Pat Miller at 785-550-6958 or by email at pinckney.neighborhood@gmail.com – or visit PNA on facebook at “Pinckney Neighborhood Association

Donate to Health Care Access Clinic at the Trunk-or-Treat
We are again proud to include a project to help out Heath Care Access Clinic as part of our annual Trunk-or-Treat neighborhood gathering. Health Care Access Clinic, located at 330 Maine Street in the Pinckney Neighborhood, is a 28-year old nonprofit organization with a mission of facilitating access and providing health care services for Douglas County, Kansas residents with limited financial means who are not covered by private or governmental insurance programs. Your donation of cash and other needed items for Health Care Access Clinic will help them fulfill their mission. Please consider bringing a donation of a few dollars or any of the items listed below to the Trunk-or-Treat. You donations are greatly welcome, but not required, to participate in the event.

Items Needed by Health Care Access Clinic
Bacitracin
Neosporin
Round band aides
Medicated band aids
Disposable or regular wash cloths
Mucinex 600 and 1200mg (plain and DM or other long acting expectorant)
Dylsem Syrup or similar 12 hour cough suppressant
Phenylphedrine HCL 5mg (Sudafed or similar): packages of 20-40 (larger pkgs cannot be dispensed)
Ibuprofen 200 mg
Naproxen 220mg
Acetaminophen 325 and 500mg
Generic Benadryl 25mg pills and cream
Generic Dramamine 50mg
Generic Claritin 10mg packages of 100
Generic Zyrtec 10mg packages of 100
Glucose Tablets: packages of 10 or 50 or more
Pill splitters
Hand sanitizer (alcohol)

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Upcoming events and PNA meetings

Saturday June 11 Blues & Bluegrass by the River 1:00pm-11:00pm.
Free event with a can of food donation for Just Food
Lawrence Community Fest

Saturday June 18 Pinckney Neighborhood potluck picnic
11:00am-1:00pm in Clinton Park – SE corner of 5th and Maine Streets

Monday July 4 GOFOURTH
Family Fun and Fireworks event at Burcham Park
3:00pm-10:00pm www.lawrencego4th.com

Saturday July 16 PNA Monthly Meeting
10:00am at Lawrence Memorial Hospital,
lower level, meeting room D-South.

Saturday August 20 PNA Monthly Meeting
10:00am at Lawrence Memorial Hospital
lower level, meeting room D-South.

 

May 30, 2016 · Lance Fahy · No Comments
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Upcoming Meetings and Events

PNA Meeting Saturday March 19th 10:00am-Noon
at Lawrence Memorial Hospital,
lower level, meeting room D south

Saturday April 9 Pinckney Parks Cleanup Event
10:00am at Clinton Park 901 w. 5th st.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

April 16 – PNA Monthly Meeting
10:00am at Lawrence Memorial Hospital,
lower level, meeting room D south.

May 21 PNA Monthly Meeting
10:00am at Lawrence Memorial Hospital,
lower level, meeting room D south.

June 18 Pinckney Neighborhood potluck picnic
11:00am-1:00pm in Clinton Park 901 West 5th St.

Monday July 4 GOFOURTH
Family Fun and Fireworks event at Burcham Park
3:00pm-10:00pm

March 18, 2016 · Lance Fahy · No Comments
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Downtown Grocery Survey.

Pinckney neighbors are encouraged to participate in a survey about a downtown grocery store. The idea of downtown grocery in the former Border’s location at 7th and New Hampshire is still being considered. An established full service grocery company has expressed interest, done the initial feasibility study, has the support of city leaders and has spoken with the current building owners. They have asked for more feedback from residents and business in the community. Surveys can be submitted through Dec. 14th (possibly extended a couple days), and can be submitted online.  Paper copies are available through Douglas County Health Dept. second level or through PNA Communication Coordinator Lance Fahy. Here is a link to take the survey.

Downtown Grocery Survey

Please email Lance at piinckney.neighborhood@gmail.com if you have any questions.

December 8, 2015 · Lance Fahy · No Comments
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Next PNA Meeting

The next PNA meeting will be on Saturday January 16, 2016   10:00am at Lawrence Memorial Hospital lower level, meeting room TBA.

December 8, 2015 · Lance Fahy · No Comments
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