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.
Please email Lance at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The next PNA meeting will be on Saturday January 16, 2016 ¬† 10:00am at Lawrence Memorial Hospital lower level, meeting room TBA.
Here’s information from the City’s Solid Waste Division that will help you through the holiday season:
SOLID WASTE HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE
‚ÄėTis the season of giving! On Monday, December 7th and Monday, December 14th (weather permitting), the City‚Äôs Solid Waste Division crews will be picking up new, unwrapped toys for donation along the regularly scheduled yard waste collection routes. All toys collected will be donated to the Lawrence Police Department‚Äôs Blue Santa Program. Residents may set out donation items next to their yard waste on either Monday. If residents do not wish to set out toys at the curb, they may drop off donation items directly at any Toys for Tots collection bins. Note, if yard waste collection is cancelled due to inclement weather on December 7th or 14th, the toy collection will not occur either. Instructions will be posted with the notice of service cancellation at www.lawrenceks.org/swm.
COMPOST FACILITY SATURDAY HOURS END DECEMBER 12TH
Saturday, December 12th will be the last Saturday this year the City‚Äôs Wood Recovery and Compost Facility will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the following:
‚ÄĘ Residents may drop off brush and other yard waste which includes leaves, grass clippings, garden waste and prunings from trees and shrubs. Cost: $5 per pickup truck load (more for larger trucks). Cash only.
‚ÄĘ Residents may purchase compost or woodchips. Self-load only, bring a shovel. Cost: $10 per pickup truck load (more for larger trucks). Cash only.
The facility is located at 1420 E. 11th Street, which is east of 11th and Haskell Avenue, over the railroad tracks.
In March 2016, the facility will re-open to the public on Saturdays. For additional information, visit www.lawrenceks.org/swm.
CURBSIDE COLLECTION OF YARD WASTE ENDS FOR SEASON
Monday, December 21st (weather permitting) will be the last day of separate yard waste collection for the 2015 calendar year. Yard waste collected on Mondays is transported to the City’s Wood Recovery and Composting Facility and converted into compost for beneficial use by our citizens and city landscaping needs.
Yard waste collection will resume on Monday, March 7, 2016 (weather permitting). During the interim, yard waste will be picked up with regular household trash.
Alternatives to setting out yard waste for curbside collection are mulch mowing and backyard composting. Backyard composting bins are available for sale to Lawrence residents receiving residential trash service from the City of Lawrence by calling (785) 832-3030. Information on composting is available at www.lawrenceks.org/swm.
TRASH & RECYCLING COLLECTION CHANGES OVER CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR‚ÄôS HOLIDAYS
There will be no residential trash and recycling collection on Friday, December 25th due to the Christmas Day holiday and Friday, January 1st due to the New Year‚Äôs Day holiday. During these two weeks, the residential trash and recycling collection routes for Friday will be delayed by one day, moving Friday routes to Saturday collection.
CHRISTMAS ‚ÄúTREE-CYCLING‚ÄĚ COLLECTION DATES SET
Recycling your Christmas tree following the holidays is a great way to return it to nature. Lawrence residents may place live-cut trees at the curb or alley by 6:00 a.m. on Monday, January 4th and Monday, January 11th for collection. The trees will be used for wildlife habitat. Please remove all artificial items including tinsel, lights, ornaments and tree stands. For additional information, visit www.lawrenceks.org/swm.
The next PNA meeting is scheduled for Saturday Nov. 21, 10:00 am Lawrence Memorial Hospital, lower level, room D-South. ¬†All Pinckney Neighborhood residents are welcome as well as businesses.
PNA is pleased to announce that Lance Fahy‚Äč is our new communications coordinator! We sincerely appreciate the interest of all who applied for this position, and we look forward to your continued involvement in making Pinckney Neighborhood a great place to live. Lance’s responsibilities will include managing much of our communications through Facebook, newsletters, emails and our website. Please join us in welcoming Lance on board.
The Pinckney Neighborhood Association (PNA) is seeking a part-time Communications Coordinator. If you are interested in applying, please review the summary of the job description and expectations listed below. The position pays up to $15 per hour, depending on skills, and generally requires about 20 hours a month. All are welcome to apply; PNA is an equal opportunity contractor.¬† Applications accepted until October 1: start date as soon as the coordinator is chosen and hired. Submit a statement of interest and a resume to Pinckney.Neighborhood@gmail.com
The Coordinator‚Äôs contract will begin as soon as possible and will be completed on July 31, 2016, which is the end of PNA‚Äôs grant year. Renewal of the contact is possible following an annual evaluation to be conducted in June. If needed, the position will be advertised in July for the following grant year.
Position Summary: The Coordinator for the PNA is responsible for completion or coordination of communications and related responsibilities, including:
‚ÄĘcoordinating and attending regular meetings
‚ÄĘfiling quarterly PNA reports with the City of Lawrence
‚ÄĘplanning for and coordinating yearly events
‚ÄĘpreparing 4 to 6 newsletter or postcard mailings and monthly e-newsletters with news and notices affecting the neighborhood
‚ÄĘmaintaining PNA email inbox and responding to emails, as directed by the PNA Board
‚ÄĘcoordinating signage and advertising for PNA events
‚ÄĘother various tasks as assigned by the PNA Board
The Coordinator will be expected to take initiative, contribute ideas, and keep the PNA Board informed of the Coordinator’s activities. The Coordinator must schedule time efficiently and work through objectives to meet goals and deadlines on time.
Skills and Attributes: PNA seeks a communications coordinator who has excellent organizational, writing, editing, verbal and interpersonal skills and proficiency with, and access to, Microsoft Word, g-mail, MailChimp, WordPress websites and Facebook. The coordinator must own or have access to a reliable computer with internet access. The Coordinator must maintain professional demeanor and appearance while representing PNA.
Due to flooding in Burcham Park, we feel it’s best to postpone the picnic and reschedule it. Even thought the flooding is receding, we are concerned about soggy ground and the potential large mosquito population. We’re very sorry for any inconvenience, but Mother Nature was not cooperating with us.
Anyone interested in helping to plan the rescheduled picnic can send an email to email@example.com
The City is again generously making arrangements for its forestry crew to bring their chipper/shredder through Pinckney Neighborhood to collect bulk brush from your residential curbside. Pinckney is the only neighborhood in the City that makes this request and we are very grateful that the City does its best to accommodate us.
Here are the rules:
‚ÄĘ Stack brush with the cut ends towards & close to the street where you put your trash.
‚ÄĘ Pick-up starts very early Monday morning June 1st (put your brush our Sunday night).
‚ÄĘ Crews will not come back to pick up materials that are placed out late.
‚ÄĘ No lumber, fence posts. pallets or railroad ties.
‚ÄĘ City crews are not allowed to go on to private property to get to or clean up any piles.
‚ÄĘ It will take about two days to make it through the whole neighborhood – please be patient.
If you see the crew out and about picking up the brush, please be sure to thank them for this extra service. This is one of the many reasons we love Pinckney Neighborhood and the City!
The City of Lawrence invites residents and small businesses to recycle unused or obsolete electronic equipment. Electronic equipment may contain hazardous components such as lead, mercury and cadmium. Recycling your unwanted electronic equipment keeps these hazardous components out of the landfill.
Rain or Shine Event
DATE: Saturday, May 2nd
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION: KU Park & Ride East Parking Lot, Clinton Pkwy & Crestline Dr.
Electronic recycling at this event will be provided by MRC.
Items accepted for recycling:
- Fax Machines
- Video and Audio Equipment
- Cell Phones and other Hand Held Devices
- Microwaves and other Small Appliances
* Recycling fee (Cash or Checks ONLY):
- $20.00 per CRT television under 27 inches
- $40.00 per CRT television over 27 inches/all big screen televisions/all console televisions
- no charge for other electronics
Items NOT accepted:
- Large Appliances (Refrigerators, AC Units, Dehumidifiers)
- To request a residential special item pickup service for large appliances, please fill out this online form.
- Hazardous Waste (Fluorescent Light Bulbs, Compressed Gas Cylinders)
- Contact the Waste Reduction and Recycling Office to schedule an appointment at (785) 832-3030 to schedule a drop-off appointment at the City of Lawrence/Douglas County Household Hazardous Waste Facility.
Compost and Woodchip Sale Event – March 19th, 20th, 21st
This spring the City‚Äôs Solid Waste Division will hold a Sale Event for compost and woodchips at the city‚Äôs Wood Recovery and Composting Facility Thursday through Saturday, March 19th, 20th, 21st from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (the city will load trucks and trailers; $10 per bucket load/two cubic yards).¬† The sale will be held rain or shine.¬† Cash only.¬† Compost and woodchips are not intended for commercial applications but rather for the citizens of Lawrence.
Residential curbside yard waste collection on Mondays
The City‚Äôs Solid Waste Division will pick up yard waste on Mondays through mid-December, except on holidays.¬† Residents may set out yard waste by 6:00 a.m. on Mondays only in cans, city trash or yard waste carts (NO recycling carts), or compostable paper yard waste bags.¬† Bundles are also accepted (must not exceed 5-feet in length or 18-inches in diameter; must not weigh more than 65-pounds).¬† Bundles must be tied with durable string or twine (please do not use wire, duct tape, etc.).¬† For a complete list of yard waste collection guidelines, please visit www.lawrenceks.org/swm.