Pinckney Neighborhood Seeks Communications Coordinator

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 at least January 31, 2018, continuing until the position is filled, with an expected start date of March 1, 2018.

Questions and applications should be submitted to:


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.


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.

December 21, 2017 · pgmiller · No Comments
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Trunk or Treat – Sun. Oct. 29th from 3 to 5 – LMH parking lot

Get your costumes and trunks ready! Trunk-or-Treat is back! Saturday October 29th – set-up starts at 2; trunk-or-treaters are welcome from 3 to 5. Lawrence Memorial Hospital parking lot (enter at 4th and Arkansas).

All residents of Pinckney Neighborhood and Old West Lawrence as well as all families of Pinckney School students are welcome.

It’s FREE, it’s FUN and it’s EASY to get involved. We need your trunks and games so there are plenty of activities for the kids. Just decorate your trunk with a Halloween theme or set up a game and hand out candy, trinkets, etc. to the kids. You can keep it simple, or you can go all out!

Some of the confirmed Trunk-or-Treat participants include Fire Station No. 1, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Omega Phi Alpha Sorority, and of course the PNA Go Fish game!

Spread the word and invite your neighbors – please share the facebook event post: PNA Trunk or Treat

Collecting Donations for Health Care Access!
Each year we also support a local social service organization. This year we are again collecting donations of cash and needed items for Health Care Access, which is located at 330 Maine Street. You can drop off your donations at the PNA table (next to the Go Fish game).

HCA serves as a welcoming health home in Douglas County for persons with limited financial means. It create access to a continuum of community based services to promote health and well-being. Through an active collaborative spirit it advocates for healthy people and communities. Throughout two decades of service to Douglas County, HCA has provided primary care services, referrals to specialists, prescription medication, and health education to over 14,000 of our friends and neighbors, without incurring debt and without federal funding.

In addition to cash, here’s a list of the most needed items for HCA’s over-the-counter Med Room:

Note – packages of meds are not split, so other than allergy meds and vitamins, they mostly need smaller package sizes.  Also, HCA can always use pill splitters!

For cold & flu season (* MOST needed items *)
Mucinex® 600 and 1200mg (plain and DM, or other long-acting expectorant)
Delsym® syrup (or similar 12-hr cough suppressant)
Phenylephrine HCL 5mg (Sudafed® PE, or similar)

Pkgs of 20 to 40 tabs or caps:
Ibuprofen 200mg
Naproxen 220mg
Acetaminophen 325 and 500mg
Docusate sodium 100mg
Diphenhydramine 25mg (gen. Benadryl®)
Diphenhydrinate 50mg (gen. Dramamine®)
Loratidine 10mg (gen. Claritin®); also pkg/100
Cetirizine 10mg (gen. Zyrtec®); also pkg/100
Meclizine 12.5 and 25mg
Excedrin HA® (or gen. acetaminophen/aspirin/caffeine)
Glucose tablets (pkgs of 10 and 50/up)

Pkgs of 100 tabs or caps:
Fish oil 1000mg
Vitamin D 1000U
Calcium (pref. citrate or fumarate), at least 600mg, with or without Vit D
Adult multivitamins
Iron 325mg tabs (or slow-release tabs)
Melatonin – 3 to 5mg

Hydrocortisone 1% crm – 1 oz. tube
Clotrimazole 1% crm  – 1 oz. tube
Anti-Itch crm (gen. Benadryl®) – 1 oz. tube
Triple antibiotic ointment and cream – 1 oz. tube
Magnesium citrate solution (dye-free) – 10 oz
Refresh® Tears (or similar long-acting lubricant eye drop)
Miralax® powder (or similar; 7-day size)

Children’s liquids:
Decongestant (nasal congestion) – phenylephrine 2.5mg/5 ml; 4 oz
Expectorant (chest congestion) & cough – guaifenesin 100mg + dextromethorphan 5mg/5 ml; 4-8 oz
Allergy – diphenhydramine 12.5mg/5ml; 4 oz

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Pinckney Neighborhood’s first annual neighborhood-wide sale – Saturday, September 16, 2017!

Beginning at 8:00 AM, your Pinckney neighbors will be peddling their retired wares at their individual residences for the good of all! Click here for a map of sale sites, which will be made available on our Facebook Page and the LJ World, wait for the day of the sale, and get to treasure hunting!

The PNA sale is scheduled to take place on the same day, and in partnership with, Old West Lawrence’s Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale, and it will no doubt prove an exciting event for both of our communities, separated only by 6th Street. We will celebrate with a potluck afterwards at Clinton Park from 5-8:00 pm.

PNA’s active participants represent you and your neighbors’ best interests in a number of community venues, and we strive to create fun, seasonal community-building events for our beloved Pinckney neighborhood.

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Pinckney’s First Neighborhood-wide Sale – Saturday Sept. 16

Would you like to participate in a Pinckney Neighborhood Garage Sale on September 16th? As a bonus, it will coincide with the Old West Lawrence (OWL) Neighborhood sale. OWL has successfully used this as a fundraiser for their Neighborhood Association for years. We hope to have similar results.

Here’s how it works:

Each household (or group of households or block, etc.) would have it’s own sale. We ask that you set aside a small portion of your proceeds for Pinckney Neighborhood Association – it will be up to you to determine the percentage or amount you would like to donate. If we have enough participants to sign-up in advance of the sale, we will celebrate  afterward at Clinton Park from 5-8:00 pm.

The planning committee will make yard signs to place around the neighborhood, place an ad in the LJWorld and promote it on social media. OWL said they would be happy to cross promote. If you have things to sell but don’t want to do it alone, we may be able to team you up with someone.

Please let us know through the facebook event (Pinckney Neighborhood Wide Sale) or contact us at if you are interested. Also, please share this with anyone else you would like to get on board!

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Pinckney Neighborhood Potluck Picnic – Sat. June 3 @ 11:00 am – Clinton Park

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 3 in Clinton Park for the annual Pinckney Neighborhood Potluck Picnic!

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

Bounce House – Music – Face Painting – Arts & Crafts

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.

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:

Or call/text Pat Miller at: 785-550-6059

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

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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

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

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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!

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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

Join us for our annual neighborhood parks clean up event!

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Temporary closures of Pinckney tunnel under 6th Street


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.)

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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 Questions? Call 832-3030 or email

March 8, 2017 · pgmiller · No Comments
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