March meeting — IMPORTANT!

Our next NLIA meeting is Monday, March 11th at 7pm, Peace Mennonite Church, 615 Lincoln.
We have a full agenda and a lot of very important topics to talk about, so we hope a lot of people will attend.
Midland Care will be our guest speaker, talking about the many services they provide from right here in North Lawrence.
We will have an update on our proposed “Welcome to North Lawrence” sign, the design of which was shared at meetings last year.
Property owners on Lyon Street should soon be receiving a time-sensitive mailing regarding the proposed speed humps in the 700-900 blocks. This mailing included a SASE, and NEEDS to be sent back ASAP — or we will NOT get any funding at all for these speed humps.
There are also some big changes in our Federal designation from HUD that affect how we fund these projects and run NLIA.
As you can see, there is a lot to talk about. Please make some time to come out and be involved in your neighborhood. Your participation is key to our success.
As always, we will have refreshments and a raffle, and memberships are available.

Cabin Fever Chili Supper

The annual North Lawrence Cabin Fever Chili Supper is coming up on Monday, February 11th at 5:30 pm. It will be held at the Union Pacific Depot, 402 North 2nd St.

Neighbors bringing hot dishes are encouraged to come by a little early to get them set out. NLIA will be at the Depot starting at 4 pm to set up. We would prefer that you bring your dishes already cooked and held warm in a crock pot or other appliance. We will have power strips and extension cords available to use.

If you haven’t already signed up to bring a dish, please use this form:

Or call Ted at 842-7232

Spring Cleanup Reminder

The annual North Lawrence Spring Cleanup starts this weekend, culminating in our pickup day on Tuesday, April 17th.

Please have everything out to your normal trash pickup spot by 7 am that morning.

Bulky items will be accepted. If you need assistance moving such items to the trash pickup spot, and you don’t use Facebook, please email us with your contact information and what the item is, and we’ll post a request for help on Facebook for you.

Household Hazardous Waste will NOT be accepted on the pickup date. To schedule a separate day to drop off these items, which include (but are not limited to) paint, pesticides, solvents, adhesives, old batteries, antifreeze, aerosol sprays, and mercury thermometers, please call the city at 785-832-3030.

If you are unsure if what you’d like to dispose of is considered hazardous, please check the Household Hazardous Waste website:

If you are setting out boards or other lumber, please remove all metal, staples, screws, and nails from the boards.

The regular yard waste rules apply for bundling and bagging in brown paper bags or your brown city compost bin.

Over the weekend before the pickup, branches and limbs will be accepted for chipping at the site behind Centenary United Methodist Church. No branches less than 1/2 inch in diameter, and no small brush, bushes, loose leaves, twigs, grass clippings, or trash will be accepted. The mulch will be made available for free behind Ted’s house when it’s done.

Thanks for helping keep North Lawrence beautiful!

North Lawrence Spring Cleanup 2018

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Spring Cleanup, Tuesday, April 17th.
Please have all the items to be picked up set out in your regular trash pickup area no later than 7 am that morning.
Hazardous waste like old paint and pesticides will not be accepted. You can call 832-3030 if you’re not sure if what you’ve got to dispose of is considered hazardous, and you can use the same number to schedule a drop off time for those items.
Each household may also set out up to one car’s worth of tires each year at no charge (four or five tires, if you had a spare). More than that, and the city will bill you for removal.
If you’re setting out old lumber and boards on cleanup day, all nails and metal needs to be removed. Limbs and branches left with trash should be no longer than 5 feet in length. The normal bundling rules for limbs/sticks apply.
There is also a community drop-off site for limbs by the fence behind Centenary Methodist Church at 4th and Elm, near the northwest corner of the property. Ted will be putting up signs to indicate the dropoff area. NLIA pays twice a year for a chipping service for these limbs, and the mulch will be available for free afterwards for residents.
Requirements for the neighborhood drop off site are:
No limbs smaller in diameter than 1/2-3/4 inches;
Stack with all cut ends facing outward/the same way so they’re easier to feed into the chipper;
absolutely NO vines, brush, bushes, leafy material, weeds, hop vine, limbs smaller than 1/2 inch diameter, or trash.
(That sort of yard waste needs to go in brown bags for regular city compost pickup.)
We’ve had a problem lately at the dropoff site with unwanted materials that we’re having to pay extra to have hauled away. Please don’t do that! Ask first if you’re unsure.
We have some folks in the neighborhood who have already requested help with moving large items to the curb for pickup on our cleanup day. Please message NLIA if you need help, or if you’ve got time and the strength to help your neighbors move larger items. Please also check in with your neighbors soon to see if they’ll need help.
Thanks for helping continue to improve the look and livability of North Lawrence by participating in the cleanup! Thanks also for reading this update. Please spread the word.