October meeting

The October meeting of North Lawrence Improvement Association is this Monday, 7pm at Peace Mennonite Church.
We will have guest speakers from Midland Care, those awesome folks over on Perry who held the cookout during our spring garage sales.
We will also update everyone about the underpass pumps, and, believe it or not, it’s time to start talking about adopting our NoLaw Christmas families.
As always, we will offer refreshments and membership cards will be available.
We hope to see you there!

NILA Fall Picnic

Mark your calendars and tell your neighbors!
The Fall NLIA Picnic will be held Monday, September 16th at 5:30 PM, Lyons Park Shelter.
THERE WILL NOT BE A POSTCARD THIS YEAR due to funding constraints.
As always, it’s a potluck. Please bring a dish or treat to share. NLIA will provide tableware and bottled water.
Feel free to bring your own reusable tableware to cut down on waste.
We will have guests from Midland Care to report on the fundraiser they held in May as well as esteemed city and county commissioners, police department personnel, and the NLIA officers.
We will have membership cards available. Membership is just $5 per year, and helps NLIA fund the newsletter and other administrative costs.
The new, abbreviated fall newsletter will arrive in your mail box early next week. The meeting dates for the 2019-2020 season are listed on it, as well as contact numbers and emails.
See you at the picnic!

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: https://lawrenceks.org/swm/hhw/

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!