Spring in Lake Vista

One of the best things about living in Lake Vista are the beautiful gardens and green spaces. Even though winter was tough, homeowners are replacing, planting and improving their own yards, while Milton Reese and Dominique Laan from the Beautification Committee are gathering volunteers to continue the work on our parks and lanes. They are always looking for help; so if you have some time and energy, stay on the lookout for volunteer times.

Another sign of spring is the Lake Vista Garden Club’s crawfish boil, April 6th. This year it will be combined with an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids. Stephanie Hilferty and her committee are following up on the success of the Halloween party and planning a fun event for families.

Over the last few months, members of the board, concerned Lake Vista residents and the Non-Flood Protection Asset Management Authority have been working with the city of New Orleans, Levee Board Police and PCCP Constructors to restrict the contractor use of Marconi as a haul route for the Orleans Canal pumping station. I am happy to report that Lakeshore Drive will now be open westbound during the weekend and other normal closure times to allow the contractor use of this route instead of Marconi. It may mean some of the recreational use of Lakeshore Drive between Orleans and West End will be restricted, but it will be safer for our homeowners and save Marconi Drive, the houses along the street and the oak trees. Many thanks to all who contributed to this effort.

Plans are still underway for our 75th gala. You will receive information in the next printed newsletter, by email through Constant Contact, nextdoor.com and our website. If I don’t have your email address, please forward it to me at L2media@cox.net or add it to your membership application. It’s the easiest way to stay in touch. And if you have a neighbor who doesn’t use email, please help the board stay in touch with them between newsletters by passing on emailed information, including the Metro Security crime reports.

Board of Directors:

Lynn Long, President
L2media@cox.net 504-669-0576

Stephen D. Villavaso, 1st Vice President
Svillavaso1@cox.net 504-343-9096

Matthew Sherman, 2nd Vice President
mas@chehardy.com 504-289-7799

Yolande Bernard, Treasurer
ybernard@tpinterests.com 504-343-6745

Stephanie Hilferty, Corresponding Secretary
shilferty@srsa-realestate.com 504-450-2318

Karen Swift, Recording Secretary
kswift0818@gmail.com 504-288-6632

Bob Romero, Board at Large
sugarcanebob@gmail.com 337-781-1554

Bill Edelman, Board at Large
Click4bill@gmail.com 504-828-9511

Jennifer Warden Herbert, Board at Large
jwarden@taggartmorton.com 504-304-4299

Chris Miller, Board at Large
marinecmiller@yahoo.com 504-259-8090

Jim Kerrin. Board at Large

Beautification Committee Members:
Milton Reese
Milton_reese@yahoo.com 504-616-3627

Dominique Laan
dominiquel@gcrec.org 504-236-3011



Park Permit - A permit is required for Lake Vista residents that contract services and the hired individual has a need to cross or come into contact with Orleans Levee District (OLD) property, i.e., Lake Vista parks or lanes. Examples of such services are catered events in parks, improvements to lane sidewalks, trimming of trees on OLD property (the lanes), etc.

Lake Vista Zoning - Permitted land use in Lake Vista, 30% maximum lot coverage, required setbacks, fencing, and other restrictions that are part of the Lake Vista Building Restrictions, were incorporated into the City's Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance under the Lake Vista chapters of the Lake Area Zoning Ordinance on October 18, 2007.Lake Vista Garden Club Blog

We have a new Garden Club blog where you can stay up-to-date on upcoming events and leave comments for your fellow club members. Click here to view the blog.

In an effort to improve the quality of life in Lake Vista, the LVPOA is pleased to provide the 3rd District Police "Hot Sheet". Hot sheets are to be used to identify those areas where illegal activities have occurred or potential problems exist. Items to be reported using the Hot Sheet are:

Drug Dealing
Abandoned House
Curfew Violations
Tall Grass
Street Lighting Issues

You may also include any other issue which effects our quality of life. Click on the following link to download the form which should be completed and faxed to the 3rd District Police number listed on the form.

PDF Format: click here to download
MS Word Format: click here to download