President’s Letter, Summer 2014


As of this writing, we are in full swing with two major projects in Lake Vista. One being our volunteer efforts to improve the landscapes throughout the parks and two being the 75th Anniversary Gala to be held this fall that will help fund those efforts.  If we can combine attendance at the gala with some good volunteer hours, we will be on our way to enjoying more beautiful green spaces, one of the most positive attributes of our neighborhood.  As always, thanks to Milton Reese and Dominique Laan for spearheading the planting and pruning efforts.


At the spring semi-annual meeting, we discussed some revisions to the Lake Vista by-laws.  Those changes are being fine-tuned and you will receive notification of a meeting soon to cast your vote.


Also at the spring meeting, Susan Guidry gave us the latest update on the Lakefront street repairs.  There were no specific dates given at the time. I have since met with our new councilperson, Jared Brossett, and the best estimates are for repairs to occur between Fall 2014 through Fall 2016. However, there is no way at this point to know if your particular street will be in the beginning or the end. The delays are partly due to coordination with the Sewerage and Water Board, with the goal of making all repairs simultaneously. Stay tuned for more specific information.


The PCCP construction is ongoing.  The project seems to be on schedule. If you have any questions, their contact info is in this newsletter and you are invited to visit with them each month at St. Dominics for a presentation on all three construction projects.


If you are new to Lake Vista and are not a member of the association, I encourage you to join. Your $50 membership fee goes towards the beautification of the neighborhood. We are also always looking for volunteers to serve as block captains, help with some gardening chores and various parties and events that we host. Also, I encourage you to send me your email address so that we can communicate easily between newsletters. Sign up to nextdoor.com and visit the website, lakevistapropertyowners.com, for additional information about Lake Vista and your neighbors.

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