Letter from the President
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Halloween party in Foliage Park Thursday night. I believe that Stephanie Hilferty and her committee put on a fun event that will be repeated next year.
The Lake Vista Property Owners Association held their semi-annual meeting on Monday, October 28th.
Our first order of business was to elect Jim Kerrin as a member of the board, replacing a departing member. Jim was voted in by the membership with no objections or nominations from the floor. The board is happy to have Jim back as an active board member.
Councilmember Susan Guidry spoke on the CZO, the city budget that is currently under review, and Entergy’s efficiency programs available to local customers.
She reported that there is $5.3 million available for Lake Vista street repairs, scheduled to begin in spring, 2014 and completed in spring, 2015.
Lastly, Ms. Guidry discussed Lake Vista’s move from District A to District D in spring, 2014. There will be an election next spring to determine who will serve as councilmember from the district. Watch for upcoming candidate announcements.
Bob Romero, LVPOA board member, thanked Susan and her office for assistance over the last couple of years regarding broken streetlights and other quality of life issues.
Mark Vicknair and Graham Bosworth, both candidates for judge in separate races and divisions introduced themselves to the neighborhood.
The New Orleans Advocate gave a presentation about the paper and offered $10 to LVPOA for each resident that signed up for a subscription. These funds will go into our beautification account to help keep our parks in good shape. We will receive a minimum of $300.00.
Please visit neworleansadvocate.com/subscribe or call 504-529-0522 to place an order. Use the promo code VISTA.
PCCP Senior Project Manager Dan Bradley gave a presentation on the permanent canal pumps. He estimates an early 2017 completion date for the Orleans Avenue Canal pump.
There were many questions about Marconi Drive being used as a secondary haul route, even though PCCP insists it would only be for alternate route closures, such as Lakeshore Drive. The board is working on clarification.
There were also questions about operating costs once the project is complete. Dan specified that the S & WB is responsible for manning and paying for the operations.
Milton Reese, board beautification co-chair reported on our recent volunteer gardening project. About a dozen Lake Vista residents participated in the cleanup. Much more is needed in the neighborhood and Milton and Dominique Laan, his co-chair, will be asking for your assistance again. If you see areas that need attention, please email me, Milton or Dominique. All contact information for the board is listed below this letter.
Lynn Long, President
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Board of Directors:
Lynn Long, President
Stephen D. Villavaso, 1st Vice President
Matthew Sherman, 2nd Vice President
Yolande Bernard, Treasurer
Stephanie Hilferty, Corresponding Secretary
Karen Swift, Recording Secretary
Bob Romero, Board at Large
Bill Edelman, Board at Large
Jennifer Warden Herbert, Board at Large
Chris Miller, Board at Large
Beautification Committee Members:
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:
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.