Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 22, 2017; 6:00pm Social, 6:30pm Meeting @ St. Dominic Gym

Lakeview Civic Improvement Association

Archive for 2013

Holidays on Harrison T-Shirts on Sale!

Please help support LCIA and buy one now!

Each dollar helps us continue this festive Holiday event for the Lakeview neighborhood.

Buying a Holidays on Harrison t-shirt allows the Lakeview Civic Improvement Association to continue offering important Community events for the Lakeview area. Your support makes these events possible!

At 100 shirts sold, this Booster will raise $740 for LCIA HOH 2013.

 

Come to our 1st Children's Business Fair

LCIA is hosting our first Children's Business Fair on December 7, 2013 in St Paul's Gymnasium. Intended to encourage our children to understand the entrepreneurial process, build community and provide a platform for our future leaders of tomorrow, the Children's Business Fair is open to Lakeview community members between the ages of 5-18. While parents are encouraged to help his or her child as much as necessary, the child should work as independently as possible. Students can pair up into group, not to exceed 4 members or work independently. Business Fair tips will be posted weekly on LCIA's facebook page. Registration is open until November 15th at midnight.  No late entries will be accepted.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at community.activities@lakeviewcivic.org

We hope to see you there!

Businesses will have 1/2 of a table to display and sell their merchandise.  

 

REGISTER HERE!
 

Permanent Canal Closures and Pump Projects

"The Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps at 17th Street, Orleans Avenue and London Avenue will provide a permanent and more sustainable measure for reducing the risk of a 100-year level storm surge entering the outfall canals.  Preconstruction activities including surveying, soil sampling and test pile driving are or will be under way at all three canals in the next few weeks; major construction activities will begin in the fall.  

Get more information: www.mvn.usace.army.mil
Get regular updates: www.facebook.com/permpumps
Construction Impact Hotline: 877-427-0345"
 

Do You Know Where Your Evacuspot Is?

In 2013, the City of New Orleans and evacuteer.org  [external link]  unveiled new artwork to mark the 17 designated City evacuation pick-up points where citizens may go during a mandatory evacuation. Our Lakeview EvacuSpot is located at the Smith Library Bus Stop at 6300 Canal Boulevard.

How Mandatory Evacuations Works

In the case of a dangerous or severe storm, generally Category 3 hurricane or higher, the City will call a mandatory evacuation. During a mandatory evacuation all citizens must leave the City of New Orleans until officials have designated the city safe for re-entry. 

 

How To Leave Town

The City provides transportation assistance for Orleans Parish residents and/or tourists who cannot self-evacuate during a mandatory city-wide evacuation. From their EvacuSpot, citizens will be transported to Union Pacific Terminal bus station, for outbound transportation to State and Federal shelters. Citizens who can leave town in their own transportation should leave as early as possible, and be aware that roads will change to contraflow, with all roads flowing out of town. 

If you have medical or mobility needs and cannot get to your closest EvacuSpot , you must call 311 or go to ready.nola.gov to sign up for the Special Needs Registry.

To Go Bag

Each member of the family, including pets, should have a sturdy bag with supplies for their individual needs in case of evacuation. Do not pack supplies in black garbage bags. Use canvas bags, backpacks, or with other materials that will hold up across travel when possible. These bags should include:

  • Change of clothing and undergarments for at least three days, including layers of warm clothing and rain gear
  • Portable non-perishable food such as energy or granola bars
  • Soap, deodorant, toothbrush and other personal hygiene items
  • Vitamins, medicines, and/or prescription medicines, including a list of what kind, dosages, reason for taking, and prescription schedule. You should prepare as though you will be away from your regular pharmacy or medical supplies for at least a week's time.
  • Extra glasses or contact lenses
  • First Aid kit or supplies
  • Child care or other specialized supplies
  • Contact and meeting place for your family, including phone numbers, and a small regional map
  • Adults: extra credit card or ATM cards and cash, in small denominations, an extra set of house and/or car keys
  • Copies of all important documents, in waterproof, transportable container

Parking Suggestions

Frequent violations include the following:

 
  • Obstructing fire lanes or driveways
  • Being within 15 feet of a fire hydrant
  • Being within 20 feet of corners or crosswalks
  • Parking in bus zones, cab zones, or loading areas
  • Parking on a parade route within two hours of starting time
  • Parking on major streets during rush hours (7-9AM; 4-6PM)
  • Parking on street cleaning days (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6AM-12PM)
  • Parking at meters wrapped in bags during special events and broken meters
  • Parking within 50 feet of a railroad crossing
  • On-street parking for more than 24 hours
  • Parking vehicles bigger than 22 feet in the Central Business District overnight
  • Parking on a narrow street without leaving 10 feet of roadway
  • Parking over 18 inches from a curb
  • Possessing 3 or more unpaid violations

Be sure NOT to:

  • Park against the flow of traffic
  • Park within 3 feet of a driveway or across from a driveway (even your own) 
  • Park within 20 feet of an intersection, a crosswalk, or traffic signal (i.e. stop sign) 
  • Park within 15 feet of a fire hydrant
  • Park blocking a sidewalk–even if it is part of your own driveway
  • Park no more than two (2) hours in a Residential Parking Permit Zone.
  • Leave your valuables unattended–in your vehicle.

Other useful information:

City of New Orleans Parking Division – Department of Public Works
1340 Perdido Street, RM. 8th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 658-8200

 

*By providing this information, LCIA, its board and committee chairs take no responsibility for any changes, updates, errors, or omissions to this publication. To find the most current parking rules, please go to: www.municode.com. Select “Browse the Library,” then select “Louisiana,” then select “New Orleans,” then select “View New Orleans Code of Ordinances,” then select “Part II – Code,” then select “Chapter 154 – Traffic and Vehicles.”

Burglary Prevention Tips

Burglary is usually a crime of opportunity.  Burglars normally devote relatively little time to plan their actions.  Therefore, the more obstacles that are in the way the less likely that the crime will occur.

Basic Home Target Hardening Techniques

Doors

  • All exterior doors should be metal or solid wood (2 3/4" thick is preferred), and have strong door hinges on the inside of the door.
  • Install impact resistant glass in any location within 42” of a door lock. This will make it more difficult to break the glass, reach in, and unlock the door.
  • Properly install doorframes on all exterior doors and doors from attached garages so they cannot be spread apart.
  • Install security type door strikes on all exterior doors.
  • Install a peephole or wide-angle viewer in all entry doors so that you can see who is outside without opening the door. 

 

Locks

  • Always lock all doors and windows when you leave the house. Believe it or not, many burglaries occur when doors and windows are left unlocked.
  • Do not provide your keys to service people.
  • Install strong, reliable deadbolt locks that extend at least 11/2 inch when in the locked position.
  • Consider double cylinder deadbolts (key inside and outside) or deadbolts with reinforced strike plates and extra long (3”) mounting screws to anchor the lock. 

Sliding Glass or Patio Doors

  • Secure sliding glass doors with a metal rod or something sturdy in the track. Installing vertical bolts will also prevent burglars from forcing the door open or lifting it off the track.
  • There are also a number of commercially produced locking devices for sliding glass doors. 

Windows

  • For windows with tracts, a small block of wood placed in the track can prevent the window from being opened.
  • Nails or pins can help secure windows. Drill a 3/16" hole from the inside window sash three quarters of the way through the outside sash at a slight downward angle. Then insert a nail or pin into the hole to secure the window.
  • Impact resistant glass is an option for basement  or first floor windows. These windows are often-used as access points. 

Lighting

Interior : Use automatic timers all of the time, not just when you are away.

Exterior:

  • Install around doors, porches, windows, garage and all points of entry
  • Install motion sensored lights
  • Illuminate house and grounds
  • Increase visibility and eliminate hiding places     

Alarms

  • Use audible alarms and/or flashing lights to attract attention
  • Post alarm signs on the property and stickers on the windows
  • Make sure your alarm is monitored
  • Use detectors at all entrance points, and motion detectors in high priority areas      

Garages

  • Always lock the door (house) to attached garage
  • When at home, always park your car in the garage with the garage door shut
  • Install automatic openers that will allow you to stay in your car until safely parked in the garage 

Other Considerations

  • When you’re not at home, make it look like somebody’s there.
  • Leave a radio on
  • Close curtains but leave lights on
  • If on vacation, have a neighbor pick up your newspaper and mail. 
  • “Hey look what I got!” Avoid advertising your expensive purchases. Cut up boxes and put into trash bags.
  • Make a list of your property
  • Mark your property with an ID number. Not your social security number.
  • Take photos of expensive items
  • Make sure of current insurance coverage 

Tools of the Trade

  • Lock up your tools in your shade
  • Dispose of large rocks and bricks  

 

Thank you,

Sergeant L. J. Smith

New Orleans Police Department

Commander, Crime Prevention Unit

715 S. Broad Avenue, Office # A- 412

New Orleans, LA 70119

(504) 658-5590  – Office Phone

Sylbrown@nola.gov - Email

  

For Police Service

(504) 822-1111  – Crime Stoppers

(504) 822-2222  - Non-Emergency

911 – Emergency