Lyell-Otis Neighborhood Association (LONA)
is located in the City of Rochester, NY. It's in the Northwest Quadrant of the city. We border Gates and Greece. Our boundaries
are: The Erie Canal (the City Line) on the West, Lyell Ave. on the South, Driving Park Boulevard
on the North, and the old subway bed (long since filled-in, which previously was where the Erie Canal flowed!)
on the East - almost to Dewey Avenue, but not quite.
Mission Statement, or "Who We Are"
The Lyell-Otis Neighborhood
Association is an all volunteer organization that works to better the quality of life in the neighborhood. We are
always trying to increase our active membership numbers, and trying to attract more owner-occupied homes into our area.
We have been diligently working with the city to improve this issue, as well as many others.
We recently rebuilt a playground
after getting the project funded by local elected officials and local health care agencies, so as to improve the area for
our youngest neighbors.
|LONA's MARCH 2014 MEETING FLYER
|Please join us as we work to make our neighborhood better!
|preliminary playground renovation - JR Wilson Park
We are improving our playgrounds, and we need YOUR input!
The City of Rochester
is making plans to renovate our playgrounds at J.R. Wilson Park (located at Otis, Burrows, and Haloid Streets) and at
Bianchi Park (located at Emerson and Glide Streets).
(*Update: The renovations are complete at the J.R. Wilson
Park. The children love it, as do the parents and care-givers!
We will be focusing our efforts on Bianchi Park this
We want to make sure
that our neighbors have ample time and opportunity to voice their ideas and suggestions on what we feel is best for our
Please come to our
monthly meetings, as we will have city representatives there (as schedules allow) who can help us get a better picture as
to the scope of these great developements.
We want to make sure
we are creating happy and healthy spaces for our current and incoming young families as we welcome new home-owners and residents
into our area. :)
****** Check out our LONA KIDS page! :) ****** Lots of links to great web sites for kids to have fun, while they learn! SUPER
* I wanted to share this wonderful info! * Here's a link to the Barnes & Noble ONLINE STORYTIME! Very cool! :)
Click Here to learn about the HISTORY of our Lyell-Otis area!
Please visit our information pages, beginning at:
where distributed meeting minutes and agendas can be found. We also post burglary/robbery reports here, as well as any
crime or sex offender information that we receive. We want to help our local community by being proactive, and helping
our local law enforcement agencies be as effective as possible.
great posts for children on the LONA Kids page, with many links to fun and educational web sites. Also, any information that
might be of interest to those with children, like events at our library, or in our community.
LONA's Next Meeting:
Monday, March 10th, 2014
at the Lyell Branch Library
located at 956 Lyell Avenue
from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
All are welcome to help make our neighborhood better! ~
will have updates from: RFD's Engine 5, NSC's/RPD's CPOs, and by other local elected officials.
is available in two adjacent lots.
Positive media attention is always welcome!
For more information or clarification, please call Bob Van Sice, LONA Vice-President, at (585)
or email Pamela Davis, LONA Public Relations Coordinator, at NiceNRG@aol.com.
welcome you to come and join in our efforts!
Our Northwest Councilwoman:
Carla M. Palumbo
1002 Glide St.
Director, Civil Division, Legal Aid Society
(585) 647-4072 (Home)
Our At-Large Council Members:
Carolee A. Conklin
310 Echange Blvd., Apt. 257
(585) 254-2227 (home)
Dana K. Miller
265 Melrose St.
(585) 428-7583 (work)
45 Ontario St.
(585) 428-6056 (office)