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Halloween in Roaming Shores 2017


Trick-or-Treating in Roaming Shores will be on Saturday, October 28th from 5pm-7pm.

After trick-or-treating, come join us at the Clubhouse for a Halloween Happening! We will be playing a movie and will have treats and refreshments. The Roaming Shores Police Department will be grilling up hotdogs!

This is a free event for all of the little ghosts and goblins in the Shores (their family, too!)

If you would like to donate candy for treat bags, please drop them off at either the RRA or RSV offices. Thank you!

Clam Bake to be held Oct 14th

The Roaming Shores Fishing Club will be having a Clam Bake and Chicken Roast on Saturday, October 14th from 3pm – 5pm at the Clubhouse.

Tickets are $25 and includes: 12 Steamed Clams, 1/2 Chicken, Bread, Coleslaw, Yam or White Potato Baked, Corn on the Cob, Clam Chowder, and Cake for Dessert

Beverages: Coffee, Tea, and Punch or BYOB

For Tickets Call:
Dave Emick – (440) 520-0203
Dave Flaum – (440) 563-9107
Walt Samson – (440) 563-3107
Jack McMillin – (440) 563-3365

Tickets are also available at the RRA Office.

Helicopter Rides


Before the Clam Bake, take a Fall Helicopter Ride during peak foliage! Stellar Copters will be returning to the Lake offering rides between 10am and 2pm. Take off will again be by the Tennis Courts. Ride price TBD.

President’s Comments Sept 2017 Board Meeting

A goal of this Board has been to improve dues and assessment collections.  An action item of the Collections Policy developed by our Attorney is to assign a Board Member for our Attorney to work with.  John Martin, our Treasurer, has been assigned.   

The Board is reviewing a new Employee Handbook.  It is anticipated that by the next Board Meeting the Association will have a new Employee Handbook.

Water Quality.  As you probably noticed, there were warning signs about a high level of algae toxins with the State’s recommendation that there be no contact with the water.  This was based on the sampling that we agreed to earlier in the year.  The Association will report the data, however, the Association will not make a recommendation.  The Association is providing as much information as possible so that each Member can make their own decision.  Additional sampling has been proposed by Lake Management and it has been agreed to by the Board to see if we can predict a situation like this again.

The meeting with our County Auditor, Roger Corlett, will be October 21, 2017, 10:00am at the Clubhouse.  Mr. Corlett will compare tax rates around the Association and Village, and address the Road Tax.  This is not a meeting to discuss your personal property tax.  Mr. Corlett invites you to set up a private appointment should you desire to discuss you own property tax.

Subcommittees for both the Association and the Village are meeting to work out the differences between the Village and the Association.  The immediate goal for this group is to negotiate maintenance of the roads which includes snowplowing, lawn mowing, culvert installation and all the associated activities.  The second goal is to re-negotiate the Dam Contract.  The first meeting was Thursday, July 13, 2017, the second meeting August 16, 2017, and the next meeting is scheduled for September 27, 2017.  Thus far, the Association has become a registered contractor to the Village and the Association has provided individual prices for snow plowing, grass cutting and culvert maintenance.  

In the September 2017 Roaming Shores Newspaper, it is reported that the “Board agrees to not buy back unwanted property lots.”  Just to be clear, this was not a recent decision.  The Association, at the direction of the Board, has not taken back lots in over 10 years; several Boards over the years have taken this same policy.  Financially, the Association cannot afford to take back property that an owner no longer wants.  The Association, and you are the Association, cannot afford to be responsible for the taxes and utility fees.

Lastly, the Association Operations Manager and Staff have done a fine job of maintaining and improving the facilities.  The Board hopes that you, the Members, enjoyed the Association amenities and that you continue to use the facilities remaining open after Labor Day, and that you continue to support the Club activities. 

Upcoming Educational Courses

CPR Course

South Central Ambulance District “SCAD” will be holding a CPR course at their station on Sept 23rd at 6pm. The cost of the course will be $15 and will include instruction in CPR, the Heimlich maneuver, and AEDs. SCAD also hosts first aid classes. There is no class currently scheduled for September, but there is a discount if you sign up for both classes. Call 563-5619 to sign up.

Boater Education Course

Take the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators approved OBEC class, and earn your Ohio boating certificate. The certificate which never expires, is required for anyone born on or after January 1, 1982 in order to operate any boat or personal watercraft over 10 horsepower in the state of Ohio. The course last just 8 hours including the test, ad is full of useful information for anyone who owns any type of watercraft or just enjoys being on the water.

Ages: 12 years and older
Date: Saturday September 23 9am-5pm
Fee: YMCA Member $10/ Regular $15
Contact Brian at bpruitt@ashtabulaymca.org or
For more information you may click on this link.

ASHI Child and Babysitting Safety Certification Class

Come to the YMCA to learn to be a safe and successful babysitter. This class is designed to focus on supervising, caring for, and keeping children and infants safe in babysitting settings. The program provides fundamental information in the business of babysitting, age appropriate play, safety and injury prevention and responding properly to ill or injured children or infants. The class will allow you to earn you American Safety and Health Institute Babysitting Certification valid for 2 years. Students will receive a babysitting booklet. Bring a baby doll and pack a bag lunch. Class time may be slightly less than listed below depending on number of students enrolled.

Ages: 11 and older
Class offerings:
Saturday 9/23 9-4pm
Saturday 11/11 9-4pm
Fee: YMCA Member $25 member/ $45 regular
Contact Annette at agriffin@ashtabulaymca.org

In Memoriam: Al Russo

Adolph Anthony "Al" Russo Obituary
Adolph ‘Al’ Anthony Russo, age 90, of Cleveland & Bradenton FL, third son of Adolph & Rose Russo; brother of Salvatore & Ignatius (all preceding him in death), beloved husband of Dolores ‘Dee’ Russo for 63 years ; devoted father of David, Bob & Gary; second Dad to Ann & Lisa; loving PopPop & Grandpa to Matthew, Elisabeth (Chris), Christopher & Michael (Jen). Additional survivors include many dear & special cousins, nephews, nieces & friends. Al was a graduate of both Shaker Heights High School & Bowling Green State University. When Al wasn’t working with Pepperidge Farm or selling homes, you’d probably find him wandering yard sales, woodworking, at the lake or most likely on the golf course! Here’s to successive holes in one! Cremation was chosen with a private ceremony already held. Dad, you blessed us for so many wonderful years making lasting memories. We love you & will miss you forever. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St Clair Ave, Cleveland, OH 44110.
 

Published in The Plain Dealer from Sept. 11 to Sept. 17, 2017

In Memoriam: Mike Cox

Our thoughts and prayers are with Veronica Cox who lost her husband Mike this passed week. Mike and Veronica are former residents who were very involved in the community. An obituary has not yet been published.

Fish Fry – Friday, Sept 15th

Fishing Club Members frying fish at last year's Fish Fry

Friday, September 15th, Friends and Neighbors and the Fishing Club will be teaming up to host a Fish Fry at the Clubhouse. Dinner will include fish, baked potatoes or jojos.

The cost is $10 per person at the door. Please bring a dessert to share. This is a BYOB event.

***It’s very important to RSVP due to the amount of fish to be processed. Call Jack McMillin 440-563-9107 Marge Morris 440-563-3769mkm821@windstream.net – or Dave Emick 440-520-0203.***

Social: 6pm-7pm
Dinner: 7pm

Note on Advisory Signs

For those who visit our beaches, you will notice that the Algal Warning Signs are posted. These warning signs were posted due to readings taken on 8/21/17 which indicated algal toxin levels exceeded the EPA’s Public Health Advisory limit.

While the most recent tests indicated the algal toxin levels were well below the Elevated Advisory Limit, 2 readings under state guidelines are needed before the signs will be taken down.

Microcystin Algal Toxin   E.coli Bacteria
West Beach 1 East Beach 2   West Beach 1 East Beach 2
Results below early warning level Results above early warning level   Results below early warning level Results below early warning level

The Algal Toxin Levels from the Beach 2 slightly exceeded the EPA’s Public Health Advisory limit. However it is well below the Elevated Advisory Limit which would recommend no contact. All data can be found on the LMC section of the RRA website.

Current Conditions for Week of 8/28/2017: The current results for the testing program for the lake are summarized above. A green cell indicates that results are below the USEPA or OhioEPA criteria for recreational water. A yellow cell indicates that values have exceeded the limit and appropriate caution is advised. Your Lake Management Committee’s (LMC) water testing program for harmful algal blooms (Microcystin) monitors our two beach areas monthly during the hot, summer months and advises that all test results received so far have been well below any level of concern or alarm. In addition, the LMC is also having tests performed for the presence of E.coli bacteria weekly at the two beaches as is done in most public beaches. Should any of these test results approach the level of caution, the Board of Directors can request that caution signs be posted at the affected beaches for your safety. Of course, common sense tells us not to swim in any waters that contain unusual amounts of algae. Please enjoy our beautiful lake and have a safe summer.

In Memoriam: Donna Plesnicar

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Donna Plesnicar. Mrs. Plesnicar and her husband Tony have been property owners for over 30 years. Their daughter and grandson are also residents. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.

Donna Mae (Graham) Plesnicar, 81 of Concord formerly of Euclid died Friday August 25, 2017 at Tri-Point Medical Center, Concord. She was born April 11, 1936 in Cleveland.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Tony J. Plesnicar Sr.; children, Nancy (Charles) Pirnat, Joseph (Susan) Plesnicar; grandchildren, Charles (Kim) Pirnat, Jaclyn (Michael) Crissinger, Nicole (David) Stewart, Lindsay (Jason) Spoth, Michael, Joseph, Becky, Laura, Victor Plesnicar, Anthony (Kari) Plesnicar III; great-grandchildren, Charlie, Andrew, Corey, Colton, Claire, Jillian, Adiya, Ziva, Ethan, Devon; Siblings, Jacqueline Reiss, Catherine (Joseph) Schlegel and Tom Spellman.

Preceding Donna in death is her son, Anthony J. Plesnicar Jr.; father, John Graham and Mother, Josephine Glodenis.
The family will receive friends from 4-8 pm, Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the funeral home.
Interment will be in All Souls Cemetery, Chardon.

Send flowers or offer condolences at www.brunners.com.

Published in www.News-Herald.com on Aug. 28, 2017

Hands UP, Don’t Run Me Over, I’m In The Water!

Lake Safety Committee
By: Bruce C. Bower

The title of this article is to draw your attention to what you should preach to your family and guests when they are in the water after being towed. As soon possible, they should put their hands up, over their heads, to draw attention of their presence to other boaters. If they have just fallen out of their skis, hold the ski or skis up vertically. Wave their arms so show where they are, not necessarily for you, but to any other boaters coming your way. One human head bobbing in the water is difficult to see, especially when there is a choppy surface. AND, get that flag up ASAP!

Too many people are still not using the flag correctly. I still see boats with what looks as though there is a suction cup sticking the flag to the windshield. Simple rule, PUT THE FLAG UP WHEN SOMEONE IS IN THE WATER. This doesn’t mean that there are kids in the water, but they are ON A TUBE. It doesn’t mean that someone is up ON a wakeboard. Wait till they fall off into the lake, then put up the flag.

The Boat Patrol asked me to inform everyone to mark or paint your lot number on all your water toys, floats, skis, paddle boards, paddles, tubes, trampolines, and anything else that you want back if it gets lost. The Patrol finds things floating in the lake and wants a way to get the equipment back to the owners.

Another topic that the Boat Patrol brought up was that the people letting youngsters use their jetskis are NOT following State laws of age of operation. It appears that there are a bunch of un-informed people that think that if they are 21 or over, they can drive anything on water. What do we have to do to tell you that if you were born on or after Jan 1, 1982 you need a STATE LICENSE to operate a water craft? And you must be 16 with a license to drive a jetski. It’s stated in the rules you are given with your boat tags. Then you give your signature that you have read and will follow the rules. How about it? I’m going to request that ODNR come to our lake and specifically check licenses on ALL jet drivers. No wonder we see absurd stunts from the jet people.
I’m beginning to think that maybe we should make it imperative that boat owners take mandatory 2 hour course every 3 or 4 years before getting a tag. Or how about taking a 10 question test before you get a tag, get 2 wrong, no tag? There has to be something done differently until we can get uniformed police to pass out tickets for not following the laws and rules. I’ll be bringing up this FORCED education to the Board soon.

I can’t close without mentioning the 75 foot no-wake zone, try and picture 4 lengths of your boat from the shoreline, this will be close enough. There must some sort of magnetic force that lures people in to around 40 feet or so!

As always, call me with your thoughts or if you want to holler back at 216.906.2301 cell

Think SAFETY
Bower out.
440.563.4108 lake

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