This Tuesday, May 8th is the Primary Election for the State of Ohio. For residents of Roaming Shores, your polling place is the Clubhouse (13 Roaming Rock Blvd). Polls will be open across the state from 6:30am to 7:30pm. Remember to exercise your right to vote!
Click the button below to view sample ballots based on your precinct and political party.
The Annual Meeting of the RomeRock Association took place on Saturday, April 28th. The meeting was well attended with almost every seat in the Clubhouse filled. Members who attended learned the results of the election, the state of the Association, heard the Association’s plans for the future, and took the time to address their comments and concerns to the Board. After the meeting attendees enjoyed pizza from Paradise Bay and cookies from Cantini’s.
The results of the election were:
- Dave Emick: 156
- Rory Marshall: 205
- Tony Vavpetic: 150
Dave Emick retained his seat on the Board joined by newcomer, Rory Marshall. Congratulations! Thank you to Tony Vavpetic for your interest in joining the Board of Directors. Outgoing Director Tom Sopko did not seek reelection. Thank you for your service, Tom!
The Annual Meeting is the biggest RRA meeting of the year. The Treasurer’s report for fiscal year 2017 will be presented, the Directors will report on activities of the past year and plans for the current year. Refreshments and food will be served at the Clubhouse following the meeting.
Please make an effort to attend as the growth and success of our association depends on the active participation of its members!
**Please note, the Office will close at 11am on the 28th to set up for the Annual Meeting and will not open until an hour after the Meeting is adjourned.
Dues and Assessments are due by May 1st. Please note this date! Accounts that are not paid in full by the due date will be charged a late fee of 10%! Invoices were sent out in January. If you did not receive your Dues and Assessments or have misplaced your bill, please contact the RRA Office at 440-563-3170. Not receiving your bill does not exempt you from payment.
All boats in the water and at docks after April 30, 2018 are required to have 2018 RRA Boat Decals affixed. When coming to the office to purchase your RRA Boat Decals, remember to bring both your Title and State Registration!
Bank Bill Pay:
Many banks offer their customer’s bill pay on their website. You can set the RomeRock Association as a payee. If you use this option to pay your Dues, please make sure that your lot numbers are listed on the check (you can set your account number to your lot number(s)).
You can send your payment via US Mail to P.O. Box 8, Rome, OH 44085. Checks and credit cards/debit cards are accepted. (If paying by credit/debit card please use form on the back of the return portion of your statement, there is a 5% fee).
Checks, credit cards/debit cards and cash are accepted at our office location (1875 US Route 6). There is a 5% convenience fee for credit/debit cards. Our office hours are 7 Days a Week, 9am to 5pm. We also have an after-hours drop box.
- Pay online with a credit/debit card or electronic check**
- Make a one-time or recurring payment
- Visit the RRA Website (roamingshores.org/RRA1/) and click the button on the side that says “Pay Dues and Assessments Online”. Direct Page (http://www.roamingshores.org/RRA1/pay-dues-and-assessments-online/) Or visit PayLease.com
- Follow the instructions to search for and select your property.
- Enter your contact information, and create a password to create your account. Your account number is your lot number and it must be 4 digits. Ex. Lot 123 would be 0123.
- To add additional lots, under Manage Accounts (middle of screen), click Add Account, under link another account—put in your account number (4 digits) then type @RRA right after the number, then your last name, and then Submit.
- Once registered, you can process a one-time payment and/or set up Auto Pay.
- If you set up an account last year, please use your same login information.
**Note: There is a fee accessed for paying online. 3% is charged for using a credit card/debit card and $2.95 for an electronic check (electronic checks differ from personal checks. Personal checks can be mailed or paid in-person). Paylease assesses a fee for each account (lot).
If you have questions regarding your account balance, please contact The RomeRock Association at 440-563-3170. For questions regarding PayLease or your online payments, please contact PayLease Support at 1-866-729-5327.
As the warmer days become more frequent, more boats are being registered at the office.
If you are planning on coming in to register your boat and still need to pay your Dues and Assessments, you can do both when you come to the office. Please do not mail your Dues and then come to the office as we may not have received your mailing. It’s easier to do both at once.
And as always, remember to bring both your title and state registration when registering boats with the RRA.
As many begin cleaning up their lots for spring, residents can sign out a key at the RRA office to open the compost site gate (located off of Route 6 adjacent to Lake Vue) . The gate is locked to help prevent further abuse of the facility.
No trees, branches or stumps from lot clearing operations are allowed to be disposed of at the site.
On Monday, April 16th, the RRA will switch over to its Summer Hours. The office will then be open from 9am to 5pm 7 days a week.
April Board Meeting
April 5, 2018
Board Activities This Past Month:
As we reported last month, the Board voted to do a Survey and it would be handled similar to a Ballot for the Directors. The Survey would be anonymous. The Board is now working on a final copy. The Survey will not be at the same time as the Director Election to avoid any confusion. This Survey is to gauge the thinking of the Members. The survey may or may not result in changes by the Board. There are many factors to consider in making changes, such as the Community benefit, money to pay for it, legal issues, insurance requirements, etc.
The Association Attorney approved the language for the monthly payment plan. The Association is expected to begin this in June of 2018, for the 2019 season. There will be no monthly billing. It will be up to the Member to pay dues for the following year over a 10 month period, or less. 1/10th of the anticipated bill each month. All payments will be credited toward the following year. There is no cost to make monthly payments.
Director Election: Your current Board is comprised of mostly appointments to the Board. Appointments are where a vacancy occurs and the Board elects a person to fill the empty Seat. The second most prevalent situation is where there have been just enough candidates or not enough candidates to fill the vacant Director Seats.
This election is your opportunity to shape the Board. There are more candidates than Seats. Three candidates for two Board Seats.
The current Board is a great Board. Although the Board may not be in complete agreement on issues, those that did not get their way move on to the next issue without holding an ax to grind. A true working relationship.
For the upcoming Director election, it is my recommendation that you ask questions to understand the intentions of candidates. Vote for candidates who are truly interested in the long term direction of the Community, representing the entire Active Membership. Remember, there are 1100+ paying Active Members to be represented.
Most importantly VOTE.
The Village: Despite the constant barrage of comments that the Association needs to “work together” with the Village and vice versa, cooperation, in my opinion, has never been better. Sharing of equipment, ideas, and information hasn’t been this good in many years. The Association thanks the Village Management for this cooperation. Hopefully the new Village Management and the new Association Board will continue and expand this true “working relationship”.
The Annual Meeting: The Association Annual Meeting will be held at the Clubhouse on April 28, 2018 at 1pm. Everyone is invited, paid up Active Members and Inactive Members. The Annual Meeting will be followed by a Social where you can meet your Board and your neighbors. Following the Social, the new Board will elect the Association Officers for May 2018 thru April 2019. Plan to attend and see what your Association has been doing and has planned.
Tonight’s Meeting: As always after each Board meeting, please join the social at the Kitchen area of the Clubhouse for coffee and dessert. Meet your Board and your neighbors.
Attention runners! In lieu of the Mini Tri of previous years, the STARS Club will be hosting the Roaming Shores 5K for 2018. The race will be held on Saturday, June 30th beginning at 8am at the Clubhouse (13 Roaming Rock Blvd, Roaming Shores, OH 44085)!
Race Route: The 5K will be a flat loop around Roaming Shores Village. The start and finish lines will be at the Roaming Shores Clubhouse parking lot. The race will be professionally timed by Stasny Road Racing.
Preregistration: By June 1st is $20. Race day is $25 with proceeds benefiting our local Safety Services and the STARS Club, which organizes several events in the Shores and the annual Fireworks Display. All preregistration entries are guaranteed a t-shirt or tank top. Limited shirts will be available on race day.
**Day-of Registration and packet pickup will begin at 7am in the Clubhouse.**
Paper Registration: Downloadable 5K Registration Form. Make checks out to STARS Club P.O. Box 8, Rome, OH 44085.
Overall male and female winners receive trophies. First place finishers in each age group (Male & Female) will receive medals. Second and third place finishers in each age group (Male & Female) will receive ribbons. Age categories: 14 & under, 15–19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over.
For more Information: Call Jen Addair 440-563-3170 or IT@roamingshores.org
Thank you to our Sponsors for their generous contributions!
Ziegler Heating Co.
The Gibson Family