US 6 Bridge Update

According to ODOT, the bridge will FINALLY open on Saturday, October 14th!

Real Estate Property Tax Meeting

The Ashtabula County Auditor, Roger Corlett will be present to explain real estate property taxes to the Association Members.  The meeting will be at the Clubhouse on October 21, 2017, at 10:00am to 11:30.  Mr. Corlett  and Dennis DeCamillo, Deputy Auditor – Real Estate Manager, will show what real estate property tax rates are around the local Village and Townships.  How property taxes are calculated.  How they are collected.  How they are allocated.  And how Road Taxes, if any, are assessed.  This will be followed by a short Q & A and light refreshments.  Remember that this is not a meeting to discuss real estate taxes on your individual property; this is a meeting for a general understanding of real estate property taxes.

Although it is not necessary to RSVP, for planning purposes it would be helpful.

RSVP at 440-563-3170, or


2017 Lake Lowering

Take note: The RRA has requested that the lake be lowered beginning on November 15th. Please make sure to have your boats removed from the lake before lowering begins.

Why lower the lake?

If you intend on self-dredging around your dock or seawall, either yourself or hiring a contractor, you will not be required to obtain a permit from the US Army Corp of Engineers.

You will, however, need to acquire a permit from the RRA before work begins. Additionally, your contractor will need to be registered with the Village.

Update: Boil Alert Lifted – 9/26/17

From the Village of Roaming Shores

The boil order issued for the following streets Dam view, Browning point, Rosewood, Willow brook, Trellis, Tupelo, and also Hayford rd and Shoreside on 9/25/17 has been lifted.

The bac-t sample came back from the lab negative. You can go back to using your water as normal.

Thank You
Utility Department Supervisor: Victor Virmala

Vic: 440-474-2302
Arthur: 440-344-0760


A boil order has been issued for the following streets:

  • Dam Vue Drive
  • Peninsula Place
  • Browning Point
  • Rosewood Place
  • Willow Brook Place
  • Trellis Place
  • Tupelo Drive
  • Hayford Road
  • The Shoreside.

You will be notified with further instruction, if required.  We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

Victor Virmala, Utility Department Superintendent
Village of Roaming Shores

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. Extra clams can be purchased for $10/dozen. There is also an option for a Chicken Dinner Only for $18.

Beverages: Coffee, Tea, and Punch or BYOB

This Event is Catered by: Maple Heights Catering

For Tickets Call:
Jack McMillin – (440) 563-3365
Dave Emick – (440) 520-0203
Mike Chevalier – (440) 563-3457
Dave Flaum – (440) 563-9107
Walt Samson – (440) 563-3107

Tickets are also available at the RRA Office. More Information.

Proceeds of the Lake Roaming Rock Annual Clam Bake & Chicken Dinner will be utilized to fund Fishing Club Tournament awards and the cost of lake “fish stocking activities” planned for this Fall and next year. Your participation and support are greatly appreciated!

Chinese Auction

The Club needs your donations of “unique items” to be auctioned off in the Chinese Auction to be held the night of the Clam Bake. Please contact club officers with any items you are willing to contribute.

Helicopter Rides – Canceled due to scheduling conflict.


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 26th and 28th 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 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

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


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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8, Rome, OH 44085

Located at 1875 US Route 6, Roaming Shores, OH 44085

Closed Thanksgiving until November 28th

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8am – 6pm

Office: (440) 563-3170
Fax: (440) 563-5667

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