Culvert Work to Close Route 6

5/31/17 UPDATE: All culvert work has been completed!

Beginning Monday, May 30, US 6 between SR 46 and SR 11 will be closed through Friday, June 2 for two culvert replacements. The detour will be SR 46 to US 322 to SR 11.

Beginning Monday, June 12th the bridge over rock creek/the beginning of the lake on Route 6 will close for 75 days for a bridge replacement.

Please note these detours if you are planning on coming to the RRA Office which is located on US 6. There are other ways around the detour depending on your destination, please plan your route accordingly.

Annual Garage Sale 2017

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It’s time to start planning for the Annual Roaming Shores Garage Sale! This year, the event will again be held 2 days, Friday, June 16th and Saturday, June 17th from 9am-4pm.

If you are planning on participating in the Garage Sale, please fill out the form below. We will add your address to a list with a street map so that visitors will know where to find you. Signs will also be available at the RRA Office that may be posted to your mailbox or at the end of your street.

If you do not want people parking in front of your property, please post No Parking Signs.

Note: If you are having a garage sale, you are not required to sign-up.

I plan to have a Garage Sale during the Annual Roaming Shores Garage Sale…

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Friday, June 16thSaturday, June 17th

The following addresses have informed us that they are participating in the Community Garage Sale this weekend:
(updated daily)

West Side:
39 Roaming Rock Blvd.
56 Roaming Rock Blvd.
68 Rockaway Dr.
254 Morgan Terrace
272 Morgan Terrace
280 Morgan Terrace
305 Morgan Terrace
340 Rome Terrance
355 Rome Terrace
385 Jefferson Point (Sat. only)
419 Conneaut Terrace (Sat. only)
510 Peacock Lane
557 Rome Rock Creek Rd.
806 Rome Rock Creek Rd.
822 Western Star Court
915 Long Shadow Lane (Sat. only)
923 Long Shores Lane
933 Long Shadow Lane
947 Long Shadow Lane
1006 Evening Star
1052 Lode Star Dr. (Sat. only)
1055 Lode Star Dr.
1090 Evening Star (Sat. only)
1094 Evening Star
East Side:

1150 Gemini Court
1321 Lake Vue Dr.
1359 Lake Vue Dr.
1418 Lake Vue Dr.
1437 Lake Vue Dr. (Fri. only)
1444 Lake Vue Dr.
1460 Lake Vue Dr. (Fri. only)
1484 Belvista Ct (Sat. only)
1498 Morning Star Dr.
1509 Morning Star Dr.
1540 Lake Crest Dr.
1550 Lake Crest Dr.
1578 Sugar Creek Dr.
1591 Soncere Dr. (Fri. only)
1599 Soncere Dr.
1660 Dorset Dr.
1668 Pierpont Dr. (Fri. only)
1795 Morning Star Dr. (Fri. only)
1832 Morning Star Dr.
1887 Beaver Circle
1972 Calabria Lane
1982 Morning Star Dr.
2062 South Plaza Dr.
2150 Deer Run
2166 Morning Star Dr.
2287 Morning Point
2292 Morning Point
2413 Plum Creek Dr.
2419 Plum Creek Dr.
2449 Plum Creek Dr.
North Side (Roads off of Hayford Rd):
2462 Cherrywood Terrace
2508 Tupelo Dr.
2512 Rosewood Place
2526 Tupelo Dr.

2017 RRA Boat Registration

Boaters: Please remember to bring both your Registration AND Title when coming to the office to purchase your 2017 RRA Boat Decals. We do require these documents to be presented each year, no exceptions. Having trouble locating your registration? Check on your boat.

Please see the Boating Information Page for more information.

Mini Tri is July 2nd – Preregister by June 1st!

***Take advantage of preregistration entry fees and be guaranteed a shirt or tank top by preregistering for the Mini Triathlon by June 1st!***


The Mini Triathlon that was hosted for the 1st time last year for the 50th Anniversary will be back this year! The event, Givin’ it a Tri in the Shores, is now hosted by the STARS Club.

The Race will be held on Sunday, July 2nd. Registration begins at 7am, Race Time is 8am. Registration info below.

This is a family friendly event. The race can be completed as an individual or as a Relay Team of 2 to 3.

Events: The Mini Tri will begin at Beach 1 with a 160 yard swim. From there, a 5.75 mile bike ride through Roaming Shores streets and the Greenway Trail. The final leg will be a 2 mile run. All measurements are approximate. It will all begin and end at the Clubhouse.

Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Individual Male and Female participants and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Team.

Registration: Mini Tri Registration Form Link. Preregister by June 1st to take advantage of discount registration rates and to be guaranteed a shirt or tank top. Pre-Entry Fees – Individual $20, 2 Person Team $30, 3 Person Team $40. Make checks out to STARS Club P.O. Box 8, Rome, OH 44085.

Proceeds from the race will be donated to our local Ambulance Service, Fire Department, and Police Station who will be volunteering at this event.

Click here to view the pictures from last year’s event!

Thank you to our Sponsors!

 

Platinum Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors

Kennington Electric
Signsations
Crandall Connection
C&L Lawn Service, Inc.
Title Professionals, Inc.


Silver Sponsors

Ziegler Heating
Cantini’s Village Market

Annual Meeting – Closing Comments

The Board of Directors Closing Comments
RRA Annual Meeting
April 29, 2017

The RomeRock Association is a Homeowners Association (HOA).  It means that we collectively pay for the operation and amenities.  Roads, pools, pavilions, RL lots are common amenities.  If this is a concept that you can cannot embrace, then maybe, it’s time you look elsewhere for another community to live in.  You bought into this HOA concept when you bought your property.  It is not a new concept instituted by this Board or past Boards.  It was instituted by the Developer in the 1960s before turning the property over to the Association.  The HOA has been in place going on 51 years.  It is a very common practice by this Lake Community as well as others.  This Board is not going to move to an a la carte system of paying for Roads, pools and other amenities; it would be an impossible task.

The Board is charged with doing what is best for the Community.  There are 1300 Members.  Of those 1300 about 1100 are paying dues/assessments.  Attendance at Board Meetings is about 25 Members maximum.  About 2%.  Remember when a couple shows up at a meeting from one address, that is one Member.  When the Board makes a decision, we make it based on what we believe is best for the Community, taking into account the other 98% of the dues/assessment paying Members that are not present at a Board Meeting.  It is a difficult task.  Remember your Board is made up of unpaid volunteers, charged with doing the best we can.  We don’t guarantee to be right every time, but we try, and we do pledge to make decisions for the betterment of the Community, not the betterment of an individual.  We may make decisions that you do not like, but we believe we made the best decisions for the Community as a whole.

The Board has been to several other Lake Communities and this is by far the best.  We here at the RomeRock Association, have a great Manager, great Office & Maintenance Staff, the biggest and best Lake, best pools, best beaches, the best Lake Management group, the best roads, and now the best Office.  There are Lake Associations with better volunteerism, better  funding sources, but there are no Lake communities with: a Lake our size, two pools, two clean sandy beaches, a sand volley ball court, tennis courts, paved pavilions, assorted restrooms, and an ongoing dredging project.  And we now exceed these other Communities with our Office.  You get these things for about $65/month.  The Board recommends that you visit other Lake Communities and compare.

When you leave the Clubhouse today hold your head high:
Your Board has your interest at Heart.
You made a good decision to be part of this beautiful Community.
It’s not perfect, but it is Great.

Want a Great Lawn?

By Dick Hurwitz – Lake Management Committee

Many Roaming Shores residents take great pride in a beautiful lawn.  This is a good thing!  Not only does it add to the beauty of our village, but it also helps maintain or even increase the values of our properties.  In some cases, however, a beautiful lawn may not be such a good things—if the beauty is a result of chemical applications that include nutrients which may be harmful to the health and safety of our lake.  So if you would like a lawn that is, as much as possible, safe for the lake and beautiful as well, try some or all of these suggestions from the April 2016 issue of Reader’s Digest:

Wise Moves for a Lush Lawn

  1. Get tested. “Spending money on fertilizer without a soil test is just guessing,” says Paul Tukey. Good soil is key to a great lawn, and a soil test can tell you what’s in the dirt and what’s missing.  For a test, call your county extension office (a national network of agriculture experts).
  2. Plant clover with your grass. Clover competes with weeds and fixes nitrogen in the soil.  John Bochert, a lawn and garden specialist in York, Maine, recommends a seed mix of white clover, perennial rye (it germinates quickly), fescue, and bluegrass.
  3. Mow high, and leave the clippings. Taller grass provides more leaf for photosynthesis, develops deeper roots, and resists weeds.  The clippings act as fertilizer.  “Lawns mowed at four inches are the most weed-free,” Tukey says.  “If you did only one thing, adjusting your mower height would be it.”
  4. Cut back on watering. Frequent watering leads to shallow roots, so “water once a week if at all,” says Tukey.
  5. Apply compost. “Weeds need light to grow,” Tukey says.  “Spreading compost on a lawn in the spring prevents weed seeds from germinating.”
  6. Listen to weeds… “Weeds are nothing if not messengers,” says Tukey.  “Dandelions are telling you the ground needs more calcium.  Plantains are telling you the ground is too compact and needs aerating.”
  7. …and to insects. Beneficial nematodes, which are microscopic worms, eat some 200 species of insects, including grubs that become Japanese beetles; you can buy them from farm and garden stores.  Mix them in water, and spray them on your lawn.

-Edgar Allen Beem

from Down East

Coyotes in Rome Terrace Neighborhood

5/5/17 Update: The homeowner has been contacted as has a trapper.

There have been reports of a coyote family, including young cubs, spotted around Rome Terrace. It is believed they have a den.

Please be on alert!

Coyotes may come out at any time of day or night. Coyotes are wild animals. Do not encourage or approach them.

Association Annual Meeting – Saturday, April 29th

Saturday, April 29th at 1pm will be the Annual Meeting of the RomeRock Association. The meeting will be held at the Clubhouse. The Annual Meeting is where the Treasurer’s report for fiscal year 2016 will be presented, and the Directors will report on activities of the past 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!

After the Annual Meeting and reception, there will be tours of the new Office.

**Please note, the Office will close at 11am on the 29th to set up for the Annual Meeting and will not open until an hour after the Meeting is adjourned.

President’s Comments April 2017 Board Meeting

I want to thank Jim Swartz for filling in for me tonight.  I have some out-of-state family commitments today.

As you already notice, we are having our April Board Meeting and subsequent Board Meetings at the Clubhouse.  Following these meetings will be a social reception for Members the Board.  The Board is hoping that this will promote a sense of Community.  This is to be an opportunity for the Membership to meet other Members and the Board.  Sorry I am missing the first one.

As a reminder, there were only two Candidates for the two open Board Seats.  According to the Bylaws, when the number of candidates equal or are less than the number of open Seats, the Board can suspend the Election by confirming the candidates.  We confirmed the candidates at the March Board Meeting.  The two new Board Members for the 2017 to 2020 period are Jim Swartz and Ron Morris.

Our new business Office is complete and at the old location.  The new Office is in use. A special thanks to Dan Mullins, our Association Operations Manager, and Jim Swartz, our Vice President of the Board for navigating the construction process.  And a further thanks to Dan and Jim along with our office staff, Pat Sowry and Jen Addair, and our Maintenance staff for the transition back to Route 6.

The Annual Meeting will be held on April 29, 2017, 1pm right here at the Clubhouse.  Following the meeting will be a social with other Members and the Board, and then a tour of the new Office for those making the trip to Route 6.

The Board cancelled out of the joint Village-Association meeting in March for what turned out to be a record snow for the area.  We will reschedule after the Board has an opportunity to agree upon potential dates which will be provide to the Village.  In addition the Board will address the Mayor’s suggestion that we have a few representatives rather than the entire Board.

Volunteerism:  I want to thank all the Volunteers that it took to put on several activities over the past several weeks.  The Polar Bear Plunge, Dog Training, Winter Fest,  Friends and Neighbors Dinner, Shores Hold ém, Quilting, and the Fishing Club.  If I missed any I apologize to that group. Hopefully, these activities will continue to increase and our Members will create and/or find activities that interest them.  It is no small task to put on these events and the Board is greatly appreciative of these events for the development of our Community.

2017 Dues and Assessments due on May 1st

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, 2017 are required to have 2017 RRA Boat Decals affixed. When coming to the office to purchase your RRA Boat Decals, remember to bring both your Title and State Registration!

Payment Options:

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)).

Mail:

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).

In Person:

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.

Online
The RomeRock Association offers owners the ability to pay dues online through our payment processing partner, PayLease. Using PayLease will allow you to:

  • Pay online with a credit/debit card or electronic check**
  • Make a one-time or recurring payment
  1. 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
  2. Follow the instructions to search for and select your property.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Once registered, you can process a one-time payment and/or set up Auto Pay.
  6. 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.

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Office Info:

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

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

Hours
On Summer Hours
7 Days a Week
9am – 5pm

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

Pool Hours: 10am – 10pm
7 Days a Week

Concession Stand: 12pm – 6pm
7 Days a Week

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