Ohio Lake Communities Association (OLCA) Meeting

by R.D. Gainar, CEBS – Lake Management Committee Chairman

Roaming Shores is a member of the Ohio Lake Communities Association (OLCA). This organization consists of 22 Ohio lake associations similar to ours and is one of our primary sources of current information and helpful experience on many common lake community problems and issues. Your Lake Management Committee Chairman and other Roaming Shores representatives attended the Spring 2014 OLCA meeting on April 23-24 at Willowdale Lake in North Canton, Ohio. In addition to an introduction to Willowdale, the newest lake in the OLCA community, we enjoyed the informative program that included topics involving legal issues, Ohio dam safety updates, fish management, human resources, dredging project updates, and office management issues and solutions.

In addition to the very useful information on these topics, I met and talked to six lake managers that are either mechanically dredging currently or are planning to start a mechanical dredging project in the near future. None of the lake communities reported that they are planning to hydraulically dredge their lakes. Lake Lakengren manager, Kevin Thorpe, has used the barge-dredging method, which we are planning to use here at the Shores, for over a year now and is very pleased with the results. He reports that the operation has proved much faster than originally expected and continues to be within budget. Lake Lakengren residents are very happy with the results so far and hope for similar outcomes when their coves are dredged. Director Ed Baitt included all improvements that Kevin had suggested in the Lake Depth Improvement Sub-Committee’s design and planning of our dredging project so we can expect a similar, favorable outcome.

Dredging Update

Things are moving forward with equipment needed for dredging the lake. The spud barge and dump scowl are being fabricated by Lake Erie Ship Repair and Fabrication. Check out the pictures of the progress. Work should be completed by Mid-July with dredging to begin shortly thereafter.

Spud Barge

Spud Barge

Dump Scowl

Dump Scowl

In house, our crew constructed a push boat which will be used to move the dump scowls from the spud barge to the shore to be emptied. The push boat was launched and tested last week with no issues.

Push Boat

Push Boat

Pool 1 Closed

The Pool is now fixed and back open. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Due to vandalism, Pool 1 has been closed until further notice. Beach 1 is still open as are all other amenities in the Beach 1 area.

Road Paving to Begin


Take Note: Next week (June 23rd) ship & seal work will begin in Roaming Shores. The areas to be paved are:
South: Evening Star, all roads within the Sunset Park area, and Lode Star.
North: Morning Star from Flame Lake Dr. to where Flame Lake Dr. meets up again, including Morning Point.

This project is expected begin Monday. You may want to consider using an alternate route while the pavers lay the chip & seal. Please remove all cars and obstructions. Remember to go slow over freshly paved areas to prevent damage to either the road or your car.

Water Main Break

6/16/14 – Boil Alert Lifted

Please be advised that there has been a water main break on Sugar Creek. Repairs are in progress and should be completed by 11AM, if not sooner.

Following repairs there will be a BOIL ALERT for the effected area. The area without water is on the east side of the lake Sugar Creek and Lake Crest area.

Gargage Sale List


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

West Side:

31 Rome Rock Creek Road

55 Roaming Rock Blvd

94 Rockaway Drive

109 Rock Lane

115 Roaming Rock Blvd

128 Roaming Way – Sat Only

137 Roaming Way – Friday Only

202 Ashtabula Point – Sat Only

Storage by the Shores

225 Rome Terrace

269 Morgan Terrace

272 Morgan Terrace

295 Morgan Terrace

482 Owl Point

490 Peacock Lane

510 Peacock Lane

600 Oriole Drive

740 Lark Court

806 Rome Rock Creek Road

903 Rome Rock Creek Road

933 Long Shadow Lane

974 Long Shadow Lane

980 Long Shadow Lane – Fri, all day – Sat till noon

1017 Evening Star Drive

1071 Evening Star Drive

1086 Evening Star Drive

East Side:

1133 Lake Vue

1309 Morning Star Drive

1321 Lake Vue

1420 Lake Vue

1467 Lake Vue

1470 Belvista

1475 Belvista

1509 Morning Star Drive

1550 Lake Crest

1548 Lake Crest

1559 Lake Crest – Sat Only

1563 Sugar Creek

1565 Sugar Creek

1684 Lake Crest

1703 Lake Crest

1723 Dorset

1743 Morning Star Drive

1769 Morning Star Drive

1830 Callender Road

1832 Morning Star Drive

1851 Morning Star Drive

1856 Morning Star Drive

1870 Morning Star Drive

1902 Morning Star Drive

1935 Morning Star Drive

1936 Morning Star Drive

1942 Morning Star Drive

2198 North Park

2281 Morning Point

2287 Morning Point

2292 Morning Point

2308 Morning Star Drive

2331 Morning Star Drive

2428 Cherrywood Terrace

2445 Plum Creek Drive


North Side:

2508 Tupelo Drive

2522 Tupelo Drive

2525 Tupelo Drive – Free Sailboat

2531 Tupelo Drive


Association Meeting Highlights – June 2014

by Richard D. Gainar, CEBS – Secretary RRA

The RomeRock Association Board of Directors met on June 5, 2014 with all Directors present. Approximately 22 residents were also in attendance. President Dell Rogers remarked that, on the advise of council, the Board decided to pursue a counter claim against The Neighbors for Better Roaming Shores, J. Petraus, B. O’Connell, and P. Long in response to their lawsuit.
Maintenance Director, Dan Mullins, and the maintenance team spent some time repairing the Walk-Over Bridge near the Clubhouse, completing the siding on last year’s project on the pavilion at the east beach, and, of course, debris removal due to recent, heavy storms. Roads and culverts also commanded much attention.

In his Lake Management report, Rick Gainar described this year’s lake HAB testing program and the fact that toxins were, so far, well below levels of concern. Dell Rogers remarked on his Sediment/Nutrient Subcommittee’s efforts to design a brochure of suggestions for residents to limit phosphorus from entering the lake from our own properties. Ed Baitt reported that the manufacturing of our dredging equipment remains on time and that the Building & Facilities Committee is reviewing options for a solution of a structural problem at the RRA Office.

Club Reports included Marge Morris’ reminder of the Friends & Neighbor’s potluck dinner at the Clubhouse at 6:00pm on June 20 and invites all to attend. The Fishing Club’s Don Williams Memorial fishing tournament will be on June 8. Carol Delly reviewed planned events for this year’s fireworks show on 7/4 and asks that boaters have their boats in place at the buoys by 9:45pm. Sally Flash reminded us of the Social event at 7:00pm on 6/6 at the Clubhouse and an important Promotion Club meeting coming up on 6/11 at 7:00pm at the Clubhouse to evaluate new activities.

In the business segment of the meeting, all Directors approved a $56,479.15 payment of the balance due for our dredging equipment. Bruce Bower graciously accepted the Board’s motion as Chairman of the Safety Committee. All Directors approved this year’s HAB toxin water-testing program by EnviroScience for $5,610.10.

Member comments and questions included an update of our project to recover or write-off bad debts, location of HAB testing sites and specific toxins tested, pool covers, water clarity testing, noise from loud music during rental events at the Clubhouse, required shutdown of the east beach for the fireworks event, and flooding problems during heavy rain events.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:15pm. Association Board’s next meeting will be on July 3, so mark your calendars. Hope to see you there!

High Water, No Wake – Check Boats

Update 5/24/14: The lake waters have finally receded enough to turn off the High Water, No Lake lights. However, EXTREME CAUTION is still advised. The storm brought a lot of debris into the lake. While our crew was able to remove much of the larger debris, there may still be some hidden in the muddy waters.

5-21 storm

Due to the large amount of rain we have received in Roaming Shores, the entire lake is now NO WAKE until further notice! If you see the lights flashing by the Clubhouse and the Beach 2 area, those are the indicators that the lake is NO WAKE.

Creating a wake while the lake water is high risks damage to docks and boats. Be cautious!

High lake waters bring more than just water. If you are out on the lake today, remember to be extra cautious of debris that may be in the water and hidden due to the muddy conditions.

Check on your docked boats. If the lake water is high and there is not enough slack in your line, the line can snap and your boat can float away. But make sure not to have too much slack to where your boat can end up on top of your dock. If you have canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, etc. on your dock, you may want to consider moving them further away from the shore. Remember, having your lot number on ALL of your watercraft is not only a rule, it makes it easier to identify whose boat is whose if they get loose. The Village also has an ordinance (583-07-2013) requiring your lot number to be on your dock in 5 inch tall letters.

If you are not a full time resident, consider calling your neighbors to check on your boats.

Opening Weekend


After our long harsh winter, it’s finally time to open the pools for the season! Hopefully the weather will get the message!

The pools will be open 7 days a week, 10am-10pm starting Saturday, May 24th. The Concession Stand will be open from Noon to 6pm on Weekends until school lets out.

Members are reminded that Membership Cards are required each time you visit RRA Facilities. You will be turned away if you do not have your card. Do not assume our Gate Guards “know you”.

If you are a weekender, don’t forget to bring all of your cards with you when you head out to Roaming Shores.

Your Membership Card is for you and you only. Giving your Card to anyone who is not a Member in Good Standing is not only unfair to those who pay their Dues & Assessments, it’s grounds for your card to be confiscated.

We have to be proactive because we want to protect the rights of the Membership.

Annual Roaming Shores Garage Sale

Note: This announcement is for the 2014 Garage Sale

It’s time to start planning for the Annual Roaming Shores Garage Sale! This year, the event has been extended to 2 days, Friday, June 13th and Saturday, June 14th from 9am-4pm.

If you are planning on participating in the Garage Sale, please contact the RRA Office at 440-563-3170 or reply to this email. We will add your address to a list 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.


Office Info:

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

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

On Winter Hours
Tuesday – Saturday
8am – 6pm
Closed Sunday & Monday


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

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