President’s Comments – August 2012

The Board of Directors has decided to lower the lake his fall. No exact date has been established yet, but it appears that the drawdown will begin sometime around November first. More details will be available after the September Board Meeting.

The clubhouse parking lot and 2-1/2 miles of Lake Vue Drive and Morning Star (from route 6 to Acacia circle) will be chip and sealed this year. Specialized Construction Inc. was the low bidder this year at $75,900. Russell Standard, our historic paving supplier, was asked to quote but never quoted on the job.

In September, I have been asked to attend an OLCA meeting at Lakengren in western Ohio to take part in discussions regarding lake dredging. I will report to you the high points of these discussions at the September Board Meeting. Also during September, on the 13th at 6:30 PM in the clubhouse, Mr. Tom Grabow, Regional Dredge Supervisor, for the Ohio State Parks system will discuss his experiences dredging at Grand Lake St Marys. The meeting is open to all. Please plan to attend and bring all of your questions regarding dredging with you.

Our recent offer to purchase land for the DMRA (Dredge Material Relocation Area) is still under discussion. Mainly our respective lawyers are working out language between the parties. I expect this process to be completed by early September. Then the Engineering begins for the design of the DMRA and the pipeline routes to and from the lake. After that is complete, we can submit the designs and our permit application to the Army Corp of Engineers for approval.

The office will start the winter hours schedule on the 15th of September. The office hours are Wednesday thru Saturday 8:00AM to 6:00PM. The office will be closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of each week.

Barry O’Connell

With Sympathy: Miriam A. Kurth

From the Star Beacon:

ROAMING SHORES — Miriam A. Kurth, age 78, of Evening Star Dr., Roaming Shores, died Saturday morning, August 18, 2012, at her residence.

She was born July 8, 1934, in Cleveland, the daughter of Julius and Elisabeth (Aumuller) Hessenthaler and had lived in Roaming Shores since 1993, coming from North Olmsted. She was married to Don Kurth on August 6, 1955, in North Olmsted.

Mrs. Kurth was supervisor of collections for the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. for 41 years, retiring in 1992.

She is survived by a sister, Rita (David) McKenzie of Winter Green, Va.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Don in March of this year; and a twin sister, Caroline Hayes.

Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 24th, at the Jefferson Home of FLEMING & BILLMAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, with the Rev. Fred Grimm, of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be 2 p.m., Thursday, at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Westlake.

Visitation will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m., Thursday, at the Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Protective League, 5970 Green Road, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.

Obituary and condolences at and

Rome Volunteer Fire Department Steak Fry & Chinese Auction

The Rome Volunteer Fire Department will be having a Steak Fry & Chinese Auction this Saturday (August 25th) from 4pm-7:30pm at the Rome Fire Hall (located at the corner of Rts. 45 & 6).


(Chinese Auction starts at 6:00. MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN)



For tickets call 440-536-6227 or 440-563-5257, or any of your Rome Firefighters

Friday’s Potluck Supper Cancelled

Edited on August 16th:
Since no host was found for this Friday’s F & N Potluck Supper, it has been cancelled. If you would be interested in hosting the October Supper, please contact Friends & Neighbors.

Free Firewood

A land owner located 1.5 miles East of Roaming Shores on Hayford and Stumpville Road is allowing those who need firewood access to 100 acres of his land that is being select cut-crop released. There are numerous trails that provide easy access to the firewood. Please avoid driving on these trails when wet to avoid creating ruts. Also, please do not litter. The firewood you take out is free and unlimited and easy to handle, only take the wood that is on the ground. Do not cut standing trees.

If you need help loading or cutting firewood, there are men there who can help for a small fee. Arrangements can also be made to have precut wood delivered.
To get a premission slip and directions, call Elvis at 216-233-6600 or John 440-487-2665 or email at

New Pool Hours

Beginning today, Monday Aug. 6, 2012, the RRA pools will begin closing at 9pm until the end of the season.

Cardboard Boat Races Workshop

Interested in participating in the Cardboard Boat Races this year? The Promotion Club will be having a Workshop at Beach 1 on Saturday, August 4th. Bring your creativity! 🙂 Check out the album below for pictures from last year’s event.

President’s Comments – July 2012

First off, a big “thanks” to Bob and Carol Delly for their work on the fireworks display this year. It was spectacular!
The weather even cooperated.

The Board of Directors, in Executive Session, approved (5-2 vote for approval) placing a bid to purchase land for the dredging project. This action was legitimately taken in Executive Session because the business discussed was legal in nature and it was of a sensitive nature, i.e., if the details were made public it may have complicated ongoing discussions with other potential landowners. If the bid is accepted and when the title transfers into RRA’s name, I will disclose the particulars of the purchase to all of you in a public meeting. The second reason for purchasing this land is that we will now meet the “contiguous” land rule for selling mineral rights under Association property.

The title search to determine if our members own the mineral rights under their homes continues. As further information is developed, I will communicate it to all concerned.

We have received from the Army Corp. of Engineers a list of engineering firms who have experience in designing sludge ponds and the associated environmental studies that go with the design of those ponds. We have contacted several and asked them to submit proposals. Along those lines, I have met with village officials to discuss with them any present and/or future zoning rules that may be applicable to our dredging project. At that meeting the officials indicated to me that the present zoning rules would be adequate.

Barry O’Connell, President
RRA Board of Directors.


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

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

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