Early Bird Drawing #3

The winner of Early Bird Drawing #3 for 2013 and recipient of $400 is Robert Boggs & Judie Sylak (Lot #2281)


Next week’s drawing will be for $350.

Girl Scout Meeting Moved

Due to the bad weather, the Girl Scout meeting that was scheduled for this week has been moved to next Tuesday, January 29th. The meeting will still take place at 6:00pm.

Early Bird Drawing #2

The winner of Early Bird Drawing #2 for 2013 and recipient of $450 is Paul LaPlant (Lot #1036)


Next week’s drawing will be for $400.

Early Bird Drawing #1

The winner of Early Bird Drawing #1 for 2013 and recipient of $500 is Brett Bellas (Lot #65)!


Next week’s drawing will be for $450. The sooner your Dues & Assessments are paid in full, the more drawings you will be eligible for.

Thin Ice

There have been several reports of children and even snow mobiles out on the lake. The ice on the lake is very thin and DANGEROUS. Please keep your children off of the ice!

Safe Boating Class

Safe Boating Course to be held on March 23
Boating Safety Committee
By: Bruce C. Bower

The Safety Committee is planning a Safety Course to be held Saturday, March 23 2013. The course will be taught by the Coast Guard Auxiliary, with help from some of our members and ODNR Watercraft Enforcement. If the student passes a comprehensive test, the state requirements will be met for operating a boat. For people born after Jan 1, 1982 it is necessary to have this certificate of completion and carry it with you, while operating a water craft. It will be an all day affair at the Clubhouse at little or no cost to the students. All ages of students will be welcome. Come and sharpen your skills and knowledge of boating. The class will begin at 8:00 am sharp and possibly last till 5:00 pm. Lunch will be provided be the Association.

In order to plan for the written material needs and the lunch, please register by phone by 3/10/13. Call me at 440.563.4108 or Joe Palombi at 440.563.3399. Leave a message stating your name, phone number and the number of students you wish to enroll. We will call you back to verify, I’m a weekender so don’t panic if I don’t get back to you immediately.

Snow Safety

In order to ensure the roads are not a hazard for other drivers, emergency vehicles, and our snow plows, do not park on the roads when there is a possibility of snowfall. Not only is it dangerous, it is against the RRA Rules & Regulations to park on the road when snowfall exceeds 2 inches.

Also note that the RSV has a regulation against plowing snow out into or across the roadways.


The Rome Fire Department would like to remind everyone that that there is increased risk for home fires when you turn on your home heating system for the first time this year. However, many of these fires are preventable and citizens can reduce their risks of becoming a fire casualty by identifying potential hazards and following simple safety tips.

Winter storms can wreak havoc on our daily lives. Besides making travel difficult and interrupting electric service, the storms also cause an increased possibility of residential fires.  The use of candles, heating sources and makeshift cooking methods can significantly increase the chances of a fire occurring. But, by following some basic safety tips, you can protect yourself and your family when severe weather strikes.

The Rome Fire Department offers these tips:

Heating Safety

  • Use kerosene heaters and space heaters according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Alternative heaters need their space. Keep anything combustible at least three feet away.
  • Make sure your alternative heaters have ‘tip switches.’ These ‘tip switches’ are designed to automatically turn off the heater in the event they tip over.
  • Do not use the kitchen oven range to heat your home. In addition to being a fire hazard, it can be a source of toxic fumes.
  • Never refill a space heater while it is operating or still hot.
  • Refuel heaters only outdoors.
  • Make sure wood stoves are properly installed, and at least three feet away from combustible materials. Ensure they have the proper floor support and adequate ventilation.

Generator Safety

  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and guidelines when using generators.
  • Use a generator or other fuel-powered machines outside the home. CO fumes are odorless and can quickly overwhelm you indoors.
  • Use the appropriate sized and type power cords to carry the electric load. Overloaded cords can overheat and cause fires.
  • Never run cords under rugs or carpets where heat might build up or damage to a cord may go unnoticed.
  • Never connect generators to another power source such as power lines. The reverse flow of electricity or ‘backfeed’ can electrocute an unsuspecting utility worker.

Electrical Safety

  • If your home has sustained flood or water damage, and you can safely get to the main breaker or fuse box, turn off the power.
  • Assume all wires on the ground are electrically charged. This includes cable TV feeds.
  • Look for and replace frayed or cracked extension and appliance cords, loose prongs, and plugs.
  • Exposed outlets and wiring could present a fire and life safety hazard.
  • Appliances that emit smoke or sparks should be repaired or replaced.
  • Have a licensed electrician check your home for damage.

Additional Tips

  • Be careful when using candles. Keep the flame away from combustible objects and out of the reach of children.
  • If the power goes out, make certain that all electrical appliances, such as stoves, electric space heaters and hair dryers, are in the OFF position.
  • Make certain that your home’s smoke alarms are in proper working order.
  • Some smoke alarms may be dependent on your home’s electrical service and could be inoperative during a power outage. Check to see if your smoke alarm uses a back-up battery and install a new battery at least once a year.
  • Smoke alarms should be installed on every level of your home and inside and outside of sleeping areas.
  • All smoke alarms should be tested monthly. All batteries should be replaced with new ones at least once a year.
  • If there is a fire hydrant near your home, keep it clear of snow, ice and debris for easy access by the fire department.

Wishing everyone a Safe Holiday Season

Rome Fire Department

President’s Corner – December 2012

The Manzo property is now owned by the Association, as are two other properties located along Lake Vue Drive between Ketchum Road and U.S. Route 6. DMRA’s (Dredged Material Relocation Areas) will be constructed on two (2) of these properties. Engineering on the design of one these DMRA’s should be completed in January and the design will be submitted to the Army Corp of Engineers and the EPA for approval. Once that approval has been obtained, The Association will begin the competitive bidding process for the construction of the DMRA and obtain the necessary building permits. Once the bids are received the Board will update and review the dredging cost estimate.

During the title search for the purchase of the Manzo property, An Easement Deed owned by Mr. Manzo was discovered that crossed 4 lot owner’s properties, RL 39 and Morning Star Drive. This easement was unacceptable to us. As a result, the negotiations continued for an extended time period until Mr. Manzo agreed to file a Quit Claim deed to all of the property owners affected. In short, these property owners no longer have an easement going through their respective properties.

In other dredging related news, six weeks ago three of our board members visited an Ellicott facility. The main reason for the visit was to enlist their engineering assistance to determine what would be required to pump the sludge farther distances. The dredging equipment we were considering could pump only 7500 feet, not quite enough to dredge all locations in the lake without extensive pipelines running through residential areas and several more DMRA locations. We received their proposal late in November. While the new proposal accomplishes the pumping length requirement we were after, it also costs more. As of this writing several board members are reviewing the financial impact of this proposal on the dredging program and developing different planning scenarios. Nothing has been decided at this point in time.

As of the end of November the Projected Cash Flow Report indicates the following year-end financial numbers:

Projected Revenues: $1,099,128
Projected Expenses: $756,604
Projected Capital Expenses: $336,454
Projected Residual: $6,070

Barry O’Connell, President
Board of Directors

Calabria Culvert Work

One of the culvert pipes underneath Calabria Lane is receiving a much needed replacement this week by our maintenance department. The culvert had a small section collapse. The result was several sink holes forming. The culvert is being replaced to correct this problem and keep the road from eroding away. Click the album below to see some of the work being done.


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