The RomeRock Board of Directors met at the clubhouse on Thursday, May 7 with the following members present: Rick Brothers, Rory Marshall, Louise Lisac, Nadine Pope, Cheryl Fain, Dave Emick and Scott Soble. Also present were Operations Manager Dan Mullins and Pat Sowry. This was a closed meeting conducted with social distancing guidelines.
Cheryl Fain gave the invocation. May 7 was the National Day of Prayer.
The March Treasurer’s report was approved and Louise gave the board an overview of year to date collections. Based on the current situation, it is not surprising that we are behind 2019 in collecting dues and assessments. We are urging all residents to pay their 2020 dues and assessments as soon as possible so we are able to meet our financial obligations. The board, however, will not assess late fees as long as they are paid by July 1, 2020.
Dan Mullins gave his April report to the board. The new metal roof has been installed on the clubhouse as well as the restrooms and pump house at beach two. This project was carried over from last year. The project was completed by Will Smith Construction. The maintenance crew has been busy ditching, patching pot holes and getting ready for the summer season.
All lake buoys have been installed and much debris has been removed from the lake. Buoys on the north end of the lake have been moved out farther south to make that area a safe mooring spot for boaters to anchor.
The barges are in the water and dredging should begin the week of May 11th.
There is a new sign at the boat ramp that marks the high-water mark for when the lake will go into NO WAKE condition. Amber strobe lights will also be placed in nine locations around the lake to be activated during NO WAKE, to greatly increase visibility to residents.
Lake safety is extremely important to your Board of Directors, as it should be to all residents. This summer we hope to have ODNR patrolling our lake more frequently as well as our own lake patrol. Residents should be aware that citations will be issued for any unsafe behavior on the lake. There have also been several incidents of residents allowing guests to use their key fobs to gain access to our lake. Use of key fob numbers are recorded and any resident allowing anyone unauthorized access to the lake will be in jeopardy of having their key fob deactivated.
The Board would like to thank Denny Crandall, Howard Tuttle and the Shores Community Preparedness Club for the food pantries that have been placed at both the clubhouse and beach two. The structures were donated by Denny and Howard and their generosity is greatly appreciated. Thank you also to all who have helped to stock the pantries. They are there for our residents and we are so proud of everyone who came together to make this happen.
The board would also like to thank Jason Krippel owner of True Care Landscaping for the spring clean up and new mulch for the front of the RRA Office. It looks amazing and we really appreciate the generous donation.
Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to make a decision as to whether our pools will be able to open this summer. We are waiting for guidance from our governor and will keep you posted as soon as we have an update.
Along the same lines the association will not be sponsoring our annual Community Garage Sale on Fathers’ Day weekend. We feel with the social distancing guidelines in place and the number of people who come into the shores for this event, we would be placing our residents at risk to sponsor this event. We hope to be able to reschedule it for later in the summer should guidelines be changed.
It is our hope that everyone is staying safe and well and that this too shall pass in the near future.