Odor Investigation

We have investigated the sewer-like odor south of Spanish Cove and found that it seems to originate south of the Route 6 bridge on Dodge Road adjacent to Rock Creek. We do not know the identity or source of this smell but would strongly suggest that you avoid contact with the lake, especially south of the No Wake Buoy, until we can identify the source. The appropriate government agencies and lake advisors have been notified and will be on the lake Monday. The EPA will be out investigating tomorrow.

9/28/23 Update:

Samples were collected both north and south of the Route 6 bridge.  An EPA representative, in conjunction with our consultants, helped to evaluate the situation. The following is what we currently know.

1) The odor and sheen does not appear to be related to any sewer or waste discharge. It is instead the result of the accumulation and decay of aquatic vegetation and algae south of Spanish Cove and extending south of the bridge. This was aggravated by the stagnant water due to the unprecedented dry spell. 

2) The decay has also resulted in a depletion of oxygen in this area. Continuing south about 1200 feet along Rock Creek from the bridge, oxygen is restored and no further issues were observed.

3) The low oxygen is responsible for the dead fish and snails that have been recently reported in this area. They were also observed south of the bridge.

4) The algaecide treatments are not related to these problems as the affected area in our lake was not directly treated this season. Low water levels after the June drawdown prevented boat access to the lake south of Spanish Cove. The area south of the bridge was never treated. Additionally, test data showed the copper level in this area to be below detection limits. 

We are currently investigating options to mitigate the current conditions. More will be reported once plans are in place. 

Coming Soon: Online Member Portal

If you attended the RRA Annual Meeting back in April, you may remember hearing that the RRA Office was in the process of upgrading its membership software. Since last year, the office has been diligently working through this upgrade and is getting ready for the next phase, an Online Member Portal!

What does this mean?

The Online Member Portal will allow you to view, manage and make Dues and Assessments payments. You will be able to setup recurring or one-time payments through our online portal and save your payment methods to use again in the future.

Additionally, you can check your RRA account transactions, update your resident profile with current information, access the latest documents, utilize contact forms, view announcements and alerts for the community, and much more…

What’s changed?

While our new software is from the same vendor we have been using for many years, this upgrade will allow us to perform more member and administrative tasks all in one system. Additionally, while moving member and property information, we took the time to combine properties for members who own more than one lot. Consolidated properties will now be combined on billing statements. Extra lots will be grouped with the member, but must still be billed separately.

Was this upgrade necessary?

Yes. Our old software was going to be discontinued at the end of this year.

What do I have to do?

Watch your email for an invitation in the coming days. If you have an email address on file with the RRA, you can use this to start the process to get access. While the eblast is a separate database, we have used it to try to keep email addresses up to date.

What should I do once I’m in?

As most accounts are paid in full until next year, you can use this opportunity to view your account history, ensure your contact information and mailing address is correct, and view upcoming events and announcements. Check out “My Profile” and change your mailing preferences if you would prefer you receive your billing statement via email. 

If you own multiple properties, ensure each one is showing when you login. Email us if there is an issue. If all looks well, you are good to go!

If you purchased property during the county forfeiture sale or have a balance on your account, you can pay your balance using Portal. There is a 3% charge for credit cards, an $5.95 for debit, or $2.95 for ACH (no fee if you setup autopay).

Is this the same thing as the Village’s new billing system?

No, this is a completely different program. The RRA does not bill you for water and sewer.

Can I sign up before the invitation emails go out?

Sure! Go to https://portal.goenumerate.com/register. Make sure to search “romerock” as one word when typing RomeRock Association.

I have a question about Portal

Email Jen Addair at IT@roamingshores.org

US Route 6 Presentation Oct 14th

Join the STARS Club on Saturday, October 14th at 2pm as they welcome RRA Member Gary Hunter of the U.S. Route 6 Tour Association. Come learn the interesting history of Historic U.S. Route 6, the oldest, longest and highest of the old roads. The historic Highway is 3,652 miles long, with a high point of 11,990 feet. It runs from the waterfront in Long Beach, California through 14 states to the waterfront at Provincetown, Massachusetts which is located at the tip of Cape Cod. Gary will tell you about the great places to visit and things to do when exploring the Grand Old Highway.

This is a free event. Light refreshments will be provided.

Fall Pickleball Tournament Recap

Saturday, September 9 was another successful tournament and fun day of pickleball in The Shores! With the cool temperatures, little wind and no rain, participants were able to enjoy play on the outdoor courts. Congratulations to the winners in the Skilled Division: 1st place – Chip Case; 2nd place – Tricia Wilson; and 3rd place – George Campany. In the Social Division the winners were: 1st place – guest, Michelle Becker; 2nd place – Brian Rosenberg; and 3rd place – Janice Case. Thank yous go to our game timer, Char Guzzo; scorekeeper, Steven Kaufman; and club President, Marie Kaufman, for organizing the event.  Congratulations to  everyone who participated! 

Watch for details about our the Pickleball Holiday Extravaganza coming up soon!

RSPBC Clam Bake Oct 7th

Tickets are now on sale for the Polar Bear Club’s Annual Clam Bake! The Clam Bake will be held at the Clubhouse on Saturday, October 7th with two seating times, 3:00pm and 4:00pm.

You can purchase tickets from Polar Bear Club members or from the RRA Office. Tickets are pre-sale only. The last day for ticket sales is Sunday, Oct 1st.

For tickets, contact:

  • Melinda Fier: 330-507-4917
    62 Rockaway Dr
  • Christy Tuttle: 440-813-5442
    2561 Damvue Dr
  • RRA Office: 440-563-3170
    1875 US Hwy 6

Clam Dinner: $32

Includes a dozen clams, 1/2 chicken, potato, corn on the cob, bread salad, and dessert

Chicken Dinner: $20

Includes 1/2 chicken, potato, corn on the cob, bread salad, and dessert

Extra Clams $13/dozen

Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the event. Water/cold beverages included with the meal.


There will be a 50/50 raffle, basket raffle, available to all. Attendance is not required to win. Tickets will be available at the day of the event from 2:00pm and drawings held at 5:00pm.

Clam Bake Concert

In support of the RSPBC, the band Everything Must Go! will be playing from 4-7ish, weather permitting on Oct. 7th at the Clam Bake.  This is a no charge event and open to RRA members and their guests whether they are participating in the bake or not! Ronald Godine is a resident of Roaming Shores and a member of this band.

EMG is a Cleveland, Ohio based rock band currently performing in live music venues across Northeast Ohio as well as for corporate events delivering its own unique brand of party rock music from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and more.
EMG is focused on delivering not only a great show but also bringing a crowd who like to take their fun to the dance floor and shake it all night long!

Notice: Amendment of Rules and Regulations

The Rules and Regulations of the RomeRock Association have been revised effective 9/6/23



WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is authorized and empowered to adopt and amend the Rules and Regulations of RomeRock Association, Inc.; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors has determined that it is in the best interest of RomeRock Association, Inc. to amend the Rules and Regulations of RomeRock Association, Inc.

NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the authority vested in the Board of Directors of RomeRock Association, Inc. under its By-Laws and Ohio law, the undersigned, being all of the Directors entitled to vote on the following matter(s), do take the following action by unanimous written consent:

RESOLVED, that the Rental Policy and Special Membership provisions of the Rules and Regulations consisting of seven (7) sections are hereby amended effective immediately to read as follows:


Only Active Members may lease property to a third party.  Any Active Member may lease such Member’s property subject to the following terms and conditions.

SECTION 1      All leases shall be in writing. No lease shall be for a term of less than twenty-eight (28) consecutive days, and no more than three (3) times per calendar year. The year in which the lease term commences shall determine the year in which the lease occurs. All of the terms, conditions and provisions of the Association’s Rules and Regulations, Bylaws, and the Declaration recorded at Book 480, Page 2211, Ashtabula County Recorder’s Office, all as have been or may be amended from time to time (collectively the “Governing Documents”)shall be applicable and enforceable against any person occupying the property as a tenant or Guest to the same extent as the property owner, and the lease shall contain or be deemed to contain a covenant on the part of the tenant and each occupant of the property to abide by the Governing Documents, designating the Association as the property owner’s agent and granting the Association the authority to terminate any lease and evict the tenant in the event of violations by the tenant of such covenant. The property owner shall be liable for all damages, losses, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney fees, arising out or pertaining to any violation of the Governing Documents committed by such owner’s tenant and the tenant’s spouse, family members, Guests and invitees without prejudice to such owner’s right to collect any sums paid from the tenant. No subleasing or assignment of lease rights shall be permitted. 

SECTION 2 Any property owner wishing to obtain Special Membership for the tenant shall apply to the Association office, provide all information deemed necessary or appropriate, and agree to be responsible for and remain in compliance with all Governing Documents.

SECTION 3      Special Membership may only be granted for the tenant, the tenant’s spouse, and the tenant’s unmarried children residing at the leased property, each of whom may be entitled to a family pass and the use of facilities.  A delinquent Member is not eligible for Special Membership. 

SECTION 4      Other family members and friends of the tenant are considered Guests and shall only be permitted upon Association properties and facilities when accompanied by a card-carrying Special Member.  Each Special Membership Unit is limited to nine Guests at any one time.  A delinquent Member may not be a Guest.

SECTION 5      While the Special Membership year begins May 1st of any one year and ends April 30th of the next year, fees paid by the tenant for Special Membership are not subject to prorating or assignment regardless of rental period.  Fees may or may not be the same as for property owners and may differ according to class of renter as determined in the sole discretion of the Association’s Board of Directors.

SECTION 6      No Special Membership Rights shall be granted for a period of less than 28 days.  Special Membership ends immediately upon the expiration or termination of the lease and all rights revert immediately to the property owner.  The tenant’s watercraft shall be removed on or before the expiration and termination of the lease and, if not, shall be considered abandoned and the property owner shall be responsible for all liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney fees, incurred in connection with the disposal or removal thereof.



Class I              If the Member has one property, the Member shall pay all Association charges and shall agree in writing to give up Active Membership except for the right to vote. The Member may authorize a Special Member to vote on an eleven-month basis by executing a Special Member Voting Proxy supplied by the RRA Office.

The tenant shall pay all applicable fees for any boat permits.  Proof of ownership and insurance are required.

Class II             If the Member has more than one property, the Member shall pay all Association charges for every property owned.

The tenant(s) shall pay all applicable fees for any boat permits.  Proof of ownership and insurance are required.

SECTION 8      The violation of any term, condition or provision of the Governing Documents, including but not limited to the Rules and Regulations, by the Special Member(s), the Special Member’s family members, or Guests may, at the discretion of the Association Office Manager or Association officer, result in the limitation, suspension or revocation of the Special Membership.

SECTION 9      The property owner shall indemnify and hold the Association harmless for all damages, losses, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney fees, arising out or pertaining to any violation or enforcement of the Rules pertaining to rentals and Special Memberships. In addition, each day that a tenant occupies the property in violation of the rule requiring a minimum term of twenty-eight (28) consecutive days shall be deemed to be a separate offense for the purpose of determining the applicable fine and/or penalty.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Rules and Regulations as amended herein shall be posted on the Association’s website with a notice advising members that the Associations’ Rules and Regulations pertaining to rentals and special memberships have been amended.

Algal Toxins and Pets

By D.Ernes – Lake Management Committee

There have been additional reports of pets encountering active blooms resulting in illness and in some cases death. It is useful to remind people of the risks to our for-legged friends.

First, these reports are talking about exposure to toxins that can be released from cyanobacteria [CB], which most people refer to as blue-green algae. As an organism, CB has been around as long as water has been on earth. It is present in a great many lakes in Ohio including ours. But why is this an issue with dogs?

Unlike us, dogs cannot read beach warning signs, or e-blasts and have no issues drinking water that has green swirls in it. The EPA website says “When in doubt, keep pets out”. Additionally, dogs (and other animals as well) may be more susceptible to the toxins that can be present. The most common toxin, microcystin, can cause liver damage that can be fatal in dogs. Here are some things that you should know.

  1. This is not something new. There have been reports of animal deaths related to ingestion of lake water as early as 1878. It has become very visible in our 24/7 news environment.
  2. Symptoms of exposure include: diarrhea, vomiting, drooling, weakness, seizures and breathing difficulties to name a few. If you notice these symptoms, take your pet immediately to the vet. Exposure can be fatal after a few hours to several days depending on the size of the pet and the quantity ingested. There is no cure, but treatments have been shown to be successful.
  3. The Veterinary Merck Manual indicates that the greatest effect is from ingestion of a concentrated bloom. The amount of water ingested that can be fatal can vary from a few ounces to several gallons. For those of you with a health background, it states that the toxins have a steep dose-response curve where as much as 90% of a lethal dose can be ingested without measurable effect.

I have been unable to find any references regarding exposure limits for pets to toxins like there are for humans. So, if you see that there is a bloom on the surface of the water (often seen in the early hours of the day), keep your pet away from it. If they go in, don’t panic. Just get them out, rinse them off and keep an eye out for symptoms. If you send them outside, make sure they drink clean water before they go out, so that they are not thirsty. Have clean water available to them when they are outside, so they are not tempted to drink from the lake. Take care of our furry friends and …


Labor Day Weekend Events

Summer as we know it comes to an end this weekend, but we’re going out with a bang! Be sure to stop out at Beach 1 this weekend as we kiss summer goodbye the best way we know how!

Rib Cook-Off

As of this writing, we have less than 20 10 dinner tickets remaining for the Rib Cook-Off on Saturday! Email the STARS Club roamingshoresstarsclub@gmail.com or call the office at 440-563-3170 to see if there are any left. Get yours before they are gone!

Dinner starts at 4pm!

2023 Rib Cook-Off Teams

We have Lucky #7 Teams this year! Looking forward to tasting whose are the best in Roaming Shores!

  1. Mark’s BBQ (defending champion)
  2. The Crowd Pleasers
  3. Hound Dogs
  4. Mission Imporkable
  5. Dominic Bruno
  6. The Smokin J’s
  7. John Hanyok

Raffles Open to All!

Even if you’re not attending the Rib Cook-Off, the STARS Club will be holding a Chinese Auction with tons of awesome baskets, a 50/50 raffle, and will also be raffling off a brand new Masterbuilt 30 in digital electric smoker! Raffles and auctions open to all those at Beach 1. They have a ton of great prizes! Be sure to stop out. Cash or Venmo accepted.

Tickets on sale beginning at 2pm. You do not need to be present to win.

Tyrone’s Blues Sinsation this Saturday!

The Rib Cook-Off isn’t the only happening this weekend, be sure to stop out at Beach 1 for the last summer concert of 2024! We will be welcoming Tyrone’s Blues Sinsation to the Kathy Crandall Pavilion! The Concert begins at 6pm. Food service will be by Bomb Dogs and will begin at 5pm. There will also be free ice cream out of the concession stand as it sells off its inventory.

Concerts are free for RRA Members and their guests only. Concert days are RRA Special Use days which means there will be no parties greater than 25 guests at Beach 1. Membership cards will be checked upon entry. Concerts are tentatively scheduled for 6:00pm to 9:30pm with food service beginning at 5:00pm. Enjoy from Beach 1 or by boat.

The Beach 1 area will be NO WAKE beginning at 5:00pm on concert nights as boaters will be anchoring for the concert. Boaters, there will be an area to park your watercraft marked by buoys near Beach 1. Please park within the buoyed area.

Bomb Dogs Menu

Maligator $8
Cream Cheese, Bacon, Jalapenos, Melted Cheddar

Azteca $8
Mexican Street Corn, Cotija Cheese, Lime Aioli, Tajin Seasoning

West Virginia $8
House Chili, Clow Slaw, Melted Cheddar

Mac Attack $8
Macaroni and Cheese, Bacon, BBQ Sauce

Chili Mac $8
House Chili, Macaroni, Jalapenos, Melted Cheddar

Slickster $6
Choice of Ketchup, Mustard, Relish, Onions

Kraut $6
Sauerkraut, Mustard

Beanie Weenie $8
BBQ Baked Beans, Onion, Mustard

Frito Dog $8
Fritos, House Chili, Melted Cheddar, Jalapeños

Assorted Chips $2
Drinks $2

Sept 8th Friends and Neighbors Fall Dinner

The Friends and Neighbors Club will begin holding Fall Dinners again this year. Our group dinners are a great way to meet new “friends and neighbors” for an evening of food and fellowship at a local restaurant. The 1st fall dinner of 2023 will be held Friday, September 8th at 6pm at Debonne Vineyards. Pay on your own.

RSVP is required as we need an accurate number for seating. Please text/call Marilyn Morris at 440-563-1653.

Hope you can come join us!

Lake Treatment 2.0

This past week, a major rain event interfered with our recent attempt to treat the lake. Working with AquaDoc, we will be trying again to do the first half treatment on August 21. Unfortunately, we will not be able to treat the entire lake before the Labor Day holiday. As such, we have decided to treat the northern half of the lake first. This is because a significant amount of the in-lake activities occurs in the northern half. Because of EPA requirements, the southern half of the lake will not be treated before the holiday weekend. We had this same split treatment schedule for the first treatment the end of June with the northern half delayed until after the Fourth holiday.

With sections of the lake untreated for the Holiday weekend, everyone needs to be vigilant and avoid contact with any area showing signs of blue-green algae (swirls of green similar to paint). Please note that the copper algaecide is effective for blue-green algae but may not eliminate the filamentous green algae completely. We will send an update once we have a plan for the southern half.

*Please note that should these plans change; we will let you know as soon as possible. 
1) The lake level will be lowered to comply with the Ohio EPA requirements for this application. We hope to only lower it 2-4 inches. Please adjust your boat tie downs to accommodate the water level change. 
2) Please turn off all fountains or other devices that agitate the lake water in the application area on Monday AM. They may be turned back on Wednesday, August 23.
3) The application will be applied during the day of August 21. 
4) Please refrain from any activities on the lake, including boating, jet skis, etc, starting Monday August 21 to allow the treatment to be effective and to spread in a predictable manner. Boat traffic may resume on Wednesday, August 23.  The boat ramp will be closed from Monday AM until Wednesday AM.
5) While the lake is deemed safe following the application, we are closing the beaches Monday August 21, and reopening them on Friday, August 25, as a precautionary measure. Swimming and other activities involving direct contact with the lake should be avoided during this time. While unlikely, if you observe any undisposed product (a powder with a bluish tint), avoid direct contact and let the office know where it is observed.
6) Do not water your property with water from the lake during this period.

7) If you live in the southern end of the lake, please avoid contact with any active blooms until it can be treated.
While these steps may be inconvenient, they are necessary to insure the best chance for a successful application.

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