The RomeRock Association held their April meeting on Saturday, April 2nd at the Clubhouse with the following members present: Scott Soble, Rory Marshall, Bob McClintock, Cheryl Fain, Rick Brothers, Louise Lisac and Nadine Pope. Also present was Pat Sowry.
President, Scott Soble called the meeting to order at 10 a.m. Cheryl gave the invocation and led us in the Pledge of Allegiance. The March minutes were approved. The February Treasurer’s report was presented and approved. Scott welcomed the residents in attendance. Once again, we were pleased that some members of our village council were present. It is so important that we share ideas and work along side our village for the common goal of a unified community.
Scott also reported that construction of the Kathy Crandall Entertainment Pavilion is nearing completion. Our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held before the first concert on June 4th. We have a concert scheduled for the first Saturday of each month this summer. The last one will be held at the Rib Cook Off on September 3rd.
Under Legal, Louise reported that there are no current legal issues
Under Financial and Collection, Nadine reported that collection letters were sent to delinquent members in February. To date, in 2022, we have received nearly $45,000 in delinquent dues and assessments. This is an ongoing process that will continue throughout the year.
Dave Ernes reported for Lake Management that Rick Gainar recently wrote an article concerning Goose Addling, which was included in the current issue of the Shores News. Rick and the EAC are looking for members to assist with this process. If you identify a nest on your property, or near it, we ask that you call the RRA Office at 440-563-3170 to let us know and also give permission for Mr. Gainar or another volunteer to enter your property to check the nest. This is a very important part of preserving the health of our lake. Dave Ernes also brought some brochures that explain use of fertilizers, mowing and many other tips for lake health. What goes on your grass, will wind up in the lake. These brochures are available at the RRA Office. He also told us that Jones Fish will be doing our Fish Survey this fall. Dave will be giving a presentation at our Annual Meeting on April 30th to present the Lake Management Plan for 2022.
Under Lake Safety Rick reported that we are looking for lake patrol employees for this summer and ways to make residents aware of the importance of obeying our boating regulations and passing this information on to everyone they allow to use their watercraft. There will be a Boater Safety Class held at the Clubhouse on May 21st from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.. The cost is $10.00, which includes lunch. You can sign up by contacting the RRA Office at 440-563-3170. Registration must be paid in advance of the class.
RRA-RSV Liaison – Cheryl gave those present an overview of the last Village Council meeting.
Under Board of Review, Mike Petersen reported that there are no current appeals.
Under Building and Facilities, Bob reported that demo has been completed on the bathrooms at Beach 1 and Beach 2. Materials have been ordered and painting begun. After the epoxy floor is completed and painting finished, tiling and installation of fixtures will begin. There will be new composite stalls, new vanities, comfort height toilets, air hand dryers and baby changing stations. New lighting will also be installed.
Rick also spoke about the new Entertainment Pavilion and what a great addition it will be to our community. In addition to the concerts, we have scheduled a DJ to entertain members on July 2 before the fireworks.
Under Administration, Nadine reported that the Personnel Committee met with employees yesterday. These meetings are excellent planning sessions as well as opportunities for our employees to give us their ideas and voice any concerns. Scott is in regular communication with Randy Reubel, our Maintenance Supervisor, to discuss anything that comes up between regular meetings. At yesterday’s meeting our 2022 road plan was discussed. We are planning to use different materials this year to help reduce the dust from our chip and seal project. We know this isn’t a perfect solution, but it allows us to maximize our allocated funds to maintain and keep our roads as safe as possible.
Under Amenities Rick reported that after meeting with vending machine companies, it is apparent that they feel our limited season isn’t profitable enough for them to place machines at our pools. He is working on an alternate plan to discuss with the board in the near future. Rick also reported that planning is going well for our New Member Orientation to be held from 6:30 til 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7th. This meeting is open to all members, but is especially geared towards new members from 2020 and 2021. It will provide them with information concerning Roaming Shores and the surrounding area. Refreshments will be served. Should you have any questions, please contact Ellen Petersen at 412-260-6037 or Rick Brothers at 330-240-4824. May 7th is also our Spring Clean-up. Look for information in our weekly eblast.
Nadine reported that board members met with Jim Kovats from the STARS Club and reviewed plans for new signs that will be placed at the Clubhouse/Pool and Beach 1, the Pool and Beach 2, the Basketball Court, the Tennis/Pickleball Courts, Sunset Park and Dawn Park. This is phase 1 of our sign project. In phase 2, Jen Addair and Randy Ruebel will be compiling a list of informational signs that are needed.
The Neighborhood Volunteer Club will begin helping our maintenance department stain picnic tables this month, after they have been pressure washed and dried. Anyone willing to help with this project, please contact Jim Fell or leave your name at the RRA office.
Rick reported that Friends and Neighbors Club will host a dinner at Laurello Vineyards on Friday, April 8th. Please RSVP to Marilyn Morris at 440-563-1653 if you are planning to attend.
Polar Bear Club – Scott reported that the Polar Bear Club will be providing the food for our August 6th Concert as a fundraiser. The club is also planning to do repairs and landscaping on Goose Island this spring. We want to thank them for all they do for our community
Marie Kaufman reported that the Womens’ Golf League meets on Thursday mornings at 8:30 at Hemlock Springs Golf Course. Everyone is welcome, no matter what your skill level is. The Pickle Ball Club will be hosting their Spring Social on Friday, April 29th. They will have Pickle Ball demonstrations and welcome new members. There will be a guest speaker, refreshments and door prizes for those attending. The club is hoping weather allows the resurfacing of the tennis courts to begin by June 1st, as planned. They are also looking into a local place that would allow indoor play during the colder weather.
Tony DiMarino reported for the Environmental Advocacy Club. They are working with Rick Gainar and volunteers to help solve our problem of geese polluting our lake. They will assist with the addlling project.
Cheryl reported for the Community Preparedness Club that they will be hosting Coffee with the Candidates next Saturday, April 9th at 10 a.m. Questions will be posed to all five candidates from the club as well as from the audience.
Under New Business, the board approved Yvonne Gibson and Barb Buckley to act as Ballot Inspectors for the April RRA Directors Election.
The board also approved Phase 1 of our sign project as described under amenities.
Questions from residents concerned the 2021 Chip Seal Project and placement of buoys on the lake to encourage jet skis and boaters to use more caution.
The board will look into the questions and concerns from these residents.
The meeting adjourned at 11:15 a.m.
Nadine Pope, Secretary