Lake Safety Update
Last year many residents expressed concern that safety violations were occurring on a frequent basis. There were multiple complaints regarding a variety of infractions. As we begin a new boating season we ask each of you who enjoy time on the water to be aware of the rules and laws that are in place to keep everyone safe. You will see our Lake Patrol on the water more often than you have in the past. Please be respectful to our lake patrol officers. They are there for your safety. If you are approached, listen to the reason and understand it is not to put a damper on your enjoyment but to ensure the lake is safe for everyone. We have also been in contact with ODNR and they plan to frequent our lake more this summer as well. The pandemic has altered our plan for Police presence on the lake but we are working towards this goal.
We want everyone to have an enjoyable and fun time on our beautiful lake but we must be respectful of others and certainly we want to see everyone stay safe. We have multiple activities happening at the same time; swimming, kayaking, skiing, fishing, “pontooning”, paddleboards, etc. We are blessed to have the type of lake that accommodates so many different interests. Consideration of your neighbors goes a long way to creating a great water environment.
Please familiarize yourself with our Rome Rock requirements and the state of Ohio boating laws. Make sure you have the appropriate decals on your boat, don’t allow non-residents to launch their boats on our private lake, and certainly don’t allow your children to “captain” any vehicle unless they have their certified boating certificate. Respect the no wake requirements.
We are also offering a Safe Boating Course right here at the Shores. It will be held on Saturday, July 18 from 8:30 am to 5:00 p.m at a cost of $35.00 per person and includes the test you need to get your Ohio boating certification. Make it a family event and have everyone participate. It is a great opportunity to become current on the skills you need to be safe while boating. Please pre-register with the RRA office. Ohio law requires all motorized boat and PWC operators born after January 1, 1982, who will be operating a vessel over 10 hp to pass a boater safety course and to carry a boater education card. This is a great opportunity for all to ensure you are appropriately certified. If you happen to have been born before, January 1, 1982, this course will be helpful to you as well!!!!
Thanks in advance for your part of making our lake the best place to ensure a wonderful on water experience.