July 2021 Board Meeting Recap
The RomeRock Association Board of Directors held their July board meeting on Saturday, July 10th at the pavilion by the clubhouse with Rory Marshall, Scott Soble, Nadine Pope, Cheryl Fain, Bob McClintock and Rick Brothers present. Also present was Pat Sowry.
President, Scott Soble called the meeting to order at 10 a.m. and it opened with Cheryl Fain giving the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
The minutes of the June meeting were approved and Treasurer, Bob McClintock reviewed the April and May Treasurer’s Reports, which were also approved.
Scott advised those present that there were no legal issues to report at this time. Nadine reported that we are still working with our legal council to make sure liens have been reinstated and to contact delinquent property owners.
Under Lake Management Dave Ernes explained that the first application of VodaGuard C was completed with outstanding results. Residents can once again see the bottom of the water by their docks with no sign of scum on the water’s surface or algae blooms. Dave did, however, remind everyone that this treatment is just part of a short term plan towards providing an ongoing long term plan for the health of our lake to achieve Ecological Resiliency. We are hopeful that this treatment will provide a healthier lake for the remainder of this season, but testing is ongoing to determine if a second treatment will be needed this year. Inflow studies are being done at several tributaries to determine what is actually flowing into our lake and how to mitigate any harmful effects to our lake.
Lake Safety –Rick reported that thankfully there were no incidents causing injury on our lake over the holiday weekend. Both he and Rory are concerned that boaters and those riding jet skis are not paying attention to the no wake zones. Jet skis, especially, are coming out of coves at top speed and could easily cause an accident. By the dam, where many families anchor to swim, the buoys have been moved farther out in the lake to try to keep the jet skis from entering that area. The buoys there are marked HAZARD, so no boats or jet skis come roaring into that area. NO WAKE buoys will also be added for an additional reminder. Several residents near the dam reminded those present to be sure to look for and avoid a sand bar that is in the dam area. There has been concern about boats and jet skis on the lake without current RRA stickers. Our employees are canvasing the lake weekly to check for missing stickers. If you have not purchased your sticker, and your boat is on the lake, you will be issued a citation and fine. If you have purchased your stickers, please put them on as soon as possible. We want to thank our Lake Patrol and ODNR for being out on the water over the holiday weekend to keep everyone as safe as possible. Remember though that safety on the lake is everyones’ responsibility.
Under Amenities – The board is going to be evaluating what is needed to upgrade the bathrooms at pools 1 and 2. We will be meeting with contractors in the near future to go over ideas and costs. Rick also reported that he is gathering information regarding vending machines to be placed near the clubhouse.
MRH paving should be on site the week of 7/12 to clean, patch and resurface the tennis court with sport court acrylic. The lines for one tennis court and two pickle ball courts will then be painted. The basketball court will be ground down and repaved during the same time period. Hope to have the new pickle ball courts up and running very soon.
Cheryl Fain reported that the Roaming Shores Community Preparedness Club is meeting to plan new programs for the fall.
Barb Buckley reported that the STARS Club will begin fundraising again this year with a Rib Cook Off in the fall and they are also hoping to schedule a Wine Bus Tour. This year’s fireworks were awesome and if the show seem shorter, it was because the fireworks were shot off in more rapid succession. STARS is accepting donations towards the 2022 fireworks.
Melinda Fier reported that the Polar Bear Club is hosting a party on the island this afternoon with hot dogs and water for anyone who visits the island. The club’s focus is children and that is why Mindi first got involved. The club raises funds for schools and helps with needs within the community. They will be holding a Fish Fry to benefit STARS and a Clam Bake this fall.
Jim Fell reported for the Fishing Club. There were over 55 participants in the children’s learn to fish day and the children and their families were treated to lunch and many prizes, including two kayaks which were given out. Jim also reported that as a member of Lake Management, he has investigated how our lake treatment affects our fish. Algae blooms can build up in the fish, while the chemicals to rid the blooms do not, allowing our fish to be healthier. He personally has found the fishing to be great this year.
Dawn Longo reported for the Environmental Advocacy Club. She read us several emails received from residents who were extremely pleased with the current clarity of our lake. Several residents have found things off their docks that had been lost several years ago. Dawn invited everyone to attend the EAC meeting at the Bridge Pavilion on August 14th at 10 a.m.
Sally Fell reported for our newly formed Neighborhood Volunteer Committee that the group is working on an “Adopt a Flower Box” program to help beautify the boulevard. They are currently evaluating the cost for construction of the boxes and hope to have this plan in place in the spring of 2022.
Kathy Crandall Memorial Pavilion – Members of our community are currently conducting a fundraising campaign that will enable us to build an entertainment pavilion near the lake. When finished, it will be able to house concerts, movies and many other functions. If you would like to donate through the GoFundMe campaign, please go to https://gofund.me/ab564211.
Our next meeting will be held on Saturday, August 7th at 10 a.m. Beginning in October our meetings will be held at the clubhouse. Until then we need to be flexible. We will let everyone know where the meeting will be held.