July 2022 Board Meeting Recap

The RomeRock Association held their monthly Meeting on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at the clubhouse with the following directors present, Scott Soble, Nadine Pope, Bob McClintock, Louise Lisac, Rick Brothers, Rory Marshall and Jeff Grosse.

President, Scott Soble called the meeting to order at 10 a.m. and Cheryl Fain gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Pat Sowry called the roll. The June Meeting Minutes were approved.

Bob McClintock reviewed both the April and May Treasurer’s Reports, and both were approved in separate motions.

Scott welcomed everyone and reminded those present that our second concert will be held tonight at the Kathy Crandall Pavilion. Food will be available from the Little Red Food Truck.

Village Liaison, Steve Kaufman spoke next to give members an update on the status of the water issues that were faced this past week. Several small hydrant leaks were found on the West side of the lake as well as two malfunctioning cla-valves, which caused the water tower not to fill. These are currently being operated manually and will be further addressed this coming week. Steve thanked all those who assisted in trying to help find the source of the problem. The RRA maintenance department, Emergency Preparedness Club, the Volunteer Club the Pickleball Club members and many residents all assisted our village utility staff in trying to locate the cause of the leak. He assured everyone that the water tower is currently full and functioning. Due to this issue, hydrant flushing has been postponed. Steve also advised us that he has been working with Windstream to secure lower internet rates for our community.

Under Legal, Louise reported that there are no current legal issues.

Under Financial and Collection, Nadine reported that she and Pat have reviewed delinquent accounts and letters to those with past due balances will begin to go out next week.

Dave Ernes reported for Lake Management that the first lake treatments appear to have been successful. Aqua Doc will continue to monitor the lake to see when and if a second treatment will be needed. Weekly testing continues and toxin levels continue to be low. Lake Management is working on a plan to reduce the nutrient load, which will in turn reduce the algae. High phosphorous levels create more algae. He has recently met with both Ashtabula Soil and Water and the Nature Conservancy and will keep us updated on his progress.

Rory reported for Lake Safety that we are extremely pleased with the job our Lake Patrol is doing this season. Members are becoming aware that if they are in violation, they will be stopped and cited if they are creating an unsafe situation or if they do not display current RRA boat stickers. Our biggest problem is with guests using members’ watercraft without being aware of our lake rules and proper instruction.

Marie Kaufman reported for Board of Review that they met to discuss a citation that was disputed. The citation was upheld.

Rick reported for Building, Facilities and Amenities that the Pickle Ball courts are very popular. The DJ at the pavilion for last week’s fireworks was also a big hit with members. The vandalism that occurred in a closed bathroom was also discussed. The police are investigating, and we are offering a reward for information leading us to the vandals who destroyed the bathroom. It was also noted that our chip seal project will take place July 18, 19 and 20. Several of the roads from last year’s project will be tested to see if Fog Sealing will cut down on the dust issue experienced last year. A different type of stone, that was unavailable last year, will be used in this year’s project with the hope that there will not be a dust issue. Nadine also mentioned that the board is looking forward to working with the Polar Bear Club making some upgrades to our playgrounds and Louise is working with Jeff to research the feasibility of adding a Dog Park to our community. More information on these plans will be coming in the near future.

Louise reported for Administration and Personnel that we had our monthly employee meeting to review what is happening and do any needed problem solving. Our thanks to our office and maintenance staff. This is their busiest time of year. If you see them, be sure to thank them for all they do.

Both Bob and Jeff reported for the Strategic Advisory Committee. The committee is working on a Myth vs Reality document that will submitted to the board for review as well as their Mission-Vision and Values document. Thanks to the SAC for their hard work in helping us to formulate a roadmap for the future of our community.

In Club Reports, a huge thank you to our STARS Club, especially Barb Buckley, Jen Addair and Arleen and Jim Kovats. The fireworks, 5K and Cornhole Tournament only happen because of dedicated volunteers like yourselves. Thanks also to all who supported these events with their time and donations. Jim Fell reviewed the Fishing Club’s June activities, which included a fishing seminar conducted by Fish Ohio instructors and a Kid’s Fishing Day. Thirty one kids participated and over $1,000 in prizes were awarded to the participants. Jim also reminded everyone to enter the monthly Big Fish of the month contest by having your fish weighed at the Marina. Jim also reported for the Volunteer Club that they will soon continue to stain picnic tables and that volunteers will be needed this fall when the village begins smoke testing the sanitary sewer lines. Golf Leagues meet on Thursday – women in the morning and men in the evening at Hemlock Springs Golf Course. Mindy Fier gave us an update on the Polar Bear Club activities. They hosted an Island Extravaganza Saturday from noon til 3 with free food and a 50/50 raffle. The club donated a new commercial faucet for the clubhouse kitchen and are planning a Children’s Carnival for later in the month. The club will be providing the food for our August 6th concert night and are hoping to work with the board to implement Movie nights at the pool. Mindy also thanked Terri Freeland for her donation of a popcorn machine to the club. Marie Kaufman updated us on the Pickleball Club activities. They are hosting beginner classes and planning a fall tournament. This is one of the fastest growing clubs in our community and a huge thank you to Marie for taking on its leadership.

Nadine Pope, Secretary

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