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4/1/2020 High Water/No Wake Light Turned Off

The lake waters have finally receded enough to turn off the High Water/No Wake lights. As always, take caution after such rain events as hidden debris in the water is always possible after big rain events.

Never create a wake within 75ft of shore. Not only is it a rule, it’s inconsiderate to your neighbors and can cause damage and erosion.

Thank you and be safe!

Roaming Shores Easter Coloring Contest

Are you ready for something fun? I certainly am!

The Roaming Shores Polar Bear Club, Stars Club, and RomeRock Association, are pleased to sponsor a Roaming Shores Easter Coloring Contest.  While respecting our Governors request to self-quarantine, we will be doing this electronically. 
 
There will be 7 different age brackets.  1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16 -18, over 18.  Winners of each bracket will be mailed a cash prize of $10.00.  2nd place winners will receive a cash prize of $5.00. 
 
Click the picture below to download.  After coloring, please take a picture and text to 330-507-4917.  You may also scan and email it to Min3100@aol.com.  If you are unable to print this picture at home, please text or call Melinda at 330-507-4917 and one will be mailed to you.  A stamped return envelope can be included if requested.  Please include the child’s name, age, address, and phone number.  Each entry will be assigned a number and participants remain anonymous during judging. 
 
We will accept entries through Easter Sunday, April 12th, 2020.  Entries will be submitted on the 13th for judging and winners notified by Wednesday, the 15th. Judges will be Rick Brothers (President RRA Board of Directors), Leann Moses (Treasurer, Clerk), and Jennie D’Amicone (Mayor of Roaming Shores).

Addling Goose Nests

By Richard D. Gainar, CEBS – Lake Management Committee

Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) are a modern success story for wildlife management.  At one time, numbers of Canada Geese were in decline.  However, time and the actions of various wildlife agencies have brought their numbers in Ohio to well over 100,000 individuals.  Unfortunately, this dramatic increase in population has resulted in some negative consequences including contributing to excess nutrients and bacteria in our lake which encourage nuisance weeds and harmful algae. 

Did you ever wonder how the geese that are congregating on our beaches and in your backyard are affecting the ecology of our lake?  Considering each goose can produce 1 to 2 pounds of droppings each day, and a typical Canada Goose may poop 28 times a day, it doesn’t look good for homeowners – or our lake.

By April we have seen geese pair up to select nesting sites typically found near the lake within direct sight of the water.  To limit geese production your Lake Management Committee notes these nest sites for a timely visit by ODNR-licensed individuals to addle the eggs.  Addling is a humane process to prevent eggs from hatching while encouraging geese to continue incubating their eggs and not renesting.  If eggs or nest are removed before the goose has satisfied the nesting instinct, it will simply build another nest and lay additional eggs.

Egg addling (through shaking, oiling or puncturing eggs) and nest removal are effective tools for reducing reproduction of Canada Geese in urban areas.  Association residents that discover goose nest on their properties or nearby recreational areas could report the sites to the RRA Office (440-563-3170) to arrange for egg addling.

You will be hearing much more about geese conflict management and damage prevention strategies from your Lake Management Committee this summer including some techniques to help keep them moving along out of our area. 

Love our lake and be lake responsible.

RRA Office Closed due to “Stay at Home” Order

RRA Office

The RRA Office is closed during the “Stay at Home” order. However, we are performing our office functions remotely. We are still processing payments, collecting the mail, checking the dropbox, paying the bills, etc. We will now be processing RRA Decals and Membership Cards remotely, as well. Details below. We are also working on processing our Property Owners Information Forms. If you haven’t done so yet, please complete your form online.

The RRA Board of Directors will be holding a teleconference in place of their normally scheduled meeting this week to discuss many issues related to COVID-19 and its affects on the Association.

If you have Association-related questions, you can email Jen at IT@roamingshores.org, Dan at dmullins@roamingshores.org, or Board President Rick Brothers at djman78@aol.com.

Our mailing address is PO Box 8, Rome, OH 44085. We also have a dropbox on our office porch.

Common Areas

For safety reasons, the playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts have been closed.

The Clubhouse is closed to all Group functions. This includes all Club meetings, Board Meetings, Committees, etc. All current rentals are being refunded on a week to week basis. There will be no new rentals of the Clubhouse for 2020 accepted at this time.

We are just as hopeful as you are that our summer fun will be unaffected by COVID-19. However at this time, we can make no promises as to when our Common Areas will be reopened for use. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. These are extraordinary circumstances.

Watercraft Registration

Members are now able to request their RRA Watercraft Decals online. Make sure to read our registration procedures completely before submitting your request.

If you are registering a new (brand new or new to you) watercraft for 2020, we will need you to provide proof of ownership.

The basic rundown of the process is:

  • Collect your watercraft information and select the form based on # of watercraft you are registering.
  • After you submit your form, the RRA will confirm your information and add up your total.
  • The RRA will send an invoice via PayPal for the amount owed. (still owe Dues and Assessments? We’ll add that in.)
  • Once we receive confirmation you have paid in full, we will mail your decals.

Note: Your 2019 RRA Decals are valid until 4/30/2020

Dues and Assessments

You don’t have to come to the RRA Office for Dues and Assessments payments, you can mail a check or money order to P.O. Box 8, Rome, OH 44085, you can utilize your Online Bank’s Bill Pay feature, Pay Online, or drop off a payment in the big blue dropbox located on our porch.

Membership Cards

Membership Cards are being processed and will be distributed to Members whose Dues and Assessments have been paid in full in April. Your 2019 Cards are valid until 4/30/2020.

Lake Safety

The Lake remains at No Wake due to the high water level! Going out on the lake is a great way to practice social distancing while also enjoying time outside of the house, however, if you do go out, State laws, the RRA Boating Rules, and Common Sense still apply.

Lost and Found Lake Items

With such a high water event, it’s inevitable that things are going to be lost and found on the lake. Sandro and Jennie of Roaming Rock Marina have opened up their back deck as a “Lost and Found” for items that have washed away. Simply drop off or pick up any items you may have lost or have found on the lake due to the high water event. Thank you!

Compost Site

Arrangements for getting a compost site key can be made by contacting the Village at (440) 563-3132 or Email.

Protecting our Sewer System

Hopefully everyone has been made aware now the damage “flushable” wipes do to our sewer system. With more people wiping surfaces down with disinfecting wipes and the odd scenario surrounding toilet paper shortages (had to say it) please remember to only flush toilet paper.

Stay well, everyone! Follow the RRA on Facebook for the most timely updates.

RRA Office Closing Due to Gas Leak

Due to a gas leak the RRA Office is closing. The gas is shut off, but we won’t have heat until it the leak is repaired. With this coinciding with the situation surrounding COVID-19 we cannot at this time say when we will reopen. We are in the process of creating a system for accepting online Boat Registrations. Stay tuned and thank you for your patience.

3/17/2020 Update from RRA Board President

Greetings,

We are currently staffing the RRA office and are using social distancing and all of the recommended procedures advised by the Governor of Ohio’s office. We will continue to register watercraft in the office as of right now. Keep in mind that the rules are changing almost daily. Any group meetings pertaining to RRA activities is cancelled until further notice. The Clubhouse will be closed until further notice for all rentals and deposits are being returned. Any change of office hours or any procedure changes will be communicated via email from the office so make sure that you read all RRA emails. The Annual Meeting scheduled for Sat. April 25 is cancelled until a date to be determined. Be safe my friends and we will all make it through these crazy times. Please direct any questions to me via email: DJMAN78@AOL.COM

Sincerely,

Rick Brothers
President of RRA Board of Directors

Signup for Swift911

In these uncertain times, now is an excellent time to sign up for Swift911 if you haven’t already.

The Ashtabula County Emergency Management Agency has implemented SwiftReach’s  Swift911™ alerting solution. This will allow us to alert our community with emergency messages; VIA telephone, text or email, and provide important information on how to take action.

There are two (2) simple options to opt-in and provide contact information, or change the current/possibly outdated information we have for you.

# 1     Swift911 WEB PORTAL

Go to The Ashtabula County website which can be found at www.ashtabulacounty.us.

Within the Ashtabula County website, there is a Swift911™ link with logo located at the bottom right of the page.

Simply click on Swift911 image and follow instructions to provide your information.


#2     Swift911 MOBILE APP

To get the Swift911™ Mobile App, simply text the word “Swift911” to “99538”. You will receive a response with a link for the Swift911™ Public App within your app store. This app is free and available on most Apple, Android and Windows smartphones. 

2020 Early Bird Drawing #9

The winner of Early Bird Drawing #9 for 2020 and recipient of $100 is Brian Morris of Lot #2557! Congratulations! Next week’s drawing will be for $50 and is the final drawing of 2020.

An Ounce of Prevention

The hot topic currently is the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) which has lead to a National State of Emergency to be declared.

Is the response too great? Not enough? There’s been compelling arguments each way.

Regardless of its comparison to other illnesses, it’s important to exercise caution. This strain of the coronavirus is very contagious and there is not currently a vaccine available to aid in its prevention. So even if illnesses such as this will not adversely affect your own health, you are still capable of passing it along to someone who will be severely impacted if they contract it.

This will lead to further cancellations and inconveniences until its spread is under control. Until that time, please exercise caution. If you are unsure of your own health or concerned about the health of others, please don’t take the chance and stay home.

Prevention Tips from the CDC

RomeRock Association and the Coronavirus

Your RomeRock Association staff and Board of Directors are watching closely as our health situation unfolds. The safety of our staff and, you, the residents is our number one priority. As of now, our office hours remain the same. We will let you know immediately if that changes.

Decisions on future meetings; Monthly Board Meeting, Annual Association Meeting, Informational Meetings, Club and organizational meetings will be adjusted as required by our government and our health situation. This may mean rescheduling or cancelling; dependent on the situation.

We will continue to communicate through our Eblast. Please watch for updates. In the meantime, please stay safe, practice good health hygiene, follow the health and quarantine guidelines in place, help your neighbors when you can and do what you always do….make this a safe and awesome community.

2020 Early Bird Drawing #8

The winner of Early Bird Drawing #8 for 2020 and recipient of $150 is Paul O’Reilly of Lot #1101! Congratulations!

Next week’s drawing will be for $100.

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