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Lake Education Session Recap

Your Board of Directors want to thank the 50+ residents who braved the cold spring morning to participate in our Lake Plan Informational Meeting. Lake Management professionals from EnviroScience and Aqua Doc were live and in person to answer questions. The meeting lasted about two hours full of great dialogue. A big thank you to Dave Ernes our Lake Management Committee Chairperson as well as Randy Ruebel for their commitment to our lake community. We plan future meetings (hopefully better weather). Keep informed so you can join us next time.

Lake Health Action Plan

4/30/21 High Water/No Wake

5/1/21 Update: The lake waters have 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.

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!

Due to the amount of rain water we have received, the entire lake is currently NO WAKE. No wake indication strobe lights were turned on and are located on the Clubhouse, at Beach 2, Marina and other targeted areas. If the lights are flashing, the lake is NO WAKE.

Creating a wake while the lake water is high risks damage to docks and boats. Be cautious!

High lake waters bring more than just water. If you are out on the lake, remember to be extra cautious of debris that may be in the water and hidden due to the muddy conditions.

Check on your docked boats. If the lake water is high and there is not enough slack in your line, the line can snap and your boat can float away. However, make sure to not have too much slack to where your boat can end up on top of your dock. If you have canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, etc. on your dock, you may want to consider moving them further away from the shore.

If you are not a full time resident, consider calling your neighbors to check on your boats.

Once the water recede to normal levels, we will turn off the No Wake lights. 

Lake Educational Session – May 8th

Mark Your Calendars – Plan to Attend

You are invited to a Lake Educational Session. Come meet our professional lake advisor & learn about our 2021 lake plan. Understand the importance of implementing a long-term lake stewardship program.

Where: Clubhouse pavilion (outside)
When: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Time: 10 a.m.
(Please remember to social distance, wear your mask and only sit with those in your household)

This is an opportunity to ask questions and hear details about treating the symptoms of our sick lake for short term results, understand the long term cure approach, and the very important need of ongoing maintenance!

2021 Annual Meeting Recap

The Annual Meeting of the RomeRock Association was held on Saturday, April 24th broadcasting from the Village Hall utilizing Zoom. 39 attendees participated. At this meeting, the results from the Board of Directors election was presented, the Treasurer’s Report for fiscal year 2020 was presented, and the Directors reported on the activities of the past year and their plans for the future. Additionally, the Directors discussed COVID procedures, presented a Lake Health update, a Lake Safety update, and representatives from the Environmental Advocacy Club and Lake Management Committee gave presentations. You may click the links below to review the Presentation and Annual Treasurer’s report.

A rundown of this meeting will be published in the May 2021 Shores News.

Annual Meeting Presentation
Annual Treasurer’s Report 2020

Cleanup Day – May 1st

Location: Clubhouse Green 
Date: May 1st 8 a.m. to 12 noon

Free to residents of Roaming Shores Village

No Limit on loads; no commercial or landscaping vehicles allowed

Unacceptable Items are: tires, refrigerated appliances, batteries, barrels or drums, bullets or shells, commercial waste, dirt, rocks, bricks, tree stumps, combustible materials, liquid and hazardous waste, toxic materials, paint cans, yard waste, food waste and gas cylinders

Rain or Shine!

Scrap Tire Amnesty Event

Do you have scrap tires you would like to depart with? The Ashtabula County Solid Waste District will be hosting a tire amnesty event for Ashtabula County Residents (must show proof of residency) on May 15th from  9am to 1pm. Collection to be held at: Ashtabula County Fairgrounds (west side of North Poplar Street, Jefferson 44047) Up to 4 tires free per vehicle! $1 per tire after, up to a maximum total of 10 tires. NO oversize tires (over 22” rim size)! NO rims!

Kayak/Paddleboard Safety

By: Ellen H Petersen

As the weather and water warm up, it’s time to get back in our kayaks and on our paddleboards into the lake and enjoy all it has to offer. When paddling on Lake Roaming Shores, it is easy to relax and take in all of the sights near the shoreline.  Because it is so soothing, it is easy to sometimes forget that there are always potential dangers in/on any kind of watercraft. Here are some basic safety rules to follow to make your time paddling fun as well as free of danger.

Before leaving, tell someone where you are going and your expected time of return. Check your local weather forecast and be aware that conditions can change quickly. Also, check your equipment for wear and tear and do not exceed the weight capacity for your kayak or paddleboard. On a kayak, keep a small waterproof bag with a rope and a small first aid kit. Always wear a well fitted life jacket (it should fit snugly without being too tight) with a whistle.  It should always be worn, not just carried with you. It is a good habit to apply a layer of sunscreen before leaving.

Paddle during daylight hours and check time of sunset and allow for plenty of time to return before dark. Paddle close to the shoreline and groups should travel behind one another. Situational awareness of all that is going on around you can prevent accidents from happening.  Watch out for fast moving watercraft that create wakes. If lightning or severe weather occurs, go to the shoreline and get onto land until all danger has passed. Avoid dehydration and always keep a full water bottle with you. Dress properly: light loose clothing, hat/visor, open, lightweight water shoes. Remember to use quiet voices as sound carries easily over water. Never mix drugs or alcohol with water sports.  When on a paddleboard, tether a leash to one ankle, it will keep your board from blowing away. Be sure that you know how to get back on your board from the water and practice that skill. The Roaming Shores Community Safety Preparedness will hold a kayak/paddleboard class this summer- look for announcements for when that will be held at the club house beach. Most importantly, enjoy your paddle; it is good for the body, mind and soul!

2021 Roaming Shores 5K and 1 Mile Walk/Run

Attention runners! The Annual Roaming Shores 5K will be held on Saturday, July 3rd beginning at 8am at the Clubhouse! This will be the same day as the Fireworks, and the Jason Scribben Memorial Volleyball Tournament, and the STARS Cornhole Tournament. Save the date!!

**New for 2021** We have added a fun 1 Mile Walk/Run around the Boulevard which will begin as soon as the last 5K runner leaves the start line. The 1 Mile Walk/Run is only $10!

2020’s race was unfortunately cancelled due to COVID, but thanks to the efforts of our race timer, Stasny Road Racing working with the Ashtabula Health Department, we have a plan that is approved countywide to help us have a fun and safe race.

Please understand that we are moving forward with a “live” race. This does not guarantee that the race will proceed as planned. If the health department deems the race unsafe due to increased spread of the Coronavirus, they may force us to transition to a virtual event. There will be no refunds if the race is canceled and transitioned to a virtual event.

Our 2019 race had a whopping 127 participants sign up! The Roaming Shores 5K’s proceeds benefit our local Safety Services and the STARS Club, which organizes several events in the Shores and the annual Fireworks Display.

Take advantage of the Early Registration discount and be guaranteed a shirt or tank top (limited quantities available race day) by registering before June 11th! Shirts are FREE for 5K participants and $5 for the fun run participants.


You can register online at or

The 5K will be a flat loop around Roaming Shores Village. The start and finish lines will be at the Roaming Shores Clubhouse parking lot. The race will be professionally timed by Stasny Road Racing.

Overall 5K male and female winners receive trophies.  1st, 2nd, & 3rd place finishers in each age group (Male & Female) will receive medals. Age categories: 9 and younger, 10-14, 15–19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over.

For more Information: Call Jen Addair 440-563-3170 or

May 5th & 19th County Vacant Land Sale

The Ashtabula County Auditor’s office will be conducting a vacant lot sale on delinquent properties in the county. Several Roaming Shores parcels will be available during this sale. As this is a Ashtabula Vacant Lot Sale, all backed Dues and Assessments prior to this sale are no longer valid, however, backed taxes and water/sewer are still valid.

Current RRA Property Owners: If you win a bid on a Roaming Shores property during this sale, you will be charged for this lot as an extra lot beginning with 2021’s billing. Currently, that rate is $304.

Non current RRA Property Owners: As with all property within the Roaming Rock Shores Subdivision, you will be charged a one-time New Member Impact Fee of $1,000 to be assessed as soon as you take possession of the property. Dues and Assessments for this property will be charged at the same rate as all single-lot/no home property. That rate is currently $750.

110 Rock Lane
310 Morgan Terrace
730 Rome Rock Creek Rd
1337 Lake Vue
1338 Lake Vue
1788 Morning Star Dr
1789 Morning Star Dr
2038 North Park Lane
2039 North Park Lane
2050 North Plaza Dr
2060 South Plaza Dr
2117 Flame Lake Dr
2480 Hayford Rd
2481 Hayford Rd
2505 Tupelo Dr
2506 Tupelo Dr

The properties listed have been foreclosed upon for delinquent taxes and are being offered for sale on two (2) occasions for the total amount of taxes, assessments, court costs, penalties and interest due.  The dates for these vacant land sales are May 5th and May 19th, 2021. Any lots not sold at these sales will be forfeited to the State of Ohio by Court Order and remanded to the County Auditor for sale in the near future at a Forfeited Land Sale.

The auction will be held on the front steps of the old courthouse by the park at the N/W corner of N. Chestnut and W. Jefferson Streets. If the sale is in the park, no seating will be provided and attendees should bring a chair if you need to sit down. In the case of rain that day, the sale will be moved to the Commissioners meeting room located on the second floor of the old courthouse, and seating shall be provided.  The Auditor’s office will be taking all necessary steps to protect the public in attendance during this Covid-19 pandemic.  We will follow the Ashtabula County Health Dept. and the Governor’s instructions concerning masks and other safety precautions.  If proper social distancing cannot be maintained, masks will be required.   In addition, the public will have temperatures taken and asked basic health questions. If you feel ill on that day, please do not attend.

The following rules and policies are established to help facilitate the auction. Any interpretation, or issue not specifically covered by these rules, will be decided by the Auditor. In order to promote professional decorum, the Auditor anticipates all persons participating in, or present at, the auction will be courteous and considerate of others.

  1. Attendance will be limited to seating capacity and is on a first-come basis. Seating will be reserved to registered bidders if our room becomes full. Registration will begin at 9:30 am and the first auction will begin at 10:00 am or shortly thereafter. A picture ID with current residence is required to register. Once registered, bidders will be given a bid card and any other information needed.
  2. Parcels withdrawn from the auction, for any reason, will be announced immediately prior to the day’s sale.
  3. Only the registered bidder will be permitted to use the bid cards and make bids, meaning no sharing of bid cards.
  4. Each property will be auctioned with a starting offer at taxes and assessments owed, court costs, and fees.
  5. Any parcel not sold at this auction will be offered at the second vacant land sale on August 24th for the same terms. Any parcel not sold will be offered at a forfeited land sale on a date to be announced.
  1. All sales are “As-Is” and “Buyer Beware.” Caution is advised. Many properties have characteristics which have prevented sales in the past. The County Auditor does not give any representation regarding possession, eviction, prior inspection, scheduled demolition, health code violation, or any other matter. The County Auditor will issue an “Auditor’s Deed.” A mobile home or other structure may be present and unknown to the Auditor.
  2. Properties in this sale shall not be sold to any person that is delinquent on any real property taxes in the State of Ohio. Further, purchasers are prohibited from having a current ownership interest in the property being auctioned. An affidavit to that effect must be signed by the successful bidder. Further, any transfer of the property to a prior owner within the next 3 years will be referred to the County Prosecutor and may result in an immediate forfeiture of the property back to the State of Ohio.
  4. Fees are as follows:
    1. Deed fee: $45.00
    2. Transfer Fee: $0.50 per parcel
    3. Envelope and postage: $0.50 per parcel
    4. Recording Fee: $34.00 per deed of 2 pages, $8.00 for each additional page.
  5. Payment in full must be received by 3:00pm day of sale. Upon payment of a deposit of $250, the Auditor will issue a Certificate of Sale to the successful bidder.
  6. Deposits and payments may be made by business or personal check with prior approval of the Auditor. Otherwise they must be in cash, bank money order, or certified check, and made payable to the “Ashtabula County Treasurer.” ALL DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
  7. Failure to pay the balance by 3:00pm day of sale will result in forfeiting any deposit, or payment, in full and the matter will be forwarded to the County Prosecutor for possible action. Bidding with the intent to delay the sale or hindering the Auditor from completing the sale may constitute the obstruction of official business. Persons suspected of this may be referred to the County Prosecutor as well.
  8. Back-up bidder’s information will be taken at the time of the sale. If the successful bidder fails to pay any balance, the back-up bidder will be offered the option to step in as if the successful bidder (for the original winning bid amount).
  9. The Auditor will then issue the Auditor’s Deed, have it recorded with the County Recorder, and have it delivered to the purchaser. The conveyance of the real estate by the Auditor shall extinguish all previous title and invest the purchaser with a new and perfect title that is free from all liens and encumbrances, except taxes and installments of special assessments and reassessments not due at the time of the sale, federal tax liens, and any easements and covenants running with the land. If there is a federal tax lien on the tract of land at the time of the sale, the United States is entitled to redeem the tract of land according to law.
  10. The purchaser becomes the legal owner at the time the Auditor delivers the deed to the County Recorder.
  11. NOTE FOR ROAMING SHORES PARCELS:  ***Parcels located in Roaming Shores are buying into the Homeowner’s Association that carries a $1,000 new member fee and future charges of membership dues and water/sewer fees. *** 

Board President’s Request to Join our 2021 Annual Meeting

On Saturday, April 24, 2021, the RRA will hold it’s Annual Meeting by way of technology.  The Village of Roaming Shores has graciously permitted us to use their new upgraded technology and provide you, the members, an opportunity to participate in an informational meeting.  The instructions on how to join are listed below.

There was no need for an election. Two Board seats were up for election but only two members submitted their intent to run for those positions.  Rory Marshall will continue in his role as a Director and we welcome Robert McClintock to the Board as the “new kid on the block”.  Both Rory and Bob are committed to serving our community and will work hard to contribute their skills, talents and energies to make Lake Roaming Rock the best private lake in Ohio.

Please join me in thanking Dave Emick who has served as a Board of Director member since 2015.  These jobs are often thankless, and Dave deserves some time as a “private citizen”.  Dave will, however, continue in his role as president of the Fishing Club.  If you see Dave out and about, tell him thank you for his willingness to donate his time, talent, and resources to our “Shores” neighborhoods.  We are lucky to have neighbors who are willing to serve in these roles.

Saturday’s meeting will cover among other topics our plans to improve lake health and our focus on lake safety.  Both are a priority.  Our finances will be reviewed, and you will have an opportunity to hear about our clubs and committees.  A tremendous amount of work has been done in spite of the pandemic.  If you are unable to join the meeting a link will be available on our website with the information provided in the Power Point Presentation that will be used.

Should you have any questions or topics you would like addressed, please forward them to  We will try to answer some ad-hoc questions if possible but due to the technology, we can’t offer any guarantees.  Let’s all hope we are back to face to face meetings next year!!

Our private lake community is just that… a community.  A community is made up of people.  Please get involved, stay informed, maintain your sense of pride and enjoy our beautiful natural resources and our wonderful neighbors who make Roaming Shores a great place to live and play.  It is with pride I can say “Shores Strong”!

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Current Valve Status: Closed

Reason: Lake level has returned to normal levels

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