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Weed Harvester Protocol

We had a mild winter and a sunny spring with little rain in the last couple weeks, perfect conditions to foster weed growth in the lake.

If weeds are becoming a problem in your channel or cove, please call the Association Office at 440-563-3170 and we will add your lot to our list. Please ensure that your lot number is visible from your dock, this is a big help for our maintenance department. You must call each time weeds become a problem in your channel. The maintenance department has many tasks throughout the summer and only take the harvester out when problem areas are identified.

The RomeRock Association’s policy on its use of the weed harvester is to maintain an open channel for boats to pass through. Clearing out weeds around individual docks is a time consuming operation and the harvester is not an efficient tool for this type of work. Maneuvering the weed harvester too closely to docks risks damage to docks, nearby watercraft, and the harvester itself.

Removal of shoreline vegetation is the responsibility of the property owner. Rakes or contacting AquaDoc are better options to remove weeds from around docks and seawalls.

Pickleball Tournament June 23rd

Start your summer fun by signing up for the Roaming Shores Summer Pickleball Tournament!

Friday, June 23, 2023 – Social Players Division 4:00 – 5:30 PM and Skilled Players Division 5:30 – 7:30 PM. In case of bad weather or wet courts, the tournament will be rescheduled for Sunday, June 25, 2023 with divisions starting at 1:00 and 2:30 PM. Participants enter as individuals. Players will draw numbers and be randomly assigned to partners and matches. Players must report to the courts ½ hour before the start of their division. Late players will forfeit their spot to the first available player on the waitlist. 

Registration for RRA members is open now. Please email your name, phone number, lot number, and division choice (Social or Skilled) to Space is limited so don’t delay. If a division is full, you will be waitlisted in the order replies are received. If a division is not full as of June 15, RRA members may register a guest to participate. Pizza, snacks, water and prizes will be provided. The fee for the tournament ($10.00 for RRA members and $15.00 for guests) is payable to Tricia Wilson by cash or Venmo by the day of the tournament. There is no charge for spectators! 

RRA members and pickleball players should watch their email for more details. If you have questions, email or call Marie Kaufman at 440-485-0688.

Kids Fishing Events in June

Mark your calendars for these 2 great events for the kids hosted by the Fishing Club! The Kids Fish Seminar will be held Saturday, June 10th from 10am to Noon at Beach 1.

This event is open to all RRA Member’s children and grandchildren. Students will learn fishing basics, how to tie on a hook, casting, and other great fishing fundamentals. Students will also receive a free lunch and a free fishing pole. If you have any questions regarding the Kids Fish Seminar or to sign up, contact Dave at 440-520-0203. This event will be held at the pavilion across from the covered bridge at Beach 1.

The Kids Fishing Day will be held Saturday, June 24th from 10 to Noon and Beach 1. The Kids Fishing Day is a fun tournament just for kids ages 0 to 14. Please contact Dave Emick for more information 440-520-0203.

Memorial Day Weekend Hours

Please note the RRA Office’s special hours for Memorial Day Weekend

  • Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday: 9am – Noon
  • Sunday: 9am – Noon
  • Memorial Day: Closed

The Pools will open Saturday, May 27th. Hours 10am-8pm until the end of June, then closing at 9pm

The Concession Stand will be open weekends 12pm to 6pm. Open Memorial Day.

Annual Community Garage Sale 2023

It’s time to start planning for the Annual Roaming Shores Garage Sale! This event will be held 2 days, Friday, June 16th and Saturday, June 17th (Father’s Day Weekend) from 9am-4pm.

If you are planning on participating in the Garage Sale, please fill out the form below. We will add your address to a list with a street map so that visitors will know where to find you. Signs will also be available at the RRA Office that may be posted to your mailbox or at the end of your street.

If you do not want people parking in front of your property, please post No Parking Signs.

Garage Sale Sign-Up Form

    Your Name (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Garage Sale Address (required)

    I plan to have a Garage Sale on... (Check one or both)

    Friday, June 16thSaturday, June 17th

    Polar Bear Club Garage Sale

    The RSPBC is collecting items for the garage sale to benefit the club. If you have items you wish to donate for this sale, please contact Melinda Fier at 330-507-4917

    Addresses Participating

    (Updated: 5/27/23)

    West Side:     

    27 Callender Rd
    2217 Callender Rd
    55 Roaming Rock Blvd
    62 Rockaway Dr (RSPBC Sale)
    68 Rockaway Dr
    99 Rockaway Dr
    209 Ashtabula Point
    231 Rome Terrace
    240 Rome Terrace
    247 Rome Terrace
    295 Morgan Terrace
    413 Geneva Point
    410 Geneva Point
    733 Lark Court
    870 Evening Star
    932 Park Lane
    1110 Evening Star
    East Side:

    1343 Lake Vue
    1355 Lake Vue (Fri only)
    1358 Lake Vue
    1363 Apollo Ct
    1459 Lake Vue
    1476 Belvista
    1567 Sugar Creek
    1696 Concord Court
    1814 Largo
    1815 Largo
    1832 Morning Star
    1839 Morning Star
    1856 Morning Star
    1931 Morning Star
    1933 Morning Star
    1942 Morning Star
    1954 Calabria Lane
    1972 Calabria Lane
    2026 South Park Lane
    2170 Morning Star
    2196 Deer Run
    2219 Deer Run
    2282 Morning Point (Fri Only)
    2313 Morning Star
    2316 Morning Star
    North Side:
    2503 Tupelo

    Goodwill Donations

    Didn’t sell everything you had hoped to during the Garage Sales? Goodwill of Northeast Ohio and Northwest PA will have trucks available after the garage sale on Saturday, June 17th to accept the items you were not able to sell as a donation to their organization. These trailers and Goodwill staff will only be available Saturday evening 4:30pm to 5:30pm at the Clubhouse (13 Roaming Rock Blvd), RRA Office (1875 US Highway 6), and Village Hall (2500 Hayford Rd). Please see “unacceptable items” linked below. Receipts will be available upon request. Anyone in the Shores is welcome to drop off items.

    Review unacceptable items.

    Ashtabula Forfeited Land Sale – June 14th

    The following information has been posted by the Ashtabula County Auditor’s Office. This sale includes properties in Roaming Shores. As this is a Forfeited Land Sale, all backed Dues and Assessments prior to this sale are no longer 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. You will owe remaining Dues and Assessments from the time of closing to April 30, 2024.

    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.

    Please contact the RRA Office with any questions regarding Dues and Assessments at 440-563-3170. For questions regarding the Forfeited Land Sale, please contact the Ashtabula County Auditors office at 440-576-3783.

    Click here for a map of properties

    Click here for a list of properties

    *Court Costs are subject to change. Starting bid will be the Total due/Starting Bid number. If unsold in first offering, properties will begin at $100. Properties are subject to removal prior to sale. Please email: to be added to a notification list for future sales or for questions.

    The properties listed have been foreclosed upon for delinquent taxes and have been offered for sale on two (2) occasions for the total amount of taxes, assessments, penalties and interest due. Having not been sold, the properties were forfeited to the State of Ohio by Court Order and remanded to the County Auditor for sale.

    The auction will be held in the Ashtabula County Commissioner’s hearing room, sometimes referred to as the “Old Court
    House,” located at:
    25 West Jefferson Street
    Jefferson, OH 44047

    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. 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. Initially, each property will be auctioned with a starting offer at the lower of a) total delinquent taxes due, or b) current market value as determined by the County Auditor; plus, fees.
    5. Any parcel not sold for the first offer will immediately be auctioned again “for $100 or the best price obtainable as determined by the Auditor,” plus fees. Any parcel not sold will be re-offered at a future forfeited land sale.
    6. 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.”
    7. Forfeited Lands 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.
    9. Fees are as follows:
    a. Deed fee: $45.00
    b. Transfer Fee: $0.50 per parcel
    c. Envelope and postage: $0.63 per parcel
    d. Recording Fee: $36.00 per deed of 2 pages, $8.00 for each additional page.
    10. Payment in full – or — a minimum deposit of $250 must be paid upon end of auction. Upon payment of a deposit, the Auditor will issue a Certificate of Sale to the successful bidder.
    11. 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.
    12. The Certificate of Sale, along with any balance that may be due, must be delivered to the Auditor by 3:30pm day of sale. Failure to pay the balance by 3:30pm 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.
    13. 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).
    14. 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.
    15. The purchaser becomes the legal owner at the time the Auditor delivers the deed to the County Recorder. This will take a minimum of 60 days as the homeowner has 30 days right of redemption after the date of the sale.
    16. The purchaser is not to set foot on the property until it has been recorded by the County Recorder’s office.
    17. 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.

    2023 Summer Concert Series

    Mark your calendars for this year’s scheduled concerts to be held at the Kathy Crandall Entertainment Pavilion at Beach 1.

    Concerts are free for RRA Members and their guests only. Concert days are RRA Special Use days which means there will be no parties greater than 25 guests at Beach 1. Membership cards will be checked upon entry. Concerts are tentatively scheduled for 6:00pm to 9:30pm with food service beginning at 5:00pm. Enjoy from Beach 1 or by boat.

    The Beach 1 area will be NO WAKE beginning at 5:00pm on concert nights as boaters will be anchoring for the concert. Boaters, there will be an area to park your watercraft marked by buoys near Beach 1. Please park within the buoyed area.

    56th Annual Meeting Overview

    The RomeRock Association held their Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at the clubhouse with the following directors present, Scott Soble, Rory Marshall, Nadine Pope, Bob McClintock, Louise Lisac, Rick Brothers and Jeff Grosse.

    President, Scott Soble called the meeting to order at 1p.m. and introduced the Board of Directors. Cheryl Fain gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Scott welcomed everyone and Nadine Pope read the Certification of Service of Notice of the Annual Meeting. Nadine followed with the Membership Report. There were 63 New Members in 2022, which included new homes, lot owners and sales of existing homes and lots to new owners. We have a total of 1,317 total Membership Units.

    Bob McClintock reviewed the 2022 Treasurer’s Report and reviewed comparisons to the previous three years. It was noted that Annual Operating and Capital Expense took a significant jump from the previous year. This was due to additional employees and large projects and purchases in 2022.

    Rick  Brothers explained that because only two board members, Scott Soble and Louise Lisac filed for the two available seats on the Board of Directors, no election was necessary.

    Scott Soble gave us the 2022 Association Overview. Completed projects were: A new pool heater was installed at pool #2. Bathrooms were refreshed at both beaches. New signs were purchased for the clubhouse, parks and lots being sold by the association. The tennis/pickleball court was resurfaced. The marina gate was replaced. Repairs were made to the barges used for dredging. A guardrail was installed on Rome Terrace. A new plow truck, a new, slightly used, dump truck for dredging and a used pickup truck for hauling equipment were purchased. A new dredging takeout point was added. AEDs were installed at the clubhouse and beach 2 and 3.9 miles of roads were chip sealed.

    Jeff Grosse reported on some of the 2023 improvements. The dock at the Marina Boat Launch has been replaced. There is a new pump house at pool 1. Our barges are being sandblasted and painted. Our maintenance crew built a new push boat to aid with dredging. New concrete has been installed around the clubhouse. Swings have been purchased for both playgrounds. Floating docks are being installed at beach 2. The seawall at the island will be repaired. There are new signs at both pools and at the concession stand at beach 1. The clubhouse roof has been repaired and a new, more efficient computer system has been purchased for our office.

    Jen Addair reported on the new HOA/Accounting software. It will greatly improve our efficiency  and streamline many tasks that are now done individually. We are hoping to have most features up and running by fall of this year.

    Rick Brothers reviewed information from several of our area clubs. The Polar Bear Club raises funds for our local schools at the Polar Bear Plunge and Rick reviewed their upcoming events. Contact President Mindy Fier at 330-507-4917 for detailed information. Both Men’s and Women’s golf leagues meet at Hemlock Springs Golf Course on Thursdays. Shores HoldEm meets at the clubhouse two Fridays a month. The PickleBall Club began their season on April 28th. Contact President Marie Kaufman at for more information. For information about the Roaming Shores Community Preparedness Club, contact President Cheryl Fain at STARS Club, who raise funds for and sponsor our annual 4th of July fireworks can be reached by contacting President, Barb Buckley at 440-645-7365. Other clubs in the Shores are Friends and Neighbors, Marge Morris President, Fishing Club, Dave Emick, President and the Quilting Club, Jeanette Gage, President. The Village Volunteers also meet to help beautify Roaming Shores

     Louise gave an overview of our Standing Committees. Rory spoke to us about the importance of Lake Safety. Know the rules and make sure you and your guests follow them. Be sure to take a Boater Safety Course and don’t let anyone use your watercraft if they haven’t been properly instructed. Please remember that you, as a property owner, are responsible for the actions of your guests. Rory also let us know that two members of our Roaming Shores Police Department recently received ODNR training to be certified to patrol our lake. So hopefully they will be looking out for our safety in the near future, along with the efforts of our own Lake Patrol. Please remember that these two caring groups of individuals only want to make sure everyone on our lake stays safe. They are not there to ruin anyone’s fun on the lake, just to be sure it’s an enjoyable experience for everyone.

    Dave Ernes gave us an overview of what Lake Management had accomplished in 2022 and what they hope to accomplish in 2023. In 2022 a single algaecide treatment improved the clarity of our lake. Professionals were on the water to spot any problem areas.  Tributaries were tested to determine nutrient inflow. Use of lasers continued to reduce the bacteria levels by deterring the geese. A fish study was completed letting us know that the fish in our lake are healthy.

    In 2023 we will continue with algaecide treatments on the whole lake and dockside invasive weed control. We will also continue with the goose deterrence program and weekly testing at the beaches. We will continue increased surveillance of the lake by AquaDoc. Our weekly testing results over the past two years are greatly improved. Please be sure to check our website for all of the very informative information Dave posts there concerning the health of our lake.

    Dave also stressed that members can also help by doing their part. Avoid fertilizers with phosphorous, keep grass clippings, leaves etc. out of the lake, create buffer zones and ask if you have a question by emailing Lake Management at

    Bob McClintock and Maintenance Manager Randy Ruebel gave a dredging update. Our maintenance team met with directors last fall to review what they thought were some of the issues slowing down our dredging. Many great ideas resulted from this meeting because those doing the actual dredging process know where the problems are. Randy is developing a three year dredging plan. A new takeout point has been added, as well as a new used dump truck has been purchased. Our maintenance department also built a second push boat over the winter. All of these things should greatly improve the efficiency of our dredging program.

    Louise reminded us that we all have a vested interest in our lake and it is every members responsibility to help to take care of it. The Lake is the reason that we are here. Let’s all make sure it thrives.

    Nadine reminded everyone of the Celebration of Life for Pat Sowry that was held Saturday evening. It was a beautiful, although sad event. So many people spoke so highly of Pat. She wasn’t just our employee. She was our friend and our neighbor. She will be greatly missed.  A permanent memorial will be decided upon in the near future, to be located by the clubhouse.

    Scott Soble thanked everyone for attending. The meeting concluded at 2:30 p.m.

    Thank you to everyone who attended.

    Nadine Pope, Secretary

    Good job so far!

    By Richard D. Gainar, CEBS – Lake Management Committee

    The Canada Goose goslings began hatching out around May 1st.  We did a pretty good job neutralizing the goose nests that were located earlier thanks to your support and reports we received from concerned residents.  Now and through June is the time to be vigilant in watching for goslings and begin harassing them the day they show up.

    According to Geoffery Westerfield of the ODNR, harassing the goslings is very important for limiting the number of resident geese on our lake during the rest of the year.  Separating the goslings from their parents even for a short time is an effective form of harassment.  Geoffery advises that whenever you can, try to separate goslings from the adult geese by stepping between them shooing the goslings away from the adults by waving your arms and making loud noises (do not make contact).  “Don’t stop anywhere short of the geese leaving your property”, says Geoffery.  Keep up the consistent and persistent harassment. Your goal is to send the message to the adult geese that your property is not a safe place to raise their young and to the goslings that Lake Roaming Rock can be a scary place.

    June 1st is an important date.  Geese will begin to molt (i.e. lose their flight feathers) around June 1st.  If you don’t harass them off the property by that date, it becomes very difficult to remove them and you will likely be stuck with the geese till mid-July.

    Geese excrement is a contributor to the E. coli levels in our lake.  In addition, it provides excess nutrients that feed the algae and weeds.  We love our geese, but a few less wouldn’t hurt either. 

    Thanks for being lake responsible!

    2023 Village Cleanup Day May 6th

    Mark your calendars for the 2023 Cleanup Day to be held Saturday, May 6th from 8am to Noon in the Clubhouse Parking Lot.

    Cleanup Day is your opportunity to get rid of your “unusables”. This event is FREE to residents of Roaming Shores Village. There is no limit on loads, however, no commercial or landscaping vehicles will be permitted.

    Unacceptable items include tires, refrigerator appliances, batteries, barrels or drums containing liquids, bullets or shells, commercial waste, dirt, rocks, bricks, tree stumps, combustible liquids, hazardous waste, toxic materials, paint cans, yard waste, food waste and gas cylinders.

    Goodwill of Northeast Ohio and Northwest PA will be available during Cleanup Day to accept donations and provide tax-deductible receipts.

    Please review their unacceptable items:

    • Tube Televisions
    • Large electronic items that do not work (i.e. copy machines) or any electronic items that do not work
    • Any items with stains, tears, wet, moldy, pet hair or other damages
    • Automobile tires
    • Paint or chemicals of any kind
    • Kerosene and gas heaters/appliances, propane tanks, oil lamps and lamp oil
    • Weapons: firearms, ammunition, knives, BB guns, pellet guns, air guns/rifles, etc.
    • Fireworks and sparklers of any kind

    Project Helping Hand

    In conjunction with the Community Clean Up Day scheduled for May 6, 2023 and to further serve the community of Roaming Shores we would like to announce the trial run of Project Helping Hand. On May 5, 2023, the Roaming Shores Police Department in partnership with the Roaming Shores Utility Department will be offering a helping hand to residents who are physically unable to move or transport miscellaneous and unusable items from their residence to the collection site located at the Clubhouse.

    Those who are eligible and wish to take part in this program must contact the police department prior to April 31, 2023 indicating the items in which you would like to have removed. Upon contacting the police department, an officer will schedule a date and time to visit your residence to determine how much of and if the unusable items can be removed. Following the inspection of the items, the officer will then place your name and address on a list citing the items to be picked up on the 5th.

    If participating in Project Helping Hand you MUST be present at your given address from 9 AM to 1 PM on May 5, 2023 for pick up purposes. If you are not at the given residence during this date and time the items will not be collected.

    Unacceptable items are as follows: tires, refrigerator appliances, batteries, barrels or drums containing liquids, bullets or shells, commercial waste, dirt, rocks, bricks, tree stumps, combustible liquids, hazardous waste, toxic materials, paint cans, yard waste, food waste and gas cylinders.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Roaming Shores Police Department at (440) 563-3135 or by email at

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