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Snow Rules

Winter is coming and the Association would like to remind residents that parking on the roads/and or berms on association-owned roadways is prohibited when the snow depth exceeds 2″ (two inches). This is necessary in order to facilitate the plowing and/or removal of the snow.

Village Ordinance 303.08 Impounding of Vehicles; Redemption reads:
(a) Police officers are authorized to provide for the removal of a vehicle under the following circumstances: (1) When any vehicle is left unattended upon any street, bridge or causeway and is so illegally parked so as to constitute a hazard or obstruction to the normal movement of traffic, or so as to unreasonably interfere with street cleaning or snow removal operations.

Please help our plow drivers by removing your vehicles and all obstructions from the roadways.

Residents should make sure their mail boxes and posts are secure enough to withstand the winter snow plowing at this time. You may want to consider installing a snow shield in front of (not attached to) your mail box to help deflect the snow from the snow plows. Our drivers are highly experienced and our policy is to only repair the boxes we strike, not those simply pushed aside by the snow itself.

For garbage service, Waste Management asks all customers to please have the area and pathway around your container cleared of snow and ice.

Winterization Tip

Weekenders and Snowbirds: As you may recall, a few homes in the Shores fell victim to frozen pipes that burst last winter. Please remember to shut off your water when you’re winterizing your homes! You can do so at the water meter inside your house.
If you need assistance, you can contact the RSV Utility Dept at 440-563-3146.

Winter Preparedness and Fire Safety Program

Join the Roaming Shores Community Preparedness Club (RSCPC) on at the Clubhouse on Saturday, November 16th at 4:00pm for a Winter Preparedness and Fire Safety Program.

There will be a Happy Hour with guest speakers from local fire and police departments and area businesses.  BYOB – mixers, ice and setups supplied.

Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. 

All attendees will receive a FREE raffle ticket to have a chance to win one of two gift baskets filled with emergency preparedness equipment and supplies!

11/1/19 Wind Storm

Last night’s wind storm affected knocked out power to a few homes on the East side. If you’re away and want to check on the status, you can do so here: http://outages.firstenergycorp.com/oh.html

Call 911 if there are any downed wires. Report any outages to the Illuminating Company 888-LIGHTSS (888-544-4877). If trees or limbs happen to fall in the roadway, contact the Association 440-563-3170.

Halloween 2019 Recap

Be sure to check out the RSPD’s Facebook page or the RRA’s Photo Albums from the Pumpkin Races and the Halloween Party for more pictures from our Halloween Events!

I would like to thank everyone who attended our Halloween events last weekend. We had an extremely low number of participants for the Pumpkin Races, but those who attended as either participants or spectators appeared to have had a great time. The first attempt at anything is usually a bit slow, but I truly expect the event to grow in size exponentially. Congratulations to our 2019 Pumpkin Race winners who are listed below.

0 TO 15 POUND CLASS: Victoria Skaroppa
15 TO 25 POUND CLASS: Parker Krippel
25 TO 25 POUND CLASS: NO ENTRIES
MOST CREATIVE: Parker Krippel and his “Dragon Fire” pumpkin

On the other hand, we had a great turn out for the trick-or-treat after party and costume contest. I would have to say that we probably had double the participants of 2018. Congratulations to our 2019 Costume Contest winners who are listed below.
Elementary:
1st Addison Gillespie
2nd Olivia Botts
3rd Alex Radson

Middle School:
1st Kira Calhoun
2nd Addison Radson
3rd Makai Calhoun

High School/Adult:
1st Elijah Deraps
2nd Victoria Skaroppa
3rd Bree Restrepo

Group:
1st Victoria Skarupp, Hallie Soltis, Madison Roskos, Elija Deraps
2nd Bidelson Family, (Leslie, Kris and Molly)
3rd Hollis Family, (Dori, Mckenzie, Hope and Ella)

Best Overall Costume:
Addison Gillespie

I would like to thank the communities’ residents, our special groups and our local business for their continued support and donations which ultimately make these events possible. In addition, I would like to personally thank our volunteers; Amy Roskos, Carolyn Beck, Jeanne Clements, Jen Addair, Leeann Moses and her pit crew, Linda Myers, Madison Roskos, Marlene Hocevar and Natasha Raddatz for their decoration/clean up of the clubhouse and/or their preparation of the food and beverages that were served during the event.

I truly hoped that everyone enjoyed this event and we look forward to seeing you again next year.
Will Roskos
Chief of Police
Roaming Shores Police Department
2500 Hayford Road
Roaming Shores, Ohio 44084
440 563-3135
chief@roamingshorespd.org

 

Lake Management Committee Survey

David Ernes – Lake Management Committee

Lake Management is a complex process that blends knowledge of the lake with proven techniques to afford desired changes where necessary. Our lake has been “good” to us for several decades. As responsible stewards, we need to see if she needs help from us now.  There have been many discussions over time regarding perceived issues with the lake. It is our desire to capture as many Association members’ thoughts as we can so that we, in coordination with experts and proven vendors, can focus our efforts in the areas of greatest concern to all residents of Roaming Shores.

Below is a link to a ten question Survey. We would like everyone to complete this survey, whether you live on or off the lake. We need your input. If you would rather not complete the survey on-line, copies of the survey will be available in the Association office. If you know of people who may not be receiving the E-blast, please let them know of the paper copies as well. Let your opinion be heard. Thank you for participating in this survey.

Take the Survey

Love the lake and Be Lake Responsible.

 

Maintaining a Tree Canopy

Cheryl Fain – Lake Management Committee

The Five Ws are questions whose answers are considered basic in information gathering or problem solving. The problem is how to keep our lake healthy. Let’s consider a tree canopy.

Who: You, who are reading this article. Your actions can keep our lake healthy.

What: Trees, a critical part of a Buffer Zone or Riparian Zone. Plant them. Keep our lake healthy.

Where: Here, at Lake Roaming Rock. Keep the trees that are there or if there are none, plant some. Keep our lake healthy.

When: As soon as possible. Today. Tomorrow. Keep our lake healthy.

Why: The tree canopy becomes part of the natural filtration system for our beautiful lake.

We must curtail removing them from our lots. Instead, leave as many trees as possible, as their roots become filters for nutrients and silt. Plant them, especially the ones that are part of our North East Ohio ecosystem. Even though warnings are out there that our climate change has already started to influence the types of trees that can be sustained in warmer weather. Here are some suggestions that do well: Bitternut Hickory, Black Oak, Black Walnut, Bur Oak, Eastern Red Cedar, and Scarlet Oak. I found this information on the Holden Arboretum web page. They list “New Neighbors” which will adapt to the weather changes. They also list the endemic trees that are in trouble. It’s also important to remember that trees not only release oxygen but also consume carbon dioxide.

Sometimes, a sixth item is included with the 5W’s.  

How: Do not remove all trees from your lots. If possible plant trees as part of your buffer zone from the watershed that surrounds our lake.

[Chairman’s note: If you have vacant lots, remember that if you clear a lot, and you do not start construction within two weeks, you must plant grass, as stated in part of the Village Ordnance on erosion control.]

Love the lake and be lake responsible. And Keep our Lake Healthy.

Revamped Roaming Shores Signs

Many thanks to Frank Cicogna for once again revamping our entrance signs!! They look very sharp! Frank originally donated the signs in the early 90s, this is their 2nd restoration. Thanks again!

The Association will be repainting the sign posts once we have consistent warm (and dry) weather again.

Roaming Shores Community Preparedness Club (RSCPC) Supports the Police Levy and asks you to do the same!

Please Vote Yes on the Police Levy!

(This is listed as “45.Proposed Tax Levy (Additional) Roaming Shores Village” on your ballot.)  It is on the reverse side of your ballot so don’t forget to mark it!!!!

This levy will not be effective until 2021.

We are fortunate to have a very professional and committed police force in our Roaming Shores community.   They contribute greatly to the safety and security of our residents, our property and our roads.  Unfortunately, it costs money to keep and maintain this level of support and coverage. We need to vote yes and support this important issue! 

The new 1 mil levy increase would cost village tax payers; based on a $100,000 home valuation, an additional $30.62 per year or $2.55 per month.  A $250,000 home valuation would cost the tax payer an additional $76.50 per year or $6.37 per month.  I would suggest foregoing a cup of coffee at Starbucks or a breakfast combo at McDonalds, it is well worth the sacrifice if it means maintaining a top rated police force in our community.  Besides it’s healthier too!!!

In 2011 our police responded to 295 calls in the year.  Today they respond to 587 calls on an annual basis.  In 2011 there were 2 full time officers and 4 part time officers who covered our neighborhoods.  Today there are 4 full time officers, 4 part time officers and 1 auxiliary officer providing coverage.  The number of annual hours covered also has increased from 52% to 94%.  This was all done without increasing taxes.  Today our police force is the lowest paid in Ashtabula County.  We risk losing good officers to other locations if we do not pay them fairly.

Our club works closely with our law enforcement team.  We know first hand of both their professionalism and their commitment to each and every resident they serve.  We have seen their compassion to those residents who utilize the wellness check program our police department implemented to ensure our elderly and infirmed are ok and not in need of emergency services.  We have seen their investment in our youth as evidenced in the programs they provide throughout the year.  Just think about the Halloween costume party they are hosting!  We have seen their commitment to the safety of our lake community as evidenced in their involvement with various programs such as the self defense class.  Most of all we have witnessed their partnership with local officials, clubs, committees and fundraisers.  Not every community enjoys such a high level of commitment and community interaction from their law enforcement providers.

Let’s support our police department the way they support us and vote YES on Ballot #45!  Please remember to mark your ballot in support of the Tax Levy.  By ensuring we maintain a top rated law enforcement team within our community means we are more secure in knowing response is close at hand when we need it!  It’s an investment to all who live and play here!!!

Thank you for your consideration.  Please remember to vote!!!  Please remember to support our own men and women in blue who serve us all!!!!

Holiday Winery Tour – Nov 29th

This year’s Holiday Winery Bus Tour has a couple changes. The bus tour has been moved to Friday, November 29th. After a day of Black Friday shopping (or recovery from Thanksgiving), what better way to unwind than getting your friends and/or family together for a lovely tour of our local wineries decorated for Christmas?!

What’s better? The price per seat for this tour is now only $25/each! The price helps cover the cost of the bus and proceeds go towards the fireworks fund!

The first 28 to RSVP will be guaranteed a seat on the bus, but we can order more buses, as needed! You must be over 21 years of age. To reserve your spot or if you have any questions, contact Barb at 440-645-7365. You may also sign up at the RRA Office.

We will meet at the Clubhouse parking lot at 4:45pm. The buses will leave at 5pm!

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