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.
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
President of RRA Board of Directors
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There are two (2) simple options to opt-in and provide contact information, or change the current/possibly outdated information we have for you.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.
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.
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.
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.
Tickets are on sale now for Paradise Bay’s Fish Fry Fundraiser benefiting the STARS Club’s Fireworks Fund. Tickets are just a $10 donation! The Fish Fry will be held at Paradise Bay in Roaming Shores on Friday, April 3rd from 5pm to 9pm. For tickets, please call Mindy at 330.507.4917, Barb at 440.645.7365 or stop by the RRA Office (hours 8am to 6pm, Tues. – Sat.). There will be a basket raffle and a 50/50. An Aqua Lily pad donated by Jennie D’Amicone of Roaming Rock Marina will also be raffled off. It’s a great meal and a great time for a great cause!
Update: Due to the coronavirus, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office has cancelled this presentation.
On April 1st at 6PM at the Village Hall, the Roaming Shores Police Department and Roaming Shores Community Preparedness Club will host Lindsey Kuhn, Regional Director/Community Educator from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office who will give a one-hour presentation on protecting yourself from scams and fraud. RSVP to email@example.com to reserve your seat for this informative presentation.
Last Saturday, the Roaming Shores Polar Bear Club held its 15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge. Plungers from Grand Valley, Pymatuning, and Jefferson schools along with several other crazy area participants took the icy plunge into Lake Roaming Rock to raise money for several local charities. Grand Valley Schools were the winners this year!
Thanks to everyone from the Polar Bear Club for all of their hard work to make this happen and to our participants, sponsors, and volunteers who made it a success!
I would also like to thank (I think ) Leeann, Pat, Al, Laurie and Mindy for sponsoring me for the plunge! I think I’m finally thawed out lol!
Canada Geese are a valuable natural resource that provides recreation and enjoyment to bird watchers, hunters, and the public. The sight of the distinctive V-formation of a flock of Canada geese always brings a special thrill. Their calls herald the changing seasons. But in recent years, flocks of local-nesting or “resident” geese have become year-round inhabitants of our recreational areas, waterways, and residential areas, where they can cause significant problems.
Canada Geese deposit their feces anywhere the urge hits them. They too often like the same areas we do – swimming beaches, lawns, docks, and boat launches. During the day, a goose drops one pound of dung. In addition to contributing to E. coli levels in the lake, geese are also major contributors of phosphorus and nitrogen in lakes and waterways that encourage algae and weeds to grow rapidly.
In January and February migratory geese are moving through our area with some of the breeding age geese breaking away from the flocks in early preparation of the nesting season. These geese begin to pair up and separate themselves from the migratory flock. By March geese are paired and begin to set up nesting territories laying their eggs in early April and incubating the eggs late in the month. Goose eggs begin to hatch in May. In June adult geese begin their molting and, like their goslings, are unable to fly.
Flight feathers grow and mature on both adult and young geese enabling them to fly in mid-July. July is an important time of the year for us marking the beginning of our annual ‘Goosebusters’ campaign to harass the geese encouraging them to make their home elsewhere. Some geese find our lake too comfortable and safe and will, unfortunately, become “resident” geese forming flocks in August and September to stay for the season. Migratory geese move out of our area in October through December.
Your Lake Management Committee thanks you for your efforts last year reporting nesting sites and harassing geese to move them along. You’ve made a noticeable contribution to benefit our lake community.
Love our lake and be lake responsible.