August 2022 Board Meeting Recap

The RomeRock Association held their monthly Meeting on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at the clubhouse with the following directors present, Scott Soble, Nadine Pope, Bob McClintock, Louise Lisac, Rick Brothers and Rory Marshall.

President, Scott Soble called the meeting to order at 10 a.m. and Louise Lisac gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Pat Sowry called the roll. The July Meeting Minutes were approved.

Bob McClintock reviewed the June Treasurer’s Report, which was approved.

Scott welcomed everyone and reminded those present that Three for All will be playing tonight at the Kathy Crandall Pavilion. Food will be available from the Polar Bear Club.

Under Legal, Louise reported that there are no current legal issues.

Under Financial and Collection, Nadine reported that about 55 letters have been sent to members with delinquent accounts in the past two weeks. We are starting to get payments from these and more letters will be sent out this month.

Dave Ernes reported for Lake Management that the first lake treatments have been successful and Aqua Doc has found no blue green algae when on the lake this past week, so the second round of treatments has been postponed and hopefully will not be needed. Some residents present were concerned about the green algae that has appeared on the lake. It, however, is not toxic. We are meeting with our experts at AquaDoc and Enviro Science to see if it can be safely treated. Residents also questioned dredging on the south end of the lake. This will begin after Labor Day. Currently smaller coves on the north end of the lake are being dredged. Dredging these coves does not seem to raise the nutrient levels in the lake that dredging the main lake would in the hot weather. Dave was also pleased to report that native aquatic plants are returning to the lake, which is a definite sign that our lake is becoming healthier. AquaDoc also noted that they have never seen our lake look this good.

Rory reported for Lake Safety that we are extremely pleased with the job our Lake Patrol is doing this season. Members are becoming aware that if they are in violation, they will be stopped and cited if they are creating an unsafe situation or if they do not display current RRA boat stickers. Our biggest problem continues to be guests using members’ watercraft without being aware of our lake rules and  without proper instruction.

Steve Kaufman, our Village Liaison, reported that council is currently working on a salary structure for both employees and our Police Department. He explained the Police levies on the November ballot and urged members to attend council meetings, held the first and third Tuesday of each month. If you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact a council member. Please check the weekly E-blast for meeting dates and times.

Mike Petersen reported for Board of Review that they will be meeting soon to review a member citation. To date, they have reviewed eleven citations this year.

Rick reported for Building, Facilities and Amenities that the Pickle Ball courts are very popular. There has been amazing attendance at our concerts and the food trucks have been busy. Rick has come up with a great new amenity for those of us who want something a little less strenuous, Bingo in the Shores. We’re going to try to start this fall with one Friday night a month. Rick is looking for some experienced bingo players to help us get started. Nadine also reported that she will be working with Jeff Grosse and Mindy Fier to look at upgrading our playground equipment and making it more user friendly for our younger children.

Nadine reported for Administration and Personnel that we had our monthly employee meeting to review what is happening and do any needed problem solving. Wendy and Pat are really stepping up to help cover the office when Jen goes on maternity leave later this month. We are so happy for her and look forward to her return. Please be patient because some responses may take a little longer. We are also looking at meeting with our entire maintenance staff after the pools close to have a brain storming session about how we can dredge more effectively and efficiently. These are the people doing the work and seeing what works and what needs improvement.

 Club Reports: Barb Buckley reported for STARS that there will be a Winery Bust Tour on August 13th. There will also be a Holiday Winery Bus Tour in late November. The Rib Cook Off will be Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, September 3rd. Dinner tickets will be $25.00 each and go on sale soon. Tickets are limited so if you are interested, please contact Barb or call the RRA office. Our final Summer Concert will also be held that Saturday.  Marie Kaufman reminded us that the shores Golf Leagues meet on Thursday – women in the morning and men in the evening at Hemlock Springs Golf Course. She also updated us on Pickleball Club activities. The club has a new email address shorespickleball@gmail.com. Their first Tournament will be September 9th beginning at 4 p.m. Scott gave us an update on the Polar Bear Club activities. He thanked the club and Posh Plumbing for the donation of a new commercial kitchen faucet for the clubhouse. The club is also going to install an RV electrical hook up at the clubhouse for our food trucks. We wanted to thank Mindy and the club volunteers for the wonderful Kids Carnival that they organized and put on Saturday, July 29th.  Rick reported that Friends and Neighbors will host a dinner the second Friday in September.

Nadine Pope, Secretary

Geese Update

By Richard D. Gainar, CEBS – Lake Management Committee

 Well, the summer is here, and I’m soon expecting to see the grass start turning brown.  But what I haven’t seen much of yet is the familiar sight and sound of our Canada Geese flying overhead.  There are a couple reasons for this.  The goslings have grown out their first set of feathers and the adults have completed another molt and are not yet ready to fly.  Early flights will be quite short for a couple months while the goslings develop the strength necessary for the long migratory trip.

Geoffrey Westerfield, ODNR Assistant Wildlife Management Supervisor, reports that in Ohio, both statewide and in NE Ohio, he is seeing fewer geese complaints this year.  “Our nest permit and roundup permit numbers were also down.”  Geoff says “I am assuming that folks are figuring out the right tactic for their location to keep geese moving.  Farm complaints are up a bit with good timing between crops going in the ground during goose molt season.”

I also feel that we’ve be doing a good job here at Lake Roaming Rock to keep geese moving too.  Goose management techniques for the next few months ask us to commence harassment as soon as geese can fly again.  Again, 3-4 days of consistent harassment will get the geese to move on.

Love the lake – be lake responsible.

VodaGuard C Spot Treatment

While the main part of the lake does not show a significant bloom, this cannot be said for some of the coves. The rains we have been experiencing have been bringing nutrients into the lake. This, coupled by the calm waters in the coves and the high temperatures have caused the reappearance of blooms in some areas.

With the upcoming Holiday, AquaDoc and EnviroScience have decided that a spot treatment is warranted. Please see below the restrictions that will be in place during this treatment. (The lake will not be lowered for this small application.)

Note: While Flame Lake was not previously treated, it will be evaluated on the day of application. Therefore, please follow the same restrictions as below.

When:  Tuesday, August 24

Boating restrictions: All watercraft are asked to stay off the lake on the day of application. Please turn off all fountains and bubblers as well. 

Swimming restrictions: Please refrain from swimming in the lake for 72 hours (August 24 – 26). This includes manual watercraft such as kayaks. For PWC, use appropriate precautions. 

Should the date change due to unforeseen circumstances, an update will be issued.

RRA Board and the Lake Management Committee

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