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!!!!
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!
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!
On Saturday, September 28th, the STARS Club hosted a Wine Tasting Presentation at the Clubhouse. The presentation was lead by John Pallo, a resident of Roaming Shores and a 36 year veteran of the wine and spirits business.
Thank you, John, for sharing your knowledge with us once again! And thank you to everyone who came out to learn and enjoy the evening!
Due to lack of participation for the Oct 5th STARS Winery Bus Tour, it has been cancelled. Please mark your calendars to join us for the Holiday Winery Bus Tour on Saturday, November 9th!
The STARS Club held its first ever Rib Cook-Off on Saturday, Sept 14th in the Clubhouse. 5 teams competed in the event to a sold out crowd! The teams were: Team 1 Josh & Sheneese Kovats and Tori Nester (Meat you Can’t Beat); Team 2 Howard Tuttle & Dave Hughes (Ribalicious); Team 3 Bryan & Mindy Fier and Dave Crossman (Fier/Crossman); Team 4 Chris Plickert & Mike Chevalier (Can’t Trust a Skinny Cook); Team 5 Dan & Danielle Fultz (Dan’s Backyard BBQ)
The People’s Choice winner by just one vote was Dan & Danielle Fultz – Team Dan’s Backyard BBQ. Congratulations!!
This event would not have been possible without our cooks, organizers and volunteers! Thank you to Arleen & Jim Kovats, Nadine Pope, Yvonne Gibson, Marge Morris, John & Mary Lou Watt, Barb Buckley, Jen Addair, all of our cooking teams and participants!!
We can’t wait for next year! See our album for more pictures from the Cook-Off!
Calling all veterans and their spouses! Thank you for your service. You may want to mark you calendar and plan on attending!
A representative from the Ashtabula County Veterans Service Commission will be at the clubhouse on September 23rd to present information to our community about services available to our veterans and their spouses. Dinner will be served. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. presentation begins at 6:00 p.m. This is a free presentation and dinner in partnership with the Roaming Shores Emergency Preparedness Committee.
The 2019 Roaming Shores Clam Bake will be hosted by the Polar Bear Club on Sunday, October 20th beginning at 3pm.
Tickets are $20/each and must be purchased in advance. Includes clams, chicken, corn, roasted red gluten free potato, clam chowder, bread, salad and dessert.
Chicken Dinner (no clams): $12
Extra clams: $9
You can purchase tickets from Mindy at 330-507-4917 or Chris at 440-812-3976. For Chris, please call after 4pm. You can also get tickets at the Marina or RRA Office.
The new Roaming Shores Community Preparedness Club (RSCPC) wants to remind Shores residents that September is National Preparedness Month. The FEMA flyer linked below contains links to useful articles related to preparing for disasters and other emergencies. Please take a moment to review the information contained on the FEMA website. Proper preparation is the key to keeping you, your loved ones and your property safe.
Watch your Shores news for more details about the RSCPC’s winter preparedness and fire safety event to be held at the clubhouse on November 16, 2019
Columbus, OH – September is National Preparedness Month. It is a great time for Ohioans to take steps now to ensure they are better prepared for any disaster.
“It’s never too late to plan and prepare for disasters,” Governor Mike DeWine said. “Emergencies and disasters can happen anywhere, at any time, often without any warning. National Preparedness Month is a good time for individuals and organizations to take steps to be better prepared for the next disaster.”
“Take a few moments today and make plans to protect your loved ones,” said Sima Merick, Executive Director of the Ohio Emergency Management Agency. “Knowing what hazards or severe weather events could impact your area; making and practicing your emergency plans; updating your disaster supply kits – these are just some things everyone can do to be self-sufficient, and to enhance community resilience.”
Don’t think disasters happen in Ohio? Think again. Ohio was hit with 21 tornadoes Memorial Day and the next morning, 15 in the Dayton area, including two EF-3 tornadoes. A Presidential Disaster was declared for 11 Ohio counties for storms from May 27-29. Governor Mike DeWine earlier this month authorized the use of the State Disaster Relief Program to help communities in nine Ohio counties impacted by several severe weather incidents between April and July of this year. Another seven counties are eligible for low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Association after storms led to severe flooding in Auglaize County and adjacent counties May 17.
The theme for this year’s Ready campaign is: Prepared, Not Scared. If you know what to do and are prepared for emergencies or disasters, you’re less likely to be scared.
National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized annually to promote family and community disaster/emergency planning, not only in September, but throughout the year. NPM is designed to raise awareness and encourage people to prepare themselves for emergencies that could impact their homes, jobs, schools, and communities.
In coordination with FEMA’s Ready campaign, Ohio EMA and ReadyOhio encourage households, county EMAs, businesses, schools, and places of worship to be prepared, and not scared, by participating in NPM’s weekly themes for 2019:
Week 1 (Sept. 1-7) Save Early for Disaster Costs
Week 2 (Sept. 8-14) Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters
Week 3 (Sept. 15-21) Teach Youth to Prepare for Disasters
Week 4 (Sept. 22-30) Get Involved in Your Community’s Preparedness
During National Preparedness Month, Ohio EMA is going to show how to build an emergency preparedness kit on a budget. This safety campaign is dubbed #PrepOnABudget. Ohio EMA will show that you can build a disaster preparedness kit without breaking the bank, buying items that cost about $1 a piece. Follow Ohio EMA on Facebook, Twitter and watch on Nextdoor as they put together a disaster preparedness kit $1 at a time. For more, go to www.ema.ohio.gov.
Additional NPM Actions for Emergency Preparedness:
- Organize disaster supply kits for your home and vehicles. A supply kit is a collection of basic items your household may need, in the event of an emergency. Most items in a basic kit are inexpensive and easy to find. And you might already have a lot of the items in your home. After a disaster happens, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Your disaster kits should have enough food, water, and other essential items to sustain everyone in your home (including pets) for at least three days.
- Take time to learn life-saving skills – actions you can take to prepare for and protect against disasters and severe weather events. Install smoke, carbon monoxide and natural gas detectors, and test them monthly. Know how to turn off utilities, like water and gas. Talk to your landlord or building manager about evacuation routes and fire safety. Know two ways out of your home in case of a fire and practice evacuation plans.
- Check your insurance policies and coverage for the hazards that might impact your home or community, such as flooding, tornadoes or home fires.
- Consider the costs associated with disasters. Consider saving money in an emergency savings account that could be used in any crisis. Keep a small amount of cash at home in a safe place. Have small bills on hand because ATMs and credit cards may not work after a disaster when you may need to purchase necessary supplies, fuel or food.
Visit ReadyOhio for additional information on NPM’s weekly themes and Ohio’s Disaster Preparedness on a Budget.
The Rib Cook-Off is on! We have cooking teams set and are looking forward to tasting the result! All we need is you!
The event will begin at 6pm on Saturday, September 14th at the Clubhouse.
Your $18 entry fee gets you a People’s Choice ballot, 2 bones from each team, side dishes, n/a beverages, and dessert. Please BYOB. We’re selling tickets at the door until we run out of ribs.
The winner will be added as the 1st entry on the Roaming Shores Rib Cook-Off Plaque and a portion of the proceeds from the event!