2022 Annual Meeting April 30th

Saturday, April 30th will be the Annual Meeting of the RomeRock Association. The meeting will be held at the Clubhouse beginning at 1pm. The Annual Meeting is where the Treasurer’s report for fiscal year 2020 will be presented, the results of the Board of Directors election will be announced, the Directors will report on activities of the past year and plans for the upcoming year. Refreshments and pizza will be served at the Clubhouse following the meeting.

Please make an effort to attend as the growth and success of our association depends on the active participation of its members.

**Please note, the Office will be closed during the Annual Meeting and will not open until after the Meeting is adjourned.

New Member Meet and Greet May 7th

Did you recently join our Lake Roaming Rock Community from 2020 to today? Come meet your new neighbors and learn about the community on Saturday, May 7th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm! We will be hosting a Meet and Greet event at the Clubhouse (13 Roaming Rock Boulevard).

Please join us for a fun, informal and interactive evening and learn more about your new community and how it works; who to call for problems or assistance, how to ensure you are getting all the Shores communications, safety and fire protection programs.  We promise we are selling nothing!

Get involved and meet some new neighbors at the same time! All new residents since 2020 are invited.  Covid certainly changed our world and prevented us from giving you a proper welcome. Let us do that now.  We are hopeful you can participate and look forward to meeting you.  A light dinner will be served so don’t worry about cooking!

Please contact either of us at the contact information provided.  Thanks!!

Rick 330 240 4824 or Ellen 412 260 6037

Found SUP

This Aqua Marine Drift stand up paddleboard was retrieved from the icy waters by Dan Jordan. If this is yours, you can contact Dan at 513-518-8797. Please remember to place your lot # on all watercraft whether it’s motorized or not.

Compost Site Access

As Spring slowly creeps its way in, some residents are beginning to clean their properties and take yard waste to the compost site. As a reminder, the Village changed the access procedures for the site.

Keys are no longer available to access the Compost Site. To access the site, please complete the Compost Site Access Form. You can either email it to roamingshores@roamingshoresoh.gov or take a picture and text it to 440-805-9018. Instructions will be sent upon approval. The new system utilizes a smartphone app.

Contractors performing work on behalf of a resident must complete a form and pay a fee to the Village of Roaming Shores for access. Please have your contractor register at the Village Hall at 2500 Hayford Road.

Note: The Association office does not own or operate the compost site and cannot grant access. Please contact the Village for any and all issues.

Boater Safety Course May 21st 2022

The lake will soon be filled with boaters again and safety is #1! Get ready for the boating season by earning your boating certificate! This certificate, which never expires, is required for anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1982, in order to operate any boat or personal watercraft over 10 horsepower in the State of Ohio.

The RRA will be hosting an in-person Safe Boating Course at the Clubhouse on Saturday, May 21st beginning at 9am until 6pm. This course is open to RRA Members and their family.
 
The course lasts eight hours including the test, and is full of information for anyone who owns any type of watercraft or just enjoys being on the water. The course is limited to 30 participants who must be ages 12 and older. This course is $10 per person and must be prepaid. Signup with the RRA Office. Lunch included!
 
Please contact the RRA Office at 440-563-3170 (Tues. – Sat. 8am to 6pm) or email if you have any questions.

Meet Your RRA Board Candidates

Meet the Candidates

This year three seats need to be filled on the RRA Board, and five candidates are in the running. The seat held by board member Cheryl Fain will be vacated. Terms held by Nadine Pope (current Secretary) and Rick Brothers (current member and past President) are ending and both are running for re-election. In addition, three new residents have submitted their names for consideration. These three candidates are Anthony DiMarino, Michelle Gabram, and Jeff Grosse. 

The Roaming Shores Community Preparedness Club has invited all five candidates to the RRA Clubhouse on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 10:00 AM for a Meet Your Candidates Coffee. All RRA members in good standing are welcome to attend to talk to and ask questions of the candidates. Refreshments will be served.

Ballots and voting instructions will mailed out by the RRA office staff on Friday, April 1, 2022 and must be received back via USPS mail by April 27, 2022. 

March 2022 Board Meeting Recap

The RomeRock Association held their March meeting on Saturday, March 5th at the Clubhouse with the following members present: Scott Soble, Rory Marshall, Bob McClintock (remotely), Cheryl Fain, Rick Brothers and Nadine Pope. Also present was Pat Sowry. 

President, Scott Soble called the meeting to order at 10 a.m. Cheryl gave the invocation. The January minutes were approved. The January Treasurer’s report was also approved. Scott welcomed the residents in attendance and is glad we can once again meet in person. We were especially pleased that some members of our village council were present. It is so important that we share ideas and work along side our village for the common goal of a unified community. 

Scott also reported that construction of the Entertainment Pavilion is nearing completion of the structure itself. There is much more that will be happening, however, before our first concert in June. We have four concerts scheduled for this summer. The last one will be held at the Rib Cook Off on September 3rd. There will also be a DJ at the Pavilion on July 2nd  to entertain members when they come to the park for the fireworks. 

Under Legal, Scott reported that there are no current legal issues 

Under Financial and Collection, Nadine reported she met with Pat to compile a new list of delinquent members. Letters were sent out to some of these members at the end of February. To date, in 2022, nearly $20,000.00 in delinquent dues and assessments has been collected. More letters to members will be going out this month. Members need to all share in the expenses of our lake community. 

Dave Ernes reported for Lake Management that the water quality report is available on the RRA website and that he included a summary of the report in a recent eblast. Should anyone have questions, they can email Dave at romerocklmc@gmail.com. Three quotes have been received for our proposed Fish Survey and LMC is reviewing them and will make a recommendation to the board. Dave said that the 2022 lake health plan is nearly complete and will collaborative, combining weekly testing with more eyes on the lake to see problems as they arise. He is working with EnviroScience and AquaDoc. Some testing sites may be adjusted as well as watershed testing. This is all being done so a long range plan for lake health can be formulated for 2023. We will be using the Vodoguard treatments again this year and will look into the possibility of using the Vodoguard treatment that uses peroxide in the future. We are looking into ways to test this product in a limited area before use. Dredging the South end of the lake will begin in September with limited dredging during the summer months farther north in some of the lake’s coves. 

Under Lake Safety, Rory reported that Chief Roskos advised him that all water certification classes for 2022 are filled. We will continue to work towards a police presence on the lake but for this season will attempt to increase the Lake Patrol presence on the lake. Jim Fell has agreed to work on lake patrol this season and we will be advertising for additional part time employees. Rory also reported that the next Boating Safety Course will be at the Clubhouse on May21 from 9 a.m. til 6 p.m. More information will follow in our weekly eblast. 

Under Board of Review, Yvonne Gibson reported that the board has no current appeals. 

Under Building and Facilities, Bob reported that demo has been completed on the bathrooms at Beach 1 and Beach 2. Materials have been ordered and there is a ten week time line for installing new fixtures, bathroom stalls and changing stations.  There will be new epoxy flooring, lighting and all areas will be painted. Nadine reported that she will be working with Rory and Jim Kovats to plan for some new signage at the shores. All signs should have a recognizable logo and be easily maintained and reproduced. 

Under Administration, Nadine reported that the committee would be meeting with employees later in the month. These meetings are excellent planning sessions as well as opportunities for our employees to give us their ideas and voice any concerns. Scott is in regular communication with Randy Reubel, our Maintenance Supervisor, to discuss anything that comes up between regular meetings. 

Under Amenities, Nadine reported that the pickle ball/tennis court resurfacing will be completed by the beginning of June, as long as the weather is such that the resurfacing material will have sufficient temperatures to properly cure. Cracks will be filled with mesh and the entire court resurfaced and finished with sport court paint. It will have four pickle ball courts that can also be used as two tennis courts. Rick reported that planning is going well for our New Member Orientation to be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 23rd (note, this date was rescheduled for Saturday, May 7th at 6:30pm). This meeting is open to all members, but is especially geared towards new members and will provide them with information concerning Roaming Shores and the surrounding area.  Rick also reported that we should have vending machines offering water and soft drinks in place at beach 1 and 2 by Memorial Day. 

Fishing Club , Jim Fell reported that dues were raised $5.00 per year to an annual fee of $25.00. These dues help to pay for several of their events during the summer, including the Childrens’ Fishing Clinic that they host .Their 2022 Calendar of Events is posted at the clubhouse. Jim also reported for the Neighborhood Volunteer Club that they will begin helping our maintenance department stain picnic tables after they have been pressure washed and dried. Anyone willing to help with this project, please contact Jim or leave your name at the RRA office. 

Rick reported that Friends and Neighbors Club will host a dinner at Paradise Bay on Friday, March 11th. Just show up, you can order from the menu and catch up with your neighbors. 

 Polar Bear Club – Scott reported that Mindy Fier wanted to thank all those who helped make the Plunge a huge success. Over $16,000.00 was raised for our local schools. The board wants to thank Mindy and all of the Polar Bear Club members for their hard work on the plunge and their amazing community involvement all year long. 

Steve Kaufman reported that the Pickle Ball Club  will be hosting their Spring Social on Friday, April 29 to have Pickle Ball demonstrations and welcome new members. 

Nadine Pope, Secretary 

Pickleball Social April 29th

Save the Date!

Roaming Shores members are all invited to the Pickleball Opening Social at the RRA Clubhouse on Friday, April 29 at 4:30 PM. Come meet other Shores pickleball players and hear about plans for our new courts and the Pickleball Club. Events in the clubhouse will include information by guest speakers, raffles, food and drinks (BYOB allowed). Weather-permitting, games and demos will be going on outside the clubhouse beginning at 4:00. Players, beginners, and those just wondering what is so much fun about pickleball are all encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Marie Kaufman at marie.kaufman@gmail.com or 440-485-0688. 

Please contact Marie Kaufman at marie.kaufman@gmail.com or 440-485-0688 with your ideas, questions or if you would like to help with the event on April 29, 2022.

Water Quality Report Review

Dave Ernes – Lake Management Committee

Understanding how our lake behaves is paramount in any effort to improve it. During the 2021 recreational season, data was collected for our lake. This data has been compiled in the 2021 Water Quality Report recently received. It is one of the most comprehensive evaluations of our lake and its tributaries in recent years. This article gives a brief overview of this report. It should be noted that most of the data involved monitoring for sources of nutrients, the main driving force behind algal blooms.
 
The Executive Summary states that our lake continues to be eutrophic, a classification that our lake has had since at least 1978. If you are unfamiliar with this term, it is based on what is known as the Trophic State Index (TSI). As lakes age, they become more “productive” regarding algae, aquatic plants, etc. and the TSI is a way to measure this. It is impacted by many factors including location, weather, and other external factors and has varied from year to year. The good news is that the application of VodaGuard C this past year reduced the chlorophyll level below the EPA criteria, with a resultant TSI at the low end of the eutrophic range.
 
Nutrients enter our lake both from internal sources (sediment) and external (watershed) sources. The first set of data was collected to evaluate the internal source. It shows that our lake continues to be stratified into an oxygen-rich top layer and an oxygen poor lower layer (think of a Black and Tan). As a consequence of this, over the course of the summer, the sediment at the bottom releases nutrients into the water. If this stratification is strong enough, it prevents the migration of the nutrients to the surface until the fall turnover. What we found was that the turbulence from the rains of July resulted in the lake becoming less stratified, allowing the nutrients to mix with the water at the surface. This may help explain why the VodaGuard treatment started to lose its effectiveness towards the later part of the summer. Luckily, the stratification was re-established in August.
 
The other source of nutrient entering the lake is from the watershed. Our watershed is large, and one of the ways it enters the lake is via the tributaries. The data collected from the five main tributaries showed that, not surprisingly, Rock Creek is the worst offender regarding nutrients. One interesting finding was that Fisherman’s Cove exhibited the second largest phosphorous concentration, and an elevated bacteria level.
 
The last section of the report details some potential mitigation strategies to further improve the lake, like aeration and nutrient inactivation. Each is correlated with the likelihood that it would be effective for our lake. Many of these will be further evaluated in our 2022 Management Plan.
 
One of those strategies is for us to do our part. It is true that no single individual can have the same effect as a storm, but collectively we certainly do. What we do on our property regarding fertilizer, mowing practices, and even landscaping design can have positive or negative effect.  Many articles have been written detailing Best Practices. So, as we move forwards with our efforts to improve the quality of our lake, each of us can do their part, so please …  

Be Lake Responsible

The Water Quality Monitoring Report can be found on the Lake Management Page of the RRA Website under Lake Surveys and Studies.

Notice: Road Ban Begins Feb 15th

In Roaming Shores, from February 15th to April 15th, there is a road ban for heavy construction equipment. During this period of time, construction shall be limited to those activities that do not require heavy trucks or trailers on the Village roads. No delivery of material or equipment that requires trucks in excess of TRAA Class 2 shall be permitted.

This ban helps protect our roads from damage during the Spring thaw.

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