Watercraft Winterization

Let’s hope some warmer temps and dry days return for another trip around the lake. However, when the time comes to put the boats away for the season, here are some helpful resources:

How to Winterize

Safe Cleaning Products

Reminder: Boaters, please remember to grab your state registration off of your watercraft before winterizing. Valid registrations are required when registering your watercraft with the RRA each season.

Leaves a Falling

Dave Ernes – Lake Management Committee

Once again it is time for the annual falling leaves article. By the time this article is published, we may be days or weeks away from the time when the trees become a painting of fall colors. The problem starts once they fall.

Every year, it is a good idea to remind residents that blowing their leaves into the lake is wrong, and that you can be fined. (The fines range from $500 for the first offense, second offense is $1000 to $3,000 and loss of membership rights for the third.) This also applies to grass clippings and other lawn debris.

Why is this the case? Because leaves are high in nutrients. The Planet Natural Research Center web site states that 50-80 percent of the nutrients that trees absorb end up in their leaves. If the leaves end up in the lake, they will decompose, releasing their stored nutrients that are then available in the fall or next spring to trigger algal blooms.

If you think this is an issue just for those living on the lake, leaves accumulating in the drainage culverts in off-lake properties can breakdown and the resulting high nutrient “tea” will flow into the lake through fall rain events.

What you CAN do:

  • Most articles suggest that you mulch your leaves when mowing.  Mowing more often in the fall will allow your mulching mower to do the hard work for you. When they are mulched into small pieces, the nutrients can be extracted much easier by water or rain and become absorbed by the soil (not the lake!) reducing the need to use as much commercial fertilizer in the spring. And it’s free!
  • The common answer of course is to bag your leaves each fall.  You can always have your landscaper do it for you, or a young student looking for some quick cash. Whoever does it, they should all follow the guidelines of the Association.
  • If you do collect the leaves, and don’t want to use them to protect your plants or to produce compost, you can dispose of them, along with other fall debris, in the Compost Site rather than the trash. This site is a great Roaming Shores resource! (The procedure has changed. You need to fill out the Compost Site Access Form available on the Village website. You will then get instructions sent to you.)

As we move forward with our efforts to reduce nutrients entering the lake, every effort we do is money saved. Remember, with everyone doing their part, we will get to our goal that much faster because it’s always best to …

Be Lake Responsible

Fall Pickleball Tournament Recap


Mother Nature fully cooperated by providing perfect weather for the first Roaming Shores Fall Pickleball Tournament! Congratulations to the overall champions Marty Sweeney and Ron Rohde. Other Shores members who placed in their divisions included Mike Turkovich and Todd Hanselman. Thank you to everyone who participated. Spectators and players all had a great time!

In other news, Open Play on our courts will continue as long as weather permits. Due to diminishing daylight, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday evening play will begin at 5:00 now through October and at 4:00 for November and beyond. Saturday morning will continue starting at 9:00.

September 2022 Board Meeting Recap

The RomeRock Association held their monthly Meeting on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at the clubhouse, with the following directors present: Nadine Pope, Louise Lisac, Rick Brothers and Jeff Grosse.

Secretary, Nadine Pope, called the meeting to order at 10 a.m. and Cheryl Fain gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance. A moment of silence was observed for Pearl Franklin and Fred Jenkin, community members who recently passed away.

Pat Sowry called the roll. The August Meeting Minutes were approved.

Nadine Pope reviewed the July Treasurer’s Report, which was approved.

Nadine welcomed everyone and thanked them for attending.

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

Under Financial and Collection, Nadine reported that $12,474.00 in payments on delinquent accounts has been received since letters were sent at the end of July and mid August. Pat and Nadine will review accounts and more letters will be sent this month.

Dave Ernes reported for Lake Management that testing is winding down for this season. He thanked Mother Nature for helping us keep our lake free from toxic algae blooms. Because the weather cooperated there was only one lake treatment needed this year and the bacteria levels remained low. The Fish Survey will begin soon and help us to determine the species and health of the fish in our lake. Lake Management is also working to determine our plans for next season and working with our advisors on creation of a long term plan for the health of our lake.

Nadine and Rick reported for Lake Safety that we are extremely pleased with the job our Lake Patrol is doing this season. Members of Lake Safety will be meeting with our Lake Patrol to get their input for improvements needed for next season. Chief Roskos will also be meeting with the board regarding plans for a police presence on our lake next year. Jim Fell gave a brief overview of the boating season and stressed that Lake Patrol focused on training and safety instruction whenever possible.

Steve Kaufman, our Village Liaison, reported that council is working on improving their utility billing structure. Steve has been working with Kinetic and high speed internet is now becoming available on the east side of the lake. He has also worked on a lower, one rate, pricing structure for our community. Steve urged residents to be informed voters regarding the police levy on this November’s ballot. Louise also asked voters not to listen to rumors, to but become an informed voter.

Board of Review had nothing to report.

Rick reported for Building, Facilities and Amenities that there has been amazing attendance at our concerts and the food trucks have been very popular. Concerts for next season have already been scheduled. Rick also let us know that Bingo in the Shores should begin in October. Jeff, Nadine and Mindy Fier are going to be meeting to look at upgrading our playground equipment and making it more user friendly for our younger children.

There was no meeting last week with Administration and Personnel. Jen will be continuing her maternity leave. Wendy and Pat are doing a great job manning the office. We do want to thank Randy Reubel and our amazing maintenance staff for responding quickly and handling a boat that sunk on the lake last week. Their quick and efficient response enabled us to mitigate any harm to our water reopen the lake quickly.

 Club Reports: Nadine reported for STARS that the Rib Cook Off was a huge success. Everyone enjoyed the excellent food and STARS raised funds for our fireworks thanks to donations to the Chinese Auction and the 50/50 Raffle. Thanks to Mindy Fier for donating her winnings from the raffle back to STARS.  Marie Kaufman told that the shores Golf Leagues continue to meet on Thursday for a couple more weeks – 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 was held on September 9th and was a huge success. Marie also told us that the Emergency Preparedness Club will host a Town Meeting regarding the police levy that is on the November ballot. The Polar Bear Club will be having a Clambake on October 1 and are looking for basket donations.  Rick reported that Friends and Neighbors hosted a dinner September 10th that was attended by about 28 members. Look for information on the next one to be held in October. It’s a great way to meet your neighbors and make new friends.

Under New Business, the board passed a resolution authorizing any one officer of the board to execute any and all instruments on behalf of the corporation, including purchase agreements, affidavits, escrow papers and deeds for the sale of property.

Nadine Pope, Secretary

Fog Seal Application

9/14/22 Notice: On Thursday, September 15th starting at approx. 8:30am until completed our road contractor Ronyak Paving will be applying a fog seal treatment to the following roads: Lake Crest, Eagle Point, Owl Point, Peacock Ln, Dam Vue, and Tupelo. Please remove all vehicles and obstructions from the roadway.

Fog sealing is being performed in order to address some of the dust and tar problems that came about last year. It locks in the stone and extends the life of chip and seal.

Following application until the material dries (approx. 2 hours), all vehicles, bicyclists, pedestrians, and pets should keep off the road surface. While we understand that this will create an inconvenience, it is necessary. Please be patient.

9/13/22 Update: Due to the rain the Fog Seal Application is once again delayed. Weather permitting this will be rescheduled this week and a notice will be sent out.

9/9/22 Update: Due to a shipping delay with the emulsion needed for the project, the fog seal application has been delayed. Weather permitting it will be applied this Tuesday, September 13th starting at 8:30am until completed.

Weather permitting, this Thursday, September 1st, our road contractor Ronyak Paving will be applying a fog seal treatment to the following roads: Lake Crest, Eagle Point, Owl, Point, Peacock Ln, Dam Vue, and Tupelo. Please remove all vehicles and obstructions from the roadway.

Fog sealing is being performed order to address some of the dust and tar problems that came about last year. It locks in the stone and extends the life of chip and seal.

Following application until the material dries (approx. 2 hours), all vehicles, bicyclists, pedestrians, and pets should keep off the road surface. While we understand that this will create an inconvenience, it is necessary. Please be patient.

Notice: 8/24/22 Ashtabula Point Road Closure

Update: The road culvert installation is now complete. Ashtabula Point is open.

On Wednesday, August 23rd (tomorrow) beginning at approximately 8am, Ashtabula Point will be closed between Kingsville Way and Rome Terrace for a road culvert installation. Please use Rome Terrace to Orwell Lane as a detour.

W4R Rockin’ at the Shores Sept 3rd

By Barb Buckley – STARS Club

Don’t they look ridiculous??  You bet, but the Waiting For Ray (W4R) band is probably five of the best most fun-loving, talented musicians you’ve ever run into.  The group is sponsored by the STARS Club and will perform bringing their party atmosphere to the Shores at the Entertainment Pavilion on September 3rd at 6:00PM. 

W4R has been a popular Pittsburgh band for many years, but you may also recognize two of the members, brothers Ray and Scott (left side), as Shores residents who spend much of their time at their family home at the Shores.  They are very entertaining to watch and they hope to see you all on the lake or at the beach to help bring the holiday weekend to an exciting close.  90’s+ rock music is the Band’s specialty and they are excited to meet you and perform at the lake for us.  W4R will take the Shore’s concert series to a whole new level.  You can learn more about them on their website at waitingforray.com.  See you there!

Sharpening Services Available Sept 3rd

On Saturday, September 3rd, the same day of the Rib Cook-Off and our last Summer Concert, from 2pm to 5pm the STARS Club will be sponsoring sharpening services by Noon Sharpening, Inc. Drop off your knives, scissors and other tools to be professionally sharpened.

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

Lake Algaecide Treatment Update – Part 2

This past week, we informed you about a recommendation by AquaDoc and EnviroScience for a second treatment of the algaecide. While the conditions on the lake showed no algae, the satellite data did indicate that a potential algal bloom may be forming. This was the basis of the recommendation.

This week, AquaDoc again reviewed the lake, and still found no evidence for the Harmful Algal Bloom suggested from the satellite data. Therefore, it is the current opinion that we delay a second treatment until conditions on the lake warrant the expenditure. The lake will be evaluated on an ongoing basis and a decision will be made based on the conditions on the lake as we go forwards. We will keep you updated if conditions change.

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