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

August 2021 Board Meeting Recap

The RomeRock Association Board of Directors held their August board meeting on Saturday, August 7th at the clubhouse with Rory Marshall, Scott Soble, Nadine Pope, Cheryl Fain, and Rick Brothers present.  Also present was Pat Sowry.

President, Scott Soble called the meeting to order at 10 a.m. and it opened with Cheryl Fain giving the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the June meeting were approved and Scott Soble reviewed the July Treasurer’s Report, which was also approved.

Scott advised those present that members from the board, Lake Management and the EAC met on Friday with representatives from Lake Latonka which is located in Pennsylvania. They were interested in reviewing what we were doing to improve the health of our lake as they have been having similar issues. They are also working on formulating a long term plan to improve their lake health. Representatives from both lakes shared ideas and reviewed what was being done. Scott also shared that although we are beginning to see spots of algae on our lake, it may be too late in the season to do a second VodaGuard C treatment because of the time span needed between treatments. Dredging will begin after Labor Day and this will stir up sediment and probably increase the algae. Our Lake Advisor will work with Lake Management to determine if a second treatment will be needed. Scott also explained that Bob McClintock will be checking into getting recommendations and estimates from contractors for refurbishing the bathrooms at beaches 1 and 2. Based on the study done by our Strategic Advisory Committee, we need to look at improving existing amenities.

Under Standing Committee Reports Scott advised us that there are no current Legal issues. Under Financial and Collection Nadine reported that our legal counsel has sent registered letters to many of our members with delinquent accounts. Several have already made payments and we are working out payment plans for some members.

Under Lake Management Dave Ernes reported that lake toxins are still low but bacteria levels are higher, probably due to rainfall and heat. These levels do vary daily however. Duane Helms, Village Administrator, had the county check our lift stations to be sure none were leaking and contributing to the bacteria problem. There were no leaks found. We are trying to determine the best way to provide signage and information concerning toxin and bacteria levels to members both in our eblasts and at the beach locations. Dave would also like to have members inform lake management if they see a problem area of algae on the lake and also about coves or areas with large deposits of sediment.

Lake Safety –Rory reported that we are still looking for help with lake patrol. Thankfully we haven’t run into any serious problems to date. We are trying to determine a system that will allow members to report violations when patrol is not on the lake. One suggestion is to take a photo with your phone and as long as the lot number on the watercraft is visible, the offender will be contacted regarding any disruptive or dangerous behavior. First offenders usually only receive a warning, depending on the offense. Remember though that safety on the lake is everyone’s responsibility.

Under RRA-RSV Liaison, Cheryl reported that she is once again attending meetings at the village. Village Council welcomed new council member Sally Fell. She reported on the new parking regulations and no parking zones that have been put in place. No more than 25% of a vehicle should be parked on the road surface and no parking zones around dangerous curves have been marked.

Board of Review is seeking one new full time member and one alternate. Interested members can call the RRA Office at 440-563-3170.

Under Administration, Nadine reported that she and Scott met with our new part time office employee Wendy and reviewed her cross training with both Pat and Jen so both have coverage when needed. Wendy is a welcome addition to our office staff.

Under Amenities – The board is going to be evaluating what is needed to upgrade the bathrooms at pools 1 and 2. As said earlier, Bob McClintock will be setting up meetings with contractors. Rick reported that he will finalize information regarding vending machines to be placed near the clubhouse so they can in place in the spring.

MRH paving has completed the paving of the basketball court but has not done the promised work at the tennis court. UPDATE – Randy Ruebel contacted MRH once again and was told they were not able to secure the material needed at this time. The board felt that this continued postponement of the project was taking it too late into the season. The board will contact vendors to complete this project early next spring so the tennis court and pickle ball courts are ready for play for the entire season.

Cheryl Fain reported that the Roaming Shores Community Preparedness Club will be meeting as needed.

Scott Soble read Barb Buckley’s STARS Club report. The Wine Bus Tour for the 21st has sold out with two full busses. Teams are still needed for the Rib Cook Off on September 4th.

Dave Emick reported for the Fishing Club that no one entered the contest for the largest fish caught in July. Hopefully there will be entrants for August.

Dawn Longo reported for the Environmental Advocacy Club.  Dawn invited everyone to attend the EAC meeting at the Bridge Pavilion on August 14th at 10 a.m. She is pleased with the progress that the board, EAC and Lake Management has made working together.

Jim Fell reported for our newly formed Neighborhood Volunteer Committee that the group is working on an “Adopt a Flower Box” program to help beautify the boulevard. They are currently evaluating the cost for construction of the boxes and hope to have this plan in place in the spring of 2022. Jim also reported that he has spoken with Randy to come up with a plan for refurbishing picnic tables.

Marie Kaufman reported for the Pickle Ball Club. There are over 40 members currently using the basketball court at Sunset Park for open play.

Under New Business a resolution was passed authorizing the Board of Directors to secure a line of credit for the association with Middlefield Bank.

Kathy Crandall Memorial Pavilion – Members of our community are currently conducting a fundraising campaign that will enable us to build an entertainment pavilion near the lake. When finished, it will be able to house concerts, movies and many other functions. The site has been leveled and trees removed. Construction is very close to being able to begin. If you would like to donate through the GoFundMe campaign, please go to https://gofund.me/ab564211.

The next meeting will be on September 11 at 10 a.m. at the clubhouse.

Polar Bear Hotdog Event

On Saturday, August 28th, from 12-3pm (or as supplies last), the Roaming Shores Polar Bear Club will be sharing hotdogs, chips, pop or water at Beach 1. Donations are greatly appreciated! We appreciate your support at our recent Island Extravaganza. We committed to repeating the event for the residents who weren’t able to make it to the island. We look forward to your participation!

We will offer a 50/50 and have a few club items for purchase.

The club house is rented for a very special event that day so please know we will be respectfully closing our event at 3:00pm at the latest. Hope to see you there!

Winery Bus Tour – Aug 21st

Update: SOLD OUT!

Join the STARS Club on Saturday, August 21st from 2:00pm – 6:00pm as they host their first Winery Bus Tour since the COVID hiatus.

Winery Bus Tours are an excellent opportunity to visit new wineries or old favorites, socialize with your friends and neighbors, and not have to worry about who’s driving!
Reservations are essential! If you would like to join us, please RSVP ASAP. The first 15 to RSVP will be guaranteed a seat on the bus. There will be a waiting list and an additional bus will be order, if needed.

Seats on the bus are $25/each. You must be over 21 years of age. To reserve your spot or if you have any questions, contact Barb at 440-645-7365 or stop by the RRA Office.

We will meet at the Clubhouse parking lot at 1:30pm on August 21st. The buses will leave at 2pm!

DDuring this Tour, we will be visiting: StoneGait Winery, Cask 307, and Benny Vino Winery. The wineries are adjusted each event.

2021 Rib Cook-Off Looking for Teams!

Update: Tickets to eat are SOLD OUT there are only a couple slots left for cook!

Who can make the best ribs in the Shores? Get your family and friends together! On Saturday, September 4th @ 5pm, the STARS Club will be hosting their 2nd Annual Rib Cook–off.

This event will be limited to 8 teams. The winning team will win a portion of the proceeds from the event and will be added to our winner’s plaque that was donated to the Club by John & Mary Lou Watt!

For more information or to sign-up, contact Jen Addair at the RRA Office @(440) 563-3170 or it@roamingshores.org or Jim Kovats at jimkovats@gmail.com or Arleen Kovats at arleen.kovats@gmail.com.

Griller/Team Entry Form

Cook Info: 

  • 8 Team limit  
  • Ribs will be provided by the STARS Club 
  • Team Sign-up by August 28th 
  • Team Entry fee: $50 (includes 2 dinners) 
  • Pick up ribs on Thursday, Sept 2nd 
  • Each team will receive 6 slabs  
  • Each team must be ready to serve ribs by 5pm  
  • Warming trays will be provided at the Clubhouse 

Cooking Rules: 

Ribs will be provided to the teams by the STARS Club. Prep ribs off-site.  

Each team must supply their own ingredients, tools, and any other materials needed. Ribs can be cooked in the Clubhouse area using either your own grill/smoker, the grills in the Clubhouse area (if available), or the large RRA charcoal grill which will be available for cooking or warming.   

2021 RRA Chip and Seal Project

8/30/21 Update: The start date has moved to September 1st.

Day 1 – Dorset Dr, Eden Rock Court, Concord Court, Viscaya Circle, Lake Crest Dr, Sugar Creek Dr, Pierpont, & Ketchum.

Day 2 – Marina Dr (please park boat trailers on Conneaut Terrace), Rock Creek Terrace, Willowbrook, Rock Lane, Peacock Lane, Rome Terrace, Damvue, Cardinal Dr, Tupelo, Owl Point, Eagle Point, & Peninsula. This will more than likely go into a 3rd day due to all the cul-de-sacs in this batch.

The RomeRock Association will be chip and sealing a selection of its roads beginning in August. Please watch the eblast and our website as we will be posting a schedule before work beings. We request that all cars, trailers, and obstructions be removed from the roadway. The Chip and Seal work will be performed by Ronyak Paving.

The following streets will be chip and sealed this year:
East Side

  • Dorset Drive
  • Pierpont Drive
  • Lake Crest Drive
  • Sugar Creek Drive
  • Eden Rock Court
  • Concord Court
  • Viscaya Circle
  • Ketchum Road (East to Township)

West Side

  • Marina Drive
  • Rock Creek Terrace
  • Rock Lane
  • Peacock Lane
  • Owl Point
  • Eagle Point
  • Cardinal Drive to 615 Oriole
  • Rome Terrace (North of Orwell Lane)

North Side

  • Willowbrook Place
  • Damvue Drive
  • Tupelo Drive
  • Peninsula Place

7/19/21 Lake Status

7/20/21 Update: The No Wake lights are being turned off this afternoon.

Please note that the lake is still NO WAKE. A lot of debris came into the lake with our recent rains, including full sized trees. Our guys worked at clearing a good portion today and will hopefully finish up tomorrow. Be safe out there!

7/17/21 Dam Valve to be Opened

Update: The valve WILL NOT be opened at this time due to flooding downstream.

The lake level is high due to the excessive amount of rain we have received. The dam’s valve will be opened at approximately 1pm today. Note: Currently, the water is too high to cross to get to the valve’s opening mechanism.

Please adjust your boats and ties accordingly for when the water begins to lower.

The entire lake is NO WAKE. It probably will remain at this status for a couple days. When the lake waters recede to normal levels, the no wake lights will be turned off.

Reminder: High lake waters bring more than just water. If you are out on the lake, remember to be extra cautious of debris that may be in the water and hidden due to the muddy conditions.

Check on your docked boats. If the lake water is high and there is not enough slack in your line, the line can snap and your boat can float away. However, make sure to not have too much slack to where your boat can end up on top of your dock. If you have canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, etc. on your dock, you may want to consider moving them further away from the shore.

If you are not a full time resident, consider calling your neighbors to check on your boats.

If this rain keeps up, we may need an ark!

Paddling Class 8/15/21

The RSCPC (Roaming Shores Community Preparedness Club) will hold a class on “The Basics of Paddling” on Sunday, August 15th at Beach 1 from 10AM – Noon. There will be kayaks, paddleboards and canoes for you to try along with Roaming Shore paddlers to guide you.  You need to have your current pass to be admitted to the clubhouse area. Please bring your own life jacket along with you. This will be a weather friendly event. The RSCPC will also have free hand sanitizer and magazines for you. We hope to see you there 😊 If you have questions, feel free to call Ellen Petersen at 412-260-6037 or Marie Kaufman at 440-485-0688.

7/13/21 Alerts

7/14/21 Algae Spot Treatment

From the RRA Lake Management Committee: Please be advised that tomorrow, Wednesday, July 14th, Aqua Doc will be on the lake performing spot treatments for algae deep into coves. The lake will not be closed for these treatments although note that the entire lake is still at NO WAKE due to our excessive rainfall. The “No Wake” lights are still on and will be turned off once the lake levels return to normal.

The coves that are set to be treated include the Clubhouse Cove and Marina Cove. Aqua Doc will assess any other coves that may need a spot treatment while they are out. If you note that they are treating your cove, please stay out for at least 24 hours. These spot treatments will stop any further spread of algae.

Again, the lake will not be closed. Thank you for your cooperation.

7/13/21 South-West Waterline Break

From the RSV Utility Dept: To the residents at the South-West side (RRA office, Rock Apartments, Evening Star and Long Shadow area) of the lake. Please be advised that you are temporarily without water pressure due to a waterline break. This break is estimated to be fixed around 5pm to 6pm. At this point in time, a boil alert should not be necessary.

7/13/21 Flame Lake Dr

From the Village of Roaming Shores: Please be advised that if you are driving on Flame Lake Drive over the next couple of days, the contractor working on the project has cut an edge along the end of the roadway. The contractor working on the project noted it will be there the next few days.

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