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Notice: Dam valve reopened

Due to the thawing ice and incoming precipitation, the dam’s valve was opened on 1/12/18.

Possible Burst Pipes – Check Homes

1/16/18 Update: 6 homes have been located. Despite this, it is suspected that there may be a couple more. One of the biggest indicators of burst pipes is condensation inside windows. If you suspect of problem, please call Vic at 440-474-2302.

The Village of Roaming Shores’ Utility Department is reporting an usually high usage of water. This is a typical indicator of a home that has had frozen pipes that have burst.

Weekenders and snowbirds, it is highly recommended that you contact a neighbor or local friend or family member to check your home. The Utility Dept is currently attempting to locate the source.

If your home did have pipes that burst, please contact Vic of the RSV Utility Dept.

Vic Virmala
Utility Department Superintendent
Cell: (440) 474-2302

Notice: Dam Valve

12/15/17 Update:

The valve has been fixed and closed.


The valve used for lowering the lake level has failed.  While there is no danger to residents, the Village is now considering employing pumps to draw down the lake as quickly as possible in order to inspect the damage and make repairs.  If your boat is on the lake, please make every effort to have it removed immediately.   

It may take several months to complete repairs to the valve.   More will be known once the lake water level has dropped by approximately 10’ and an inspection can be completed.

Boil Alert Lifted – 9/26/17

The boil order issued for the following streets Dam view, Browning point, Rosewood, Willow brook, Trellis, Tupelo, and also Hayford rd and Shoreside on 9/25/17 has been lifted.

The bac-t sample came back from the lab negative. You can go back to using your water as normal.

Thank You
Utility Department Supervisor: Victor Virmala

Vic: 440-474-2302
Arthur: 440-344-0760


A boil order has been issued for the following streets:

  • Dam Vue Drive
  • Peninsula Place
  • Browning Point
  • Rosewood Place
  • Willow Brook Place
  • Trellis Place
  • Tupelo Drive
  • Hayford Road
  • The Shoreside.

You will be notified with further instruction, if required.  We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

Victor Virmala, Utility Department Superintendent
Village of Roaming Shores

Public Comment Period on Draft Solid Waste Management Plan Update

The Ashtabula County Solid Waste Management District (District) is establishing a 30-day written comment period (September 4 – October 3, 2017) on the draft Solid Waste Management Plan Update (Plan Update) (Ohio Revised Code Section 3734.54). The District has prepared the draft Plan Update as required by Section 3734.54 of the Ohio Revised Code. The draft Plan Update includes a budget and fees to finance the Plan, a solid waste facility inventory, projections and strategies for reducing waste, facilities and programs to be used, an analysis of the progress made toward achieving state solid waste reduction goals, and District rules.

The District will continue its current disposal fee schedule, which is set at $2/ton for in-district waste, $4/ton for out-of-district, and $2/ton for out-of-state waste. In addition, in accordance with ORC 343.08, the District will levy a $4.75 charge on each improved parcel within the District beginning in 2018 to fund the new recycling transfer station, recycling drop-off program and HHW collection program.

This draft is an update to a previously approved solid waste plan. This Plan Update details existing programs including but not limited to drop-off recycling, scrap tire management, county office building and school recycling, education and awareness, community grants, health department assistance, the recycling transfer station, and commercial/industrial sector technical assistance activities.

New programs to be implemented during the 2018 to 2032 planning period include a community clean-up grant. Expansions/new initiatives are also planned for existing programs. Notable expansions include adding new sites to the drop-off program; approximately 18 should be operating by 2018. Additionally, the Recycling Transfer Station in Ashtabula is estimated to begin operations in 2017. Descriptions of each program and an implementation schedule are included in the Plan.

The draft Plan Update includes a demonstration of access to landfill capacity and determines there is more than fifteen years of capacity available to the District. Specifically, the Geneva Landfill has enough capacity to manage all of the waste generated in the District through 2032.

This draft Plan Update continues to authorize the Board of Commissioners to establish facility designations in accordance with Section 343.013 and 343.014 of the Ohio Revised Code. The District does not currently have facility designations and is not proposing to designate facilities during this planning period.

The draft Plan Update includes a detailed siting strategy for the submission and review of plans, specifications, and applications of the siting strategy to proposed solid waste facilities including the maximum feasible utilization and exemption of existing in-district facilities.

The draft Plan Update complies with State Plan Goal #1: Access to Waste Management Opportunities. The District shall provide access to recycling and waste minimization opportunities for municipal solid waste to its residents and businesses.

The District will hold a public hearing to obtain oral comments regarding the draft Plan Update on Thursday, October 5, at 10:00 a.m. at the District’s office, 25 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, OH 44047. The District will accept written comments as required by Ohio Revised Code Section 3734.55 on the draft Plan Update from September 1, 2017 until September 30, 2017. Written comments should be sent to Ms. Janice Switzer, District Coordinator, 25 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, OH 44047.

The draft Plan Update is available for review at the District’s office, 25 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, OH 44047, during normal business hours and on the District website at Please call (440) 576-1530 with any questions about the Plan Update.

Cleanup Day and Expo ’17 Pictures

Meet Your Commissioners

The Board of Commissioners of Ashtabula County cordially invite you to attend a Regional Evening Agenda Session to be held Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in the Roaming Shores Village Hall. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. there will be an opportunity to meet with the Board to discuss any issues of importance regarding your community. The regular session of the Board will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. Members of the Public encouraged to attend!

Date: Tuesday, April 25th
Time: Public – 6:30pm | Agenda – 7pm
Location: Village Hall

Strong Backs Needed

The village is seeking sturdy individuals to volunteer and assist with unloading unwanted items from cars, trucks and trailers into large roll-off dumpsters at the annual cleanup.  This is the perfect opportunity for high school students to earn volunteer service credits towards graduation.  Volunteers are asked to report to Bob Cook near the entrance green to the clubhouse parking lot on Saturday, May 6 at 8 a.m. and be prepared to work until 12:00 noon.   Work gloves, drinking water and snacks will be provided to helpers.  If you assist with the cleanup, please dress for the occasion and come prepared to get dirty! 
EXPO Vendors as of 4/14/17:

  1. Nada’s Baked Goods
  2. Wollam-Grand Valley Insurance
  3. Metal Craft Docks
  4. Turf and Scaping Inc.
  5. Roaming Rock Marina
  6. Winer Legal Services
  7. Crandall Connection
  8. Perma-Gro Landscape Co.
  9. Framed on Main
  10. Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (N.O.P.E.C.)
  11. Lake Erie Canopy Tours @ The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake
  12. NMS Certified Public Accountants
  13. Faith in Action
  14. Orwell Window & Door, NaKrysie Meats
  15. The Lakehouse Inn & Winery
  16. Title Professionals
  17. Ducro Pet Loss Services
  18. APEX Metal Roofing Solutions
  19. Steller Copters
  20. Howard-Hanna Realty
  21. Nassief Honda
  22. The Pasta Oven
  23. The Estate on Coffee Creek
  24. Shepp Electric
  25. Cherry Valley Furniture
  26. Donald Sanzo Painting
  27. True Care Landscaping Inc.
  28. Lake Management Committee
  29. U.H. Geauga Hospital
  30. Wayne Senita Roofing & Insulation
  31. PineCraft Storage Barns LLC
  32. Ohio State Water Proofing
  33. KW Realty – Kerri Philips
  34. Artist Ralph Bacon
  35. Country Doctor Veterinary Clinic

Update – Resolved: Waterline Break – No Pressure

Update: The Roaming Shores Village Utility crew was able to quickly fix the waterline issue. Service has been restored. Good job, guys!

A waterline in Roaming Shores has been hit. As a result, all of Roaming Shores does not have water pressure.

Our crews are assessing the situation and working on fixing this problem ASAP. We will keep you informed. 

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