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Curbside Recycling Expensive

Waste Management recently informed the village that due to a plummeting worldwide commodities market, curbside recycling is no longer a cost neutral proposition for Roaming Shores. If curbside recycling was to be made available, at this time, it would require the solid waste hauling fee per residence to increase by more than 50% and a reduction of overall services (e.g., no orange bags). With that sobering news, the village will not subscribe to curbside recycling until the markets rebound and costs are lower.

Halloween in Roaming Shores

Trick-or-Treating in Roaming Shores will be on Halloween, Saturday. October 31st from 5pm to 7pm.

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After Trick-or-Treating, stop by the Clubhouse for a Halloween Happening! There will be treats, refreshments, and hotdogs cooked by the Roaming Shores Police Department.

We also will be playing a Halloween movie. Come join us!

Notice:

The Roaming Shores Village Council will host a public meeting on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 7:00 p.m., 2500 Hayford Road, to discuss an ordinance regulating portable on-demand storage containers a.k.a., PODS. Time will be allotted for public comment.

Senator Visits

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Ohio State Senator Capri Cafaro visited Roaming Shores last Wednesday to provide a constituent update. She reviewed her accomplishments over the last nine years with 15 inquisitive members of the Roaming Shores community and also discussed water quality issues plaguing Ohio. “It does not help we are part of the super highway for Canadian Geese,” stated the senator when referring to area lakes and streams that are often fouled by the fowl. Capri welcomed a suggestion from the audience to champion a resolution from the Ohio State Senate to the United States Senate, which would call for an end to the protected status for the Canada Goose. The meet and greet concluded with a barbeque pulled-pork luncheon prepared by Gabe Gullia, owner of Paradise Bay.

Roaming Shores Police LETF TASER Purchase

Left to Right: Roaming Shores Police Chief Randy Rasmussen and Ashtabula County Prosecutor Nicholas Iarocci.

Left to Right: Roaming Shores Police Chief Randy Rasmussen and Ashtabula County Prosecutor Nicholas Iarocci.

Nicholas Iarocci, Ashtabula County Prosecuting Attorney, is pleased to announce the recent donation made from the Ashtabula County Prosecutor’s Office Law Enforcement Trust Fund (LETF) to the Roaming Shores Police Department. The LETF contributed the sum of $1,420 toward the Roaming Shores Police Department’s purchase of a X26P TASER.

The LETF is comprised of the Prosecutor’s share of proceeds received from the court-ordered forfeiture of criminal assets (either monies forfeited or proceeds from the sale of forfeited assets) and mandatory drug fines.

A TASER is an electrical weapon utilized by law enforcement officers to incapacitate threatening subjects via an electrical charge that specifically targets a subject’s motor nerves that control his or her movement. This proprietary approach enhances the effectiveness of restraint while minimizing harm to law enforcement officers and subjects, providing an alternative far superior to firearms in many contexts.

Mr. Iarocci is proud that his office is able to financially assist the Roaming Shores Police Department in the purchase of this very important law enforcement tool.

Public Hearing on Zoning Ordinance

The Roaming Shores Village Council will host a public meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 7:00 p.m. at Village Hall to discuss possible modifications to an ordinance regulating outdoor storage. Time will be allotted for public comment.

Meet and Greet Reception with Ohio State Senator Capri Cafaro

The Village of Roaming Shores invites you to join us for a meet and greet reception with Ohio State Senator Capri Cafaro next Wednesday, August 19th at 11:30 a.m. in the Village Hall. The reception will be open to Roaming Shores residents only. The Village will be providing a light lunch of barbeque pulled pork sandwiches and coleslaw catered by Gabe from Paradise Bay. Reservations with village hall are required by the end of business on Monday.

Capri Cafaro

CSC-PhotoCapri S Cafaro is a fourth generation resident of Ohio’s 32nd Senate district, an area she has had the honor to represent since January 2007. Now entering her ninth year of service, Cafaro is the dean of the Senate Democratic caucus. During her tenure, Cafaro has established track record of legislative effectiveness and leadership, advocating for economic growth and for the voices of the vulnerable.

In 2009, Senator Cafaro was elected by her peers to serve as the Minority Leader of the Ohio Senate, a position she held for 3 years. During her term as Leader, Senator Cafaro was on the front lines of some of the toughest budget negotiations Ohio had seen in decades due to the national economic crisis at the time. As Leader, she also led the fight to protect collective bargaining rights of public employees.

Over the last several years, Cafaro has passed numerous bills into law, focusing her efforts on economic development, health care and victim’s rights. She has authored a law that creates a state bio products procurement standard to stimulate the development of goods derived from the agriculture sector , implemented Tourism Ohio, a dedicated program to promote the tourism economy in the state, and established a revitalization district for the largest city in her area aimed at growing small businesses .

Senator Cafaro drew upon her extensive experience in health care policy and social service delivery to author Ohio’s Medicaid reform law . The bill created a legislative oversight body to hold the Medicaid program accountable. It also established benchmarks to slow the growth of Medicaid spending without removing people from the program. Through payment innovation, creating incentives for improving health outcomes, and a focus on prevention and population health management, Cafaro believes this law has set the foundation for a sustainable, value driven Medicaid system that would be able to serve the newly eligible Medicaid expansion population even if the federal government walks away from providing financial support to the states for this service in the future.

Finally, Cafaro is proud to be the sponsor of the law that establishes the protocol to clear the rape kit backlog in Ohio . With its implementation, Ohio becomes the 12th state to have such a law on the books.

Cafaro has received numerous awards including being recognized as Legislator of the Year for the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses, The Ohio Speech and Hearing Association, The Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging, The Ohio AmVets and The Ohio Soy/Corn/Wheat Association.

Currently, Senator Cafaro serves as the ranking member of the Senate Medicaid Committee, the Joint Committee on Medicaid Oversight (JMOC) and the Senate Transportation, Commerce and Labor Committee. She is Vice Chair of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education, and is also a member of the Senate Ways and Means, Agriculture , Energy/Natural Resources and the Joint Legislative Ethics (JLEC) Committees .

Cafaro is a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in American Studies, and earned two masters degrees: an MALS with a concentration in International Studies from Georgetown University, and a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) with a concentration in health and administration from The Ohio State University. During her MSW training, Cafaro spent three years in the Humility of Mary Health Partners system that provides care to her local community. Cafaro blended her academic and professional experience as part time faculty at Youngstown State University where she taught a course on U.S. social welfare policy in their MSW program.

Prior to her service in the Ohio Senate, Cafaro, 37, worked with several non-profit and advocacy agencies focusing on the needs of older adults including The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, and Global Action on Aging, an NGO with consultative status at the United Nations.

Energy Supplier Solicitation

NOPEC has been receiving several reports of door to door solicitors from at least one energy marketer going door to door to residents in NOPEC communities stating to the homeowner that their community is no longer a member of NOPEC and that they must choose another supplier. This is completely false. Since its inception in 2000, NOPEC has continued to be the governmental opt-out aggregation choice in almost 200 communities for both natural gas and electricity. The Village of Roaming Shores is still a member of NOPEC.

If you believe that you have been moved or slammed to another supplier, please call your utility company and report it. However, before any supplier can move a customer to another program the customer will receive a rescission letter from their utility. He or she will have 7 or 10 days to rescind an enrollment with a supplier you don’t want and will need to call the phone number provided in the recession letter.

You may report inappropriate sales behavior to the PUCO (Public Utilities Commission of Ohio) at http://www.puco.ohio.gov/puco/index.cfm/contact-us/contact-us-form/?intype=complaint or call the PUCO consumer complaint line at 800.686.7826.

You can always verify your community membership at NOPEC by visiting http://www.nopecinfo.org or by calling your customer service number for natural gas at 855.667.3201 or electricity at 800.292.9284.

Lift Station Replacements Underway

Work will commence on Monday, June 29 on replacing lift stations located at 3W, 4W, 7W, 10E and 8E. Each station will take approximately one week to install. The mayor has granted the contractor an exemption to the 8:00 a.m. work start rule, which will allow construction activities to begin at 7:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

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