August 2007

Drummer Farms Gazette

Bimonthly Vol. II No. 4 August 2007

New Assistant Manager

Please welcome Jessica Bills, who recently joined Alpine as an assistant property manager. Jessica will be working with Cindy Ecker on several accounts, including Drummer Farms. Jessica can be reached at 978-371-9090 ext. 17. or via email at

Pool Time
The summer is nearly half over and we would like to remind residents of the following pool rules and regulations:
  • Children under the age of [16] must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Glass containers are not allowed in the pool area.
  • The pool gate MUST be locked when the pool is not in use.
  • If you are using a radio, the volume should not interfere with the quiet enjoyment of others.
  • Keep in mind that there are units situated near the pool whose residents have the right to quiet enjoyment of their homes. Please be considerate of those residents.
  • Please refrain from bringing pets into the pool enclosure. Pets should not be tied to the fence around the pool.
  • Please do not swim if "POOL CLOSED" sign is posted, this will only happen when pool maintenance is necessary.
Kudos to Angelo

Many thanks to Angelo Urso, owner of 40 Drummer Road, for his help around the property, including the recent painting of the Drummer Farms sign.

Financial Summary

The following is a financial summary through the end of December from April 1, 2007:

Profit / Loss Statement
Revenue $ 85,213
Expense 59,918
Plus YTD Transfers:
Contingency 3,750
Painting 9,000
Res. for Replacement 7,500
Profit (Loss) $ 5,045

Balance Sheet
Checking $ 7,278
Contingency Account 7,488
Working Capital 2,504
Reserve 35,908
Total $ 53,178

Non-Operating Expenses
Working Capital Exp. 6,500

Washing Machine/Dryer Vent

Please be sure to turn off your washing machine valve after each use. It is also recommended that the washing machine hoses be replaced every five (5) years. Furthermore, you may want to consider replacing old rubber hoses with stainless steel hoses to minimize the risk of leaks.

Additionally, remember to clean lint filters after each dryer use and have the dryer vent cleaned once a year. Cleaning will improve the efficiency of your dryer and also minimize fire hazard.

Brown Water

Residents experiencing brown water are urged to notify the Acton Board of Health, as this is a town issue, not a condominium issue. They can be reached at 978-264-9634.

If problems persist. it is possible to install a water filter for the building to filter out particulate matter. Unit owners may do so at their own expense, but all four units in a given building would have to agree to split the cost. Perry Plumbing has given us a quote of approximately $700 to install such a filter. If you would like more information, please contact Alpine.

Sales Activity
Below is our current owner occupancy at Drummer Farms:

Investor owned units 7
Owner occupied units 73
% of owner occupancy 91%

That's the news from Drummer Farms.