December 2007

Drummer Farms Gazette

Bimonthly Vol. II No. 6 December 2007

Happy Holidays

Alpine's office will be closed in observance of the upcoming holidays:

Thanksgiving Nov. 22nd & 23rd
Christmas Dec. 24th & 25th
New Year Dec. 31st & Jan. 1st

Our 24-hour answering service will dispatch our on-call staff for all emergency calls.

All of us here at Alpine wish you and your family a very happy holiday season!

Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of Drummer Farms was held on Wednesday, November 8, 2007 at the Junior High School. 56% of the unit owners were represented by either proxy or in person. Thank you to all who attended.

Andrew Funk reviewed the accomplishments of the past year, including painting of four buildings. He also spoke about the upcoming FiOS installation project. He thanked all Trustees and various committee members for their contributions to the community. Jeff Bonvallat provided an update on the 2008 budget.

An election was held for the one open seat on the Board and Darra Sweetser was elected to a three-year term. We would like to thank Chris Locke her past service to the community.

FiOS is Coming!

The FiOS installation is scheduled to start in about three weeks. The internal cabling is currently scheduled to begin early January. More specific information about scheduling will be distributed as it is received.

Residents' Corner

Welcome Dimitry Nikolayev & Natalya Turova, new owners of unit N-3, to the Drummer Farms community!

Financial Summary

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


Profit / Loss Statement
Revenue $ 187,985
Expense 117,614
Plus YTD Transfers:
Res. for Painting 9,000
Contingency 3,750
Capital Reserve 7,500
Profit (Loss) $ 50,121


Balance Sheet
Checking $ 6,371
Contingency 2,509
Painting Account 2,520
Reserve 32,188
Total $ 43,588


Non-Operating Expenses
Capital Improvements $ 3,929
Painting 6,500

Snow Plowing

The Board awarded the snow plowing contract to Property Management Plus for the 2007/2008 season. Your cooperation is needed to make sure the snow removal process is effective.

A pathway will be made through the private roadways and the parking spaces and walkways will be maintained throughout the duration of the storm.

Residents should move their cars to the newly plowed area so the contractor can continue plowing your parking spaces. The contractor will also place sand barrels on the premises for residents use.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the snow removal, please call Alpine.

Preparing for Winter

Winterize your outside spigots to avoid burst pipes next spring. For units with outside faucets, first turn the shutoff valve in your basement to the "off" position. Then open up the outside spigot to drain out any water.

If you plan to be away for any period of time, be sure to keep your temperature setting at 55 degrees or higher in order to avoid any pipe freeze ups.

Bulk Trash Removal

Do not leave appliances or other bulk items out with your weekly trash - the hauler will not take it. If you have oversized waste to dispose of, please call the Acton DPW for information on disposal guidelines and drop off locations.

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


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

One unit have been sold since our last publishing:


Date Sale Price
9/25 N-03 $240,000

That's the news from Drummer Farms.