April 2009

Drummer Farms Gazette

Bimonthly Vol. IV No. 2 April 2009


Summer is around the corner and the pool will be ready for your enjoyment starting in May.

Pursuant to the Board of Health requirements, all semi-public pool operators MUST test the pool water four (4) times a day and record the test results in a logbook.

The Board of Health officials have the right to inspect the logbook at any time and to shut down the pool for non-compliance. Depending on the severity of the infraction, the pool shutdown could be as short as a day or for as long as the remainder of the pool season.

The testing process is very simple and takes less than five (5) minutes. Furthermore, there are no requirements as to what time of the day each test should be performed.

To that end, we need volunteers to help us test the pool water and record it in the logbook. One of the Trustees will be happy to go over the procedures with you. You can volunteer for the entire season or for a portion of the summer. You can volunteer for the morning session before going to work or the evening session after you get home. Alternatively, if you are home during the day, you may want to volunteer for the mid-day testing.

If you are interested, please call Jessy'ka at Alpine at 978-371-9090, ext 17. We thank you in advance for your help!

Smoke Detectors

The batteries in your smoke detectors should be checked regularly to make sure that they work and if not, they will need to be replaced. At the same time it would be good to give them a vacuuming because dust builds up in them, causing them to malfunction.

Next Trustee Meeting

Tuesday, April 28, 2009
6:30 PM
Alpine's office

Note: The dates for upcoming meetings can always be found on the Drummer Farms website at www.drummerfarms.com

Financial Summary

The following is a financial summary from April 1 through the end of February:

Revenue $ 346,261
Expense 256,358
Plus YTD Transfers:
Contingency 9,800
Painting Account 22,000
Res. for Repl. 53,333
Total 341,491
Profit (Loss) 4,770

Checking $ 31,412
Contingency 4,933
Painting Account 18,153
Reserve 59,113
Total $ 113,611

Non-Operating Expenses
Capital Improvements $ 35,468
Working Capital Exp. $ 10,467

Condo Fee Payments

Unit owners are asked to take the following steps when sending their condo fee payments to Alpine:
* Make your check payable to Drummer Farms Condominium (NOT Alpine).
* On the "memo" section of your check write down your Owner # (as shown on the lower right portion of your invoice) and your unit number.
* Detach and return the bottom portion of the invoice with your payment in the enclosed blue window envelope.

Alternatively, you can enroll in our Automated Condominium Fee Payment service, by authorizing Alpine to withdraw your monthly condominium fee from your account on the 15th day of each month.

Enrolled unit owners no longer need to remember writing and mailing their condo fee checks on time, will save postage, and avoid incurring late fees caused by lost mail or late delivery service.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this service, please call Nancy Bosell at Alpine at 978-371-9090 ext 10.

Sales Activity

Below is our current owner occupancy at Drummer Farms:

Investors 7
Owner occupied 73
% of owner occupancy 91.3%

Happy Easter! From the Board of Trustees and everyone at Alpine!