October 2009

Drummer Farms Gazette

Bimonthly Vol. IV No. 5 October 2009

Rose Stone Parking

The Board of Trustees has graciously allowed the residents of neighboring Rose Stone Condominium to park at Drummer Farms while their parking lot is under renovation.

The parking arrangement is from the evening of September 15th thru September 16th, with a rain date of September 22nd & 23rd.

Rose Stone Residents have been instructed to only park on the right hand side of the Meeting House access road, to never park on both sides of the roadway and obviously to not block hydrants, etc.

We appreciate your cooperation and consideration!

Fall Clean Up

While the nice weather will hopefully stay with us for another month, please keep in mind that it is the time of year to put away seasonal items such as lawn chairs and grill accessories.

Check around your unit, under and on your porches for items that should be stored away for the winter.

Annual Meeting

The Drummer Farms Condominium Annual Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at the Raymond Gray Junior High School in Acton. You should have already received the information package

If you will be unable to attend the meeting, PLEASE make sure to return your proxy, as we need to establish a quorum.

We look forward to seeing many of you there.

Residents' Corner

Welcome the following new owners to the Drummer Farms community:

Qingmin Chen 36-DR
Lauren Gilman 5-MH

Annual Meeting

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
7:00 PM
Raymond Gray Junior High School

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, 2009 through August 31, 2009:

Profit / Loss Statement
Revenue $ 151,287
Expense 120,002
Plus YTD Transfers:
Res. for Replacement 32,000
Profit (Loss) $ (715)

Balance Sheet
Checking $ 44,085
Reserve 49,949
Total $ 94,034

YTD Non-Operating Expenses
Capital Improvement$ 42,783

$$$ Down the Drain

The Town of Acton bills the Association for water and sewer use for each building. Like other utilities such as gas and electricity, water rates continue to climb and have a significant and direct effect on your condo fees.

When the water and sewer bills for some buildings are noticeably higher than others, it usually means that water is being wasted in one or more of the units.

Please make sure your toilets are working efficiently.

According to the American Water Works Association, the average American home loses 14 percent of all water used because of leaks. A toilet that continues to run after it is flushed is leaking. If you hear the tank fill itself at regular intervals without being used, you have a leak that a very simple repair can remedy.

Please also check under your sinks for drips ~ you may have a pipe leak and not even know it! Most leaky faucets require only minor adjustment or repair. If you need assistance determining the cause or location of a leak, please contact Alpine.

Lastly, water conservation devices such as nozzles for your showerhead or kitchen sink faucet that reduce the amount of water used are definitely easy to install and worthwhile.

Sales Activity

Below is our current owner occupancy since last publishing:

Investor owned units 9
Owner occupied units 71
% of owner occupancy 88.70

Two units have been sold since our last newsletter:

Date Unit Sale Price
7/07 36-DR $ 238,500
7/29 5-MH $ 194,000

On behalf of the Board, we hope you have had an enjoyable summer!