Drummer Farms Gazette

Bimonthly Vol. VI No. 6 December 2011

Happy Holidays

Alpine's office will be closed in observance of the upcoming holidays:
Thanksgiving, Nov. 24th & 25th
Christmas, Dec. 26th
New Years, Jan. 2nd

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

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

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.

Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of Drummer Farms was held on Monday, November 7, 2011 at the RJ Grey Middle School in Acton. Thanks to all who attended.

An overview of the accomplishments of FY 2011 were presented and David Garrod reviewed the financials.

An election was held for the two open seats on the Board and Dave Garrod and Lori Williams were both re-elected to three-year terms on the Board of Trustees.

Dumpster Reminder

The dumpsters are only to be used for household trash. A few things that should not be left or put in the dumpster are:
* Furniture
* Mattresses
* Appliances
* Grills

You must make special arrangements with a private contractor to pick up these items. We appreciate your cooperation.

Resident's Corner

This section of the newsletter is reserved for all residents of Drummer Farms. If you have any announcements (i.e., blessed with a child, got engaged, married, etc.) and would like to share the joyous news with others in the community, mail in the information.

Financial Summary

The following is a financial summary through the end of October

Revenue $ 259,757
Expense 230,812
Plus YTD Transfers:
Res. For Replacement25,719
Total Expenses256,531
Profit (Loss)$ 3,226

Checking$ 35,553
Total$ 209,476

Non-Operating Expenses
YTD Capital Imp. Exp.$ 30,238

Snow Plowing

The snow plowing will again be done by Property Management Plus for the 2011/2012 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 to use.

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


Please remember that pets are not permitted in the common areas without a leash. All dogs must be licensed and inoculated, as required by law. In case of an accident, it is the dog owner's responsibility to scoop up their dog's dropping and dispose of the waste in a proper receptacle.

Additionally, please be considerate of your neighbors and do not allow your dog to bark incessantly. We appreciate your cooperation.

Protect Your Unit

Protect your unit against unexpected problems this winter by adhering to the following checklist:
* Turn off the shut off valve in your basement for any outside water spigots. Then open up the spigot to drain out any standing water.
* Check your washing machine hose for possible leaks. After using your washing machine, turn the water valves to the "off" position.
* Keep your temperature setting at 55 degrees or higher in order to avoid any pipe freeze ups.

Sales Activity

Below is our current owner occupancy at Drummer Farms:

Investors 9
Owner occupied71
% of owner occupancy88.7%