June 2012

Drummer Farms Gazette

Bimonthly Vol. VII No. 3 June 2012


Please remember that parking along the roadway near the pool is prohibited. If you need a ride to the pool, you must have someone else drop you and then have your vehicle moved back to its designated parking space.

Also, please remember that babies must wear "swim diapers" in the pool. Diapers cannot be thrown into the trash barrels at the pool, they must be brought to the dumpster or disposed of at home.

Finally, please be respectful of our neighboring condominium, Parker Village, and DO NOT use their amenities.

We appreciate your cooperation.

Pet Reminder

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.

Personal Property

Please remember that all personal items must be stored indoors or neatly in the rear of your unit. Please do not leave bikes, wagons, toys, carriages, etc. in the front of your unit. We appreciate your cooperation.

Grilling Safety

Please be aware that Townhouse units must ensure that their gas and charcoal grills are used and stored at least 15 feet away from the structure or any other combustibles. Also, it is illegal to both carry through, and store in any dwelling, LG or propane gas tanks or any other flammable fuels.

Please refrain from discarding propane tanks in the dumpster area. This poses a serious risk to the safety and well-being of the community and is a violation of Rules and Regulations at Drummer Farms.

The tanks must be taken to an authorized place for disposal: Ace Hardware in Acton (978) 263-7754 is one suggestion.

If you have any questions regarding this serious safety issue please contact Alpine. Thank you and have a safe summer!

Resident's Corner

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

Financial Summary

The following is a financial summary through the end of May:


Revenue $ 65,263
Expense 43,010
Plus YTD Transfers:
Res. For Replacement8,834
Total Expenses$ 51,844
Profit (Loss)13,419

Checking$ 35,409
Total$ 275,205

Non-Operating Expenses
YTD Capital Imp. Exp.$ 10,355


R.J. McAuliffe Painting will be painting building F (51 - 57DR) & building R (91 - 97DR) this season. We hope to get them started by mid July. Prior to the painting, the carpenters will check the building for any wood rot and replace as necessary. R.J. McAuliffe is currently finishing up the staining of all the decks that were not done last year.

Exterior Alterations

Please remember that any alterations, additions or improvements made to the exterior of the buildings or grounds must first be approved in writing by the Board of Trustees. Exterior changes include, but are not limited to, such items as doors (even if you are replacing an existing one), windows, flowerbeds, etc. If you are interested in making a change, please submit a letter to Alpine for approval from the Board. Any unit owner that does not have prior approval will be subject to a fine.

Speed Limit

The speed limit at Drummer Farms is 10 mph. Residents should be mindful of children playing throughout the community. So, please spare a few extra seconds and drive cautiously.

Sales Activity

Below is our current owner occupancy at Drummer Farms:

Investors 9
Owner occupied71
% of owner occupancy88.7%