LETTER FROM YOUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The Board of Trustees would like thank all of you that have brought your concerns to the attention of the BOT.  We all need to work together.
It is ALWAYS nice to see the homeowners of Drovers Crossing showing an interest in maintaining a quality subdivision.
Rest assured your concerns will be addressed by the BOT and any action(s), if necessary, will be taken.

Sincerely,                                                                                                                                                    Your B.O.T.                                                                                                                                      Kevin Campbell, Kate James and Dune Trull

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SUBDIVISION GARAGE SALE

SATURDAY JULY 30TH  8:00 AM TO 12:00 PM

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN IN.

SIGNS WILL BE POSTED, AN AD WILL BE RAN.

THERE IS NO SIGN UP PROCEDURE.  JUST GET YOUR STUFF TOGETHER, SET UP YOUR GARAGE AND OPEN IT UP BY 8:00AM ON SATURDAY.

HAPPY SELLING!

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SUBDIVISION INDENTURE REMINDER

July 2016

Greetings from your Drovers Crossing Trustees:

It is our hope that each of our Homeowners are enjoying your Summer, and taking full advantage of the opportunity to be outside, get to know your neighbors and continue to maintain the “first class” caliber of neighborhood that Drovers Crossing has come to be known for over the last 30+ years.

Knowing that many of our long-term Homeowners have moved on to other places and new members of the Drovers Crossing family have joined us, we would like to take the opportunity to remind everyone of some of the particular indentures our subdivision has, that enable us to maintain the quality neighborhood that we have.

Mail Boxes – One mail box only shall be installed in front of each home and on the side of the street as required by the U.S. Postal Service.  Such box shall be Rural Ribbed black metal model 1-C, manufactured by Steel City Corporation, Youngtown, Ohio , or any comparable model, and mounted on a 4’ x 4’ post and crossbar.  No exceptions.

 Architectural changes to your property – Any changes a Homeowner wishes to make to the exterior of your property must have prior approval of the Board Trustees before proceeding with any exterior changes.  Requests for changes, to include but not limited to changes of paint color, siding, roof replacement, deck or fence replacement, or other construction of the dwelling or other improvements to your property, much have an Architectural review form filled out and submitted to the Board of Trustees for review and approval.  This submission should include all specifics related to the request, as noted on the review form.  NOTE:  On occasion, some homeowners have initiated property changes without filling out this form and gained approval, often due to being unaware of this indenture.  Please be sure all future property enhancements you wish to make are submitted for approval prior to moving forward with your plans; no exceptions.

Nuisances No noxious or offensive activity shall be carried on upon any Lot, nor shall anything be done thereon which may be or become an annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood, nor shall any trucks, boats, campers, 2-wheel trailers or commercial vehicles be regularly parked in streets, driveways or yards in the Subdivision.  The term “regularly parked” as used in these restrictions shall mean eight (8) hours during any consecutive seven (7) day period.  The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to trucks or workmen performing construction or repairs on any lot or residence in the subdivision within the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.  NOTE:  On occasion, we have had to address commercial vehicles with some Homeowners that have vehicles that are considered “commercial” that are advertising companies.  Typically when this has occurred, our Homeowners have been able and willing to affix magnetic blank covers over the advertising so they are not visible when in the subdivision.  We appreciate it.

 Should a commercial vehicle not be able to have this affixed cover due to the advertising graphic, the vehicle must be parked in the garage when on the individual’s property, and not in view by other Homeowners.  Adherence to this indenture is extremely important and appreciated.  Also, the above indenture is not meant to start a new seven (7) day period each time a boat, trailer, camper or other comes on the property.  Please be mindful of this.

 Storage Garbage and refuse cans and wood piles shall be kept within the confines of each rear yard (behind and not beside each house), so as to conceal them from street review.  All rubbish, trash and garbage shall be kept in sanitary containers and regularly removed from each Lot and shall not be allowed to accumulate thereon.  NOTE:  This particular indenture is one that, in general, can have the greatest effect on the aesthetics.  Frequently, the Board of Trustees has had to stop and reminder Homeowners to move their garbage and refuse cans, as they have been left out for days after regular pickup.  These cans are not to be left either at the street, nor in ones driveway or within plain view from the street.  They are to be preferably to be left in the homeowner’s garage, or in the rear of the house, clearly out of view from the street from your neighbors.  We would suggest homeowners be cognizant that “out of view” should include out of view of your neighbors that live on streets behind you, as they should not have to view your trash cans either.  Again, aesthetics are one of the key things that make our subdivision a great one; let’s not detract from that!  Garbage pickup is Monday and Thursday, with yard waste on Wednesday.  Thank you.

Property upkeep – It is also important that each Homeowner continue to maintain the upkeep of their property, to include regular grass cutting, tree and shrub trimming and the like.  Our Homeowners for the most part continue to extremely diligent and timely in maintaining their property, however we have had some instances where some residents have been lax on cutting and trimming, thus detracting from fellow Homeowner properties.  Please make the Board of Trustees aware of any instances where you come across an example of failure to maintain consistent property upkeep.  Should this persist, the Board of Trustees will work in conjunction with the City of St. Peters, who will follow up with the violator, and if necessary, conduct the upkeep for them, and bill them accordingly.   

 The Board of Trustees thanks you for your continued efforts to maintain and improve Drovers Crossing and our aesthetics.  We are known as a “first class” subdivision, and want to make sure we all contribute to maintaining this well-earned reputation.

Signed,

The Drovers Crossing Board of Trustees

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ANNUAL HOMEOWNERS MEETING NOTE 3-31-2016

Drovers Crossing Homeowners Associate

Annual Meeting Wednesday, March 30, 2016

St. Peters City Hall 7:00PM

 

Present: Drovers Board of Trustees –  Paul Fogarty, Kevin Campbell, Kate James

CMA rep: Jessica Goodman Community Manager

CALL TO ORDER- Paul Fogarty

Paul called the meeting to order at 7:01pm.  Paul asked everyone if they had received an agenda.  He then welcomed all in attendance.   Paul continued by introducing himself and the addition board members as well as introducing CMA representative Jessica Goodman.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES-Kate James

Kate asked for a motion to waive the reading of the minutes from the meeting held last year March 4th, 2015.  GiGi Mudd, 52 Connemara had asked for the part of the minutes that pertain to the $315 lighting maintenance be read.  Kate then asked would the homeowners just prefer her to read the complete minutes from the meeting of 2015.  At the request of GiGi Mudd, 52 Connemara, Kate read, in its entirety, the prior meeting minutes.

Once completed Kate requested a motion to approve the minutes from the 2015 meeting.  A motion to approve was given by Dave Bauer, 24 Connemara.  A second was given by Steve James, 5 Carriage Way East.

FINANCIAL REVIEW-Kevin Campbell

Kevin reviewed the proposed 2016 budget, which had been previously mailed to all homeowners, and a copy handed out upon arrival to the meeting.

Kevin explained that the Board of Trustees (BOT). had cut cost and kept the budget pretty tight.  He also stated that we have a pretty simple subdivision, with extremely limited expenditures associated with it.   Basically lawn care, landscape and lighting are the primary three items, along with the monthly management fee to CMA.

Kevin then opened the floor to any questions a homeowner may have.  Lee Emmerderfer, 5 Carriage Way West, asked how many bids are obtained for the lawn care contract.   Kevin referred the question to Jessica Goodman, CMA rep. to answer.  Jessica replied that 3-4 bids had been obtained and on file.  Archway was awarded the contract because they came in with the best bid.

 

INDENTURE OVERVIEW- Kevin Campbell

Kevin opened by thanking everyone for the quiet year (2015).  He explained, we, the (BOT) have not had to deal with any real major incidents overall.  The number of letters sent to homeowners on non-compliance and liens filed had decreased over the prior year.

Kevin mentioned that homeowners are in compliance with the mailbox rule.  He stated that occasionally a homeowner may leave their trash can at the front for a bit too long.  When that is noticed a simple knock on the door and a friendly reminder of the trash can rule is discussed and the issue typically goes away.  It’s pretty simple he explained.  The BOT is trying to handle as many of the issues in a manner to not upset and agitate, but to educate, while still keeping within the rules and bi-laws allowing the subdivision to be as nice as it has always been.  Letters will still be issued should the particular issue persist, after the knock on the door and personal request by the BOT member approach has failed.

Kevin proceeded to comment that all fences recently installed since the change of the fence indenture are within the required guide lines.  He stated that on behalf of the BOT we appreciated everyone’s cooperation.

Kindness to our neighbors and how we approach and deal with issues being seen by others than the BOT was the next topic discussed.  Kevin asked everyone to stay alert and pay attention and if something of concern is noticed to be proactive in trying to talk to the homeowner in a kind and calm manner.  Gi Gi Mudd, 52 Connemara asked who should be contacted with the issue at hand, a board member or CMA?

Kevin responded that should a homeowner feel uncomfortable to deal directly with the issue at hand, to please contact Jessica Goodman at CMA and file a report.   The team at CMA will forward on the BOT, who will advise CMA on action to be taken.   In some cases, the issue will be a matter for the St Peters Police Department and they should be contacted at the non-emergency number, unless of course, it is an emergency.

Charles Wilson, 20 Ardennais asked what is the rule with reference to RV’s, boats and trailers.

The rule was discussed and explained.  All are allowed as long as parked on the driveway, should be there no longer than 48-72 hours.  Any type as listed above parked on the street would require a call to the police department.  However, a homeowner is allowed to park for a short period of time but will be contacted if goes past 3 days.  The BOT will contact the homeowner directly and explain the rule in hopes this will prompt the homeowner to remove the vehicle from the residence.

Kevin listed an example of this type of situation;   a dumpster was dropped at a home, and was left there for in excess of 3 weeks.  Kevin contacted the owner and explained the rules.  The dumpster was removed shortly thereafter.

Commercial vehicles were the next topic that Kevin discussed.  He explained that any vehicle with signage advertising a company was considered a commercial vehicle.  Kevin mentioned that to date, all homeowners who have them are abiding by the rule by either using a magnet patch to hide the advertisement or parking the vehicle outside of the subdivision.

George Foster, 17 Carriage Way West, asked “How is it to be determined who’s who in a rental home?”

GiGi Mudd, 52 Connemara, responded that Drovers Crossing had a Neighborhood Watch Program and we should bring that back.  Kate James said that the BOT tried to form one in 2014, however there was little interest by homeowners at that time.  Perhaps the BOT will again attempt to form a team in 2016.

Karen Haub, 2 Ardennais, suggested that by simply introducing yourself to a new neighbor you will be able to find out if they are renters or not.

Ted Kolb, 21 Connemara,   Ted lives next door to one of the rental homes.  He noticed a lot of people going in and out of the home.  He also noticed a large amount of vehicles.  Ted contacted the police and it was discovered that one of the owners of one of the vehicles had a warrant out for their arrest.    Kevin commended Ted on his paying attention and getting involved.

Ted, owner since 1995, is concerned with possible decrease in property values due to poor up keep on the rental properties.   He mentioned that 19 Connemara has a camper shell under their deck.  Also mentioned was the possibility of a two family dwelling in a rental home on Carriage Way West.

The question was brought up wanting to know what the bi-laws say about rental property.  There is nothing in the bi-laws, original or current, that state anything about rental property.  GiGi Mudd, 52 Connemara, past board member, concurred that nothing has or does exist in the bi-laws with reference to rental property.  She also brought up that in order to live in a rental home in St Peters, one must obtain a renters permit.  A list may be attained from the St Peters City Hall.

ELECTION-Paul Fogarty

Paul announced that only one person Karl (Dune) Trull had submitted a nomination and resume form.  He explained that Karl was unable to attend the meeting due to an illness that required him to be out of town.  He then requested any additional nominees in attendance that might wish to run.   There were two, GiGi Mudd, 52 Connemara and Barb Bowers, 11 Carriage Way East.

Both were given an opportunity to speak on their behalf.  Kate James gave a brief verbal bio of Karl (Dune) Trull.    After it was determined there were no other nominees, the homeowners were asked to place their votes on to their ballot that was given to them upon arrival to the meeting.  Paul asked for all proxies to also be given to Jessica Goodman from CMA.

Paul explained that all trustees have equal responsibility on the BOT.   No one person is more important than the other.  All decisions to be made by the BOT are made by total consensus of all 3 trustees.  If all three don’t agree, which rarely occurs, a majority will rule.   We must have 2 out of 3 agree to move a decision forward.

While the votes were being counted, Kate James took a moment to recognize Paul Fogarty for all his hard work and behind the scenes dedication to the upkeep of Drovers Crossing, as well as his three year leadership on the BOT.  Well done Paul!

ALDERMAN-Dave Thomas and Rocky Reitmeyer

Dave Thomas thanked everyone for their participation in attending the homeowners meeting.  He stated that the alderman of Ward 1 had a quiet couple of years.  Thanked the B.O.T. for that.

Dave started off by asking the homeowners if there were any questions.  George Foster, 17 Carriage Way West, yelled out “light at front of subdivision”.  EVERYONE chimed in on that subject.  The complaint is that the cycle time for the light to change is too long.    This was an issue discussed at last year’s meeting as well.  Rocky Reitmeyer said that he would have the St. Peters city staff that handle the lights, come out and study it and determine if we have a bad sensor.

Cathy Haunschild, 22 Connemara, asked what can be done about rental property within Drovers Crossing.  Rocky Reitmeyer responded that it was a not a subdivision bi-law issue.  Dave Thomas proceeded to affirm that the City of St Peters is a Class 4 city, which means we have less government interference.  St Peters does have a law on dwelling requirements.

Dave Thomas suggested that the BOT be diligent in staying on top of the issues with the rental homes (Home upkeep such as grass, paint, bushes, and soffit).  Once an issue is reported to the City of St. Peters, a code enforcement officer will be sent to the property and if deemed necessary, will go over the home with a fine toothed comb.  The occupants will be warned and then fined if not correct this non-compliance.   Dave reminded everyone that the process in which the actual owner is contacted can be a VERY lengthy one.

GiGi Mudd, 52 Connemara, mentioned that the city does a great job of responding to such issues and used #2 Connemara as an example of the city coming in and cleaning up the property.  Kate James clarified to Gigi and the group that the city did not clean up the property.   In fact it was Paul Fogarty, Kevin Campbell and Kate James that spent days mowing lawn, cutting bushes, power washing the house and fence.  In addition, Paul Fogarty and his son hauled away 3 loads of brush to the recycle center.

Red light cameras were brought up by George Foster, 17 Carriage Way West.  Rocky and Dave both replied, “DONE”.  The red light camera program was shut down on August 31, 2014.  The cameras were not taken down immediately, however have not been operational since 8/31/2014.

Paul Fogarty asked about the timeline on the repair of the pot holes through out Drovers Crossing. Rocky asked Paul to email him a list of specific addresses that are in need of repair, and he will get the street department over to look at them and determine corrective action, as necessary.

Lee Emmenderfer, 5 Carriage Way West, inquired on crime stats for the City of St Peters.  Dave Thomas stated that in 2011 crime spiked.  Over the past few years it has been on the decrease.  He stated unfortunately St Peters is a target city.  He urged the homeowners to stay alert and pay attention to who is coming and going around the neighborhood.   He then suggested a Neighborhood Watch program.  Kate James stated that we had tried to form one but had no one wanting to participate and that we would try again to put one together.

Grace Sit, 24 Carriage Way West, stated that she was very uncomfortable with the sign posting the meeting, at the front entrance.  Grace suggested the sign be pushed back to Connemara Court. Everyone agreed this was a very good idea and all signs will now be posted at Connemara and Connemara Court.

MORE UPDATED NEWS ON THE THINGS ABOUT TOWN:

  • Mobile On The Run and Country Club Carwash are being built on Mexico and Jungermann.
  • A 5 building condo association is being built behind Kokomos
  • Drury Inn will get a total remodel this year
  • Marriot hotel opened up two weeks ago
  • If having a mosquito problem, contact Dave Thomas or Rocky Reitmeyer and they will have the area treated. Please allow 3 days.
  • Property north of 70 is being developed. A new shopping center is being built and will include sporting goods store, restaurants, and other shops.
  • The area along Salt River is starting to develop nicely
  • 370 Premier Park, which has been pretty empty, has a ½ million to 1 million square foot manufacturing/distribution plant being built.

Dave Primeau, 7 Carriage Way East, asked what’s going to go on with Dardeene Creek and Highway 70 water issue.  Rocky Reitmeyer has submitted a resolution to state reps, Army Corp of Engineers, DOT, Missouri state senators, and Congressmen.   He has asked them to find a solution to the water issue.  Highway 70 is an intercontinental road and something has got to be and can be done.

The golf course at St Peters Golf club sustained a lot of damage during the December 2015 flood.  There are some hopes that a plan that has been put forward to upgrade and expand the club house will be approved and move forward.  Providing a venue for banquets and receptions.

The question was asked of the alderman as to why the information of who was bidding on the commercial property at what is now the WalMart Market on Mid Rivers was withheld.  Dave Thomas firmly stated, “THAT INFORMATION WAS NOT WITHHELD.  The zoning was already there.  If the requirements were met, they could bid. “

Dave Thomas invited everyone to please visit his Facebook page which will keep you up to date on what’s going on in St Peters.  Go to www.facebook.com/aldermandavethomas

FUTURE THINGS TO COME IN ST PETERS:

  • Development of a beautiful aquatic center located across the street from the RecPlex. To include a full lazy river, water slides, competitive pool with dive blocks.
  • Due to the extreme cost of repair work that would have to be done on one of the city’s pools, the swim teams will be combined this year.
  • Bill Charnisky, City Administrator, is resigning and will be replaced by the current City Engineer, Mr. Russ Batzel

ELECTION RESULTS-Kevin Campbell

Thirty (38) homes were represented at the meeting of 3-30-16, twenty six (26) in person and twelve (12) via proxy.  Karl Trull was elected as the new Trustee, with a majority of the votes (32 of 38- 84%).

ADJOURN-Paul Fogarty

Paul asked for a motion to adjourn.                                                                                                                            Barb Bowers, 11 Carriage Way East, motioned, Dave Bauer, 24 Connemara, seconded the motion.

Meeting adjourned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ANNUAL HOMEOWNERS MEETING 3-30-2016

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE ANNUAL HOMEOWNERS MEETING WILL BE HELD THIS WEDNESDAY 3-30-2016 AT THE ST. PETERS CITY HALL AT 7:00 PM

THERE WILL BE AN ELECTION AND YOUR VOTE DOES COUNT.                                   IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND PLEASE GET YOUR PROXY TO ONE OF THE BOARD MEMBERS OR A NEIGHBOR THAT WILL BE ATTENDING.

THANK YOU!

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UPDATED INFORMATION FOR AMENDMENT #3 (FENCING) AND ARCH. CHANGE INFORMATION

The web site has now been updated with the new version of amendment #3 with regards to fencing.  Our apologies for the delay in getting this posted.  Unfortunately, there were some site issues that had to be dealt with and took WAY longer than expected.

Earlier this year the change had been made and posted to the web site with reference to the Architectural change request form to reflect the new management companies information.  Please make sure that when making any changes to the exterior of your home, that you do comply with filling out this form and submitting accordingly.  Your cooperation if greatly appreciated.

 

 

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MINUTES FROM ANNUAL MEETING HELD MARCH 4, 2015

Drovers Crossing Homeowners Association
Annual Meeting Wednesday, March 4, 2015
St. Peters City Hall 7:00PM
Present: Drovers B.O.T. – Paul Fogarty, Kevin Campbell, Kate James CMA reps: Jessica Goodman Community Manager and Angie

1) CALL TO ORDER-Paul Fogarty
Paul called the meeting to order promptly at 7:00pm. He then welcomed all in attendance. Paul then proceeded to introduce the folks from CMA (New management company)
An explanation as to why a new management company was put forth.Paul advised that after interviewing a few management companies, it was unanimously voted to hire CMA.
Paul then briefly reviewed the events of 2014 with regards to Drovers Crossing Community.
2) APPROVAL OF MINUTES-Kate James
Kate was responsible to review the minutes from the meeting of last year. Kate explained that she was unfortunately not present for that meeting. The minutes/notes were handled by Sentry Management Company. No hard copy minutes are available. Thru conversation with both Kevin, Paul and Phyllis (Sentry), a recap was completed and relayed to those in attendance.
3) FINANCIAL REVIEW-Kevin Campbell
Kevin reviewed the proposed 2015 which was mailed to all homeowners, a copy handed out upon arrival to the meeting.
It was noted that there will be a revision of 2 line items. (Insurance and Grounds Contractor) A new copy of the 2015 budget will be mailed to all homeowners and also available on line (www.drovers-crossing.com) once completed.
Bottom line – over all expenses 2015 should be $1000 to $1500 less than 2014.
*Lee Emmerderfer, 5 Carriage Way West, What is the reserve used for? Paul Fogarty responded that the Reserve fund is used for such things as replacement items, lights, wall and trees.
*Grace Sit, 24 Carriage Way West, Suggested that the B.O.T. consider using Facebook as the means in which to communicate with the homeowners instead of the web site.
*Betty Schippers, 51 Connemara, Disagreed with the Facebook suggestion. She feels that we need to keep the web site.
The 2014 Actual’s show a website total of $305 with the same amount budgeted for 2015. Kate James said she would look in to that charge because the amount seemed like it was a bit out of line.
*Ron Barnes, 4 Carriage Way West, Ron questioned the lighting maintenance of $315. Paul explained that in 2014 mistakenly the lighting contractor was called to do some work on the front lights multiple times. Paul then explained that he is an engineer and has electrical experience and when possible, will make the changes or repairs to the lighting system, lights and what have you. He also asked that the homeowners please be patient with the timing of the lights going on and off when we Spring forward and Fall back. The lights are on different timing mechanisms and are not ALL on and off at the exact same time.
*Ron Barnes, 4 Carriage Way West, Ron was curious what the proposed 2015 Miscellaneous $317 was budgeted for. It was explained by Paul that is believed to be a clerical error by Sentry. Since our new management company contract just took effect on 2-1-15 and the paperwork transfer process from Sentry to CMA was just completed right before the meeting, a new copy of the proposed 2015 Budget will be reviewed with the B.O.T. and CMA and mailed to all homeowners as well as available on the web site (www.drovers-crossing.com) for review.
*Paul Tauer, 3 Connemara Ct., Paul was wondering where the money to fund the reserves comes from. He was assuming it is the overflow from the previous year. Kevin explained that yes any excess funds not used would be placed in to the reserve account.
Paul Fogarty explained that the 2015 assessment coupons will be sent out in the mail, along with the revised 2015 budget. The due date of the assessments is 4-1-2015. The assessments will be considered past due if not paid by 5-31-2015. Collection letters will follow for assessments not paid by 5-31-2015.
4) ALDERMAN – Dave Thomas and Rocky Reitmeyer (Ward 1)
Dave Thomas passed around form and requested anyone interested in the goings on of St. Peters, to fill out and give their email addresses. List will not be sold or shared with any other companies.
Dave gave a small speech about the April 7 election (of which he is up for re-election). He urged everyone to vote.
Dave and Rocky gave a recap of a few things going on in the real estate developments around town.
There is a new dog park going in and it should be completed by the summer 2015.
Park 370 is going strong. Half million sq. ft. building has been proposed to be built, resulting in a lot of jobs to the city. There has also been some talk of a residential area. This has not been approved as of yet.
New CVS is being built at Jungerman and Mexico where the old Mobile station was.
On the North side of Mexico in front of the hospital, a new Mobile on the Run and Car Wash is being built.
Courtyard by Marriot is being built in place of the old Holiday Inn on Veterans Memorial. With this will come a new round-about to help with the flow of traffic anticipated to be in the area of the hotel and the hospital.
The city of St. Peters is working hard to keep utilities as inexpensive as possible without taking away from the quality of the services.
CELEBRATION ST. PETERS WILL BE HELD AT PARK 370. SEPTEMBER 18TH AND 19TH The alderman want everyone to know that when you see a golf cart in the parking lot, those are at your service. Ask for a ride, that is why they have them.
Congratulations were offered to Officer Melissa Doss for her emails and promptness in sending them. Everyone who are on the email list stated that she had information out on email prior to the news media having information on the recent US Bank robbery at our Schnucks.
*George Foster, 17 Carriage Way West, George was concerned about the amount of solicitor’s coming around the neighborhood lately. Dave Thomas explained that as far as church people are concerned, they do not need a permit. However, most anyone else pushing a service or selling an item would need a permit. Dave also wanted all of us to know that “NO SOLICITORS” stickers are available at no charge at the city hall location.
5) ELECTION –
Kate James’ position was up for election. She volunteered to run for another 3 year term. There were no other nominations.
6)OPEN FORUM –
Paul Forgarty reiterated that the revised proposed 2015 budget will be mailed and available on web site (www.drovers-crossing.com)
*Ron Wilson, 20 Ardennais, Wanted to know when the lawn care bids have to be submitted. Paul Fogarty explained that the B.O.T. currently had no requests for bids out there. However, if there was someone that he knew would like to submit one, have them do so and the board would review it.
*Paul Tauer, 3 Connemara Ct., Thanked the B.O.T. for the manner in which they handled the meeting of September 4, 2014.
Kate James asked if the homeowners were interested in a newsletter. Unanimously voted “NO” by all those in attendance.
Kate James advised that when the sign is posted at the front entrance, there is updated information on the website, (www.drovers-crossing.com)
Kate James spoke of the St Peters Spring Citizens Academy. She had flyers to hand out for those interested. She asked that Officer Melissa Doss of the St. Peters Police Dept. be contacted with any questions that may need to be answered.
7)ELECTION RESULTS –
A vote was taken. By a unanimous showing of hands, and I’s, Kate James was re-elected for a 3 year term.
8) ADJOURN –
Kathy Tauer, 3 Connemara Ct. motioned to adjourn the meeting. Paul Tauer, 3 Connemara Ct. seconded the motion.

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ARCHITECTURAL CHANGE POLICY REMINDER

Homeowners planning additions and/or modifications to the exterior of their home and/or lot/landscaping,  must complete the required Plan Approval Request Form. This form must be submitted for review by the Architectural Review Board/Board of Trustees. Written approval is required prior to beginning the project.

Over the past few months it has been noticed that some homeowners are not following the above described procedure for changes being made to the exterior of their homes/ or lot/landscaping.

When this policy is not followed as written and a homeowner chooses to make these changes without prior approval, the homeowner is running the risk of having to reverse the unapproved work that has been completed.

These policies are in place for a good reason.  So please re familiarize yourselves with the indentures of our community. They can be found on the home page of this web site.  as is the Architectural Change request form.

Thank you very much for your cooperation.

Your Drovers Crossing Board of Trustees,

Paul Fogerty, Kevin Campbell, and Kate James

 

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SUMMER SAFTY TIPS FROM ST PETERS POLICE DEPT. (Officer Melissa Doss)

School is out and it is the time of year we see an increased amount of thefts and property damages. Here are some suggestions to secure your property this summer:

Property Damage: The main way to prevent property damage is to continually keep an eye/ear out for your neighbors by reporting anything suspicious, especially at night time.  If you see any teenager out passed curfew, contact our dispatch at 636-278-2222. When officers are patrolling the area overnight, they will always stop to check on pedestrians who appear to be underage, so we need your help reporting these individuals.

o       Curfew for 16 years of age and younger Sunday Thursday, 11 PM 6 AM and Friday/Saturday 12 AM 6 AM. Curfew means those individuals 16 and under cannot be out without a guardian after curfew in any public area. 

·       Invest in good lighting around your resident (though be mindful that it is not disturbing your neighbors). Lighting is a great way to deter people from coming onto your property to steal or damage your property

·       Do not leave loose landscaping bricks, rocks, or other tools around your property. These are frequently used to break windows to gain access into a locked vehicle.

Thefts: LOCK VEHICLE DOORS. Every single time.

o       Majority of thefts from vehicles in our area occur when people forget to lock their car doors.

o       Thieves will walk around just trying door handles on vehicles and only entering those that are unlocked. This method is preferred for two reasons: It is easy and it draws little to no attention.

·       Remove valuables from vehicles

o       We take too many reports for laptops, expensive purses, debit/credit cards and guns stolen from vehicles. These items should not remain inside the vehicle because they are easily and commonly stolen.

o       If you have to leave these items in your vehicle, make sure they are kept out of sight and when you place them out of sight, you should always do it prior to arriving at your destination so no one sees you hiding the items.

·       Close garage doors

o       Always close your garage doors when it is being left unattended, including when you are at home.

o       Thieves can steal from open garages very quickly and are very rarely caught or detected by the owner or neighbor because it can be done so fast. 

o       Most garages lead into the home and by leaving the garage door open, unattended, you are risking a possible burglary.

§       Invest in deadbolt locks on the garage door leading into your home and use them.

·       Record serial numbers on property. This can easily be done by taking a picture of the serial number with your Smartphone and storing the pictures on a cloud drive. Serial numbers can be entered as stolen so officers can identify property if it is abandoned somewhere, found in a store or on a person.

·       Report any suspicious behavior, especially overnight. Majority of all the thefts from vehicles happen overnight.

Vacation:  Going on vacation? Here are a few tips:

o       Do not announce vacation on any social media site. Do not post pictures or check-in at out-of-town locations while you are away. Make sure other family members (teenagers?) are not posting this information either.

§       Teenagers tend to have hundreds or thousands of friends on Facebook, most of which they do not personally know, which means they will be telling complete strangers no one is at your home. And yes, these type of burglars do occur.

o       Have someone watch over your home, preferably a neighbor you trust.

§       It is great to have someone to bring in your mail, feed the fish, etc. But a trusted neighbor is your best line of defense while you are away. Leave them information about how to contact you and if anyone will be stopping by your house. Your neighbor knows what is normal for the area and can best identify anything suspicious.

o       Stop newspaper/mail OR have it collected daily by a neighbor.

o       Use lights with timers to give the appearance someone is home. Also, leaving a radio/TV on or on a timer to be on during the day will give the illusion someone is inside the house which can deter a burglary.

o       Mow lawn prior to leaving  or have it mowed when out of town. Unkempt lawn will give the indication the house is unoccupied.

o       Store valuables (expensive jewelry, stocks/bonds, cash, documents) is a nondescript place while gone.

§       Nondescript would be: young childs bedroom, storage room in basement, attic, laundry room.

Non-Emergency Dispatch 636-278-2222

Sincerely,

Officer Melissa Doss
Community/Media Relations
mdoss@stpetersmo.net
636-278-2244 ext 3550

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NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY INFORMATION

Neighborhood Watch Program brochure

If you will click on the above : (Neighborhood Watch Program brochure)

Attached you will find the complete brochure that was handed out to all in attendance at the October 30 Neighborhood Watch meeting.   During the meeting Officer Doss offered to share community criminal activity which involves our area.  If we were interested we could add our email address’ to the form which was passed around.  This is a completely voluntary action.  If you are not interested, nothing else needs to be done. 

However, if you were not in attendance at the meeting, but would like to be added to Officer Doss’ blast email program you must contact her and request your addition to the list. 

As an example of what type of information we will be receiving, last week a email was sent out with reference to a 94 year old St. Peters man who had gone missing.  It was a very informative email.  FORTUNATELY, a few days later the email was followed up with the wonderful update that the gentleman had been located and was safe back at home. 

Feel free to contact Officer Doss and discuss your options if you wish. 

Hopefully this attached information will be helpful to you, your family and all of our Drovers Crossing residents who are willing to work TOGETHER to help keep our neighborhood as safe and sound as possible. 

Thank you for your time in reviewing the attached brochure.

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