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.





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.
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.
Kate James’ position was up for election. She volunteered to run for another 3 year term. There were no other nominations.
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.
A vote was taken. By a unanimous showing of hands, and I’s, Kate James was re-elected for a 3 year term.
Kathy Tauer, 3 Connemara Ct. motioned to adjourn the meeting. Paul Tauer, 3 Connemara Ct. seconded the motion.

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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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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


Officer Melissa Doss
Community/Media Relations
636-278-2244 ext 3550

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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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Thank you very much to those of you who took time out of your busy schedules to attend the Neighborhood Watch Meeting held October 30th. 

In attendance were 21 residents.   Of the 21 persons,  approxiamtely 17 households were represented.  Not too bad for our first meeting. 

Officer Doss provided quite a lot of very good information, and more importantly, a lot of VERY good advice on how to be more alert and in touch with the everyday goings on of our subdivision. 

Please be sure to check back to this web site soon.  Within the next few days a posting of the notes and important St. Peters Police/Emergency contact information will be provided.

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A neighborhood meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday October 30, 2013 @ 7:00p.m.   The meeting will be held at the Spencer Library Multipurpose room.   Officer Melissa Doss of the St. Peters Police Department will be chairing the meeting, along with the Board of Trustees.  Please spread the word to your neighbors who may not look at this web site.   We are hoping to form a Neighborhood Watch Team that same night.  Your participation in this meeting will be much appreciated and helpful to the success of the Neighborhood Watch program.  Don’t feel that if you are attending the meeting, you will be expected to join the watch team, but please feel free to consider it.  We are looking to have a group of 4-6 people who will work closely with Officer Doss and assist to keep our subdivision as secure and aware as we can. 

At this time I can report that 2 individuals have been arrested and placed in police custody in relation to the home invasions that recently took place in Drovers Crossing.  Charges are still pending.  Neither of the men are from our city.  One is 17 and from Florissant, the other is 27 and from East St. Louis.   Hopefully Officer Doss will be able to share more details  and answer any questions we may have about this subject.

Thank you for visiting our web site and we hope you’ll be able to join us on the 30th.


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Recently our subdivision has experienced some burglaries and thefts. 

 Please, for your own protection, lock your doors and car doors.  Remove your garage door clickers from your cars and store inside while your cars are parked in the driveways or on the streets.  Also make sure to keep your garage doors closed at all times unless you are outside  in your front yard. 

We will be forming a neighborhood watch team.  A neighborhood meeting will be held within the next few weeks, conducted by Officer Melissa Doss of the St. Peters Police Department.  The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss and update everyone on whats been going on and to put together the Watch team.

Notification of the meeting date and time is forthcoming via letter and this web site. 

If you spot any suspicious activity please contact the police department directly at 636-278-2222

If you see an actual break-in in progress dia 911 for emergency assistance.

If you come home and find your home has been invaded, DO NOT GO IN!   Immediately leave, go to a neighbors and dial 911.

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