In our September 2017 Board of Directors meeting, the Board voted to replace the hallway, builder-installed electric and battery backup smoke detectors in all 84 units. The Board is following the direction of the Ocean City Fire Marshall, who stated that these smoke doctors have an anticipated useful life of only ten years. The Board determined that the best way to assure the protection of the buildings and their occupants was to replace all current units, regardless of age. This way the Board of Directors in the year 2026 can place the replacement cost once again in the budget for the year 2027. At that time, you should expect that these units will be updated once again. In the meantime, we encourage each unit owner to replace the backup battery in these smoke detectors during daylight savings time changes twice yearly. You can never be too cautious or proactive to protect our property and unit owners.