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Smoke/Fire Alarm System
The hall smoke/fire alarm system is set-up in a manner that certain buildings are wired together.  (Our 27 buildings were built in eight clusters.)  If an alarm goes off in the hall of one building in a group or cluster, they all will ring.
For example, buildings 6600, 6700 and 6800 are wired together.  Their alarm box is housed in the utility closet of 6700.

Building 7100 has a fire alarm box in its utility closet, and controls the alarms in the halls of 6900, 7000, 7100 and 7200.

Similarly. . .
  • the 7400 box controls 7300, 7400 and 7500.
  • the 7800 box controls 7600, 7700, 7800 and 7900.
  • the 8100 box controls 8000, 8100, 8200 and 8300.
  • the 8500 box controls 8400, 8500 and 8600.
  • the 8700 box controls 8700 and 8800.
  • the 9000 box controls 8900, 9000, 9100 and 9200.

If someone is smoking in the hallway, if there is an actual fire, or smoke is leaking out from one of the condos in a particular building, the alarms begin to ring in the halls not only in that building, but in every building in the cluster (each one that is wired together – see above).  They will keep ringing until someone in one of those buildings calls the fire department, and the fire department inspects the situation and turns them off.

Neither Management nor a Council member will know about the alarms ringing unless a Council member lives in one of the affected buildings, and is at home.  The fire department will not know either until someone calls.

Also, please be ready to let the fire department into your building.  It also would be helpful to identify for them where the alarm box is located.

Tax Exemption For Cell Phones
In the state of Delaware you are entitled to an “Exemption from Public Utility Tax on Cell Phones” if you meet the following conditions:
  • Your cell phone is basically your only phone.
  • You don't have a "plain old telephone service" (POTS), i.e., a land-based telephone service.
Download a copy of Form 5506CPE-0505 (2018) here.