Two thousand twenty has been a difficult year for many people. Our way of life and routines have changed immensely. Our Social Activities have been halted by the Virus.

All of us at Surf Village have been affected by the pandemic; therefore, many patios have been redone and enlarged so that we could take advantage of the outdoors. Many people have purchased fire pits and heaters so that their outdoor
time could be extended.

The Surf Village documents already prohibit any open fires. The Board has consulted with our Insurance Agent and the Milford Assistant Fire Marshall; both of them voiced their concerns regarding the inherent risks to our community with
building units and patios clustered together.

Therefore here are the Fire Safety Requirements:

  • Open fires are Prohibited.
  • Propane fire pits are permitted. No wood or artificial logs may be used.
  • Propane heaters are permitted.
  • Fire pits and heaters must be operated a minimum of 12' away from a structure and be placed on a hard surface.  i.e. patio or concrete.
  • They must be supervised by an adult at all times when in use.
  • A fire extinguisher is required to be outdoors at all times when they are
  • Absolutely no fire pits or heaters on any balcony.
  • A waiver from Palmer Management must be submitted and signed by the Unit Owner (Tenant where applicable) who will assume all responsibility for any damage caused by the use of his/her fire pit or heater.