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MANAGEMENT OFFICE

The Management Office will be closed on Monday January 20th, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day.

SNOW REMINDERS

The Assembly removes snow and/or treats all private streets (white signs/blue letters), alleys, and common area sidewalks (like the sidewalks at the Community Center, Pleasant Circle, Route 355 and the bike path on Gaither Road).

The City removes snow and /or treats all of the City streets and City sidewalks, and bike/trail paths located in King Farm. The City clears snow from 160 lane miles of roadways, 30 miles of publicly owned sidewalks, walkways and pathways, and 18 City-owned facilities and parks with parking lots. The City crews treat and plow roads in the following priority order:

  • Primary roads that consist of major arterial roads, emergency routes, central business districts and primary residential roads near schools.
  • Secondary roads that consist of the remainder of neighborhood streets, alleyways and cul-de-sacs.

There are Primary and Secondary streets located King Farm. Often residents residing on City streets in King Farm are concerned when they see other streets have been cleared and theirs have not. For more information, call the Public Works Department at 240-314-8500.

Last but not least, all King Farm homeowners are responsible for removing snow and ice from their driveway aprons, their lead walk and any and all sidewalks adjacent to their property within 24 hours after a snowfall of 3" or less and within 48hours after a snowfall of 3" or more. Violators can be fined, so make sure you clear your sidewalks.


UPCOMING MEETINGS AT 300 SADDLE RIDGE CIRCLE

Tuesday January 21st 7:00 p.m.

KING FARM NEIGHBORS VILLAGE COFFEE & CONVERSATION
Wednesday
January 15th 10:00 a.m.

KING FARM NEIGHBORS VILLAGE
Thursday
January 23rd 7:00 p.m. (Topic: Elder Law)


COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

- ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN TRUST
- BUDGET AND FINANCE
- ELECTIONS – Preparations for the Annual Meeting and Election are underway. Volunteers work with Management in preparation of the elections (reviewing notices, presiding over candidates’ forum, and counting candidate ballots). This committee is disbanded after the Annual Election.
- EXTERNAL AFFAIRS


For committee descriptions, please click the following link
2019.Committee.Descriptions.pdf or contact the Management Office for additional information. If you would like to be considered for a committee, please submit in writing your name, address, any relevant qualifications, and why you would like to be a member of the committee to management@kingfarm.org. If you have questions, email or call the management office.


SILVERSTONE SENIOR LIVING
Silverstone Senior Living construction at 55 West Gude Drive activities through January 17th CLICK HERE.


KING FARM NEIGHBORS VILLAGE

COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH COORDINATOR
The King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) seeks an individual to volunteer their time developing a program to inform King Farm residents of the goals and objectives of the KFNV and the benefits of active participation in the organization and involvement in its continuing growth. Furthermore, the position is central to the KFNV communicating with nearby businesses and other related organizations to encourage broad-based community support and involvement in its mission of providing services to help residents remain at home as long as possible. This is a non-paid position. If you think you might want to join us in this capacity, please send a statement of interest and a brief bio to kfnvinfo@gmail.com. KFNV is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to neighbors helping neighbors and to assisting residents in the King Farm community to “age in place.”

CITY OF ROCKVILLE AND THE 2020 CENSUS

The 2020 Census is fast approaching, and community leaders play a key role in this important effort.

The U.S. Constitution requires a complete count of the nation’s population every 10 years.

The City of Rockville and the Census bureau would like to partner with you to get the word out about the importance of the count.

You are trusted voices in your communities. You know how to reach your neighbors and friends; hard-to-count families, individuals and children.

Census data impact decisions at the national, state, tribal, and local levels—from congressional representation to the annual allocation of more

than $675 billion. These resources are essential to the well-being of our neighbors, supporting schools, hospitals, fire departments, and more.

There are several ways to learn about the census and how to encourage the community to participate.

I have attached some information that you may use in your newsletters, bulletins, website and social media.

You can also find some of this information in different languages here: https://www.census.gov/library/fact-sheets.html

The Census Bureau provides resources to help ensure partners and stakeholders have the tools they need to effectively engage their communities.

You can find these visual tools at this link: https://2020census.gov/en/partners/psa-toolkit.html

In addition to that I will be more than happy to meet with you and provide guidance to you and your neighbors about different ways

to get train or engage the community about the census.

The city will also open our community Centers during the month of March and April, during specific hours to assist those residents

that may have questions or do not have access to a computer. More information about his coming soon.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to set up a Census Information session. I can do this in Spanish and English,

If you need another language we will try to find an interpreter.

The 2020 Census is more than a population count.It's an opportunity to shape the future of our community.

Through your voice we can make a difference. Thecensus is important for all and working together we can make it a success.


METRO NEWS

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the following weekend. More information about this weekend’s track work can be found at wmata.com/weekend.

Red Line Station Closures: Saturday, January 18 – Monday, January 20 (Martin Luther King Jr Day)

• Stations closed: Silver Spring, Forest Glen, Wheaton and Glenmont

• Rail service: Red Line trains will operate every 18 minutes between Shady Grove & Takoma. On Monday, additional trains will operate every 9 minutes between Medical Center and Takoma from opening until 8:00 p.m.

• Free shuttle buses will replace trains between Glenmont and Takoma. Allow 15 minutes per station stop.

There will be regular weekend service on all other lines. More information can be found at wmata.com/weekend.

On Martin Luther King Jr Day, Monday, January 20, Metro will open at 5:00 a.m. and close at 11:30 p.m. Trains will operate on a Saturday schedule, off-peak fares will be in effect all day and parking will be free at all Metro parking facilities.


 
 

King Farm Citizens Assembly, 300 Saddle Ridge Circle, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-987-0122