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Association News – Friday, February 12, 2021

Published: February 12th, 2021 by in E-Mail Blast

Friday, February 12, 2021

Food Truck Friday Night

It’s Food Truck Friday! Stop by and visit our new vendor, Giacomo’s Brick Oven Pizza. Giacomo will be outside the Saddle Ridge Community Center (300 Saddle Ridge Circle) tonight from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A limited number of pre-advance online orders can be placed through their website https://www.giacomosbrickovenpizza.com. Neighbors can also walk up and place their orders. As always, be sure to wear your mask and socially distance while waiting for your orders.

See the list below for the upcoming schedule of when your favorite food trucks will be back!

Food Truck Friday Schedule:

Friday, February 12 – Giacomos Brick Oven Pizza

Friday, February 19 – Fat Pete’s BBQ

Friday, February 26 – Catalyst Hot Dogs

We ask all attendees to wear masks and socially distance while standing in line.

 

King Farm Board of Trustees Meeting

Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Av0twYp5RzCRIDybnkmUzQ

To attend the Zoom meetings, you must register in advance.  Each meeting will have an open forum for residents to ask questions or make comments.  As part of the registration process, registrants must submit their contact information (name, street address, email, and phone number) and select yes or no if they would like to speak during open forum.  If you would like to speak during open forum, please provide the topic you will be speaking about. Additionally, please see the attached agenda for the upcoming Board meeting. The full resident board book can be accessed in the internal documents under the folder: 1. Board of Trustees (BOT) / Resident Board Books /BOT Resident Board Books 2021.

**If you need assistance registering for a virtual meeting or accessing community documents, please contact Management by phone (301) 987-0122 or by email at management@kingfarm.org.

Meetings are for King Farm Titleholders and Citizens only. Registrants will be verified to ensure participants are titleholders/citizens.

 

Amendment to Administrative Resolution #3

Administrative Resolution #3 (Vehicle Policies and Towing Procedures):

  • The Board is considering amending AR #3 regarding towing enforcements. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to send those to Management via email management@kingfarm.org or call (301) 987-0122. Proposed amendments to AR #3 will be discussed and voted on during the March 17th, 2021 BOT meeting.

You can view a copy of the proposed amendments under review on the King Farm website (https://kingfarm.org/draft-resolutions/) or download the file from the Internal Documents in the FrontSteps resident portal under the folder(s) 2. Governing Documents / 1 – Draft Resolutions.

*If you do not have access to the resident portal, please contact Management for assistance or to obtain copies of these documents.

 

Management Office Closed – President’s Day

The King Farm On-Site Management Office will be closed on Monday, February 15 in observance of Presidents Day. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 8:30 am.

 

Montgomery County Council Public Hearing on  Shady Grove Sector Minor Plan Amendment

The Rockville Mayor and Council received a presentation on Montgomery County’s Shady Grove Sector Minor Plan Amendment (Plan Amendment), and the Mayor and Council held a discussion about it afterwards. If adopted by the Montgomery County Council, the Plan Amendment would update the Shady Grove Sector Plan that was adopted in 2006.

Meeting materials and the video for February 8 can be found on the Rockville Channel by reviewing the Mayor and Council meeting for the date. The materials include the staff report, the draft Plan Amendment, and a letter that Rockville’s Planning Commission wrote in May 2020 to the Montgomery County Planning Board on an earlier draft.

The County Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the Plan Amendment on February 23, 2021 at 1:30 pm. The Mayor and Council will be finalizing their testimony on the Plan Amendment at their meeting on February 22, 2021. Staff has been asked to develop a draft letter of testimony for their review, based on the recommendations of the staff report and additional thoughts that the Mayor and Council provided on February 8.

There are many areas that may interest your neighborhood. Of particular interest to the King Farm community may be the recommendation in the Plan Amendment that relates to schools.  The Plan Amendment recommends relocating the existing Montgomery County Public School Bus Depot, which is currently in the Plan area, to a different location; and utilizing that site for an elementary school.  If the County is unable to find a location to move the bus depot, the Plan Amendment recommends utilizing the reserved King Farm elementary school site, which is a portion of King Farm Park, to support the new development, The Mayor and Council directed City staff to inform the King Farm community of the recommendation, and let you know that you can testify at the County Council Public Hearing if you choose to do so. If you are interested in testifying at the public hearing, please call the Montgomery County Council staff at (240) 777-7803.  More information on the 2006 Shady Grove Sector Plan and the amendment process is available at the following website: Shady Grove Minor Master Plan Amendment – Montgomery Planning.

If you have thoughts about the draft Amendment that you would like the Mayor and Council to include in its testimony to the County Council, you have two options. First, you can give me your input by Friday, February 19. I will then be able to bring your input forward as the Mayor and Council considers the letter. You may also come and speak at Community Forum at the February 22, 2021 Mayor and Council meeting and provide your thoughts. To sign up for Community Forum, please sign up in advance by calling the City Clerk’s office at 240-314-8280 by 2:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Speakers are asked to keep their remarks to three minutes.

More information on providing testimony to the Montgomery County Council is available at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/COUNCIL/PHSignUp.html

If you wish to provide written comments to the County Council on the Plan Amendment, please submit those written comments no later than February 26, 2021, to county.council@montgomerycountymd.gov or by U.S. mail to Council President, Montgomery County Council, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850. If you have questions regarding the Plan Amendment or the hearing, please call Pamela Dunn at (240) 777-7940.

 

King Farm Neighbors Village News

In an effort to inform and update our members about the Covid-19 crisis, we will be hosting a Zoom presentation by Dr. Manu Kaushal, Medical Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Medstar Montgomery Medical Center on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 4-5 pm.  Dr. Kaushal is a practicing physician who has been working with Covid-19 patients since the start of the pandemic.  Dr. Kaushal will deliver a 15–20-minute presentation followed by a 15–20-minute question and answer period. Please note this Zoom presentation is open not only to KFNV members, but to all King Farm community members.

We hope that you all can join us for this very informative and timely discussion by an expert in the field of pulmonary medicine. If you have any questions about the event or would like to register for the event, please contact the Member Coordinators at kfnvinfo@gmail.com, or leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104.In health and safety,
The Board of Directors for King Farm Neighbors Village

How to Contact KFNV

For most of our monthly events, membership is required, but membership is free and as easy as filling out an on-line or mail-in form. We do, however, accept and welcome donations; for these donations help defray the cost of KFNV services and events.   For information on how to register for any of the above events, to become a KFNV member,  to inquire about becoming a Board member, to make a donation, or  to request a “Making Memories Together” board game or an Elder Safe Community Resource Guide, please contact the Member Coordinators at kfnvinfo@gmail.com, leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104, or view the KFNV website at www.kfnv.org.

Website: https://www.kfnv.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kingfarmneighborsvillage

Email: kfnvinfo@gmail.com

Voicemail: (301) 799-8104 

 

City, County, and State Updates:

Montgomery County COVID-19 Restrictions & Updates

Montgomery County will reopens indoor dining at restaurants at 25% capacity Beginning Feb. 14;

County Council Approves Executive Order 19-21AM. Read the order here

The following restrictions are still in effect in Montgomery County:

• Indoor gatherings can no longer exceed 10 people.

• Outdoor gatherings can no longer exceed 25 people.

• Face masks must be worn at all times when outdoors (and social distance can’t be achieved);

• and at all times inside public facilities.

State of Maryland COVID-19 Vaccination Update: February 10, 2021

Read the most recent COVID-19 Vaccination Update from the State of Maryland here

Additional links and information about COVID-19 can be found below. 

Montgomery County Covid-19 Testing Sites

Montgomery County Data Dashboard of COVID-19 Cases

Food Resources 

 

City of Rockville Updates

City government will be closed Monday, Feb. 15 in observance of Presidents Day.

The Rockville Swim and Fitness Center will be open to residents and facility members only via advanced registration. Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/swimcenter for details.

Recycling and trash collections will occur one day later than usual throughout the week. For more information on recycling and trash collection, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/recycling-trashor call 240-314-8568.

Parking will be free at city-owned meters.