Association News – Friday, April 9, 2021

published: April 10th, 2021 by in E-Mail Blast, Uncategorized

Association News
Friday, April 9, 2021
April King Farm Chronicle
Click here to read the April 2021 King Farm Chronicle.   For more information about the Chronicle, please visit the Chronicle page on our website: https://kingfarm.org/chronicle/
Food Truck Friday Tonight
Food Truck Friday is back! Tonight head to the Saddle Ridge Community Center at 300 Saddle Ridge Circle between 5:00 — 7:00 pm because the Big Greek returns with a Greek salads, pitas, bowls, and more. The truck will be parked around the Circle ready to sell and serve to you! See the list below for the upcoming schedule of when your favorite food trucks will be rolling into King Farm:   Food Truck Friday Schedule Friday, April 9 – Big Greek on Wheels  Saturday, April 17 – Giacomos Brick Oven Pizza – 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. *SPECIAL SATURDAY NIGHT* Friday, April 23 – Fat Pete’s BBQ  Friday, April 30 – Big Greek On Wheels    We ask all attendees to wear masks and socially distance while standing in line. 
Volunteer to Help Clean up Our Stream
Come on out! The Annual Potomac River Watershed cleanup is taking place on Saturday, April 10th, 2021. A group of volunteers working with the City of Rockville will be removing litter from Watts Branch streams that feed into Watkins Pond.     WHEN: April 10th, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm WHERE: Meet at the King Farm Park near the tennis courts and lower playground.   This activity is planned to be COVID-safe activity and bags and gloves will be provided. Due to the pandemic, the City requires pre-registration. To pre-register, email Kate Gould for a volunteer waiver/registration form at kategould@me.com.  This activity is approved for MCPS Student Service Learning Hours.  Ask for forms when you pre-register.   **Please note: this activity is not sponsored by nor affiliated with King Farm Citizens Assembly. All questions should be directed to kategould@me.com
Upcoming Board & Committee Meetings:
Due to COVID-19, all King Farm meetings have been held virtually since last March. But now you can easily find the Zoom registration links to all the upcoming King Farm Board of Trustees Meetings and Committee meetings online. Visit https://kingfarm.org/zoom-meeting-links/ to register for any April meetings that interest you.   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. **If you need assistance registering for a virtual meeting, 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.   Annual Meeting of the Members and Election: Wednesday, April 28th @ 7:00 PM  Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/KFCAAnnualMeeting    Architectural Design Trust (ADT): Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 @ 4:30 PM
 Registration Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0od-mvqjwsEterweO0zIxXlyoj8swZdC5N    Board of Code Compliance (BOCC): Monday, April 12th, 2021 @ 5:30 PM  Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsd-yqpzwrGdzy__YzAgiN30DPUXaGQx6F    Board of Trustees (BOT): Next meeting will be held May, 19th, 2021 @ 7:30 PM   External Affairs (EA): Monday, April 19th @ 7:00 PM  Registration Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYufuChqD0rHdeL7qeiB_PGwfE0HObT2yaH  
King Farm Spring Turf Applications
Beginning on April 12, 2021 (weather permitting), Community Landscape Services will be on the property for spring turf fertilizer applications. Once completed, we will post yellow notices in the appropriate locations. If you have any questions regarding this service, please contact management@kingfarm.org.   The King Farm turf program has been organic since 2016. Additional information regarding the type of product used, etc. can be found in the attachment to this e-mail. 
King Farm 2021 Annual Meeting & Election
The King Farm Citizens Assembly will host its Annual Meeting of the Membership and Election virtually on Wednesday, April 28th at 7:00 PM via Zoom Meeting. The primary purpose of the meeting is for presentation of the State of the Community report by the KFCA President and the election of three (3) Board of Trustees seats. The Treasurer will also provide a brief presentation on the current annual budget. Election results will be announced, and the newly elected members will be installed at the meeting.   Three candidates, Sue Beckerman, Ric Ricciardi, and Matthew Roh are running for the three (3) seats on the Board of Trustees. Since the seats are not contested, a Candidate Forum will not be held. The Trustee positions are two-year terms. Candidate statements can be viewed on the King Farm website (https://kingfarm.org/2021-annual-election/), in the March edition of the King Farm Chronicle, or by requesting a hard copy from the Management Office.   How to Attend the Meeting:   In order to attend the 2021 Annual Meeting, residents are required to register in advance via Zoom. Please use this link to register for the 2021 Annual meeting: https://tinyurl.com/KFCAAnnualMeeting. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with a unique link to join the Zoom meeting. Please remain on mute upon entry and for the duration of the meeting to limit background noise. If you need assistance registering for the Annual Meeting, please contact the Management Office by phone at (301) 987-0122 or by email at management@kingfarm.org.    How to Vote in the KFCA Election:   ONLINE VOTING is available for the 2021 Annual Meeting and Election and is the preferred method of voting. If you vote online, you do not need to vote by any other method. Your vote will only be counted once. Registered voters will receive a postcard with your name, registration code, and the designated web address to register and cast your vote. Please add votehoanow.com as an approved domain name. If you have your registration code, visit https://kingfarm.ivotehoa.com/accountSignup.php to register.. If you have not received a registration code by April 7, 2021, please contact management@kingfarm.org
Volunteers Wanted For The External Affairs Committee
If you are interested in joining the King Farm External Affairs Committee, please fill out this online form https://kingfarm.org/committee-volunteer/.  All committee volunteers are required to be appointed by the KFCA President.   After we receive your submission, Management will contact you to let you know the next steps. To learn more about the External Affairs committee, visit our website: https://kingfarm.org/external-affairs-committee/
Get Your Home & Lot Ready for Spring!
With Spring coming fast, KFCA would like to remind you of some helpful tips to get your home and property ready for warmer weather! By taking the time to prepare your home and property for Spring, you will have more time available to enjoy outdoor activities, longer days, and mild weather and spend less time on household fixes and repairs. If you are planning to make any home renovations soon, please remember that any non-routine change to the exterior of your home or lot requires submitting a design review application (DRA) and receiving approval from the King Farm ADT.   SPRING CLEAN UP TIPS: –   Clean gutters and downspouts and make sure they are directing water away from the house. –   Cut back tree limbs and shrubs growing within five feet of the house or that are brushing up against the roof. You will create better ventilation; help dry out surfaces and prevent possible damage. –   Check for and repair cracks in driveway/sidewalk. Spring is the best time to seal cracks in the driveway or any other concrete. –   Pressure-wash your house, walkway, deck/patio and bring outdoor furniture out of storage. SPRING LANDSCAPE TIPS: Yard clean up – remove debris that has deposited in your yard over the winter months. Yard waste should be bagged and placed in biodegradable paper lawn bags OR 32-gallon trash cans (weight must be less than 50 pounds).  Yard waste should be placed at the curb on regular collection days.
Rake – remove the leaves that you missed in the fall or those that have blown-in over the long winter we’ve had. While you’re raking the lawn, you’ll also want to remove pinecones, acorns, twigs, and branches. Raking will also break up and reinvigorate the clumped-up grass.
Prune – Pruning during early spring provides the best results for your trees and shrubs. Pruning bushes/trees can help revitalize them in spring and keeps their size and shape under control which is important for keeping up your curb appeal.
Edge – Edging helps to define the line between your landscaping and lawn and will prevent your grass from growing into your plant beds. 
Fresh Mulch – Mulching improves plant health by helping to control moisture absorption by the plants and by preventing weeds. Mulch helps moisture control by absorbing water from heavy rains and releasing it over time. Mulch prevents weeds from growing by keeping them covered and weighted down. 
King Farm Neighbors Village News
The King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) began April with its monthly Movie Club yesterday afternoon where the 2020 Italian drama, The Life Ahead, starring Sophia Loren, was discussed. The participants engaged in a very thought-provoking examination of the movie. Looking forward to the remainder of April, the KFNV will be hosting three more virtual events: 1.     The monthly book club on April 8 from 12:30-2:15 pm, where the book, News of the World by Paulette Jiles will be discussed.  News of the World is a 2016 American western novel, which is a current film starring Tom Hanks;  2.     Coffee and Conversation on April 21 from 10:00-11:30 am, where the conversation will revolve around spring with the question:   Do you have a favorite garden that you would recommend visiting?   Participants are free to bring pictures of their favorite garden spots; and finally, 3.     The KFNV Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 22 at 7:00 pm, where the new KFNV Board of Directors and Officers will be announced along with a discussion of KFNV operations over the last year and plans for future operations and events. The KFNV welcomes all members to this Annual Meeting and looks forward to “seeing” many members at this meeting.    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 the above March event, to become a KFNV 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 has moved toward implementation of a phased approach to reopening that will allow students and teachers back in the classroom safely, expand business opportunities and restore recreational and social activities in a way that does not unduly jeopardize public health. The steps were part of a Board of Health regulation proposed by County Executive Marc Elrich and approved by the County Council.”   Among the provisions of the regulation: The County is aligning its outdoor dining with Maryland’s Department of Health guidance. Indoor dining capacity remains at 25 percent until March 26, when it will increase to 50 percent. The 10 pm time limit for alcohol service has also been eliminated. Childcare can return to group sizes and staff-child ratios in accordance with Maryland regulations. Outdoor gathering limits have been increased to 50 people or less. Indoor gathering limits have been increased to 25 people or less. Retail establishments and businesses, such as fitness centers, hair or nail salons, museums and art galleries, can operate at 25 percent capacity. Houses of worship can conduct services at 50 percent occupancy. Sports played outside can now occur with a maximum of 50 people. Indoor sports activities can be played with a maximum of 25 people. However, a letter of approval can be sought from the County for larger youth sports activities. Youth ice hockey is also allowed at 10 percent of the maximum capacity of the ice rink. On March 26, capacity limits will increase to 50 percent for retail establishments, personal service facilities, fitness centers, bowling alleys, escape rooms, museums, art galleries and pools. Also on March 26: theaters, social clubs and all admission and amusement venues can reopen at 25 percent capacity without food concessions.   Click here to read the article.
RCPD News Report: March 29, 2021 – April 4, 2021
Click here to read the Weekly Crime Report courtesy of the Rockville City Police Department.   If you have a crime or concern to report, please contact the Rockville City Police Department at:   Non-Emergency: 240-314-8900
Emergency: 9-1-1
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