Association News – Friday, December 18, 2020

published: December 18th, 2020 by in E-Mail Blast

Association News

Friday, December 18, 2020

Snow Removal Reminder

Management has received reports that some residents have not cleared their sidewalks from the recent snow/ice storm. This is a reminder that property owners and residents are responsible for removing snow and ice from their driveway aprons, their lead walk and any and all sidewalks adjacent to their property. After a storm, property and business owners are expected to clear sidewalks within 24-72 hours of the last snowfall. City crews coordinate road clearing and sidewalk work depending on the severity of the storm. Accessible curb ramps, sidewalks and pathways on publicly-owned property are cleared by crews from city departments.

Sidewalks/Surfaces Must be Cleared After Snowfall (or ice) within:

* 1-3 inches = 24 hours
* 3-9 inches = 48 hours
* More than 10 inches = 72 hours

**Violators can be fined, so make sure you clear your sidewalks!

Don’t have ice melt?

You can use sand and/or kitty litter to provide additional traction on icy sidewalks. You can also use this homemade solution as an alternative to help melt the ice.  In a bucket, combine the following ingredients. Once you pour the homemade ice melt mixture onto your sidewalk or driveway, the snow and ice will begin to bubble up and melt. Just keep a shovel handy to scrape away any leftover pieces of ice.

– 1/2 gallon of hot water
– 6 drops of dish soap
– ¼ cup rubbing alcohol

Uncleared Sidewalks/Surfaces:

If you require assistance to remove snow or ice, and you do not have the financial means to hire someone to do this for you, contact Senior Social Services at 240-314-8810. SSS is also looking for volunteers and contractors for snow removal.

If you need to report a sidewalk that has not been properly cleared, please click here and fill out the online form OR call 240-314-8330, and someone from the City of Rockville Code Enforcement Division will inspect the property.  *Please keep in mind City employees are working remotely, but they are checking voicemails, emails and returning calls.

We appreciate everyone helping out and we hope everyone stays safe and warm!

Food Truck Friday Tonight


In the mood for tacos tonight night? Then be sure to hit the Trippy Taco truck tonight, Friday, December 18 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We are so excited to welcome a taco truck to our line up. Trippy Tacos specializes in making fresh corn tortillas, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, tortas, trippy nachos, mulitas, tostadas, and cheese rolls. The truck will be parked around Saddle Ridge Circle. We ask residents to line up on the sidewalk, social distance, and wear their masks. We hope to see you there and thank all of you for continuing to support Food Truck Friday and our local Moco food trucks – they truly appreciate it!!!

Food Truck Friday Schedule:

  • Friday, December 18 – Trippy Tacos Truck
  • Friday, December 25 – Holiday Hiatus
  • Friday, January 1 – Holiday Hiatus
  • Friday, January 8 – Big Greek on Wheels
  • Friday, January 15 – Slider Rider Burger Truck

Santa Parade Sleighing Through King Farm Streets This Sunday!


Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?
The Santa Parade will be hitting,
The streets of King Farm, socially distant and no harm,
Watch for it after 4:00 on Sunday!!

Head to your porches or the nearest curb (with masks on and stand apart from others) and watch for the first-ever King Farm Santa Parade this Sunday, December 20, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Our friends from Rockville Volunteer Fire Department, Rockville City Police Department, and Montgomery County Police Department will be escorting Santa and his reindeer on a trip through the streets of King Farm!

The parade route will be as follows:

  • Start at 300 Saddle Ridge Circle
  • Right on Thompson Dairy
  • Left on Watkins Overlook
  • Left on Watkins Pond Blvd
  • Left on Grand Champion Drive
  • Left on Ridgemont Avenue
  • Around Pleasant Circle
  • Continue down Ridgemont Avenue
  • Right on Reserve Champion
  • Left on Piccard Drive – down through Phase 4 & past Ingleside
  • Left on King Farm Blvd
  • Right on Gaither Road
  • Left on Redland Blvd
  • Right on Thompson Dairy
  • Right on Watkins Circle
  • End at Saddle Ridge Community Center – 300 Saddle Ridge Circle

Santa will not be able to hit all streets and exact times the parade will be passing by cannot be determined. The parade will begin at 4:00 p.m. and we will move through the streets as fast as the reindeer can carry Santa!! For those streets not listed, please head to the street from the list above that is closest to your home and wave to Santa as he passes! *Note – this is not the same event as the Santa Run hosted by the fire department earlier this month. This event is organized and hosted by the King Farm Citizens Assembly!

Cast Your Vote for the Holiday House Decorating Contest

The King Farm Citizens Assembly is excited to host the first ever Holiday House Decorating Contest! Tis the holiday season, so deck those halls (houses) with all that is merry and bright. King Farmers can submit their home for consideration here. Then neighbors can use this interactive map of those decorated homes in the community. Be sure to jot down your top 3 favorites and use this link to cast your vote.

The first-place winner will receive a $100.00 Visa gift card, second-place winner will receive a $50.00 Visa gift card and the third-place winner will receive a $25.00 Visa gift card. Winners will be announced on December 31 via the community e-mail blast and King Farm Chronicle Facebook page.

Special thanks to King Farm neighbor Rajiv Dewan for helping to create this fun interactive holiday voting activity!

Updating Owner and Tenant Contact Information

King Farm Management continues its efforts to obtain current owner and tenant contact information. This information can be provided to Management using the King Farm website under Contact Us, clicking on the Homeowner/Resident Contact Information, then completing the information. You can also submit your information to Management directly by emailing management@kingfarm.org.

King Farm Management Office – Temporarily Closed

To protect the health and safety of the office staff and residents, The Management Office (Saddle Ridge Community Center) remains closed to residents. We do not allow walk-ins and we are seeing residents by appointment only at this time. Please call or email to schedule an appointment and wear a mask upon arrival to your appointment.

Contact Info: 301-987-0122 or management@kingfarm.org

Appointment Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Monday – Thursday)

OFFICE HOURS: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (Monday – Thursday) & 8:30 am to 2:00 pm (Friday)

The pool is closed for the season, but residents can still obtain a King Farm Key Fob. Please contact management to schedule an appointment to obtain key fob(s). For more information, please visit the King Farm website: and click on “Key Fobs.”

King Farm Neighbors Village News

Events for January 2021:

January is looking busy for the King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) with several virtual events:

1.      A new club— the KFNV Movie Club — will meet on January 7, 2021, at 2:00 pm, where the movie, Remember, with Christopher Plummer will be discussed;

2.     On January 14, 2021, at 12:30 pm, the KFNV Book Club will discuss Ann Patchett’s book, Dutch House;

3.     On January 27, 2021, at 10:00 am, the KFNV will meet virtually for Coffee and Conversation (Note: This is a change in date from the usual third Wednesday of the month); finally,

4.     On Thursday, January 28, 2021, from 3 pm – 5 pm, the KFNV will facilitate its highlight event of the month: a pictorial presentation on the evolving history of the City of Rockville.

During this event, Ralph Buglass [pronounced: BU – glis] will narrate a virtual Zoom presentation entitled, Rockville: A Pictorial History. Mr. Buglass is a speaker for Montgomery History, the county’s historical society, as well as a volunteer researcher for Peerless Rockville, the city’s historic preservation organization. With Peerless Rockville, Mr. Buglass recently published a pictorial history of Rockville as part of the nationwide “Images of America” series. Mr. Buglass’s presentation on January 28th will include many photos from this book. Mr. Buglass has spoken and taught on a variety of local history topics at various lifelong learning programs around the area. He is a Montgomery County native, graduate of Winston Churchill High School, has a BA in American history from Cornell, and a Master’s Degree in journalism from American University. The KFNV cordially invites all members of the King Farm community to this event, as KFNV membership is not required for virtual attendance to this presentation.

Game Give Away:

KFNV has the non-competitive board game “Making Memories Together” for free distribution.  This game was designed for the purpose of honoring and communicating with an older family member, and it includes the exercise of surveying favorite family photos.  It is especially appropriate for those encountering the challenges of cognitive changes, and the game has earned first place in a competition focused on the use of art in health care.

How to contact KFNV:

For most of our monthly events, membership is required, but membership is easy to do and free. We do, however, accept donations that help defray the cost of services and events like the successful Bonbons and Beer virtual event that was just held in December. Also, with the year coming to an end, we ask you to consider supporting the KFNV when thinking about your year-end charitable contributions. Finally, for information on how to register for any of the above events, to become a KFNV member, to make a year-end contribution, or to request a “Making Memories Together” board game, 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 New Restrictions In Place

The following restrictions went into effect as of 5:00 p.m. in Montgomery County on December 15, 2020: 

  • Indoor dining at restaurants is prohibited;
  • Outdoor gatherings are capped at 25 people;
  • Indoor gatherings are restricted to 10 people (including non-professional sports);
  • Maximum capacity for retail establishments reduced to one person per 200 square feet of retail space—not to exceed a maximum of 150 people;
  • Fitness centers can operate at 25% capacity;
  • Houses of worship can operate indoors at 25% capacity;
  • Letter of approval is needed for outdoor religious services of more than 25 people (previously capped at 150);
  • Face masks must be worn at all times when outdoors (and social distance can’t be achieved) and at all times inside public facilities.

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 

RCPD News Report: December 7, 2020 – December 13, 2020

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
2 W. Montgomery Ave, Rockville, Maryland 20850