Association News – Friday, February 16, 2024

published: February 16th, 2024 by in Management


  1. Office Closure 
  2. Presidents Day Brings Closures in Rockville
  3. Call for Candidates
  4. Upcoming Board & Committee Meetings 
  5. Limited Fitness Room Hours Starting Monday February 26th               
  6. 2024 Annual Exterior Lot Inspections
  7. KFCA is excited to share this newly established social club!
  8. King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) Activities
  9. Rockville Climate Solutions Speaker Series
  10. Rockville Hosts Annual Lunar New Year Celebration on February 17
  11. City of Rockville International Night
  12. Rockville City Police Department Crime Report

The King Farm On-Site Management Office will be closed on

Monday, February 19, 2024

in obersevance of President’s Day.

The office will re-open on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

Presidents Day Brings Closures in Rockville

City government, including City Hall and most city facilities, will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 19.

The Rockville Swim and Fitness Center and the Rockville Skate Park will be open for regular hours on Feb. 19. Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/swimcenter or www.rockvillemd.gov/skatepark for details.

All other city facilities will be closed, including the Rockville Senior Center; Croydon Creek Nature Center; Lincoln Park, Thomas Farm and Twinbrook community centers; Glenview Mansion; the Rockville Civic Center business office; and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre box office. Theater tickets are always available at www.rockvillemd.gov/theatre.

Recycling, trash and yard waste normally collected on Mondays will occur one day later than usual throughout the week. For more information on recycling and trash collection, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/recycling-trash or call 240-314-8568.

Parking will be free at city-owned meters on Feb. 19.

Learn more at www.rockvillemd.gov or call 240-314-5000.

Call for Candidates 

On April 17, 2024, King Farm Citizens Assembly (“Assembly”) will hold its Annual Meeting and Election. There are two (2) open seats on the Assembly’s Board of Trustees (BOT) and one (1) seat for the KFCA President. All seats have a two 2-year term.

Citizens interested in running for a seat on the BOT or as KFCA President must complete the petition for candidacy. Citizens are aged 18 or older who reside in King Farm within areas subjected to the Community Charter by a Declaration of Annexation and notice of whose residency has been given to the Assembly in writing.

Please refer to the enclosed Candidacy Requirements and Election Procedures for a definition of the phrase “in good standing”.  Write your candidacy “Statement of Purpose” using no more than one typed page, double spaced, using 12-point font or larger.  Your submission will be submitted as received.  A completed Petition for Candidacy Form, including necessary signatures, must be returned to the Assembly’s office no later than 3:00 pm Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Completed Petitions for Candidacy (with form, signatures, statement, and picture) may be emailed to management@kingfarm.org if the scanned documents are legible.

NOTE: Non-resident Titleholders are NOT eligible to vote in the election per the governing documents.

Citizen Titleholders of single-family homes, townhomes, and condominium units, as shown on the Assembly’s records, are automatically registered for the Annual Meeting. All other persons, including other occupants and tenants of a King Farm residence must complete a Citizen Registration Form to register as Citizens with the Assembly and participate in the Assembly elections.  If you are unsure if you are listed with the Assembly as the Citizen Titleholder, verify with the Management Office.  Non-registered King Farm residents who would like to vote in the Wednesday, April 17, 2024 election must complete and return the Citizen Registration Form to the Management Office via email at management@kingfarm.org or by placing it in the drop box to the right of the front door at 300 Saddle Ridge Circle, Rockville, MD 20850 by 12:00 pm, Monday, March 18, 2024. The Citizen Registration form is available on the King Farm website: https://kingfarm.org/annual-meeting-election/. All forms will be verified (signed lease, state issued driver’s license, and/or owner verification).

Note: The Assembly is utilizing electronic voting through a 3rd party vendor: VoteHOANow.  Citizen Titleholders with their names listed in the Assembly records will automatically receive a unique registration code via email and/or on a postcard via USPS mail to vote electronically.  Registration codes will be generated for Citizens who register by Monday, March 18, 2024. VoteHOANow recommends that you add the domain votehoanow.com as an approved domain so emails are not sent to the spam folder. It will be up to the Titleholders and the registered Citizens to ensure that the Assembly has your correct information. Paper ballots/Proxies are available by request only.

If you have any questions, please email Management at management@kingfarm.org or call 301-987-0122.


BOT typically meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Next BOT Regular Meeting: February 21, 2024 @ 7:30 pm 

Minutes, Agendas, and other info for BOT: https://kingfarm.org/board-of-trustees/

BOCC typically meets on the 2nd Monday of the month.

ADT typically meets on the second Wednesday of the month.

Turn in Design Review Applications by the 20th of the month before the next meeting

Minutes, Agendas, and other info for ADT: https://kingfarm.org/architectural-design-trust/

Contact Management if you need assistance.

Meeting changes will be sent via email blast and/or posted on the website.

Periodic exterior inspections of the homes/lots in King Farm are important for ensuring all property owners are adhering to the maintenance standards listed in the governing documents. These standards contribute to enhancing curb appeal and property values.

HOA Inspections USA, an independent inspection company, will take photos of homes as part of the inspection process. The photographer will be identifiable by their colored safety vest. The photographer will be using cameras to take photos of homes from common/public areas. The photographer will not discuss what issues may be cited for yours or anyone else’s property.

The inspection is scheduled to begin February 1, 2024 (weather permitting.) If maintenance items are identified, a notice from HOA Inspections USA will be sent via USPS mail. Email notifications will NOT be sent for the initial notice. The initial notice will provide a compliance date to bring the noted items into compliance. If the items are not brought into compliance, then a Final Notice/ Intent to Hold Hearing will be sent via USPS mail, email and posted to the property address door.

If you have any questions, please contact the Management Office at 301-987-0122 or management@kingfarm.org.




Start the new year off with a bang and join the King Farm Music Jam Social Club!

King Farm Music Jam Social Club is a group of hobby musicians who come together to play music.  This group is sponsored by King Farm Citizens Assembly.  club meetings are held on a monthly basis with sessions throughout the year. 

The sessions are held at the King Farm Community Center, 300 Saddle Ridge Circle, Rockville, MD, 20850.   

Guitarists, keyboardists, percussionists, and other musicians of all levels, 18 years and older, are welcome to participate.

Bring your musical instrument.  It is also helpful to bring a music stand and a power strip if power is needed for your equipment.  For those that sing, a microphone would be helpful.

Songs are selected from a jam songbook and generally have common chords.  A phone, tablet, or computer is needed.

Also, feel free to bring song sheets for any songs with common chords you would like to share; 10 to 15 copies should do it.

Email kingfarmmusicclub@gmail.com if you would like to participate.  Detailed dates and times to come!

    It was a busy week for King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) with two events.  Starting out the week on Sunday, February 11th, the KFNV hosted a Super Bowl LVIII viewing party at Fontina Grille. Then on Thursday, February 16th, the KFNV Friends group gathered for their monthly lunch at Nagoya Sushi Restaurant. 
Other KFNV events planned for February are: 
1.    The Walking Club continues its jaunts Monday-Thursday at 4 pm, except in the case of inclement weather. The group meets in the park across from The Fontina Grille. Please feel free to join the walks even if you have never joined before. 
2.    On Tuesday, February 20, 2024 from 7:00-9:00 pm, the KFNV will host another night of “Bingo in the Center” as part of its monthly Games Nights.  The KFNV invites all members of the King Farm community, especially bingo enthusiasts, to   join your KFNV friends for a fun evening of Bingo and conversation with your fellow King Farmers. Please bring your own snacks and drinks to nibble on and sip as you engage in competitive board game fun while vying for small prizes. We hope to see many of our fellow King Farm residents at this event; but since space is limited in the community center, we will be required to limit the number of participants. Therefore, if you’re interested in attending, please reserve your spot as soon as possible. 
3.    On Thursday, February 22, 2024 from 4:00-5:00 pm, the KFNV in recognition of Black History month will host its monthly highlight event, “Separate but Unequal: The History of School Segregation in Montgomery County”—a presentation by Ralph Buglass of Montgomery History.  Mr. Buglass has spoken to KFNV audiences several times with rave reviews, and we are looking forward to his presentation on an   important part of our county’s history. 
4.    On Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 10:00-11:30 am, Coffee and Conversation participants will meet in the King Farm Community Center where the topic, reflecting Black History month, will be “What African-American person (celebrity or not) do you admire and why?”

Please note that the monthly Movie Club, Book Club, Coffee and Conversation gatherings, and many highlight events are held at the King Farm Community Center, 300 Saddle Ridge Circle, Rockville, MD 20850.  In case of inclement weather and if there is time to notify participants, the KFNV may opt for a Zoom presentation for any meeting or event.  Finally, the KFNV offers transportation to many of its monthly events for KFNV members. Please contact the Operations Coordinator at kfnvinfo@gmail.com, or leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104 to arrange for transportation.
The KFNV continues to support King Farm residents with its community services: transportation to appointments, simple household tasks, friendly phone calls/texts, and friendly visits. Please feel free to avail yourself of all of the community services that the KFNV offers. If you are in doubt about whether a task could be performed by one of the KFNV volunteers, go ahead and fill out the service form on the KFNV website. Our Operations Team will get back to you to determine if the task is under our umbrella of tasks. Also, please note that services are open to KFNV members only; however, membership is free and an easy process. See below on how to contact the KFNV to schedule any of the services or with any questions that you may have about the services as well as how to become a KFNV member.
Volunteers—Sign Language Interpreter Needed 
    The KFNV is always looking for a “few good volunteers” to provide community services to its members like drives to appointments, friendly visits, and help with simple household tasks. In particular, the KFNV is looking for someone to volunteer as a sign language interpreter for those members who are hearing impaired. Please feel free to contact the Operations Coordinator for any questions you may have  about becoming a KFNV volunteer  by calling (301) 799-8104,  emailing to kfnvinfo@gmail.com , or viewing  the KFNV website at www.kfnv.org for information as well as an on-line form to fill out to become a KFNV volunteer. The KFNV thanks you for your consideration in becoming a KFNV volunteer. 
Contacting the KFNV
For most of the KFNV monthly events as well as the services, membership is required; but membership is as easy as filling out an on-line or mail-in form with residency in the King Farm community being the only membership requirement.  We are a multi-generational Village; therefore, there is no age requirement to join the KFNV. The KFNV welcomes all King Farm residents of all ages. 
Although there is no fee to become a KFNV member, the KFNV does, 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 request a service or a ride, to become a KFNV member or a volunteer, or to make a donation, please contact the Operations Coordinator by calling (301) 799-8104 to  leave a voicemail,  emailing the KFNV at kfnvinfo@gmail.com , or viewing the KFNV website at  www.kfnv.org.

Rockville Hosts Annual Lunar New Year Celebration on February 17

Celebrate Rockville’s Asian cultures with performances, interactive displays, kids’ crafts and to-go snack boxes at the city’s Lunar New Year celebration.

The annual celebration will be held from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, at Rockville High School, 2100 Baltimore Road. Multicultural performances begin at 10:30 a.m. and include dancing, drumming, martial arts, singing and instrumental performances. Admission is free.

In its 16th year, the Lunar New Year celebration is a source of pride for the city’s Asian community and an opportunity for neighbors to learn about Asian culture. The city is organizing the celebration in partnership with Rockville’s Asian Pacific American Task Force. The celebration will mark the Year of the Dragon on the Chinese Zodiac calendar.

Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/lunarnewyear for more information, including a full list of performers.

Rockville is a city of diversity. Our residents come from around the world. Our International Night is a celebration of the living, breathing example of Rockville’s success as a truly cosmopolitan city, one that respects and encourages people of all cultures, creeds and colors.

International Night showcases dance performances and traditional clothing displays, with an opportunity for attendees to sample unique and traditional foods from around the world, engage with and learn the customs of people from different countries, and discover our community’s different cultures.

Event Info

Friday, March 8, 2024 at 6 p.m.
F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre at Rockville Civic Center Park
603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, MD 20851

Join your neighbors for an evening of fun and entertainment at this free event! Featuring a special performance by Soul In Motion Inc. and LPCC’s West African Dance Class.

Still have questions? Contact:




111 Maryland Ave.

Rockville, MD 20850

Monday – Friday

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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RockView Program

If you have a ring camera (or other front door/doorbell camera), you can register it with the RCPD. The RockView program allows residents and business owners to voluntary register their privately owned video security camera systems with the RCPD. Registration in the RockView program does not enable law enforcement to view camera footage without an owner’s permission. However, the RockView program will allow city police to quickly identify security cameras that may have captured criminal activity when a crime is reported nearby. For more information about the RockView program, click here. 

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