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Association News – Friday, February 19, 2021

Published: February 19th, 2021 by in E-Mail Blast

Association News

Friday, February 19, 2021

Food Truck Friday Night

It’s Food Truck Friday! Stop by and visit a King Farm favorite, Fat Pete’s BBQ Truck, which will be parked outside the Saddle Ridge Community Center (300 Saddle Ridge Circle) tonight from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 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 19 – Fat Pete’s BBQ

Friday, February 26 – Catalyst Hot Dogs


King Farm Board Election Candidacy Deadline Nears

The 2021 King Farm Annual Meeting & Election will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 via Zoom meeting. For complete details on the upcoming community election, please visit the KFCA Election page here

Candidate Information:

There are three (3) open seats for the Board of Trustees (BOT).

For those interested in running in the 2021 Election, please visit the King Farm website https://kingfarm.org/2021-annual-election/ for requirements and refer to the Candidate Considerations document.

Complete your candidacy “Statement of Purpose” using no more than one (1) page. The Statement of Purpose must be typed using a font 12-point or higher and double spaced.

Complete the “Petition For Candidacy Form,” including necessary signatures.

The completed documents with the necessary signatures must be received by the Management Office electronically, hand-delivered, or via USPS mail no later than 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

Lack of the necessary number of valid signatures will result in an invalid candidacy petition (signatures are invalid if the King Farm citizen is delinquent).

*If you would like to drop off the documents, you can put the completed documents in the drop-box to the right of the front door of the Management Office OR call (301) 987-0122 or e-mail management@kingfarm.org to schedule an appointment.


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.


Need Help Shoveling Snow?

Management continues to receive calls from residents seeking individuals who are willing to assist with clearing snow and ice from the sidewalks around their home. Management received names of a few individuals who are interested in helping shovel snow (as a volunteer or as a paid service). If you are willing to assist others, Management will retain your information and provide it to individuals who request assistance. All arrangements are the responsibility of the respective parties. Neither King Farm Citizens Assembly nor Management vet individuals or coordinate services.

PLEASE NOTE: Individuals providing services are neither sponsored nor recruited by KFCA. Management is sharing this information with the community due to the continued inquiries and requests for assistance.


Pet Waste Collection – Please Scoop the Poop!

This is a friendly reminder to please pick-up after your pet. Pet waste receptacles are located throughout the community for the benefit of the residents and to help maintain cleanliness.

Due to increased usage, pet waste stations are collected every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Please do not place other trash in the pet waste stations. We continue to collect yard waste and other trash from the pet stations. If bins are full, please dispose of pet waste in your home trash cans.

We also continue to receive complaints about people allowing pets to defecate on private property. Not every homeowner is a pet owner, so please be respectful of private property.

We appreciate your cooperation.


King Farm Management Office – Temporarily Closed For Walk-Ins

To protect the health and safety of the office staff and residents, The Management Office (Saddle Ridge Community Center) remains closed for walk-ins and unscheduled visits. For in-person meetings, residents are seen by appointment only. 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)


King Farm Neighbors Village News

Upcoming Events:

The King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) is ending a busy February with two virtual Zoom events this week and next week. On Wednesday, February 17th, the KFNV held its monthly Coffee & Conversation where members, Rita Weiss and Susan Fullenbaum, lead an informative and engaging conversation centered around reasons why people choose the vegan lifestyle and what it means to be vegan.

On Thursday, February 25th from 4-5 pm, the KFNV will host its February highlight event with Dr. Manu Kaushal, Medical Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation for MedStar Montgomery Medical Center delivering a 15–20-minute presentation followed by a 15–20-minute question and answer period addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note Dr. Kaushal’s presentation is open to not only KFNV members but to all King Farm community members.

KFNV COVID-19 Information:

In its effort to inform its members, supporters, and volunteers about the Covid-19 pandemic, the KFNV is directing its community to the following website that provides up-to-date information on the roll-out of the Coronavirus vaccinations in Montgomery County:  https://montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/vaccine/.  Through this website, you can sign up via text or email for up-to-date vaccination information. In addition, please follow the link below for a very informative matrix of possible vaccination sites with registration information: https://tinyurl.com/jlbi7um4.

Game Give Away:

The 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.

Community Resource Guide:

The KFNV has hard copies of the resource guide: It Takes a Community to Age Safely created by Elder Safe Center, a program of the Charles E. Smith Life Communities.  Please contact the KFNV if you would like a copy.

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  February 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 


RockView Security Camera Registration System

The Rockville City Police Department is committed to its partnership with the community. The RockView program allows residents and business owners to voluntarily register their privately-owned video security camera systems with the RCPD. Registration is voluntary, there is no cost associated with registering and registering does not provide the RCPD with direct access to a camera. Community members can opt-out at any time.

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. Once a camera is identified, police will contact the owner and ask if they would examine the date and time in question for potential leads in the investigation. The owner may accept or deny the request for assistance. If the owner accepts, and their equipment captured pertinent information, police would arrange a convenient way to retrieve the information. Information provided to the RCPD about camera systems will be for official police use only. Owners’ personal information will not be distributed except as required by law or court order. Information submitted may be disclosed if requested per the Maryland Public Information Act.

The goal of the RockView program is to deter crime and promote public safety through collaboration between the RCPD and the community we serve. Accordingly, all registrants agree to the following terms and conditions: Any footage containing or related to criminal activity may be collected by the Rockville City Police Department for use as evidence during any stage of a criminal proceeding. Under no circumstances shall registrants construe that they are acting as an agent and/or employee of the City of Rockville and/or the Rockville City Police Department through the program. If necessary, the Rockville City Police Department will contact camera owners directly, using information provided on this website, to request the appropriate video footage. To register our security camera, please visit https://www.rockvillemd.gov/2247/Security-Camera-Registration


City, County, and State Updates:

Montgomery County COVID-19 Restrictions & Updates

Montgomery County reopened indoor dining at County restaurants on February 14, 2021 with a cap of 25% capacity.

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.
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: February 8, 2021 – February 14, 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
2 W. Montgomery Ave, Rockville, Maryland 20850

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