Association News – Friday, January 22, 2021

published: January 22nd, 2021 by in E-Mail Blast

Friday, January 22, 2021

January King Farm Chronicle

Click here to read the January 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 Night

It’s Food Truck Friday night, so head to the Saddle Ridge Community Center at 300 Saddle Ridge Circle from 5::00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We are welcoming a new truck to our line up, Corned Beef King is bringing their food truck full of deli sandwiches, corned beef, pastrami and brisket. 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 the rest of this month:

Food Truck Friday Schedule:

  • Friday, January 22 – Corned Beef King
  • Friday, January 29 – Catalyst Hog Dogs

If you are looking for dinner tonight, don’t cook, just head over to Saddle Ridge Circle and pick up some food. We ask all attendees to wear masks and socially distance while standing in line.

Annual Meeting and Election Coming Soon!

The 2021 King Farm Annual Meeting & Election will take place at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 via Zoom meeting. Residents will receive a mailing in the coming week with more 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.

Registering to Vote:

As a reminder, all King Farm Titleholders and Citizens who are 18 years or older, have no financial delinquencies over 30 days, and are registered with the Assembly are qualified voters and may vote. All titleholders of single-family homes, townhomes, and condominium units, as shown on the Assembly’s records, are automatically registered to vote.

Non-titleholders must register ANNUALLY! All other persons who wish to vote, including tenants and other occupants of a King Farm residence who are not the record owners of the residence, are required to complete a **Citizen Registration Form in order to register as Citizens with the Assembly and to vote in Assembly elections. The King Farm Voter Registration form can be found on the website as well.

Non-registered King Farm residents who would like to vote in the 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 office door (300 Saddle Ridge Circle) by 12:00 pm, Friday, April 2, 2021. All forms will be verified (signed lease, state issued driver’s license, and/or owner verification).

Please note: If you are NOT a Titleholder and have not registered by the deadline you are not permitted to vote in the election. 

Voting Information:

Electronic voting in the KFCA Election is recommended and preferred. Electronic voting opens at 9:00 PM on Wednesday, April 7th and closes at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, April 27th. Assistance to cast votes electronically will be available. For more information, contact management@kingfarm.org.

Due to COVID-19 and USPS mail delays, paper ballots will available upon request only. If requested, paper ballots can be picked up from the Management Office or hand-delivered (when possible). Paper ballots must be received by mail or hand-delivered to the Assembly office no later than 5:00 PM on Tuesday, April 27th.

Please note: The Assembly is utilizing electronic voting through a 3rd party vendor: VoteHOANow. 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 Friday, April 2, 2021. 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 email address.

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 February 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.

City of Rockville Continues to Collect Christmas Trees

Rockville is collecting Christmas trees as part of its regular recycling collection throughout the month of January. The trees will be taken to the Montgomery County Recycling Center, where they will become mulch. The mulch at the recycling center is available year-round and can be picked up, for free, at 16105 Frederick Rd.

Residents should place cut trees at the curb for pick-up on regular recycling days after removing all ornaments and metals, lighting wires, stands, and decorations, including tinsel.

– Trees should not be bagged.

– Unwanted artificial trees should be dismantled and placed in the gray refuse cart for regular weekly collection.

– Artificial trees that are too large to fit in the cart can be collected by appointment as one of six bulk collections allowed per year, OR taken to the Montgomery County transfer station.

For more information on recycling and refuse service, holiday tree collection or to make a bulk collection appointment, call 240-314-8568.

King Farm Management Office – 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)

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 on key fob(s), please click here.

City of Rockville Planning Commission to Hold Public Hearing on Annexation

A Message From The City:

Dear Rockville Community,

I hope you are doing well. I would like to invite you to a very important meeting. Rockville’s Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a virtual public hearing, Wednesday, Feb. 10, on a proposal to annex almost 10.3 acres of land at 16200 Frederick Road. The Mayor and Council initiated annexation proceedings at their meeting in November.

The annexation was initiated through a petition to the city by Victor, Inc., the property’s owner, with a request to zone the area as mixed-use corridor district.

Annexation is the formal process of incorporating an area outside of the city’s jurisdiction into its municipal boundaries. To be eligible, the property must be within the city’s maximum expansion limits, as identified in the adopted Municipal Growth Element of the Comprehensive Plan, and adjacent to city limits. The proposal must go through several steps before approval.

The public hearing will begin at 7 pm. The Mayor and Council will hold a public hearing before making a final decision.

View the Preliminary Annexation Plan here.

To testify at the public hearing, which will be held virtually, email jwasilak@rockvillemd.gov before 4 pm. on the day to be placed on the speakers list. Spoken testimony is limited to three minutes for individuals, or five minutes if representing a group.

Submitted written testimony to the Planning Commission via planning.commission@rockvillemd.gov, or by mail, c/o Manisha Tewari, 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850.

Contact Manisha Tewari at mtewari@rockvillemd.gov or 240-314-8213 for more information.

King Farm Neighbors Village News

King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) has two upcoming virtual events to end a very busy January 2021.  These events are:

  • The KFNV Coffee and Conversation on January 27, 2021, at 10:00 am where the topic will be what you want to accomplish in 2021, especially what dreams you have post-pandemic. (Note: This is a change in date from the third Wednesday of the month that Coffee and Conversation is usually held.); and
  • The KFNV January Highlight Event on Thursday, January 28, 2021, from 3 pm to 5 pm. At this first highlight event of the year, the KFNV will facilitate a pictorial presentation on the evolving history of the city of Rockville.   Specifically, 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’ 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.

King Farm Neighbors Village Board of Director News:

The KFNV is now soliciting individuals to serve as members of the Board of Directors.  The Board is a volunteer managing entity for the KFNV and works to develop, implement and sustain activities that support the KFNV mission to help King Farm residents who would like to remain in their homes throughout their lives and age in place.  The KFNV coordinates services such as friendly visits, check-in phone calls, social events, health and safety events, and transportation.

Board members must be residents of King Farm and members of the KFNV. We are seeking individuals who are interested in the KFNV and its mission, who have experience germane to serving on the KFNV Board, and who are willing to commit a level of effort necessary to complete the duties of a KFNV Board member.  Term of service for Board members is two years, beginning at the Annual Meeting held in April of each year.

If you are interested in joining the KFNV Board, please send a statement of interest and a brief bio to kfnvinfo@gmail.com; and if you would like information about the KFNV, please view the   KFNV website at www.kfnv.org.

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.

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 free and as easy as filling out an on-line or mail-in form.   We do, however, accept donations that help defray the cost of services and events like the successful Bonbons and Beer virtual event that was held in December. Please consider a donation as you start this new year.  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, 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 Continue

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.

A copy of the most recent directive can be found 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 

RCPD News Report: January 11, 2021- January 17, 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