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Association News – Friday, January 8, 2021

Published: January 8th, 2021 by in E-Mail Blast

Friday, January 8, 2021

Food Truck Friday Returns Tonight

Food Truck Friday is back! Tonight head to the Saddle Ridge Community Center at 300 Saddle Ridge Circle between 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the Big Greek on Wheels 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, January 8 – Big Greek on Wheels

Friday, January 15 – Slider Rider Truck

Friday, January 22 – Corned Beef King

Friday, January 29 – Catalyst Hog Dogs

If you are looking for dinner on tonight, don’t cook, just head over to Saddle Ridge Circle and pick up some food. We hope to add more food trucks to our line up throughout the next few weeks! We ask all attendees to wear masks and socially distance while standing in line.

 

City of Rockville 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.

 

Exterior Seasonal Holiday Decorations

Exterior seasonal holiday decorations which are attractive, in good taste, and reasonable in size, number, color, and luminosity are permitted so long as such decorations are not placed upon a Lot or Living Unit 30 days prior to the holiday or remain upon a Lot or Living Unit 21 days after the holiday provided that such decorations do not conflict with any applicable design standard. (Routine change not requiring application and approval so long as the change conforms to the design standard).

Temporary Signs (King Farm Swim Team signs, contractor signs, graduation signs, political signs, and other signs approved by the Assembly) do not generally require a Design Review Application. Provided however, that King Farm Swim Team signs are allowed only during the season and no more than 30 days prior to the start of the swim season and removed immediately at the end of the swim season. Contractor signs are allowed for the duration of the work being performed or 30 days (whichever comes first). Political signs are allowed based on the applicable State of Maryland or City of Rockville requirements (as of 2020 limited to 5 square feet per sign).

 

King Farm Trash & Recycling Reminders

This is a friendly reminder that trash/recycling containers should be put out no sooner than the night before collection and put away no later than the day after collection. Items should not be placed on the street or in the alleyway unless you have a scheduled bulk pick-up. Please see below for some reminders for trash and recycling in King Farm:

When is trash/recycling day?

Trash/recycling is picked up every THURSDAY by the City of Rockville unless the City indicates otherwise.

When should trash/recycling be placed out for pick up?

Place trash out the night prior to collection or by 6:00 AM the day of collection (Wednesday after 6:00 PM or Thursday by 6:00 AM).

When does bulk pick up occur?

The City will collect bulk pick ups tomorrow as regularly scheduled. Bulk pick ups occur every Thursday, but you need to call in advance to schedule a time for your pick up. Please call the City of Rockville at 240-314-8568 to schedule a bulk pick up (if you do not call, they will NOT pick it up).

Place your bulk items out the night prior to your scheduled collection day (after 6:00 PM) or the morning of by 6:00 AM.
Bulk Refuse Items may include: metal, household hazardous waste, electronics, furniture, debris, etc.

Tips on Waste Collection:

Place brown recycling and gray refuse carts at the curb or alleyway the night before collection, but NO later than 6:00 AM on collection day & removed within 24-hours.
Trash Containers MUST be stored in garages or inside the backyard area between collections.
Make sure your cart is not blocking mailboxes, lids are closed, and wheels are to the curb.
Do not overflow refuse carts.
Plastic bags go into the gray trash cart. Plastic bags can be recycled in nearby grocery stores.
Recycling is placed in the brown carts. Do not put recyclable materials in the refuse cart

*For more information, please view the Trash page on our website. (https://kingfarm.org/trash/)

 

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).

 

King Farm Maintenance Inspections Begins This Month 

The King Farm Board of Trustees, along with the Architectural Design Trust Committee (ADT), and Board of Code Compliance is committed to ensuring individual lots are maintained in accordance with the standards prescribed in the King Farm governing documents. Such efforts are critical to preserving the quality of the overall community appearance, as well as property values. The Board of Trustees selected HOA Inspection Services, a third party vendor, to conduct individual lot inspections throughout the community to maintain a more consistent schedule. A new inspection cycle is expected to begin this month.

Please note: Management continues to investigate complaints, as well as perform periodic maintenance inspections in addition to the annual lot inspections. A new program for periodic inspections for smaller items will also commence in January 2021. Door hangers will be left at the front doors on lots to identify items not in compliance with the governing documents.

Below is a brief overview of the King Farm inspection process:

1. 1st Inspection & Notice:
o If a notice is received, residents will be provided time to make repairs prior to re-inspection and given a reinspection date.
o Keep in mind that there is a lag time between when pictures are taken and new notices are sent.

2. 1st Reinspection:
o Re-inspections will start on/after the date provided on the notice.
o Typically takes 3 weeks for re-inspections to be performed, data review, and new notices to be printed/mailed.
o Re-inspections are performed at one time.
o Some issues may be corrected prior to reinspection, but all reinspections will take place at the same time. **There are NO individual if issues are corrected prior to reinspections.
o If the findings in the first notice are addressed, a 2nd notice will not be sent.

3. 2nd Notice:
o Any outstanding items will be noted and additional time to make repairs prior to final re-inspection.
o A date for the final re-inspection will be provided.
o Again, there is a lag time between when pictures are taken and new notices are sent.

4. 2nd Reinspection:
o Re-inspections will start on or after the date provided on the notice.
5. Final Notice/Complaint/Notice of Hearing:
o If corrections are not complete after the 2nd re-inspection, a complaint and a notice of hearing will be mailed and a hearing will be scheduled in front of the Board of Code Compliance (BOCC).
o If corrections are made prior to the hearing, the case will be dismissed.

 

King Farm Neighbors Village News

King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) began 2021 yesterday with a virtual meeting of its newest club, the KFNV Movie Club. A reflective discussion of the smart movie Remember with Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau launched this new Movie Club.

Other virtual events for January are:

The KFNV Book Club discussion on January 14, 2021 at 12:30 pm of Ann Patchett’s book, Dutch House;

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 finally,

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.

Game Give Away

KFNV has the noncompetitive 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 easy to do. 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. For information on how to register for any of the above events, to become a KFNV 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.

 

RCPD News Report: December 28, 2020 – January 3, 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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