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Association News – Friday, June 4, 2021

published: June 4th, 2021 by in E-Mail Blast

 
It’s Food Truck Friday & Saturday Night!
It’s Food Truck Friday and now Saturday night too! Corned Beef King will be parked around the Saddle Ridge Community Center (300 Saddle Ridge Circle) tonight from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. In addition, our friends at True Respite Brewing Company will be set up on the lawn selling their lagers and IPA beers, and non-alcoholic sodas. This is their first visit to King Farm for the season, so be sure to stop by and welcome them and of course, buy some beer!!   Tomorrow night (Saturday), we will welcome Pho Wheels for their first visit to King Farm from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The truck will be set up during the Concert on the Lawn, so be sure to come check them out. A link to their online pre-order menu for Saturday night can be found here for your convenience.   See the list below for the upcoming schedule of when your favorite food trucks will be rolling into King Farm this month.    Food Truck Friday Schedule: Friday, June 4 – Corned Beef King & True Respite Brewing  Saturday, June 5 – Pho Wheels Friday, June 11 – Catalyst Hot Dogs & True Respite Brewing  Saturday, June 12 – Giacomo’s Brick Oven Pizza   Friday, June 18 – Trippy Tacos  Saturday, June 19 – O’Boy Pizza  Friday, June 25 – Fat Pete’s BBQ  Saturday, June 26 – Julia’s Gourmet
 
King Farm Concert on the Lawn Tomorrow Night
The Concerts on the Lawn returns to King Farm tomorrow, Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Saddle Ride Community Center lawn area, 300 Saddle Ridge Circle.   Thunderball is back to kick off the summer sounds with the greatest hits to today’s hottest hits. It’s been a few years since they rocked the lawn and we are excited to welcome them back. Be sure to pack a picnic dinner, some cocktails or buy food from the PhoWheels food truck, bring your lawn chairs, and the whole family as we celebrate the kickoff of summer and the return of concerts in King Farm.
To help us follow safe COVID-19 protocols, we ask all who attend to socially distance themselves while seated on the lawn, and to avoid congregating in large groups. Attendees will be required to adhere to the local Montgomery County mandates on mask use for vaccinated and unvaccinated persons while attending all outdoor King Farm activities and events.
 
Upcoming Board and Committee Meetings
Due to COVID-19, all King Farm meetings have been held virtually since March of 2020. But now you can easily find the Zoom registration links to all upcoming King Farm Board of Trustees and Committee meetings online. Visit the King Farm website under the “Board & Committees” dropdown and click “Zoom Meeting Links” to register for any upcoming meetings that interest you.   To attend the Zoom meetings, you must register in advance.  Each meeting will have an open forum for residents to ask questions or make comments (limited to 3 minutes speaking time per resident).  As part of the registration process, registrants must submit their contact information (name, street address, email, and phone number) and select yes or no if they would like to speak during open forum.  If you would like to speak during open forum, please provide the topic you will be speaking about.   **If you need assistance registering for a virtual meeting, please contact Management by phone (301) 987-0122 or by email at management@kingfarm.org.   Upcoming Meetings:   Architectural Design Trust (ADT) – Wednesday 6/9/2021 – 4:30 PM
Board of Code Compliance (BOCC) – Monday 6/14/2021 – 5:30 PM Board of Trustees (BOT) – Wednesday 6/16/2021 – 7:30 PM External Affairs Committee – Monday 6/21/2021 – 7:00 PM   Zoom Meeting Links: https://kingfarm.org/zoom-meeting-links/   *Meetings are for King Farm Titleholders and Citizens only. Registrants will be verified to ensure participants are titleholders/citizens.
 
Lost Keys – Found and Returned to the Management Office
A set of keys were found on Gaither Road on Monday, June 1st and turned into the Management office. Please contact the office if you lost your keys or know whose keys they might be. Management Office – (301) 987-0122
 
Community Room Rentals Will Resume on Friday, June 11
The Saddle Ridge Community Center: The Community Center will be available for rent beginning on Friday, June 11, 2021. A rental application is required to secure a reservation, which can be downloaded here or by completing the online application.   To check available dates, please email Management at management@kingfarm.org, call (301) 987-0122, or check the community calendar on our website (https://kingfarm.org/calendar/).   COMMUNITY ROOM RENTAL INFORMATION: A capacity limit has been put in place for 50 persons* per rental.  Increased cleaning procedures have been put in place.  Reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis with a completed application and deposit received.  Community Center rentals can be reserved for a maximum of 7 hours per day and you are able to pick the time frame. We only allow ONE rental per day.  Rentals are available Friday through Sunday. Fridays starting at 3:00 PM until 11:00 PM. Saturday’s starting at 10:00 AM until 11:00 PM. Sunday’s starting at 10:00 AM until 11:00 PM. The Community Center is available to rent for King Farm residents ONLY. Citizens (those who live in King Farm and have registered with the Assembly) are allowed to rent the clubroom. A current copy of your lease must be on file with the Management Office. There is a $350 rental fee and $350 security deposit required to rent the room.  **PLEASE NOTE: The above information is subject to change. Management and the Board of Trustees will reevaluate over the next several weeks and will determine what if any restrictions will remain in place. We will provide updates as needed.   
 
King Farm Fitness Center Reopens to Residents Monday, June 7
The King Farm Fitness Center (gym) located inside the Community Center (300 Saddle Ridge Circle) will reopen to residents starting on Monday, June 7, 2021. Due to the limited size of the room (approximately 300 square feet) people are still in close proximity, so we are currently allowing no more than four (4) persons to book a reservation at a time. Reservations can be made up to 1 week in advance (beginning on May 31st to book for June 7th). While Montgomery County has lifted COVID-19 protocols, KFCA is exercising caution as we do not know who is fully vaccinated and want to reduce the likelihood of transmission. A capacity limit has been put in place for 4 people at a time*. ALL residents must sign and submit a waiver to access the pool. If you signed a liability waiver last summer, it is still valid.  A key fob is required to access the fitness center. The fitness center can be accessed from the side door located on the right side of the community center building. If you do not have a key fob, please complete the key fob application form or contact Management.  A reservation is required to attend the fitness center. Reservations can be made using the Omnify reservation portal: https://kingfarmcitizensassembly.getomnify.com  Please cancel your reservation if you cannot attend to allow others to book. Please check-in to your fitness reservation using the QR Code or through your account in the Omnify portal. Increased cleaning procedures have been put in place to help reduce the transmission of the virus. Reservations can be booked for 1-hour increments beginning at 7:00 am. If you are the only person exercising, you do not need to wear your mask; however, if additional persons are using the fitness center then all persons need to wear masks.    HOURS OF OPERATION: The fitness center will reopen under limited hours of operation at this time. Because staff leaves at 5:00pm, the fitness center will be open Monday – Friday from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm. The fitness center will close from 10:00 – 10:30am and 1:30 – 2:00 pm to allow for additional cleaning.    Reservation Time-Slots: 6:30 – 7:00am – CLOSED for cleaning 7:00 – 8:00 am 8:00  – 9:00 am 9:00 – 10:00 am  10:00  – 10:30am – CLOSED for cleaning 10:30 – 11:30am  11:30 – 12:30pm 12:30 – 1:30pm 1:30 – 2:00pm – CLOSED for cleaning 2:00  – 3:00pm 3:00 – 4:00pm 4:00 – 5:00pm   **PLEASE NOTE: The above information is subject to change. Management and the Board of Trustees will reevaluate over the next several weeks and will determine what if any restrictions will remain in place. We will provide updates as needed.   
 
King Farm Pools Are Open for the Season!
KFCA Pools opened on Saturday, May 29, 2021 for the season. Pool operations are similar to last summer and the Board of Trustees and Management will continue to evaluate these protocols and procedures throughout the summer and adjust as appropriate. More information can be found on the King Farm website (https://kingfarm.org/citizens-assembly-pools/).   If you were not able to find the answer to your question online, please complete the Pool Inquiry Form on the King Farm website OR contact King Farm Management at management@kingfarm.org.   POOL RESERVATIONS: – Reservations are required again this pool season at both pools. There will be 2-hour time slots to book reservations.  – Early morning lap swim will be available by reservation on Tuesdays at Saddle Ridge and Thursdays at Baileys.  – Currently, Saddle Ridge capacity is 150 people per time slot and Baileys is 85 per time slot.  – Residents can attend the pool by booking a pool reservation using the reservation website: https://kingfarmcitizensassembly.getomnify.com/  – If you need assistance using the reservation system, please use the Pool Reservation FAQ on the website: https://kingfarm.org/pool-reservations/  – You must create an account on the Omnify reservation website in order to make and access your reservations.  – When you go to book your reservation, you can filter which reservations are available at each pool by checking the box under the “facility” option on the reservations page (see image below).  – When you attend the pool, the lifeguards will ask you to swipe your key fob and check-in to your reservation (using the QR Code at the lifeguard desk OR on the Omnify website through your account).  – No Guests permitted at this time. 
– ALL residents must sign and submit a waiver to access the pool. If you signed a liability waiver last summer, it is still valid.  – A key fob is required to access the pools. If you do not have a key fob, please complete the key fob application form or contact Management to schedule an appointment.    COVID-19 PROTOCOLS:While Montgomery County has lifted COVID-19 protocols, KFCA is exercising caution as we do not know who is fully vaccinated and want to reduce transmission.  – Masks are required when you enter/exit the pool facility, while in the locker room (except for taking a shower), and anytime you interact with pool staff.  – Some pool furniture will be provided this year (lounge chairs/umbrellas), but will be spaced out to ensure social distancing protocols are in place.  – Residents may bring their own chairs, but please make sure to place your chairs away from those not in your household.  – Toys are allowed, but please do not share toys with other people not in your household. – There will be periodic cleanings in place to disinfect pool furniture after each reservation block. Sanitizing wipes will be available for you to clean off surfaces and pool furniture.    **PLEASE NOTE: The above information is subject to change. Management and the Board of Trustees will reevaluate over the next several weeks and will determine what if any restrictions will remain in place. We will provide updates as needed.   
 
King Farm Neighbors Village News
Events: The King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) started its busy June schedule with its monthly virtual Movie Club yesterday, June 3. Member participants discussed and reviewed the movie, The Trial of the Chicago 7, which dramatized the trial of the group of anti- Vietnam War protestors known as The Chicago 7 who were accused of inciting riots outside the Democratic National Convention in 1968.   The rest of the KFNV virtual schedule for June includes the following:    1. The KFNV member Book Club on Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm where the psychological thriller, The Silent Patient, written by Alex Michaelides will be discussed. This first-time novel spent more than a year on the New York Times bestseller list;   2. Coffee and Conversation on Wednesday, June 16 at 10:00 am to 11:30 am, where the participants will chat about memories of their fathers in honor of Father’s Day on June 20th; and finally;   3. The June Highlight event on Thursday, June 24 from 4 pm to 5 pm.  At this virtual event, Paul Ballard, Esquire, an Assistant Attorney General, who is Counsel for Health Decisions Policy for the Maryland Attorney General will discuss documents related to end-of-life care, such as Advance Directives and Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST). Mr. Ballard’s presentation will answer questions about both documents and their differences.  The KFNV expects this to be a very valuable and informative presentation for its community.    Please visit the KFNV website at www.kfnv.org for a complete description of all of the June KFNV events.  In addition, the KFNV Blog under the News section of the website has articles about past events.    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 any of the above events, to become a KFNV member, or to make a donation, 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.   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 any of the above events, to become a KFNV member, or to make a donation, 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:
Maryland Residents 16-and Over Now Eligible to Receive COVID-19 Vaccinations “All Maryland residents 16-and-over are now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination at all State-operated, County-operated and privately operated vaccine clinics in the State by order of Governor Larry Hogan. Eligibility does not equal an immediate appointment.   Click here to register for your COVID-19 appointment in Montgomery County.