Association News – Friday, March 15, 2024

published: March 15th, 2024 by in Management


  1. KFCA Upcoming Board & Committee Meetings
  2. Fitness Room IS NOW OPEN
  3. Registration Now Open for Spring Fling Magic Show & Egg Hunt
  4. 2024 Exterior Lot Inspections Are Underway
  5. King Farm Spring Community Yard Sale 
  6. KFCA Music Jam Social Club – Seeking Members
  7. Volunteer to Help Clean Up Our Stream
  8. King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) Activities
  9. RCPD to Distribute Free Steering Wheel Locks
  10. Mattie Stepanek Construction Project
  11. City of Rockville Police Department 



To view past email newsletters and other updates,

please visit the King Farm website under ‘Stay Informed‘. 

The King Farm website, www.kingfarm.org, is your best resource

for staying up-to-date with all things King Farm!  


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

Next BOT Regular Meeting: March 20, 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.

Next BOCC Regular Meeting: April 8, 2024 @ 7:00 pm

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

Next ADT Meeting: April 10, 2024 @4:30 pm

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.


We are thrilled to announce that the King Farm fitness room is open! We thank you for your patience during the deck replacement.


King Farm will “Hop into Spring” next Saturday, March 23, 2024 with the community’s annual Spring Fling including an egg hunt on the lawn and magic show fun.

Join us at 10:00 a.m. at the Saddle Ridge Community Center (300 Saddle Ridge Circle) for a special performance by magician Peter Wood: Collector of the Impossible. This show is suitable for children ages 3 and over and is always a belly laughing good time. After the magic show, the fun will move outdoors for the egg hunt (weather permitting). 

Be sure to bring a basket or bag to collect those treat-filled eggs. Only children will be permitted on the lawn during the hunt! The Hunt will take place promptly at 10:45 a.m. so if you plan to partake in the egg hunt only, please be there no later than 10:30 a.m. so you don’t miss it. Hoppers the Bunny will be available for photos after the egg hunt.

King Farm resident children of all ages are welcome to attend the hunt. Due to space limitations, this event is open to King Farm residents and their children only, sorry no non-resident outside guests, friends or relatives permitted.

CLICK HERE to register to attend this fun filled spring tradition event. 

Periodic exterior inspections of the homes/lots in King Farm are important for ensuring all property owners are maintaining their home/lot in accordance with the governing documents. These maintenance 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.


Take a moment to look at the exterior of the home and determine if maintenance is needed. Some maintenance may need to be performed annually depending on sun exposure, moisture, grading of soil, shade, and other factors. Be sure to review the Equity Resolutions #6 (Landscaping) and #9 (Exterior Maintenance). Click the “Inspections Are Underway” header to obtain more information.

Please plan ahead with maintenance projects. If you are traveling, make arrangements to maintain your landscaping through the growing season. This is especially important during the spring and summer months because landscape maintenance can easily get unruly. Also, please remember to email the On-Site Management Team the contact information for your management company (if hired).  If you have an alternate contact while you are on travel or your contact information changes while on travel, pleas keep us informed. Homeowners are responsible for ensuring their lot is properly maintained even while away. However, if there extenuating circumstances, please contact Management Team as soon as possible at 301-987-0122 or management@kingfarm.org.   

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 (if available) and posted to the property address door.

Check Your Mail

Initial Notices have been sent to properties located on the following streets:

Bonnibelle Place, Dunloggin Drive, Game Creek Drive, Heritage Fields Way, Landis Way, Lawson Way, Rolling Fields Way, Silver King Lane, Treemont Way,

Trotter Farm Drive, Shorthorn Way, Pasture Side Place, Saddle Ridge Circle, Watkins Overlook

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

Spring Community Yard Sale 

The City of Rockville will be hosting a Spring Community Outdoor Yard Sale on Saturday, May 4, 2024 from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. right here in King Farm in the parking lot of the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park. This event is perfect for those King Farm residents who have been waiting for the return of the yard sale! If you are interested in participating, you must pre-register and submit payment to secure your one parking spot space and a 6-foot table. Rain date will be Sunday, May 5, 2023. The cost is $35.00 for one city provided table, additional tables can be purchased for $35.00 or you may register and bring your own table for $25.00. To register your spot, please visit www.rockvillemd.gov/registration. If you have questions, please call 240-314-8780.

This will be the only yard sale held in King Farm this year, so don’t miss out!

Secure your spot today!




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!

Volunteer to Help Clean Up Our Stream

Come on out!

The Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup is taking place on Saturday, April 6, 2024. A group of volunteers working with the City of Rockville and King Farm Board of Trustees will be removing litter along the King Farm Stream Valley Park, known as Watts Branch I. 

WHEN:  Saturday, April 6, 9 AM to 12 PM

WHERE: Meet at the Gazebo on Watkins Overlook at the bottom of Crooked Creek Drive (marked on map below)

This activity is approved for MCPS Student Service Learning Hours. There will be forms at the check-in desk when you arrive.  Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult and under 18 must arrive with parental permission.

Events in March


            The King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) has regrettably cancelled the March highlight event: “Keeping Drinking Water Clean and Flowing”, that was scheduled for Monday, March 18, 2024 from 7:00-8:30 pm.  We hope to reschedule this event in the future.        

Events in March

            The KFNV’s member Book Club met on Thursday, March 14, 2024 to discuss the novel, Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boyland. The Book Club participants agreed with the review by Goodreads, “Mad Honey is a riveting novel of suspense, an unforgettable love story, and a moving and powerful exploration of the secrets we keep and the risks we take in order to become ourselves.”

            The KFNV continues its busy March schedule with the following activities.

  1. The Walking Club continues its walks 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, March 19, 2024 from 7:00-9:00 pm, the KFNV will host its monthly Games Night. Come out and enjoy some competitive fun with your King Farm neighbors. You do not have to be a member of the KFNV to join in the fun.

The KFNV will provide various board games, but you are welcome to bring your own game(s) as well. In addition, please bring your own snacks and drinks to nibble on and sip as you play your favorite board game.  The KFNV hopes to see many King Farm board game afficionados at Games Night.

  1. On Thursday, March 21, 2024 from 1:00-3:00 pmThe KFNV Friends Club will host its monthly luncheon at Botanero Restaurant in the King Farm Town Center. Come join your fellow King Farmers for a delicious lunch and engaging conversation.
  2. On Wednesday, March 27, 2024 from 10:00-11:30 amCoffee and Conversation participants in anticipation of spring will discuss: What are your favorite local day trips?

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.

Spring Cleanup

If you haven’t completed your spring cleanup, now is the time to do it. This helps ready your bed for spring in preparation for mulch. Any of the leaves in the garden can be removed in preparation for mulch. Any perennials such as liriope and grasses can be cut back. Liriope can be cut back at height of 10-12 inches tall. Grasses should be cut back and range in height of 1.5-2 feet. If the homeowners have any pansies or violas, they can be watered with Miracle Gro to help give them some food and a boost. Also, if there are any dead flowers in the pots or the beds, they can be removed. The beds in front of the houses can be edged in preparation for mulch. This helps show a nice, crisp look after the mulch has been installed. Once it is edged, you can install the mulch into your beds. I recommend apply about 2 inches of mulch into all your beds. This will help your house look nice for the spring!

RCPD to Distribute Free Steering Wheel Locks

With vehicle theft rates on the rise, the Rockville City Police Department will give away a limited number of steering wheel locks from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at the RCPD station, 2 W. Montgomery Ave.

The free steering wheel locks, which can be used with all vehicle makes and models, will be available while supplies last. Residents will only need to produce a registration card to verify their vehicle is registered in the City of Rockville.

This is a drive-up event. Please enter the RCPD parking lot from West Montgomery Avenue and exit onto South Washington Street.

In January, RCPD made an official request to the Hyundai Motor Company to provide the department with steering wheel locks for city residents.

Hyundai and Kia models have accounted for 74% of all vehicle thefts reported in the City of Rockville since January. Rockville experienced a 68% increase in vehicle thefts from 2022 to 2023, mirroring a trend impacting nearly every jurisdiction in the country.

The lock giveaway is the latest step taken by the RCPD to stop vehicle thefts, including increasing proactive patrols and publicizing tips for preventing vehicle thefts.

Once the supply of locks is depleted, RCPD will request additional locks to distribute to residents. 

Mattie Stepanek Construction Project

At Mattie J.T. Stepanek park the city is constructing a Labyrinth with a symbolic Flame of Hope in honor of Mattie Stepanek’s 20-year peace legacy.

Labyrinths are a maze or meandering path that is created for the purpose of meditation. The fire sculpture in the center represents the “Flame of Hope”, an international symbol of peace. The flame of hope is a living flame that has traveled around the world and visited Mattie J.T. Stepanek park in January of 2022.

There will be a peace day celebration at Mattie J.T. Stepanek park in July, the date and time is to be determined. Residents can check for updates on the Rockville website (https://rockvillemd.gov/calendar.aspx).

Click here to read the Weekly Crime Report courtesy of the Rockville City Police Department.

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. 

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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