Association News – Friday, March 5, 2021

published: March 5th, 2021 by in E-Mail Blast

Association News
Friday, March 5, 2021

March King Farm Chronicle

Click here to read the March 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! Trippy Tacos returns to King Farm tonight, parked outside the Saddle Ridge Community Center (300 Saddle Ridge Circle) from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 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, March 5 – Trippy Tacos
  • Friday, March 12 – Big Greek on Wheels
  • Friday, March 19 –Corned Beef King
  • Friday, March 26 – Money Muscle BBQ

Upcoming Board & Committee Meetings

Due to COVID-19, all King Farm meetings have been held virtually since last March. But now you can easily find the Zoom registration links to all the upcoming King Farm Board of Trustees Meetings and Committee meetings online. Visit https://kingfarm.org/zoom-meeting-links/ to register for any March 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.  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.

Meetings are for King Farm Titleholders and Citizens only. Registrants will be verified to ensure participants are titleholders/citizens.

Upcoming Meetings:

King Farm Board of Trustees (BOT): Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 @ 7:30 PM
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZGK0PIuiT42SWlzZR5mLuw

Architectural Design Trust (ADT): Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 @ 4:30 PM
Registration Link:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0od-mvqjwsEterweO0zIxXlyoj8swZdC5N

Board of Code Compliance (BOCC): Monday, March 8th, 2021 @ 5:30 PM
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsd-yqpzwrGdzy__YzAgiN30DPUXaGQx6F

Virtual Jukebox Bingo Night

Spaces remain for our first-ever adults-only Virtual Jukebox Bingo Night next Friday, March 12, 2021, from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. This live interactive bingo experience will be held through the Zoom video conferencing system and is open for registration to all King Farm neighbors ages 21 and over.

This bingo is not your typical number calling style, instead, guests will use their smartphone to mark their bingo cards by choosing the title or artist of the greatest hit songs you know and love through the years, played by our host DJ. You will need one device to log into the “Zoom room,” which will allow you to video chat with your neighbors, as well as a smartphone or tablet to access your bingo card, sorry only one card per person. Bingo winners will receive fun prizes!

Space is limited to the first 65 people to register for a bingo card, so please e-mail activities@kingfarm.org with the following information: name, address and how many adults will be playing in your household. Once your registration has been received, you will receive a personal link to access the Jukebox Bingo event.

So, grab a glass of your favorite beverage and get ready to have a new kind of bingo night fun – jukebox style!

Register Now for Spring Outdoor Fitness Classes

The King Farm Citizens Assembly is excited to partner with Complete Physique for a well-rounded fitness class outdoors on the Saddle Ridge lawn at 300 Saddle Ridge Circle. All fitness levels will benefit from this class as individuals can set their own pace. Get in shape with a program that focuses on strength, functional and aerobic exercises. Some of the programs introduced will be High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), circuit training, cardiovascular station exercises, and some boxing/kickboxing. The class will involve a variety of exercise options – a real mix bag of offerings! So, come join the fun and work outside socially distanced from others. This six-week class will be held Tuesday evenings from 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm starting April 13th, 2021.

  • Cost is $90.00 for a total of (6) six sessions
  • There must be a minimum of 6 people to host the class and a maximum of 12 people.
  • Classes will meet on April 13th, April 20th, April 27th, May 4th, May 11th, and May 18th
  • Required equipment: workout mat, light hand weights, water bottle, mask, and hand sanitizer

The deadline to register is Friday, April 2nd,2021. Please email activities@kingfarm.org to register.

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 17, 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.

Trash Reminders
It has been brought to Management’s attention that residents are placing their home trash bags in the common area trash cans. If trash pickups are missed, please retain the trash for the next scheduled collection or take the trash to the Shady Grove Transfer Station. For where to drop off trash and recycling and hours of operation, visit their website https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/sws/dropoff/.

Management continues to receive complaints that residents are leaving their trash containers in the alley after collection day. Trash containers “…must be stored inside a garage, approved shed, or Living Unit on non-collection days.” Besides being unsightly, containers left out can impede traffic if they roll into the drive lane

Please be aware that trash cans must be removed from the curb or alleyway and stored inside the garage, shed, or Living Unit within 24 hours after collection.

Below is an overview of the City of Rockville Recycling and Refuse Program:

  • Recycling, refuse and yard waste are collected once per week on the assigned collection day. Recyclable materials should not be put in the refuse cart. Bulk refuse, metal, household, hazardous waste and electronics are collected by appointment by calling 240-314-8568.
  • Place brown recycling and gray refuse carts at the curb or alleyway (depending on your collection location) the night before collection, but not later than 6 am. on collection day.
  • Place yard waste at the curb in paper lawn bags or 32-gallon trash cans the night before or by 6 am. on collection day. Alleyway homes must place yard waste at the curb, not in the alleyway. Branches should be placed in a pile on the ground. Large piles of branches and trees will be collected by the end of the week as this requires special equipment.
  • Place carts with wheels to the curb and the lid opening to the street.
  • After collection, carts must be removed from the curb or alleyway and store inside the garage within 24 hours.
  • Do not overflow refuse carts. If you have more recycling or refuse that your carts can hold, call 240-314-8568 to request a second cart.

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
The King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) is continuing its full March schedule with the following Zoom virtual events:

The monthly KFNV Book Club on March 11, 2021 from 12:30-2:15 pm, where the novel, The Last Flight by Julia Clarke will be discussed; and

Coffee and Conversation on March 17 from 10:00 -11:30 am, where KFNV’s own Teresa Anderson and Susan Fullenbaum will lead a discussion on genealogy. Come find out who you are REALLY and where you come from with an informative and engaging discussion.

Game Give Away

The 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.

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 March 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 

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 

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RCPD News Report: February 22, 2021 – February 28, 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