Association News – Friday, May 14, 2021

published: May 14th, 2021 by in E-Mail Blast

Food Truck Friday Night

It’s Food Truck Friday night and Trippy Tacos is back! Head to Saddle Ridge Community Center at 300 Saddle Ridge Circle between 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 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, May 14 – Trippy Tacos 
  • Friday, May 21 – Fat Pete’s BBQ
  • Friday, May 28 – Julia’s Gourmet 
  • Saturday, May 29 – Giacomos Brick Oven Pizza

May 2021 King Farm Chronicle

Click here to read the May 2021 King Farm Chronicle.  

For more information about the Chronicle, please visit the Chronicle page on our website: https://kingfarm.org/chronicle/

King Farm Movie Night Kicks Off With “Soul”

Bring a blanket or a lawn chair as King Farm movies on the lawn returns with this year’s Oscar winner for best animated film Disney’s Soul playing on the big movie screen on Saturday, May 22, 2021.

Joe is a middle-school band teacher whose life hasn’t quite gone the way he expected. His true passion is jazz — and he’s good. But when he travels to another realm to help someone find their passion, he soon discovers what it means to have soul.

The movie, rated PG, will start promptly at 8:30 p.m. on the Saddle Ridge Circle lawn area adjacent to the Saddle Ridge Community Center. In the event of rain, the movie will be rescheduled for a later date. 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:

  • External Affairs Committee – Monday 5/17/2021 – 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.

Volunteers Wanted for the Architectural Design Trust (ADT)!

If you are interested in joining the King Farm ADT Committee, please fill out this online form https://kingfarm.org/committee-volunteer/. All committee volunteers are required to be appointed by the KFCA President.

After we receive your submission, Management will contact you to let you know the next steps. To learn more about the ADT committee, visit our website: https://kingfarm.org/architectural-design-trust/

Organic Spring Turf Application Notice

Community Landscape Services will be on the property for spring turf fertilizer applications. The turf fertilization application is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 24th through Wednesday, May 26th (contingent upon weather). All applications are organic (SDS sheets are included in the attachment) and all treated areas will be properly marked. If you have any questions regarding this service, please contact management@kingfarm.org.

The King Farm turf program has been organic since 2016. Please view the Turf Fertilization Notice attachment on the King Farm website (https://kingfarm.org/landscaping-updates/) for more information.

King Farm Pools Open for the Season Saturday, May 29th

The King Farm pools will open for the season on Saturday, May 29th, 2021. Below is some information regarding the 2021 Pool Season. We thank residents in advance for their patience as the information is subject to change as the Montgomery County Health Department continues to make updates as guidelines surrounding COVID-19 change. The pool will operate 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/), in the May edition of The Chronicle, and in next week’s email blast. We appreciate your patience while we continue to make updates.

If you have questions or concerns, please complete the Pool Inquiry Form on the King Farm website OR contact King Farm Management at management@kingfarm.org

Open Swim Pool Hours: Daily, 11:00am – 8:30pm
Early Morning Lap Swim Hours: 6:00am – 8:00am on Tuesdays (Saddle Ridge) & Thursdays (Baileys)
Season Starts: Saturday, May 29th, 2021 (Memorial Day Weekend)
Season Ends: Monday, September, 6th, 2021 (Labor Day)

Residents will be able to use the pools by reservation ONLY, in order to adhere to mandated capacity limits. Pool reservations can be made up to 1 (one) week in advance of the booking date (starting on May 22nd). Both pools will be available daily for 2-hour reservation time slots starting at 11:00am daily. The pools will close for 30 minute increments 4 times per day in order to ensure that regular cleaning and disinfecting procedures can occur. Lap lanes will be open again this season for early morning lap swim on Tuesdays (Saddle Ridge) and Thursdays (Baileys) from 6:00am – 8:00am with 6 lap lanes available to reserve.

Things to Know:
– No Guests permitted.
– ALL residents must sign and submit a waiver to access the pool – available on the website. If you signed a waiver last year it is valid for this season. 
– Reservations are required to access the pool 
– A KFCA Key Fob is required to access the pool.
– Do not enter the facility if you are feeling sick or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
– Please shower before entering the pool.

King Farm Swim Team is BACK this Summer and 2021 Registration is OPEN!  

We are happy to announce that the Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL) has decided to have a swim season this year.  

MCSL and Montgomery County Health Department have worked together to develop a list of protocols and procedures for this year’s swim teams to keep everyone as safe as possible.

KFST Registration is Open!  Please go to www.kingfarmswimteam.com to register or get more information on the season (practice times are posted too).

King Farm Neighbors Village News


King Farm Neighbors (KFNV) continued its May activities’ schedule with a wonderful Book Club discussion yesterday of the book Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague. Terri Parkinson, a KFNV member, led the discussion by presenting information and pictures from her trip to Eyam, the setting of the book. According to the Book Club participants, Terri’s presentation helped them to better understand the book. Other events scheduled for May are:

1.     Coffee and Conversation on Wednesday, May 19 at 10:00 am: The discussion will revolve around favorite Mothers’ Day memories.

2.    A Musical Highlight Event on Thursday, May 27 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm: Wendy Lanxner, a professional musician, teacher, music therapist, composer, and arts-in-health practitioner, will provide the KFNV participants with an afternoon musical interlude. Ms. Lanner’s virtual show will include her performance on some of the various instruments that she plays like flute, guitar, sax, and bass as well as a sing-a-long with songs suggested by the audience. Please join the KFNV for this musical highlight event.  It will be a great and relaxing way to end the day —especially with your favorite beverage of choice.

How to Contact KFNV:

For most of our monthly events, membership is required; but membership is free and as easy as filling out an online 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.

A belated but very Happy Mother’s Day to all!  We at KFNV hope that you were able to relax and enjoy Mother’s Day a bit more this year as we hopefully are seeing the light at the end of the Pandemic tunnel. 

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:

Governor Hogan Lifts Capacity Limits on Indoor and Outdoor Venues:

– INDOOR AND OUTDOOR VENUES. Indoor and outdoor venues may resume normal operations. All remaining capacity restrictions will be lifted on all indoor entertainment venues and conventions, and all outdoor entertainment, art, and sports venues, including all ticketed events.

– INDOOR AND OUTDOOR DINING. Restaurants and bars may resume normal operations, as all remaining capacity and distancing restrictions and all other limits will be lifted on indoor and outdoor dining.

 The cruise terminal in Baltimore City will be reopening. The CDC is working directly with cruise ports and industry representatives to prepare for a safe return to business.

Statewide Indoor Mask Mandate To Be Lifted After 70% of Adults Receive Vaccine

“The governor announced that the state’s indoor mask mandate will be lifted as soon as 70% of Maryland adults receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Yesterday, the state officially surpassed the milestone of vaccinating more than 65% of adults.”

To read the full press release, please click here

*Please be advised, Montgomery County is still following their own rules and criteria previously established and these guidelines will not be the same as the Governor’s order until the vaccine matrix hits a designated percentage of partially and fully vaccinated persons are achieved.

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.

ANX2020-00146 – Annexation of Property into the City of Rockville (16160 and 16200 Frederick Road)

The Rockville’s Mayor and Council will conduct a public hearing to receive testimony on the Resolution to Enlarge the Corporate Boundaries (Annexation Resolution) and Annexation Plan associated with Annexation Petition ANX2020-00146. The public hearing will be held via the Cisco Webex platform on May 17, 2021 at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard.  Materials that are the topic of the public hearing can be found at Annexation Plan and Annexation Resolution.

The Annexation Plan, as recommended by the Planning Commission and adopted by the Mayor and Council, recommends that the private portion of the proposed annexation area be zoned MXCD (Mixed Use Commercial District) under the City of Rockville’s zoning ordinance, which can be found at Rockville Zoning Ordinance.

The Annexation Petition has been submitted by EYA Development LLC, on behalf of the property owner Victor, Inc. The petition requests annexation of approximately 11.96 acres of land from unincorporated Montgomery County into the City. The annexation area consists of ±10.23 acres of privately owned parcels (“Victor Property”) and ±1.73 acres of State of Maryland Highway 355 right-of-way (“SHA Property”), located approximately 800 feet south of the intersection of Shady Grove Road and MD 355.  The Victor Property is located at  16160 and 16200 Frederick Road. It is described as Parcel A, at Plat No. 7936, and a portion of Parcel C, at Plat 10684, as recorded among the Land Records of Montgomery County, Maryland.  

How to Provide Testimony

If you wish to participate in the virtual Public Hearing, please call 240-314-8280 or send your name and phone number to mayorandcouncil@rockvillemd.gov no later than 10:00 a.m. on the day of the hearing, which is May 17. You will be connected with the City’s Information Technology Department to receive all the information you need to join the meeting by audio to share your comments.

If you wish to submit comments in writing for the virtual Public Hearing, please email the comments to mayorandcouncil@rockvillemd.gov no later than 10:00 a.m. on the date of the hearing. Persons submitting testimony are requested to provide their name and address. Written comments may also be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, 20850, or forwarded by email to cityclerk@rockvillemd.gov.

Written comments received after 10:00 a.m. on the date of the virtual public hearing will not be available to the Mayor and Council at the hearing and will be provided to the Mayor and Council at a later date.

Viewing the Mayor and Council Public Hearing

The virtual public hearing can be viewed on Rockville 11, which is channel 11 on county cable, or livestreamed at www.rockvillemd.gov/rockville11.

It will also be available for viewing a day after the hearing, at www.rockvillemd.gov/videoondemand

For additional questions, you can reach City staff Manisha Tewari at mtewari@rockvillemd.gov or by calling 240-314-8213.

RCPD News Report: May 3, 2021 – May 9, 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