Association News – Friday, May 3, 2024

published: May 3rd, 2024 by in Management

  1. King Farm Chronicle
  2. City of Rockville Yard Sale CANCELLED 
  3. RCPD Steering Wheel Lock Giveaway
  4. Wildlife in King Farm
  5. KFCA Upcoming Board & Committee Meetings
  6. Driver and Pedestrian Safety in King Farm
  7. RCPD Steering Wheel Lock Giveaway
  8. Rockville Police to Host Public Safety Town Hall  
  9. 2024 Exterior Lot Inspections Are Underway
  10. King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) Activities
  11. VisArts’ 12th Annual Rockville Arts Festival!
  12. 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!  


Due to the forcasted inclimate weather (ongoing rain, low temperatures and wind gusts), the City of Rockville informed King Farm Management their decision to cancel the yard sale  (Tomorrow, May 4, 2024 and Sunday May 5, 2024).

The City of Rockville will contact participants directly to issue refunds and provide information if the event will be rescheduled later this summer.

Please call the City of Rockville DIRECTLY at 240-314-8780 with any questions as King Farm Management Team will not have information regarding refunds or rescheduling.


The Rockville City Police Department will hold another steering wheel lock giveaway tomorrow Saturday, May 4, 2024, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the RCPD. The steering wheel locks are free to city residents, while supplies last.


As we welcome the spring season, please be aware of the increased wildlife activity in our community. Kindly note that while we engage in general pest control, wildlife management falls under the jurisdiction of the City of Rockville’s Animal Control Division. For any concerns regarding wildlife, including red foxes, please contact Animal Control at 240-314-8937. Remember, relocation of wildlife is not permitted by law, but Animal Control will address aggressive behavior if necessary. Thank you for your cooperation as we ensure a harmonious environment for all residents and wildlife in King Farm. Stay informed by visiting our website: https://kingfarm.org/city-of-rockville/.


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

Next BOT Regular Meeting: May 15, 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: May 13, 2024 @ 7:00 pm

Minutes, Agendas, and other info for BOCC: https://kingfarm.org/board-of-code-compliance/

ADT typically meets on the second Wednesday of the month.

Applications due by the 20th of the month to be reviewed at the next meeting

Next ADT Meeting: May 08, 2024 @4:30 pm

Minutes, Agendas, and other info for ADT: https://kingfarm.org/architectural-design-trust/.

Public Safety Town Hall Discussion May 22, 2024 @ 7:00 pm

This meeting will be held in-person with an option to join virtually. The Town Hall will provide residents with the opportunity to ask questions and raise their concerns. 

Register in advance for this webinar:


Contact Management if you need assistance.

Meeting changes will be sent via email blast and/or posted on the website.


As the weather warms and everyone wants to enjoy the sun and outdoor activities, it is important to keep safety at the forefront of the mind. Every year as the weather warms, Management receives an increased number of complaints about people walking, playing, and bike riding in the roads and streets, but more so in the alleys.

It is understood that the alleys have less traffic than the roads/streets, but the primary purpose of the alleys are to provide vehicular access to the garages located at the rear of the homes. The King Farm Resident Handbook, Part IV-Community Rules titled, “Use of Common Areas”, states, “Common areas shall be used only for the services and facilities for which they are intended.” The alleys were not designed to be a substitute space for general play and recreational activities and cannot be closed off to vehicular traffic for individual use. We understand the convenience of using the alleys and Management cannot monitor or control where one chooses to be, but we want to remind everyone that the selected location should be a place where it is safe to engage in these activities.

Drivers and pedestrians alike should practice common sense safety measures:

  • Drivers should slow down and not speed through the alleys. Drivers should always be aware of their surroundings and the possibility that people, pets, or objects may be in the alley.
  • Residents playing, walking, bike riding, etc. should avoid or minimize the use of the alley for social activities but those in the alley must be alert and aware that vehicles are likely to drive in and out of the alley throughout the day, and the obstruction of the drive lanes is not permitted. Additionally, objects should not be left in the drive lane.

Nobody wins if someone gets hurt:

King Farm is fortunate to have greenspace as well as two city parks located within the community that can be used for recreational and social activities. The King Farm Park, located at Grand Champion Drive and Deer Meadow Lane, and The Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park, located on Piccard Drive, are both available to residents of King Farm.

We thank you in advance for your consideration of your neighbors and the King Farm community. By moving the recreational activities to an area more suitable for activities, you help to keep other residents safe. There are open areas and trails within the parks and throughout the community that can be used for walking, playing, riding bicycles, and other recreational activities.

Please feel free to contact the Management Office if you have any questions or concerns at 301-987-0122 or via email: management@kingfarm.org



The Rockville City Police Department will be welcoming King Farm residents for an open discussion about crime and safety within the community and City of Rockville during a Public Safety Town Hall.

Join Chief of Police Victor Brito and members of the Rockville City Police Department on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at the Saddle Ridge Community Center – 300 Saddle Ridge Circle.

This meeting will be held in-person with an option to join virtually. The Town Hall will provide residents with the opportunity to ask questions and raise their concerns.

Residents are encouraged to sign up to receive the King Farm community e-mail alerts and weekly e-mail announcements, but they are also encouraged to follow the official Rockville City Police Department’s communication channels for important information and alerts.

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.


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 by the comply date, then a Final Notice/ Intent to Hold Hearing will be sent via USPS mail, email (if available) and posted to the property address door. 

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, Crooked Creek Drive, Garden View Square, Pasture Side Way, Pure Spring Crescent, Ridgemont Avenue, Grand Champion Drive and Wickwood Drive.  

If there are extenuating circumstances, if you have any questions or to report resolved maintenance items,

please contact the Management Office at 301-987-0122 or email  management@kingfarm.org.


The King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) started its May events with the KFNV Movie Club yesterday. The Movie Club reviewed, Oppenheimer, the 2023 biographical thriller about J. Robert Oppenheimer, the American physicist credited with being the “father of the atomic bomb.” Movie Club participants agreed that the movie’s seven Academy Awards for this year were well-deserved.

Other KFNV activities scheduled for May are:

  1. The Walking Club will continue its strolls Monday-Thursday at 4 pm, except in the case of inclement weather. The group meets in the park across from The Fontina Grille.
  2. On Sunday, May 5, 2024 from 3:00-5:00 pm, the KFNV will co-host with the Mattie Stepanek Peace Foundation an afternoon of conversation and activities for King Farm families. Come out to the King Farm Community Center and learn about the life and peace messages of Mattie whose statue graces our park. Activities are planned for both adults and children to highlight Mattie’s message of peace.
  3. On Thursday, May 9, 2024, from 12:30-2:00 pm, the KFNV member Book Club will discuss the novel, The Paris Daughter, by Kristin Harmel.  This historical fiction novel tells the emotional story of young mothers during World War II in Europe. New York Times’ bestselling author Kate Quinn described the novel as “(a) gorgeous, gut-wrenching read!”
  4. On Thursday, May 16, 2024 from 1:00-3:00 pm, The KFNV Friends Club will meet for a picnic lunch at Lake Needwood in Rock Creek Regional Park, 15700 Needwood Lake Circle, Derwood, MD. Come out and enjoy the first KFNV Friends picnic of the year. All residents of King Farm are invited as membership in the KFNV is not a requirement to participate in the luncheon.

In addition, The KFNV Friends Club is offering transportation to Lake Needwood through the KFNV certified drivers’ program. Those who need rides will meet at a central location in King Farm for the ride over to the park. Please answer the question on the invitation about whether you need a ride, if you are a certified volunteer driver for KFNV who can provide a ride, or if you plan to transport yourself there. 

For your lunch fare, please bring your own lunch from home, have it made by one of our excellent sandwich specialists in King Farm or from a local restaurant and enjoy it with your friends at Lake Needwood Park.

We hope to see many King Farmers at our first picnic of the year.

  1. On Wednesday, May 22, 2024 from 10:00-11:30 am, Coffee and Conversation participants will meet to discuss: What ancestor or historical figure would you have liked to meet or have coffee with and why?
  2. On Thursday, May 23, 2024 from 6:30-8:00 pm, the KFNV will host Spring Fling: A Picnic in the Center, a picnic potluck at the King Farm Community Center. The particulars are:

Who: Only members of the KFNV are invited to participate in this event. Please see below how to easily become a KFNV member.

What:  Please bring   your favorite picnic dish to serve 6-8 people. Also, please bring a notecard with the dish’s ingredients listed and a serving utensil.

Time:  6:30-8:00 pm with dinner starting promptly at 6:45 pm.

Other Important Information:

The KFNV will provide dessert, bottled water, soft drinks, paper products, and eating utensils. Please register for this event by Thursday, May 16, 2024.  Registration will be capped at 30 participants.    In addition, when registering, please note the dish that you will be bringing. KFNV is offering transportation to this event. If you need transportation or have any questions about the potluck, please contact KFNV at kfnvinfo@gmail.com or leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104.

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.


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. Volunteers are an important part of the KFNV. As one of our recent service recipients wrote:

“Thank you so much for responding to my request for help at my house. Volunteer 1 and Volunteer 2 were as always wonderfully understanding and helpful. Their support is what KFNV is all about.

Please let the two volunteers) know how much I appreciated their help.”

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.


VisArts’ 12th Annual Rockville Arts Festival will be held Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 from 10 AM-5 PM in Rockville Town Square (rain or shine). Onsite parking is free for the first two hours.

Shop and stroll our vibrant outdoor festival and artisan market featuring original art by 130 fine artists, artisanal goods, a fun community art projectceramics wheel and paper craft demonstrations, food trucks, craft beer, and wine – plus our second annual chalk art competition!

Meet new and returning artists creating one-of-a-kind pieces in ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, glass, painting, photography, printmaking, wood, metal, mixed media, and fiber.

Spend the day with family and friends and pick up a unique work of art, fashion and pet accessories, home and garden décor, furniture, natural bath and body products, handcrafted candy and nuts – and more.

We’re giving away eight $25 gift certificates to the Festival! To enter, sign up for our Rockville Arts Festival newsletter. Click on Join Our Mailing List in our website footer, entering your name and email address, and selecting Rockville Arts Festival as your area of interest. Winners will be notified by Friday, May 3.

Proceeds from the Festival help cover the costs of VisAbility Art Lab, class and camp scholarships, our Emerging Teacher Mentorship Program, and afterschool arts programs in community centers in the region.

VisArts fills a unique niche and is a vital and impactful member of Montgomery County’s art sector, making our area a better place to live and work by building community, nurturing social connections, and strengthening the local economy.

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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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