IN THIS EDITION:
Upcoming Board & Committee Meetings
Administrative Resolutions: AR #3 To be adopted 11/15/2023
City of Rockville Elections
King Farm Music Jam Social Club: SEEKING MEMBERS
King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) Activities
LaunchCARES Charity Race THIS Saturday, November 11th
Mosquito Application Notice for Friday, November 10th
Rockville City Police Department Crime Report
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!
UPCOMING BOARD & COMMITTEE MEETINGS
BOT typically meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Next BOT Regular Meeting: November 15, 2023 @ 7:30 pm – Agenda items include Adoption of 2024 Operational Budget and Administrative Resolution #3 (Vehicles and Towing).
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: November 13, 2023 @ 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.
Next ADT Regular Meeting: December 6, 2023 @ 4:30 pm (Changed from the 13th)
Turn in Design Review Applications by the 20th of the month before the next meeting
Minutes, Agendas, and other info for ADT: https://kingfarm.org/architectural-design-trust/.
MEETINGS ARE HELD VIA ZOOM AND REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Contact Management if you need assistance.
Meeting changes will be sent via email blast and/or posted on the website.
Administrative Resolution Amendment
AR #3 Vehicles and Towing Amendment Pending Adoption
The resolution is expected to be adopted at the November 18, 2023 BOT Meeting. The amendment clarifies the where parking and how cars must be parked and what is considered a junk/derelict vehicle. A copy of drat resolutions is available in the resident portal HERE:
Copies of documents can be requested from Management as well.
City of Rockville Unofficial Election Results:
Rockville voters elected Monique Ashton Mayor with 7,190 votes, or 58.71% of the total, Ashton beat out Mayoral challenger Mark Pierzchala who received 5,006 votes, or 40.88%.
Six councilmembers were also elected: Kate Fulton; Adam Van Grack; Izola (Zola) Shaw; David Myles; Barry Jackson; and Marissa Valeri.
The vote count is:
Kate Fulton, with 8,867 votes (14.47%).
Adam Van Grack, with 7,997 votes (13.05%).
Izola (Zola) Shaw, with 7,520 votes (12.27%).
David Myles, with 6,114 votes (9.98%).
Barry Jackson, with 5,919 votes (9.66%).
Marissa Valeri, with 5,905 votes (9.64%).
Paul Scott, with 5,054 votes (8.25%).
Richard Gottfried, with 4,065 votes (6.63%).
Anita Neal Powell, with 3,790 votes (6.18%).
Ricky F. Mui, with 3,165 votes (5.16%).
Danniel Belay, with 1,977 votes (3.23%).
Harold Hodges, with 636 votes (1.04%).
Results, which are posted at www.rockvillemd.gov/electionresults, are unofficial until certified. Results will be certified and announced Tuesday, Nov. 14. Provisional ballots may change the vote totals. This is the 67th election in the history of the City of Rockville. A total of 12,637 ballots were cast in this election, versus 12,213 cast in 2019. The number of votes cast increased by 3.47% between 2019 and 2023.
An inauguration ceremony for the new Mayor and Council will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19 at F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive. The inauguration is free and open to the public. The first meeting of the new Mayor and Council is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20 at City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave.
Congratulations to all the winners and to King Farm’s own Barry Jackson for his election win.
NEWLY ESTABLISHED CLUB
KING FARM MUSIC JAM SOCIAL GROUP
SEEKING NEW MEMBERS
KFCA is excited to share this newly established 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. Our 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 email@example.com if you would like to participate. Detailed dates and times will follow.
Yesterday, King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) continued its November activities with a discussion by the KFNV Book Club of the novel, Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. Book Club members agreed with reviewers that the book was “a page-turner that was hard to put down.”
Future KFNV activities for November and December are detailed below.
- The Walking Club continues its jaunts 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.
- On Thursday, November 16, 2023 from 1:00-3:00 pm, The KFNV Friends will meet at Farmsook Thai Restaurant, 800 King Farm Boulevard, #125, Rockville, MD 20850, as part of their monthly luncheons at King Farm restaurants. Please remember that each participant is responsible for the cost of his/her own lunch.
- In keeping with the theme of the fall/winter holidays of light as was highlighted in the October Coffee and Conversation where participants learned about Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 from 10:00 – 11:30 am, Coffee and Conversations participants will learn about the meaning of another winter holiday, Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. Activities will include learning how to play the game of dreidel and enjoying some traditional Hanukkah treats. You are welcome to bring your own Hanukkah menorah and/or dreidel and share your personal Hanukkah stories about them.
- On Friday, December 1, 2023, the KFNV will host, “Holly” Day Nights for its members. The specifics are:
What: Holiday reception with wine, beer, soft drinks, and appetizers
For whom: KFNV members, who are at least 21 years old, as alcohol will be offered.
When: Friday, December 1, 2023
Time: 6:30 pm -8:30 pm:
Where: King Farm Community Center
RSVP by: Tuesday, November 20, 2023
As part of this holiday reception, the KFNV is helping to support the King Farm Assembly as it partners with the City of Rockville Police Department for its annual toy drive. The toys will be distributed to children in Rockville elementary schools and in Shady Grove Hospital. As such, you are welcome to bring an unwrapped, new toy for children ages newborn through fifth grade. (Please no stuffed or plush toys or animals.)
Please note: a toy donation is not required for admission to this KFNV holiday event. Your presence is all that is required; for this event is a small token of the KFNV’s appreciation for your support of our organization during this past year. The KFNV hopes to see many of our friends at our very own fall/winter holiday of lights — “Holly” Day Lights—to personally thank you for your support.
- On Tuesday, December 19, 2023, the KFNV will host Games Night from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the King Farm Community Center. 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 engage in competitive board game fun with fellow King Farm community residents; for you do not need to be a member of the KFNV to join in the fun.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 looking for “a few good volunteers” to provide community services to its members. In particular, the KFNV is looking for King Farm residents who would like to share their knowledge, talents, avocations, and vocations with the KFNV community through presentations at KFNV events. Other volunteer assistance that the KFNV is looking for are volunteers to serve on the various committees as well as to provide transportation to KFNV members. 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 email@example.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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org , or viewing the KFNV website at www.kfnv.org
Pick up after your pet every time.
Private Property vs. Common Area
We continue to receive complaints about pets trespassing onto private property and pet waste in the Community. We understand that pets must relieve themselves, but this should not occur on areas other than your own property, curb grass, and common areas. However, dog waste must be collected and disposed of properly.
PLEASE STAY OFF PRIVATE PROPERTY.
USE CURB GRASS AND COMMON AREAS.
Please pay attention when walking your pet. Ensure your pets stay on curb grass (the side closest to the street) and common areas and NOT on private property. Avoid allowing pets to wander onto private property. Even if you clean up behind your pet (which is required), residue from a pet urinating/defecating on private property is left behind.
Dog urine kills grass, flowers, bushes, and other plant materials. Not every homeowner is a pet owner, so please be a responsible pet owner and be respectful of private property. Avoiding private property is the best way to be a courteous neighbor.
Be courteous to association property especially the plants. Replacing plant material can be expensive, so allowing pets to urinate on bushes, flowers, and other plants increases association costs.
Pick up after your pet(s) and dispose of pet waste properly EVERY TIME. Leaving pet waste where it drops is illegal within the City of Rockville. Violations will be identified and violators may be subject to fines up to $1000 for each offence. Please review the City of Rockville Code, Article III, Sec. 3-22 for more information about pet waste policies.
- When not on their owner’s property, pets must be leashed (unless you have a City of Rockville off-leash permit) or carried AND under the control of a responsible person at all times.
- Pets are not permitted to wander unattended or to discharge wastes on another owners’ property.
Violators of pet policies, including off-leash violators and pet waste violators, should be reported to the Animal Control.
- Rockville Animal Control: 240-314-8937
- To file a pet violation report, please use this online form: https://www.rockvillemd.gov/FormCenter/Police-Forms-3/Animal-Control-Request-35.
Violators of pet policies, including pet trespassing, should be reported to the RCPD.
- RCPD Non-Emergency: 240-314-8900
- Online Form: https://www.rockvillemd.gov/FormCenter/Police-3/General-Complaint-Crime-and-Safety-265
KFCA does not keep a record of household pets nor what pet owners are registered with the City’s off-leash permit. Therefore, the Assembly is limited in what it can do to control the behavior of pets and their owners. However, if the pet owner is identified, Management will send a notice.
Additionally, if video footage is captured from home security systems, residents can provide the footage to the RCPD by contacting them directly or signing up for The Rockview program. This program allows RCPD to quickly identify security cameras that may have captured criminal activity when a crime is reported nearby and can help keep you and your community safer. If you have a home video security system (Ring, Nest, etc.), you can register your camera with Rockville City Police. Learn more about the Rockview program and sign-up here.
THERE IS STILL TIME TO REGISTER!
LaunchCARES Charity Race on THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11th
Detailed race information can be found here: https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/Rockville/LaunchCaresCharityRace
Launch Physical Therapy & Fitness Coaching is a King Farm, woman-owned small business that partners with existing charities in the DMV area through our LaunchCARES program with the joint mission to change lives through fitness & wellness. Launch holds an annual timed 5k/10k Charity Race to raise funds for our non-profit partners.
In 2023, we have chosen the non-profits So What Else and The Greater Rockville Chamber of Commerce as the recipients of the proceeds from the race.
SO WHAT ELSE has been caring for members of our community since 2009 as a registered 501(c)(3). They care for underserved families and children in DC and Maryland through offering after-school programs, spring break and summer camps, a well-stocked food & clothing pantry. So What Else is deserving of our community support and recognition!
The GREATER ROCKVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE is the voice of the business community in Greater Rockville area with a vision to empower, amplify, and elevate businesses in the Greater Rockville community. Their mission is to foster an environment for businesses to succeed through the Chamber’s leadership, advocacy, and community partnerships.
This is an event that you don’t want to miss! Face painting, glitter tattoos, Chick-fil-A surprises, gift cards, gift baskets, etc.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers (1st $200, 2nd $100, 3rd $50) for the 5K and 10K races.
Gift cards and metals will be awarded to the top three male and female winners in the following age categories:
- Ages 10-14
- Ages 15-19
- Ages 20-29
- Ages 30-39
- Ages 40-49
- Ages 50-59
- Ages 60-69
- Ages 70-79
- Ages 80 and up
Event Start Times:
- Timed 10k – 8:30 am
- Timed 5k – 8:45 am
- 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk – 9:00 am
- Kids Trike-A-Thon – 9:30 am
We welcome families to decorate strollers, wagons, wheelchairs, tricycles, bikes, scooters, skateboards, etc. in the spirit of the Thanksgiving Season.
Please note the road closures and event time schedule so you can plan accordingly.
Hope to see you at the race on Veterans Day 2023, November 11th.
Mosquito Application Friday, November 10th
Location: Community Center Only
On November 10th, 2023, (weather permitting), Community Landscape Services will be on the property for an application of mosquito control. If you have any questions regarding the product or service, please contact Management at email@example.com.
Service/Inspection on: Turf areas
Product used: Cedar Cure
to read the Weekly Crime Report
courtesy of the Rockville City Police Department.
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:
2 W. Montgomery Ave, Rockville, Maryland 20850
Stay connected with breaking news and information from RCPD on:
Facebook – @RockvilleCityPolice
Twitter – @RockvilleCityPD
Instagram – @RockvilleCityPolice
IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!