Association News – Friday, November 6th, 2020

published: November 6th, 2020 by in E-Mail Blast

November Committee Meetings:

1. ADT – Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 4:30 PM (zoom meeting)

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0od-mvqjwsEterweO0zIxXlyoj8swZdC5N 

2. BOCC: Monday, Nov. 9 at 5:30 PM (zoom meeting)

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcofu-hqDgqG922Ij_A7upNqYfACutwds8q

3. BOT: Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 PM (zoom meeting)

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Av0twYp5RzCRIDybnkmUzQ

Please use the links above to register for each meeting that you wish to attend. There will be open forum – limited to 3 minutes speaking time per resident. Please indicate on your registration form if you wish to sign-up for open forum or email management@kingfarm to sign-up (for open forum).

Registration links can also be accessed via the King Farm website (www.kingfarm.org) by visiting the each committee’s webpage (https://kingfarm.org/committees/). You can access committee agendas/meeting minutes by going to the committee webpage or via the internal documents in the FrontSteps resident portal. Updated agendas will be shared prior to the meeting. If you need assistance accessing documents, please call or email management at (301) 987-0122 or management@kingfarm.org.

BOT October Meeting Highlights: October 21, 2020

Below is a list of highlights from the Wednesday October 21, 2020 King Farm Citizens Assembly Board of Trustees meeting: 

  • The Board sent a survey out to the community. We are excited to hear the community’s ideas.  Survey will be closed on October 31, 2020.
  • Equity Resolution #1 (Design Standards and Guidelines) was discussed.  The Board requested some updates and ER#1 will be voted on in the November meeting.
  • Equity Resolution #9 (previously referenced as #8 – Exterior Maintenance Standards) was approved.
  • Board discussed Proposed Amendment to Equity Resolution #6 – Landscaping. Changes were approved to be sent to the community for review and comment.
  • The 2019 Draft Audit was discussed and approved by the board.
  • The 2021 Budget was approved in the Board Meeting with no increase in assessments.
  • The approved budget will be mailed in the upcoming weeks followed by the mailing of coupon books. Residents on direct debit will not receive a coupon book. If you are interested in direct debit or have any other questions, please contact management at 301-987-0122 or e-mail management@kingfarm.org.

Approved Minutes and other documents are available for viewing in the internal files in the FrontSteps resident portal. If you need assistance accessing your account or the documents, please contact Management by phone or e-mail.


City of Rockville Leaf Collection

Rockville vacuums leaves from neighborhood curbs twice a year, in early April and between October and December. Leaf collection will begin the week of November 16 through November 20 in King Farm. Residents are asked to:

  • ·Rake leaves by 6 a.m. on the first day of the collection period, but no earlier than one week before the collection dates to avoid grass damage or fire hazards.
  • ·Rake leaves into the gutter or immediately adjacent to the pavement if no curb or gutter exists. Avoid piling leaves in bike lanes or where vehicles are parked.
  • ·Remove all sticks, grass clippings and other large objects from leaf pile.
  • ·Do not use any plastic bags or dump any yard waste or leaves in storm drains.

If city crews are unable to complete an area during the scheduled collection week, they will continue working on the unfinished portion on the following Saturday.

See interactive map at www.rockvillemd.gov/leafcollection 

Management Office Closed – Open by Appointment Only

To protect the health and safety of the office staff and residents, The Management Office (Saddle Ridge Community Center) remains closed to residents. We do not allow walk-ins and we are seeing residents by appointment only at this time. 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)

The pool is closed for the season, but residents can still obtain a King Farm Key Fob. Please contact management to schedule an appointment to obtain key fob(s). For more information, please visit the King Farm website: https://kingfarm.org/. Under the ‘Resident Resources’ drop-down menu, click on “Key Fobs”.

King Farm Neighbors Village News

In November, King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) is offering the following virtual events:

  1. The KFNV Book Club on November 12 at 12:30 p.m. in which the book, Educated, will be discussed; and
  2. Coffee and Conversation at 10:00 a.m. on November 18.  The topic will be your favorite Thanksgiving holiday food or family tradition.

Then onward to December, KFNV is offering a new tasty virtual event to kick off the holiday season:

Bonbons and Beer a/k/a Chocolate and Beer Tasting, led by the staff from True Respite Brewing Co. and Chocolatier’s Palette on December 4 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. KFNV will cover the cost of the beer and chocolate tasting kits—one per family– for members who sign up for the virtual Zoom event as well as deliver the kits to these members.

We invite all community members to join the KFNV and participate in our monthly events.  Membership is free; however, we accept donations that help defray the cost of events and services. For information on how to become a KFNV  member, to make a contribution, to register for any of the above events,  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.

City, County, and State Updates:

Montgomery County Looks to Reinstates Some COVID-19 Restrictions

County Executive Marc Elrich is asking the Montgomery County Council to approve an executive order that will reinstate some Covid restrictions. Elrich considers the increase in cases a trend rather than a “blip.” Cases per 100k people are now up to 13 after being at 10.6 just two weeks ago.

The following proposed restrictions are expected to be voted on next week by the County Council:

• Restaurant capacity will be reduced to 25%. This goes for gyms/fitness facilities, retail stores, museums, and religious facilities.

• Gatherings can no longer exceed 25 people.

• Childcare facilities will remain at Phase 2 levels.

• Late night alcohol sales (previously allowed from 10pm to midnight) will be suspended.

Additional links and information about COVID-19 can be found below.

Montgomery County Data Dashboard of COVID-19 Cases

Gov. Hogan Announces $250M ‘Maryland Strong: Economic Recovery Initiative’  

Safe Capacity Limits For Outdoor Sporting Venues

Food Resources 

RCPD News Report: October 26, 2020, to November 1, 2020

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