Association News – Friday, October 2nd 2020

published: October 9th, 2020 by in E-Mail Blast

October Edition of The Chronicle Coming Soon!

The September Edition of The King Farm Chronicle will arrive soon. Please check your mail for delivery or view the online version on the website.  To view the online version of The Chronicle, please click here or go to The Chronicle page on the King Farm website!

October Committee Meeting Schedule

To practicing social distancing, committee meetings will continue to be held virtually using Zoom. Please see the schedule below for the October meetings:

1. Architectural Design Trust (ADT):

Zoom Meeting – Wednesday, October 14th at 5:00 PM

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

Zoom registration required. There will be open forum, but please submit your name in advance to Management if you would like to speak. The ADT Agenda will be uploaded prior to the meeting. At that time it can be found within the internal documents in the FrontSteps Resident Portal.


2. Board of Code Compliance Committee (BOCC):

Zoom Meeting – Monday, October 12th at 5:30 PM

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvf-GuqjguE9DqleP7fSeYLEeZntCFCVih

Zoom registration required. There will be open forum, but please submit your name in advance to Management if you would like to speak. The BOCC Agenda is attached and can be found with the internal documents within the FrontSteps Resident portal.


3. Board of Trustees (BOT): 

Zoom Meeting – Wednesday, October 21st at 7:30 PM.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fVvmTqy0Q_ue5mHRwxLg3w

Zoom registration required. There will be open forum, but please submit your name in advance to Management if you would like to speak. The BOT Agenda will be uploaded the Friday prior to the meeting. At that time it can be found within the internal documents in the FrontSteps Resident Portal, along with the Resident Board Book. Start time may be pushed to 8:00 PM, contingent upon executive session.

The BOT will continue to review the Draft Equity Resolution(s):
#1 – Design Standards and Guidelines for Visual Changes to Living Units and Lots and Continuing Maintenance (Amendment).
#8 – Exterior Maintenance Standards and Guidelines for Homeowner Living Units and Lots (New) for adoption.

Please click here to view the Draft Resolutions under review. If you have comments or questions regarding ER #1 & #8, please submit them to management@kingfarm.org by Thursday, October 15, 2020. (You can also copy trustees@kingfarm.org on your email.  All comments will be consolidated for the Trustees to review).

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

King Farm Seeks Resident Input On Community Survey

The King Farm Citizens Assembly (KFCA) is excited to announce a community survey for owners and renters in King Farm, as well as others who patronize businesses within the community. This survey will be used to help the KFCA Board of Trustees gauge how the community is meeting the expectations of its residents and the data collected will be used to determine areas for possible improvement.

The survey is anonymous. However, responders can provide their contact information if they are interested in volunteering for one of the King Farm committees. Interested volunteers can also submit their information directly to the Management Office at management@kingfarm.org. The goal is to publish the results of the survey in a future issue of the King Farm Chronicle and use the results of this year’s survey as a baseline for the coming years.

The link to the survey is https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MLPLZQ9 or you can use your smartphone camera to access the survey using the QR code which will to take you directly to the survey. The survey will close at 11:59 p.m. on October 31st, 2020.

Thank you in advance for your participation in helping shape the future of the community.


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”.

Halloween 2020 – To Trick-or-Treat or Not To Trick-or-Treat? That Is The Question…

Management continues to get questions regarding the status of trick-or-treating this year. King Farm Citizens Assembly (KFCA) does not have the authority to regulate traditional trick-or-treating. Due to the popularity of KFCA Halloween events in years past, KFCA has decided not to host a Halloween event for the community this year to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19. This decision is based on CDC guidance/recommendations. However, KFCA may elect to do a virtual event. Management will post an announcement on the King Farm website (www.kingfarm.org) and send an announcement in the Management weekly email by October 16th if a virtual Halloween event will occur.

Please use the following link to review the CDC guidelines about Holiday Celebrations: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html. We appreciate your continued patience and understanding while everyone adjusts to these extraordinary times.

King Farm Neighbors Village News

The first October activity for the King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) was the Thursday, October 8th Book Club discussion via Zoom of Anthony’s Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, All the Light We Cannot See.  During the discussion, the nine participants engaged in thinking about the various themes in the book, the beautiful descriptive writing, and the well-drawn characters. Next month’s Book Club choice is Educated by Tara Westover.

Looking forward to the rest of October, the KFNV has the following virtual events scheduled:

1.  Coffee and Conversation at 10:00 am on Wednesday, October 14th where the topic will be your favorite fall activity or place to visit in the fall. Participants are welcome to show related mementos; and

2.   A presentation on medical marijuana by Dr. Matthew Mintz on Thursday, October 22nd at 7:00 pm. The KFNV invites both members and non-members to participate in this informative discussion.

**KFNV requests that those interested in attending please RSVP by Thursday, October 15th.

In addition, as part of KFNV’s outreach during this General Election season, KFNV is offering two services to its members. Specifically, KFNV has collected hard copies of the voting guides from the League of Women Voters.  The KFNV will arrange delivery either to your home or to a convenient and safe location for you to pick up a guide. In addition, the KFNV is offering to deliver members’ completed mail-in ballots to voting Drop Boxes.

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, to request the voting Drop Box delivery service or a voting 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. In particular, because voting season for the November 3rd general election is now upon us, please take a look at the News section of the website where voting information will be updated on the KFNV Blog. Finally, please become a member of the KFNV Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/kingfarmneighborsvillage to stay connected as well as informed about the upcoming fall KFNV events.

Website: https://www.kfnv.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kingfarmneighborsvillage

Email: kfnvinfo@gmail.com

Voicemail: (301) 799-8104 

RCPD News Report: September 28, 2020 to October 4, 2020

Please see the attached Rockville Police Report.

If you have a crime or concern to report, you can call the Rockville City Police Department at:
Non-Emergency: 240-314-8900
Emergency: 9-1-1
2 W. Montgomery Ave, Rockville, Maryland 20850