Association News – Friday, October 30th, 2020

published: October 30th, 2020 by in E-Mail Blast

October Edition of The Chronicle!

 To view the online version of The Chronicle, please click here or go to The Chronicle page.


Final Opportunity To Provide Input On Community Survey

The King Farm Citizens Assembly (KFCA) wants input from residents on the community survey from 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.


November Committee Meetings:

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

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

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

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

  • 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 Recap: October 21, 2020

  • – Equity Resolution #9 (formerly known as #8) was approved. The number of this resolution was changed as ER #8 already exists.
  • – 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 email management@kingfarm.org.

You can view these documents and more in the internal files in the FrontSteps resident portal. If you need assistance with accessing your account or the documents, please contact Management by phone or email.

Daylight Saving Time Ends – Sunday, November 1st, 2020

Don’t forget to set your clocks back for daylight saving time! Sunday, November 1, 2020, 1:00:00 am local standard time. Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Nov 1, 2020 than the day before.


City of Rockville Halloween Activities

Halloween is on in Rockville!

The City of Rockville will follow recently issued county guidance for this year’s Halloween celebrations. The guidelines can be found at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/reopening/requirements/halloween.html. Plan early and identify safe alternatives to keep yourself safe from COVID-19.

Halloween Sweet Treat Drive-Thru and Car Costume Contest:

  • Show us your Halloween spirit by decorating your car for our Halloween Sweet Treat Drive-Thru and Car Costume Contest at the Rockville Civic Center Park, 1:00-5:00 pm, Saturday, Oct. 31st.
  • Make sure to register your car to book a time slot! On the day, drive through as you and your passengers collect sealed and prepackaged goodie bags handed by Rockville staff through your car window. (Face masks will be required and participants must remain in the vehicle.)
  • Decorated cars could be featured on social media, where the public will be asked to help pick winners. Prizes are available.
  • The cost is $8 per car for Rockville residents, $10 per car for nonresidents.

Register at: bit.ly/RkvHalloween2020

Rockville Pumpkin Decorating Contest:

Pizazz your pumpkin and procure prizes in the Rockville Pumpkin Decorating Contest! The themes must be Halloween, nature/fall, Rockville, or sports/recreation, and pumpkins can be carved and/or decorated! So, grab your carving kit, paint, glue, and glitter and submit your creation via social media with the hashtag #RockvillePumpkins for a shot at winning gift cards to local businesses:

  • 1st Place: $50
  • 2nd Place: $40
  • 3rd Place: $30
  • Honorable Mention: $25

Photos must be submitted via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #RockvillePumpkins by 11:59 pm on Saturday, Oct. 31st. (Must be a Rockville resident to enter; one entry per person; the contest welcomes all ages; carvings and decorations must be appropriate for all ages.) Winners will be announced on City of Rockville social media by Friday, Nov. 6.



City of Rockville Leaf Collection

The City will vacuum leaves from neighborhood curbs from October to December in five collection areas throughout Rockville. After the collection period ends, use biodegradable paper lawn bags or 32-gallon trash cans (without plastic garbage bags) to set leaves out on your recycling and trash collection day.

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

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

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

Then onward to December, KFNV is offering a new 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. Chocolatier’s Palette on Friday, December 4th from 7:30 pm to approximately 9:00 pm.  KFNV will cover the cost of the beer and chocolate tasting kits for members who sign up for the virtual Zoom event as well as deliver the kits to these members.

Finally, as the voting season comes to a conclusion, the King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) is still offering its service to drop off members’ completed mail-in ballots at 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, or to request the voting Drop Box delivery service,  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.

And last, but not least, please vote!

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:

RCPD News Report: October 19, 2020 to October 25, 2020

Please see the attached Rockville Police Report or click here.

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