IN THIS EDITION:
1. 2024 Draft Budget Review Tuesday, October 3rd @ 6:30 pm
2. Administrative Resolution Amendment AR #4 Due Process
3. Upcoming Board & Committee Meetings
4. Final Phase of Paving Project – DATE CHANGES
5. Food Truck Friday
6. King Farm Community Yard Sale Canceled
7. No Parking Reminder for King Farm Fall Festival
8. King Farm Fall Festival Next Sunday, October 1st
9. King Farm to Host Rockville Candidates Forum
10. King Farm Neighbors Village Activities
11. Friendly Reminders – Alley Lights and Trash
12. Tree Montgomery – Free Trees
13. Rockville City Police Department Crime Report
2024 DRAFT BUDGET REVIEW
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3rd @ 6:30 pm
2024 DRAFT BUDGET REVIEW
Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 6:30 pm
The Budget Committee is hosting an open meeting to review the budget with the community. While an increase is not anticipated, the expected adoption of the draft budget will take place November 15, 2023 regular Board of Trustees Meeting.
Open to King Farm homeowners and residents to comment and/or ask questions about the 2024 Draft Budget.
A copy of the 2024 Draft Budget is available in the resident portal: https://kingfarm.frontsteps.com/folders/syPwKRCXwWtPxC8M8hvZeJxyGsKcZZs2xArr or you can request a copy from Management.
Meeting changes will be sent via email blast and/or posted on the website,
Administrative Resolution Amendment #4
- AR #4 Due Process Amendment – Changes have been made to this resolution to reflect changes in the Maryland Homeowners Association Act. This amendment is expected to be adopted at the October 18th, Board of Trustees regular meeting.
A copy of the change is available in the resident portal:
A copy can be requesting from Management as well.
UPCOMING BOARD & COMMITTEE MEETINGS
MEETINGS ARE HELD VIA ZOOM AND REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
BOCC meets on the 2nd Monday of the month.
Next BOCC Regular Meeting: October 02, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
ADT meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Next ADT Meeting: October 11, 2023 @ 4:30 pm
Turn in Design Review Applications by the 20th of the month before the next meeting.
BOT Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the Month
Next BOT Meeting: October 18, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
No Meeting April, August or December
Meeting changes will be sent via email blast and/or posted on the website,
FINAL PHASE OF PAVING PROJECT
DATE CHANGES – PLEASE REVIEW
Identify Your Section On The Map (See Attached Map)
Weather related delays – If a day is rained out, the schedule will continue as detailed (unless otherwise stated), and the missed day will be added to the end of the schedule. Management will notify those affected via email.
To ensure a smooth process, we kindly request your cooperation with the following:
Parking/Access: Please be mindful of any temporary parking restrictions or access in affected areas and plan accordingly.
Traffic: Follow the instructions of the traffic management personnel and adhere to any signage or alternate routes provided.
PHASE D – ASPHALT SEALCOATING:
SEPT 5TH – OCT 2ND
The following alleys identified on the map remain. Alleys will be blocked, so vehicles cannot drive in the alleys starting at 7:00 am the morning of the scheduled work. Access will be granted the following morning at 7 or 8 am. Striping of lots will be done same day as sealcoat.
Any vehicle obstructing the alley or lot will be towed/relocated.
Please review the map (number and color code) to determine the date of of the schedule work in your alley. Questions?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-987-0122.
It’s Food Truck Friday and tonight Trippy Tacos will be parked around 300 Saddle Ridge Circle from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please use this link to pre-order your meal for tonight.
Food Truck Friday September Schedule
September 29 – Corned Beer King
Please note, due to weather or mechanical truck issues, food trucks may cancel on short notice.
King Farm Community Yard Sale Canceled
Due to the forecast for heavy rain tomorrow and throughout the weekend, the King Farm Community Yard Sale scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, September 23, 2023 has been canceled. We will reschedule the sale for the spring. We apologize for the inconvenience.
No Parking Reminder for King Farm Fall Festival
The King Farm Fall Festival is next Sunday, October 1, 2023.
Police will close off all of Saddle Ridge Circle and portions of Saddle Ridge Lane, Reserve Champion Drive, Game Creek Dr and Thompson Dairy Way
to all parking and traffic from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please remove your vehicle to your alley or garage if parked in front of your home or on any of these streets by 9:00 am Sun, Oct 1. No parking signs will be posted in the affected areas.
Thanks for your cooperation and see you at the festival!
King Farm Fall Festival Next Sunday
The King Farm Fall Festival will be held next Sunday, October 1, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Saddle Ridge Community Center lawn area and surrounding streets of Saddle Ridge Circle.
The Fall Festival will feature plenty of free activities for neighbors and visitors of all ages including live performances by the band Thunderball. Enjoy a horse-drawn hayride around Saddle Ridge Circle, moonbounces & obstacles course inflatables for all ages, the return of scarecrow making, pumpkin decorating, and a live petting zoo. We will welcome back the return of the Business Fair Expo featuring over 20 local business sponsors and vendors.
This year’s event will feature some of King Farm’s favorite food trucks and local food vendors selling their tasty festival foods. There is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. All food and beverage purchases will require a fee, so be sure to bring your wallet and support the food vendors.
The majority of Saddle Ridge Circle, Saddle Ridge Lane as well as areas around the Saddle Ridge Community Center will be closed to all traffic from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Residents are encouraged to walk to the event or find parking on adjacent streets. Overflow parking will be located at Safeway in the King Farm Village Center or Redland Corporate Park and walk into the event site.
A special thank you to all our 2023 Fall Festival Sponsors!!!
We appreciate your continued support
Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center
All Star Pediatric Dentistry
Committee to Elect Barry Jackson for Rockville City Council
Deidra Stubbs of Coldwell Banker Real Estate
EckoTek Power Wash
Friends of Adam Van Grack for Rockville City Council
Ingleside at King Farm
Mario Brothers Painting
Rockville Economic Development Inc. (REDI)
Sunny & Lauren’s
We can’t wait to see everyone at this year’s Fall Festival!
King Farm to Host Rockville Candidates Forum
The King Farm Citizens Assembly will host a Candidates Forum for residents to meet the Rockville residents who are vying for your vote to serve as Mayor and Councilmembers of the Rockville City Council. It is important that King Farm uses its voting power to influence decisions that directly impact King Farm. More information about the Forum will be announced, so please watch for e-mail blasts and postings on www.kingfarm.org.
The Forum will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Saddle Ridge Community Center, 300 Saddle Ridge Circle.
Residents are encouraged to submit the questions they want asked to the candidates via e-mail to management@ kingfarm.org by October 9, 2023.
The King Farm Citizens Assembly is independent and nonpartisan in this election and does not endorse any of the candidates. The Forum provides an opportunity for all King Farm resident voters to meet the candidates, hear their views, and how it will affect King Farm, and decide who will get your vote.
Stay tuned for the October edition of the King Farm Chronicle for a special Rockville City Election “Meet the Candidates” segment.
The beginning of fall has the King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) busy with many activities. Specifically, yesterday The KFNV Friends Club met and lunched together outdoors at the King Farm Homestead Park. Many friends came and celebrated the end of summer and the beginning of fall. Other events scheduled for September are:
- 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.
- NOTE: COFFE AND CONVERSATION FROM THIS MONTH ON WILL MEET ON THE FOURTH WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH.
On Wednesday, September 27, 2023, the Coffee and Conversation group, will gather from 10:00-11:30 am and discuss the topic: Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us.
- Highlight Event: On Thursday, September 28, 2023 from 4:00-5:00 pm, Patricia Dubroof will facilitate a class entitled, “Creative Engagement and Champagne.” Ms. Dubroof is Director of Community Relations/Creative Aging Specialist with Assisting Hands of Potomac as well as a professional artist & teacher. During this interactive event, Ms. Dubroof will demonstrate a simple, hands-on art project to create individualized note cards. You do not have to be a member of the KFNV to participate in this creative activity; however, please sign up as early as possible as there is a participant limit. We hope to see many King Farm friends at this “sparkling” and fun activity.
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 email@example.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 services continue to be the top category for KFNV services; however, many requests for simple household tasks have been fulfilled. Watering plant for vacationing KFNV members has been a very popular summer task for KFNV volunteers. The tasks have been quite varied. 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.
Besides transportation and simple household tasks, the KFNV also offers friendly phone calls, texts, and friendly visits. Please feel free to avail yourself of all of the community services that the KFNV offers. 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. The KFNV is looking for volunteer assistance —from serving on committees like the Events Committee, to assisting the Operations Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, or the Webmaster– to providing transportation services to our 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 firstname.lastname@example.org , 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 email@example.com , or viewing the KFNV website at www.kfnv.org
Alley Lights and Trash & Recycling
Alley Lights Must Be On From Dusk to Dawn
As we lose daylight hours, it is important to remember to verify that your alley light(s) is operable. Per Equity Resolution #2, alley lights should be on from dusk to dawn. The light should be on a photocell, so it automatically turns on at dusk. If your alley light is on a photocell but energized by a switch, please consider taping the switch in the on position to avoid accidently turning it off.
- The City of Rockville provides once-per-week curbside recycling, trash, and yard waste collections in the community. Trash/Recycling/Yard Waste day in King Farm is THURSDAY.
- Place recycling/trash bins at the curb/alleyway the night before collection OR the morning of collection before 6:00 am.
- Recycling/trash bins must be store inside the garage, approved shed, or Living unit on non-collection days (within 24-hours of collection). Refer to Equity Resolution #1.
- Yard waste should be bagged and left at the front (not the alley) of the home on trash days.
- Please refer to the King Farm website (https://kingfarm.org/trash/) or the City for Rockville site for more information (https://kingfarm.org/city-of-rockville/).
If you are thinking about planting a tree, you may be eligible to obtain a free tree from Montgomery County.
Please remember that installation of 1 tree is permitted without a Design Review Application (DRA). Removals of live trees require a DRA. Please refer the website: https://kingfarm.org/tree-replacement-removal/.
For more information about the program, click the following link: Tree Montgomery: Tree Montgomery.
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
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