Association News – Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

published: November 25th, 2020 by in E-Mail Blast

Wednesday, November 25th

November-December King Farm Chronicle

Click here to read the November-December 2020 King Farm Chronicle before it hits mailboxes later this week.

Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 26th

King Farm Shuttle Bus – No Holiday Service:
Please note that the King Farm Shuttle will not provide service on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Management Office Closed:

The King Farm Management Office will be closed Thursday, November 26th-27th in Observance of Thanksgiving. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, November 30 (8:30 am – 5:00 pm). We hope that everyone has a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!

!Committee Volunteers Needed

If you are interested in joining a King Farm Committee, please click here (insert link) to fill out the form. All committee volunteers are required to be appointed by the KFCA President. Please note: the ADT committee consists of up to 4 members, not including the Community Architect. The BOCC consists of up to 6 members.

After we receive your submission, Management will contact you to let you know the next steps – https://kingfarm.org/committee-volunteer/

Committee Meeting Updates

ADT – Wednesday, Dec 9, 2020 – 4:30 p.m.
Please make sure to submit Design Review Applications by 12:00pm, Monday, November 30 for review during the December meeting.

BOCC – Monday, Dec 14, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.

External Affairs – Monday, Dec 7, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.

Board of Trustees Meeting – There is no meeting planned for the month of December. The Board will resume regular meetings will resume on Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Food Truck Friday Holiday Hiatus

King Farm’s Food Truck Friday is taking a holiday hiatus for the Thanksgiving weekend. Food Truck Friday will return next Friday, December 4 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with the Big Greek on Wheels truck featuring your favorite authentic Greek meals like pitas with gyro, pork, chicken, falafel, or shrimp and lite fare Greek salads and much more.

Food Truck Friday Schedule:

  • Friday, November 27 – Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend – no food truck
  • Friday, December 4 –   Big Greek on Wheels
  • Friday, December 11 – Fat Pete’s BBQ Truck
  • Friday, December 18 – Trippy Tacos Truck

2021 King Farm Budget Approved

The King Farm Citizens Assembly 2021 budget was unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees during the October 21, 2020 meeting. The 2021 budget reflects no increase in the monthly assessment dues for King Farm residents. Please check your mailbox for the 2021 payment coupons. Coupons will be mailed out in mid-December to the owners who are not on direct debit. If you are currently on direct debit (meaning Comsource debits your account), you will not receive coupons. You do not need to do anything. The new assessment amount will automatically be deducted from the designated account. If you are not on direct debit, you will receive new coupons in the mail. If you use autopay through your bank, you will need to change the payment amount to reflect the new assessment amount. If you have any questions, please contact the management office at management@kingfarm.org.

King Farm Maintenance Inspections Begin Next Month

The King Farm Board of Trustees, along with the Architectural Design Trust Committee (ADT), and Board of Code Compliance is committed to ensuring individual lots are maintained in accordance with the standards prescribed in the King Farm governing documents. Such efforts are critical to preserving the quality of the overall community appearance, as well as property values. The Board of Trustees selected HOA Inspection Services, a third party vendor, to conduct individual lot inspections throughout the community to maintain a more consistent schedule. A new inspection cycle is expected to begin in December 2020/January 2021.

Please note: Management continues to investigate complaints, as well as perform periodic maintenance inspections in addition to the annual lot inspections. A new program for periodic inspections for smaller items will also commence in December 2020/January 2021. Door hangers will be left at the front doors on lots to identify items, not in compliance with the governing documents.

Below is a brief overview of the King Farm inspection process:

1. 1st Inspection & Notice:
o If a notice is received, residents will be provided time to make repairs prior to re-inspection and given a reinspection date.
o Keep in mind that there is a lag time between when pictures are taken and new notices are sent.

2. 1st Reinspection:
o Re-inspections will start on/after the date provided on the notice.
o Typically takes 3 weeks for re-inspections to be performed, data review, and new notices to be printed/mailed.
o Re-inspections are performed at one time.
o Some issues may be corrected prior to reinspection, but all reinspections will take place at the same time. **There are NO individual if issues are corrected prior to reinspections.
o If the findings in the first notice are addressed, a 2nd notice will not be sent.

3. 2nd Notice:
o Any outstanding items will be noted and additional time to make repairs prior to final re-inspection.
o A date for the final re-inspection will be provided.
o Again, there is a lag time between when pictures are taken and new notices are sent.

4. 2nd Reinspection:
o Re-inspections will start on or after the date provided on the notice.
5. Final Notice/Complaint/Notice of Hearing:
o If corrections are not complete after the 2nd re-inspection, a complaint and a notice of hearing will be mailed and a hearing will be scheduled in front of the Board of Code Compliance (BOCC).
o If corrections are made prior to the hearing, the case will be dismissed.


Click here for more information on the property inspection process, home improvement FAQ, and more. 

King Farm Neighbors Village News

December is looking to be a busy holiday month for the King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV).  In particular,  KFNV is looking forward to its highlight  Zoom event –Bonbons and Beer – aka Chocolate and Beer Tasting, led by the staff from True Respite Brewing Co. and The Chocolatier’s Palette on Friday, December 4th from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. KFNV will cover the cost of the beer and chocolate tasting kits for members—one kit per family —as well as deliver the kits to the members.  Participants will enjoy a pairing of four craft beers with Belgian chocolates. What a way to launch the holiday season!

In addition to the highlight event, KFNV will also Zoom host an introductory and exploratory meeting for the new KFNV Movie Club on Thursday, December 3rd at 1:00 pm.  We anticipate that the Movie Club will begin after the first of the year.  Also, the KFNV Virtual Book Club will be held on Thursday, December 10th from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm, where the book under discussion will be The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. Finally, the busy month will end with Zoom Coffee and Conversation on Wednesday, December 16th at 10:00 am. At this last Coffee and Conversation in 2020, participants will share their favorite recipes or mementos for Hanukah, Christmas, New Years’, or other winter holidays.

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 services and events like Bonbons and Beer.   Please consider supporting the KFNV when thinking of your year-end charitable contributions. For information on how to become a KFNV  member, to make a contribution, or 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.

And last but not least, the KFNV is so thankful for the support that it has received from its members, supporters, and volunteers during this very tumultuous year.  Although 2020 has brought us some very challenging events, it has lived up to its name; for through these challenges we have been able to see with clear 2020 vision our true heroes in our neighbors and friends who in ways – big and small—have stepped up to help one another. For this and for you, we at KFNV are very grateful.

Finally, please take care of yourself and your loved ones as you celebrate Thanksgiving this year. We want you all to be able to celebrate Thanksgiving 2021 where hopefully life will be back to some kind of normal.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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:

New Montgomery County COVID-19 Restrictions Implemented Effective Yesterday

The Montgomery County Health Officer issued a new health directive yesterday, effective 5:00 p.m. November 24, 2020:


The following new restrictions are now in effect: 

• Indoor gatherings can no longer exceed 10 people.

• Outdoor gatherings can no longer exceed 25 people.

• Face masks must be worn at all times when outdoors (and social distance can’t be achieved);

• and at all times inside public facilities.

A copy of the new directive can be found here.

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

Montgomery County Covid-19 Testing Sites

Montgomery County Data Dashboard of COVID-19 Cases

Food Resources

RCPD News Report: November 16, 2020 – November 22, 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