Association News – Friday, April 15th, 2022
Food Truck Friday
It’s Food Truck Friday, so head to the Saddle Ridge Community Center at 300 Saddle Ridge Circle between 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. where Silver and Son’s BBQ will be parked and ready to serve you! If you would like to pre-order your meal, please visit this link.
See the list below for the upcoming schedule of when your favorite food trucks will be rolling into King Farm this month.
April Food Truck Friday Schedule:
- April 15 – Silver & Son’s BBQ
- April 22 – Corned Beef King
- April 29 – Giacomo’s Brick Oven Pizza
Upcoming KFCA Meetings / Annual Meeting
For information and to register, please go to the King Farm website for Zoom meeting links: https://kingfarm.org/zoom-meeting-links/.
- Annual Meeting & Election: Wed. 04/27/22 – 7:00 PM
- Board of Trustees (BOT): NO APRIL BOT MEETING
- Next BOT meeting will be on Wed. 05/18/22 @ 7:30 PM due to the Annual Meeting.
Spring Fling Photos Are Here
If you attended last Saturday’s Spring Fling event and had your photo taken with Hoppers the Bunny, click here to download your personal bunny pictures. The password to download one free copy is Easter.
Thank you to all the those who came out to enjoy the spring fling fun!
King Farm Pedestrian Safety Survey
On March 16th, King Farm held a conversation with the City of Rockville about various issues. One issue highlighted during the conversation was about pedestrian safety. The City of Rockville adopted a Vison Zero Action Plan in 2020 to address pedestrian safety concerns within the City with the goal of eliminating traffic-related fatal and serious injuries by 2030.
The City of Rockville Traffic and Transportation Department would like King Farm residents to provide specific locations of concern within King Farm. Keep in mind that lights on MD 355 and Shady Grove Road are owned and operated by the County. **The City is aware of the concerns on MD 355 and Shady Grove Road, but those require coordination with the County and will take more time.
Please use this link to complete a survey on pedestrian safety within King Farm:
The deadline to complete the survey is 4/27/22.
Registration is Now Open for the King Farm Screamin’ Geese Swim Team!
The King Farm Screamin’ Geese Swim Team is excited to announce another swim season this summer! The KFST is looking for swimmers to join the team and registration is officially open. The swim team is open to all ages (up to 18 years of age) and swimming abilities!
- Come to the Swim Team Open House: Wednesday, April 20th, at the Community Center, 7-8PM
- Regular Team Practices start May 31st and run until July 19th.
- Pre-Team Evaluations on June 12th (10-11:00 am)
- Pre-Team Practices start June 13th and run until July 19th
The King Farm Screamin’ Geese Swim Team was formed to encourage informal, friendly competition at the neighborhood pool level and provide young people in the community with the opportunity to participate in team competitions during the summer.
Here are just a few reasons to join the King Farm Swim Team:
Community, Fitness, Friendships, Fun, Lifelong Swim Skills, Self Esteem, Affordable, Being Part of a Great Team!
Please visit the King Farm website or KFST website for more details:
PeaceJam Mid-Atlantic Peace Festival – April 24, 2022
Please find attached the Public Statement of the Event. This event is free and open to the public. Read more below.
Join us on April 24, 2022, for an afternoon of inspiration and action featuring Kailash Satyarthi, 2014 Nobel Peace Laureate and Children’s Rights Activist, local youth leaders and community nonprofits. The PeaceJam Mid-Atlantic Peace Festival is a community celebration of peace, service, and compassion, and is designed to inspire young leaders to serve as peacemakers in their school, local, and global communities. The Peace Festival is the third and final day of the PeaceJam Mid-Atlantic Youth Conference Weekend. The Festival will consist of a youth-led series of service projects, a Peace Fair featuring local nonprofits, and a rally and march led by Kailash Satyarthi.
Community Wide Inspections Update:
The community-wide inspections have started, so please take a moment to look at the exterior of your home. The list below includes a tentative timeline of when we will be inspecting streets within the community. **If you are a non-resident homeowner, please make sure someone (property management company, yourself if you are local, or a designated representative) inspects the home.
Do Not Wait to Receive a Notice!
Walk around the entire home to see what requires maintenance. Many homes within King Farm are approaching or are 20+ years old and the signs of aging and deferred maintenance are very visible. If the exterior maintenance is done periodically, it helps reduce rapid deterioration of the components.
Take time to look at your gutters, soffits, rake boards, garage, decks, fencing, brick pavers, siding, as well as, landscaping, trees (especially trees in the alley), storage items, and trash containers. These are common items that require cleaning, power washing, painting, and repair/replacement.
Planning For Exterior Home/Lot Changes:
If you want to make exterior visual changes to your home, including certain landscaping changes, please submit a design review application (DRA) for review AND approval from the ADT committee. As a reminder, while many people will want to plant gardens as the weather gets warmer, please note that herb/vegetable gardens are not permitted in the front or sides of the home.
For more information about exterior changes that require a DRA and how, please refer to ER 1, 2, and 9 and the King Farm website (can be downloaded/viewed within the FrontSteps Resident Portal).
You can find additional information about design changes, submitting design review applications, and pre-approved lists for certain exterior elements, on the King Farm website: https://kingfarm.org/architectural-design-guide/ & https://kingfarm.org/design-review-applications/
Tentative Inspection Timeline:
- March – Falcon Park Ln., Gaither Rd., Heritage Fields Ave., Landis Way, Lawson Way, Maple Grove Ln., Piccard Dr., Redland Blvd., Ridgemont Ave., and Royal Crescent
- April – Crestfield Dr., Elmcroft Blvd., Garden View Sq., Garden View Way, Grand Champion Dr., Havencrest St., Poplar Spring Rd., and Silver Glade Pl.
- May – Cork Tree Ln., Crooked Creek Dr., Deer Meadow Ln., Longhorn Crescent, Pasture Side Pl., Pasture Side Way, Pleasant Cir., Pleasant Dr., Reserve Champion Dr., Robena Way, Rolling Fields Way, Saddle Ridge Cir., and Watkins Overlook.
- June – Barnside Pl., Bonnibelle Pl., Creek Valley Ln., Dunloggin Dr., Game Creek Dr., Pure Spring Crescent, Saddle Ridge Ln., Silver King Ln., Thompson Dairy Way, Treemont Way, Trotter Farm Dr., Watkins Cir., Watkins Pond Blvd., and Wickwood Dr.
- June/July – Bellspring Pl., King Farm Blvd, and Shorthorn Way.
Please utilize the King Farm website (https://kingfarm.org/) to find helpful information and forms regarding maintenance, applications, forms, etc. We appreciate everyone doing their part to keep King Farm a beautiful and vibrant community!
King Farm Amenities Update:
Barring any mandated changes by the City, County, or State, King Farm plans to reopen community amenities without COVID-19 restrictions effective April 1, 2022. The Saddle Ridge Community Room will return to a maximum capacity of 100 persons (previously 50), the fitness room will resume normal capacity and hours (4am-11pm), and the pool will reopen May 28th, 2022, with no restrictions or reservations.
The on-site King Farm Management Office is now resuming pre-covid operations. However, resident appointments are still preferred during regular business hours (Mon.-Thurs. 8:30am-5:00pm / Fri. 8:30am-2:00pm). Please call 301-987- 0122 or e-mail email@example.com for any assistance.
*Please note – staff members and contractors may opt to continue to social distance or wear masks, so please be considerate.
King Farm Neighbors Village News (KFNV)
The King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) hosted its monthly virtual Book Club on April 14th from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm with the discussion of the Kristin Hannah novel, The Four Winds. Most participants agreed with the 4.3/5 rating given by Goodreads.
The two other events scheduled for April including the in-person highlight event at the end of the month are:
- Virtual Coffee and Conversation — April 20th from 10:30 to 11:30 am:
Where the topic will be: Childhood Dreams and Adult Reality or as a child, what did you want to be when you grew up, and what did you actually become as an adult; and last but definitely not least,
- The in-person KFNV Annual Meeting on April 21st, at 7:00 pm in the King Farm Saddle Ridge Community Center. The KFNV welcomes the whole King Farm Community to this first in-person gathering since March 2020 and hopes to see many of its neighbors at this meeting. The KFNV requests that all participants be vaccinated according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s requirements. Masks are optional.
Please take a look at the KFNV Blog under the News section of the KFNV website for articles about events as well as news relevant to the KFNV community. Also, both the Movie Club and Book Club welcome new members. Please see below for KFNV membership details.
The KFNV will resume services as of May 1st. Services to be provided include past services such as:
1. Transportation to appointments,
2. Friendly phone calls,
3. Friendly visits, and one new service
4. Simple household tasks.
As with KFNV services in the past, services are provided to KFNV members only. Please see below for how to easily join the KFNV.
How to Contact KFNV:
For most of our monthly events, membership is required; but membership is free and as easy as filling out an on-line or mail-in form. We do, 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 become a KFNV member, or to make a donation, please contact the Member Coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org, leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104, or view the KFNV website at https://www.kfnv.org/.
The KFNV Board of Directors wishes a happy Passover and Easter to all those in the community who celebrate these spring holidays.