Association News – Friday, April 1st, 2022
Food Truck Friday Is Back!
It’s back from now through the end of July King Farm’s Food Truck Friday nights have returned. Every Friday night head to the Saddle Ridge Community Center at 300 Saddle Ridge Circle between 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. where a food truck will be parked around the Circle ready to sell and serve to you!
Tonight, stop by and visit the Big Greek Café’s Big Greek on Wheels. Those who wish to pre-order your meal for tonight can do so via 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 1 – Big Greek on Wheels
- April 8 – Cipolla Pizza
- April 15 – Silver & Son’s BBQ
- April 22 – Corned Beef King
- April 29 – Giacomo’s Brick Oven Pizza
Registration Now Open for King Farm Spring Fling
Join your King Farm neighbors as we hop into the start of warm weather, flowers and fun with the annual Spring Fling celebration next Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Hoppers the Bunny will return for professional photos with all just outside the Saddle Ridge Community Center (300 Saddle Ridge Circle) and registered children will receive fun treats! Space is limited, this event is open to King Farm residents only, sorry no non-resident outside guests, friends, or relatives permitted. *This event will be held rain or shine – either inside or outside -depending on weather.
Residents MUST pre-register for a time slot for this event here.
April Edition of the King Farm Chronicle
The April 2022 edition of the King Farm Chronicle is here and will be delivered to your doorsteps soon! Click here to read the online version of the Chronicle.
Please visit our website under Stay Informed / King Farm Chronicle to read past editions (https://kingfarm.org/king-farm-chronicle/).
Upcoming KFCA Meetings:
For information and to register, please go to the King Farm website for Zoom meeting links: https://kingfarm.org/zoom-meeting-links/.
- Police & Safety Conversation with the RCPD Webinar: Wed. 04/06/22 – 7:00 PM
- External Affairs (EA): Thurs. 04/07/22 – 7:30 PM
- Board of Code Compliance (BOCC): Mon. 04/11/22 – 7:00 PM
- Architectural Design Trust (ADT): Wed. 04/13/22 – 4:30 PM
- 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.
KFST Update: 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 King Farm Screamin’ Geese Swim Team is a funded Registered Affiliate of KFCA. The team has been formed to encourage informal, friendly competition at the neighborhood pool level and provide young people with the opportunity to participate in team competition during the summer within a fair and wholesome environment, in order to develop athletic skills, encourage sportsmanship and teamwork, and make lifelong neighborhood friends.
Please see the attached flyers for more details or visit the King Farm website or KFST website:
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.
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. If the exterior maintenance is done periodically, it helps reduce rapid deterioration of the components.
Planning is important: the earlier the better! If you want to make exterior visual changes to your home (this includes certain landscaping changes – see ER 3), please submit a design review application (DRA) for review and approval from the ADT. 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. You can find additional information on the King Farm website (https://kingfarm.org/architectural-design-guide/) ( https://kingfarm.org/design-review-applications/).
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!
Police & Safety Conversation with the RCPD – Webinar Event – Wednesday, April 6th
King Farm Citizens Assembly (KFCA) President, Barry Jackson, and the External Affairs committee is hosting a virtual webinar event, Police & Safety Conversation with the RCPD, at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 6th, 2022. Representatives from the Rockville City Police Department (RCPD) have been invited and will be attending the meeting. The Chief of Police for RCPD, Victor Brito, will be speaking during this event and will provide the community with insights regarding current crime statistics and other important topics surrounding the safety of King Farm.
To attend, you must register in advance using the Zoom webinar registration link provided below or by visiting the King Farm website under ‘Zoom Meeting Links‘.
Webinar Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/RCPDandKFCAEvent
Please submit any questions in advance using the Zoom registration form or submit your questions to the External Affairs committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Administrative Resolution No. 2 – Draft Amendment for Review
Due to last minute edits, the Board of Trustees tabled the adoption of the amended Administrative Resolution No. 2. During the May 18, 2022 BOT meeting, AR No. 2 will be discussed and adopted.
To view AR No. 2, please login to the FrontSteps portal and navigate to the Governing Documents folder then the “Draft Resolutions (Equity/Administrative) For Review” subfolder OR visit the King Farm website (https://kingfarm.org/draft-resolutions/).
Pedestrian Safety — Community Feedback Needed
On March 16th, King Farm held a conversation with the City of Rockville about various issue. 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.
If there is a specific location within King Farm that you believe the City of Rockville should evaluate, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Pedestrian Safety Location(s) for City of Rockville Review”.
All submissions must be received no later than Wednesday, April 27th. All comments gathered will be forwarded to the City of Rockville Traffic and Transportation Department for review.
County & City Updates:
City of Rockville:
- City of Rockville Budget Survey — King Farm resident responses are requested! — Please consider reviewing and completing the Budget Survey. Public participation in the City’s budget process is a high priority for the Mayor/Council and staff, because it allows community members to provide valuable input for Mayor and Council FY23 budget discussions. The City would like your input on Rockville’s capital and operating budgets for Fiscal Year 2023, which begins on July 1, 2022. For more information on the budget and the full calendar of budget events, please visit www.rockvillemd.gov/budget.
- There are several ways to provide input:
- Complete the online Community Priorities Survey for the FY 2023 Budget at www.rockvillemd.gov/budget (survey is available in English and Spanish and will be posted until April 15, 2022).
- Participate in the final FY 2023 budget public hearing on April 4, 2022.
- Submit written comments to the Mayor and Council through the City Clerk’s Office, 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850.
- Send an email to email@example.com. Please include “FY 2023 Budget Testimony” in the subject line.
King Farm Neighbors Village News (KFNV)
The King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) has a full schedule for April, including its first in-person event on April 21st. In particular, the KFNV will host the following events:
Future virtual KFNV events scheduled for April are:
- Virtual Movie Club — Thursday, April 7th, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm:
The KFNV Movie Club will review the movie The Post. The 2017 movie starring, Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee and Meryl Streep as Katherine Graham, tells the story of the attempts by Post journalists to publish the Pentagon Papers.
- Virtual Book Club — Thursday, April 14th, from 12:30 to 2:00 pm:
The KFNV Book Club will discuss the Kristin Hannah novel, The Four Winds. Because of the Dust Bowl setting, Ms. Hannah’s book has been compared to The Grapes of Wrath. Goodreads gave it a 4.3 out of 5 stars rating.
- 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.
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:
- Transportation to appointments
- Friendly phone calls
- Friendly visits
- and one new service 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/.
RCPD News Report: March 22, 2022 to March 29, 2022
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:
2 W. Montgomery Ave, Rockville, Maryland 20850
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