Association News – Friday, April 8th, 2022
It’s Food Truck Friday!
It’s Food Truck Friday night and Cipolla Rossa Pizza will be rolling into King Farm from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. They will be parked in front of 300 Saddle Ridge Circle. If you would like to place your order early, be sure to use this link to pre-order your food.
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 8 – Cipolla Pizza
- April 15 – Silver & Son’s BBQ
- April 22 – Corned Beef King
- April 29 – Giacomo’s Brick Oven Pizza
For information and to register, please go to the King Farm website for Zoom meeting links: https://kingfarm.org/zoom-meeting-links/.
- 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.
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/).
King Farm Spring Fling Tomorrow
Join your King Farm neighbors as we hop into the start of warm weather, flowers and fun with the annual Spring Fling celebration tomorrow, 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 -register for a time slot for this event here.
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!
- 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!
- Come to our Swim Team Open House: Wednesday, April 20th, at the Community Center, 7-8PM
Please visit the King Farm website or KFST website for more information:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for any assistance.
*Please note – staff members and contractors may opt to continue to social distance or wear masks, so please be considerate.
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 email@example.com 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.
We appreciate you interest in keeping the community safe for pedestrians!
County & City Updates:
FROM THE CITY OF ROCKVILLE — YARD WASTE COLLECTION ADVISORY
Due to staffing shortages, City of Rockville customers may experience delays in curbside yard waste collections.
- Please leave yard waste at the curb and it will be collected as soon as possible.
- Do not remove yard waste if it has not been collected.
- Having yard waste at the curb will help crews assess collection needs and make plans to catch up as soon as possible, including collecting on Friday and Saturday.
The city is working to bring staffing levels back to where we can once again resume regularly scheduled collections. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.
King Farm Neighbors Village News (KFNV)
The King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) began its schedule of events for April with its Virtual Movie Club on April 7th from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm where the movie The Post was reviewed by Movie Club members. Participants gave the 2017 movie a favorable review especially the spot-on portrayals by Tom Hanks as Bed Bradlee and by Meryl Streep as Katherine Graham. Other events for April, including the in-person highlight event at the end of the month, are:
Future virtual KFNV events scheduled for April are:
- Virtual Book Club — Thursday, April 14th, from 12:30 to 2:00 pm:
The KFNV members will discuss the Kristin Hannah novel, The Four Winds. Ms. Hannah’s book that has been compared to The Grapes of Wrath and was given a 4.3 out of 5 rating by Goodreads.
- 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,
- Back to the Future: Connecting In-Person Again: 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 Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s requirements; masks, however, 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:
- 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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