KFCA Weekly Email Blast: Friday, March 18th, 2022

published: March 18th, 2022 by in E-Mail Blast

Association News – Friday, March 18th, 2022

March Edition of the King Farm Chronicle

The March 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/).

2022 KFCA Annual Meeting/Election Update:

The King Farm Citizens Assembly (“Assembly”) will hold its Annual Meeting of the membership on Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 at 7:00 pm via Zoom meeting.  To join, you must register for the meeting using the zoom link below or by visiting the King Farm website under ‘Zoom Links‘.  If you wish to speak during open forum, please email management@kingfarm.org with your name and street address and any other information/comments you wish to provide.

Annual Meeting Zoom Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/kfca2022 

The primary purpose of the meeting is for presentation of the State of the Community report by the KFCA President and the election of two (2) Board of Trustees seats and one (1) KFCA President seat. The Treasurer will also provide a brief presentation on the current annual budget. Election results will be announced, and the newly elected members will be installed at the meeting.

One (1) candidate, Paul Scott, is running for one the two (2) seats on the Board of Trustees. One (1) candidate, Barry Jackson, is running for KFCA President seat. All positions are two-year terms. Please note, as the candidates are running uncontested in the election, there will not be a candidate forum this year. The BOT will appoint the 5th member since a candidate is not running for the 2nd open BOT seat. We still encourage residents to vote in this election.

Candidate statements can be viewed on the King Farm website at https://kingfarm.org/2022-annual-election/, in the March edition of the King Farm Chronicle, or by requesting a hard copy from the Management Office.

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 externalaffairs@kingfarm.org.

Upcoming King Farm Stormwater Mgmt. Facility Maintenance Sand Filter Rehab. Project

WHAT: King Farm Stormwater Management Facility Maintenance Sand Filter Rehabilitation Project

WHEN: Monday, March 21st to Thursday, March 31st (weather permitting)

WHERE:  Piccard Dr. between Choke Cherry Rd. and Heritage Fields Ave.; Longhorn Crescent near Rolling Fields Way.

  • The City of Rockville (City’s) consultant, Apex Companies, will perform sand filter maintenance as part of the King Farm Stormwater Management Facility Maintenance Sand Filter Rehabilitation Project.
  • Work will begin the week of Monday, March 21, 2022, and last until about Thursday, March 31, 2022, weather permitting, at three sand filters in King Farm (see reverse side of this advisory). Work will occur Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Impacts could include noise and parking restrictions. On-street parking spaces may be reserved for construction equipment. No parking signs will be posted 48 hours in advance and may be in place for two weeks at a time. 
  • Project goals are to improve the facilities’ maintainability and stormwater treatment. 

For any questions, contact: 

Heather Gewandter, Rockville Stormwater Manager, via telephone at 240-314-8873 or via email at hgewandter@rockvillemd.gov or Hjarman Cordero, Senior Community Engagement Coordinator, at 240-314-8344 or hcordero@rockvillemd.gov

County & City Updates:

City of Rockville:

  • COVID-19: City Hall to Reopen March 28th, 2022 — City Hall has been closed since March 14, 2020, however, it is set to reopen Monday, March 28, 2022. The Mayor and Council will continue to hold hybrid meetings, which the public is welcome to attend virtually, until further notice. These meetings can be viewed on-demand, live streamed online, and can be watched on Rockville 11 (Comcast) and channel 11 (verizon). Visitors will now be able to use all publicly accessible entrances and exits at City Hall when it reopens Monday, March 28. Face coverings will be optional for city employees and visitors to all City of Rockville facilities beginning Tuesday, March 8. Read more here.

Montgomery County:

  • Legislation Approved that Will Relieve County Municipalities of ‘Tax Duplication’–  Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich was joined this week by County Councilmembers Andrew Friedson, Sidney Katz and Nancy Navarro; Monique Ashton, president of the Montgomery County Chapter of the Maryland Municipal League; and other municipal leaders for the signing of Bill 2-22 will relieve residents who live in incorporated cities and towns from paying duplicate taxes for services. Read more here
  • High School Students Can Become ‘Vision Zero Youth Ambassadors’ and Help Make Roadways Safer; Deadline to Apply is Monday, March 21st — The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is seeking 30 high school students to serve as ‘Vision Zero Youth Ambassadors.’ The project-based learning program teaches teens leadership skills, outreach and engagement techniques to address traffic safety needs in their community. Read more here
  • Commission on Veterans Affairs Honoring Vietnam War Era Veterans with Virtual Tributes as ‘National Vietnam Veterans Day’ Approaches — The Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs is honoring dozens of Montgomery County Vietnam War Era veterans with detailed tributes displayed on a special website created by the commission. The tribute honors the veterans leading up to “National Vietnam War Veterans Day,” which is observed every year on March 29.  Read more here

State of Maryland:

  • Maryland gas tax holiday approved — Maryland lawmakers voted unanimously today to approve an emergency gas tax holiday to help battle the rising gas prices in the state. The measure is expected to go to Governor Hogan’s desk for final approval tomorrow, March 18. Hogan has said he will sign it as soon as he receives it, with the goal of cheaper gas for drivers by the weekend. The gas holiday will eliminate Maryland’s $.36 per gallon tax on gasoline for 30 days. The average price for gas in Maryland is currently $4.21 per gallon. Read more here
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland Issues Order Moving Primary Election to July 19 — The Court of Appeals of Maryland this week issued an order, In the Matter of 2022 Legislative Districting of the State, moving the 2022 State primary election from June 28 to Tuesday, July 19th, 2022. The Order also extends the deadline for filing to run for offices to April 15. The announcement was made by the Maryland Board of Elections. Read more here.

King Farm Neighbors Village News (KFNV)


March 2022 King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) events are coming to an end with the following virtual events. Specifically, on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 from 10-11:30 am, King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) participants virtually gathered for Coffee and Conversation and discussed the topic: Music and memories of your musical experiences over the years. Many wonderful memories were shared. Many wonderful memories were shared. Finally, the last KFNV March event is on Thursday, March 24, 2022 from 4-5 pm, when the KFNV will host its highlight event entitled: “How to Protect Your Assets from Probate and Long-term Care.” In particular, Evan H.  Farr, Esquire, a Certified Elder Law Attorney of the Farr Law Firm (farrlawfirm.com) will present a virtual program on asset protection.  This virtual program is open to all members of the King Farm community, as KFNV membership is not required for attendance.

Future virtual KFNV events scheduled for April are: 

  1. Thursday, April 7th, 2022, 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. 
  2. Thursday, April 14th, 2022, from 12:30 – 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. 

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.  

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 kfnvinfo@gmail.com, leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104, or view the KFNV website at https://www.kfnv.org/.

City of Rockville Parking Permits for King Farm Streets Expiring Soon

Parking Districts Expiration Dates
The City of Rockville has nine parking districts. Each district has a 3-year renewal cycle. The City streets in King Farm are part of parking district “F”, which will expire March 31, 2022.

Effective 12/8/2021: The 3 year renewal rate for parking permits is $15 per car. The rates decrease or are prorated by year in the amount of $5, until the end of each respective cycle. 

Please click here to view the list of parking permit streets in Rockville and their respective expiration dates.

To renew a parking permit and for more information, please click here.

RCPD News Report: March 08, 2022 to March 15, 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:
Non-Emergency: 240-314-8900
Emergency: 9-1-1
2 W. Montgomery Ave, Rockville, Maryland 20850