Association News – Friday, May 13th, 2022
Upcoming KFCA Meetings – May 2022
For information and to register, please go to the King Farm website for Zoom meeting links: https://kingfarm.org/zoom-meeting-links/.
Board of Trustees (BOT): Wed. 05/18/22 @ 8:00 PM
** Please note, the meeting will begin 30 minutes later to allow time for the executive session before the meeting.
To view the draft agenda or resident board book for the May Board meeting, please visit the FrontSteps resident portal under BOT / BOT Agendas or click here. If you need any assistance registering for the meeting or accessing the resident board book/agenda, please contact management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Administrative Resolution No. 2 – Draft Amendment for Review:
During the BOT meeting, Administrative Resolution No. 2, Procedures for Review & Approval of Applications for Visual Changes to Living Units/Lots, 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/).
Food Truck Friday Night
It’s Food Truck Friday, so head to the Saddle Ridge Community Center at 300 Saddle Ridge Circle between 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. where PhoWheels DC will be set up and ready to serve you! You can pre-order tonight’s meal 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.
May Food Truck Friday Schedule:
- May 20th – Corned Beef King
- May 27th – Big Greek on Wheels
Organic Spring Turf Application – Monday 5/16
Community Landscape Services (CLS) will be on the property for spring turf fertilizer applications. The turf fertilization application is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 16th through Wednesday, May 17th (weather permitting).
All applications are organic (SDS sheets are included in the attachment) and all treated areas will be properly marked. If you have any questions regarding this service, please contact email@example.com.
The King Farm turf program has been organic since 2016. Please view the Organic Spring Turf Application Notice (attached) or visit the King Farm website under Landscaping Updates (https://kingfarm.org/landscaping-updates/).
May Edition of the King Farm Chronicle
The May 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/).
Movies on the Lawn Continues Next Saturday
Bring a blanket or a lawn chair as King Farm Movies on the Lawn continues with the animated film “Sing 2” playing on the big movie screen next Saturday, May 21, 2022. The movie, rated PG, will start promptly at 8:30 p.m. on the Saddle Ridge Circle lawn area adjacent to the Saddle Ridge Community Center.
*In the event of rain, the movie will be rescheduled to a later date.
Calling All Graduates!
Calling all preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle, high school and college graduates! The King Farm Chronicle would like to feature your 2022 graduate in the June Neighbors in the News graduates segment.
Send us a photo of your graduate and all the details to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 27, 2022.
ALLEY & STREET AWARENESS – Safety First!
We are starting to receive calls about people and children playing and riding bikes in the alleys and streets. As the weather gets warmer and summer rapidly approaches, we expect to see more people out and about. Please be mindful that the streets and alleys are not designated areas for play!
We understand that residents use the alleys to allow children to ride bikes because the alleys have reduced traffic; however, vehicles do use the alleys to access the garages. Please do not leave children unattended or unsupervised.
King Farm is fortunate to have two parks and various open green spaces in the community available to residents for playing, biking, etc. To avoid pedestrian accidents, drivers need to be aware of their speed, blind turns, and avoid using cell phones behind the wheel. Additionally, pedestrians need to recognize that vehicles have the right to utilize the alleyways and should provide space to allow vehicles to turn into the alley unimpeded.
If everyone does their part, accidents can be avoided! Please be a good neighbor by practicing safety and being aware of your surroundings while driving, biking, or walking.
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 Tuesday 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 info:
*Photo courtesy of Su-Lin Lee (King Farm resident).
King Farm Pool & Amenities Update:
Saddle Ridge Pool & Bailey’s Commons Pool:
The King Farm Pools are scheduled to open on Saturday, May 28th, 2022 (weather permitting). Barring any mandated changes by the City, County, or State, the pools will operate under normal operations this season. Liability waivers, masks, social distancing and reservations will no longer be required.
*Please note – lifeguards and other patrons may opt to continue to social distance or wear masks, so please be considerate.
Key Fob Reminder:
Friendly reminder for all new residents and residents over the age of 16 — please be sure to obtain a key fob (if you do not already have one) and update your information on file with the Management office so that you can access the community pools when they open for the season. Appointments are not required for key fobs, but they are recommended. As a reminder, the hours for key fob service are as follows:
- Monday – Thursday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
- Friday, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
If you need to obtain a key fob, please bring your photo ID, a copy of your lease (if you are renting), and proof of residency if your address on your photo ID is different. Lastly, please complete the key fob application and bring this with you when you arrive or complete the online application here: https://kingfarm.org/key-fob-application-form/.
Fitness Center, Community Room, and Management Office:
As of April 1, 2022, King Farm community amenities reopened without COVID-19 restrictions. The Saddle Ridge Community Room returned to a maximum capacity of 100 persons (previously 50) and the fitness room resumed normal capacity and hours (4am-11pm).
The on-site King Farm Management Office is open for walk-ins. 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.
*staff members and contractors may opt to continue to social distance or wear masks, so please be considerate.
Be a Respectful Neighbor and Follow Rockville’s Property Rules
The City of Rockville is reminding property owners to be good neighbors, and avoid exterior property violations that could affect health and safety, and result in a citation:
- Remove trash or debris.
- Trim weed or plant growth more than 10 inches tall.
- Remove junk vehicles that are inoperable, abandoned or dismantled.
- No overcrowded or prohibited dwellings.
- Prune trees, bushes, hedges, shrubs and vines so they’re not a hazard or detriment to the neighborhood.
- Maintain all exterior wood and metal surfaces in good condition.
- Park motor vehicles properly in off-street parking or on the street.
- Only one unlicensed motor vehicle can be parked on a residential zone property.
For more information about common property violations, or to submit a report, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/FormCenter/Code-Enforcement-10/Code-Violation-Report-92.
County & City Updates:
City of Rockville:
- Hometown Holidays Returns Saturday, May 28th & Sunday, May 29th at RedGate Park — Reunite with neighbors at Hometown Holidays: A Community Gathering. This free festival will take place on 5/28 and 5/29 from 11:00am to 7:00pm at RedGate Park and will feature local flavor including two stages of entertainment by local acts, a Taste of Rockville, and activities for kids. Read more.
- Education Commission Created to Support Rockville Students — In April, the Mayor and Council unanimously approved the creation of an 11-member Education Commission to support City of Rockville students. The commission is intended to maintain and grow collaborative relationships among the county’s board of education, Montgomery County Public Schools, private and nonprofit schools, Montgomery College, parent-teacher associations, private and nonprofit school boards, home-school communities, and providers of early child care and education programs in the Rockville community.
- Spring Community Yard Sale — The Spring Outdoor Community Yard Sale will be held at Richard Montgomery H.S. parking lot on Saturday, May 21st from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Vendors must pre-register to secure a space. For more information please visit: www.rockvillemd.gov/registration
King Farm Neighbors Village News (KFNV)
We’re Live and In-Person! On May 1st, the King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) relaunched its community services program with the following services:
1. Transportation to appointments,
2. Friendly phone calls,
3. Friendly visits, and
4. One new service-simple household tasks.
*As with KFNV services in the past, services are provided to KFNV members only. Please see below for steps to easily join the KFNV.
In addition, yesterday, May 12th, the KFNV Book Club met to discuss the historical novel, The Giver of Stars, by Jojo Moyes, which centers around the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky during the depression. The participants engaged in an informative discussion about history that many were unaware of. This event was presented in hybrid form. Specifically, the KFNV has reserved the King Farm Community Center (300 Saddle Ridge Circle) for these in-person meetings.
Other May events scheduled are:
1. Wednesday, May 18th (10:00 – 11:30 am) – Coffee & Conversation (Virtual) Event
- The topic will be: Childhood to Adult Foods and Traditions—Which foods or traditions did you enjoy as a child?
- Did you continue with these foods and traditions as an adult?
- How have your tastes and interests changed?
**Please note, this event will be held virtually only via Zoom.
2. Thursday, May 19th (6:00 to 8:00 pm) – Wine & Cheese (in-person) Event
- A perfect way to unwind, the KFNV in-person, social event, Nibble and Sip. The KFNV invites all King Farm community members (21 and over) to this wine and cheese reception as membership is not required for attendance. The KFNV encourages attendees to bring a friend. The more the merrier!
**Please note though that space is limited to 60 participants and that the last day to register for the event is May 12, 2022. The same COVID precautions apply to this event as with the Movie and Book Clubs. We thank you for your cooperation in helping to keep each other safe and healthy.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104, or view the KFNV website at https://www.kfnv.org/.
Police & Safety Conversation with the RCPD – Webinar Event
King Farm Citizens Assembly (KFCA) President, Barry Jackson, and the External Affairs committee hosted a virtual webinar event, Police & Safety Conversation with the RCPD, on Wednesday, April 6th, 2022. The Chief of Police for RCPD, Victor Brito, spoke during the event and he and his team provided the community with valuable insights regarding current crime statistics and other important topics surrounding the safety of King Farm.
Please see below to watch a recording of the webinar event.
- View City of Rockville crime statistics here: https://communitycrimemap.com/overview/about.html
- RCPD “RockView” security camera program: https://www.rockvillemd.gov/2247/Security-Camera-Registration
Please see below for the contact information for the King Farm RCPD Liaison:
King Farm Police Liaison Lt. Jason West
Watch Commander, Field Services Bureau – Rockville City Police Department
2 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville, Maryland 20850
P: 240-314-8378 (Office) E: JWest@RockvilleMD.Gov
RCPD News Report: May 3rd, 2022 to May 10th, 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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