Upcoming Board & Committee Meetings
Annual Meeting and Election (Virtual)
Wednesday 04/26/2023 – 7:00 PM
King Farm meetings are held virtually. Residents can find the Zoom registration links for all upcoming King Farm Board of Trustees and Committee meetings online by visiting King Farm website on the “Zoom Meeting Links” page. To attend the Zoom meetings, you must register in advance. Each meeting will have an open forum for residents to ask questions or make comments (limited to 3 minutes speaking time per resident). If you would like to speak during open forum, please provide the topic you will be speaking about.
**If you need assistance registering for a virtual meeting and for all other questions, please contact Management by phone (301) 987-0122 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Truck Friday Returns Tonight
The King Farm community continues to help support our local vendors and provide a fun dinner option for our neighbors with our Food Truck Friday nights. Every Friday this spring and summer, head to the Saddle Ridge Community Center at 300 Saddle Ridge Circle where a food truck will be parked around the Circle ready to sell and serve to you!
Tonight we are excited to welcome back PhoWheels from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. If you wish to preorder your meal for tonight, please click here.
Below is the upcoming schedule of when your favorite food trucks will be rolling into King Farm.
Food Truck Friday Summer Schedule
April 21 – Pho Wheels
April 28 – Tacos Borachos
May 12 – Pho Wheels
May 19 – Bangin BBQ
May 26- Hangry Panda
Please note, due to weather or mechanical truck issues, food trucks may cancel on short notice.
King Farm Community Shred Day Tomorrow
The King Farm Citizens Assembly and Lynda Knapp of Long & Foster Realtors are teaming up to host the Annual Shred Day tomorrow, Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Saddle Ridge Community Center parking lot on Thompson Dairy Way. This rain/shine event will be the only Shred Day to be held this year.
King Farm residents will be provided with the opportunity to protect their identities by shredding sensitive documents. The truck-mounted shredder can accept all types of paper documents, even those with staples. After the event, all shredded material will be recycled. Residents are encouraged to start sorting through all of their old paper documents (old tax returns, credit card statements, files, etc.) and bring them to shred, free of charge! There is no limit to the number of bags you can bring. Please remove all binder clips and plastic materials from your shredding items.
Please refrain from bringing bags of common household trash. The Shred Day event is for PAPER items only. To make the lines move more quickly, residents are encouraged to place their shred items in trash bags so that it may be easier thrown into the shredder. If you bring your items in recycled bags or boxes which you would like returned, there may be a wait time.
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King Farm Town Hall Public Safety Meeting Summary
Approximately 40 residents attended a King Farm Public Safety Town Hall meeting with the Rockville City Police Department (RCPD) on Tuesday, April 18. Residents asked a variety of questions in regards to updates on recent crime activity, speeding on community streets, and home safety and crime safety initiatives.
Within the past six months in King Farm, RCPD has responded to 3 calls for theft from autos, 3 calls for theft of vehicles, 1 call for theft of auto parts, 1 call for drug violation, 1 call for a domestic assault, 2 calls for burglaries and 4 calls for theft of personal property, in addition, there has been a total of 8 calls for property damage collisions.
There has been no additional incidents of the suspect who physically touched two females who were jogging in the community, and there is no person in custody. A suspect, who was recently arrested for another similar incident on a bus, is currently incarcerated. Investigators are not certain he is the same suspect in the King Farm incidents.
A male victim was robbed of his car keys and his vehicle stolen by a unknown subject at the Flats Apartment community on Piccard Drive. This community, while adjacent to King Farm, is not part of the community. There has been no arrests in that incident.
Residents expressed concern with a high volume of commercial trucks being parked for long periods of time on community streets, please contact RCPD at 240-314-8900 to report these vehicles so that they may be tickets and removed.
RCPD reminds residents to follow these simple reminders – lock the doors and windows to your homes, leave your front porch lights on – even when home. Be sure to remove all valuables from plain sight in your car and lock the doors. Residents should also never leave their garage doors open! RCPD will provide home/site security surveys of residents homes and businesses, if you are interested in having an officer come to your home and help you find ways to make it safer, then contact RCPD at 240-314-8900.
Rockville Police has a program called RockView – which allows residents and businesses to voluntarily register their exterior home security cameras with the police department. In the event of a serious event or investigation, City Police officers would contact the resident, if a camera is registered in the area of the incident, to view the footage. Residents are encouraged to register their cameras by clicking here to learn more.
Rockville Police regularly communicates with the King Farm Citizens Assembly and its on-site management team. Residents are also encouraged to follow the Rockville City Police Department’s social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the most up to date information in the city.
The best way for the police and community to work together in fighting crime and issues of concern is to regularly communicate with the police department and be the eyes and ears of King Farm. If you see something, and your gut instinct just doesn’t feel right, say something – call the police!
2023 Annual Meeting and Election
2023 King Farm Annual Meeting & Election will take place at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 26th via Zoom meeting. For more information about the meeting and to register for the zoom , please visit the Farm website: https://kingfarm.org/annual-meeting-election/.
There are four (4) open seats for the Board of Trustees (BOT). Three (3) seats are two-year terms and one (1) seat is for a one-year term.
Three (3) King Farm residents will be running unopposed:
Sue Beckerman, Ric Ricciardi and Matt Roh.
The vacant seat on the Board of Trustees will be filled by the Board of Trustees by appointment after the election.
If you would like to read each candidate’s Statement of Purpose, please click here or visit the FrontSteps portal under “Annual Meeting & Election 2023” / “2023 KFCA BOT Candidates”.
Voting in the Election:
Even though the election is uncontested, registered King Farm voters are still encouraged to vote.
E-voting (electronic voting) is the preferred voting method in Assembly elections. VoteHOANow is the selected 3rd party vendor for online voting. VoteHOANow recommends that you add votehoanow.com as an approved domain so emails are not sent to the spam folder.
Citizen Titleholders with their names listed in the Assembly records will automatically receive a unique registration code via email and/or on a postcard via USPS mail to vote electronically. All Citizen Titleholders of houses, townhouse & condominium units, as shown on the Assembly’s records, are automatically registered to vote.
It is the responsibility of each Titleholders and Citizens to ensure that the Assembly has your correct information on file. If you haven’t already, please make sure to provide your contact information to the King Farm Management Office at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible so it can be added to the community database.
For more information about voting, please visit the website: https://kingfarm.org/registering-to-vote/.
Please note: To vote, you must live in King Farm (Citizen), be 18 years or over, current within 30 days of any financial obligation due to the Assembly, and registered with the Assembly. If you meet these specifications, you are a Qualified Voter and may vote in this election. If you are NOT a Citizen Titleholder and have not registered by the deadline (March 27th) you are not permitted to vote in the election.
King Farm Movie Night on the Lawn Returns
Bring a blanket or a lawn chair as King Farm movies on the lawn returns with one of this year’s Oscar nominees for best animated film, Puss in Boots – the Last Wish, playing on the big movie screen next Saturday, April 29, 2023. 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 for a later date.
City & County Updates:
Town Center Master Plan
The City of Rockville will host four interactive listening sessions to kickoff outreach and engagement for the Town Center Master Plan update, which will help guide the area’s success in coming decades. Join the discussion and sign up to receive updates about the project at engagerockville.com/towncenter.
10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 22. WebEx virtual meeting.
7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 25. WebEx virtual meeting.
Centenarians Will Be Honored at Special Montgomery Recreation Celebration in May
County residents who are ages 100 and older or will turn 100 in 2023 will be honored in May at a special celebration. Montgomery County Recreation is now seeking to identify those residents so they can be invited to the event. Read more here.
ROCKVILLE’S FLOOD MITIGATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Protect your home from flooding! The City of Rockville offers financial assistance to residents and property owners who have installed approved flood mitigation practices.
Approved practices include: floodproofing windows, flood gates or panels, basement drain tiles, battery powered sump pumps, elevating utilities, French drains, surface grading, flood alert systems, and flood resistant building materials.
Find more examples and learn how to apply at www.rockvillemd.gov/floodassistance.
King Farm Neighbors Village News (KFNV)
KING FARM NEIGHBORS VILLAGE
Looking forward to the end of the month, on April 27, 2023 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, in the King Farm Community Center, 300 Saddle Ridge Circle, the KFNV will host its annual meeting, The KFNV: A Year of Rebounding and Reconnecting, where the KFNV Board of Directors (Board) will give an overview of its activities this past year and discuss plans for the next year. The Board invites all members of the King Farm Community to this meeting to not only learn about the KFNV, but more importantly to provide valuable ideas and input to the Board. The KFNV Board hopes to see many King Farmers at the annual meeting.
Please note that the KFNV has changed its monthly Movie Club, Book Club, Coffee and Conversation gatherings, and highlight events to in-person meetings and has reserved the King Farm Community Center, 300 Saddle Ridge Circle, Rockville, MD 20850 for these events. In accordance with the policy adopted by the KFNV Board of Directors, people attending KFNV sponsored, in-person events must be vaccinated per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID recommendations. Wearing a mask is optional. In case of inclement weather and if there is time to notify participants, the KFNV may opt for a Zoom presentation for any meeting or event. Therefore, the KFNV will not be offering a hybrid option for any future events. Finally, the KFNV offers transportation to many of its monthly events for KFNV members. Please contact the Operations Coordinator at email@example.com, or leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104 to arrange for transportation.
The KFNV community services have been in full-swing in April. Transportation services continue to be the top category for KFNV services. Please feel free to avail yourself of all of the community services offered by KFNV:
- Simple household tasks;
- Friendly phone calls,
- Transportation to appointments, and
- Friendly visits.
Please note that services are open to KFNV members only; however, membership is free and an easy process. See below on how to contact the KFNV to schedule any of the services, or with any questions that you may have about the services as well as how to become a KFNV member.
The KFNV is looking for volunteers to assist in various KFNV activities—from serving on committees like the Events Committee, to assisting the Operations Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, or the Webmaster to providing transportation services to our members. The volunteer work rewards both the volunteer and the recipient. As one volunteer who has been providing friendly texts to a member stated:
I have been texting with H. for over 3 years now. I started our check-in phone visits in March of 2020. We exchange texts once a week. What an interesting life H. has had. It truly has been a pleasure getting to know her. S. (KFNV volunteer)
Please feel free to contact the Operations Coordinator for any questions you may have about becoming a KFNV volunteer by calling (301) 799-8104, emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org or viewing the KFNV website at www.kfnv.org for information as well as an on-line form to fill out to become a KFNV volunteer. The KFNV thanks you for considering becoming a KFNV volunteer.
Contacting the KFNV
For most of the KFNV monthly events as well as the services, membership is required; but membership is as easy as filling out an on-line or mail-in form with residency in the King Farm Community being the only membership requirement. Although there is no fee to become a KFNV member, the KFNV does, 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 request a service or a ride, to become a KFNV member or a volunteer, or to make a donation, please contact the Operations Coordinator by calling (301) 799-8104 to leave a voicemail, emailing the KFNV at email@example.com ,or viewing the KFNV website at www.kfnv.org.
RCPD News Report: April 11 – April 19, 2023
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
Stay connected with breaking news and information from RCPD on:
Facebook – @RockvilleCityPolice
Twitter – @RockvilleCityPD
Instagram – @RockvilleCityPolice
IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!