Association News – Friday, August 19th, 2022
Friendly Reminder – Exterior Landscape Maintenance, Trash Containers, & Alley Lights
Management continues to receive complaints about the lack of exterior maintenance on neighboring homes: overgrown or dead/dying landscaping (trees, bushes, and grass), broken fence slats, chipping and peeling paint throughout, wood rot (around windows, dormers, decks, and porch railings), mold and mildew (on lead walks, stoops, stairs, siding throughout including below decks/above garage doors), missing components (shutters, railings, etc.), broken/damaged components (gutters, downspouts, missing mortar, vent covers, etc.), driveway maintenance (asphalt sealant/resurfacing or concrete repairs), and improperly stored items or trash on the exterior of the home (items should be properly stored including trash containers). Part of homeownership is the regular periodic maintenance of the home (interior and exterior).
Thank you to all the homeowners who proactively perform routine maintenance on the exterior of the home (including landscaping). We also appreciate all the homeowners who have addressed the maintenance items identified in the inspection notices, and the homeowners who are actively working to address items cited in the inspection notices.
As a reminder, there is still time to address any cited issues if you received a violation notice. There will be follow-up inspections to confirm if the work has been completed. All of the hard work will help King Farm protect and enhance the overall look of the community.
We appreciate everyone’s cooperation!
Alley Lights – During management’s monthly alley light inspections, we noticed that there were several homes that did not have on the alley lights from dusk to dawn. Remember to verify that your alley lights are on in the evening. This is especially important as it starts to get darker earlier. Outdoor alley lighting is intended to enhance safety and security at night in the neighborhood. Per Equity Resolution #5, “Garages facing an alley shall have garage and/or fence mounted lights. Lights shall provide sufficient illumination such that persons or objects within the driveway and area of the alley directly opposite driveway are visible to drivers or others in the alley. Lights shall not spill onto adjacent properties and shall not cause glare onto or otherwise disturb abutting homes. Lights in alley shall be operated by a photocell so that they automatically turn on at dusk.”
Please take a moment to check your alley lighting. If your light fixture(s) is on a switch, please utilize a photocell and maintain the switch in the on position.
King Farm 25th Anniversary Event – Rescheduled for Sept. 9th, 2022
We are excited to announce that the King Farm 25th Anniversary event has been rescheduled for Friday, September 9th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm!
Keep an eye out for more updates in the coming weeks. We hope to see our fellow King Farmers at this wonderful celebration!
Montgomery County Updates:
Annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair to be Held Over Nine Days from Aug. 12-20:
- The annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair will be held over nine days for Aug. 12-20 at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center fairgrounds in Gaithersburg.
- Founded in 1949, the Montgomery County Agricultural Center has been home to the Montgomery County Fair since its creation. Sitting on 62 acres, the fair has more than 50 buildings that are filled with more than 5,000 animals every year. The fair features entertainment, food, commercial, home arts, arts and crafts exhibit.
- Click here to read more.
Clear the Shelters:
- All adoption fees on all animals are waived!
- Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center is participating in the annual #ClearTheShelters adoption event.
- Adoption fees will be waived for ALL animals from Aug. 1 – 31.
- For everything, you need to know about adopting, visit the website.
- Based on Montgomery County’s current community level (LOW)
- Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines.
- Get tested if you have symptoms (or are exposed).
- If you are at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19, talk to your healthcare provider about additional precautions and whether you are a candidate for treatments.
- Learn more about CDC COVID-19 Community Levels and actions to take.
- Click here to read more.
- Health officials from the County’s Department of Health and Human Services received a limited number of monkeypox vaccine doses. Currently, the supply of vaccine is very limited and the County, under the guidance of the Maryland Department of Health, will only offer vaccinations to a limited number of eligible residents who are at highest risk of contracting the virus. visit montgomerycountymd.gov/mpx for more information.
- Click here to read more.
Annual Tax Free Week:
- This week is Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week! Qualifying apparel and footwear $100 or less, per item, are exempt from the state sales tax. The first $40 of a backpack or bookbag purchase is also tax-free. For more information, check out these facts about Tax-Free Week: https://bit.ly/3T2TE2P
County to Host Ceremony of Remembrance to Commemorate ‘International Overdose Awareness Day’ on Aug. 25, and Will Launch ‘Montgomery Goes Purple’
- Montgomery County will host a ceremony of remembrance and candlelight vigil on Thursday, Aug. 25, in Downtown Rockville to memorialize lives lost to drug overdoses or substance use.
- The event will commemorate “International Overdose Awareness Day,” a global event aimed at raising awareness of overdoses and reducing the stigma of drug-related deaths. http://ow.ly/Buet50KiZI6
King Farm Neighbors Village News (KFNV)
The King Farm Neighbors Village’s (KFNV) tour of Glen Echo Park that was cancelled in June due to inclement weather has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 6, 2022. The specifics are:
- Who: All members of the King Farm community are invited. You do not have to be a member of the KFNV to participate in this event.
- What: A guided walking tour of Glen Echo National Park by a Park Ranger
- Where: Glen Echo National Park, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, Maryland
- Time: We will gather as a group in front of the Carousel at 1:45 pm for a 2:00 pm tour. Look for the Park Ranger to find the KFNV group. If you would like to take a ride on the Carousel, please arrange to be at the Carousel by at least 1:30 pm.
- Other Important Information: The walking tour will start promptly at 2:00 pm and will last approximately 45 minutes. The walking tour path is both wheelchair and walker accessible. Parking is off MacArthur Boulevard. In addition, handicap parking is specifically available with a short walking distance to the park’s entrance. In the event of inclement weather, the tour will be rescheduled. If you have any questions about the tour, please contact KFNV at email@example.com or leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104.
Other September KFNV Events
1. Movie Club on Thursday, September 1, 2022 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, where the movie, Tallulah starring Elliot Page, Allison Janney, and Tammy Blanchard, will be reviewed by the participants. Tallulah, written and directed by Sian Heder and now streaming on Netflix, tells the story of a young woman who takes a baby from a dissatisfied and irresponsible Manhattan housewife and pretends the child is her own;
2. Book Club on Thursday, September 8, 2022 from 12:30 to 2:00 pm, where Book Club participants will discuss the novel, The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner. NPR described Ms. Penner’s novel as “A poisonously good read…Surprises right up until the final paragraph.” Book Club participants are looking forward to discussing this “good read”; and
3. Coffee and Conversation on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 10:00 am where the topic will be: What have been your favorite travels? Participants are welcome to bring pictures to show their favorite travels.
Please note that the KFNV Book Club, Movie Club, and Coffee and Conversation meet in hybrid form—both in-person and virtually. Specifically, the KFNV has reserved the King Farm Community Center, 300 Saddle Ridge Circle, Rockville, MD 20850 for these in-person meetings. 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. For those unable to join in-person, the KFNV will offer a Zoom option. Finally, the KFNV offers transportation to any of its monthly meetings for KFNV members. Please contact the operations Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104 to arrange for transportation.
The King Farm Neighbor Village (KFNV) is continuing to build its community services program with:
1. Transportation to appointments,
2. Friendly phone calls,
3. Friendly visits, and
4. One new service – simple household tasks.
Please feel free to avail yourself of these KFNV services, especially the new service-simple household tasks. Examples of this service range from changing light bulbs to watering plants for a vacationing KFNV member. 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.
Contacting the KFNV
For most of the KFNV monthly events, membership is required; but membership is as easy as filling out an on-line or mail-in form. 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 to make a donation, please contact the operations Coordinator at email@example.com, leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104, or view the KFNV website at www.kfnv.org.
RCPD News Report: August 09, 2022 to August 16, 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
IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!
RCPD Tips – 9 PM ROUTINE: MAKE THEFT PREVENTION A HABIT
You probably already know the value of positive habits. Research shows that habits are set in motion by “triggers”, certain context clues that signal you to perform an act nearly automatically, like buckling your seat-belt when you sit down in a car.
Today, why not set up a trigger that can make you and your property safer? Police agencies nationwide are encouraging their community members to establish a 9 PM Routine:
Every day at 9 PM, ensure that you’ve locked your vehicle and home, activated your alarms
and security cameras and have brought-in your outdoor valuables.
Learn more about The 9PM Routine on the Neighbors website by clicking here.