KFCA Weekly Update: Friday, August 26th, 2022

published: August 25th, 2022 by in E-Mail Blast

Association News – Friday, August 26th, 2022

King Farm Board & Committee Meetings

All King Farm meetings have been held virtually since March of 2020. Residents can easily find the Zoom registration links for all upcoming King Farm Board of Trustees and Committee meetings online by visiting King Farm website under the “Board & Committees” dropdown / “Zoom Meeting Links” page (https://kingfarm.org/zoom-meeting-links/). Information about upcoming board and committee meetings can also be found in the King Farm Chronicle (https://kingfarm.org/king-farm-chronicle/). 

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).  As part of the registration process, registrants must submit their contact information (name, street address, email, and phone number) and select yes or no if they would like to speak during open forum.  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 management@kingfarm.org.

September Meeting Schedule:

  • Board of Trustees (BOT):  Wed. Sept. 21st @ 7:30 PM
  • Architectural Design Trust (ADT):   Wed. Sept. 14th @ 4:30 PM
    • PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to submit completed Design Review Applications is Wednesday 09/07/22.  Applicants who submitted their application with missing information, such as the property plat, schematics or sample materials, will be given an opportunity to submit information (time permitting). Otherwise, those applications will be deemed incomplete and pushed back to the October 12th ADT meeting.
  • Board of Code Compliance (BOCC):   Mon. Sept. 12th @ 7:00 PM
  • External Affairs:  Thurs. Sept. 1st @ 7:30 PM

Last Day of the 2022 Pool Season is Monday, Sept. 5th

Due to the pool company’s lifeguard shortages, the Bailey’s Commons pool is closed for the season (effective Wed. Aug. 24). The Saddle Ridge pool will remain open through the end of the pool season and will offer early morning lap swim on Tuesdays AND Thursdays.

As a reminder, Labor Day (Mon. 9/5) is the last day that the Saddle Ridge pool will be open for the season. 

Share Your Back to School Photos!

School bells will be ringing again and the King Farm Chronicle will continue the annual tradition of featuring your back to school photos in the September edition. So be sure to send us your back-to-school photos to chronicle@kingfarm.org by September 2.

We wish everyone a safe and successful back to school year!

King Farm Movie Night Finale 

Bring a blanket or a lawn chair as King Farm movies on the lawn comes to a conclusion on Saturday, September 3, 2022 starting at 8:00 p.m. on the Saddle Ridge lawn (300 Saddle Ridge Circle).

The Disney animated film “Raya and the Last Dragon,” will be playing on the big movie screen.  We hope to see you there! 

King Farm 25th Anniversary Celebration Redo – Friday, Sept. 9

Since the weather forecast wasn’t cooperating the first time around in June, we were bound and determined not to let the summer pass without celebrating King Farm’s 25th anniversary with some food, music and fun!! A new date has been chosen and the details have been finalized!

We hope you will join us for KF25, a community celebration, Friday, September 9, 2022 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on the lawn at the Saddle Ridge Community Center at 300 Saddle Ridge Circle. The evening will include a variety of food trucks to purchase food, live music by the band Vertigo Red, a special 25th anniversary ceremony, inflatables for the kids, and exciting surprises throughout the evening. More details will be coming soon! 

Saddle Ridge Circle and portions of Saddle Ridge Lane will be closed starting at 6:00 p.m. on event day for traffic control and pedestrian safety. No parking signs will be posted in the affected areas. Residents will be encouraged to walk to the celebration as parking will be limited. 

In the event of rain (we sure hope not), the party will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

So, plan again to join your friends and neighbors for a night of fun and celebration, we hope to see you there!  

MCPS School Safety Tips

Montgomery County Public Schools are back in session Monday, Aug. 29th. That means school buses will be back on the road, and drivers will see an increase in pedestrian activity.

Click the link to check out back to school safety tips from Zero Deaths Maryland.

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. 

City and County Updates:

City of Rockville Summer Yard Waste Collection Reminder

  • If your yard waste was not collected during the week, please leave it at the curb by 6 a.m. for collection on Saturday. **Collection delays are expected to continue throughout the summer.
  • Click here to learn more.

Clear the Shelters Month:

  • 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. 

Food Recovery Mini-Grants Available to Community Organizations

  • Montgomery County officials announced that community organizations involved in food recovery and food security may apply for mini-grants, ranging from $2,000 to $10,000, to improve the capacity and infrastructure of the local food recovery system and reduce food insecurity. Organizations can apply independently or in collaboration with other groups. 
  • Applications are due by 7 pm on Friday September 9, 2022.
  • More information and the application are available HERE

Montgomery County Offers Rental Relief for Retail Businesses

  • A new $2 million small business rental assistance grant program for Montgomery County retail service establishments will be open for applications starting September 1 and will be accepted through September 30.
  • The program can provide each eligible business with a grant of up to three months of rent based on its current lease or $10,000, whichever is less.
  • The SBRA program eligibility requirements and frequently asked questions are available at Montgomery County Small Business Rental Assistance Program – Phase 2.
  • The application will be posted there on September 1. See the press release for more information

Montgomery County’s COVID-19 Community Level: High

  • Montgomery County’s COVID-19 Community Level has elevated to high this past week. The county continues to provide free at-home COVID-19 tests. For a full list of libraries with free, take-home, rapid antigen tests available, click here. For more information about COVID-19 in our community, visit www.MontgomeryCountyMD.gov/COVID19
  • Learn More.

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 kfnvinfo@gmail.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. 

4.      September’s 2nd Highlight Event: 10 Ways to Live a Kick-ass Life on Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm in the King Farm Community Center. Dr. Liz Wheeler, owner and CEO of Launch Physical Therapy and Fitness Coaching, located here in King Farm, will offer a presentation with Questions and Answers on how to live a full, healthy, and active life.  All members of the King Farm community are invited to this in-person event. You do not have to be a member of the KFNV to participate in this event. 

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

RCPD News Report: August 16, 2022 to August 23, 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