Upcoming Board & Committee Meetings
BOT meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
The next BOT Meeting: July 19, 2023
Typically Executive Session immediately follows the meeting (closed).
No meetings are scheduled for April, August, or December.
ADT meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
The next ADT Meeting: August 9, 2023 @ 4:30 pm
Turn in Design Review Applications by the 20th of the month before the next meeting.
BOCC meets on the first Monday of the month.
The next Regular Meeting: August 14, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
The next Hearing Meeting: August 7, 2023 & August 8, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
Meeting changes will be announced and listed on the website:
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 Tonight
It’s Food Truck Friday and tonight the El Jefe Wood Fired Pizza will be here! Be sure to stop by 300 Saddle Ridge Circle where the team will be set up on the Saddle Ridge lawn from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Click here to pre-order your pizza for tonight!
Food Truck Friday Summer July Schedule
July 21 – Bangin BBQ
July 28 – Pho Wheels
Please note, due to weather or mechanical truck issues, food trucks may cancel on short notice.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS –
PAVING PROJECT – INFO ATTACHED
MARK YOUR CALENDARS –
PAVING PROJECT – INFO ATTACHED
The concrete and paving project will be taking place between July – September. During the project, there will be temporary inconveniences, such as restricted access to alleys, streets, parking spaces, and parking lots. There may also be street parking that may be affected when there is concrete work. Weather related delays – If a day is rained out, the schedule will continue as detailed (unless otherwise stated), and the missed day will be added to the end of the schedule.
To ensure a smooth process, we kindly request your cooperation with the following:
Parking/Access: Please be mindful of any temporary parking restrictions or access in affected areas and plan accordingly.
Traffic: Follow the instructions of the traffic management personnel and adhere to any signage or alternate routes provided.
PHASE B – PATCH AND MILLING & PAVING:
JULY 11TH – AUG 23RD
Patching of miscellaneous potholes and deteriorated asphalt areas will be done throughout the community. There may be times when the area may be blocked, and in some cases, the entire alley may be closed. There may be some areas that will require slightly longer time frames. Maps show areas requiring multiple days of work.
PHASE C – CRACKFILL:
AUG 28TH – 30TH (ALLEYS)
AUG 31ST -SEPT 1ST (ROADS)
Cracks in the alleys and roads will be filled to help prevent further deterioration of the asphalt. The product typically dries in 30 minutes, but surfaces will remain tacky and may stick to tires and shoes (depending on temperatures), so be mindful when walking and driving.
PHASE D – ASPHALT SEALCOATING:
SEPT 5TH – 15TH
All alleys will be sealcoated except alleys with significant patchwork (see gray areas on map). Alleys will be blocked, so vehicles cannot drive in the alleys starting at 7:00 am the morning of the scheduled work. Access will be granted the following day. Striping of lots will be done same day as sealcoat.
Please review the maps and schedules included in the mailing to see the timing of the work throughout the community. Questions?
Email email@example.com or call 301-987-0122.
2023 Peace Day Celebration
Peace Day Celebration will take place from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on
Saturday, July 15 at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in King Farm.
The free event will offer: Entertainment (music & comedy), Moon Bounce & Face Painting, Cupcakes & Conversation, Community Mosaic Project, the ability to explore Mattie’s peace messages with fun “Peace Stations” and activities for folks of all ages.
Matthew “Mattie” Joseph Thaddeus Stepanek was born on July 17, 1990 with a rare neuromuscular disease. Despite disability, Mattie grew to be a well-respected poet and peace ambassador, and he inspired millions of people around the world with his messages of hope and peace. Mattie died on June 22, 2004, just three weeks before his 14th birthday. To honor Mattie’s birthday and peace legacy, the Peace Day Celebration will take place from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. July 15 at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in King Farm. The event will feature dedications from city, county, and state leaders, and will allow you celebrate peace with the community mosaic, activities, cupcakes, and a special closing ceremony.
Included in the celebration:
Jimmy Alexander – emcee extraordinaire
The Blarney Bench – folk music
Stephanie Goldklang – comedy
Ed Heck – Random Acts of Art
David Godoy – music/saxophone
Timothy Bellevia – WAATSI & Sage Dolls
Sylver Logan Sharp – closing song
Mascots, moon bounce, and face painting
All are welcome!
King Farm Concert on the Lawn Next Saturday Night!
The Summer Concert Series continues to rock King Farm, join your neighbors next Saturday, July 22, 2023 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Saddle Ride Community Center lawn area, 300 Saddle Ridge Circle. We are excited to welcome back Emily and the rest of the Kittyback band for a great Saturday night of music! Grab the lawn chairs, some food, drink and your friends and family – this is one concert you won’t want to miss!
King Farm Pools Open for Swim
The summer season is here and the pools are open for daily from 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily. However, there are some schedule changes due to King Farm Swim Team meets. You can find the schedule here: https://kingfarm.org/citizens-assembly-pools/.
We want to remind everyone that you MUST have either a physical Key Fob or Mobile Amenities Pass to access the pools.
Your picture is attached to the key fob and mobile pass. You cannot share key fobs. Please be sure the key fob or pass you use is assigned to you. Guards can look up your information, but if it doesn’t match or it isn’t available, entry may be denied.
WALK-INS ARE WELCOME BUT APPOINTMENTS ARE PREFERRED
MONDAY – THURSDAY 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
FRIDAY FROM 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
at 300 SADDLE RIDGE CIRCLE.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-987-0122
to make an appointment or with any questions.
If you are delinquent in your monthly assessment fees, you will not have access the pools.
The King Farm pools will be open for Early Morning Swim only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Early morning swim will start at 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Saddle Ridge pool (300 Saddle Ridge Circle) and Thursdays at the Crestfield/Bailey’s Commons pool. Please note: the early morning swim at Saddle Ridge will not be available while the King Farm Swim Team is practicing in the morning through July 22nd.
The swim team will be busy practicing during the morning and evening hours and will be hosting several home swim meets during select Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. The Saddle Ridge Circle pool will be closed during swim meets; however, the Bailey’s Commons pool will be open.
We want everyone to enjoy their time at the pool, but we expect people to be respectful while patronizing the pool. Be sure to review the pool rules. Violations of the rules can result in the loss of pool privileges. It is important that you and your guests are familiar with the rules.
Please remember to follow lifeguard instructions. Failure to follow lifeguard instructions can result in the suspension of the use of the pool for a day, a week, or the remainder of the season.
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding and look forward to seeing you at the pool.
King Farm Neighbors Village News (KFNV)
The King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) has a busy schedule for the first full month of summer.
- The Walking Club will continue with its Monday-Thursday strolls, starting at 4 pm. The group will meet at the park across from Fontina Grille.
- On July 6, 2023, the KFNV Movie Club will meet from 2:00-3:00 pm to review the movie, She Said, a 2022 biographical drama based on the 2019 book of the same name by reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey that follows their New York Times investigation that exposed Harvey Weinstein’s history of abuse and sexual misconduct against women. As She Said’s writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz, stated, the film is about “95% accurate,” though Lenkiewicz said that she took “tiny liberties to create dramatic impact.” For example, Lenkiewicz explained, “(H)earing a phone call is more exciting than reading an email. It’s the truth, just a bit more animated.”
- On July 13, 2023, the KFNV Book Club will meet from 12:30-2:00 pm, to discuss the novel, The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. The Personal Librarian tells the story of JPMorgan’s personal librarian, Bella da Costa Greene, who was hired by Morgan in the 1920’s to curate a collection of books, artwork, and manuscripts for the Pierpont Morgan Library. Ms. da Costa Greene, however, has a secret she must hide at all costs for the protection of her family. “An untold story that is simply amazing. It’s timely and impactful.” Brenda Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of Follow Your Heart.
- On July 19, 2023 from 10:00-11:30 am, Coffee and Conversation participants will welcome Barry Jackson, President of the King Farm Citizens Assembly who will discuss developments in King Farm and answer participants’ questions regarding the King Farm community.
- On July 20, 2023 from 1:00-300 pm, The KFNV Friends Club will continue with its monthly luncheons at The Fontina Grille, 801 Pleasant Drive.
- On July 27, 2023 from 4:00 -5:00 pm, the KFNV will host its monthly highlight event: a photo journal presentation by Kathryn Mohrman. Ms. Mohrman’s presentation, entitled, Tribal Angola, will showcase her summer of 2022 visiting seven tribes in southwestern Angola who still live as their ancestors did. As Ms. Mohrman stated, “When I registered for a photo tour to Angola, I had no idea I was signing up for time travel.” Please join Ms. Mohrman and the KFNV for a unique trip back in time!
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 continues to support King Farm residents with its community services. Transportation services continue to be the top category for KFNV services; however, many requests for simple household tasks have been fulfilled. As a happy, recent recipient of a task fulfilled by our volunteers reported, “Once again, (the two volunteers) are just the best! So very grateful. Thank you thank you.” Other recent tasks that KFNV volunteers have performed are:
- Moved unused tiles from a condominium guest room to a garage,
- Watered indoor plants and checked on condo for a vacationing KFNV member,
- Removed and replaced light bulb in washer/dryer closet of a condo,
- Adjusted furnace duct in a utility room of a King Farm home, and
- Carried a table down a staircase to the ground floor and outside to load in a car for donation.
As you can see, the tasks have been quite varied. If you are in doubt about whether a task could be performed by one of the KFNV volunteers, go ahead and fill out the service form on the KFNV website. Our Operations Team will get back to you to determine if the task is under our umbrella of tasks.
Besides transportation and simple household tasks, the KFNV also offers friendly phone calls, texts, and friendly visits. Please feel free to avail yourself of all of the community services that the KFNV offers. 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 “a few good volunteers” to provide community services to its members. The KFNV is looking for volunteer assistance —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. 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 your consideration in 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
From the Rockville City Police Department
Click here to read the Weekly Crime Report courtesy of the
Rockville City Police Department
If you have a ring camera (or other front door/doorbell camera), you can register it with the RCPD. The RockView program allows residents and business owners to voluntary register their privately owned video security camera systems with the RCPD. Registration in the RockView program does not enable law enforcement to view camera footage without an owner’s permission. However, the RockView program will allow city police to quickly identify security cameras that may have captured criminal activity when a crime is reported nearby. For more information about the RockView program, click here.
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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