KFCA Weekly Update: Friday, July 28, 2023

published: July 28th, 2023 by in E-Mail Blast, Management

Upcoming Board & Committee Meetings
BOT meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
No meetings are scheduled for April, August, or December.
Next BOT Meeting:      September 20, 2023 @ 7:30 pm 

ADT meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
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.
Next BOCC Regular Meeting:     August 14, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
Next BOCC Hearing Meetings:   August 7, 2023 & August 8, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 

Meeting changes will be announced and listed on the website, https://kingfarm.org/zoom-meeting-links/   

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. 
Food Truck Friday Tonight
It’s Food Truck Friday and tonight we welcome back our friends at PhoWheels! They will be parked around 300 Saddle Ridge Circle from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Click here to pre-order your food for tonight.   

Food Truck Friday will take a summer hiatus during the month of August but will return during the month of September with a line up of new trucks!
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:

1. 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.


 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. 


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. 
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 management@kingfarm.org or call 301-987-0122.
National Night Out Lawn Party 
King Farm will celebrate National Night Out Against Crime with the annual community lawn party this Tuesday, August 1, 2023 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the Saddle Ridge lawn (300 Saddle Ridge Circle).  

National Night Out is celebrated across the Nation and is sponsored by local police departments. The purpose of National Night Out is to strengthen the community-police partnership. 

National Night Out gives an opportunity for King Farm residents to get to know their neighbors better and forge relationships with police that can reduce crime and improve public safety within the community. In celebration of the event, King Farm will host a community lawn party for neighbors of all ages to enjoy! 

Grab your lawn chair, bring the family and your neighbors the evening will feature: 

• Concert on the lawn featuring the band Mad Decent  
• Food Trucks: PhoWheels, Stroker’s BBQ, and Hangry Panda
• Moonbounces, glitter tattoos, giveaways and more!   

We hope to see you there!
The King Farm Fall Festival will return for another year of fun! This year’s event will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (with a rain date of Sunday, October 15, 2023). 

The Fall Festival is King Farm’s biggest event of the year with thousands of people attending, and this year we expect an even bigger crowd. There will be free children’s activities, live music, food vendors, horse-drawn hayrides, a pumpkin decorating, scarecrow fun, inflatables for children and the popular Business Fair. 

Registration is now open for your business to gain exposure to thousands of King Farm residents by taking part in the Business Fair. If you are interested in participating this year, please do not delay as there is a limited number of booth spaces this year. 

Please e-mail activities@kingfarm.org for a Fall Festival Business Fair packet!
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.  

MONDAY – THURSDAY 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM FRIDAY FROM 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Email management@kingfarm.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 at Saddle Ridge and Thursdays at Baileys. Early morning swim is 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Saddle Ridge pool (300 Saddle Ridge Circle) while swim team is in session and 6:00 am – 10:00 am after swim team concludes , Early morning swim is on Thursdays from 6:00 am – 10:00 am at the Bailey’s Commons Pool (920 Crestfield Dr). Please note: the early morning swim at Saddle Ridge will only be available from 6:00 am – 8:00 am while the King Farm Swim Team is practicing in the morning through July 22nd. 

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) ended its July activities with a photo journal presentation by Kathryn Mohrman yesterday at the King Farm Community Center. Participants agreed that Ms. Mohrman’s presentation was indeed a unique trip back in time. 

Many of the KFNV monthly activities, including Book Club, Movie Club, Coffee and Conversation, and the highlight event will be on hiatus for the month of August. The KFNV, however, will still be continuing with offering its community services as well as the following activities.

1. The Walking Club will continue to meet Monday-Thursday at 4 pm in the park across from The Fontina Grille. The group is taking shorter walks with the high heat and humidity and will not walk when the temperature is at or above 90 degrees, in the event of a thunderstorm, or if there is a code red weather alert; and 

2. On August 17, 2023 from 1:00-3:00 pm, The Friends Club will meet for its monthly lunch at Bon Fresco, 534 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD.Please note that the monthly Movie Club, Book Club, Coffee and Conversation gatherings, and many highlight events are held at the King Farm Community Center, 300 Saddle Ridge Circle, Rockville, MD 20850.  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.  Finally, the KFNV offers transportation to many of its monthly events 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 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:

1. Took out trash for an incapacitated participant,
2. Watered indoor plants and fed cats for vacationing KFNV members,
3. Removed and replaced a light bulb in a washer/dryer closet of a condo,
4. Adjusted a furnace duct in a utility room of a King Farm home; and
5. 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.

Volunteers Wanted           
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 kfnvinfo@gmail.com , 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 kfnvinfo@gmail.com , or viewing the KFNV website at  www.kfnv.org

As part of The City of Rockville’s ongoing Asphalt Maintenance Program, King Farm Blvd was identified and included in the City of Rockville’s 2024 paving project. Streets are repaved to preserve road integrity and create a smoother drive for motorist. 

King Farm Blvd. will experience temporary street closures and detours. The specific streets affected may change depending on the progress of the crews. Normal work hours for repaving are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. on secondary streets and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on major streets. “No parking” signs were posted prior to the start of the work. Temporary traffic stoppages and closures are necessary for safety. 

King Farm Blvd. from 355 to Dead End (just past Piccard)
The project started Monday, and the milling may take approximately 1-2 more days to complete. Following that, the pavement will be laid down, which could start as early as Friday, but is expected to take 2-3 days. Overall, the entire project is expected to be complete by next week; however, scheduling is subject to change based on weather conditions. 

For this project, any questions, concerns, or comments you may have to tbradley@rockvillemd.gov or by phone at 240-314-8545(office).  For information about the asphalt maintenance project and street repairs throughout the City, you are encouraged to visit https://www.rockvillemd.gov/2232/Street-Repairs. This resource provides valuable information and updates on ongoing projects, and answers to frequently asked questions. 

Pleasant Drive and Piccard Drive @ Mattie Stepanek Park
A new water line will be installed on Pleasant Drive/Piccard Drive to just beyond the sediment pond in Mattie Stepanek Park. The water line will service the new townhomes being built on the King Buick parcel. Pleasant Road will remain open; however, it will be narrowed to a single lane during construction. 

Please be patient as the City of Rockville works to enhance King Farm’s road infrastructure. 
 Rockville City Police Department - Wikipedia
From the Rockville City Police Department

 Click here to read the Weekly Crime Report courtesy of the Rockville City Police Department. 

RockView Program

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:

Non-Emergency: 240-314-8900
Emergency: 9-1-1
2 W. Montgomery Ave, Rockville, Maryland 20850 

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