Association News – Friday, June 24th, 2022
Upcoming June Board of Trustees Meeting
For information and to register, please go to the King Farm website for Zoom meeting links: https://kingfarm.org/zoom-meeting-links/.
- Board of Trustees (BOT): Wed. 06/29/22 @ 7:30 PM
- Rescheduled from the original date of 6/15.
*To view the draft agenda or resident board book for the June Board meeting, please visit the FrontSteps resident portal under BOT / BOT Agendas or click here. If you need any assistance registering for the meeting or accessing the resident board book/agenda, please contact management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Truck Friday Night
It’s Food Truck Friday, head to the Saddle Ridge Community Center at 300 Saddle Ridge Circle between 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. tonight where Silver & Son’s BBQ will be set up on the lawn. You can pre-order your food by clicking here.
Summer Concert Series Returns Tomorrow Night!
The Summer Concert Series returns to King Farm and you won’t want to miss the kick off as we welcome newcomer band ‘Fantasm’ tomorrow Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm on the Saddle Ride Community Center lawn area (300 Saddle Ridge Circle).
Our friends at True Respite Brewing will be selling their summer brews, and be sure to pack a picnic dinner, lawn chairs and bring your family and friends! For questions, please email email@example.com.
King Farm Parade & Carnival to Celebrate Independence Day
Start digging out your red, white and blue, and join your friends and neighbors for the annual community parade and carnival in celebration of Independence Day on Monday, July 4th, 2022.
Decorate those strollers, and bicycles and head to the corner of Watkins Pond Boulevard at King Farm Park at 11:45 am for the annual parade to the Saddle Ridge Community Center, 300 Saddle Ridge Circle (the parade will start at approximately 12:00 pm). In years past, hundreds of residents have participated in the parade, so if you do not want to walk in the parade, you may just want to stand on the sidewalk and watch the action as it travels by. It is sure to be a scene you will not want to miss!
Once the parade arrives at the Saddle Ridge Community Center, a carnival will be set up on the lawn and in the rear parking lot following the parade until 2:00 pm. The carnival will include giant inflatables, face-painting, and fun! The King Farm Screamin’ Geese Swim Team (KFST) will be selling concessions during the carnival.
Parade & Carnival Schedule:
- 11:45 am – parade line up for those participating.
- 12:00 pm – parade starts at King Farm Park (corner of Watkins Pond Blvd.)
- Carnival on the Lawn (until 2:00 pm)
- Rain Date: Sunday, July 3rd, 2022 (12:00 pm – 2:00 pm).
Rockville’s July 4th Celebration & Fireworks Return to Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park – Be prepared for road closures!
The City of Rockville’s Independence Day Celebration is scheduled for Monday, July 4th, 2022 (no rain date) starting at 7:00 pm at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park, 1800 Piccard Drive. Due to the celebration, there will be road closures throughout the King Farm area.
Park Access: There is limited access to parts of the park Friday, July 1st – Tuesday, July 5th.
- Dog Park: Closed at 7:00 am on Friday, July 1st until 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 5th.
- Fireworks Safety Zone (includes football fields, tennis courts, playground, and parking lots): Closed at 7:00 am on Sunday, July 3rd until 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 5th.
Resident Access: Please see instructions below to enter and exit the King Farm community. Each resident in the GREEN and PURPLE zones will receive four (4) access passes, which will be mailed along with a letter from the City, to affected residents.
- Please display these passes in your dash and provide them to guests the day of the event so you can move freely in and out of the community.
- If you DO NOT live in the green and purple zones you WILL NOT receive access passes and therefore, you will be able to access your home using any open road.
- After the event, access to the northern neighborhood entrances may be temporarily shut down while event attendees exit the site.
Public Parking: The City is instructing event attendees to use main roads including Shady Grove Road, Route 355 and Gude Drive to access the event site. There are designated lots located on Shady Grove, Gaither and Choke Cherry Roads as well as on Piccard Drive. *The public has been informed not to park within the King Farm neighborhood
Staffing and Security: RCPD will be onsite directing vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
Road Closures: All closures begin on Monday, July 4th, 2022.
Mosquito Control Application Notice – June 27-28, 2022
On Monday, June 27th and Tuesday, June 28th, 2022 (weather permitting), Community Landscape Services (CLS) will be on the property for the first application of mosquito control around the clubhouse area using ‘CedarCure’. Additionally, CLS will be applying an application of ammonium sulfate for PH balance for soil health.
SDS sheets are included in the attachment and all treated areas will be properly marked. If you have any questions regarding this service, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The King Farm turf program has been organic since 2016. Please view the attached Application Notice for further details or visit the website under “Landscaping Updates”.
City, County, & State Updates
City of Rockville:
- Bulk Refuse Collection Suspended Due to County Incinerator Issues — Due to issues with the solid waste incinerator at the Montgomery County Resource Recovery Facility in Dickerson, the City of Rockville will not be collecting bulk refuse at this time. Scheduled bulk refuse collections are suspended until the county-owned facility resumes operations. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/sws for updates about the status of the county facility.
For more info, click here.
- City of Rockville Yard Waste Delays — The City of Rockville is taking action to address persistent delays in yard waste collections due to sever staffing shortages. Beginning on Saturday, June 11, the city will collect yard waste on Saturdays in all areas, citywide, that were missed throughout the week. If your yard waste was not collected during the week, please leave it at the curb by 6 a.m. for collection on Saturday. The city is recruiting sanitation workers and making every effort to bring staffing levels back to where we can once again resume regularly scheduled collections. To learn how to join our team, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/careers. For more information about city recycling, trash, yard waste and special collections, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/recycling-trash.
King Farm Neighbors Village News (KFNV)
The King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) was so looking forward to hosting its first field trip to Glen Echo National Park; however, the weather had a different idea. Due to inclement weather conditions, the Glen Echo Walking tour was cancelled yesterday. The KFNV is hoping to be able to reschedule the trip during the fall.
Looking forward to July, the KFNV has the following events scheduled:
- On Thursday, July 7th from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, the KFNV Movie Club will meet to discuss the 2021 movie, King Richard, which stars Will Smith as Richard Williams the father and coach of tennis phenoms, Serena and Venus Williams;
- On Thursday, July 14th from 12:30-2:00 pm, the KFNV Book Club will review the book The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. This novel is based upon the real story of a sadistic and cruel reform school that operated in Florida for 111 years and devastated the lives of thousands of children; and
- On Wednesday, July 20th from 10:00 to 11:30 am, the KFNV Coffee and Conversation group will answer the question: What have you learned from the pandemic, and should we do differently in the future? This is an especially apt topic for the KFNV Coffee and Conversation participants because this will be the first meeting since 2020 that the Coffee and Conversation participants will be meeting in person; and finally,
- On Thursday, July 28th from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the King Farm community center, the KFNV will host as its highlight event – “Bingo in the Center”—where the KFNV invites all members of the King Farm community, especially bingo enthusiasts, to join the KFNV for this inaugural bingo event. You will not only get an opportunity to hone your bingo skills, but also to mingle and converse with your fellow King Farmers. We hope to see many of our fellow King Farm residents at this event; but since space is limited in the community center, we will be required to limit the number of participants. Therefore, if you’re interested in attending, please reserve your spot as soon as possible.
Please note that the KFNV Book Club, Movie Club, and Coffee and Conversation will 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 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.
The KFNV is continuing to build its community services program with:
- Transportation to appointments,
- Friendly phone calls,
- Friendly visits, and
- One new service – simple household tasks.
The KFNV has given members rides to various appointments and has successfully fulfilled its first simple household task. To schedule any of the above services or for questions, please contact KFNV or complete the online form. Please note, services are available to KFNV members only.
KFNV CONTACT INFORMATION
Please visit the KFNV website and take a look at the Blog (under the News section) for articles about upcoming and past events and other relevant KFNV news. Additionally, both the Movie Club and Book Club welcome new members.
Most KFNV monthly events require membership to participate; however, membership is a free and and easy process. To join, you will need to fill out either the online or mail-in form and no fee is required. The KFNV does, however, accept and welcome donations; for these donations help defray the cost of services and events.
For information on how to register for any of the aforementioned events, to request a KFNV service, become a member, or to make a donation, please contact the Operations Coordinator via email at email@example.com or leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104.
RCPD News Report: June 14, 2022 to June 21, 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:
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