Association News – Friday, June 3rd, 2022
Upcoming June Committee Meetings
For information and to register, please go to the King Farm website for Zoom meeting links: https://kingfarm.org/zoom-meeting-links/.
- Board of Code Compliance (BOCC): Mon. 6/13/22 – 7:00 PM
- Architectural Design Trust (ADT): Wed. 06/15/22 – 4:30 PM
- *deadline to submit ADT applications is Wed. 6/8.
- *deadline to submit ADT applications is Wed. 6/8.
- Board of Trustees (BOT): Wed. 06/29/22 @ 7:30 PM
- Rescheduled from the original date of 6/15.
June Edition of the King Farm Chronicle
The June 2022 edition of the King Farm Chronicle is here and will be delivered to your doorsteps soon! Click here to read the online version of the Chronicle. Please visit our website under Stay Informed / King Farm Chronicle to read past editions (https://kingfarm.org/king-farm-chronicle/).
This edition of the Chronicle has a special primary election voters guide. Be sure to check out page 8 to view the 2022 Maryland Primary Election Voter’s Guide.
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. to 7:30 p.m. tonight where Bangin BBQ will be serving it up. There is no pre-order link for tonight’s truck. Our friends at True Respite Brewing will also be set up selling their summer brews tonight as well – be sure to check them out.
See the list below for the upcoming schedule of when your favorite food trucks will be rolling into King Farm. Please remember due to weather and mechanical issues, trucks may decide to cancel.
June Food Truck Friday Schedule:
- June 10th – Traditional Authentic Mexican Food
- June 17th – Giacomos Brick Oven Pizza
- June 24th – Silver & Son’s BBQ
Key Fob Reminder – Needed to Access the Pools
Friendly reminder for all residents who want to use the pools this summer — please be sure to obtain a key fob (if you do not already have one) and update your information on file with the Management office so that you can access the community pools.
Due to the high volume of key fob requests, we are only handling key fob requests by appointment only with the Management office at this time. Please contact the Management Office by phone at (301) 987-0122 or by email at email@example.com to schedule an appointment for a new or replacement key fob.
Key Fob Application Form:
If you need to obtain a key fob, please complete and submit the online application .: https://kingfarm.org/key-fob-application-form/. When you complete the application, please upload a copy of your driver’s license (and anyone else in your household who is applying) and a copy of your lease (if you are a tenant). Lastly, please be sure to list ALL members of your household who need to obtain a key fob.
Replacement Key Fobs:
If you lost your key fob or if you are an owner and your tenants never returned their key fobs, you can schedule an appointment for a replacement. Please note, replacement key fobs are $25.00 each.
**Any residents who are planning on moving or leaving the community should contact Management to return their key fobs.
King Farm Pools are Open for the Season!
Saddle Ridge Pool & Bailey’s Commons Pools:
Everyone is excited for summer and to get in the pool. While we want everyone to enjoy their time at the pool, we want to ensure that people are respectful while they are at 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 that your key fob is required for entry. Your key fob is associated with your pictures so please do not use other family member’s key fob.
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. It is possible that due to lifeguard staffing shortages, the pool hours may be affected. However, we are working diligently to ensure that closures are not necessary. However, if closures are needed, please be respected as those are circumstances out of our control.
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding and look forward to seeing you at the pool.
*Please note – lifeguards and other patrons may opt to continue to social distance or wear masks, so please be considerate.
Alley Apron/Paver Repairs & Tuckpointing/Masonry Projects Underway
The alley apron repairs are underway. Signs will be posted in advance to indicate where the work will take place, but residents can also refer to the attached Alley Apron Repair Schedule for more information. Please keep in mind that this project is weather dependent. If inclement weather occurs, the work will be postponed (based on the number of rain days that occur) until the weather is acceptable. Crews may not have time to place new signage if inclement weather occurs.
As a result of the project, each alley undergoing work will be limited to the entrance/exit points. For example, if the entrance to the alley of 224 Watkins Pond Blvd. is scheduled for work the week of June 6th, residents will have to use the other alley entrance located at 200 Watkins Pond Blvd. Please refer to the attached alley apron repair schedule to determine the closures.
If you have questions, please contact the Management Office by phone at 301-987-0122 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Project updates will be provided via email blast.
Tuckpointing & Masonry Project Underway:
Please be advised that you may see crews around King Farm working on brick columns,
pillars, and monument signs throughout the community. They are making repairs to missing mortar and damages bricks in the columns. The work should not impact day-to-day activities, but some areas may be cordoned off while repairs are being made. We appreciate your cooperation to provide avoid these work areas when possible. If there are any questions, please contact Management.
*KING FARM NO PARKING REMINDER*
The King Farm 25th Anniversary Celebration will be held next Saturday, June 11, 2022.
Police will close off all of Saddle Ridge Circle and portions of Saddle Ridge Lane, Reserve Champion Drive, Game Creek Dr and Thompson Dairy Way to all parking and traffic from
4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The Saddle Ridge parking lot behind the pool will be closed to all parking starting at 4:00 p.m.
Please remove your vehicle to your alley or garage if parked in front of your home or on any of these streets by 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2022.
Thanks for your cooperation and see you at the celebration!
King Farm Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Community Celebration
King Farm’s 25th Annual Community Celebration, will be held next Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 6:00 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 free catered BBQ of hot dogs and hamburgers, sides, and drinks -while supplies last, purchase beer from the beer tent courtesy of our friends at True Respite Brewing and frozen treats from Kona Ice. Moonbounces will be set up for the children to enjoy, and of course, it wouldn’t be a King Farm party without a few fun and unexpected surprises throughout the night.
King Farm is excited to welcome back Vertigo Red, a high energy band and one of the most requested band returns in the community! The evening will conclude with a laser light show lighting up the skies, and we can’t wait! We also will welcome special guests from the City of Rockville and Montgomery County to help us commemorate this milestone occasion.
Saddle Ridge Circle and portions of Saddle Ridge Lane will be closed starting at 4:00 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 next Saturday, the party will be held on either Friday, June 10 or Sunday, June 12. We will keep the community posted if we need to move the event due to weather and keep our eyes on the skies.
So, plan to join your friends and neighbors for the biggest party in the history of King Farm, you won’t want to miss it!!
King Farm Fall Festival Business Fair Now Accepting Vendors
Applications are now being accepted for the 15th Annual King Farm Fall Festival Business Fair to be held on Sunday, October 2, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is a limited number of booth spaces available and this is a great way to get your name and business noticed in the King Farm community.
Contact email@example.com today to request the Fall Festival Business Fair application packet.
KFCA ‘Petiquette’ Reminder
Please see below for helpful reminders for pet owners. Not every homeowner is a pet owner, so please be a responsible pet owner and be respectful of private property. Avoiding private property is the best way to be a courteous neighbor.
- Keep your pet on a leash (unless you have an off-leash permit from the City of Rockville).
- Do not allow your pet to wander onto other resident’s property.
- If your pet has to go, make sure it does so on common areas, like the curb grass closest to the street.
- Pet urine kills plants and flowers! Please be mindful of the community landscaping and your neighbors landscaping.
- Keep our common areas and parks clean, by picking up pet waste and disposing it in the GREEN trash bins located throughout the community.
Violators of pet policies, including off-leash violators and pet waste violators, should be reported to the Animal Control and can also be reported to Management.
- Rockville Animal Control: 240-314-8937
- To file a pet violation report, please use this online form: https://www.rockvillemd.gov/FormCenter/Police-Forms-3/Animal-Control-Request-35.
King Farm Neighbors Village News (KFNV)
The King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) started its exciting June schedule of activities yesterday, June 2nd with the KFNV Movie Club’s discussion of the movie, Judy, a biopic of Judy Garland. All participants agreed that the performance by Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland was masterful. Other events in June are:
1. On June 9, 2022 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm, the KFNV Book Club will discuss the book, The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish. This historical fiction novel centers around the lives of two women separated by 400 years. For this novel, the Book Club is asking participants to bring questions for the discussion. Also, since the book is rather long at 560 pages, participants are welcome to attend even without finishing the whole book;
** Please note that these events will be presented in a hybrid fashion—i.e., 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 (Board), 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.
Other KFNV events scheduled for June are:
2. On June 15, 2022 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am, the KFNV will host only via Zoom Coffee and Conversation where the topic of conversation will be: What are your favorite local places to visit in the summer? and last but not least;
3. The KFNV is inviting the King Farm community to its first ever field trip on Thursday, June 23, 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104.
The KFNV hopes that you can join us at Glen Echo Park to learn about the history of the park, including the beautiful Dentzel Carousel which celebrated its 100th birthday last year, and to be part of our very first KFNV field trip.
SERVICES: The 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.
* The KFNV has given members rides to various appointments and is in the process of fulfilling its first simple household task. Please 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. Also, note that services are open to KFNV members only; however, membership is free and an easy process. Please see below for information on how to join the KFNV.
How to Contact 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, 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: May 25, 2022 to June 01, 2022
Click here to read the Weekly Crime Report courtesy of the Rockville City Police Department.
RCPD SAFETY TIPS – RECOGNIZE HEAT EXHAUSTION:
As we approach record-hot weather, knowing the symptoms of heat exhaustion ahead of time will allow for a quicker reaction in a confusing and dangerous situation.
- Even in a brutally hot day, someone with heat exhaustion will have cool, moist skin filled with goosebumps.
- Someone with heat exhaustion may feel faint, dizzy, and may have a weak and rapid pulse.
- A person with heat exhaustion may experience nausea, a headache, and muscle cramps.
If you or someone you know shows these signs, stop all activity, rest in a cooler place, and drink cool water or a sports-drink. Find medical care if these symptoms don’t improve within one hour and immediately if the exhausted person becomes confused or agitated, loses consciousness, or is unable to drink. Learn more about risk factors, prevention, and complication of heat exhaustion on The Mayo Clinic’s website: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heat-exhaustion/symptoms-causes/syc-20373250.
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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