Association News – Friday, March 3, 2023
March 2023 Edition of the King Farm Chronicle
The March edition of the King Farm Chronicle is here. Please visit our website under Stay Informed / King Farm Chronicle to read past editions (https://kingfarm.org/king-farm-chronicle/).
Upcoming Board & Committee Meetings
- Architectural Design Trust (ADT):
- Wednesday 03/08/2023 – 4:30 PM
- Board of Trustees (BOT)
- Wednesday 03/15/2023 – 7:30 PM
- Wednesday 03/15/2023 – 7:30 PM
- Board of Code Compliance (BOCC)
- Monday 03/13/2023 – 7:00 PM (regular meeting)
- External Affairs (EA)
- March meeting was cancelled. Next meeting will be on 4/6/23
King Farm meetings are held virtually. Residents can find the Zoom registration links for all upcoming King Farm Board of Trustees and Committee meetings online by visiting King Farm website on the “Zoom Meeting Links” page. 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). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organic Pre-emergent Turf Application – 03/06 – 03/07
On March 6th and 7th, 2023 (weather permitting), Community Landscape Services (CLS) will be on the property to apply an organic pre-emergent turf application.
The King Farm turf program has been organic since 2016. All applications are organic (SDS sheets are included in the linked attachment), and all treated areas will be properly marked. If you have any questions regarding this service, please contact email@example.com.
Please see the attachment for reference. Landscaping updates can be found on the King Farm website: https://kingfarm.org/landscaping-updates/.
2023 Annual Meeting and Election
2023 King Farm Annual Meeting & Election will take place at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 26th via Zoom meeting. For more information about the meeting and to register for the zoom , please visit the Farm website: https://kingfarm.org/annual-meeting-election/.
- There are four (4) open seats for the Board of Trustees (BOT). Three (3) seats are two-year terms and one (1) seat is for a one-year term.
- Three (3) King Farm residents will be running unopposed: Sue Beckerman, Ric Ricciardi and Matt Roh. The vacant seat on the Board of Trustees will be filled by the Board of Trustees by appointment after the election.
- If you would like to read each candidate’s Statement of Purpose, please click here or visit the FrontSteps portal under “Annual Meeting & Election 2023” / “2023 KFCA BOT Candidates”.
Voting in the Election:
- Even though the election is uncontested, registered King Farm voters are still encouraged to vote.
- E-voting (electronic voting) is the preferred voting method in Assembly elections. Electronic voting has been used since 2020, and King Farm will continue to utilize online voting for the foreseeable future. VoteHOANow is the selected 3rd party vendor for online voting. VoteHOANow recommends that you add votehoanow.com as an approved domain so emails are not sent to the spam folder.
- Citizen Titleholders with their names listed in the Assembly records will automatically receive a unique registration code via email and/or on a postcard via USPS mail to vote electronically. All Citizen Titleholders of houses, townhouse & condominium units, as shown on the Assembly’s records, are automatically registered to vote. Registration codes will be generated for Citizens who register by Monday, March 27th, 2023.
- It is the responsibility of each Titleholders and Citizens to ensure that the Assembly has your correct information on file. If you haven’t already, please make sure to provide your contact information to the King Farm Management Office at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible so it can be added to the community database.
- For more information about voting, please visit the website: https://kingfarm.org/registering-to-vote/.
Registering to Vote:
- As a reminder, All Citizen [resident] Titleholders of single-family homes, townhomes, and condominium units, as shown on the Assembly’s records, are automatically registered to vote.
- More information about registering to vote can be found on the website: https://kingfarm.org/registering-to-vote/.
- UPDATE: Please note that non-resident Titleholders are NOT eligible to vote in the election per the governing documents.
- Non-titleholder Citizens must register ANNUALLY!
- All other persons who wish to vote, including tenants and other occupants of a King Farm residence who are not the record owners of the residence, are required to complete a Citizen Registration Form in order to register as Citizens with the Assembly and to vote in elections (registration forms can be found on the website).
- Citizen Registration Forms must be submitted by 12:00 pm, Monday, March 27th, 2023. You can submit your form to the Management Office via email at email@example.com or by placing it in the drop box to the right of the front office door (300 Saddle Ridge Circle).
- All forms will be verified (signed lease, state issued driver’s license, and/or owner verification).
Please note: To vote, you must live in King Farm (Citizen), be 18 years or over, current within 30 days of any financial obligation due to the Assembly, and registered with the Assembly. If you meet these specifications, you are a Qualified Voter and may vote in this election. If you are NOT a Citizen Titleholder and have not registered by the deadline you are not permitted to vote in the election.
City & County Updates:
Town Center Master Plan
The City of Rockville will host four interactive listening sessions to kickoff outreach and engagement for the Town Center Master Plan update, which will help guide the area’s success in coming decades. Join the discussion and sign up to receive updates about the project at engagerockville.com/towncenter.
7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 13, Rockville Memorial Library, second-floor meeting room.
7-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, Rockville Memorial Library, first-floor meeting room.
10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 22. WebEx virtual meeting.
7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 25. WebEx virtual meeting.
Centenarians Will Be Honored at Special Montgomery Recreation Celebration in May
County residents who are ages 100 and older or will turn 100 in 2023 will be honored in May at a special celebration. Montgomery County Recreation is now seeking to identify those residents so they can be invited to the event. Read more here.
ROCKVILLE’S FLOOD MITIGATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Protect your home from flooding! The City of Rockville offers financial assistance to residents and property owners who have installed approved flood mitigation practices.
Approved practices include: flood proofing windows, flood gates or panels, basement drain tiles, battery powered sump pumps, elevating utilities, French drains, surface grading, flood alert systems, and flood resistant building materials. Find more examples and learn how to apply at www.rockvillemd.gov/floodassistance.
King Farm Neighbors Village News (KFNV)
On March 2, 2023 from 2:00-3:00 pm, KFNV Movie Club participants reviewed the 2017 biopic, Woman Walks Ahead, starring Jessica Chastain as Catherine Weldon, a portrait painter who leaves her home in Brooklyn, New York to travel to South Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull. The average Rotten Tomatoes audience score was 61%; the Movie Club participants rated the movie a little higher at about 80%.
Future events for March are:
- On March 9, 2023 from 12:30-2:00 pm, KFNV Book Club members will discuss the 2021 novel, Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout. In Oh William! readers return to the fictional town of Amgash, Illinois from Strout’s previous novel, My Name is Lucy Barton and Anything is Possible. Oh William! was a New York Times and IndieBound best seller.
- On March 15, 2023 from 10:00-11:30 am, the KFNV will host a special Coffee and Conversation where the topic will be: What is happening with King Farm’s Town Center? Cade Weiler, Property Manager with Sterling Organization in King Farm will discuss with participants the plans for the King Farm Town Center. Please join the KFNV at Coffee and Conversation to get your questions answered; and finally,
- On March 23, 2023 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm, KFNV will host its monthly highlight event: “Off the Beaten Path in Montgomery County,” a slide show /lecture of the “Top 10” lesser-known spots in Montgomery County with historical importance. The lecturer will be Mr. Ralph Buglass, a speaker for Montgomery History, the county’s historical society, as well as a volunteer researcher for Peerless Rockville, the city’s historic preservation organization. Mr. Buglass is known to the KFNV; for this will be his third presentation for KFNV. Through his presentations, Mr. Buglass offers not only his knowledge of the history of the area, but shares beautiful photographs to accompany his lectures. The KFNV is looking forward to another engaging and informative presentation by Mr. Buglass.
**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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104 to arrange for transportation.
The KFNV community services are in full-swing with KFNV services such as transportation to appointments and simple household chores being the most popular services. In particular, February was a banner month for transportation services as KFNV volunteers gave the most rides it has ever given in a month since the inception of KFNV community services. As one grateful recipient of transportation to two appointments raved:
- “Hi, (KFNV) (Volunteer 1) was delightful and did a great job shepherding me to and from. I was quite anxious about the procedure and, bless his heart, (Volunteer 1) kept an eye on me and kept me distracted. I hope (think) he might have enjoyed himself a bit too. He’s a retired dentist and my dentist conversed with him a bit. (Volunteer 1) even stayed at the dentist’s office until I was ready to go home!
- (Volunteer 2) was lovely. He (and all the volunteers) arrived on time, got me there in plenty of time (I like getting somewhere early rather than late.), and was there waiting. [I had let him know my appointments were running a bit late and we agreed (I’d) phone/text him when I was done.] Very thoughtful. Thanks very much, (Service Recipient)
Please feel free to avail yourself of this service as well as any of the following KFNV community services:
- Simple household tasks
- Friendly phone calls
- Transportation to appointments
- Friendly visits
*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 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, email the KFNV at email@example.com, or view the KFNV website at www.kfnv.org.
RCPD News Report: February 21 to February 28, 2023
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:
2 W. Montgomery Ave, Rockville, Maryland 20850
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