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The King Farm website www.kingfarm.org is your best resource for staying up-to-date with all things King Farm!
Upcoming Board & Committee Meetings
Board of Code Compliance (BOCC)
Monday 04/17/2023 – 7:00 PM (regular meeting)
Architectural Design Trust (ADT)
Wednesday 04/12/2023 – 4:30 PM
Rockville City Police Department (RCPD) Town Hall Meeting
(More information to follow)
Tuesday April 18th- 7:00 PM
Annual Meeting and Election
Wednesday 04/26/2023 – 7:00 PM
Board of Code Compliance (BOCC)
Monday 04/17/2023 – 7:00 PM (regular meeting)
External Affairs (EA)
No April Meeting – Next Meeting May 4th
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 email@example.com.
King Farm Photos with Hoppers the Bunny Tomorrow!
Unfortunately, due to the forecast for rain and a soaking wet lawn tomorrow morning (Saturday, April 1, 2023) the egg hunt on the lawn will be canceled HOWEVER, Hoppers the Bunny will still be here!
Stop by for professional photos with Hoppers tomorrow, Saturday, April 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. inside the Saddle Ridge Community Center at 300 Saddle Ridge Circle. Treat filled plastic eggs will be handed out to all children who attend!!!
We hope to see you tomorrow!
Volunteer to Help Clean Up Our Stream
Come on out!
The Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup is taking place on Saturday, April 15, 2023. A group of volunteers working with the City of Rockville will be removing litter along the King Farm Stream Valley Park, known as Watts Branch I.
WHEN: Saturday, April 15, 9 AM to 12 PM
WHERE: Meet at the Gazebo on Watkins Overlook at the bottom of Crooked Creek Drive (marked on map below)
This activity is approved for MCPS Student Service Learning Hours. There will be forms at the check-in desk when you arrive.
Questions? Text Martha at 301-221-3379 (no calls)
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.
Rockville Police to Host Public Safety King Farm Town Hall
The Rockville City Police Department will be welcoming King Farm residents for an open discussion about crime and safety within the community and City of Rockville during a Public Safety Town Hall.
Join Chief of Police Victor Brito and members of the Rockville City Police Department on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. at the Saddle Ridge Community Center. This meeting will be held in-person with an option to join virtually. The Town Hall will provide residents with the opportunity to ask questions and raise their concerns.
Residents are encouraged to sign up to receive the King Farm community e-mail alerts and weekly e-mail announcements, but they are also encouraged to follow the official Rockville City Police Department’s communication channels for important information and alerts.
Alert Rockville is the official City of Rockville emergency communication system which sends emergency alerts, notifications, and updates to your devices. This system enables Rockville to provide you with critical information in a variety of situations, including public safety, severe weather, and traffic updates. In the event of an emergency, you will receive time-sensitive messages where you specify, including your home, mobile or business phones, e-mail address, text message and more. To sign up, visit https://member.everbridge.net/index/3531635643384073#/signup
The Rockville City Police Department’s RockView program allows residents and business owners to voluntary register, for free, 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.
Once a camera is identified, police will contact the owner and ask if they would examine the date and time in question for potential leads in the investigation. The owner may accept or deny the request for assistance. If the owner accepts, and their equipment captured pertinent information, police would arrange a convenient way to retrieve the information. Community members can opt-out at any time. The information provided to the RCPD about camera systems will be for official police use only. Owners’ personal information will not be distributed except as required by law or court order. Information submitted may be disclosed if requested per the Maryland Public Information Act.
For more information or to register your camera, visit https://www.rockvillemd.gov/2247/Security-Camera-Registration
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: floodproofing 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)
KING FARM NEIGHBORS VILLAGE
The King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) has a busy April planned with the following events:
- On April 13, 2023 from 12:30 to 2:00 pm, the KFNV Book Club will meet to discuss the novel, Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2017. Klara and the Sun is a dystopian science fiction novel told from the point of view of Klara, a solar-powered AF (Artificial Friend), who is chosen by Josie, a sickly child, to be her companion. An apt novel to read, especially now, as Artificial Intelligence programs become more prevalent;
- On April 19, 2023 from 10:00 to 11:30 am, Coffee and Conversation participants will meet to discuss: What is your idea of a perfect spring day? The topic is anticipated to bring out a discussion of participants “favorite spring things” in line with the magical and transformational season of spring;
- On April 20, 2023, the KFNV will host two events:
a) From 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, The KFNV Friends will host its monthly luncheon at Farmsook Thai Kitchen, 800 King Farm Boulevard. Although The KFNV Friends is organizing the luncheon, participants are responsible for the costs of their own lunches. In addition, this event is open to KFNV members only. Please see below on how to easily become a member of the KFNV;
b) From 2:30-4:00 pm, the KFNV Movie Club will meet to review The Father, a 2020 psychological drama about a father refusing assistance as he ages. The Father, directed by Florian Zeller in his directorial debut stars Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman; and finally,
- On April 27, 2023 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, in the King Farm Community Center, 300 Saddle Ridge Circle, the KFNV will host its annual meeting, The KFNV: A Year of Rebounding and Reconnecting, where the KFNV Board of Directors (Board) will give an overview of its activities this past year and discuss plans for the next year. The Board invites all members of the King Farm Community to this meeting to not only learn about the KFNV, but more importantly to provide valuable ideas and input to the Board. The KFNV Board hopes to see many King Farmers at the annual meeting.
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 and March have been banner months for transportation services as KFNV volunteers continue to give a record number of rides.
Please feel free to avail yourself of all of the community services offered by KFNV:
- Simple household tasks;
- Friendly phone calls,
- Transportation to appointments, and
- 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.
The KFNV is looking for volunteers to assist in various KFNV activities—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. The volunteer work is very rewarding and volunteers receive as much if not more from their service as the recipient does. As one volunteer who has been providing friendly texts to a member stated:
I have been texting with H. for over 3 years now. I started our check-in phone visits in March of 2020. We exchange texts once a week. What an interesting life H. has had. It truly has been a pleasure getting to know her. S. (KFNV Volunteer)
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 email@example.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 considering 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 firstname.lastname@example.org ,or viewing the KFNV website at www.kfnv.org.
RCPD News Report: March 21 to March 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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