Association News – Friday, November 11, 2022
Upcoming King Farm Board & Committee Meetings
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. Information about upcoming board and committee meetings can also be found in the King Farm Chronicle (https://kingfarm.org/king-farm-chronicle/).
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). As part of the registration process, registrants must submit their contact information (name, street address, email, and phone number) and select yes or no if they would like to speak during open forum. 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.
- Board of Code Compliance (BOCC): Mon. Nov. 14th @ 7:00 PM
- Board of Trustees (BOT): Wed. Nov. 16th @ 7:30 PM
- To view the Resident Board Book, click here. To access the Draft November BOT Agenda, click here. All BOT documents can be accessed via the FrontSteps Resident Portal within the ‘BOT (Board of Trustees)’ folder.
Veterans Day – Friday, Nov. 11, 2022
As Veterans Day Approaches on Friday, Nov. 11, County Prepares to Join ‘Operation Green Light’ and Additions Sought for Tribute to County Veterans:
From Nov. 7-13, Montgomery County’s Memorial Plaza, which is located adjacent to the County Executive Building at 101 Monroe St. in Rockville, will be lit with green lights.
More information about Operation Green Light is available at https://www.naco.org/blog/counties-take-action-participate-operation-green-light-veterans
Join Rockville’s Mayor and Council at this annual ceremony in honor of the men and women who served in the nation’s armed forces. American Legion Post 86 will lead the wreath-laying ceremony and their honor guard will present a twenty-one gun salute:
Veterans Park (corner of Rt. 28 and Rt. 355)
Friday, November 11, 2022 at 11 a.m.
Community-Wide Inspections Reminder – Final Notices & Hearings
As the current inspection cycle is winding down, we would like to thank all the homeowners and residents who have complied with the inspection findings. Your efforts keep the community looking good!
Final notices are in progress and will be delivered via personal service to your home. These notices will include a scheduled hearing date. We have experienced some warmer weather recently, so take this opportunity to complete some of the outstanding maintenance items for your home/lot!
- For the homeowner and residents who have unresolved exterior maintenance items, there is still time to address the issues before your hearing date!
- Some outstanding violations are weather dependent and will need to wait until the spring, but many other maintenance items can be completed either by doing it yourself or hiring a licensed contractor (i.e., power-washing mildew covered siding and stairs)
- For homeowners that resolve outstanding items before the scheduled hearing date, your hearing will be cancelled.
- Please notify Management (email@example.com) AT LEAST 1-2 business days prior to the hearing if you have resolved outstanding violations. Management will re-inspect, and if corrected, the scheduled hearing will be cancelled.
If you believe you received a final notice letter by error OR if you have questions regarding the notice, please contact management by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include your property address and name. Or you can call the office at 301-987-0122.
Please keep in mind that we are receiving a high volume of calls and emails regarding final notices, so we appreciate your patience! Answers to common questions can be found on our website, please review the information on the website under Home Renovations then Property Inspections: https://kingfarm.org/annual-property-inspections/.
We appreciate everyone’s assistance in maintaining the appearance of King Farm!
Trash & Alley Light Reminder
Trash Containers Must Be Stored On Non-Collection Days & Bulk Pick Up Items Must Be Scheduled For Pick Up:
This is a friendly reminder that trash cans should be removed and hidden from view promptly after trash pickup. Many homes have their trash cans stored on the side of their house, however, ideally all trash cans should be hidden in the garage or completely out of sight, unless you have an approved trash storage shed. This is a courtesy to your neighbors and greatly improves the look of the community!
Remember, the trash days for King Farm are as follows:
REGULAR COLLECTION: Thursday
BULK PICK UP ITEMS:
- Rockville provides special bulk waste collections by appointment ONLY.
- Alternatively, you can drop off bulk waste at the Montgomery County Transfer Station.
- Please call the City of Rockville at 240-314-8568, email email@example.com, or complete this form to schedule an appointment for a bulk pick-up.
In addition, please don’t overload your garbage can. The lid should be closed the entire way. This will prevent garbage from being blown throughout the community.
Alley Lights Must Be On From Dusk to Dawn
As we lose daylight hours, it is important to remember to verify that your alley lights are operable. Per Equity Resolution #2, alley lights should be on from dusk to dawn. The light should be on a photocell, so it automatically turns on at dusk. If your alley light is on a photocell but energized by a switch, please consider taping the switch in the on position to avoid accidentally turning it off.
Organic Fall Turf Application – Monday 11/21
Community Landscape Services (CLS) will be on the property for Fall turf fertilizer applications. The turf fertilization application is scheduled to begin on Monday, Nov. 21st thru Tuesday, Nov. 22nd (weather permitting).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The King Farm turf program has been organic since 2016. Please view the Organic Fall Turf Application Notice (attached) or visit the King Farm website under Landscaping Updates (https://kingfarm.org/landscaping-updates/).
Upcoming Conversation with the City Event
On Tuesday, December 13th at 7:00 pm, KFCA will host a virtual Conversation with the City of Rockville. Residents are encouraged to complete the online survey to provide City representatives insight onto what topics to prioritize. Please use the link below to complete the survey.
A link to register for the webinar event will be available soon. If you have any questions, please contact management.
Proposed New Resolutions/Amended Resolutions For Community/BOT Review:
During the November 16th Board meeting, the following resolution(s) will be voted on:
- ER No. 8 – Establishing Rules Relative to the Use and Rental of the Community Center (Amended).
You can view a copy of any recently adopted resolutions within the FrontSteps Resident Portal under the Internal Documents. Navigate to the folder 2. Governing Documents / Administrative Resolutions (or Equity Resolutions). To view proposed amendments to existing resolutions or proposed new resolutions, navigate to the folder 2. Governing Documents / 1 – Draft Resolutions.
*If you do not have access to the resident portal, please contact Management for assistance or to obtain copies of these documents.
Comments and questions regarding proposed resolutions should be sent to email@example.com.
City & County Updates:
2022 Rockville Holiday Drive is Officially Underway:
- For nearly a half century, through the Holiday Drive, Rockville has sponsored outreach that brings the community together each year to provide food baskets, gift certificates and toys to needy Rockville families throughout the Thanksgiving and December holidays.
- The Holiday Drive relies entirely on monetary contributions, donated food and new toys from local individuals, schools, businesses and organizations.
- You can donate food at City Hall and city recreation facilities until Friday, Nov. 11 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
- Make a cash donation online at bit.ly/HolidayDriveDonate.
City Debuts New Food Scraps Compost Drop-Off
- Rockville’s pilot food scraps drop-off program is officially LIVE! This program aims to make composting easy, keep valuable materials out of landfills and reduce excessive greenhouse gas emissions.
- Click here for more information and drop off instructions!
- Food scraps will be picked up weekly by a commercial contractor and delivered to the Prince George’s County Organic Compost Facility.
Mayor and Council Approve Budget Calendar, Launch Budget Survey
- The Mayor and Council kicked off work on the city’s Fiscal Year 2024 budget in October with approval of the budget process calendar, a public hearing and the launch of a survey.
- A budget survey now available at www.rockvillemd.gov/budget allows community members to identify their budget priorities and options for maintaining a balanced budget.
2023 Draft Budget
The initial 2023 draft budget was reviewed during the October 5th Budget Meeting and there is a proposed increase for the 2023 fiscal year. The current increase is 4.6%, but may change based on board adjustments.
- To View the Draft 2023 Budget, please visit the resident portal or click here.
- The Board of Trustees is expected to vote on the 2023 Draft Budget during the November 16, 2022 Board Meeting.
*Comments or questions can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments will be shared with the Budget & Finance Committee and the Board of Trustees.
The Board of Trustees is expected to vote on the 2023 Draft Budget during the November 16, 2022 Board Meeting.
King Farm Neighbors Village News (KFNV)
The King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) continued its November events on November 10th with the KFNV Book Club’s discussion of the book, Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr. All participants agreed that this was a challenging book for the reader because of its length at 622 pages and its style of weaving stories of different genres, five unique main characters, and timelines going back and forth between the past, present, and future. The book, though, provided a fertile basis for the Book Club’s discussion.
Looking forward to the rest of November, the KFNV has the following events scheduled:
1. On Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 7:00-9:00 pm, the KFNV will host its inaugural Games Night at the King Farm Community Center. All sorts of games will be available to play, such as Scrabble, Scattergories, Yahtzee, Trivial Pursuit, Uno. This event is open to all members of the King Farm community. You do not have to be a KFNV member to participate. Because space is limited due to social distancing, please reserve your spot as soon as possible. Finally, as with other KFNV events, transportation to and from the event is available; and
2. On Wednesday, November 16, 2022 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am, KFNV Coffee and Conversation participants will meet in the King Farm Community Center for a pre-Thanksgiving gathering and discussion. The topic will be: What makes you smile and/or what are you most grateful for?
**Please note that the KFNV has changed its monthly Movie Club, Book Club, and Coffee and Conversation gatherings to in-person meetings and has reserved the King Farm Community Center, 300 Saddle Ridge Circle, Rockville, MD 20850 for these meetings. 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. Therefore, the KFNV will not be offering a hybrid option for any future events. Finally, the KFNV offers transportation to many of its monthly meetings for KFNV members. Please contact the Operations Coordinator at email@example.com, or leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104 to arrange for transportation.
We’re here to help! Don’t forget about our community services—especially, our new service—simple household tasks. As one satisfied service recipient stated:
Please let the King Farm Village board know how grateful I am for help in the process of donating my drop leaf table to Afghan refugees. I never could have moved the table down the stairs, out the front door, and into the car without your help. The friend who drove the car was impressed that we have the ability to get help from KFNV when we need it. Thank you.
Please feel free to avail yourself of this service as well as any of the following KFNV community services:
- Transportation to appointments,
- Friendly phone calls, 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.
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. In addition, 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 to make a donation, please contact the Operations Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104, or view the KFNV website at www.kfnv.org.
RCPD News Report: November 01, 2022 to November 09, 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:
2 W. Montgomery Ave, Rockville, Maryland 20850
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