KFCA Weekly Update: Friday, November 18th, 2022

published: November 18th, 2022 by in E-Mail Blast

Association News – Friday, November 18, 2022

November-December 2022 Issue of The King Farm Chronicle

The November/December edition of the King Farm Chronicle is here. Click here to enjoy the last edition of 2022! Please visit our website under Stay Informed / King Farm Chronicle to read past editions (https://kingfarm.org/king-farm-chronicle/). 

Holiday Closures and Updates

King Farm Shuttle Bus – No Holiday Service:
Please note that the King Farm Shuttle will not provide service on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Management Office Closures:

The King Farm Management Office will be closed Thursday, November 24 through Friday 25th in Observance of Thanksgiving.  Normal business hours will resume on Monday, November 28th (8:30 am – 5:00 pm). 

We hope that everyone has a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving! 

Upcoming Board and Committee Meetings:
  • Architectural Design Trust (ADT)
    • Wednesday 12/14/2022 – 4:30 PM
    • Applications are due by Wednesday 12/07/22 in order to be reviewed during the December meeting. 
  • Board of Trustees (BOT)
    • Meeting will not be held in December. Next meeting will be held on January 18, 2023 @ 7:30 PM.  
  • Board of Code Compliance (BOCC)
    • Monday 11/21/2022 – 7:00 PM (hearing)
    • Tuesday 11/29/2022 – 7:00 PM (hearing)
    • Wednesday 12/07/2022 – 7:00 PM (hearing)
    • Monday 12/12/2022 – 7:00 PM (regular meeting)
  • Conversation with the City of Rockville
    • Tuesday 12/13/2022 – 7:00 PM
  • External Affairs (EA) 
    • Thursday 12/01/2022 – 7:30 PM

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 management@kingfarm.org

City Officials Urged to Create Entrance at Gude/Piccard to Rockville Senior Center

At the November 17 meeting of the Senior Citizen’s Commission, KFCA President, Barry Jackson, testified about the need to add an entrance at Gude/Piccard and a corresponding parking lot for the Rockville Senior Center. After some debate Commissioners voted to ask the Mayor and Council to make this project an immediate priority and begin work as soon as possible. 

This entrance has long been sought by citizens desiring easy access to the Senior Center and is actually in the City’s list of projects. 

Residents of King Farm can help send a message in support of adding a Senior Center entrance along Gude Drive at Piccard by emailing the Mayor and Council here at – mayorcouncil@rockvillemd.gov and asking them to make it an immediate priority of theirs.

King Farm and other communities on the north and west side of Rockville should have access to the Senior Center now. It doesn’t make sense to ask them to drive through College Gardens or Woodley Gardens just to use the City’s facilities which should be accessible to all. Ask them to make it a priority. Let’s get it done.

Upcoming Conversation with the City of Rockville Virtual Event – Hosted by KFCA

Join the King Farm Citizens Assembly and External Affairs committee as they welcome various representatives and staff from the City of Rockville for a second virtual Conversation with the City event on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 7:00 pm.
This is your chance as a resident of King Farm and Rockville to hear updates and information regarding topics that impact your community.

If you have any questions for the City representatives, please e-mail them to management@kingfarm.org All questions will be culled together so the same questions are not asked multiple times. Representatives from the Rockville City Police, Recreation & Parks, Traffic & Transportation, and Public Works Departments will be attending as well as members from the Mayor and Council.

Residents are encouraged to complete the online survey to provide City representatives insight onto what topics to prioritize. Please use the link to complete the survey – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HJNZY6T

To register for the webinar, please visit the King Farm website: https://kingfarm.org/zoom-meeting-links/, or click the button below. 

Exterior Seasonal Holiday Decorations Reminder

Exterior seasonal holiday decorations (i.e., exterior lights, displays, wreaths, etc.) which are attractive, in good taste, and reasonable in size, number, color, and luminosity are permitted as long as decorations are not placed upon a Lot/Living Unit 30 days prior to the holiday and must be removed 21 days after the holiday (provided that such decorations do not conflict with any applicable design standard).

Exterior seasonal decorations do not require a design review application/approval as long as the change conforms with the design standards.

Temporary Signs: (King Farm Swim Team signs, contractor signs, graduation signs, political signs, and other signs approved by the Assembly) do not generally require a Design Review Application.

  • Provided, however, that KFST signs are allowed only during the swim season and no more than 30 days prior to the start of the swim season and removed immediately at the end of the swim season.
  • Contractor signs are allowed for the duration of the work being performed or 30 days (whichever comes first).
  • Political signs are allowed based on the applicable State of Maryland or City of Rockville requirements (as of 2020 limited to 5 square feet per sign).

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 will include a scheduled hearing date. Final notices are in progress and will be delivered via personal service to your home. 

  • 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. 
  • For homeowners that resolve outstanding items before the scheduled hearing date, then the hearing will be cancelled.
  • Please notify Management (management@kingfarm.org) 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 management@kingfarm.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 or left out at the end of their driveway. 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:

    • 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 recyclingrefuse@rockvillemd.gov, 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.


City Collects Leaves October to Mid-December:

  • King Farm is Area 3: Dec. 5-9
  • Rockville will vacuum leaves from neighborhood curbs in two rounds, beginning Monday, Oct. 17. 
  • Rake leaves next to, but out of, roadways, gutters and bike lanes, and away from parked vehicles.
  • Leaves should be raked by 6 a.m. on the first day of their collection period, but no earlier than one week before the collection dates to avoid grass damage or fire hazards. Remove sticks and other objects from leaf piles.
  • Avoid parking near leaf piles or other vehicles.
  • For more information, visit the City’s website: https://rockvillereports.com/leaf-the-vacuuming-to-us/ 

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

Proposed New Resolutions/Amended Resolutions For Community/BOT Review:

During the November 16th Board of Trustees meeting, the following resolution(s) were adopted: 

  • 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 management@kingfarm.org

King Farm Neighbors Village News (KFNV)

KFNV Events:

The King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) began November with the KFNV Movie Club discussing and reviewing the movie, Belfast, a semi-autobiographical film, written and directed by Kenneth Branagh. Belfast tells the story of a nine-year old boy played by the remarkable Jude Hill during “The Troubles” in a Catholic/Protestant neighborhood of BelfastBelfast was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture in 2022. Movie Club participants enjoyed the movie, especially the superb acting and cinematography, but noticed unnervingly how the movie has echoes of today’s “troubles” in the United States. 

Looking forward to the rest of November, the KFNV has the following events scheduled: 

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 kfnvinfo@gmail.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 King Farm Neighbors Village’s (KFNV) community services:

1.      Transportation to appointments,

2.      Friendly phone calls, and 

3.      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 kfnvinfo@gmail.com, leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104, or view the KFNV website at https://www.kfnv.org/

RCPD News Report:  November 08, 2022 to November 15, 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:
Non-Emergency: 240-314-8900
Emergency: 9-1-1
2 W. Montgomery Ave, Rockville, Maryland 20850