KFCA Weekly Update: Friday, October 14, 2022

published: October 14th, 2022 by in E-Mail Blast

Association News – Friday, October 14, 2022

October Edition of the King Farm Chronicle

The October 2022 edition of the King Farm Chronicle is here and will be delivered to your doorsteps soon!  Please visit our website under Stay Informed / King Farm Chronicle to read past editions (https://kingfarm.org/king-farm-chronicle/). 

No Parking Reminder for this Sunday’s Fall Festival 

The King Farm Fall Festival is this Sunday, October 16, 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 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 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 9:00 am this Sunday, Oct 16. No parking signs will be posted in the affected areas. Thanks for your cooperation and see you at the festival!

King Farm Fall Festival Returns this Sunday, Oct 16

Join your friends and neighbors this Sunday, October 16, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Saddle Ridge Community Center lawn area and surrounding streets of Saddle Ridge Circle. 

The Fall Festival will feature plenty of free activities for neighbors and visitors of all ages. Enjoy a trackless train ride around Saddle Ridge Circle, moonbounces, obstacles course inflatables for all ages, the return of scarecrow making, pumpkin decorating, a live petting zoo and more. We will welcome back the return of the Business Fair Expo featuring a variety of local businesses. 

This year’s event WILL feature some of our favorite food trucks and local food vendors selling their tasty festival foods. There is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. All food and beverage purchases will require a fee, so be sure to bring your wallet and support the food vendors. We will also welcome True Respite Brewing to the Festival this year, our 2022 beer vendor sponsor!! So be sure to stop by their booth for a taste of their Fall brews. 

The majority of Saddle Ridge Circle, Saddle Ridge Lane as well as areas around the Saddle Ridge Community Center will be closed to all traffic. Residents are encouraged to walk to the event or find parking on adjacent streets. Overflow parking will be located at Safeway in the King Farm Village Center, walk into the event via Thompson Dairy Way. 

A special thank you to all our Fall Festival sponsors, we appreciate your continued support – All Star Pediatric Dentistry, Ingleside at King Farm, Goshen Landscaping, Launch Physical Therapy, ShelfGenie, United Service Specialists, Deidra Stubbs of Coldwell Banker, CertaPro Painters and Compassion and Choices. 

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 management@kingfarm.org

October Meeting Schedule

  • Board of Code Compliance (BOCC):   Mon. Oct. 17th @ 7:00 PM 
    Due to the holiday, the meeting was pushed back a week. We apologize for any confusion. 
  • Board of Trustees (BOT):  Wed. Oct. 19th @ 7:30 PM
    • To view the Resident Board Book, click here. To access the Draft October BOT Agenda, click here. All BOT documents can be accessed via the FrontSteps Resident Portal within the ‘BOT (Board of Trustees)’ folder. 

King Farm Spooktacular Halloween Magic Show & Parade

Prepare for some laughs, spooks and surprises as King Farm prepares to celebrate Halloween with a fun-filled magic show with the return of Peter Wood and his Explorer of the Impossible show on Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. at the Saddle Ridge Community Center. This magic show is suitable for children ages 3 and over. Halloween in King Farm would not be complete without the annual costume parade around Saddle Ridge Circle. Parents be sure to bring your cameras as you will definitely want to capture these memories of your costumed cuties. The parade will kick off, weather permitting, in front of the Saddle Ridge Community Center immediately following the show.

The parade is for children and parents of all ages. Due to space limitations, you must pre-register your spot by CLICKING HERE.  This event is open to King Farm residents only – sorry, no non-resident guests and friends. 

2nd KFCA Table Talk Event – Mon. Nov. 7th @ 7:00 pm

Based on feedback, the Board of Trustees (BOT), KFCA President, and Management agreed to provide an opportunity for residents and owners to have discussions with the KFCA Leadership and Management in an informal setting. These are not formal meetings, so the entire BOT will not be present, and no board decisions will be made. In attendance, there will be 1 or 2 members of the BOT, the KFCA President, and the General Manager and/or management staff present. The format is a 1-hour open forum to allow a free-flowing dialogue. However, depending on the number of participants, the format may be adjusted.

The BOT want to provide these informal discussions once a month at the Community Center (300 Saddle Ridge Circle). The meeting dates and times will change to accommodate various schedules to allow more people an opportunity to participate if desired. Management will place notices in the Chronicle (when dates are known in advance) and include the information in Management’s Friday email blasts. However, you are always welcome to schedule an appointment with the General Manager (management@kingfarm.org) or the President (president@kingfarm.org). 

  • The first KFCA Table Talk took place on Friday, October 7th.
  • The next KFCA Table Talk event will take place on Monday, November 7th at 7:00 PM in the Saddle Ridge Community Center (300 Saddle Ridge Circle).

If you have questions, please email management@kingfarm.org.

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.

  • To View the Draft 2023 Budget, please visit the resident portal or click here

*Comments or questions can be sent via email to management@kingfarm.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.

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

You can view a copy of any proposed amendments to existing resolutions or proposed new resolutions within the FrontSteps Resident Portal Internal Documents under the folder(s) 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.

  • AR No. 16 – Policies and Procedures Regarding Record Retention (New)
  • AR No. 17 – Policies and Procedures Regarding Communications with Citizens and Titleholders (New)

The above resolutions will be voted on during the October 19th BOT Meeting.

  • ER No. 8 – Establishing Rules Relative to the Use and Rental of the Community Center (Amended) will be voted on for adoption during the November 16th BOT Meeting.

Comments and questions should be sent to management@kingfarm.org

City & County Updates:
  • City of Rockville Survey:
    • The City of Rockville would like your help! Please answer the following questions about NEAR-TERM Priorities that were identified during the Comprehensive Plan’s public meeting process and via feedback received for the King Farm and Shady Grove Planning Area. Your participation is greatly appreciated and assists with implementing these community-identified priorities. The survey closes October 19th, so please participate in the survey.
    • The Comprehensive Plan can be viewed at https://www.rockvillemd.gov/203/Rockville-2040-Comprehensive-Plan-Update.
    • King Farm and Shady Grove Near-Term Priorities Survey https://forms.gle/YMbmXTG8hL6U884M9 

  • Mayor and Council to Hold first Budget Hearing:
    • Community members can present their needs early in the Fiscal Year 2024 city budget process as the Mayor and Council hold their first budget hearing Monday, Oct. 17.
    • To testify at the public hearing, call 240-314-8280 by 10 a.m. Oct. 17, or submit testimony in writing to mayorcouncil@rockvillemd.gov or Mayor and Council, City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850.
    • Public participation in the budget process is a high priority for the Mayor and Council and city staff. A budget survey will be posted by Tuesday, Oct. 25 at www.rockvillemd.gov/budget, allowing community members to identify their budget priorities and options for maintaining a balanced budget. The responses will provide valuable input to the Mayor and Council for their budget discussions

  • Rockville Fall Community Indoor Yard Sale – this Saturday!

King Farm Neighbors Village News (KFNV)

KFNV Events:

The KFNV is ending its very busy October schedule with the following events:

1.      On October 19, 2022 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am, Coffee and Conversation participants will meet again in the King Farm Community Center.  The topic of discussion will be: How do you and your family celebrate Halloween and/or what is your favorite Halloween candy? and,

2.      On Friday, October 21, 2022, the KFNV will host its evening highlight event with a delicious tasting of beer and Belgian fudge with an autumn theme, curated by our neighbors at True Respite Brewery Company and The Chocolatier’s Palette.   KFNV members will remember the tasty, prior virtual events presented by these two neighbors in December of 2020 and October of 2021. This time the event will be held in person at True Respite’s Brewery Company in Rockville.   The specifics are:  

Date and Time:            Friday, October 21, 2022

                                     6:45 pm – Brewery Tour

                                     7:30 pm – Tastings

Place:                         True Respite Brewery Company

                                    7301 Calhoun Place, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20855


  1. Space is limited, so reserve your spot early! The last day to register is Monday, October 17, 2022;
  2. A food truck, Beltway Bistro, will be on the premises prior to the brewery tour for your dining pleasure. Please make sure to arrive early enough to eat dinner before the tour starts at 6:45 pm;
  3. The KFNV will not be offering rides to this event, so participants will have to provide their own transportation to and from this event; and
  4. FOR MEMBERS ONLY:  In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the KFNV; however, membership is easy to accomplish. Please see below for how to become a member of the KFNV. 

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  www.kfnv.org.

RCPD News Report: October 04, 2022 to October 11, 2022

Click here to read the Weekly Crime Report courtesy of the Rockville City Police Department.

RCPD TIPS: Preparing for Halloween, part 2

Since October is just a long wait for Halloween, this month we’ll highlight one set of Halloween tips per week.

While planning your schedule for Trick-or-Treating, remember:

  • Ensure older children go out with friends /groups.
  • Ensure that younger children are accompanied by an adult.
  • Set time limits and a route for children as to where they can and can’t go and what time they should return home.
  • Remind your child to stay away from vacant buildings, wooded lots and to avoid stranger’s houses and vehicles.

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