Association News – Friday, October 21, 2022
October Edition of the King Farm Chronicle
The October 2022 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/).
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 – there are only a handful of spaces left for this event – register now 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
The Board of Trustees (BOT), KFCA President, and Management are providing 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 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the President (email@example.com).
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.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. The current increase is 4.4%, 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 email@example.com. Comments will be shared with the Budget & Finance Committee and the Board of Trustees.
Proposed New Resolutions/Amended Resolutions For Community/BOT Review:
During the October 19th Board of Trustees meeting, the following resolution(s) were adopted:
- AR No. 16 – Policies and Procedures Regarding Record Retention (New)
- AR No. 17 – Policies and Procedures Regarding Communications with Citizens and Titleholders (New)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
City & County Updates:
Upcoming Mayor & Council Meeting:
- The Mayor and Council are scheduled to meet Monday, October 24th at 7:00 PM (hybrid meeting).
- The agenda for the upcoming meeting is available online for viewing and download at https://bit.ly/3MMclVB.
- Community members attending in-person who wish to speak during Community Forum or a Public Hearing should sign up using the form at the entrance to the Mayor and Council Chamber. In-person speakers will be called upon in the order they are signed to speak before virtual speakers.
- Virtual Speakers should follow the instructions in the Agenda Center at
www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCente as written on page 1 of the Agenda Packet.
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.
King Farm Neighbors Village News (KFNV)
Tonight is the night for the first-ever KFNV off-site highlight event—craft beer and Belgian fudge tasting at True Respite Brewery Company. There are still spots available. Please feel free to sign up at the door. The specifics are:
Date and Time: Friday, October 21, 2022
6:45 pm – Brewery Tour
7:30 pm – Tastings
Place: True Respite Brewing Company
7301 Calhoun Place, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20855
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
Looking forward to November, the KFNV has the following events scheduled:
1. On Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 2:00-3:30 pm, the KFNV Movie Club participants will discuss the 2021 movie, Belfast, a semi-autobiographical work, written and directed by Kenneth Branagh. Belfast tells the story of nine-year-old Branagh’s life in 1969 during the sectarian conflict in Belfast;
2. On Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 12:30-2:00 pm, the KFNV Book Club will review the book, Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr. Doerr creates a unique tale that crosses genres—historical and science fiction– and weaves together characters and time periods. Goodreads gives the book an average score of 4.3; and
3. 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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104, or view the KFNV website at www.kfnv.org.
RCPD News Report: October 11, 2022 to October 18, 2022
Click here to read the Weekly Crime Report courtesy of the Rockville City Police Department.
RCPD Tips: Preparing for Halloween Part 3:
- Clean your yard and sidewalk of any obstacles. Children in masks may have trouble navigating your yard
- Keep your house well-lit – both inside and out
- On Halloween night and generally, be strategic about access control on your property. As noted earlier this year, access control is about more than entry–it’s also about what visitors are expected to do after they enter. For example, installing a footpath suggests to visitors where they’re expected to be, and where they’re not (just remember that if a path is too inconvenient for visitors, they may tread a path of their own!).
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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