Association News – Friday, October 28, 2022
King Farm wishes you a fun and safe Halloween weekend. Please see below for some helpful safety tips to keep everyone safe while trick or treating.
- Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
- Put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
- Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
- Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
- Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
- Join kids under age 12 for trick-or-treating. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, tell them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
Drive Extra Safely on Halloween:
- Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
- Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
- Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
- Get rid of any distractions – like your phone – in your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
- Turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.
- Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Be especially alert for kids during those hours.
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.
- Architectural Design Trust (ADT): Wed. Nov. 9th @ 4:30 PM
- PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to submit completed Design Review Applications is Wednesday 11/02/22. Applicants who submitted their application with missing information, such as the property plat, schematics or sample materials, will be given an opportunity to submit information (time permitting). Otherwise, those applications will be deemed incomplete and pushed back to the December 14th ADT meeting.
- Board of Code Compliance (BOCC): Mon. Nov. 14th @ 7:00 PM
- Board of Trustees (BOT): Wed. Nov. 16th @ 7:30 PM
- External Affairs Committee (EA): Thurs. Nov. 3rd @ 7:30 PM
- KFCA Table Talk – Mon. Nov. 7th @ 7:00 PM
- Please note, this is an in-person, informal meeting open to all residents to discuss and ask questions with the KF President, Management, and several board members.
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/).
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 (email@example.com) or the President (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
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 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.
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 email@example.com.
City & County Updates:
City Collects Leaves October to Mid-December:
- King Farm is Area 3: Oct. 31-Nov. 4; 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.
King Farm Neighbors Village News (KFNV)
Take a look at the King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) blog under the News section of the (KFNV) website, www.kfnv.org for pictures of our first-ever, on-site highlight event at True Respite Brewery Company last Friday. A tasty evening was had by all! 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;
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.
4. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com, leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104, or view the KFNV website at www.kfnv.org.
RCPD News Report: October 18, 2022 to October 25, 2022
Click here to read the Weekly Crime Report courtesy of the Rockville City Police Department.
RCPD Tips: Preparing for Halloween Part 4:
This week, we’re reminding you to consider these last few things after a night of Trick-or-Treating:
- Remind children not to eat any treats until they come home.
- Avoid homemade treats and only eat factory-wrapped candy.
- Remove your child’s makeup soon after trick-or-treating to avoid skin irritation.
- Parents should check all treats at home in a well-lit place.
- Although incidents of tainted candy are very rare, be sure to inspect treats for any allergens and discard any items with damaged wrapping and anything not in its original packaging
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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