Association News – Friday, September 30, 2022
King Farm Fall Festival Rescheduled for Sunday, Oct. 16th
**Due to the forecasted rain this weekend, the King Farm Fall Festival has been postponed until Sunday, October 16, 2022 (from 12:00 – 4:00 pm). We apologize for the inconvenience.
Upcoming King Farm Board & Committee Meetings
All King Farm meetings have been held virtually since March of 2020. Residents can easily find the Zoom registration links for all upcoming King Farm Board of Trustees and Committee meetings online by visiting King Farm website under the “Board & Committees” dropdown / “Zoom Meeting Links” page (https://kingfarm.org/zoom-meeting-links/). 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 email@example.com.
October Meeting Schedule:
- Architectural Design Trust (ADT): Wed. Oct. 12th @ 4:30 PM
- PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to submit completed Design Review Applications is Wednesday 10/05/22. 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 November 9th ADT meeting.
- Board of Code Compliance (BOCC): Mon. Oct. 10th @ 7:00 PM
- Budget & Finance Committee: Wed. Oct. 5th @ 7:00 PM (2023 Draft Budget Review)
- Board of Trustees (BOT): Wed. Oct. 19th @ 7:30 PM
- External Affairs Committee (EA): Thurs. Oct. 6th @ 7:30 PM
2023 Draft Budget & Upcoming Budget Meeting
The initial 2023 draft budget is complete and there is a proposed increase for the 2023 fiscal year.
The Budget & Finance Committee will host an open meeting via zoom to discuss the proposed budget. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 5th at 7:00 pm. See link below to register or visit our website to register (https://kingfarm.org/zoom-meeting-links/).
- To View the Draft 2023 Budget, please visit the resident portal or click here.
- Zoom Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIocOiurD4pGdApzWvCzz6jWqHV7tYnK-58
*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 October 19, 2022 or the November 16, 2022 Board Meeting.
First Ever KFCA Table Talk Event – Friday, Oct. 7th at 10:00 am
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 (email@example.com) or the President (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The first KFCA Table Talk will take place on Friday, October 7th at 10:00 am at the Saddle Ridge Community Center (300 Saddle Ridge Circle).
If you have questions, email email@example.com.
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.
- ER No. 8 – Establishing Rules Relative to the Use and Rental of the Community Center (Amended)
- 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 Board meeting. Comments and questions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Clean Up
Fall has arrived and with the change of seasons, KFCA would like to remind you of some helpful tips to get your home and property ready for colder temperatures and to prevent costly damage. In some instances, deferred exterior maintenance items can affect the interior of your home and result in both interior and exterior issues that could have otherwise been prevented. Please see below for some helpful tips:
Landscape & Yardwork:
- Fertilize & Reseed: Although grass appears to stop growing in the fall, the roots are actually growing deeper to prepare for winter. Now is the best time to fertilize and reseed your lawn.
- Maintain a Healthy Lawn: Keep your grass at 2 to 2½ inches tall – If your grass gets much taller (more than 3 inches) it will mat, and this could lead to winter lawn disease problems such as snow mold.
- Weed & Mulch: Weed plant beds and put down fresh mulch.
- Trim & Prune Trees: tree limbs that are dangerously close to power lines or the roof of your house. Heavy snow and ice can cause damage in the winter. Prune your trees and shrubs after the leaves turn to encourage healthy growth.
Gutters & Downspouts:
- Clean Gutters/Downspouts: Clean gutters and downspouts frequently throughout fall to prevent build up of leaves and other debris. Neglected gutters can lead to wood rot problems and pest infestations, not to mention ruined gutters!
- Make Sure Water Drains Properly: Ensure that water drains properly and doesn’t pool. Pooling can cause damage to foundations, driveways, and walkways.
Plumbing & Heating:
- Schedule a Preventative Maintenance: Consider having a heating professional come out to check your heating system to ensure optimal performance and discover minor problems before they turn into major costly repairs.
- Clean Your Ducts: Clean your ducts to better your heating system’s efficiency as well as to reduce household dust and to provide relief to those with respiratory problems.
- Winterize Your Pipes: To prevent pipes freezing and bursting, ensure that the pipes are well insulated. Know how to locate and turn off the water shut-off valve in case pipes do freeze.
Chimney & Attic:
- Inspect Your Chimney: Consider calling a professional to inspect and clean your chimney.
- Clean Your Fireplace: Fireplaces that are regularly used during the season should have an annual cleaning to prevent dangerous chimney fires. Test your fireplace flue for a tight seal when closed.
- Check Attic Insulation: Be sure attic insulation doesn’t cover vents in the eaves to prevent winter ice dams on the roof.
- Inspect Vents: Be sure ridge vents and vents at eaves are free of plants and debris. Check bird and rodent screens for attic vents to prevent any unwanted guests
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.
The Comprehensive Plan can be viewed at https://www.rockvillemd.gov/203/Rockville-2040-Comprehensive-Plan-Update.
Your participation is greatly appreciated and assists with implementing these community-identified priorities.
King Farm and Shady Grove Near-Term Priorities Survey
Rockville Fall Community Indoor Yard Sale
Saturday, October 15, 2022
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Richard Montgomery High School, 250 Richard Montgomery Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
Saturday, Oct. 15 from 8 a.m.-Noon for our Fall Indoor Yard Sale at Richard Montgomery High School! Winter is approaching. Now is the time to declutter your home, make some money, and have some fun doing it. Come check out our great bargains or sign up for our vendors table (6 x 3′) to sell your treasures at our community yard sale. Vendors must pre-register with payment to secure a space/table. Interested vendors can pre-register for a table at www.rockvillemd.gov/registration.
1st Annual LaunchCARES Charity Race – Saturday, October 8th
Launch Physical Therapy & Fitness Coaching is sponsoring its 1st Annual Charity Race here in King Farm on Saturday, October 8th. We are raising money for a local non-profit called SO WHAT ELSE. The race offers something fun for everyone: Certified and timed 5k/10k races (you can walk these if you wish), a 1-mile fun run/walk, a kids’ Trike-A-Thon, music, lawn games, glitter tattoos, facing painting, food trucks and more. Even the Chick-fil-A cow will attend to give away free kid’s meal coupons to all participating children.
We have received over $25,000 in sponsorships from local businesses – small and large – as well as $5,000 in gift card donations and in-kind prizes to be awarded to event participants.
SO WHAT ELSE provides after school programming, spring/summer camps, a robust food/clothing pantry, and much more to underserved children and families in DC and MD. They are making a big difference in many lives in our local community. So please come walk, bike, pull kids in a wagon, push your loved one in a wheelchair, run, jog, or race to support SO WHAT ELSE in its worthy mission.
To Register or Donate:
To Learn More About SO WHAT ELSE:
To Learn More about Launch Physical Therapy & Fitness Coaching:
King Farm Neighbors Village News (KFNV)
We’re Bragging! —King Farm Neighbors Village’s Services
A testimonial from a satisfied recipient of our new community service- simple household tasks:
“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. 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.
October KFNV Events:
The very busy and exciting KFNV schedule of events for October, including a reprise highlight event for the end of October are:
1. On October 6, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, the KFNV Movie Club will meet in the King Farm Community Center and via Zoom to review the movie, The Tender Bar, a 2021 coming-of-age film directed by George Clooney from a screenplay by William Monahan, which is based upon J.R. Moehringer’s memoir of the same name. The movie starts Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Lily Rabe, and Christopher Lloyd;
2. On October 13, 2022 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm, in the King Farm Community Center and via Zoom, KFNV participants will discuss the novel, Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini. Harper’s Bazaar’s describes Ms. Chiaverini as “imagin(ing) the First Lady’s most private affairs through the eyes of an unlikely confidante.”;
3. On October 19, 2022 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am, Coffee and Conversation participants will meet in the King Farm Community Center, only. The topic of discussion will be: How do you and your family celebrate Halloween and/or what is your favorite Halloween candy? Please note: There is no Zoom option for this gathering; and
4. 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
- Space is limited, so reserve your spot early! The last day to register is Monday, October 17, 2022;
- 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.
Please note that the KFNV Book Club, Movie Club, and Coffee and Conversation meet in hybrid form—both in-person and virtually. Specifically, the KFNV has reserved the King Farm Community Center, 300 Saddle Ridge Circle, Rockville, MD 20850 for these in-person 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. For those unable to join in-person, the KFNV will offer a Zoom option. Finally, the KFNV offers transportation to any 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.
Contacting the KFNV
For most of the KFNV monthly events, membership is required; but membership is as easy as filling out an on-line or mail-in form. 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: September 20, 2022 to September 27, 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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