Association News – Thursday, December 23, 2022
Management Office Closed – 12/23 through 12/26
Wishing everyone a safe and joyous holiday season from the Management Office!
Management Office Closures:
The King Farm Management Office will be closed Friday, December 23rd through Monday, December 26th, in Observance of Christmas.
Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, December 27th (8:30 am – 5:00 pm).
King Farm Shuttle Bus – No Holiday Service:
Please note that the King Farm Shuttle will not provide service on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
November-December 2022 Issue of The King Farm Chronicle
The November/December 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/).
New Monthly Assessment Starts January 1, 2023
The 2023 budget was approved during the November 16th Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting. Beginning January 1st, 2023, the following assessment fees will take effect.
- Single-Family Homes and Townhomes (not in Phase 4) – $123.52
- Townhomes in Phase 4 (Michael Harris Townhomes and Pulte Townhomes) – $131.62
For budget information, visit the internal documents under KFCA Budgets to view the approved 2023 Budget or click here. Residents can also visit the King Farm website to view the budget: https://kingfarm.org/budget-and-assessments/.
You must change the mailing address if the monthly assessment is paid using:
- Your bank’s bill pay system
- Mailed using a paper check (with or without a coupon)
The New Mailing Address is:
King Farm Citizens Assembly, Inc.
P.O. Box 37924, Charlotte, NC 28237-7924
We encourage residents to sign up for direct debit due to service delays with the post office. The monthly assessment is automatically deducted from your checking or savings account. Your payment is made on time without the hassle of writing or mailing checks! Funds will be withdrawn between the 5th and the 10th of the month. *Please be advised that the application form must be received by the 20th of the current month to be effective for the next month’s fee. You do not have to worry about changing amounts or late fees (unless there are insufficient funds).
To sign up for direct debit, complete and sign the authorization form and return it to Comsource Management via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and copy Management@kingfarm.org; by fax to 301-924-7340, or via mail to 3414 Morningwood Drive, Olney, MD 20832 . Click here to download the application form.
Update on Wait List for King Farm Community Garden
The King Farm Community Garden, located in Farmstead Park on Grand Champion Drive, has requested the City of Rockville to fund an expansion of the garden to accommodate the huge demand for plots. The city is considering the 2023 budget and will be deciding among a number of priority items.
The garden wait list had to be discontinued last spring, as it was so long. Thirty-eight people are currently on the waiting list with the oldest application dating to May 2021. The garden has continued to get requests for plots, even while the wait list was closed. The garden is again taking names for the wait list.
To be placed on the waiting list for a future plot, please complete the online form at:
King Farm Community Garden communicates by email, so applicants need to check email frequently. The word “garden” will be in the reference line.
City & County Updates:
Christmas and New Year’s Holiday Weekends Bring Closures in Rockville:
- City government and city facilities will be closed for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. All city facilities will be closed Sundays, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
- Recycling and trash will occur as usual during these holiday weeks. For more information on recycling and trash collection, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/recycling-trash or call 240-314-8568.
- City Hall and many facilities will be closed Mondays, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, including the Rockville Senior Center and fitness room; Croydon Creek Nature Center; the Rockville Skate Park (which will also be closed Saturdays, Dec. 24 and 31); Glenview Mansion; the Rockville Civic Center business office; and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre box office. For theater tickets, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/theatre.
- Read more here: https://rockvillereports.com/christmas-and-new-years-holiday-weekends-bring-closures-in-rockville-2/
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)
Going forward in 2023, the KFNV has the following events planned for January:
1. On Thursday, January 5, 2023 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm, the KFNV Movie Club will meet to discuss the movie, Denial, a 2016 biographical film that dramatizes the Irving v. Penguin Books Ltd. case, in which Deborah Lipstadt, a Holocaust scholar, was sued by Holocaust denier David Irving for libel. Denial stars Rachel Weisz and is available on Amazon Prime;
2. On Thursday, January 12, 2023 from 12:30 to 2:00 pm, the KFNV Book Club will discuss the book, We Are Not Like Them by Christine Pride and Jo Piazza. The novel, “We Are Not Like Them tackles tough issues like race, brutality, and class with unflinching honesty and empathy, and will be a big hit with book clubs.” Business Insider; and
3. On Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 4:00-5:15 pm, KFNV will host its monthly highlight presentation, Brain Health Is for All Ages! by Maureen Charlton, Director of Memory Support Services and Programming at Ingleside at King Farm. The KFNV invites all members of the King Farm Community to this interactive discussion as we explore the concept of brain health. Learn some evidence-based strategies and practical tools to boost your brain health. You do not have to be a KFNV member to participate in this event.
Please note that the KFNV has changed its monthly Movie Club, Book Club, Coffee and Conversation gatherings and highlight events to in-person meetings and has reserved the King Farm Community Center, 300 Saddle Ridge Circle, Rockville, MD 20850 for these events. 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 or event. Therefore, the KFNV will not be offering a hybrid option for any future events. Finally, the KFNV offers transportation to many of its monthly events for KFNV members. Please contact the Operations Coordinator at email@example.com, or leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104 to arrange for transportation.
The KFNV community services are in full-swing and receiving rave reviews from service recipients:
- I would also like to thank (the KFNV volunteer) for taking me to Safeway last week so I could do my grocery shopping. My children have been doing it for me since my knee surgery and it felt so good to be able to do it myself. Thanks to all your volunteers.
- Thank you so much for your help. The two gentlemen came and it was such a relief that I didn’t need to climb the ladder! Wonderful, wonderful service.
Please feel free to avail yourself of this service as well as any of the following KFNV community services:
- Transportation to appointments,
- Friendly phone calls,
- Transportation to appointments, and
- 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.
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. Please keep the KFNV in mind as you make your year-end charitable donations.
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 by calling (301) 799-8104 or leaving a voicemail or view the KFNV website at www.kfnv.org.
The KFNV Board of Directors would like to thank our members, volunteers, and supporters for their support in 2022. We appreciate your participation in our services and events over this last year. We wish you a happy and peaceful holiday season and a very happy New Year.
RCPD News Report: December 13, 2022 to December 20, 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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