King Farm Weekly E-mail Blast: Friday, December 17, 2021

published: December 17th, 2021 by in E-Mail Blast

Association NewsFriday, December 17, 2021

Food Truck Friday Night

It’s Food Truck Friday night and Pete’s BBQ is back! They will be parked around 300 Saddle Ridge Circle from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

December Food Truck Schedule:

  • Friday, December 17 –   Fat Pete’s BBQ 
  • Friday, December 24 –   HOLIDAY WEEKEND – NO TRUCK 
  • Friday, December 31 –   HOLIDAY WEEKEND – NO TRUCK

*Food trucks are subject to change and cancel due to weather and other issues beyond our control.

Second Annual Santa Sleigh Parade This Sunday @ 4:00 PM

Head to your porches or the nearest curb and be sure to listen for the sounds of sleigh bells (or sirens) as Santa and friends “sleighs” their way around the streets of King Farm for the second annual Santa Sleigh Parade this Sunday, December 19, 2021.

Our friends from Rockville Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., Rockville City Police Department and Montgomery County Police Department will be escorting Santa and his reindeer on a trip through the streets of King Farm!

The parade route will be as follows:

Start at 300 Saddle Ridge Circle
Right on Thompson Dairy
Left on Watkins Overlook
Left on Watkins Pond Blvd
Left on Grand Champion Drive
Left on Ridgemont Avenue
Around Pleasant Circle
Continue down Ridgemont Avenue
Right on Reserve Champion
Left on Piccard Drive
Left on Gaither Road
Left on Redland Blvd
Right on Thompson Dairy
Right on Watkins Circle
End at Saddle Ridge Community Center – 300 Saddle Ridge Circle

Santa is not able to hit all streets and exact times the parade will be passing by cannot be determined. The parade will begin at 4:00 p.m. and we will move through the streets as fast as the reindeer can carry Santa. For those streets not listed, please head to the street from the list above that is closest to your home and wave to Santa as he passes by.

Please use this link to view the Santa Run map: https://goo.gl/maps/K53oXvvi5Uvie5oz6

This event is organized and hosted by the King Farm Citizens Assembly!

Holiday Closures and Updates

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.

Management Office Closures:

The King Farm Management Office will be closed Friday, December 24th, in Observance of Christmas Eve and Friday, December 31st, in Observance of New Years Eve.

Normal business hours will resume on Monday, December 27th (8:30 am – 5:00 pm) and Monday, January 3rd, 2022, (8:30 am — 5:00 pm).

Upcoming Board & Committee Meetings in December/January:

Please see below for all upcoming board and committee meetings. In order to attend, you must register in advance. You can view meeting schedules and registration links by visiting our website ( https://kingfarm.org/zoom-meeting-links/).

Board of Trustees (BOT):

  • December 2021
    • No Meeting Scheduled*
  • January 2022
    • Wednesday 01/19/2022 – 7:30 PM 

Board of Code Compliance (BOCC):

  • December 2021
    • Monday 12/20/2021 – 7:00 PM (hearings)
    • Tuesday 12/21/2021 – 7:00 PM (hearings)
  • January 2022:
    • Monday 01/03/2022 – 7:00 PM (hearings)
    • Monday 01/10/2022 – 7:00 PM (regularly scheduled meeting)

Architectural Design Trust (ADT):

  • January 2022:
    • Wednesday 01/12/2022 – 4:30 PM *completed applications must be received by 01/05 to be reviewed during meeting (completed applications are determined by the community architect).

*Meetings are for King Farm Titleholders and Citizens only. Registrants will be verified to ensure participants are titleholders/citizens.

2022 Budget and Resolutions Updates

The 2022 KFCA Budget was approved during the October 27, 2021, Board of Trustees meeting.  The budget mailer was mailed on November 30th and was delivered to residents. The mailer includes the following items:

  1. Budget letter (1 page)
  2. 2022 Budget (2 pages)
  3. AHC Direct debit form (for single family and townhomes only – condominium owners should contact their respective management company). (1 page)
  4. Owner/resident contact form. This information can be provided directly to Management at management@kingfarm.org or by using the online form (https://kingfarm.org/homeowner-resident-contact-information/). (1 page)
  5. Resolutions Update. Resolutions adopted in 2020 and 2021, as well as resolutions to be discussed and adopted at the January 19, 2022, Board of Trustees meeting (1 page):
    1. AR No. 4 – Due Process Resolution
    2. AR No. 15 – Virtual Assembly Meetings
    3. ER No. 10 – Grant of Easement

All draft resolutions (and other King Farm documents) are available on the King Farm website (www.kingfarm.org) in the resident portal powered by Frontsteps. If you haven’t signed up, you can go the King Farm home page and click “New Resident Sign-Up” or by clicking the following link: https://kingfarm.frontsteps.com/users/sign_up

Questions and comments can be sent via email to the Management Office at management@kingfarm.org or you can call the office at 301-987-0122.

REMINDER: Yard Waste Collection Disruptions

Staffing shortages continue to cause delays in weekly yard waste collections throughout the City of Rockville.  The City is working to bring staffing levels back to resume regularly scheduled collections.

Place yard waste in biodegradable paper lawn bags or 32-gallon trash cans (weight must be less than 50 pounds), set it in a safe location at the curb and leave it there, so that crews can collect it as soon as possible, including collecting on Friday and Saturday.

Do not remove yard waste if it has not been collected. Having yard waste at the curb will help crews assess collection needs and make plans to catch up. 

Meanwhile, the second round of fall leaf collection continues through late December. This is a separate service from yard waste collection. The fall leaf collection schedule can be found at www.rockvillemd.gov/leafcollection, where residents can enter their address to see when a leaf vacuuming crew will be in their neighborhood.

For more information, please visit the City of Rockville’s website:



KFNV: King Farm Neighbors Village News


The King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) ended its 2021 schedule of events with Coffee and Conversation on Wednesday, December 15th where the topic was: What are you looking forward to in 2022?  Participants shared their hopes for the New Year.

Looking forward to the New Year, the KFNV has the following events scheduled for 2022:

  1. Movie Club on January 6, 2022 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm where the movie, The Wife, a 2017 drama directed by Bjorn L. Runge, based on the novel of the same name by Meg Wolitzer will be reviewed.  It stars Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, and Christian Slater. Glenn Close playing a wife questioning her life choices won several awards for her performance, including: the Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Independent Spirit Award, and Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actress and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress;
  2. Book Club on January 13, 2022 from 12:30 to 2:00 pm where the book, The Woman I was Before by Kerry Fisher will be discussed. As goodreads.com writes, “The Woman I was Before is a book about the things we hide from those closest to us—and the terrible consequences that keeping those secrets can have. Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Liane Moriarty and Diane Chamberlain;” and 
  3. The first Coffee and Conversation of 2022 on Wednesday, January 19th from 10:00 to 11:30 am. 

Please note: the KFNV Blog under the News section of the website has articles about events as well as news relevant to the KFNV community. Also, both the Movie Club and Book Club welcome new members.  Please see below for KFNV membership details. 

The KFNV Survey

In October, KFNV undertook a survey of its members and potential members.  The survey was disseminated via the KFNV email list, website, and Facebook page, as well as through the King Farm Citizens Assembly Chronicle and weekly email Blast. The KFNV Board of Directors (Board) was pleased to receive responses from nearly half of the KFNV members, plus others interested in joining. 

Highlights of the survey were: 

  1. Survey respondents expressed interest in current and potential KFNV aging-in-place services and in social and educational events.
  2. Respondents offered their time to volunteer through KFNV, in providing aging-in-place services such as rides to medical appointments.
  3. Survey respondents encouraged KFNV to begin transitioning to more in-person social and educational activities.
  4. Respondents suggested new events and activities for KFNV to consider, and some respondents offered to lead new social activities.
  5. The KFNV heard that its members mainly receive information about KFNV from the Chronicle, King Farm Email Blast, and KFNV emails; and
  6. The survey respondents provided helpful suggestions regarding the KFNV webpage (KFNV.org).

The KFNV Board and its committees are in the process of reviewing survey responses and plan to reach out to respondents who told the KFNV that they would like more information on KFNV, or who are interested in participating in KFNV activities and services.  At the KFNV Annual Meeting in April, the Board will discuss the results of the survey and provide more information on future events and services. The KFNV Board has planned this annual meeting to be its first in-person event since March 2020 and invites the King Farm Community to attend this meeting at the King Farm Community Center to get an idea of what the future holds for the KFNV. 

Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their ideas with the KFNV through the survey. Your suggestions and comments will help the KFNV to provide more and better opportunities for the KFNV to realize its mission of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.”

How to Contact KFNV:

For most of our monthly events, membership is required; but membership is free and as easy as filling out an on-line or mail-in form. We do, 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 become a KFNV member, or to make a donation, please contact the Member Coordinators at kfnvinfo@gmail.com, leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104, or view the KFNV website at www.kfnv.org.

Holiday Greetings

As 2021 comes to an end, the KFNV Board would like to thank the King Farm Community for its support this past challenging year and wish the Community members a peaceful, relaxing, and healthy holiday season and New Year.  Hopefully, 2022 will bring an end to the pandemic and open up more opportunities for KFNV to continue its mission of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.” 

‘Super Saturday Boosterama’ to Be Held Saturday, Dec. 18, in Wheaton as County Encourages Residents to Get COVID-19 Booster Shots

Montgomery County, in partnership with Por Nuestra Salud y Bienestar and Westfield Wheaton, will be hosting a “Super Saturday Boosterama” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, to provide free COVID-19 booster vaccines for residents. First doses for adults also will be available. There will be no pediatric shots available. No appointment is needed.

Read more on the Montgomery County website: https://montgomerycomd.blogspot.com/2021/12/super-saturday-boosterama-to-be-held.html.   

RCPD News Report: December 07, 2021 to December 14, 2021

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:
Non-Emergency: 240-314-8900
Emergency: 9-1-1
2 W. Montgomery Ave, Rockville, Maryland 20850