Association News: Friday, February 18th, 2022
Management Office Closed – President’s Day
The King Farm On-Site Management Office will be closed on Monday, February 21st in observance of Presidents Day. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022 at 8:30 am.
February Edition of the King Farm Chronicle
The February edition of the King Farm Chronicle is here and will be delivered to your doorsteps soon! Click here to read the online version of the Chronicle.
Please visit our website under Stay Informed / King Farm Chronicle to read past editions (https://kingfarm.org/king-farm-chronicle/).
Deadline for Petition for Candidacy – Wednesday 2/23/22
As a reminder, there is less than 1 week remaining to submit the required documents in order to be considered a candidate in the upcoming election!
Petitions for Candidacy (with valid signatures) and the candidate’s Statement of Purpose must be received by the Management Office (electronically, hand delivered, or via USPS mail) no later than 3:00 pm on Wednesday, February 23, 2022.
**Please Note: Lack of the necessary number of valid signatures will result in an invalid candidacy petition. Therefore, it is highly recommended to obtain MORE than the minimum required number of signatures. Valid signatures are signatures from King Farm citizens who are 18+ and have no financial delinquencies (over 30 days).
Candidate Eligibility and Requirements:
For those interested in running in the 2022 King Farm election to serve as a Trustee on the Board of Trustees or as the King Farm Citizens Assembly President, must meet the following qualifications, must be 18+, have no financial delinquencies over 30 days, and registered with the Assembly. Those interested in participating in the election will need to submit the following documents:
- Petition of Candidacy
- Statement of Purpose (typed candidate statement document)
- Valid signatures from King Farm Citizens (20 signatures for Trustees / 25 signatures for President).
The King Farm Citizens Assembly (“Assembly”) will hold its Annual Meeting of the membership on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. The primary purpose of the meeting is for the election of President and two (2) Board of Trustees seats. The Assembly’s Annual Meeting will start at 7:00 pm during which the election winners will be announced and installed. The meeting shall be held via Zoom and the link to register will be provided prior to the meeting. For more information, please visit the website and view the election documents: https://kingfarm.org/2022-annual-election/.
All annual meeting/election documents and forms (including CANDIDATE forms) can be downloaded by visiting the website (https://kingfarm.org/2022-annual-election/) or from the internal documents within the FrontSteps Resident Portal under Annual Meeting & Election / 2022 Annual Meeting and Election.
Conversations with the City Virtual Event – 03/16/2022
King Farm Citizens Assembly (KFCA) President, Barry Jackson, and the External Affairs committee is hosting a virtual event called Conversation with the City at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, March 16th, 2022, following the King Farm Board of Trustees meeting. Representatives from the City of Rockville have been invited and will be attending the meeting.
To attend, you must register in advance using the Zoom webinar registration link (https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-weXOBFeSNSitGDod1Jlcg) which can be found on the King Farm website (https://kingfarm.org/zoom-meeting-links/). Please submit any questions in advance using the Zoom registration form or submit your questions to the External Affairs committee at email@example.com.
Depending on the number of questions received, there may be time for participants to ask questions live or using the chat feature in zoom.
Meetings are for King Farm Titleholders and Citizens only. Registrants will be verified to ensure participants are titleholders/citizens.
King Farm Fitness Center Update & Reminders
The King Farm fitness center (located at 300 Saddle Ridge Circle) will now be open to residents daily from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm.
- Reservations are not required.
- No more than 4 residents in the room at one time.
- Please remember to wipe down the equipment, after each use!
- Key fobs are required to access the fitness center (https://kingfarm.org/key-fob-application-form/)
King Farm Neighbors Village News (KFNV)
The King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) “met” via Zoom for its monthly Coffee and Conversation on Wednesday, February 16th where the participants offered their opinions on the following topic: “If you could meet any historical figure, who would it be?” There were many varied ideas about whom that would be.
The last KFNV virtual event of the month will be on Thursday, February 24th from 4-5 pm where the KFNV will host its highlight event: “Protecting You: Protection from Identity Theft”. During this virtual program, a representative from the Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection will explain how to protect yourself from identity theft. The KFNV cordially invites all members of the King Farm community to this important safety event, as KFNV membership is not required for virtual attendance at this presentation.
Looking forward to March, the KFNV has the following monthly events scheduled:
- Thursday, March 3rd from 2- 3 pm – The KFNV Movie Club will review In the Heights, a 2021 musical drama film directed by Jon M. Chu with the screenplay written by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The film was based upon the stage musical of the same name by Hudes and Lin-Manuel Miranda;
- Thursday, March 10th from 12:30-2:00 pm – The KFNV Book Club will hold a discussion on the historical fiction novel, Paper Wife by Laila Ibrahim. Paper Wife tells the story of a young Chinese woman, Mei Ling, who endures the arduous voyage to the United States to enter into an arranged marriage as a “paper wife” to a widower in San Francisco. One review states that the novel is, “a heart-wrenching story about finding strength in a new world”, Amazon.com
Please take a look at the KFNV Blog under the News section of the KFNV website for 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.
Important Community Information:
The Maryland Department of Aging provides a free and valuable program to call and check on your loved ones, 65 and older. Registration is easy – online or over the phone! Call 1-866-50-CHECK (1-866-502-0560) or visit online https://aging.maryland.gov/Pages/senior-call-check.aspx.
This is an easy way to take care of one another!
Solicitation – King Farm Neighbors Village Seeking New Members for Board of Directors:
The King Farm Neighbors Village seeks individuals to serve as members of the Board of Directors. The Board is a volunteer managing entity for the KFNV and works to develop, implement, and sustain activities that support the KFNV mission to help King Farm residents who would like to remain in their homes throughout their lives and age in place. The KFNV coordinates services such as friendly visits, check-in phone calls, social events, health and safety events, and transportation.
Board members must be residents of King Farm and members of the KFNV. We are seeking individuals who are interested in the KFNV and its mission, who have experience germane to serving on the KFNV Board, and who are willing to commit a level of effort necessary to complete the duties of a KFNV Board member. Term of service for Board members is two years, beginning at the Annual Meeting held in April of each year.
If you are interested in joining the KFNV Board, please send a statement of interest and a brief bio to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the KFNV, see the website at www.kfnv.org.
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 email@example.com, leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104, or view the KFNV website at https://www.kfnv.org/.
- Website: https://www.kfnv.org/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kingfarmneighborsvillage
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Voicemail: (301) 799-8104
City of Rockville Parking Permits for King Farm Streets Expiring Soon
Parking Districts Expiration Dates
The City of Rockville has nine parking districts. Each district has a 3-year renewal cycle. The City streets in King Farm are part of parking district “F”, which will expire March 31, 2022.
Effective 12/8/2021: The 3 year renewal rate for parking permits is $15 per car. The rates decrease or are prorated by year in the amount of $5, until the end of each respective cycle.
Please click here to view the list of parking permit streets in Rockville and their respective expiration dates.
To renew a parking permit and for more information, please click here.
Montgomery Parks ‘Acoustics & Ales’ Winter Happy Hour
Montgomery Parks will turn several of its parks into evenings of music, beer and food that will be suitable for all family members (excluding the beer part). There is no charge for admission for the “Acoustics and Ales” winter happy hour events, which will include an event in Elm Street Urban Park in Chevy Chase on Thursday, Feb. 24, but there are charges for beer, food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Advance registration is not required. Parking availability may vary based on location. Parks are accessible by public transportation. Due to County guidelines, alcohol sales will end at 7 p.m. at every event. Dogs are welcome at each event, but must be kept on leashes and picked up after.
The schedule for Acoustic and Ales:
- Thurs. Feb 24th: Elm Street Urban Park in Chevy Chase
- Craft beer vendor: True Respite Brewing
- Food vendor: Pop Up Poutine Food Truck
- Musical guest: Capital Effect
- Friday, Feb. 25th: Arora Hills Local Park in Clarksburg
- Craft beer vendor: Elder Pine Brewing and Blending Company
- Food vendor: Vittles in the Pines
- Musical guest: Ted Garber
- Friday, March 4th: Acorn Urban Park in Silver Spring
- Craft beer vendor: Silver Branch Brewing
- Food vendor: Big Greek Food Truck
- Musical guest: Ted Garber
Additional information about the series is available at https://montgomeryparks.org/event-team/acoustics-ales/.
COVID-19 Rates Continue to Drop, Indoor Mask Mandate Set to Expire
“Montgomery County’s COVID-19 case rates this week fell below 100 per 100,000 for the first time since Dec. 15. We are now in “substantial transmission” as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after being in “high transmission” for nearly two months. Our test positivity rate also continues to drop. We have seen an eight-fold decrease since the peak of this surge just over a month ago. There are currently 122 hospitalized COVID patients, which is nearly an 80 percent reduction since our peak.
On Monday, Feb. 21, Montgomery County’s indoor mask mandate will end. County Council President Gabe Albornoz has said that proof of vaccination legislation will not be voted on at this time. As I have stated since last summer, I believe proof of vaccination could be an important tool—especially during surges like the one we seem to be coming out of. That is why, in December, I asked the Council to implement it as Omicron was surging. I do hope that, if or when another surge happens, we are all willing to consider these kinds of measures to protect the health of our residents.”
To read more, visit the Montgomery County website: https://montgomerycomd.blogspot.com/2022/02/message-from-county-executive_17.html
RCPD News Report: February 8th to February 15th, 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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