Association News: Friday, February 25th, 2022
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/).
Annual Meeting & Election (virtual) – Wednesday, April 27th
The King Farm Citizens Assembly (“Assembly”) will hold its Annual Meeting of the membership on Wednesday, April 27th, 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 will be held via Zoom webinar and registration is required to attend. A Zoom registration link for the webinar will be provided and available on the King Farm website in the coming weeks. For more information about the Annual Meeting & Election, please visit the website: https://kingfarm.org/2022-annual-election/.
As a reminder, the last day to register to vote in the election (Titleholders on file are automatically registered) is Friday, April 1st, 2022 by 12:00 PM. The King Farm Citizens Registration Form can be downloaded from the King Farm website or from the internal documents within the FrontSteps Resident Portal under Annual Meeting & Election / 2022 Annual Meeting and Election.
*If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Management Office by phone (301) 987-0122 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Montgomery County Updates:
County Lifts Indoor Mask Requirement – The County Council, meeting as the Board of Health on Jan. 25, enacted an updated regulation that terminated the County’s indoor masking requirement in public spaces as of 11:59 PM on Monday, Feb. 21st, 2022. To read more, click here.
Public Libraries to Expand Hours with Branches Open on Sundays Starting Feb. 27 – Montgomery County Public Libraries will expand hours of branch service to include Sundays effective Feb. 27. The hours of operation had been reduced during the COVID-19 health crisis. To read more, click here.
Financial Assistance is Available for Homeowners Impacted by COVID –
The Maryland Homeowner Assistance Fund can provide grants or loans for delinquent mortgage payments, past due association fees, past due real estate taxes and for repairs and energy efficiency improvements. Eligibility is based on income and COVID impact; owner occupancy is required. Applications are open now at the Maryland Homeowner Assistance Fund program. https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dhca/covid-19/homeowners.html.
For free help in understanding and applying for assistance, Montgomery County homeowners should contact one of the approved housing counseling agencies, listed below. Housing counselors will help you to understand additional relief options based on your specific circumstances and can assist you in finding a solution that works best for you.
- Housing Initiative Partnership, Inc.: (301) 916-5946;
- Latino Economic Development Center: (202) 540-7401
- First Home Alliance: (877) 250-9025
To learn more about the Maryland Homeowner Assistance Fund program, attend an Information Session for Homeowners, hosted by Housing Initiative Partnership:
- Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m. (English) Join Zoom Meeting online or by phone: 301-715-8592 (Meeting ID: 863 3688 2167)
- Thursday, March 17 at 7 p.m. (Spanish)Join Zoom Meeting online or by phone: 301-715-8592 (Meeting ID: 863 3688 2167)
- Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m. (English) Join Zoom Meeting online or by phone: 301-715-8592 (Meeting ID: 863 3688 2167)
King Farm Fitness Center Update & Reminders
The King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) hosted its last virtual event for February with its highlight event: “Protecting You: Protection from Identity Theft” on Thursday, February 24th from 4-5 pm. During this virtual program, Mr. Lasantha Dahanaike from the Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection discussed important and helpful information on protecting oneself from identity theft. All members of the KFNV community were cordially invited to this important safety event; and all participants agreed that Mr. Dahanaike’s presentation was both timely and important.
Looking forward to March, the KFNV has the following monthly events scheduled:
- Thursday, March 3, 2022, from 2:00-3:00 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 10, 2022, 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.
- Wednesday, March 16, 2022, from 10:00-11:30 am – KFNV participants will virtually gather for Coffee and Conversation where the topic will be: “Music and Memories”.
- Thursday, March 24, 2022, from 4:00-5:00 pm – The KFNV will host its March highlight event entitled: “How to Protect Your Assets from Probate and Long-term Care”. Evan H. Farr, Esquire, a Certified Elder Law Attorney of the Farr Law Firm (farrlawfirm.com) will present a virtual program on asset protection. This virtual program is open to all members of the King Farm community, as KFNV membership is not required for attendance.
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.
RCPD News Report: February 15th to February 22nd, 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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