Association News: Friday, February 4th, 2022
Super Sunday Valentine’s Ice Skating Party
Love and the Super Bowl fun will be in the air, so why not celebrate both! Join us on Sunday, February 13, 2022 in the rear parking lot of the Saddle Ridge Community Center from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the first-ever King Farm Super Sunday Valentine’s Ice Skate party.
This event is open to all King Farm residents ages 3 years and over. Only 20 skaters will be allowed in the rink at a time for a 30-minute skate reservation, skates will be provided, and skating aids will be available for those who need a little help!
Hot chocolate and treats will be served. In the event of poor weather, this event will be rescheduled for another date.
Please click here to register for this this fun event.
King Farm Upcoming Meeting Schedule
Please go to the King Farm website for Zoom meeting links: https://kingfarm.org/zoom-meeting-links/.
- Architectural Design Trust (ADT):
- Wednesday 02/09/2022 – 4:30 PM
- * The Feb. 9th agenda can be found in the FrontSteps Resident Portal under ADT / Agendas.
- Board of Code Compliance (BOCC):
- Monday 02/14/2022 – 7:00 PM
- Board of Trustees (BOT):
- Wednesday 02/16/2022 – 7:30 PM
2022 King Farm Annual Meeting and Election Coming Soon!
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/.
As a reminder, there are only 2.5 weeks remaining to submit the required documents in order to be considered a candidate in the upcoming election!
Candidate Eligibility and Requirements:
King Farm Citizens who are 18+, have no financial delinquencies over 30 days, and are registered with the Assembly are eligible to be a candidate in the election. Those interested in running for one of two (2) available seats on the Board of Trustees or for the KFCA President position, will need to submit the following documents:
- Petition of Candidacy
- Statement of Purpose
- Valid signatures from King Farm Citizens (20 signatures for BOT / 25 signatures for President).
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. **Lack of the necessary number of valid signatures will result in an invalid candidacy petition.
All annual meeting/election documents and 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.
Amended Draft Administrative Resolution No. 2 For Review
Administrative Resolution No. 2 (Procedures for Review & Approval of Applications for Visual Changes to Living Units/Lots):
- The Board is considering amending AR No. 2 regarding procedures for review/approval of design review applications.
- If you have any comments or questions, feel free to send those to Management via email email@example.com or call (301) 987-0122. Proposed amendments to AR No. 2 will be discussed and voted on during the March 16th, 2022 BOT meeting.
You can view a copy of the proposed amendments under review on the King Farm website (https://kingfarm.org/draft-resolutions/) or download the file from the Internal Documents in the FrontSteps resident portal 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.
Committee Volunteers Needed!
We would like to thank all of the committee members who graciously participate and sacrifice their time to give back to the community! Committee volunteers are an essential part of what makes a successful HOA, and their contributions help to make King Farm an amazing neighborhood and community to live in.
However, volunteers do retire eventually or encounter other life obligations, and KFCA is in search of residents to volunteer for several committees. Consider joining your fellow neighbors by joining the Architectural Design Trust (ADT) or Board of Code Compliance committee (BOCC). There are currently two (2) open positions on the ADT and one (1) open position on the BOCC.
COMMITTEE OVERVIEW & MEETING INFO:
Architectural Design Trust (ADT):
- Please note: The ADT committee consists of up to 4 members, not including the Community Architect.
- ADT meetings are held once a month on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 4:30 PM via Zoom (until further notice). Meetings typically last 30 minutes.
- The purpose of the committee is to aid the Community Architect in maintaining the visual integrity of the community by reviewing Design Review Applications (DRAs) submitted by homeowners requesting to make design/visual changes to their home or lot. Such as, home renovations, landscaping changes, fence installations, etc.
- There are no qualifications required to participate in the ADT committee, however, attention to detail and any background knowledge or interest in home improvement, construction, or architectural design work would be helpful.
Board of Code Compliance (BOCC):
- Please note: The BOCC consists of up to 6 members.
- BOCC meetings are typically held once a month on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 PM via Zoom (until further notice). Additional meetings may occur (as needed) to hold covenants violation hearings. Standard meetings typically last 1 hour.
- The purpose of the committee is to aid Management and the board in matters of rule compliance and violations enforcement. The committee monitors the community and enforces violations for homeowners who do not comply with the Assembly’s rules and regulation. The BOCC is a required committee of the Association’s governing documents and regulates the use and upkeep of homeowner property and is also responsible for enforcement of the Association’s governing documents.
- There are no qualifications required to participate in the BOCC, however, legal or litigation experience would be welcomed, in addition to, good and fair judgement.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
If you are interested in joining a King Farm Committee, please visit the website and complete the online form (https://kingfarm.org/committee-volunteer/) or you can email Management with your request to volunteer (firstname.lastname@example.org). **All committee volunteers are required to be appointed by the KFCA President.
After we receive your submission, Management will contact you to let you know the next steps. For more information about community committees, please visit the King Farm website
King Farm Neighbors Village News
The King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) started its February schedule of events with its Movie Club on Thursday, February 3rd from 2:00-3:00 pm, where members met to discuss the movie, Becoming Helen Keller, a documentary about the life and legacy of Helen Keller. The group agreed that the documentary was of immense educational value and deserved to be widely viewed. The documentary is available on Amazon Prime or PBS Documentaries (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15209316/).
Future Events Scheduled for February are:
- Thursday, Feb. 10th – 12:30-2:00 PM: Book Club participants will discuss Jeannette Walls’ childhood to adult memoir, The Glass Castle. The book told in five parts was on The New York Times Best Sellers List and was adapted as a feature film with Brie Larson as Ms. Walls.
- Wednesday, Feb. 16th – 10:00-11:30 AM: The KFNV will host Coffee and Conversation where the topic will be: “If you could meet any historical figure, who would it be?”
- Thursday, Feb. 24th – 4:00-5:00 PM: 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.
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.
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 (2) 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 email@example.com. For more information about the KFNV see the website.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104, or view the KFNV website at https://www.kfnv.org/.
Voicemail: (301) 799-8104
City of Rockville Updates:
Celebrate National Black History Month and Participate in Some Virtual Activities:
February is Black History Month and the City of Rockville has several events for the community to celebrate and learn about Black History Month.
- Rockville African American History Walking Tour: The walking tour documents the people and places in the city’s downtown core that played significant roles in black history from the 18th century through the 20th. The tour touches on the historic themes common to the African American experience, such as slavery, emancipation, religion, education, commerce, and civil rights. Click here to learn more.
- 10 Black History Month Activities Hosted by Montgomery County Libraries:All programs are free and offered virtually. An internet connection and a device — smartphone, tablet or computer — are required for participation. Examples of the programs include the following:
- Thursday, February 3, 6 pm: Jeopardy! Game for Black History Month
- Saturday, February 5, 10 am: Janice the Griot, storyteller
- Wednesday, February 9, 1 pm: Separate but Unequal – The History of School Segregation in Montgomery County
- Thursday, February10, 6 pm: Black History Month trivia
- Saturday, Feb. 26, 11 am: Human Beatbox with Christylez Bacon, for children and families
See the complete list of events. Attendees will need to log in to Zoom to attend all the programs.
RCPD News Report: January 25th to February 1st, 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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