King Farm Weekly E-mail Blast: Friday, January 14, 2022

published: January 14th, 2022 by in E-Mail Blast

Association News – Friday, January 14, 2022

King Farm Upcoming Meeting Schedule

Please go to the King Farm website for Zoom meeting links: https://kingfarm.org/zoom-meeting-links/.

Board of Trustees (BOT):

Wednesday 01/19/2022 – 7:30 PM

  • To view the electronic version of the January Draft Agenda and Resident Board Book, visit FrontSteps Resident Portaland click the Board of Trustees (BOT) folder.
  • If you need assistance accessing these documents, please call or email management@kingfarm.org

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Monday, January 17th, 2022

In observance of MLK Day, the Management office will be closed on Monday, January 17th. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 18th from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Exterior Seasonal Holiday Decorations Reminder

Exterior seasonal holiday decorations (i.e., exterior lights, displays, wreaths, etc.) which are attractive, in good taste, and reasonable in size, number, color, and luminosity are permitted as long as decorations are not placed upon a Lot/Living Unit 30 days prior to the holiday and must be removed 21 days after the holiday (provided that such decorations do not conflict with any applicable design standard).

Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Winter Solstice, and all other winter holiday decorations, must be taken down no later than 21 days after the holiday occurred. Homes/lots with decorations remaining after this time, will be in violation of community guidelines and will receive a violation letter. 

Exterior seasonal decorations do not require a design review application/approval as long as the change conforms with the design standards.

Yard Signs: 

  • Temporary Signs: (King Farm Swim Team signs, contractor signs, graduation signs, political signs, and other signs approved by the Assembly) do not generally require a Design Review Application.
    • Provided, however, that KFST signs are allowed only during the swim season and no more than 30 days prior to the start of the swim season and removed immediately at the end of the swim season.
  • Contractor signs are allowed for the duration of the work being performed or 30 days (whichever comes first).
  • Political signs are allowed based on the applicable State of Maryland or City of Rockville requirements (as of 2020 limited to 5 square feet per sign).

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 at 7:00 pm via Zoom. The primary purpose of the meeting is for the election of President and two (2) Board of Trustees seats. Election results will be announced, and the newly elected members will be installed at the meeting.

  • There is one (1) open seat for President of the King Farm Citizens Assembly. When available, candidate statements can be viewed on the King Farm website at https://kingfarm.org/2022-annual-election/ or by requesting a hard copy from the Management Office.
  • There are two (2) open seats on the Board of Trustees. The Trustee positions are two-year terms. When available, candidate statements can be viewed on the King Farm website at https://kingfarm.org/2022-annual-election/ or by requesting a hard copy from the Management Office.

More information will be forthcoming as the meeting approaches. 

Winter Weather Reminders

Winter weather is expected in the region beginning Sunday, January 16th. Here are a few reminders regarding homeowner responsibilities in King Farm after winter weather events:

Clearing Sidewalks:
After a storm, property and business owners are expected to clear sidewalks within 24-72 hours of the last snowfall. City crews coordinate road clearing and sidewalk work depending on the severity of the storm. Accessible curb ramps, sidewalks and pathways on publicly-owned property are cleared by crews from city departments. For more information, please view the Montgomery County snow removal FAQ and Rockville City Code Article IX – Public Ways and Sidewalks – Section 4.

ALL King Farm homeowners are responsible for removing snow/ice from driveway aprons, lead walks, and any and all sidewalks adjacent to their property within:

  • 24 hours (after 1-3 inches)
  • 48 hours (after 3-9 inches)
  • 72 hours (if than 10 inches)

*Violators can be fined, so make sure you clear your sidewalks! To report property owners or businesses that have not cleared their sidewalks, call 240-314-8330 or complete the online form.

Mayor and Council Public Hearing Notices

Mayor & Council Hearing on Establishing an Advisory Commission on Public Education

  • When: Monday, Jan. 24th, 2022
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.

The King Farm community intends to represent the interests of parents with children who attend or will attend a school within MCPS, by taking a position objecting split school districts within King Farm.  Additionally, we intend to support the proposed Advisory Education Commission by articulating the desire to have children in King Farm attend the same Rockville located schools as other Rockville neighborhoods do.

If you support or object to this position, please send comments to externalaffairs@kingfarm.org.

Notice of Virtual Public Hearing: Redevelopment of 16160/16200 Frederick Road & Parcel P170

  • When: Wednesday, Jan. 26th, 2022
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.

On behalf of EYA Development LLC, please find notice of a virtual Public Meeting for Project Plan Application PJT2021-00013 for redevelopment of 16160/16200 Frederick Road (King Buick Development) and Parcel P170. The virtual public meeting is scheduled to be held on Monday, Wednesday, January 26, at 7:00 p.m. Details of the meeting with instructions on how to view it are included in the notice below.

Webex URL: https://rockvillemd.webex.com/rockvillemd/onstage/cl.DhI?MTIDe9a27f4b751831424b0d32081747168 

Event number: 2631 192 1326
Event password: PCO22022

Audio conference: To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the event, or call the number below and enter the access code.
United States Toll: +1-408-418-9388
Access code: 2631 192 1326 Should you have any questions prior to the Mayor and Council virtual Public Meeting, please contact Sachin Kalbag, Principal Planner with the City of Rockville, at (240) 314-8223 or skalbag@rockvillemd.gov

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)For accounting questions, please utilize the online form (https://kingfarm.org/accounting-request-form/).
  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.

King Farm Neighbors Village News


The King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV)’s Book Club met yesterday—Thursday, January 13, 2022—to discuss the novel, The Woman I was Before by Kerry Fisher.  The overall reviews of the book were good—with an average of about 4 out of 5.  According to Amazon Reviews, this book was “a gripping emotional page turner with a twist”.  Not all of the Book Club participants agreed with this assessment, but all could agree that this was a good “beach read”.

Other events scheduled for January are: 

  1. Wednesday, Jan. 19th – 10:00-11:30 AM:  The first Coffee and Conversation of 2022 will be held, where the topic will be: New Year’s Resolutions: Are they useful?
  2. Thursday, Jan. 27th – 4:00-5:00 PM: The first highlight event of the year will be held, which will help participants get organized. Specifically, the KFNV will welcome Alexandra Fry and Cindy Szaraga, co-owners of Orchestrated Moves, who will provide a virtual “tour” of a typical home by pointing out problem areas and corresponding solutions in various rooms.
    • Ms. Fry and Ms. Szaraga will be joined in this highlight event by Lisa Friedman of Synergy Energy who will add to the discussion on organizing for the new year by speaking about “Mindful Decluttering”. The KFNV cordially invites all members of the King Farm community to this 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. 

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 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 kfnvinfo@gmail.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 kfnvinfo@gmail.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: kfnvinfo@gmail.com  Voicemail: (301) 799-8104 

City of Rockville Updates:

City of Rockville Continues to Collect Christmas Trees

Rockville is collecting Christmas trees as part of its regular recycling collection throughout the month of January. The trees will be taken to the Montgomery County Recycling Center, where they will become mulch. The mulch at the recycling center is available year-round and can be picked up, for free, at 16105 Frederick Rd. 

Residents should place cut trees at the curb for pick-up on regular recycling days (THURSDAY) after removing all ornaments and metals, lighting wires, stands and decorations, including tinsel. 

  • Trees should not be bagged.
  • Unwanted artificial trees should be dismantled and placed in the gray refuse cart for regular weekly collection.
  • Artificial trees that are too large to fit in the cart can be collected by appointment as one of six bulk collections allowed per year, OR taken to the Montgomery County transfer station. 

For more information on recycling and refuse service, holiday tree collection or to make a bulk collection appointment, call 240-314-8568. 


In memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the city has planned the following activities that will take place during week of service, Jan. 17-23, 2022.

  • Trail Cleanup at Croydon Creek Nature Center – SSL available; for ages 14+
  • Service In a Box: Immigrant Care Kit – SSL available; all ages
  • Self-Guided Litter Cleanup – SSL available; all ages
  • Make a Blanket for a Sick Child – SSL available; ages 6+
  • Make a Scarf for a Family in Need – SSL available; ages 6+
  • Create a Thank You Note for a Senior – SSL available; for ages 14+

To learn more, visit the city’s volunteer webpage: https://www.rockvillemd.gov/2152/Volunteer

RCPD News Report: January 4th to January 11th, 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:

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


RCPD Tips: Be Able to Recognize Human Trafficking

January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, a time to rekindle our efforts against forced labor and the commercial sex trade of millions of men, women, and children.

You can help simply by learning some possible signs of human trafficking:

  • Human trafficking victims can be anywhere, but particularly at restaurants, elder care centers, salons and spas, agricultural fields, hotels, and construction sites.
  • You may learn that victims are living with their employer, living with multiple others in cramped or poor conditions, or may have their employer holding their identity documents.
  • You may not be allowed to speak to a potential victim alone, or their answers appear scripted or rehearsed.

You can always report a tip to the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.  Learn about human trafficking on the U.S. Department of State’s website by clicking here.