Association News: Friday, January 21, 2022
City of Rockville Distributing Free, Rapid At-Home COVID Tests Today
The City of Rockville will distribute a limited number of free, rapid at-home COVID-19 test kits today beginning at 4 pm until they run out of test kits.
DATE: Friday, Jan. 21st, 2022
TIME: Beginning at 4:00 pm
LOCATION: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 608 N. Horners Lane, Rockville, MD 20850
Enter the church parking lot from North Horners Lane. Continue to the church’s basement drive-thru window. Exit back onto North Horners Lane.
Learn more about COVID-19 rapid test kits at:
Pet Reminder – Private Property vs. Common Area
We continue to receive complaints about people allowing pets to urinate and defecate on private property. We ask that pet owners make every effort to ensure that their pets stay on curb grass and NOT on private property.
Dog urine kills grass, flowers, and other plant materials. Not every homeowner is a pet owner, so please be a responsible pet owner and be respectful of private property and be sure to pick up after your pet(s) and dispose of pet waste properly. Leaving pet waste where it drops is illegal within the City of Rockville. Violators may be subject to fines up to $1000 for each offence. Please review the City of Rockville Code, Article III, Sec. 3-22 for more information about pet waste policies.
Violators of pet policies, including off-leash violators and pet waste violators, should be reported to the City of Rockville and can also be reported to Management.
- Online Form – https://www.rockvillemd.gov/FormCenter/Police-Forms-3/Animal-Control-Request-35
County to Distribute Free N95 Masks at Libraries Today
Montgomery County will begin distributing 4 million N95 masks at its 19 libraries starting today, Friday, January 21st. Up to 14,000 masks will be given out at each library branch per day. County residents will be able to get up to four adult-sized N95 masks each. Child-sized masks aren’t available.
If an expected shipment of 196,000 at-home rapid coronavirus tests arrives in time, they will be distributed at libraries at the same time as the masks. First-come, first-served.
Distribution for both will be on Friday and Saturday, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at nine libraries and from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the remaining ten.
See the hours at each library branch and additional information here.
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
- PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to submit completed Design Review Applications is Wednesday 02/02/22.
- Applicants who submitted their application with missing information, such as the property plat, schematics or sample materials, will be given an opportunity to submit information (time permitting). Otherwise, those applications will be deemed incomplete and pushed back to the March 9th ADT meeting.
- Board of Code Compliance (BOCC):
- Monday 02/14/2022 – 7:00 PM
- Board of Trustees (BOT):
- Wednesday 02/16/2022 – 7:30 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.
- 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.
Mayor and Council Public Hearing Notices
Mayor & Council Hearing:
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.com.
Recently Amended/Adopted Resolutions
During the Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting on January 19th, 2022, AR No. 4 was amended, and AR No. 15 and ER No. 10 were adopted. To view the resolutions, please click below or login to the FrontSteps resident portal.
- AR No. 4 – Procedures For Processing Cases Of Alleged Violations Of The Governing Documents Of The Assembly – Amended 01.19.2022
- AR No. 15 – Procedures Relating to Assembly Meetings Held Entirely or Partially Electronically – Adopted 01.19.2022
- ER No. 10 – Grant of Easement – Adopted 01.19.2022
King Farm Neighbors Village News
The King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) is ending January 2022 with its first highlight event of the year: “Mindful Decluttering” on Thursday, January 27th from 4-5 pm. At this virtual event, Alexandra Fry and Cindy Szparaga, co-owners of Orchestrated Moves (www.orchestratedmoves.com) will help participants get organized. Specifically, Ms. Fry and Szparaga also known as “the Daughters that Can’t Be There” will provide a virtual “tour” of a typical home by pointing out problem areas and corresponding solutions in various rooms. Ms. Fry and Ms. Szparaga 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. 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.
Looking forward to February, the KFNV has the following virtual events scheduled:
- Thursday, Feb. 3rd – 2:00-3:00 PM: the KFNV Movie Club will meet to discuss the movie, Becoming Helen Keller, a documentary about the life and legacy of Helen Keller, including how Ms. Keller used her celebrity status to advocate for human rights and social justice for women, the poor, and people with disabilities.
- Available on Amazon Prime or PBS Documentaries (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15209316/)
- 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?”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com, 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:
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.
RCPD News Report: January 12th to January 19th, 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
IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!
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.