Association News: Friday, January 28, 2022
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
Pet Reminder – Private Property vs. Common Area
We continue to receive complaints about pets trespassing onto private property and pet waste in the Community. We ask that pet owners make every effort to ensure that their pets stay on curb grass (the side closest to the street) and common areas and NOT on private property. This includes pets wandering onto private property and urinating/defecating on private property.
Dog urine kills grass, flowers, bushes, and other plant materials. Not every homeowner is a pet owner, so please be a responsible pet owner and be respectful of private property. Avoiding private property is the best way to be a courteous neighbor.
KFCA Pet Policies:
- When not on their owner’s property, pets must be leashed (unless you have a City of Rockville off-leash permit) or carried AND under the control of a responsible person at all times.
- Pets are not permitted to wander unattended or to discharge wastes on another owners’ property.
Violators of pet policies, including off-leash violators and pet waste violators, should be reported to the Animal Control and can also be reported to Management.
- Rockville Animal Control: 240-314-8937
- To file a pet violation report, please use this online form: https://www.rockvillemd.gov/FormCenter/Police-Forms-3/Animal-Control-Request-35.
Violators of pet policies, including pet trespassing, should be reported to the RCPD.
- RCPD Non-Emergency: 240-314-8900
- Online Form: https://www.rockvillemd.gov/FormCenter/Police-3/General-Complaint-Crime-and-Safety-265
KFCA does not keep a record of household pets nor what pet owners are registered with the City’s off-leash permit. Therefore, the Assembly is limited in what it can do to control the behavior of pets and their owners. However, if the pet owner is identified, Management will send a notice.
Additionally, if video footage is captured from home security systems, residents can provide the footage to the RCPD by contacting them directly or signing up for The Rockview program. This program allows RCPD to quickly identify security cameras that may have captured criminal activity when a crime is reported nearby and can help keep you and your community safer. If you have a home video security system (Ring, Nest, etc.), you can register your camera with Rockville City Police. Learn more about the Rockview program and sign-up here.
2022 King Farm Annual Meeting & Election Information
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/.
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 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.
Amendment to Administrative Resolution No. 2
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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).
All 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.
King Farm Neighbors Village News
Yesterday, Thursday, January 27th from 4 -5 pm, the King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) hosted its first highlight event of the year: “Mindful Decluttering”. At this virtual event,
Alexandra Fry and Cindy Szparaga, co-owners of Orchestrated Moves (www.orchestratedmoves.com) along with Lisa Friedman of Synergy Energy helped participants get organized for the new year through a virtual and mindful “tour” of a typical home. All participants agreed this virtual event was a great way to start 2022.
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 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 News
Nominations Open For The Good Neighbor Award 2022 :
Do you know a family member, friend, neighbor, group, business or organization that helps to enhance the quality of life of our community? Maybe they have performed a good deed or provided a service that you feel deserves recognition. You can honor them with a nomination for Rockville’s Good Neighbor Award.
The Good Neighbor Award recognizes the ongoing efforts of Rockville residents who are making exceptional contributions to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. The program is designed to honor those who make a difference in our community without seeking or receiving recognition for their service.
To nominate and for more information go to: Rockville Good Neighbor Award
When it Snows, Check on Those With Mobility Challenges and Older Neighbors:
Residents also are encouraged to check on older neighbors and individuals with mobility challenges who may need assistance clearing snow. Rockville residents in need of snow removal assistance that meet these criteria may request help by calling 240-314-8819 or 240-314-8810.
If you want to volunteer to help remove snow from a neighbor in need, you can find more information at: https://www.rockvillemd.gov/2241/Snow-Shoveling
In the case of a declared snow emergency, closure and snow emergency information will be available on the website, as well as through the city’s Nextdoor account, Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/cityofrockville) and Twitter (@rockville411), and by signing up for Alert Rockville notifications at www.rockvillemd.gov/alerts.
To report a power outage visit pepco.com. Report downed wires or trees touching a power line to Pepco at 1-877-737-2662. Be sure to stay clear of downed wires and trees touching power lines. To report a tree blocking a roadway or driveway, call 240-314-8700.
For emergencies, call 911. To report non-emergency concerns to the Rockville City Police Department, call 240-314-8900.
NUMBERS TO KNOW: QUICK REFERENCE:
- Emergency: 911
- Snow Removal: 240-314-8819 or 240-314-8810
- Rockville Recreation Programs Cancellation Line: 240-314-5023
- Report a Downed Tree to the City: 240-314-8700
- City of Rockville Dept. of Public Works: 240-314-8500
- Water Main Breaks/Sewer Line Overflows: 240-314-8567
- Rockville City Police Dept. (non-emergency): 240-314-8900
- Rockville City Hall: 240-314-5000
- Report a Power Outage or Downed Wire to Pepco: 1-877-737-2662
RCPD News Report: January 18th to January 25th, 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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