Association News – Friday, January 7, 2022
City of Rockville – No Yard Waste Collection Today
Recycling and trash collection has been completed for the week.
Yard waste collection will not occur Friday, January 7th. Yard waste collection will resume next week. Place yard waste curbside on your scheduled collection day. Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/recycling-trash for details.
King Farm Snow Reminders
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.
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.
For Snowstorms and Inclement Weather, the following applies:
- The Assembly – Removes snow and treats all PRIVATE streets (white signs/blue letters), alleys, and common area sidewalks (like the sidewalks at the Community Center, Pleasant Circle, Route 355, and the bike path on Gaither Road).
- The City of Rockville – Removes snow and treats all of the CITY streets, sidewalks, and bike/trail paths located within King Farm. The City clears snow from 160 miles of roadways, 30 miles of publicly owned sidewalks, walkways and pathways, and 18 City-owned facilities and parks with parking lots.
City crews treat and plow roads in the following priority order:
- Primary roads consisting of major arterial roads, emergency routes, central business districts, and primary residential roads near schools.
- Secondary roads that consist of the remainder of neighborhood streets, alleyways, and cul-de- sacs.
- There are BOTH Primary and Secondary streets located in King Farm.
Often residents residing on City streets in King Farm are concerned when they see other streets have been cleared and theirs have not. If you are concerned about snow plowing on your street or if you have call the City of Rockville Public Works Department at (240) 314-8750 or by email at email@example.com.
Rockville City Code Article IX – Public Ways and Sidewalks
Section 4. – Powers as to Sidewalks:
“The City shall have the power:
a) To establish, regulate, and change from time to time the grade lines, width, and construction materials of any sidewalk or part thereof on City property along any public way or part thereof.
b) To grade, lay out, construct, reconstruct, pave, repave, repair, extend, or otherwise alter sidewalks on City property along any public way or part thereof.
c) To require that the owners of any property abutting on a sidewalk keep the sidewalk clear of all ice, snow, and other obstructions.
d) To require and order the owner of any property abutting on any public way in the City to perform any projects authorized by this section at the owner’s expense according to reasonable plans and specifications.
If, after due notice, the owner fails to comply with the order within a reasonable time, the City may do the work, and the expense shall be a lien on the property and shall be collectible in the same manner as are City taxes or by suit at law.”
CITY OF ROCKVILLE SNOW REMINDERS:
For more information about snow removal in the City, visit https://www.rockvillemd.gov/1111/Snow-Removal.
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.
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
Board of Code Compliance (BOCC):
Monday 01/10/2022 – 7:00 PM
** The January 10th agenda can be found in the FrontSteps Resident Portal under BOCC / Agendas.
Architectural Design Trust (ADT):
Wednesday 01/12/2022 – 4:30 PM *Deadline to submit apps. is 01/05
** The January 12th agenda can be found in the FrontSteps Resident Portal under BOCC / Agendas.
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:
- Budget letter (1 page)
- 2022 Budget (2 pages)
- 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/).
- Owner/resident contact form. This information can be provided directly to Management at firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the online form (https://kingfarm.org/homeowner-resident-contact-information/). (1 page)
- 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):
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 email@example.com or you can call the office at 301-987-0122.
King Farm Neighbors Village News
King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) started 2022 with its Movie Club on January 6, 2022 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm where the movie, The Wife, a 2017 drama directed by Bjorn L. Runge was reviewed. The Wife stars Glenn Close as a wife questioning her life choices while she attends the awarding of the Noble Price for literature to her husband, who is played by Jonathan Price. (Mr. Pryce starred in another film the Movie Club discussed—The Two Popes.) All Movie Club participants agreed that Ms. Close was the rightful recipient of the awards she received for her extraordinary performance, including the Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Independent Spirit Award, and Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actress.
Other events scheduled for this first month of 2022 are:
1. The KFNV Book Club on January 13, 2022 from 12:30 to 2:00 pm where the book, The Woman I was Before by Kerry Fisher will be discussed. As goodreads.com writes, “The Woman I was Before is a book about the things we hide from those closest to us—and the terrible consequences that keeping those secrets can have. Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Liane Moriarty, and Diane Chamberlain,” and
2. The first Coffee and Conversation of 2022 on Wednesday, January 19th from 10:00 to 11:30 am, where the topic will be: New Year’s Resolutions: Are they useful?
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 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 www.kfnv.org.
Voicemail: (301) 799-8104
City Updates: Winter Weather is Affecting City of Rockville Services
Here’s how the winter weather is affecting City of Rockville services, programs and facilities on Friday, Jan. 7. (Be aware that this could change.):
- Recycling and trash collection has been completed for the week. Yard waste collection will not occur Friday and will resume next week. Place yard waste curbside on your scheduled collection day. Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/recycling-trash for details.
- With Montgomery County Public Schools closed, before- and after-school programs are canceled at community centers.
- Montrose Discovery Preschool is closed.
- Nature Center is closed.
- The Rockville Senior Center is closed.
- Lincoln Park Community Center, Thomas Farm Community Center and Twinbrook Community Recreation Center are open to the public and for drop-in use today. Instructional programs at the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center scheduled for before noon are canceled. The center is open for drop-in use.
- Learn more about how to be in the know when it snows at https://rockvillereports.com/city-of-rockville-winter-weather-remind
Montgomery County Updates
Amended Board of Health Regulation to Continue Indoor Masking Through Jan. 31 Approved by County Council:
The Montgomery County Council, acting as the County Board of Health, earlier this week approved an amended Board of Health regulation to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to update indoor masking guidance in the County. The new regulation continues indoor mask requirements at any location accessible to the public in Montgomery County until 11.59 p.m. on Jan. 31.
Please click here to read more.
RCPD News Report: December 28, 2021 to January 04, 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!
RCPD Tip: Be Safe if You’re Stranded in Cold Weather
The recent Interstate 95 traffic jam shows us the need to stay safe if we get stranded in cold weather this winter. If you find yourself stranded in your car:
- Signal rescuers: tie a brightly colored cloth to your car’s exterior and raise its hood
- Wrap your entire body, including your head, in extra clothing, blankets, or newspapers. Keep moving your arms and legs as you sit, and huddle with other people for warmth.
- Stay awake, as sleep may render you vulnerable to cold-related health problems.
- Run the motor (and heater) for about 10 minutes per hour, opening one window slightly to let in air.
- Make sure that snow is not blocking the exhaust pipe to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Do not eat snow, as it will lower your body temperature.
Click here to visit the CDC’s website for more cold weather advice.