Association News – Friday, November 12, 2021
It’s Food Truck Friday!
It’s Food Truck Friday night and the Corned Beef King will be parked around the Saddle Ridge Community Center at 300 Saddle Ridge Circle from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
November Food Truck Schedule:
Friday, November 19 – Cipola Pizza
Friday, November 26 – No Truck – Happy Thanksgiving Weekend
*Food trucks are subject to change and cancel due to weather and other issues beyond our control.
2022 Approved Budget
The 2022 Budget was approved by the Board of Trustees during the October 27, 2021 Board Meeting. There is no change in fees for 2022. The King Farm Conservancy fees were approved at the October 28, 2021 Board Meeting. KFCA & Conservancy fees will be effective January 1, 2022.
Coupon books are mailed only to owners NOT participating in direct debit. If you receive a coupon book, you are paying through your bank or other option. *Please note condo owners will not receive coupon books.
The approved budget will be mailed in the coming weeks followed by the mailing of coupon books. Residents on direct debit will not receive a coupon book. If you are interested in direct debit or have any other questions, please contact management at 301-987-0122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can view the approved 2022 Budget and more in the internal files in the FrontSteps resident portal. If you need assistance with accessing your account or the documents, please contact Management.
Upcoming Board and Committee Meetings:
Board of Trustees (BOT) – Wednesday 11/17/2021 @ 7:00 PM
Please see the attached agenda or visit the FrontSteps Resident Portal to view the Draft Agenda and Resident Board Book for the November meeting. If you need assistance accessing these documents, please contact Management.
Please note, meeting will be held in December 2021. The next scheduled BOT meeting will be January 19, 2022
Board of Code Compliance (BOCC):
Monday 11/15/2021 @ 7:00 PM (hearing)
Tuesday 11/16/2021 @ 7:00 PM (hearing)
Zoom Meeting Registration Links: https://kingfarm.org/zoom-meeting-links/
Due to COVID-19, all King Farm meetings have been held virtually since March of 2020. To attend the Zoom meetings, you must register in advance. Each meeting will have an open forum for residents to ask questions or make comments (limited to 3 minutes speaking time per resident). As part of the registration process, registrants must submit their contact information (name, street address, email, and phone number) and select yes or no if they would like to speak during open forum. If you would like to speak during open forum, please provide the topic you will be speaking about.
If you need assistance registering for a virtual meeting, please contact Management by phone (301) 987-0122 or by email at email@example.com. Information about upcoming board and committee meetings can be found on the King Farm website (https://kingfarm.org/zoom-meeting-links/) and in the monthly editions of the King Farm Chronicle (https://kingfarm.org/king-farm-chronicle/).
*Meetings are for King Farm Titleholders and Citizens only. Registrants will be verified to ensure participants are titleholders/citizens.
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 they contribute to making King Farm the amazing neighborhood that it is.
However, volunteers do retire eventually 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).
Architectural Design Trust (ADT):
Please note: The ADT committee consists of up to 4 members, not including the Community Architect. There are currently 2 open positions.
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. There are currently 2 open positions.
BOCC meetings are typically held once a month on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00 PM via Zoom (until further notice). Additional meetings may occur as needed to hold covenants violation hearings. 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
Upcoming Curb & Gutter Replacement/Repairs – Piccard Dr. & Shorthorn Way
Please be aware that areas in Phase 4 (Piccard Drive & Shorthorn Way) will undergo construction to repair several damaged curbs/gutters beginning the week of November 15th. The expected timeline to complete the work is 2 to 3 weeks (weather dependent).
The contractor will remove the sidewalk apron barricades today. Please keep in mind that early next week the contractor will complete the other two sidewalk aprons (5 total, 3 completed) and these areas will be closed for 24 hours for pedestrian traffic and 96 hours for vehicular traffic in order to properly cure.
Currently we are installing common area trees and landscaping throughout the community and as previously discussed, we are working towards curb and gutter replacement over the next several weeks.
In order to complete this work in a timely manner, full cooperation is needed from homeowners in these areas. Signage will be placed 3 days prior to the areas where repairs will be performed, so please look, and obey the signage before you park in these areas.
If you are a homeowner that has curb directly behind your home, please remove your car(s) the day work begins at your home and refrain from using your garage and driveway for 72 hours to allow for proper curing of the concrete.
Work will be performed for 5 homes at a time in these areas to help avoid parking issues. As mentioned, signage and flyers will be put on individual doors and in the alleys 3 days prior. The homes which are located at these areas are 1520 – 1524 Piccard Drive, 509 – 519 Shorthorn Way, and 533 – 543 Shorthorn Way.
Thank you and we appreciate your assistance in helping to complete this task.
Community-Wide Inspections Reminder – Final Notices & Hearings
As the current inspection cycle is winding down, we would like to thank all the homeowners and residents who have complied with the inspection findings. Your efforts keep the community looking good!
Final notices will include a scheduled hearing date. Final notices are in progress and will be delivered via personal service to your home.
For the homeowner and residents who have unresolved exterior maintenance items, there is still time to address the issues before your hearing date. For homeowners that resolve outstanding items before the scheduled hearing date, then the hearing will be cancelled. Please notify Management (email@example.com) AT LEAST 1-2 business days prior to the hearing that you have resolved the outstanding violations. As a reminder, if you resolved the violations, you will not receive any sort of individual letter to let you know that the issue was resolved. If you do not receive a final notice, then you no longer have an open violation.
If you believe you received a final notice letter by error OR if you have questions regarding the notice, please contact management by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include your property address and name. Or you can call the office at 301-987-0122. Please keep in mind that we are receiving a high volume of calls and emails regarding final notices, so we appreciate your patience. Answers to common questions can be found on our website, please review the information on the website under Home Renovations then Property Inspections: https://kingfarm.org/annual-property-inspections/.
We appreciate everyone’s assistance in maintaining the appearance of King Farm!
Holiday Drive 2021: Poverty Lives in Rockville
For over forty-five years, the City of Rockville has operated an annual Holiday Drive to distribute food baskets and new toys to needy Rockville families.
The Rockville Holiday Drive relies on a collaborative partnership with local churches, schools, civic organizations, service clubs, businesses, social service agencies, and individuals working together to distribute holiday baskets to families and seniors in need.
Last year, the Holiday Drive served 1,016 children and 668 households in need. This year, with the need greater than ever, the drive starts now! Click here to donate.
Rockville Canopy Replacement Project Delays Shady Grove and Rockville Metro Station Openings
The reopening of Shady Grove and Rockville stations for the Rockville Canopy Replacement Project has been delayed, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced recently. Red Line customers can now expect the stations to reopen in mid-January 2022.
Work on the project was halted to allow Metro to bring additional trains into service from the Shady Grove Rail Yard to address the railcar shortage caused by the removal of Metro’s 7000-series fleet. Additional quality control issues with the canopy’s glass fiber reinforced concrete panels are also impacting the project schedule.
Please click here to read the full article.
King Farm Neighbors Village News
King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) ended a busy week and a busy November with the following events:
- On Wednesday, November 10th from 4-5 pm, the KFNV welcomed Chris Palmer, an author, speaker, award- winning, wildlife filmmaker, and retired professor who offered his insights on living a purposeful life through his presentation: “Finding Meaning and Success: Living a Fulfilled and Productive Life” —which also is the title of Professor Palmer’s latest book. Professor Palmer gave the participants a lot to think about. The KFNV thanks Professor Palmer for his insightful and engaging presentation.
- On the next day, Thursday, November 11th, the KFNV Book Club discussed the book, The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith, the pen name for J.K. Rowling. The 2013 crime fiction novel is the first novel in the Galbraith/Rowling Cormoran Strike series of detective novels. Book Club participants gave the book a middling review, although some members expressed an interest in reading the next two books in the series.
Please visit the KFNV website (https://www.kfnv.org/) for a complete description of the November KFNV events. In addition, the KFNV Blog under the News section of the website has 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.
How to Contact KFNV
For most of the KFNV monthly events, membership is required; but membership is free and as easy as filling out an on-line or mail-in form. The KFNV does, 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.
Voicemail: (301) 799-8104
RCPD News Report: October 25, 2021 to October 31, 2021
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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