Association News – Friday, November 19th
Food Truck Friday
It’s Food Truck Friday night
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.
Holiday Closures and Updates
King Farm Shuttle Bus – No Holiday Service:
Please note that the King Farm Shuttle will not provide service on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
Management Office Closures:
The King Farm Management Office will be closed Thursday, November 25-26th in Observance of Thanksgiving. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, November 29th (8:30 am – 5:00 pm).
We hope that everyone has a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!
Upcoming Board & Committee Meetings:
Zoom Meeting Registration Links: https://kingfarm.org/zoom-meeting-links/
- Board of Trustees (BOT) – Meeting will not be held in December. Next meeting will be held on January 19, 2022.
- Board of Code Compliance (BOCC) – Monday 12/06/2021 – 7:00 PM
- Monday 12/06/2021 – 7:00 PM
- Tuesday 12/07/2021 – 7:00 PM (hearing)
- Monday 12/13/2021 – 7:00 PM (hearing)
- Architectural Design Trust (ADT) – Wednesday 12/15/2021 – 4:30 PM
*Meetings are for King Farm Titleholders and Citizens only. Registrants will be verified to ensure participants are titleholders/citizens.
Committee Volunteers Wanted!
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 is currently 1 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 (email@example.com). *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
Equity Resolution No. 10 – Under Review
Equity Resolution No. 10 “Grant of Easement” is under review for proposed adoption by the Board. The Board of Trustees will vote for adoption of ER No. 10 in the January 19th, 2022 meeting.
If you have any comments or questions, please send those to Management via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (301) 987-0122.
You can view a copy of the draft resolution 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.
Pet Waste Collection – Please Scoop the Poop!
This is a friendly reminder to please pickup after your pet. Pet waste receptacles are located throughout the community for the benefit of the residents and to help maintain cleanliness. Residents, please remind children, dog walkers, and guests who may walk your dog, to remember to bring pet waste bags on walks to properly pick up and dispose of pet waste.
Due to increased usage, pet waste stations are collected every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Please do not place other trash in the pet waste stations. We continue to collect yard waste and other trash from the pet stations. If bins are full, please dispose of pet waste in your home trash cans.
We also continue to receive complaints about people allowing pets to defecate on private property . Not every homeowner is a pet owner, so please be respectful of private property.
We appreciate your cooperation.
Pulte Section – Repairs in Progress
Please be aware that areas in Phase 4 (Pulte Homes) will undergo construction to repair several damaged curbs, gutters, and aprons. This work will continue over the next several weeks (weather dependent).
In order to complete this work in a timely manner, full cooperation is needed from homeowners in these areas. Signage will be placed by the contractor 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. We have experienced some warmer weather recently, so take this opportunity to complete some of the outstanding maintenance items for your home/lot!
- For the homeowner and residents who have unresolved exterior maintenance items, there is still time to address the issues before your hearing date!
- Some outstanding violations are weather dependent and will need to wait until the spring, but many other maintenance items can be completed either by doing it yourself or hiring a licensed contractor.
- Please notify Management (email@example.com) AT LEAST 1-2 business days prior to the hearing if you have resolved outstanding violations. Management will re-inspect, and if corrected, the scheduled hearing will be cancelled.
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!
King Farm Neighbors Village News
December portends to be a busy month for King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV). Specifically, KFNV has four virtual, end-of -year events scheduled.
1. Thursday, Dec. 2nd (2-3 pm) – The KFNV Movie Club will discuss the movie, Harriet, a 2019 American biographical film of Harriet Tubman. Harriet was directed by Kasi Lemmons, who co- wrote the screenplay with Gregory Allen Howard. Harriet stars Cynthia Erivo and features Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, and Janelle Monáe in supporting roles;
2. On that very same day—December 2nd – and just one hour after the conclusion of the Movie Club —from 4 to 5 pm – the KFNV will welcome Betty Figlure for the last KFNV highlight event of the year. In anticipation of the hustle and bustle of the holiday, Ms. Figlure’s virtual presentation will be: “Meditation for Stress Reduction: Christmas, Chanukah, COVID.” Ms. Figlure is the Wellness Coordinator at the Rockville Senior Center where she also teaches meditation and yoga. She also has a private healing practice using Jin Shin Jyutsu (jitsu), a form of energy work for deep healing as well as a massage therapy practice. Ms. Figlure has taught meditation and stress reduction classes for over 35 years and is certified in several healing modalities. 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;
3. Thursday, Dec. 9th – The KFNV Book Club will discuss its final book of the year: Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver. Unsheltered is a novel that explores two families living in the same house in Vineland, New Jersey during two different eras: the 21st and 19th centuries. Uniquely, the novel alternates between the two time periods by using the last words of one chapter for the title of the next chapter. As Bookbrowse.com described, Unsheltered is “(b)rilliantly executed and compulsively readable,” and finally;
4. Wednesday, Dec. 15th – The last KFNV Coffee and Conversation for 2021 will be held on Wednesday, December 15th where the topic will be: What are you looking forward to in 2022?
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
RCPD News Report: November 08, 2021 to November 16, 2021
Click the link below 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 Safety Tips: Protecting yourself from gas theft
As gas prices rise, thieves are more likely to target your vehicle for its gasoline. To protect yourself, follow these tips:
- Park in a well-lit, well-travelled location. In a garage, driveway, or under a streetlight.
- Position your vehicle so the fuel door is seen from a main road.
- Consider installing a locking gas cap, even if your fuel door locks.
- Avoid parking in public places for extended periods of time. Consider carpooling or using transit instead of leaving your car in, for example, an airport parking lot.
- Call 911 if you see suspicious behavior. You’re not being a burden if you report someone acting strangely around parking vehicles. Larceny arrests and convictions are much more likely if a suspect is apprehended in-the-act.
Rockville City Hall & Facilities Remain Closed
City hall remains closed. Staff continue to work from home, providing all essential services virtually.
Visit each facility’s webpage for more in depth information about visiting in-person.
City Hall is slated to reopen on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022.
Indoor Mask Mandate:
Montgomery County returned this week to the status of “substantial transmission” of COVID-19 based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. The increase in cases has led the County Council, acting in its role as the County Board of Health, to again invoke its regulation mandating masks be worn indoors starting at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20
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