King Farm Weekly E-mail Blast: Friday, October 15, 2021

published: October 15th, 2021 by in E-Mail Blast

Association NewsFriday, October 15, 2021

Food Truck Friday

It’s Food Truck Friday night and Trippy Tacos will be parked around the Saddle Ridge Community Center at 300 Saddle Ridge Circle from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Stop by if you are in the mood for tacos tonight!

October Food Truck Schedule:

  • Friday, October 15 – Trippy Tccos
  • Friday, October 22 – The Croquetruck
  • Friday, October 29 – Big Greek on Wheels

*Food trucks are subject to change and cancel due to weather and other issues beyond our control.

October Edition of the King Farm Chronicle

The October edition of the King Farm Chronicle is here. Click here to read the online version of the Chronicle. Please visit our website under Stay Informed / King Farm Chronicle to read past editions (https://kingfarm.org/king-farm-chronicle/). 

Double Feature Halloween Glow Movie Night on the Lawn – Saturday, October 30th at 7pm

It’s going to be a spooktacular Halloween weekend of fun in the Farm! Dress warm, bring a blanket or a lawn chair and join us for a Halloween themed glow movie night on the lawn on Saturday, October 30, 2021 starting at 7:00 p.m.

We will kick off the haunted evening with a showing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown,” followed by the #1 family friend PG-rated Halloween flick, the original Ghostbusters. The movie will be set up on the Saddle Ridge Community Center lawn at 300 Saddle Ridge Circle. All attendees will be given glow necklaces. This event is weather permitting. We hope to see you then!

King Farm Halloween Boo Bash – Sunday, October 31st at 2pm

King Farm is hosting our first-ever Halloween Boo Bash on Sunday, October 31, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Before you head out to trick or treat, stop by the lawn area of 300 Saddle Ridge Circle for an afternoon of ghoulish fun! The Boo Bash will feature music, games, pumpkin bowling, inflatables, special costumed guests, glitter tattoos, treats and other fun surprises.

This event is open to King Farm residents only and registration is required (sorry, no non-resident guests).

To register, please email activities@kingfarm.org with the following information:

  • Family name
  • Street Address
  • How many children will be attending

**In the event of rain on Sunday, Oct 31, the event will be moved to Sat, Oct 30.

King Farm Sweep the Creek Clean-Up Event – Saturday, Oct. 16th

Come on out!

A second 2021 Potomac River Watershed clean-up is taking place this fall. On Saturday, October 16th, a group of volunteers, working with the City of Rockville, will be removing litter from the Watts Branch streams that feed into Watkins Pond.

WHEN: Saturday, October 16th, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

WHERE: Meet at the King Farm Park (near the tennis courts and lower playground).

This activity is planned to be COVID-safe, with bags and gloves provided. Due to the pandemic, The City requires pre-registration. To pre-register, please email Kate Gould with your volunteer waiver/registration form at kategould@me.com (see attached forms).


This activity is approved for MCPS Student Service Learning (SSL) Hours. Please complete the attached SSL Verification form or request SSL forms when you pre-register.

Upcoming Board and Committee Meetings:

Due to COVID-19, all King Farm meetings have been held virtually since March of 2020. But now you can easily find the Zoom registration links to all upcoming King Farm Board of Trustees and Committee meetings online. Visit the King Farm website under the “Board & Committees” dropdown and click “Zoom Meeting Links” to register for any upcoming meetings that interest you (https://kingfarm.org/zoom-meeting-links/). Information about upcoming board and committee meetings can also be found in the King Farm Chronicle (https://kingfarm.org/king-farm-chronicle/)

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 management@kingfarm.org.

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Board of Code Compliance (BOCC) – Monday 10/18/2021 – 7:00 PM
  • Board of Trustees (BOT) – Wednesday 10/27/2021 – **Closed Executive Session at 7:00 pm and Open Session to immediately follow at 7:45 pm.

Zoom Meeting Registration Links: https://kingfarm.org/zoom-meeting-links/

*Meetings are for King Farm Titleholders and Citizens only. Registrants will be verified to ensure participants are titleholders/citizens.

KFNV – King Farm Neighbors Village News

Community Survey—Please Offer Your Input

As you may be aware, the King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) is a volunteer, non-profit organization designed to help residents who would like to remain in their King Farm homes throughout their lives and “age in place”. The KFNV coordinates services such as friendly visits and rides to doctors’ appointments as well as social and educational events. Although COVID has curtailed in-person events and transportation services, the KFNV has continued to provide social and educational activities virtually via Zoom. There is no age requirement nor membership fee to join KFNV. The only requirement is that you live in the King Farm community.

The KFNV is happy to announce the launch of a community survey to gather information about how the KFNV can continue to fulfill and hopefully better fulfill its mission of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”. The results of the survey will be important to the KFNV Board of Directors (Board) to gauge the services and events that KFNV has been providing to the community since 2019 as well as to provide ideas for future activities, especially as the Board plans for a post-covid KFNV. The KFNV urges you to complete the survey and to encourage your friends and neighbors to complete the survey as well. The more input the KFNV receives, the more information it will have to better serve the community.

To complete the survey online, please click on the link at: Survey – King Farm Neighbors Village or visit the KFNV website at https://www.kfnv.org/ where the survey link will be posted. Please note that all information gathered from the survey will be used solely for planning purposes and will not be shared beyond KFNV.  If you need assistance in completing the survey, please leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104. **The final date to respond to the survey is October 31st. We thank the King Farm community in advance for its support in completing the survey and look forward to receiving and using the community’s thoughts and comments to better serve the community at-large.


The KFNV Book Club met via Zoom on Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm for an engaging discussion of the novel, Have You Seen Luis Velez? by prolific author Catherine Ryan Hyde. The participants discussed the novel that one reviewer described as “…A tender tale of new families born of chance and the determination to bring light into darkness.” Kirkus.

Two other virtual events planned for October are: 

1.      Coffee and Conversation —Wednesday, October 20th from 10:00-11:00 am, where Patricia Dubroof will facilitate a memory- making game session, and finally;

2.      On Thursday, October 28th from 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Ralph Buglass on behalf of Peerless Rockville, Rockville’s historic preservation organization will present “History of the C & O Canal”. Mr. Buglass is a speaker for Montgomery History, the county’s historical society, as well as a volunteer researcher for Peerless Rockville, the city’s historic preservation organization. With Peerless Rockville, Mr. Buglass recently published a pictorial history of Rockville as part of the nationwide “Images of America” series. Mr. Buglass has spoken and taught on a variety of local history topics at various lifelong learning programs around the area. He is a Montgomery County native, graduate of Winston Churchill High School, has a BA in American history from Cornell, and a master’s degree in journalism from American University. 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; and finally, 

Please visit the KFNV website at www.kfnv.org for a complete description of the October 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 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 kfnvinfo@gmail.com, leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104, or view the KFNV website at www.kfnv.org.

Website: https://www.kfnv.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kingfarmneighborsvillage  

Email: kfnvinfo@gmail.com  

Voicemail: (301) 799-8104 

Notice of Virtual Public Hearing for Project Plan of King Buick Pontiac Site

The Mayor and Council will hold a public hearing, at 7:00 pm on Monday, Oct. 18th, on an application for a proposed residential development at 16200 Frederick Road, the King Buick auto dealership.

The application is to transform 16160/16200 Frederick Road to allow for up to 370 dwelling units, walking paths, and open and park space, on the 20.35-acre site.

A 10.3-acre section of the site that sits in Montgomery County is under consideration by the Mayor and Council for annexation into the city.


To submit comments, email mayorcouncil@rockvillemd.gov, or write to the City Clerk’s Office, 111 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD, 20850, by 10:00 am the day of the public hearing. Those submitting testimony should provide their names and addresses.   
To sign up to testify virtually during the hearing, send your name and phone number to mayorcouncil@rockvillemd.gov, no later than 10:00 am the day of the meeting. 
All comments will be acknowledged by the Mayor and Council at the meeting and added to the agenda for public viewing at www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter. Agendas are typically posted a few days before the meeting.  To practice responsible social distancing, Mayor and Council meetings are conducted by teleconference and broadcast on Rockville 11, channel 11 on county cable, livestreamed at www.rockvillemd.gov/rockville11, and available a day after each meeting at www.rockvillemd.gov/videoondemand.

Virtual Public Hearing for 2023 Fiscal Year Budget & American Rescue Plan Act – Oct. 25th

The Mayor and Council will hold a virtual public hearing on the Fiscal Year 2023 budget and the American Rescue Plan Act, on Monday, Oct. 25th at 7:00 pm. 

The $141.2 million budget for Fiscal Year 2022, which began July 1, keeps the city’s real property tax rate of $0.292 per $100 of assessed valuation the same. All residential and commercial property owners pay this tax. The Mayor and Council met Monday, Oct. 4th to discuss how to allocate $9.6 million the city received through the federal American Rescue Plan Act, which aids state and local governments in recovering from the budgetary, economic, and financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

For more information, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/budget or call the Finance Department at 240-314-8400. 


• Monday, Oct. 25: Public hearings on the American • Rescue Plan Act and on Fiscal Year 2023 budget priorities, and a discussion of FY 2023 budget surveys and the budget calendar.

• Monday, Nov. 15: Discussion of the use of ARPA funds.

• Monday, Dec. 13: Discussion of Mayor and Council survey results and priority setting and the use of ARPA funds.

• Additional public hearings and work sessions will be held in 2022. The Mayor and Council are scheduled to adopt the budget in May.


To submit comments, email mayorcouncil@rockvillemd.gov or write to the City Clerk’s Office, 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville, Maryland, 20850, by 10:00 am the day of the public hearing. Those submitting testimony should provide their names and addresses. To sign up to testify virtually during the hearing, send your name and phone number to mayorcouncil@rockvillemd.gov no later than 10 am the day of the meeting. 

All comments will be acknowledged by the Mayor and Council at the meeting and added to the agenda for public viewing at www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter. Agendas are typically posted a few days before the meeting. To practice responsible social distancing, Mayor and Council meetings are conducted by teleconference and broadcast on Rockville 11, channel 11 on county cable, livestreamed at www.rockvillemd.gov/rockville11 and available a day after each meeting at www.rockvillemd.gov/videoondemand. 

Corridor Forward Updates: Community invited to attend virtual meeting on preliminary recommendations on October 20th

The Montgomery County Planning Department will hold a virtual public meeting for Corridor Forward: The I-270 Transit Plan on Wednesday, October 20 (7 to 8:30 p.m.). At the meeting, Montgomery Planning staff will present preliminary plan recommendations, including a recommended transit network, to serve communities and employment centers along the I-270 corridor. The community meeting follows an October 7 briefing to the Montgomery County Planning Board, when staff received guidance on the plan’s preliminary recommendations. RSVPs are required to attend. The meeting will be held via Microsoft Teams. The community will have the opportunity to provide comments to Montgomery Planning staff before the Working Draft of the plan is presented to the Planning Board on October 28.

Meeting details:
Virtual community meeting on Corridor Forward preliminary recommendations
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
RSVP to attend – https://montgomeryplanning.org/events/corridor-forward-preliminary-recommendations-virtual-community-presentation/

The preliminary recommendations are the result of an iterative planning process, in which Planning staff:

• Compared transit vehicle attributes and inventoried transit options that could serve the I-270 Corridor. 

• Completed a pre-screening analysis, which evaluated the initial list of inventoried transit options based on indicators such as travel time, population access, job access, ability to accommodate growth and equitable access and advanced six transit options for detailed analysis. 
• Refined and analyzed the six transit options, including an evaluation of strategic metrics, economic and financial outlook, and potential implementation challenges and risks. 
• Completed additional evaluation on combinations of the six transit options to inform the development of the preliminary recommendations.

Corridor Forward Plan Schedule:
The community will have the opportunity to continue to provide comment and testimony through the planning process.
• October 20 – Virtual community meeting
• October 28 – Working Draft presented to the Planning Board
• December 2 – Anticipated Planning Board Public Hearing
• December 9 – Anticipated work session #1
• December 16 – Anticipated work session #2 and Planning Board vote to transmit to County Council

RCPD News Report: October 4, 2021 to October 10, 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:
Non-Emergency: 240-314-8900
Emergency: 9-1-1
2 W. Montgomery Ave, Rockville, Maryland 20850