Association News – Friday, October 22, 2021
Food Truck Friday
It’s Food Truck Friday night and tonight we are welcoming a newcomer, Chef Serge Pambo invites you to come try a classic French sandwich reinvented – the croque sandwich! The Croque Truck will be parked around the Saddle Ridge Community Center at 300 Saddle Ridge Circle from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Stop by if you are in the mood for some quality croque!
October Food Truck Schedule:
- Friday, October 22 – The Croque Truck
- 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, Oct. 30th
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 6:30 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, Oct. 31st
King Farm is hosting our first-ever Halloween Boo Bash next Sunday, October 31, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 p.m. 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 email@example.com 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.
Upcoming Board and Committee Meetings:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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/).
- 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. See resident board book in the BOT Folder in the resident portal and the attached agenda.
- Architectural Design Trust (ADT) – Wednesday 11/10/2021 – 4:30 PM *Deadline to submit apps. is 11/3/21
- Board of Code Compliance (BOCC) – Monday 11/08/2021 – 7:00 PM
- Board of Trustees (BOT) – Wednesday 11/17/2021 – 7:30 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.
Community-Wide Inspections Reminder
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! For the homeowner and residents who have unresolved exterior maintenance items, there is still time to address the issues before final notices are sent. Final notices will be issued in the coming weeks and will include a scheduled hearing date. For homeowners that resolve outstanding items before the scheduled hearing date, then the hearing will be cancelled and the case will be dismissed. As a reminder, for any residents who have resolved their 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.
Please refer to the following Equity Resolutions regarding exterior home/lot maintenance:
– ER No.1 (Visual Changes)
– ER No. 6 (Landscaping)
– ER No. 9 (Exterior Maintenance)
These can be found in the FrontSteps Resident Portal (login required) under “Governing Documents” or you can request a copy by emailing email@example.com.
Please take a moment to review the King Farm Architectural Design Guide, the design review application process, Home Improvement FAQs, and Property Inspections information under the home improvement section on the website. If you are unsure if a notice was issued to you, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that unresolved maintenance items will be referred to the Board of Code Compliance (BOCC) for a hearing and judgement of the alleged violation.
Please remember that Management will continue to review and cite homes (if necessary) based on resident complaints. As an aging community, it is important that everyone work to keep the exterior maintenance of the homes in good appearance. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to keep the home in good condition and it is important that the exterior of the home is reviewed annually for repairs. It is also important to evaluate the landscaping on the property (monthly) during growing season. Keep in mind that the trees in the alley (outside of the fence) are typically part of the homeowner’s lot. This means that the maintenance, removal, and replacement of the tree(s) is the homeowner responsibility. If you have questions, please review the information on the website under Home Renovations then Property Inspections: https://kingfarm.org/annual-property-inspections/ or contact the Management Office.
We appreciate everyone’s assistance in maintaining the appearance of King Farm!
Upcoming City of Rockville Leaf Collection Begins
The City of Rockville will vacuum leaves from neighborhood curbs in two rounds, beginning in King Farm (area 3) on Nov. 8th. Area 3: Nov. 8-12; Dec. 13-17 Rockville vacuums leaves from neighborhood curbs twice a year, in early April and between October and December.
Tips for Leaf Collection:
- Rake leaves by 6 am on the first day of the collection period, but no earlier than one week before the collection dates to avoid grass damage or fire hazards.
- Rake leaves into the gutter or immediately adjacent to the pavement if no curb or gutter exists.- Avoid piling leaves in bike lanes or where vehicles are parked.
- Remove all sticks, grass clippings and other large objects from leaf pile.
- Do not use any plastic bags or dump any yard waste or leaves in storm drains.
Use alternative methods such as mulching or composting. Montgomery County provides free compost bins to residents and businesses. After seasonal collection ends, continue to follow our general yard waste guidelines. If city crews are unable to complete an area during the scheduled collection week, they will continue working on the unfinished portion on the following Saturday.
See interactive map at www.rockvillemd.gov/leafcollection.
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.
EVENTS:The KFNV is ending its busy October with its Highlight Event on Thursday, October 28th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm where Ralph Buglass on behalf of Peerless Rockville, Rockville’s historic preservation organization will present “History of the C & O Canal & Great Falls.” 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. The KFNV is ending its busy October with its highlight event on Thursday, October 28th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm where Ralph Buglass on behalf of Peerless Rockville, Rockville’s historic preservation organization will present “History of the C & O Canal & Great Falls.” 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.
Looking forward to November, the KFNV has the following events planned:
1. Movie Club – On November 4th from 2- 3 pm, the KFNV Movie Club will engage in a discussion of Citizenfour, a 2014 documentary film about Edward Snowden and the NSA spying scandal. Citizenfour received the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 87th Annual Academy Awards;
2. Highlight Event—On Wednesday, November 10th from 4-5 pm, the KFNV will welcome Chris Palmer, an author, speaker, award-winning wildlife film maker, and retired professor to offer 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. Among Professor Palmer’s many awards are two Emmys and an Oscar nomination for his film and television productions. Professor Palmer is currently the President of the Mac Gillivray Freeman Films Education Foundation, the worlds’ largest and most successful producer of IMAX films. 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
3. Book Club – On November 11th, the KFNV Book Club will discuss the book, The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith, the pen name for J.K. Rowling. The Cuckoo’s Calling is a 2013 crime fiction novel and is the first novel in the Cormoran Strike series of detective novels by Galbraith/Rowling.
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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Voicemail: (301) 799-8104
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.
INITIAL BUDGET PROCESS:
• 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.
HOW TO TAKE PART: To submit comments, email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
RCPD News Report: October 11, 2021 to October 17, 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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