Association News – Friday, October 29, 2021
Food Truck Friday – Canceled
Due to rainstorms throughout the day today and into the evening hours, Food Truck Friday has been canceled for tonight.
Halloween Glow Movie Night on the Lawn Tomorrow Night
We are keeping an eye on the weather for tomorrow night, but for now, join us for a Halloween themed glow movie night on the lawn tomorrow, 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!
Halloween Boo Bash – Registration Closed
Due to an overwhelming response, registration for the King Farm Boo Bash has closed. We are unable to accept anymore reservations to attend. There is a waitlist, so if you registered, but are no longer able to attend, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel your reservation Residents who signed up in advanced and are registered have received an e-mail confirmation of their registration. As a reminder, this event is for King Farm residents ONLY, no outside guests are permitted. **Please note: King Farm events and activities are ONLY for King Farm titleholders and citizens! Unless stated otherwise, events and activities are not open to the public.
City of Rockville/RHE Harvest Party – Sunday, October 31st 6-8pm
In partnership with Rockville Housing Enterprise and the City of Rockville, Mt Calvary Baptist Church will host an outdoor Harvest Party this Sunday, October 31st from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
Where: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church – 608 N. Horners Lane, Rockville, MD 20850
Please click here for official flyer.
City of Rockville – Storm Preparations, October 29, 2021
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning until 6:30 pm tonight for the area calling for additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2.5 inches.
The rain and high winds are expected to drop off significantly around 7 pm tonight.
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 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/). Upcoming Meetings: NOVEMBER: – 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 – 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! 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. Please notify Management (firstname.lastname@example.org) AT LEAST 1-2 business days prior to the hearing that you have resolved the outstanding violations. 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.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.
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 final date to respond to the survey is October 31st.
The KFNV ended its busy October with its virtual 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 presented a “History of the C & O Canal & Great Falls.” The participants thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Buglass’ engaging and informative talk about two of the great outdoor treasures of the area. This was Mr. Buglass’ second presentation to the KFNV, and we look forward to another presentation from Mr. Buglass in the future.
Looking forward to November, the KFNV has the following events planned:
- 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;
- 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;
- 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.
Montgomery County Lifts Its Indoor Mask Requirement After Achieving Seven Consecutive Days of ‘Moderate’ COVID-19 Transmission
Montgomery County suspended its mandate requiring masks or face coverings indoors in locations accessible to the public on Thursday, Oct. 28, after James Bridgers, the acting County health officer, announced that it achieved seven consecutive days of “moderate transmission” of COVID-19. To read the full article, please click here.
Notice of Virtual Public Meeting – 16200 Frederick Road / King Buick Redevelopment
Notice of Virtual Public Meeting on the Application Before the Mayor and Council of Rockville:Date: Monday, November 8, 2021Time: 7:00 p.m.On behalf of EYA Development LLC, please find notice of a virtual Public Meeting for Project Plan Application PJT2021-00013 for redevelopment of 16160/16200 Frederick Road (King Buick Development) and Parcel P170. The virtual public meeting is scheduled to be held on Monday, November 8, at 7:00 p.m. Details of the meeting with instructions on how to view it are included in the notice below. EYA-10-22-21-Notice-LetterKing Buick Project Site Plan
RCPD News Report: October 18, 2021 to October 24, 2021
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