King Farm Weekly E-mail Blast: Friday, October 8, 2021

published: October 8th, 2021 by in E-Mail Blast, Uncategorized

Association News
Friday, October 8, 2021

Food Truck Friday
It’s Food Truck Friday night and Tacos Borrachos 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 Tacos
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.

Few Seats Left for New York City Holiday Day Trip
NYC is back open, and Broadway, the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular and other holiday activities are set to return to the Big Apple, and King Farm has scheduled the annual holiday bus trip to New York City. A chartered bus will leave King Farm’s Saddle Ridge Community Center on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 6:00 a.m. and will arrive in the heart of Rockefeller Center around 11:00 a.m. Residents will then be on their own to see the sights, catch a show, do a little holiday shopping, or just find a great place to eat. The bus will leave New York at 8:00 p.m. that evening and will arrive back in King Farm after midnight.

There are some rules and mandates in place for this year’s trip. As New York City has strict COVID-19 protocols, including the “Key to NYC Pass,” which, as of now, requires people age 12 and older to show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for entering restaurants, event spaces, bars, nightclubs, coffee shops, fast food and quick service locations with indoor dining, as well as movie theaters, music, and concert venues, including Broadway, museums, aquariums and zoos, professional sports arenas, indoor stadiums, convention centers, exhibition halls, performing arts theaters, bowling alleys, arcades, pool and billiard halls, recreational game centers, adult entertainment and indoor play areas.

To be eligible for this year’s King Farm NYC Bus Trip:
· All attendees over the age of 12 must have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and will be required to show proof of vaccination card at time of morning entry onto the bus.
-Children are permitted to attend but must be free from needing a car/booster seat.
·You will be required to wear a face mask the entire time while riding on the bus, for the health and wellbeing of yourself and other guests.
·We will be taking temperature checks upon first early morning entry onto the bus.
·We will not be filling the buses at full capacity to maintain some sort of social distancing for passengers.
·There are no exceptions to this year’s rules.

The cost to participate in the bus trip is $48.00 per person, this registration fee is non-refundable, unless you cancel at least 5 days prior to the trip. Deadline to register is November 10. To register please e-mail activities@kingfarm.org for a registration form. DO NOT just take or send money to the King Farm Management Office. Upon receipt of your e-mail, you will be given directions to submit your registration form and payment. This event is open to all King Farm residents and one (1) non-resident guest.

2022 Draft Budget
The initial 2022 draft budget is complete and there is no increase for the 2022 fiscal year.

The Budget & Finance Committee will host an open meeting via zoom to discuss the proposed budget. The meeting will be held on Monday, October 11th at 7:00 pm. See link below to register or visit our website to register (https://kingfarm.org/zoom-meeting-links/).

Zoom Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlceiuqD4iH9FDcP5mydw_FoXfkKZHsgQo

Comments or questions can be sent via email to management@kingfarm.org. Comments will be shared with the Budget & Finance Committee and the Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees is expected to vote on the 2022 Draft Budget at the October 27, 2021 or the November 17, 2021 Board Meeting.

King Farm Sweep the Creek Clean-Up Event
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16th, 2021 – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
• Pre-registration required by City of Rockville
• MCPS Student learning hours approved
• Register with Kate Gould at kategould@me.com
Join your community in cleaning up Watts Branch Creek and Watkins Pond!

MEET AT KING FARM PARK, corner of Deer Meadow Lane and Trotter Farm Drive, near the rest rooms, playground, and tennis courts.

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:

  • Architectural Design Trust (ADT) – Wednesday 10/13/2021 – 4:30 PM
  • Board of Code Compliance (BOCC) – Monday 10/18/2021 – 7:00 PM
  • Board of Trustees (BOT) – Wednesday 10/27/2021 – 7:30 PM
  • Budget & Finance – Monday 10/11/2021 – 7:00 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.

King Farm Neighbors Village News

Community Survey—Please Offer Your Input
As you may be aware, 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 King Farm Neighbors Village (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 on-line, 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.

On Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm, the KFNV Movie Club reviewed the movie, The Two Popes, a 2019 biographical drama directed by Fernando Meirelles and written by Anthony McCarten. The film stars Anthony Hopkins as Pope Benedict XVI who tries to convince Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio (the future Pope Francis) played by Jonathan Pryce to reconsider his decision to resign as an archbishop while confiding in Bergoglio that he is planning to abdicate his papal role. The performances of Hopkins and Pryce as well as the screenplay received high praise from the critics. Even more interesting is the casting of Mr. Pryce as Pope Francis; for Mr. Pryce is a dead ringer for Pope Francis.

Other October virtual events are:

  1. Thursday, October 14th from 12:30 – 2:00 pm, the KFNV Book Club will meet via Zoom to discuss the novel, Have You Seen Luis Velez? By prolific author Catherine Ryan Hyde, the novel tells the beautiful story of the relationship between an elderly, blind Holocaust survivor and a teen boy who feels like he doesn’t fit in anywhere. As one reviewer described the book,” …A tender tale of new families born of chance and the determination to bring light into darkness.” Kirkus;
  2. Coffee and Conversation —Wednesday, October 20th from 10:00-11:00 am, where Patricia Dubroof will facilitate a memory- making game session, and finally;
  3. 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,
  4. KFNV is encouraging its members to support the Alzheimer’s Walk that our community neighbor Ingleside at King Farm (Ingleside) is sponsoring on Wednesday, October 13th. The Walk will start at 701 King Farm Boulevard outside of the Ingleside fountain area with a ceremony at 2:30 pm and the Walk commencing at 2:40 pm. The Walk lengths are .5 mile and 1.1 miles. For more information and to sign up for the Walk, please visit the Alzheimer’s Organization website at: http://act.alz.org/goto/InglesideKF.

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
On behalf of EYA Development LLC, attached please find notice of a virtual Public Hearing for Project Plan Application PJT2021-00013 for redevelopment of 16160/16200 Frederick Road and Parcel P170. The virtual public hearing is scheduled to be held on Monday, October 18, at 7:00 p.m.