King Farm Update
KING FARM CITIZENS ASSEMBLY (KFCA) 2020 BUDGET APPROVED
Attached is the King Farm Citizens Assembly (KFCA) 2020 Budget approved by the Board of Trustees during the November 20, 2019 Board Meeting. The King Farm Conservancy (the organization responsible for the shuttle services) fees are listed as well. The new 2020 KFCA & Conservancy fees will be effective January 1, 2020. Please Click this link for more information.
SHAWN PAPADIMITRIS, ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER, LEAVING KING FARM
It is with deep regret that I am announcing the resignation of Shawn Papadimitris. Shawn’s last day will be Friday, December 6, 2019.
Since Shawn joined King Farm 3 years ago, she has been a valuable and well respected member of the Management Team. She is appreciated by her co-workers, committee members, Board members, and residents of King Farm who interacted with her. Her work and contribution, including the extended hours of dedication, are greatly valued. We will miss Shawn’s bight personality and professionalism.
Let us all wish Shawn good luck on her new endeavor. Please feel free to stop by to congratulate her and say farewell.
COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
- ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN TRUST
- BUDGET AND FINANCE
- EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
For committee descriptions, please click the following link 2019.Committee.Descriptions.pdf or contact the Management Office for additional information. If you would like to be considered for a committee, please submit in writing your name, address, any relevant qualifications, and why you would like to be a member of the committee to email@example.com. If you have questions, email or call the management office.
KING FARM ACTIVITIES
We’re Heading to New York City in December
WE HAVE 3 SEATS LEFT!
King Farm is heading to New York City for the holidays for a day trip! A chartered bus will leave King Farm’s Saddle Ridge Community Center on Saturday, December 7, 2019 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 8:30 p.m. and will arrive back in King Farm after midnight. The cost to participate in the bus trip is $48.00 per person, this registration fee is non-refundable. To register please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form. Upon receipt of your e-mail, information will be given as to how to pay and secure your seats on the bus. This event is open to all King Farm residents and one (1) non-resident guest. Children are permitted to attend but must be free from needing a car/booster seat. Space is limited to the first 56 people who register and submit their payment. Please e-mail email@example.com for a registration form.
ROCKVILLE’S FALL LEAF COLLECTION
The City of Rockville will vacuum leaves from King Farm curbs November 25-29. Rake leaves next to, but out of, roadways, gutters and bike lanes, and away from parked vehicles. Leaves should be raked by 6 a.m. on the first day of their collection period, but no earlier than one week before the collection dates to avoid grass damage or fire hazards. Remove sticks and other objects from leaf piles. Avoid parking near leaf piles or other vehicles.
After the collection period ends, use biodegradable paper lawn bags or 32-gallon trash cans (without plastic garbage bags) to set leaves out on your refuse and recycling collection day. Use alternative disposal methods such as mulching or composting. Do not dump leaves, grass clippings or other yard waste into storm drains, along stream banks or directly into streams, where they can cause blockages that contribute to localized flooding or release nutrients that lead to fish kills. Our community landscapers will also be doing supplemental pickups throughout the community.
DONATIONS NEEDED FOR HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE
The holidays are a time for giving as well as spreading that holiday spirit! This season you can play a small part in helping to make the holidays a little brighter for those less fortunate children in our area. The King Farm Citizens Assembly will once again be hosting the annual Holiday Toy Drive!
All residents are encouraged and invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy for donation to the toy drive starting now through Friday, December 13, 2019. Donations will be accepted during normal business hours (Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or after hours if you have the key fob to access the side fitness room door.
This is your chance to do something special this season for children in our local Rockville community. We thank you in advance for your generous donations and giving spirit!
2019 EXTERIOR MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONS
Please take a moment to read the following attachments regarding the inspection process: 2019 Exterior Maintenance Inspections and Inspection FAQ.
These attachments were created to help answer and clarify questions that have asked during this year’s exterior maintenance inspections. If you received a notice and corrected the items, a re-inspection will occur after the date listed on the notice.
CLICK THIS LINK Inspections FAQ.
CLICK THIS LINK 2019 Exterior Maintenance Inspection.
KING FARM NEIGHBORS VILLAGE (KFNV) EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER & DECEMBER
KFNV Volunteer Training- Wednesday, December 04,
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Note: The monthly KFNV Coffee & Conversation Group will not meet in December due to the holidays.
All KFNV events are held at the Community Center. For more details go to the King Farm Neighbors Village website at kfnv.org.
CITY OF ROCKVILLE NEWS
The City of Rockville will be replacing concrete sidewalks and apron starting Monday December 2nd, if weather permits, on the following streets below.
1. Watkins Pond Overlook (from Watkins Pond Boulevard to Silver King Lane)
2. Dunloggin Drive (from Barndside Place to Silver King Lane)
3. Wickwood Drive (from Barndside Place to Silver King Lane)
4. Grand Champion Drive (from Watkins Pond Boulevard to Silver King Lane)
5. Yarrow Drive (from Watkins Pond Boulevard to Creek Valley Lane)
6. Trotter Farm Drive (from Watkins Pond Boulevard to Creek Valley Lane)
Rockville’s Mayor and Council Celebrate Municipal Government Works Month
The City Joins MML in Recognizing the Contributions of Municipal Government.
In an effort to highlight the benefits of town and city government, Rockville’s Mayor and Council proclaimed November Municipal Government Works Month at their Monday, Nov. 18 meeting.
The Maryland Municipal League (MML) promotes Municipal Government Works Month to raise awareness about the services municipal governments offer residents and to encourage community participation.
“Rockville, like many other municipalities, enhances the quality of life through a variety of programs, services, and initiatives, which help to make Maryland a great place to live, work and explore,” the proclamation states.
The City of Rockville was incorporated in 1860 and is one of 157 Maryland municipalities.
Cities and towns throughout Maryland have celebrated Municipal Government Works Month since 1993 as a way to educate community members about the role and function of their government.
Recognition of Municipal Government Works Month is a requirement of MML’s Banner City Program. The program fosters teamwork among municipal officials and recognizes cities and towns for exceptional participation in MML programs and activities.
MML has recognized Rockville as a Banner City for the past nine years, a designation that recognizes the municipality as one of the league's most engaged members. The city is working toward a 2020 Banner City recognition.