An Active-Adult Community
of 66 Single-Family Homes
Located in Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania



 



Homes for Sale - 0


FRANK BUONAIUTO NAMED BOARD PRESIDENT

The Board of Directors elected Frank Buonaiuto as a Board member on October 19 to fill the vacancy created by Dave Fazio, who resigned from Board on September 30.

Frank and his wife, Pam, live at 294 Westminster Lane. He will serve the remainder of Fazio's term as Board president, which ends at the next election of Board members in April 2019.

Click here to read the Minutes of the Executive Board Meeting where Frank was elected.


FALL CLEANUP INFORMATION

Two "Fall Cleanups" are scheduled for Kingsfield ... one in October and one in November. The October leaf cleanup will be done on Westminster Lane and the November cleanup will be done for the rest of the community.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL MEET NOVEMBER 2

The Kingsfield Board of Directors will meet at 10 a.m., Thursday, November 2, to prepare an agenda and the 2018 budget to present to homeowners at the November 16 HOA meeting (see below). Information about this BOD meeting will be sent to all homeowners.


SAVE THE DATE - HOA BUDGET MEETING NOVEMBER 16

The Kingsfield Community Association will hold its 2018 budget meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, November 16, at the Franconia Township Municipal Building on Allentown Road.

The Board of Directors strongly encourages ALL homeowners to attend. The meeting agenda and proposed 2018 budget will be mailed in advance of the meeting.


UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Mens Breakfast - Saturday, Oct. 28 - 9 a.m. - A&N Diner, Old Bethlehem Pike, Sellersville

Book Club - 2nd Monday Every Month - Noon - Lunch at Souderton Mennonite Homes

Bridge Club - 2nd & 4th Monday Afternoons

Click the the "Activities" button in the left column for details about these and other Kingsfield activities.

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BUSINESS CARDS

THANK YOU FOR THE FLAG

Thanks to Jeff and Judy Koenig for donating the new flag for our entrance. It was raised on October 9, replacing the faded one.


BEWARE OF SOLICITORS

Some "utility" solicitors recently bothered our neighbors in Lions Gate. This message, which was sent to their homeowners, is a good one that our Kingsfield homeowners should consider:

"Recently homeowners received a mailing concerning meters being changed in the community, but they will not be entering homes. Please call the police if you are solicited at your home and do not open your home to anyone unless you know them."

We have a "No Soliciting" sign posted at our entrance. The non-emergency phone number for the Franconia Township Police Department is 215-723-6777 .


HOME-SERVICES INFORMATION UPDATED

The Management Company has provided the Board of Directors the names and phone numbers of several firms that have helped the area's homeowners with household and outside projects such as landscaping, handyman and tree work.

See the Home Services button in the left column to see the August 2017 update.

Information on the Home Services pages are not endorsements of the Board of Directors. Homeowners are reminded that any work done outside homes must have Board approval by submitting an Alteration Request Form. Any work proposed in the Common Area also requires a Site License Request Form. Tap the Forms button at the top of this page to retrieve those forms.

Home Services recommendations of Kingsfield residents are posted on a private, secured page for homeowners to read as they are considering having work done on their homes. To get the ID and password to view that page, click here.

There are many reasons to keep up with home maintenance. See the Maintenance Tips button in the left column for some suggestions specific to Kingsfield homes. This page also is posted on a private, secured page.


FRANCONIA POLICE WEBSITE OFFERS SAFETY TIPS

Click here to read the Franconia Township police department's web page, which offers information about where to drop off unused and expired drugs, a change in the requirements for a concealed weapons permit, and a registry for special-needs residents.

Never place bottles of prescription drugs in the regular trash containers in our neighborhood, and NEVER flush pills or liquid drugs down the drain.

Click here for information about internet safety and free senior adult safety presentations.


ID AND PASSWORD NEEDED FOR SOME PAGES

The Directory and HOA Reports sections require an ID and password. If you misplace your ID and password, contact: webmaster@kingsfieldhoa.org.

Also, everyone should refresh their website browsers from time to time to read updated files such as the directory of homeowers. Those who have questions about how to do that can click the "webmaster" text above.


LOOKING FOR PROPERTY TAX RELIEF?

Sick of paying high property taxes? You'll be glad to know that several Kingsfield homeowners appealed their property tax assessments last year and have received substantial decreases in the amount of taxes owed.

Homeowners who wish to appeal their property tax assessments in 2017 (for possible reductions in 2018) must file their appeals by August 1, 2017. Click here to retrieve the blank form to make the appeal. You will need to write on that form the current "County Assessment" value and the "Parcel #" printed at the top right of your latest property tax bill.

To get an idea how much money can be saved, homeowners can use an "Assessment Calculator" prepared by a Kingsfield resident. Click here to download that calculator, which is an Excel spreadsheet.

Two pieces of information are needed to get the calculator to work:

First, find the current "County Assessment" value printed at the top right of the latest property tax bill. That amount should be entered in the left box at the top of the calculator page. Second, type in the other box at the top of the page an amount you think your house is worth if it were to be sold today. The calculator then will show you how much your 2018 property tax bills should be.