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



 


Homes for Sale - 0


MANY THANKS TO THE 'ELVES'
WHO PUT UP KINGSFIELD'S HOLIDAY DECORATIONS

Led by Dave Lutcher, committee chair, volunteers for the "Elf" committee spent the morning of November 29 decorating the entrance and the gazebo.

Many thanks to all who came out to help: Bud and Patty Andersen, Eunice and Joe Camasso, Tozia Engleman, Jean Frey, Rod Grass, Dave Lutcher, Patty Mark, Ruth Moyer, Kate Pike, Linda Trauger and Greg Zaborny.


88 PERCENT OF HOMEOWNERS RESPONDED TO QUESTIONS;
ENTRANCE HEDGE WILL BE TRIMMED IN 2018

There was an exceptional response in November to the opinion survey on the appearance of the island at the entrance to the community.

Fifty-eight of the 66 Kingsfield homeowners responded to the questionnaire. That is a response rate of 88 percent.

Of those who responded, 64 percent want something done to improve the appearance of the island. Those opinions ranged from trimming the top one-third of the hedge to removing it and planting new bushes.

Considering that result as a clear opinion of two-thirds of homeowners, the Board of Directors has decided to trim the top of the hedge to approximately the height of the birds nest spruce at the end of the island. The work will be done early in 2018 when the hedge is dormant. The top branches are expected to fill out next spring and summer.


26 HOMES REPRESENTED AT HOA BUDGET MEETING;
2018 MONTHLY FEE APPROVED

The 2018 Kingsfield budget and monthly fee were approved at the meeting of homeowners on Thursday, November 16. Click on the blue text above to retrieve that information.

The meeting was attended by 37 people representing 26 of the 66 homes in the community. Minutes of the meeting are posted on this website and will be sent to all homeowners. Click here to read the Minutes and the Management Agency Report presented by Janice Shearer of Grosse & Quade Management Services.


LANDSCAPING CALENDAR, PROCEDURES ANNOUNCED

The calendar for 2018 landscaping projects and grounds-maintenance procedures our contractor agreed to follow now are available for homeowners to retrieve.

The Board of Directors hopes homeowners will be our "eyes" as work is done in our community next year. Should there be questions about any work that was done (or not done), the Board liaison for landscaping should be contacted promptly so any problems can be resolved quickly.


UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Mens Breakfast - Saturday, Dec. 16 - 9 a.m. - Heritage Restaurant, Route 113, Franconia Village

Ladies Holiday Lunch - Tuesday, Dec. 19 - Noon - Joseph Ambler Inn, 1005 Horsham Road, North Wales

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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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 during the past few years and have received substantial decreases in the amount of taxes owed.

Homeowners who wish to appeal their property tax assessments in 2018 (for possible reductions in 2019) must file their appeals by August 1, 2018. 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 a general 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.
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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 2019 property tax bills could be.

The Kingsfield HOA does not guarantee that this amount will be what Montgomery County decides your assessed home value or your property tax will be.