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

 

Homes for Sale - 0





WELCOME - NEW NEIGHBORS

Ron and Karen Fogg have moved into 281 Surrey Drive. We welcome them to Kingsfield.
Their cotact information is now in the updated community directory, which can be retrieved by clicking the Directory button in the left column.


LANDSCAPING IN THE COMMUNITY UNDERWAY

Bushes and ground cover at the entrance, which had become overgrown over the past 17 years, have been removed to make way for new bushes, perennials and flowers. Also, the hedges and trees were trimmed in order to provide a cleaner appearance.

Our landscape contractor has finished spreading mulch to all common-area beds and around street trees. This photo was taken by Kathy Linsenmaier as the large piles of mulch were deposited in a parking area on Westminster Lane on May 15.


SPRING WALK-THROUGHS COMPLETED

All homeowners have received a report on the main "walk-through" of the community by the Board of Directors and the Management Company. These items were observed: bushes at the rear and sides of some homes need to be trimmed; some decks need stain or repairs; some homes have mildew on siding, stucco or concrete walls; some shutters are faded and need to be painted; some mailboxes need to be repaired or replaced and some mailbox posts need to be straightened (see the article below).

The community will be reinspected in September to determine that homeowners have addressed the observed items above.

A separate community "walk-through" was conducted on May 20 to determine which common-area trees and bushes need to be trimmed tor removed. That work will be done in the near future.


MAILBOX AND POST REPAIRS

Homeowners who would like to have their mailbox posts straightened could call Travis Hetrick at Absolute Home Service at 215-799-9866 or send an E-mail to absolutehomeservice@yahoo.com. His company also will replace damaged mailboxes.

House numbers that match the original Bright Goldleaf Swirl numbers placed on mailboxes by the builder can be purchased from Display & Sign Center in Line Lexington. Click here for details. Their phone number is: 215-822-9469. The cost for house numbers for each side of the mailbox is about $20, plus tax.


UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Mens Lunch - Wednesday, July 5 - 1 p.m. - Hawkeye's - Rt. 113, Silverdale

Kingsfield Golf - Every Tuesday - Schedule at the Kingsfield Golf Button in the Left Column

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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HOA OFFICERS ELECTED

The three board members elected at the April 4 Annual Meeting elected officers at the April 13 Orginization Meeting of the Board of Directors. They are: Ed Tosten, president; Rick Cline, treasurer; and Tom Engleman, secretary. The Board also approved the Minutes of the Annual Meeting and approved one request for landscape and architectural alterations.


THREE INCUMBENTS ELECTED TO HOA BOARD

Homeowners attending the April 4 Annual Meeting of the Kingsfiel Community Association elected Ed Tosten, Rick Cline and Tom Engleman to the Board of Directors for a two-year term. Click here to view the Minutes of the meeting and the Management Agency report. All homeoweners will be sent the Minutes.


HOME-SERVICES INFORMATION UPDATED

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.

See the Home Services button in the left column to see the April 2017 update. The questionnaire on that page will be sent to Ed Tosten, president of the HOA, who will compile the listing of recommended vendors. 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.


FORMS BUTTON ADDED TO WEBSITE

The Forms button in the left column includes the revised Alteration Request Form and the Site License Form. The page includes instructions on how and where to submit a requests for landscape and architecural changes.


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HOME-MAINTENANCE TIPS

The following home-maintenance tips were discussed at a recent Mens Breakfast gathering:
- Run water in unused tubs, toilets and sinks from time to time.
- Check all power outlets to be sure there is a good electrical connection and replace bad outlets.
- Clean the dryer-duct hose periodically. See Jeff's ad above.
- Check all siding, stucco and concrete walls for mold and dirt stains. Clean if dirty.
- Check to be sure that water drains properly from pans beneath water heaters and furnaces.


COMMUNITY DIRECTORY

The directory of homeowners was updated in April. Click the "Directory" button in the left column; then enter the ID and password to view and print the directory. If your information is incorrect, please fill out the form on that page.


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.


REPLACEMENT WINDOWS OFFERED

Free windows are available for a limited time for homeowners whose windows have problems (fogging, water vapor inside the panes, etc.). Measure the width and height of the affected windows and call Bob Walker, who has offered up to 14 windows to Kingsfield residents. His phone number is in the community directory.


HOMES-FOR-SALE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcements about homes for sale in Kingsfield will be made at the top of this page when a for-sale sign appears in the planting bed in front of a house, when the house is listed for sale on a real estate company's website or when a homeowner contacts this website. Realtors can place advertisements on this site by clicking on the "Our Sponsors" button above.


DISPOSAL OF OLD PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

The closest place to dispose of old prescription drugs is at the back of the Souderton Borough police station. There is a slot on the garage wall to drop bottles of expired and unneeded drugs.

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


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.