April 2018
  From Town Hall
  • From the Town Clerk: Would you like to be more informed of what your Town's Boards and Commissions are doing? You may subscribe to receive via e-mail notices of selected agendas and minutes. To sign up-click the Town seal above and utilize the "Subscribe" function at the bottom of the page.
  • From the Assessor- Click here for information on the 2018 real estate revaluation process
  • Watch BOS meetings live on YouTube. Click here for the link.
  • From Kent Social Services -Energy Assistance Program: Kent Social Services now is scheduling appointments for the CT Energy Assistance Program (EA) for electric heat households only. The application period ends May 1st. EA has specific gross income and asset limit requirements. Since the entire household benefits from this program, income and asset verification will be required for all adult household members. This year’s gross income guideline is: Household size 1/ Max income $34,366.28; Household size 2/Max income $44,940.52; Household size 3/$55,514.76. To determine if your household qualifies for this program or to schedule an appointment, contact Leah Pullaro, Kent Social Services 860-927-1586.
Important dates in the Town Budget process. Mark your calendar
  • April 5: Public hearing on regional school budget, 7 p.m., Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Falls Village, Room 133.
  • May 1: Referendum, Regional School Budget, noon-8 p.m., Kent Town Hall.
  • May 4: Annual Town Budget Hearing, 7 p.m., Kent Town Hall.
  • May 18: Annual Town Budget Vote, 7 p.m., Kent Town Hall.
From Kent Emergency Management
During the recent ice jam event, an overwhelming number of townspeople called and wanted to volunteer to assist. Because of this extraordinary outpouring, we, the OEM, would like to offer Kent residents a way that they can help by being trained in a classroom format by the Red Cross to assist the local OEM . The Red Cross offers many classes that cover all types of disasters for free, and this will provide trained volunteers to OEM should we ever need them. Sheltering is a course that the Kent OEM recommends because it covers all the basic needs in disasters in a 6-8 hour class. Any questions please email John Grant at johnnieg1004@yahoo.com. In order to hold a class in Kent, we would need at least 10 people to sign up.
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A few notes on recycling
  • Click on the photo for an up to date list of What is in and What is out in the ever changing world of recycling.
  • Box Tops for Education- We collect the little stamps that come on assorted food packages. They earn cash at .10 each for KCS. KCS has earned over $650 so far this year. Click on Boxtops for a list of eligible products.
  • Please see an attendant before putting anything in bulky waste.
  • Please use good judgement and common sense when leaving items in the swap shed or area.Don't leave electronics, broken/dirty stuff or food. And no one wants old software, yearbooks or out dated manuals.
Park & Recreation
National Walking Day Observance: A local observance of National Walking Day will be held Wednesday, April 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Kent Common Park, Swifts Lane. Join Kent Park and Recreation and Marvelwood School students and the New Milford VNA for a walk around the park’s track.
Martial Arts Class: Kent Park and Recreation’s Tang Soo Do class meets Mondays at the Kent Community House. Ages 7 through adult meet from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Registration fee is $70/10-week session; additional family members are $50. Martial arts training has been shown to reduce stress, increase confidence, self-discipline, focus and respect in addition to the self-defense benefits. The class is sponsored by USA Martial Arts of Woodbury, a member of the Cheezic Tang Soo Do Karate Federation. Register at class.
Qigong Class: Kent Park and Recreation sponsors Qigong Class with Christopher Kiely Wednesday mornings, 9 to 10:30, at the Kent Community House, North Main Street, Kent. Cost options are $80/month or $25/class. Qigong is a classical method of self-healing rooted in the longevity tradition of old China. Combining gentle physical movement with calm meditative focus, qigong utilizes the principles of Chinese Medicine to bring a new dimension to the concept of “exercise.” No experience is necessary, and the course is open to all ages. Register at class. For more information, contact instructor Chris at cloudhandy@yahoo.com or call 802-349-2725.
Senior activities
Senior Art Group: meets Thursday mornings, 9:30-noon, at the Kent Senior Center, 16 Swifts Lane. Bring own supplies, free.
Blood Pressure Screening: The New Milford Visiting Nurse Association holds monthly blood pressure screenings for Kent seniors on the first Wednesday of each month from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane. This service is offered free, and no appointment is necessary.
Wellness Clinic: The Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association, in cooperation with the Town of Kent, will sponsor a monthly Wellness Clinic for Kent residents of all ages monthly on the third Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Kent Senior Center, 16 Swifts Lane. The clinic will feature blood pressure, heart rate and pulse oximetry measurements, review of medications, health teaching specific to one’s medical condition. For more information, call 860-435-0816.
Paper Shredding @ Transfer Station &
Drug Take Back Day@ Town Hall April 28.
The Town of Kent will be holding the annual shredding event at the Transfer Station on April 28 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.All Kent residents are welcome . Please be selective about what you shred. Only paper that should not be viewed by others. Please no binders, large clips or books. No reservation needed.
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: The Northwest Corner Prevention Network in partnership with Troop B
and the Town of Kent and State Police at Troop L will host a Community Prescription Drug Take-Back
Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Troop B Barracks, Canaan, and Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green
Boulevard, Kent. The Prevention Network will hand out free Lockmed Lockbags designed to safeguard
prescription medications.
The event, held twice yearly, provides families and community members with a free, safe and confidential way
to dispose of unused and unwanted prescription drugs and medications. Questions about the Take-Back Day
may be directed to ncpncoalition@gmail.com.
The Kent Memorial Library would like to invite all Veterans to attend this event as their guest. Contact Marty Lindenmayer at 860-671-9746/mjlkent@gmail.com) or Andy Ocif (ph: 860-927-3318/aocif3318@charter.net to reserve a seat.



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KVFD
  KVFD Corner
KVFD call volume for February-
12 fire calls
26 EMS calls 
    Save the date
June 9th-Annual KVFD Ball
Kent Informal Club
Joel Viehland, the Owner and Chef, Swyft Restaurant, is the Kent Informal Club Guest Speaker at the April 11th Meeting. 2 P.M., Main Meeting Room, Town Hall. There will also be a history of the building
Coffee for the Crew & more
Winter is hopefully over . Many of you have generously donated to the coffee fund at Kent Coffee and Chocolate for our Town Crew guys. Thank you to all. The guys really appreciate it.
The crew would also like to thank JP Giffords for providing meals during storms,the folks at Sotheby's for a crew lunch at The Villager and all the residents who provide baked goods during the year
Scholarship Time
*The Kent Center School Scholarship Fund application deadline is May 1st. Students who attended both 7th and 8th grades at Kent Center School are eligible. Application forms can be found at kcssf.org
The Kent Center School Scholarship Fund Annual Appeal has had another successful year. The Fund has received donations from 205 people, for a total of $29, 035. Donations can still be sent to KCSSF, Box 794, Kent, CT 06757. All donations are 100% tax deductible.
*The Kent Lions Club Scholarship application is due on May 15. Contact Bruce Adams with questions or for an application. Housy students go to your Guidance Office.
Know Your Numbers:
Open to all . Do you want to know what your risk for diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease is? On April 23 rd , 10:00a.m.-Noon at Kent Town Hall, first floor meeting room nurses from New Milford VNA and Hospice will be available to check your weight, waist measurements, BMI, cholesterol and blood sugar followed by advice from the nurse. To schedule a 15 minute appointment, please call Leah Pullaro 860-927-1586 .
April Kent Calendar
April 9- 4:30 p.m. Monthly BOS meeting @ Town Hall- Note date change
April 3 and 24- 7:00 p.m.- BOF meeting at Town Hall- Note date change for 24th
April 28- Paper shredding and Prescription Drug Take Back-Info above

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