January 2018
  From Town Hall
  • Town Hall closed : January 15- Martin Luther King, Jr Day
  • 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 Tax Collector- The only taxes that can be paid at this time are the second half of Real Estate, supplemental motor vehicle tax and Personal Property tax which are due January 1, 2018. Please contact the Tax Collector's office at 860-927-4541 or taxcollector@townofkentct.org
  • Watch BOS meetings live on YouTube. Click on Town logo for the link.
  • From Kent Social Services - Kent Social Services hours are now:Tuesday - Friday 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.3rd Saturday each month 9 a.m.- 2p.m. . Energy Assistance Applications
Kent Social Services is now accepting appointments for the Energy Assistance Program. This is a winter heating assistance program with specific income and asset requirements for participation.If you have any questions, wish to be screened for eligibility, or to make an appointment, please call Leah Pullaro, Social Services Director 860-927-1586.
Park & Recreation
Adult Men’s League Basketball: Kent Park and Recreation sponsors the program Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at Kent Center School gymnasium, 9 Judd Avenue. Free. The program will not meet January 24 and February 7, early dismissal days at the school. Call 860-927-1003 for more information.
Figure Skating Lessons: Kent Park and Recreation will offer figure skating lessons for boys and girls, ages 6 and up, 7-8 a.m. at the Kent School ice rink. Session two with Marika Coolbeth is January 6, 13, 20, 27; session three with Marika Coolbeth is February 3, 10, 17, 24. Lessons for beginning students are 7-7:30 a.m.; intermediate and above meet 7:30-8 a.m. Students registered for lessons (only) may skate during the 30 minutes opposite their lesson time. Cost is $44/student per session. Registration form available in the Park and Recreation office, Town Hall, and online at kentctparkandrecreation.com. Call 860-927-1003 for more information.
Winter Ice Skating: Kent Park and Recreation in cooperation with South Kent School will host winter ice skating at the SKS ice rink, 40 Bull’s Bridge Road as follows: open skate: January 7, 2:45-4:45 p.m.; January 14, 2-4 p.m.; January 27, 2-4 p.m.; February 4, 1-3 p.m.; February 11 and 18, 2:30-4:30 p.m.; February 25, March 4, 11, 18 and 25: 2-4 p.m. A park pass is required and can be purchased at the rink during skating hours. Skaters must wear hat and skates on the ice. For more information, call 860-927-1003.
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. New session begins January 22. 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
Senior activities
S enior Mat Yoga Class: Kent Park and Recreation is gauging interest in a Yoga class for senior citizens with Kristin Wilkins Tuesday mornings, 9-10, at the Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane,that would start February 6 and run eight weeks at a cost of $60 for the session.Mat yoga class is designed for those looking to increase joint mobility, reduce stress and anxiety and maintain muscle flexibility. The class also would encourage the connection of mind, body and spirit to remain healthy and strong while reducing the effects of aging.Yoga mat required. Dress is comfortable and relaxed. Pre-registration is required by calling Kent Park and Recreation at 860-927- 1003. The program would be offered if there is sufficient interest.
Senior Art Group: meets Thursday mornings, 9:30-noon, at the Kent Senior Center, 16 Swift Lane. Bring own supplies, free.
The Quality Thrift Shop announces new Saturday hours for the winter months. Starting January 6th, the store will be open 12 to 4 p.m.. Tuesdays through Fridays will remain the same, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
KVFD
  KVFD Corner
  KVFD call volume for
November- 20 fire calls, 21 EMS calls 
     YTD- 183 fire, 338 EMS
Firefighter I course in Brookfield starting Jan 4th
Kent Informal Club
         No January meeting  
                back in February.
Coffee for the Crew
Most people agree that our road crew is one of the best in the area. Rick, Peter, Mike, Jerry, TJ and John do a great job keeping our roads amd sidewalks safe in the winter. I have set up an account at Kent Coffee & Chocolate for us to show our appreciation by buying them coffee. Please consider adding to the fund. The guys truly appreciate it.
Thank You
*To all the people who bought my wife's illustrated recipes. Over $1,300 to the Kent Food Bank. I have plenty more. Stop in.
*To all the businesses, people and organizations that contributed to another successful Santa Fund and Holiday Food Program. 17 Kent children had a great Christmas thanks to your generosity. And 31 Kent families enjoyed a bounteous Christmas dinner. Special thanks to Lesly Ferris and Joyce Kearns for running the Santa Fund again. And thanks to Leah Pullaro, Rob Hayes and Linda Palmer for assembling and distributing the dinners.
* To the KVFD for the Parade of Lights, Stuff a Truck and Santa Express.
January Kent Calendar
Jan. 2- 4:30 p.m Monthly BOS meeting @ Town Hall
Jan. 16- 7:00 p.m.- Monthly BOF meeting at Town Hall
Jan. 18- 7:00 p.m.- Annual Town Meeting at Town Hall
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860-927-4627 www.townofkentct.org