May 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 - Renter’s Rebate Program: If you are a senior 65+ or a person with a disability, and pay rent or share rent for an apartment, a cooperative, congregate housing, subsidized housing, or for a rooming house, you may be eligible for this program. The application period is April 1 to October 1, 2018. The rebate amount you may receive is based on a graduated income scale and the amount of rent and utility payments you made in the PRIOR year (2017). Income limits: single person $35,300.00; married couple $43,000. Those that apply must meet at least one of the following criteria: Individual or spouse must be 65 years of age or older as of December 31, 2017. Renter must be 50 years of age or older and the surviving spouse of a renter who at the time of death had qualified and was entitled to this program (provided the couple was living together at the time of death). Renter must be 18 years of age or older who is permanently and totally disabled under Social Security Disability guidelines. All Renters must have resided in the State of Connecticut for at least one year at any given time. To schedule an appointment, contact Leah Pullaro, Kent Social Services 860-927-1586.
Important dates in the Town Budget process. Mark your calendar
  • May 8: Referendum, Regional School Budget, noon-8 p.m., Kent Town Hall.
  • May 4: Annual Town Budget Hearing, 7 p.m., Kent Town Hall. Click for link to full budget.
  • May 18: Annual Town Budget Vote, 7 p.m., Kent Town Hall.
From Kent Emergency Management
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From the Town Clerk
It will be time to Register Your Dog(s) soon! Town Clerk's office - starting Friday June 1st.
Please note there will be Rabies Clinic held June 9th ,2 - 4 p.m. at Housatonic Valley Reg. High School in Falls Village.
PATCO update
A change in ownership of PATCO will take place in mid May. It is not closing. More news to come.
KVFD
KFVD Presents the 107th Annual Fireman's Ball
107 years ago the Kent Volunteer Fire Department hosted its first Ball. It was an event that brought out the townspeople not only to support the department but also to bring our community together. Our town relies on volunteers in many ways, and the fire department fulfills a huge need – responding to more than 500 emergency calls a year. I encourage you to attend the Ball in a show of support for these volunteers who work very hard to help us in times of need.
 This year some of the old traditions are back. Past Fire Chief Bill Tobin will be overseeing the roast beef.There will be live music, door prizes and the Grand March. Please join us for a festive evening on Saturday June 9th.  Purchase tickets at the Town Clerk's office in Town Hall, Kent Fabrics or Kent Wine & Spirits. Reservations are highly recommended- email   Ball@kentfire.org. This is a unique event that brings our town together. We look forward to seeing you there.
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.
Thanks, Congrats & Kudos
* Congratulations to Coach Matt Plante and his players at South Kent School who just became U18 USA National Hockey Champs.
* Congratulations to the Kent Art Association who just celebrated their 95th Anniversary.
* Thank you to the Kent Lions Club for its $1,000 donation to the Kent Food Bank.
* Also thank you to the Lions for their recent work on the KCS ball-field. Many Lions pitched in over 2 days to refurbish the dugouts and backstop. They've never looked better.
* Kudos to the Kent School student organizers of the Call To Action march last week. Behavior was exemplary, and the speeches were passionate.
Click logo above for KML May events
All Elections are held on a Tuesday in the large meeting room of the Kent Town Hall              
May 8: 12 Noon - 8 pm—Referendum on the Region 1 school budget May 14: Monday at Midnight—Last Day to Change Parties for primary . Anyone who wants to change their party affiliation from one Major Party to the other or from a Minor Party to a Major Party in order to vote in that primary has up to Midnight on Monday, May 14 (90 Days before a Primary). Unaffiliated voters and new voters have until NOON on August 13th to register and/or join a party. CT does not have ‘Same Day Registration’ for Primaries.
Park & Recreation
Camp Kent registration: Registration opens for Camp Kent 2018 Wednesday, May 16, 7-8p.m., Kent Town Hall. Camp, open to youngsters entering grades 1 through 8 in the fall,meets Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Emery Park, 42 Segar Mountain Road, Kent. The 2018 program will run June 25 through August 17 at a cost of $105/week for Kent residents;$135/week for non-residents with a $5 discount for siblings attending the same week. The camp day features sports and games, arts and crafts, swimming around daily themes as well as Club Getaway Days, Friday BBQ, weekly story hour with the Kent Memorial Library. New this year:field trip to Maritime Museum and bowling (additional costs) and hands-on experience with basic farming techniques and local produce with Abigail LaFontan of Kent. Registration also will be accepted starting May 17 via email to parkandrec@townofkentct.org or by calling 860-927-1003. Scholarship assistance provided by Kent Community Fund available to Kent residents by speaking with director Lesly Ferris, 860-927- 1003.
Commission Vacancy: The Kent Park and Recreation Commission has an opening for a commission member to fill an unexpired three-year seat and an alternate to fill an unexpired one-year seat. The commission meets the third Monday of the month (mostly), 7 p.m., Kent Town Hall. The commission is charged with oversight of the Town’s recreational programs and two parks. Electors of the Town of Kent should express their interest in being considered and their background in writing to Kent Park and Recreation Commission, P.O. Box 678, Kent 06757 or email parkandrec@townofkentct.org. Please reply by May 18.
Save the Dates: Summer concert series returns: June 28, July 19, July 26 and August 2, 6-8 p.m. on the lawn outside Kent Town Hall. Free series hosted by Kent Park and Recreation; co-sponsored by Kent Lions Club. Bands will be announced. Inclement weather site is Kent Community House. Emery Park Open House: June 29, 4:30-6 p.m. BBQ dinner, entertainment,giveaways, discounted season park pass sales (save $10). Free.
Senior activities
Mother’s Day Luncheon at Senior Center: A Mother’s Day Luncheon for senior citizens is Wednesday, May 9 at noon at the Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane. Menu is Chicken Florentine,roasted red potatoes, peas and onions, lemon layer cake. Suggested donation is $4/person.Advanced reservations required by calling 860-927- 2055.

Memorial Day Luncheon: Kent Seniors’ Memorial Day celebration luncheon is Wednesday, May 23 at noon at the Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane. Menu is cheeseburger, sautéed onions/peppers, potato salad, baked beans, blueberry pie. Suggested donation is $4/person. Advanced reservations required by calling 860-927- 2055.

Friday Senior Lunch: The last lunch of the school year is May 25. The program meets Fridays at noon at the Kent Senior Center. Lunch is provided by Kent, Marvelwood and South Kent Schools and Kent restaurants. Cost is $2/person

Save the Date: Regional Senior Luncheon is June 15, noon, The Grove, Lakeville. Free buffet lunch, door prizes, bingo.
Another success story for Kent Affordable Housing
Kent Affordable Housing is holding an Open House on Friday, June 1 from 3-5pm for the newly constructed units at Stuart Farm Apartments, 15 Maple Street Ext. in Kent. Tours and refreshments available.
Kent Land Trust Wine Tasting
This Saturday, May 5th: Spring Wine Tasting to benefit the Kent Land Trust, 5:00 – 7:30 pm at R.T. Facts Gallery and hosted by Kent Wine & Spirit. Tickets $45 ($50 at the door) available through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8th-annual-kent-wine-spring-tasting-for-the-kent-land-trust-tickets-45141651896. Special Early-Bird Reception tickets also on sale.


KVFD
  KVFD Corner
KVFD March call volume
41 fire 26 EMS calls 
    Save the date
June 9th-Annual KVFD Ball
Kent Informal Club
May 9 at 2 p.m. at Town Hall
Kent Historical Society President Mike Everett
All About Kent
KIC meetings are always free and open to the public
Boys State and Girls State
The American Legion Hall-Jennings Post 153 in Kent again will
sponsor one high school boy and one girl who are interested in
attending a one-week Boys State (June 23-28) and a Girls State
(June 24-29) program. Junior high school students permanently
residing in Kent or attending one of the private schools, who
are interested in developing confidence and leadership skills,
are invited to apply.
Interested applicants should contact Andrew Ocif, Adjutant of
Post # 153, at 860-927- 3318, e-mail, aocif3318@charter.net or
Martin Lindenmayer, Commander, at 860-671- 9746, e-mail,
For additional information visit www.ctboysstate.com for the
boys’ program and www.alalgs.org for the girls’ program.
Applications are available online at those web sites.
Scholarship Time

*The Kent Lions Club Scholarship application is due on May 15. Contact Bruce Adams with questions or for an application. Housatonic students go to your Guidance Office. Non-Housatonic seniors living in Kent should have gotten a letter.
May Kent Calendar
May 1- 4:30 p.m. Monthly BOS meeting @ Town Hall
May 4- 7:00- Annual Budget Hearing- Town Hall
May 8- Region 1 School referendum 12 a.m- 8 p.m. @ Town Hall. Clic k for budget link.
May 15- 7:00 p.m.- BOF meeting at Town Hall- Cancellation is possible.
May 18- 7:00 p.m.- Annual Town Budget vote- Town Hall
May 28- Memorial Day Parade- Steps off at 9:30 from Kent Center School


The Town of Kent is an equal opportunity provider and employer., PO Box 678, Kent, CT 06757
860-927-4627 www.townofkentct.org