April 2019
From Town Hall
  • Town Hall closed April 19- Good Friday
  • From the Selectman's Office- The BOS voted to approve a town referendum on a bond resolution for the Streetscape project. This commits the town to nothing, but allows us to get a plan in place to secure some accurate numbers. More info to follow.
  • From the Assessor's Office- Based on requirements set forth by the State, the Town of Kent offers a program for Elderly homeowners and Totally Disabled persons. Click here for more information. Application deadline is May 15.
  • From Kent Social Services - 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. Maximum gross income guidelines are as follows: household size 1/$35,116; 2/$45,920; 3/$56,725; 4/$67,530. To determine if your household qualifies for this program or to schedule an appointment, contact Leah Pullaro, Kent Social Services 860-927-1586
  • Watch BOS meetings live on YouTube. Click here for the link.
  • Inland Wetlands alternate needed - The Inland Wetlands Commission is looking for one resident to fill an alternate member spot. The Commission meets on the fourth Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. with site visits and special meetings as needed. The Commission regulates land use in accordance with the Kent Inland Wetland and Watercourses Regulations (to view, visit the Town’s website under the “Forms and Documents” tab). If you’re interested, please submit a letter with a brief description of your qualifications to: Landuseadmin@townofkentct.org. and feel free to come to a meeting.
  • From the Registrar of Voters- The Kent Registrar’s have begun the yearly Canvass of Voters as proscribed by CT law. If you receive a letter from the Registrar’s office, it is important that you open it and respond using the self-addressed stamped envelope that is enclosed. If you do not respond within the time allotted, your voter status will be changed from Active to In-Active, requiring you to fill out a new registration card the next time you come to vote.
  • From the Park & Rec Commission- The Kent Park and Recreation Commission has an opening for a commission member to fill a three-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.
  • Senior Trips- Kent Park and Recreation organizes monthly outings for Kent seniors utilizing the Northwest Connecticut Rural Transit District bus. These trips feature destinations within the State of Connecticut. The bus transportation is free, and passengers pay the cost of any other trip-related expenses, i.e., admission or tickets and meals. Click for trip info

Western CT Clean Air Action
Cricket Valley update # 9
The new air quality monitoring station at Kent School is now operating. We expect it to be fully operational soon. WCCAA anticipates holding a public meeting in summer 2019. In the meantime, you may contact WCCAA by email:  wccleanairaction@gmail.com, or visit our Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/groups/WCCAA/.
If you see helicopters around in the coming month, they are related to this project.
P ark & Recreation
Easter Egg Hunt: The annual Easter Egg Hunt for Kent youngsters ages 10 and under is
Saturday, April 13 at 10 a.m. on the lawn at Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard. The
inclement weather date is April 20. The hunt, sponsored by Kent Park and Recreation, features
two age groups, ages 5 and under on the front lawn and ages 6-10 on the back lawn. Youngsters may bring their own bags or baskets, and bags will be provided. For more information, call 860-927-1003.
Lifeguard Openings: Kent Park and Recreation is accepting applications for certified seasonal
lifeguards to work at Emery Park during summer 2019. Congenial work environment, flexible schedule, paid shift regardless of weather. Application available online at kentctparkandrecreation.com or call 860-927-1003. EOE.
Commission vacancy: The Kent Park and Recreation Commission has an opening for a commission member to fill a three-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.
Senior Activities
Art Group: meets Thursday mornings, 9:30-noon, Kent Senior Center, 16 Swifts Lane. Seniors are invited to join. Bring your own projects and supplies. There is no cost.
Friday senior luncheon: The program meets Fridays (no lunch April 19) at the Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane. The program is hosted in coordination with Kent, Marvelwood and South Kent Schools and Kent restaurants. The center opens at 11:30 a.m. and the meal is served at noon. The cost is $2/person. Reservations are not required. Call 860-927-1003 for more information.
Easter Luncheon: April 17 at noon at the Kent Senior Center. Menu includes glazed ham, augratin potatoes, roasted squash, pineapple rings, carrot cake. The suggested donation is $4/person. Advanced reservations required by calling 860-927-2055.
Prescription Drug Take Back Day
The Northwest Corner Prevention Network in partnership with the Kent Resident State Trooper w ill host Prescription Drug Take-Back Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard, Kent. Prevention Network representatives will hand out free lock-bags designed to safeguard prescription medications in homes, as well as literature and other promotional materials.
 
The event, held nationally twice yearly, provides families and community members with a free, safe and confidential way to dispose of unused and unwanted prescription drugs and medications. For more information, contact Lesly Ferris, 860-488-4126.
Click logo above for KML April events
KVFD
KVFD Corner
February call volume
26 EMS calls 12 Fire calls
Meet. Play. Flow & 7 Days of Wellness
April 4 thru April 10
Sponsored by the Kent Chamber of Commerce & RT Facts.
Click poster for more info
From the Kent Chamber of Commerce: Follow us on  Facebook  and  Instagram  to stay updated on events and local business happenings.
Kudos, Thanks and Congrats
*Congratulations to P&R Director Lesly Ferris, a published author again. This time in Parks and Rec Business magazine-April. Click the basketball to read the article.
Coffee For the Crew
Last Chance
Hopefully winter is over, but please consider adding a few $$ to the Highway Fund at Kent Coffee & Chocolate
Kent Informal Club
Kent Informal Club, April 17th Meeting, 2 P.M., Town Hall, first floor Meeting Room. Note date change
  All are Invited ...
The Kent Transfer Station
Shredding Day
Our annual shredding event will be April 27th from 9-1 at the Transfer Station. No charge and no limits. But please be sure that what you bring actually needs to be shredded. Paper with confidential private information, not magazines and junk mail.
*Kent Businesses*
Discover the Litchfield Hills
Check this new web site from the Northwest Hills Council of Governments. Watch a 6 minute video at The Hills .
Submit your business and events at : DiscoverLitchfieldHills.com

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
Kent Lions Club Scholarship
The Kent Lions Club awards up to three scholarships each year to students graduating from public and private high schools. Applicants must be a Kent Center School Class of 2015 graduate. Contact scholarship chairman Bruce Adams for an application. Submission deadline is May 15th.
April Kent Calendar
April 2- 4:30 p.m. - Monthly BOS meeting @ Town Hall
April 16 - 7:00 p.m.- Monthly BOF meeting at Town Hall
Save the dates in May
May 3- 7:00 p.m.- Annual Budget Hearing followed by a Town Meeting on the Streetscape Project. More info on the Town Meeting to come separately.
May 17- 7:00 p.m- Annual Budget vote



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860-927-4627 www.townofkentct.org