August 2019
From Town Hall
  • From Kent Center School- Kent Center School playground will be off limits August 5-10 due to maintenance.
  • From the Tax Collector- The first installment of the Real Estate, Personal Property and the Motor Vehicle tax for the Grand List of 2018 is due and payable July 1, 2019. The first installment of the Real Estate, Personal Property and Motor Vehicle tax for the Grand List of 2018 will become delinquent on Friday, August 2, 2019.
Bills may be viewed on line by going to the Tax Collector’s page of the Town of Kent website at www.townofkentct.org.
Payment also is welcome through the mail at P. O. Box 311, Kent, Connecticut 06757. Credit cards are not accepted in the office but you may pay online by going to www.officialpayments.com.
                                                      Deborah Devaux  CCMC
                                                            Tax Collector
                                                         
  • From Kent Social Services - Renter’s Rebate Program: If you are a senior 65+ or a person with a disability, and pay 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, 2019. 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 (2018). Income limits: single person $36,000.00; married couple $43,900. 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, 2018. 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.
  • Watch BOS meetings live on YouTube. Click here for the link.

Western CT Clean Air Action
Cricket Valley update # 12
Envisioned just one year ago, WCCAA's air quality monitoring network is largely in place. Air monitoring devices have been installed at Kent School, Canterbury School, the High Watch Recovery Center in Kent, and in the Towns of Cornwall, Sharon, Sherman, and Washington. Warren will be installing an eighth device soon. Air quality data are being collected across our region in advance of the opening of the Cricket Valley Energy Center in Dover Plains, New York. WCCAA thanks our many project partners and the State of Connecticut for ongoing support.
For more information, contact WCCAA by email, wccleanairaction@gmail.com, or visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/WCCAA/.
P ark & Recreation
Camp Kent: Openings available for 2019 Camp Kent program, which will run through August
16, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Emery Park. The program is open to youngsters
entering grades one through eight in the fall and features sports and games, arts and crafts,
swimming, field trips, Club Getaway days. Cost is $105/week for Kent residents; $135/week for
non-residents with a $5 discount for siblings attending in the same week; some additional costs for field trips. Forms are available online at kentctparkandrecreation.com. Register by phone to860-927-1003; in the office or via email to parkandrec@townofkentct.org.
Emery Park/Open House: the park, 42 Segar Mountain Road, is open for seasonal swimming Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A park pass is required and can be purchased at the park during business hours at a cost of $35 for residents; $65 for non-residents and free to residents over age 65.
The Park and Recreation Commission will host an open house Thursday, August 15, 4:30-6 p.m. at Emery Park. FREE. BBQ dinner and entertainment. Join us to celebrate the closing days of summer.
After-School Program: the program, open to youngsters entering kindergarten through sixth grade, resumes August 26 and meets at Kent Center School weekdays, 3 to 5:30 p.m., following the KCS calendar. The program features homework and snack times, arts and crafts and games.
The cost is $11/child/day. Limited scholarship assistance available courtesy of the Kent Community Fund. Youngsters must be registered to attend; new registration forms required each school year. Registration forms available on the website: kentctparkandrecreation.com or call 860-927-1003.
After-School Program counselor: Kent Park and Recreation is accepting applications for counselor to work at the After-School Program for the 2019-2020 school year, following the Kent Center School calendar. Program meets Monday-Friday, 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Kent Center School. Details and job application available at kentctparkandrecreation.com or email
parkandrec@townofkentct.org to request information. EOE
Tang Soo Do: Kent Park and Recreation’s Tang Soo Do classes meet Mondays at the Kent Community House, North Main Street. The Kid Kicks class for ages 4-7 returns and will meet from 6 to 6:30 p.m.; ages 7 and older meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; weapons and advanced forms will meet every other week at 7:35 p.m. Registration fee is $80/10-week session; additional family members are $60/session. The class is sponsored by USA Martial Arts of Woodbury, a member of the Cheezic Tang Soo Do Karate Federation. Registration will be accepted at class. Call 860-927-1003 for more information.
Senior Activities
Labor Day Party: The Annual Labor Day Party for Kent seniors is August 28 at the Kent Senior Center. The menu features hamburger w/condiments, potato salad, beet salad, triplechocolate brownie. Suggested donation is $4/person. Advanced reservations required by calling 860-927-2055.
Click logo above for KML August events
A word from Social Services Director Leah Pullaro
Though all donations to Kent Social Services are much appreciated, items must be pre-approved by the Social Services Director 860-927-1586 prior to dropping off at town hall. Most programs have limited storage space available. Thank you for your understanding.
Leah Pullaro, LMSW
Town of Kent
Director of Social Services
Municipal Agent for the Elderly
KVFD
KVFD Corner
June call volume
34 EMS calls
13 Fire calls
Household Hazardous Waste Free Drop-Off October 5th in NM
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Kudos, Thanks and Congrats
*Kent Social Services would like to thank Jane Zatlin and the Kent Quilters for all their fund raising efforts in support of the Kent Back to School Program. They raised almost four thousand dollars which was integral to getting this program off the ground. Also a special thank you to Megan Sokolnicki and Kent School for their support as well. This year 21 Kent School children will start the year ready to learn.
Kent Volunteer Fire Department Annual Golf Outing at the Bulls Bridge Golf Club. September 9, 2019.
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Support KVFD
The Kent Transfer Station
New passes are now required. The yellow one is expired and the brown one is in place. Purchase at Town Hall or the Transfer Station. Don't use the Transfer Station? This is a perfect time to make the switch from curbside pickup and join the growing number of residents using the transfer station.
Only $150 for the year, $135 for all of us over 65. And we take almost everything.
We will be checking for new passes in August.
KML Carnival is coming.
The Kent Memorial Library is excited to present the second annual Kent Carnival on Saturday, August 31, 2019 (rain-date: Monday September 2) at Golden Falcon Field, 20 North Main Street, Kent from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Golden Falcon Field will be buzzing with activities for all ages of family fun! The carnival is for all ages – children, teens, and parents alike! There will be pony rides, touch-a-truck, a bouncy house, balloon animals, s’mores, shooting gallery, and more! Make sure you come visit the TAB carnival game booths and win some awesome prizes! Wrist bands will be for sale to allow children to play all games for $3.00 each or two for $5.00. The Lions Club will be cooking lunch, too.
If you represent a non-profit organization and this is something you’d like to participate in, please call Sarah Marshall at the Library to discuss at 860.927.3761 or smarshall@biblio.org .
August Kent Calendar
August 6- 4:30 p.m.- Monthly Board of Selectman meeting
August 20- 7:00 p.m. Kent Board of Finance @ Town Hall- Cancelled
August 25- 2nd Annual High Watch 5K Road Race
August 31- 1-3 p.m Kent Memorial Library Carnival on the Golden Falcon lot (info above)



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860-927-4627 www.townofkentct.org