August 2018
  From Town Hall
  • 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:
  • 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.
From Resident Trooper Andrew Fisher
There has been a recent rash of car break-ins and car thefts in surrounding towns,especially Litchfield and Thomaston. The common denominator? Almost every car was unlocked with keys in the ignition. Please lock your vehicles.
From the Kent Conservation Commission
Cricket Valley update # 1
On July 18 at Kent Town Hall, members of area Conservation Commissions met and created the Multi-Town Air Monitoring Task Force. The mission of the Task Force is to gather baseline air quality data for Northwest Connecticut before the Cricket Valley Energy Center begins operating in 2020. A Facebook page is under development. We have invited Robert Klee, the Connecticut DEEP Commissioner, to talk to the group in September, date to be announced.
P ark & Recreation
Camp Kent registration: Limited space is available for Camp Kent 2018. 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 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 bowling (additional costs) and hands-on experience with basic farming techniques and local produce with Abigail LaFontan of Kent. Registration is being accepted via email to or by calling 860-927-1003.
Commission vacancies: The Kent Park and Recreation Commission has an opening to fill an unexpired three-year. The Commission meets the third Monday of the month (mostly) at 7 p.m., Kent Town Hall. The Commission is charged with oversights of the Towns’ recreational programs and two parks. Electors of the Town of Kent should express their interest in being considered and their background to Kent Park and Recreation Commission, P.O. Box 678, Kent, CT 06757 or email
Summer concert series : August 2, The Joint Chiefs; 6-8 p.m. on the lawn outside Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard. Free series hosted by Kent Park and Recreation; co-sponsored by Kent Barns, Kent Lions Club and The Old Oak Tavern. Participants are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket and picnic dinner. Inclement weather site is Kent Community House.
Emery Park: the seasonal swimming area at Emery Park, 42 Segar Mountain Road, is open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A park pass is required to use the swimming area and can be purchased at the park from the lifeguards during business hours. Passes are $35 for Kent residents; $65 for non-residents and free to Kent residents ages 65 and up. The swimming area will close August 18 for the season.
After-School Program Registration: the program, open to Kent Center School students entering grades kindergarten through six, resumes August 27 and meets Monday through Friday, following the KCS calendar, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the KCS cafeteria. The cost is $11/day per child and includes snack. The program features homework time, arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor activities. Registration forms available online at and in the Park and Recreation office, Kent Town Hall, or by calling 860-927-1003. Scholarship assistance is available courtesy of Kent Community Fund by speaking with director Lesly Ferris. Youngsters must be registered to attend the program.
Senior Information
Friday Senior Lunch: The program meets Friday, starting September 14, at noon at the Kent Senior Center, 16 Swifts Lane. Lunch is provided by Kent, Marvelwood and South Kent Schools and Kent restaurants. The cost is $2/person. Reservations are not required. Center opens at 11:30 a.m.
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.

~ Save the Date ~
The 2018 KVFD Golf Tournament hosted by Bull’s Bridge Golf Club on Monday, September 10, 2018
Click on logo for information, registration or sponsorship opportunities
Thursday August 2- Sunday August 5. Click on the poster for more info. Car Show Saturday evening
From Kent Emergency Management
Sign up to receive emergency notifications from the Town and the State. Click on Emergency Management logo at left to sign up.
Sidewalks of Kent
Hopefully you have noticed the new sections of sidewalk installed in Kent. They were done by the CT DOT to comply with federal ADA laws. Besides making the crossings safer they also do two other things.
  1. They potentially save us $80,000 of the cost of redoing our sidewalks.
  2. They are a perfect model of what the Streetscape Committee is proposing. Have a look and let me know what you think.
Click logo above for KML August events
  KVFD Corner
KVFD June call volume
34 EMS calls 17 Fire calls
Diversified Infrastructure Services (D.I.S.) will be conducting a sewer smoke testing study for the Town of Kent Sewer Commission to determine where storm water may be entering the sanitary sewer system.
Any persons with health concerns, susceptibility to air borne irritants or technical questions regarding the testing please contact D.I.S representative, Ken Assard, prior to the testing at (860)-274-5469 –.

More information is available at the Town web site.
Bereavement & Greif Support Group by SVNA
The Salisbury Visiting Nurse Assoc. is hosting a 12 week grief support group to help you cope with sadness and loss in a safe place every Thursday from 9:30-10:30 AM at The First Congregational Church’s Lecture Room. This is free and open to all in the community. Please call Liz or Joanna at SVNA 860-435-0816 with any questions. 
You don’t have to go through this challenging time alone. There are others who can walk the road alongside you.
August Kent Calendar
August 2-5- Annual Kent Sidewalk festival- Info above
August 7- 4:30 p.m. Monthly BOS meeting @ Town Hall
August 16-18- KentPresents at Kent School- Link is above
August 21- 7:00 p.m.- Monthly BOF meeting at Town Hall

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