July 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
  • 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: Landuseadmin@townofkentct.org.
  • .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. The common denominator? Almost every car was unlocked with keys in the ignition. Please lock your vehicles.
From the Tax Collector
The first installment of the Real Estate and Personal Property tax and Motor Vehicle tax for the Grand List of 2017 is due and payable July 1, 2018. The first installment of the Real Estate and Personal Property and Motor Vehicle tax for the Grand List of 2017 will become delinquent on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018.
As soon as the tax becomes delinquent, it shall be subject to interest at the rate of one and a half percent per month from the time such tax becomes due and payable until
the same is paid.
The Tax Collector’s office will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday during the month of July. Payment is also welcome through the mail at P.O. Box 311, Kent, Connecticut 06757.
Tax bills can be viewed on-line as well. Go to www.townofkentct.org, click “Links”
then scroll down to Tax Bill inquiries.   
The email address is taxcollector@townofkentct.org.
P ark & Recreation
Youth Summer Programs: Summer with Shakespeare, ages 8-18, will be offered July 14-21.
Youth Henna Workshop, ages 10 and up, will take place July 19, 10 a.m.-noon. Modeling and
Fashion Camp, ages 4-12, will meet July 9-13, 9 a.m.-noon. Slamma-Jamma Basketball Camp,
grades 3-9, will take place July 23-27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Detailed information on those programs is
available on the website, kentctparkandrecreation.com; in the Park and Recreation office, Town
Hall, or by calling 860-927-1003.
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 Maritime Museum and 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 parkandrec@townofkentct.org or by calling 860-927-1003. Scholarship assistance provided by
Kent Community Fund is available to Kent residents by speaking with director Lesly Ferris, 860-
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 parkandrec@townofkentct.org
Summer concert series: July 19, The Regulators; July 26, The Carlson Family Band; and 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, Kent Mobil 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.
Learn-to-Swim Program: Park and Recreation will offer swim lessons July 9-27, Monday,
Tuesday and Fridays for youngsters ages 5 and up at Emery Park, 42 Segar Mountain Road. A
park pass is required to participate. Registration forms available at the park; on the website
( kentctparkandrecreation.com), in the Park and Recreation office, Town Hall, or by calling 860-927-1003.

A few notes on the Transfer Station
  • Renewal notices have been mailed. The yellow tag is in effect July 1. A great time to consider using the Transfer Station. Stop in on Saturday or Sunday or come to town hall and and hear my sales pitch.
  • Please rinse out milk jugs before disposing. They get pretty stinky in the hot weather. And please read the insert called Recycling Guide What's In- What's Out that came with your renewal notice.
From the Kent Conservation Commission
The Kent Conservation Commission has prepared a summary of current concerns about the Cricket Valley Energy Center just over the state border in Dover Plains, NY, its potential impact on local air quality starting in 2020, and actions we are taking with other towns in the region to monitor the situation. You may expect a detailed explanation from the Commission via this newsletter the week of July 9th.
From Kent Emergency Management
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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 July events
  KVFD Corner
KVFD May call volume
59 EMS calls 19 Fire calls
Kent Informal Club
  No summer meetings. Back in September
~ Save the Date ~
The 2018 KVFD Golf Tournament hosted by the Bull’s Bridge Golf Club on Monday, September 10, 2018
Click on logo for information, registration or sponsorship opportunities
July Kent Calendar
July 3- 4:30 p.m. Monthly BOS meeting @ Town Hall has been postponed.
July 17- 7:00 p.m.- BOF meeting at Town Hall

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