July 2019
From Town Hall
  • From Kent Center School- Kent Center School playground will be off limits August 5-10 due to maintenance.
  • From the Town Clerk's Office- Congrats to 2019 Top Dog!!! Ernie, who is a terrier mix, is the proud recipient of dog tag #1!! Pictured here are Ernie and his owner Dan O'Neill. Please follow their example and get to the Town Clerk's office to register your dog(s). M-F: 9-4 and Friday 9-12
  • 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.
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 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 # 11
Our region will soon have eight air quality monitoring devices in place, including the already operational monitoring station at Kent School and seven complementary devices located in Cornwall, New Milford, Sharon, Sherman, Warren, Washington, and at the High Watch Recovery Center in Kent. For more information, contact WCCAA by email, wccleanairaction@gmail.com, or visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/WCCAA/.
P ark & Recreation
Lifeguard Openings: Park and Recreation is accepting applications for certified seasonal lifeguards to work weekdays at Emery Park. Congenial work environment, flexible schedule, paid shift regardless of weather. Application available online at kentctparkandrecreation.com or call 860-927-1003. EOE.
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 to 860-927-1003; in the office or via email to parkandrec@townofkentct.org.
Summer Concert Series: free live music returns Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. this summer – Park and Recreation will host concerts on the lawn outside Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard: July 18 – The Regulators; July 25 – The Carlson Family Band; August 1 – The Joint Chiefs. The July 11 concert – Wanda Houston and HBH – will take place at the pavilion at Kent Common Park, Swifts Lane. Sponsors of the concert series are Club Getaway, High Watch Recovery Center, Kent Lions Club, Kent Mobil and Marvelwood School. Concert goers are invited to bring a chair or blanket and dinner. For more information, call 860-927-1003.
Emery Park: 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.
Summer Camp Programs: Park and Recreation will sponsor “Summer with Shakespeare” camp for ages 8-18 August 11 through 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Congregational Church Parish House. Cost is $250. Register via email to parkandrec@townofkentct.org. Slamma-Jamma Basketball Camp for youth entering grades 3 through 9 in the fall will meet July 22-26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kent Center School. Cost is $170. Register and pay at slamma-jamma.net. A detailed flyer and registration forms for these camps and other regional camps are available on the website: kentctparkandrecreation.com
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.

Senior Activities
July 4th Party: The Annual July 4th Luncheon and holiday craft for Kent seniors is July 3 at the Kent Senior Center. The menu features lemonade, BBQ ribs, baked beans, coleslaw, strawberry layer cake. Suggested donation is $4/person. Advanced reservations required by July 1 by calling 860-927-2055.
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KVFD Corner
MAY call volume
34 EMS calls
13 Fire calls
Opioid Addiction Round-table Discussion and Narcan Training
On July 8th at 10 a.m. at the Kent First Congregational Church Parish House a group of legislators and local folks will be gathering to discuss the opioid epidemic in the Parish House of the First Congregational Church of Kent.
The panel includes Congresswoman Jahana Hayes and CT Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz.
Open to the public
Kudos, Thanks and Congrats
*Congratulations to Lawrence Smith (South Kent School) and Blythe Everett (Marvelwood School) who were just appointed Heads of their respective schools.
* Thank you to the many residents who offered to serve on Streetscape Committee 2. The members are:
John Johnson- Chair
Abigail Hanby Smith
Mike Gawel
Elyse Sadtler
Wes Wyrick
Rick Osborne
Kent Volunteer Fire Department Annual Golf Outing at the Bulls Bridge Golf Club. September 9, 2019. Click logo for sign up and sponsor info.
Support KVFD
The Kent Transfer Station
New passes are required after July 1. Applications were mailed out to all 2018-19 pass holders last month. 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.
Quilt Walk
Please consider bidding on one of the pieces on the Quilt Walk in town. The money raised from the event goes to support the Kent Social Services Back To School Project. The last day for bids is July 6th, the end of this week. 
The Kent Quilters has 15 items scattered throughout town with maps at various locations (The Fife, Gifford's, The Villager, Sundog Shoe and Leather, Heron Gallery, Town Hall Clerk's Office).
Everyone has been excited about this because it can draw people into town, but we need more bids on these pieces.
If you can't make it into town, call me and I will place the bid for you. Or email me.
We are hoping to support about two dozen children in our town with backpacks, sneakers, and parkas.
Jane Zatlin
Group Coordinator Kent Quilters
July Kent Calendar
July 2- 4:30 p.m.- Monthly Board of Selectman meeting
July 8- 10:00 p.m. Opioid Round Table at Kent Congregational Parish House
July 16- 7:00 p.m. Kent Board of Finance @ Town Hall

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860-927-4627 www.townofkentct.org