June 2019
From Town Hall
  • From the Selectman's Office- The Town of Kent is accepting applications for a full-time CDL Driver position. Applications must be submitted to the Selectman's Office with a copy of a current CDL license. The closing date for this position is Friday, June 7, 2019. Click red for more
  • From the Town Clerk's Office- It is time to Register Your Dog(s). Town Clerk's office - starting Monday, June 3rd. Take the time to make sure that rabies vaccinations are all up to date. See below right for more info or click on the dog .
  • 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.
  • 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.

The intersection of South Kent Rd-Bulls Bridge Rd -Camps Flat Rd is now a
4 way stop. The passing lane has been eliminated too. Drive cautiously as drivers adjust to this change.
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
Beginning Dog Obedience Class: class, open to any age dog, meets Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. at Kent
Common Park, Swifts Lane. Cost: $100 for eight-week session. Call instructor Lee Sohl at 860-927-4783 to register and for more details.
Lifeguard Openings: 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.
Camp Kent: Registration for 2019 Camp Kent program is ongoing. The program will run June 24 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 four concerts on the lawn outside Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green
*June 27 – Heather and Tobias
*July 11 concert – Wanda Houston and HBH –will take place at the pavilion at Kent Common Park, Swifts Lane.
*July 18 – The Regulators
*July 25 – The Carlson Family Band
*August 1 – The Joint Chiefs
Sponsors of the concert series include Club Getaway, High Watch Recovery Center, the 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 expected to open for seasonal swimming June 24 and be open daily 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
Father’s Day Luncheon: The Annual Father’s Day Luncheon for Kent seniors is June 12 at the
Kent Senior Center. The menu features bratwurst, sauerkraut, beet salad, pasta salad, apple
strudel w/whipped topping. Suggested donation is $4/person. Advanced reservations required by
calling 860-927-2055.
Attention Local Voters - Kent Needs Your Participation!
Important Town and Municipal Elections will be taking place across Connecticut on November 5th, with caucuses taking place this summer to determine municipal ballots.
Local Kent Democratic and Republican Committees are now seeking candidates for this November’s election for vacancies on the Boards of Finance, Education, Planning & Zoning, Assessment Appeals, Zoning Appeals, and Sewer Commission.
We encourage those interested in learning more about open elected and appointed positions to email their respective Kent Republican Town Committee Chair Scott Harvey, at csp485@yahoo.com , or Democratic Nominating Committee Chair Zanne Charity, at zanne.charity@gmail.com for more information. PLEASE use “Kent Town Elections” in the subject line .
Those registered as Unaffiliated voters are welcome to contact the party of their preference to find out more about running for a local elected office.
This year Kent Quilters, a local community quilt group, is working with Kent Social Services to raise money for the Back-to-School project, which provides parkas, backpacks, sneakers, and other essentials, to children of financially challenged families in our town.
We will be displaying 15 quilt projects around town, as a silent auction, from May 25 to July 6.
We will provide a map, and participants who visit 12 sites will be rewarded with a prize (prize
basket is at Sundog Shoe & Leather). We hope this will be a fun way to include the community and raise money for this important cause.
Jane Zatlin- Group Coordinator
Click logo above for KML June events
KVFD Corner
April call volume
39 EMS calls
20 Fire calls
Click KVFD emblem for Fireman's Ball info.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day in Falls Village- This Saturday
On June 1 the NW Hills COG will sponsor its annual spring day to get rid of things the transfer station doesn't take. This includes ,but is not limited to, pesticides,propane tanks, cleaning liquids, pool chemicals, paint. Click sign for full list & info
There is no charge for this service but you must pre-register in the Selectman's office.You can still come if not registered.
9 a.m.- Noon @FV Highway Garage
100 Railroad St, Falls Village
The Board of Directors of the Kent Center School Scholarship Fund will be awarding 35 scholarships totaling $75,320 to deserving graduates of Kent Center School. The awards will be sent out to students around the first of July. Over the past 59 years, over one and one half million dollars has been awarded.
This year's Fund Drive was the most successful ever. Over $32,000 was contributed by over 200 contributors. Donations are still welcomed. They may be sent to: Kent Center School Scholarship Fund Inc., P. O. Box 794, Kent, CT 06757.  Donations are fully tax deductible.
We thank the Kent community for their continued generous support.

Kudos, Thanks and Congrats
*Congratulations to all Kent residents graduating from schools this season. KCS graduation is June 14. HVRHS is June 18.
* Thank you to Kent School, Marvelwood School, South Kent School, Shanghai Restaurant, The Villager Restaurant, The Fife n' Drum, Kent Pizza Garden and Cozzy's Pizzeria for providing lunches for our Friday Senior Lunch Program. Program is on break until September.
Dog Registration Time

Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes §22-338, the owner of each dog over the age of six (6) months must license their dog(s) with the Office of the Town Clerk in the town of residence no later than the 30th of June each year. There is a $1.00 per month late fee assessed for overdue licenses. Failure to license your dog(s) is punishable by a fine in the amount of $75.00 per dog.

The licensing fee is $8.00 for each spayed or neutered dog and $19.00 for each unaltered dog. To obtain the discounted license fee for newly spayed or neutered animals you must provide a copy of the spay/neuter certificate. If your dog's rabies vaccination expired after you licensed him/her last year, you must also provide a current rabies certificate in order to obtain a new license.
Licenses may be obtained in person from the Kent Town Clerk's office during normal business hours; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Fridays. You may also obtain licenses by mail. To license by mail, please complete the attached form and return it with full payment to the Town Clerk, P.O. Box 843 in Kent, CT, 06757, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of dog tags. Checks should be made payable to "Town of Kent". Please complete a separate form for each dog you must license. 
The Kent Transfer Station
New passes are required after July 1. You will receive an application by mail very soon.
108th KVFD Ball
June 8, 2019
$30 per person in advance/$40 at the door
June Kent Calendar
June 4- 4:30 p.m.- Monthly Board of Selectman meeting
June 8- 108th Annual KVFD Ball. Click emblem for info
June 17- 6:00 p.m. Kent Center School graduation
June 18- 7:00 p.m. Town Hall- Monthly Board of Finance meeting
June 18- 6:30 p.m. - HVRHS graduation
June 22- Kent Memorial Library Gala fundraiser

The Town of Kent is an equal opportunity provider and employer., PO Box 678, Kent, CT 06757
860-927-4627 www.townofkentct.org