March 2019
From Town Hall
  • From the Selectman's Office- On February 22 a second hearing was held to present the proposed plan for the sidewalks of Kent. See the presentation on the Town web site by clicking here. The next step is in the hands of the BOS. Stay tuned.
  • From the Assessor's Office- Based on requirements set forth by the State, the Town of Kent offers a program for Elderly homeowners and Totally Disabled persons. Click here for more information. Application deadline is May 15.
  • Also from the Assessor-CHECK YOUR MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION TO MAKE SURE YOUR REGISTRATION IS CURRENT. BRIEF OVERVIEW ON TOWN WEBSITE AND MORE INFORMATION ONLINE AT CT DMV. There have been many mix-ups statewide!!
  • From Kent Social Services - Kent Social Services is now accepting appointments for the Energy Assistance Program. This is a winter heating assistance program with specific income and asset requirements for participation. Maximum gross income guidelines are as follows: household size 1/$35,116; 2/$45,920; 3/$56,725; 4/$67,530. To determine if your household qualifies for this program or 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.
  • From the Registrar of Voters- The Kent Registrar’s have begun the yearly Canvass of Voters as proscribed by CT law. If you receive a letter from the Registrar’s office, it is important that you open it and respond using the self-addressed stamped envelope that is enclosed. If you do not respond with-in the time allotted, your voter status will be changed from Active to In-Active, requiring you to fill out a new registration card the next time you come to vote.
  • From the Park & Rec Commission- The Kent Park and Recreation Commission has an opening for a commission member to fill a three-year seat The commission meets the third Monday of the month (mostly), 7 p.m., Kent Town Hall. The commission is charged with oversight of the Town’s recreational programs and two parks. Electors of the Town of Kent should express their interest in being considered and their background in writing to Kent Park and Recreation Commission, P.O. Box 678, Kent 06757 or email parkandrec@townofkentct.org.

Western CT Clean Air Action
Cricket Valley update # 8
The air quality monitoring station at Kent School is now operating. Additional monitoring devices will be installed in Kent, Washington, Cornwall, and Sherman. More information will be available at a public meeting planned for spring 2019. Please stay tuned for meeting details. You may contact WCCAA by email:  wccleanairaction@gmail.com, or visit our Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/groups/WCCAA/.
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P ark & Recreation
Lifeguard Openings: Kent 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.
Piano lessons: Kent Park and Recreation, in cooperation with The Village Music School, will offer introductory piano lessons for grades 1-6 Tuesdays, starting April 2, at the Swift House, Route 341 and Swifts Lane. Grades 1-3 meet from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m.; grades 4-6, 4:30-5:20 p.m.
The cost is $99/student for a four-week session. To register, send an email to parkandrec@townofkentct.org or call 860-927-1003.
Guitar lessons: Kent Park and Recreation, in cooperation with The Village Music School, will
offer guitar lessons for grades 7 through adult Thursdays, starting April4, at the Swift House, Route 341 and Swifts Lane. Grades 7-high school meet at 5:30 p.m.; adults meet at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $99/student for a four-week session. Each week will cover a different aspect of the
instrument. Rental instruments are available for an additional fee. To register, send an email to
parkandrec@townofkentct.org or call 860-927-1003.
Adult Men’s League Basketball: Kent Park and Recreation sponsors the program Wednesday
evening at 6:30 p.m. at Kent Center School gymnasium, 9 Judd Avenue. Free. The program will meet March 6, 13 (last day). Call 860-927-1003 for more information.
Concert Sponsorships : Kent Park and Recreation is accepting sponsors for its 2019 summer concert series. The series dates are June 27, July 11, 18, 25 and August 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. Sponsorships are $250 or $500. For more information, contact P & R commissioner Trisha McMahon at trisha@mcmahonmediaconnections.com or call 860-927-1003.
Senior Activities
Art Group: meets Thursday mornings, 9:30-noon, Kent Senior Center, 16 Swifts Lane. Seniors are invited to join. Bring your own projects and supplies. There is no cost.
Friday senior luncheon: The program resumes March 22 and meets Fridays at the Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane. The program is hosted in coordination with Kent, Marvelwood and South Kent Schools and Kent restaurants. The center opens at 11:30 a.m. and the meal is served at noon. The cost is $2/person. State Rep. Maria Horn (R-64) will be guest speaker at the March 29luncheon. Reservations are not required. Call 860-927-1003 for more information.
St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon: March 13 at noon at the Kent Senior Center. Menu includes corned beef, cabbage, boiled potatoes, carrots, Irish soda bread, bread pudding w/topping. The suggested donation is $4/person. Advanced reservations required by calling 860-927-2055.
The Kent Center School Scholarship Fund is having its best fund raising year in several years. To date, 185 donors have contributed $30,406. The Fund Drive officially runs until June 30, and we are hoping to realize another few thousand before the year ends.
Over the past 58 years, the KCSSF has awarded 1289 scholarships for a total of $1,435,974. We are grateful for the support of our community and especially appreciate the donations from former recipients.
We continue to receive memorial donations, and now we have 25 named scholarships, which honor many former Kent residents.
Donations may be sent to KCSSF, Box 794, Kent, CT 06757. Anyone wishing to receive a brochure and packet may call Ed Epstein, President, at 860-927-4057.   We thank everyone for the support.
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KVFD
KVFD Corner
February call volume
33 EMS calls 26 Fire calls
Kudos, Thanks and Congrats
*Congratulations to all the volunteers who produced another successful Chocolate Fest for the KCS Scholarship Fund. See further info in this newsletter.(Lower left)
* Congratulations to residents Ed and Stephanie Raftery of Trailheads for another successful Polar Bear Run. And thanks to the many people who helped.
*Congratulations to the Housatonic Valley Regional HS girls basketball team. They won the Berkshire League title with an 18-0 record, then won the post- season league tournament. And they earned the #2 ranking in Class S in the state Tournament. Good luck girls
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Coffee For the Crew
It's been a long and icy winter and the fund for coffee for the crew is empty. Please consider a donation at Kent Coffee & Chocolate to the Town Crew Coffee Fund.
Kent Informal Club
Kent Informal Club, March 13th Meeting, 2 P.M., Town Hall, first floor Meeting Room.
  Donald Hicks will speak about the history of the Bagpipe and will perform ... All are Invited ...
The Kent Transfer Station
Your pass should be clearly displayed in your vehicle and should look like this. Any other color is expired. Passes cover one household only, so no one should be playing garbage man and picking up from other homes. If you'd like to try the transfer station, you can purchase a pass now at the mid year reduced rate of $100 (regularly $150).
*Kent Businesses*
Discover the Litchfield Hills
Check this new web site from the Northwest Hills Council of Governments. Watch a 6 minute video at The Hills .
Submit your business and events at : DiscoverLitchfieldHills.com

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March Kent Calendar
March 5- 4:30 p.m. - Monthly BOS meeting @ Town Hall
March 26 - 7:00 p.m.- Monthly BOF meeting at Town Hall * Note date change


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