May 2019
From Town Hall
  • Town Hall closed May 27-Memorial Day
  • From the Selectman's Office- The BOS voted to approve a town referendum on a bond resolution for the Streetscape project. This commits the town to nothing, but allows us to get a plan in place to secure some accurate numbers.
  • From the Town Clerk's Office- It will be time to Register Your Dog(s) soon! Town Clerk's office - starting Monday, June 3rd. Take the time to make sure that rabies vaccinations are all up to date.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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 # 10
The air monitoring station at Kent School is now collecting data. At least four other area towns will be installing air monitoring stations soon to better measure the impact of the Cricket Valley Energy Center. For more information, contact WCCAA by email, wccleanairaction@gmail.com, or visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/WCCAA/.
If you see helicopters around in the coming month, they are probably related to this project.
P ark & Recreation
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.
Summer Camp Counselor: Park and Recreation is accepting applications for summer camp counselor. Applicants should have experience and enjoy working with youngsters (first through eighth graders), be self-motivated and able to work as part of a team and demonstrate interest in sports, arts and crafts, playing board and card games, swimming. Candidates, who should be at least 16 years old, should submit an application by May 10 to Kent Park and Recreation, P.O. Box 678, Kent, CT 06757. Applications and more information available online at kentctparkandrecreation.com and in the Park and Recreation office or call Lesly, 860-927-1003.
Camp Kent Registration: Registration for 2019 Camp Kent program opens May 15 at 9 a.m. 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 will be available online at kentctparkandrecreation.com on May 15. Register by phone to 860-927-1003; in the office or via email to parkandrec@townofkentct.org.
Commission vacancy: 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.
Senior Activities
Friday senior luncheon: The program meets Fridays through May 24 at the Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane. May 3 lunch cancelled. 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. Reservations are not required. Call 860-927-1003 for more information.
Cinco De Mayo Luncheon: A Cinco De Mayo luncheon will be offered May 6 at the Kent Senior Center. The menu includes corn chowder, taco bake & chips, rice pudding w/raisins. Suggested donation is $4/person. Advanced reservations required by calling 860-927-2055.
Mother’s Day Luncheon: The Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon for Kent seniors is May 8 at the Kent Senior Center. The menu features chicken Florentine, cheesy broccoli and rice casserole, raspberry layer cake. Suggested donation is $4/person. Advanced reservations required by calling 860-927-2055.
Memorial Day Luncheon: A Memorial Day Luncheon will take place May 22 at the Kent Senior Center. Menu items are cheeseburger, sautéed onions and peppers, potato salad, baked beans, triple berry crumble w/whipped topping. Suggested donation is $4/person. Advanced reservations required by calling 860-927-2055.
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
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KVFD
KVFD Corner
March call volume
36 EMS calls 16 Fire calls
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Kudos, Thanks and Congrats
*Congratulations to the KCS grade winners in the annual HRRA recycling poster contest.
Kindergarten:1st place: Abigail Choi
Grade 1:1st place: Aria Fodor
Grade 2:1st place: Willy Brown
Grade 3 :-1st place: Elizabeth Austin
Grade 4:1st place: Brinley Smith
REGIONAL 1st place WINNER
Grade 5:1st place: Kaelyn Darrin
Grade 6:1st place: Augusta Smith –
 Grade 7:1st place: Lanna Kennedy
 Grade 8:1st place: Zoey GreenbaumHigh School – Maddy Stevens – REGIONAL 1st place WINNER
Kent Informal Club
 May Guest Speaker, will be Catherine Rawson, Executive Director of the Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust Wednesday, May 15th, 2PM, Kent Town Hall .
Please do come  to this important Meeting ...
All are welcome ...
The Kent Transfer Station
Shredding Day
Our annual shredding event will be May 25th from 9-1 at the Transfer Station. No charge and no limits. But please be sure that what you bring actually needs to be shredded. Paper with confidential private information, not magazines and junk mail. This is a change from the original date.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day in Falls Village
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.
9 a.m.- Noon @FV Highway Garage
100 Railroad St, Falls Village
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.
Kent Lions Club Scholarship
The Kent Lions Club awards up to three scholarships each year to students graduating from public and private high schools. Applicants must be a Kent Center School Class of 2015 graduate. Contact scholarship chairman Bruce Adams for an application. Submission deadline is May 15th.
May 3 - Budget Hearing 7p.m.
May 3 following hearing- Town meeting to adjourn to referendum
(May16) on bond resolution for Streetscape
May 7 - Region 1 Education referendum. 12-8 p.m. Town Hall
May 16 -Streetscape Referendum 12-8 p.m. @ Town Hall
May 17 - Town Budget vote- 7 p.m @ Town Hall
May Kent Calendar
May 3- 7:00 p.m.- Annual Budget Hearing followed by a Town Meeting on the Streetscape Project.
See above under From Town Hall
May 7- 12-8 p.m. Town Hall Referendum vote on Region 1 education budget
May 16- 12-8 p.m. Town Hall Referendum vote on Streetscape bond resolution
May 17- 7:00 p.m. Town Hall- Annual Budget vote
May 25- Paper shredding at the Transfer Station 9a.m-1p.m
May 27- Memorial Day Parade and Kent Land Trust Picnic



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