November 2018

From Town Hall

  • Town Hall Closed in November:
11/6- Election Day
11/12- Veterans Day
11/22 & 23- Thanksgiving
  • From the Town Clerk- Absentee Ballots for the November 6, 2018 Election are available until 4 p.m. November 5th . Click for ballot applications and a list of candidates and sample ballot.
  • 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. Medicare Open Enrollment Event: Kent Memorial Library and Kent Social Services will host an open enrollment event Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Kent Memorial Library, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Peter D’Aprile of Kent Station Pharmacy will be available to review Part D prescription plans. Hugh Hill, licensed insurance agent and Kent resident, will be available to review your current Medicare Supplement Plan and/or Medicare Advantage Plan. Participants should bring their current insurance cards, list of current physicians, and list of current medications. No appointment necessary.
  • From The Assessor's office- KENT REVALUATION NOTICES WILL BE MAILED IN NOVEMBER Each property owner will receive a notice of their new property assessment within the next few weeks. The last revaluation was on the October 1, 2013 Grand List. This revaluation date is October 1, 2018. Property owners wishing to have their new assessments reviewed with a representative of Vision Government Solutions may do so by scheduling an appointment.  Information will be included in the notice.During the hearing, the property owner can discuss the record with a representative who will review the property record card and explain the value. An appraiser will make the determination as to whether an additional inspection or review of the value is necessary.Additional information will be included in the notice. The Assessor’s Office wants to thank the Town of Kent property owners for their cooperation in the revaluation process.
  • Watch BOS meetings live on YouTube. Click here for the link.
  • The roads of Kent *Kenico Road is still closed but much progress has been made. It will be paved before winter.
Western CT Clean Air Action
Cricket Valley update # 4
Western Connecticut Clean Air Action plans to install an air quality monitoring station in Kent to measure pollutant levels before and after the Cricket Valley Energy Center begins operating in 2020. Several other monitoring locations in neighboring towns are under consideration. Financial support is needed. If you'd like to help, please contact WCCAA through our Facebook page or by email at : wccleanairaction@gmail.com
P ark & Recreation
Holiday Ice Skating and Figure Skating: The schedules are not available to include in the November newsletter – please check the Park and Recreation website, kentctparkandrecreation.com, for this information which will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
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 November 14, 28 and December 12 and 19. Call 860-927-1003 for more information.

Senior Information:
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.
Friday Senior Lunch: The program meets Friday at noon at the Kent Senior Center, 16 Swifts Lane. Lunch is provided by Kent, Marvelwood and South Kent Schools and Kent restaurants. The cost is $2/person. Reservations are not required. The center opens at 11:30 a.m.
Veterans Luncheon: November 14 at noon. The meal, orange juice, beef stew, bowtie pasta, mashed squash and marble cake, will be served at noon. The suggested donation is $4/person. Reservations are required by calling 860-927-2055 by November 9.
Holiday closings: The Senior Center will be closed November 12 and 23.
Kent Affordable Housing’s Night of 1,000 Pies
Presents Makers & Bakers
November 2-3, 2018
Kent Affordable Housing's 13th annual benefit,
St. Andrew’s Parish Hall in Kent.
For more information: click logo
Veterans Day 2018
Kent's Veterans Day ceremony is November 11 at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial near the Kent Firehouse. Also from Nov. 9-12 veterans will be collecting donations outside the IGA to support American Legion and Veterans programs.
Sidewalks of Kent
The Streetscape Committee recently presented its plan for Kent's sidewalks to the Board of Finance. The BOF agreed that it is time to bring this to a Town Meeting. The Committee will ask the BOS to do so at its November meeting.
Click logo above for KML November events
KVFD
 KVFD Corner
KVFD October call volume
33 EMS calls 24 Fire calls

SAVE the DATE for SANTA EXPRESS 12/8/18
Registration is now open.
Register at Kentfire.org by 11/27/18. Have Santa stop by your house in a fire truck to deliver a gift to your children or grandchildren. 
For details go to: www.kentfire.org
Fun for all!
Kudos, Thanks and Congrats
*Thank you to Kent residents Ben and Donna Rosen who gave us 4 years of Kent Presents. They have decided to step down, but it must be noted that their efforts brought some incredibly smart and talented people to Kent and have given over $450K to local non profits.
* Congratulations to the Kent Chamber of Commerce for another fantastic Gilmore Girls Fan Fest. The visitors loved our town and hopefully supported businesses.
* Kudos to Kent Emergency Management Director Susie Rundall who has attended 2 workshops on emergency prep in the past month. A dedicated volunteer!!
*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
Like hiking? Click the logo below
November Kent Calendar
November 6- Election Day- Polls open 6 a.m.-8 p.m. @ Town Hall. More info above
November 7- 4:30 p.m. Monthly BOS meeting @ Town Hall (Day later due to Election Day
November 9- 10 a.m.- Veterans Day ceremony at Kent Center School
November 11- 11 a.m.- Kent's Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial on Swift Lane
November 20 - 7:00 p.m.- Monthly BOF meeting at Town Hall
November 23 & 24- Annual Champagne Stroll- a Chamber of Commerce fundraiser. Click the champagne glasses for info.


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