October 2019
From Town Hall
  • Town Hall closed October 14th-Columbus Day
  • From the Assessor
  • -------From the Assessor's Office
Business Owners - Personal Property
All persons conducting business in the Town of Kent are required to return to the Assessor’s Office, on or before November 1, 2019, a complete and accurate Declaration of all tangible Personal Property used in the conduct of their business as of the first day of October 2019. All business assets include, but are not limited to: manufacturing and industrial machinery and equipment; office fixtures, furniture, equipment and supplies; farm machinery and tools; tools of your trade; electronic data and processing equipment.
All horses, ponies, unregistered motor vehicles, vehicles registered out of state that are garaged in Kent and leased equipment located in the Town of Kent are taxable, whether they are a business asset or a personal asset.
Any business or individual required to file a declaration may obtain the proper form from the Assessor’s Office. Declarations will be mailed out in September. Failure to receive a form by mail does not excuse a property owner from filing.
Filing Deadlines
·   Farm Land and Open Space: October 31, 2019
·   Forest Land: October 31, 2019, the Certified Forester’s report must be dated no later than October 1, 2019
·   2018GL Motor Vehicle converted to adapt a disability: December 31, 2019
·   2018GL Motor Vehicle Exemption for Active Duty Members of the Armed Forces: December 31, 2019
                                                        
  • 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/$36,171; 2/$47,300; 3/$58,430; 4/$69,559. 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.
     Tuesday, October 29th : Last Day to Register to Vote:
  • In-person- The Registrars will be in their office on the second floor of the Kent Town Hall from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Mail-in Registration: must be postmarked no later than midnight
  • On-line Registration ends at midnight
P ark & Recreation
Halloween Bash: sponsored by Kent Park and Recreation Saturday, October 26, 2019, 5-8 p.m., Kent Community House, 93 North Main Street. Pizza dinner, costume parade with prizes, haunted walkway, pumpkin decorating, games and more. Admission is $5/person; $20 for family of five or more. Questions: call 860-927-1003.
Goodspeed Opera House trip: Some seats still available for the October 9 trip to Goodspeed Opera House to “Billy Elliot” Celebrate the idea of being yourself in the Goodspeed premiere of this powerful dance-filled story. The outing includes transportation via the Northwest Connecticut Transit District bus, lunch at Gelston House and ticket to the 2 p.m. performance. The bus will pick-up at Sharon Town Hall and Kent Town Hall (times to be announced). The cost is $95/person. Seating is limited and reservations are required by calling Lesly Ferris, 860-927-1003.
Tang Soo Do: Kent Park and Recreation’s Tang Soo Do class starts a new session October 21 and meets Mondays at the Kent Community House, North Main Street. The Kid Kicks class for ages 4-7 returns and will meet from 6 to 6:30 p.m.; ages 7 and older meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; weapons and advanced forms will meet every other week at 7:35 p.m. Registration fee is $80/10-week session; additional family members are $60/session. Interested students are welcome to try the first class at no cost. The class is sponsored by USA Martial Arts of Woodbury, a member of the Cheezic Tang Soo Do Karate Federation. Registration will be accepted at class. Call 860-927-1003 for more information.
Easy Tai Chi: Kent Park and Recreation announces Easy Taichi, a simplified Taichi exercise class with Christopher Kiely Tuesday mornings, 10-11 a.m. at the Kent Community House, North Main Street, Kent. The six-week course will be offered November 12 through December 17 and January 7 through February 18. The cost is $60/session or $100 for both sessions.
Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese fitness system rooted in the natural integration of mind, body and spirit. This class was developed in collaboration between Kent Park and Recreation and Christopher Kiely, founder of the Falling Water Tai Chi School with the sole intention of providing an easier path to learning. No experience necessary. The only pre-requisite is being able to stay on one’s feet for at least an hour.
Pre-registration is required by contacting Chris at cloudhandy@yahoo.com or call 802-349-2725; or Lesly Ferris at parkandrec@townofkentct.org or call 860-927-1003.
Halloween Safety Campaign: Kent Park and Recreation and the Kent Lions Club, in cooperation with the Kent Resident State Trooper, are partnering again this Halloween on the Kent Halloween Safety Campaign, featuring the distribution of “glow-in-the dark” necklaces.
Park and Recreation director Lesly Ferris and Resident State Trooper Andrew Fisher will distribute the necklaces October 31 starting at 5 p.m. on a first come, first serve basis until supply lasts on North Main Street, adjacent the Kent Memorial Library. For more information, contact Kent Park and Recreation at 860-927-1003.

Senior Activities
Friday Senior Lunch: the program meets Friday at the Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane. The program is offered in cooperation with Kent, Marvelwood and South Kent Schools and Kent restaurants. The cost is $2/person. The center opens at 11:30 a.m., and the meal is served at noon. For more information, call 860-927-1003.
Flu Vaccination Clinic: Seasonal flu vaccination clinic will be offered Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 for Kent seniors from 10 to 11 a.m. and any age resident from 11 a.m. to noon at Kent Town Hall, first floor large meeting room.
Insurance plans accepted are Aetna/Medicare Advantage, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Cross (other than Anthem), Medicare, Cigna and Connecticare VIP (Medicare Advantage). Bring a copy of your insurance card.
Registration forms and related information packet are available at the Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane, and in the Kent Town Hall lobby. The clinic is sponsored by the New Milford Visiting Nurse Association and Kent Community Fund in conjunction with the Town of Kent. For more information, call Lesly Ferris at 860-927-1003.
Arm Chair Massage: Licensed massage therapist Estelle Trabucco will offer free arm chair massage for Kent senior citizens October 29 between 9 a.m. and noon at the Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane. Sessions are 15 minutes each. Advance appointment required by calling Lesly, 860-927-1003.
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, October 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Northwest Corner Prevention Network will sponsor an event at the Troop B Barracks, Route 7 in Canaan for free, confidential disposal of unwanted or unused medications and prescriptions. NCPN also will hand out free medication lock boxes and promotional materials. Unwanted medications and prescriptions also can be brought to the Troop L barracks in Litchfield or Troop B barracks 24/7 for confidential disposal.
October Kent Calendar
October 1 - 4:30- Monthly Board of Selectman meeting
October 15- 7:00 p.m. Board of Finance @ Town Hall
October 19- Harvest Fair- Info above
October 27- Noon- 43rd Annual Kent Pumpkin Run- See info at right
Click logo above for KML October events
A word from Social Services Director Leah Pullaro
Though all donations to Kent Social Services are much appreciated, items must be pre-approved by the Social Services Director 860-927-1586 prior to dropping off at town hall. Most programs have limited storage space available. Thank you for your understanding.
Leah Pullaro, LMSW
Town of Kent
Director of Social Services
Municipal Agent for the Elderly
KVFD
KVFD Corner
August call volume
31 EMS calls
23 Fire calls
Household Hazardous Waste Free Drop-Off October 5th in NM
Click poster for more info.
This Saturday
Kudos, Thanks and Congrats
*We had an incident last month at the Kent Food Bank which forced us to get rid of a large quantity of food. As has been the case for many years, the Kent Lions Club stepped up and donated $2,000. Thanks Lions.
Kent Affordable Housing Makers & Bakers Market - Home Made for Kent Homes
Kent Affordable Housing's 14th annual Fall Event will be October 25-26, leading up to the Kent Pumpkin Run. Our Makers & Baker's Market will host a Preview Party on Friday evening at St. Andrew's Parish Hall, where ticket-holders can enjoy local food and drink while having the first pick of the Maker's Market handmade goods, artisan crafts and services, and home-baked treats. Saturday morning, the Maker's and Baker's Market will be open for all to shop, free admission, beginning at 10 a.m. Invitations should be in local mailboxes this week, or check out: www.kentaffordablehousing.org
The Kent Transfer Station
New passes are now required. The yellow one is expired and the brown one is in place. Purchase at Town Hall or the Transfer Station. Don't use the Transfer Station? 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.
We will be checking for new passes
First Congregational Church of Kent Harvest Fair/Fest on 10/19/2019. Spaces available at Flea Market - $25 per space. Contact Bonnie Donzella @ bonniedonzella@gmail.com
Crafts - 10a.m. – 4p.m.
Quilt Show – 10a.m. – 3p.m.
Turkey Dinner - 4p.m. – 8 p.m.
Takeout available.
Kent Veterans Memorial Committee will now be adding the names of Kent residents who entered the military during peacetime to its monument. The Kent Veterans Committee will be conducting research to identify these individuals and are interested in their names being added to the monument. We will need a copy of their DD-214 or other evidence of military service.
 Please contact the following Veteran Committee members if you are one of the eligible peace time veterans or know of someone who qualifies:
·  Chairman Andy Ocif 860-927-3318
·  Secretary Charlotte Lindsey or Dick Lindsey 860-927-3724
·  Tom Page 860-927-4092
·  Bill or Patti Case 860-927-4084
·  Michael VanValkenburg 860-927-3086
Sunday October 27, 2019, for the 43rd running of the Kent Pumpkin Run where the #1 Fall Foliage town in New England will be the spot for dazzling scenery, homemade pumpkin soup and costumes galore. With events for the entire family, the Kent Pumpkin Run is a fun-filled day for both racers and spectators. One of the oldest races in Connecticut, the Kent Classic attracts both elite runners and those who just want a beautiful walk in the Litchfield Hills.
The Pumpkin Run kicks off with a Kids Fun Run at 11:15 A.M. followed by the five mile race/walk at Noon. In the Halloween spirit, many prizes are awarded for costumes as well as finishing times. The gorgeous course has its own reward at the end as all are invited to the Post-race Party with great food, fun for the kids and race prizes.
Click logo to register and get more info
The Town of Kent is an equal opportunity provider and employer., PO Box 678, Kent, CT 06757
860-927-4627 www.townofkentct.org