October 2018

From Town Hall

  • Watch BOS meetings live on YouTube. Click here for the link.
  • From the Town Clerk- Absentee Ballots for the November 6, 2018 Election become available October 5th . Click for ballot applications and a list of candidates
  • From Kent Social Services - As part of the Social Services Department’s Back to School Initiative, Kent Social Services is looking for generous citizens to sponsor a child in need with a new winter coat. Coats range in size from children to adults. Those interested in becoming a sponsor should contact Leah Pullaro at 860-927-1586 or email at socialservices@townofkentct.org by October 10th. 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.
  • From the Assessor : All persons liable to pay PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES in the Town of Kent are required to return to the Assessor's Office, on or before November 1, 2018, a list of taxable personal property belonging to them on the first day of October 2018. 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 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 return a list may obtain the proper form from the Assessor' s office, if they have not received a form in the mail. Failure to receive a form by mail does not excuse a property owner from filing.
  • The roads of Kent *Kenico Road is closed for blasting. Will hopefully reopen next week. *Winter is coming, so please check your mailbox. Post in good shape? Box securely fastened to post?
From the NW Corner Prevention Network
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: The Northwest Corner Prevention Network in partnership with Troop B and the Town of Kent and State Police at Troop L will host a Community Prescription Drug Take-Back Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Troop B Barracks, Canaan, and Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard, Kent. The Prevention Network will hand out free Lockmed Lockbags designed to safeguard prescription medications.
The event, held twice yearly, provides families and community members with a free, safe and confidential way to dispose of unused and unwanted prescription drugs and medications. Questions about the Take-Back Day may be directed to ncpncoalition@gmail.com or call Lesly, 860-488-4126.

From Western CT Clean Air Action
Cricket Valley update # 3
The Multi-Town Air Monitoring Task Force hosted a public meeting at Kent Town Hall on September 26. Connecticut DEEP Commissioner Rob Klee and some of his staff members spoke about the Cricket Valley Energy Center and the State's role in monitoring its impact on air quality in NW CT. Western Connecticut Clean Air Action is moving forward with plans to site one or more air quality monitoring stations in Northwest Connecticut to assess Cricket Valley Energy Center's impact. Financial support and technical assistance are needed. If you'd like to help, please contact WCCAA through our Facebook page.
P ark & Recreation
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. g
After-School Program: the program, open to Kent Center School students entering grades kindergarten through six, meets Monday through Friday, following the KCS calendar, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the KCS cafeteria. The cost is $11/day per child and includes snack. The program features homework time, arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor activities. Registration forms available online at kentctparkandrecreation.com and in the Park and Recreation office, Kent Town Hall, or by calling 860-927-1003. Scholarship assistance is available courtesy of Kent Community Fund by speaking with director Lesly Ferris. Youngsters must be registered to attend the program.
Halloween Bash: co-sponsored by Kent Center School PTO and Park and Recreation Saturday, October 27, 2018, 5-8 p.m., Kent Community House, 93 North Main Street. Pizza dinner, costume parade with prizes, guessing games, relay races, pumpkin decorating, candy bar and more. Advanced ticket prices are $5/person; $20 for family of five or more. Event day tickets at the door are $7/person; $25 for family of five or more. To pre-register, contact KCS PTO at kcspto@gmail.com. Questions: call 860-927-1003.

Senior Information
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.
Halloween Luncheon: October 31 at noon at the Kent Senior Center, 16 Swifts Lane. Wear a costume! Kent Center School students will join the seniors for lunch. Menu is “witches brew,” fruit cup, cheese calzone, monster meatballs, tiramisu layer cake. Suggested donation is $4/person. Reservations required by calling 860-927-2055.

Blood Pressure Screening: The New Milford Visiting Nurse Association holds monthly blood pressure screenings for Kent seniors on the first Wednesday of each month from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane. This service is offered free, and no appointment is necessary.

Kudos, Thanks and Congratulations
*Congratulations and thank you to our long time Building Inspector Bill Jenks who will be leaving Kent at the end of September after 32 years.
42nd Annual Kent Pumpkin Run
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The 2018 KVFD Golf Tournament hosted by Bull’s Bridge Golf Club was rained out on Monday, September 10, 2018 and rescheduled for October 2.
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From Kent Emergency Management
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Sidewalks of Kent
The Streetscape Committee recently presented its plan for Kent's sidewalks to the P&Z Commission seeking their support. Support was unanimously given and next will be a presentation to the Board of Selectmen.
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 KVFD Corner
KVFD August call volume
41 EMS calls 23 Fire calls

SAVE THE DATE, SANTA EXPRESS returning again this year 12/08/18. Have Santa stop by your house in a fire truck to deliver a gift to your children or grandchildren. Registration opens 10/15/18.
For details go to: www.kentfire.org
Fun for all!
Kent Informal Club
October 17th Meeting, 2p.m.@
Kent Town Hall.
Guest Speakers: Sarah Marshall and Lucy Pierpont , Kent Memorial Library.
All are Welcome..
Seasonal flu vaccination clinic
 will be offered Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 for Kent seniors from 10 to 11 a.m. and any age resident from 11 a.m. to noon in Kent Town Hall, first floor large meeting room. Accepted insurance plans are Aetna/Medicare Advantage, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Cross (other than Anthem), Connecticare/Medicare VP, Medicare Part B.
Registration forms and related information packet are available at the Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane, and in the Kent Town Hall lobby. Participants should bring their insurance card or a copy of the card. 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.
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
October Kent Calendar
October 2- 4:30 p.m. Monthly BOS meeting @ Town Hall
October 16 - 7:00 p.m.- Monthly BOF meeting at Town Hall
October 19-21- Gilmore Girls Fan-fest returns to Kent
October 28- Annual Kent Pumpkin Run

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