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Posted on: February 11, 2020

League of American Bicyclists Survey

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At the recommendation of the Sustainability Commission and the approval of Kent City Council, City of Kent staff submitted a Bicycle Friendly Community application to the League of American Bicyclists (the League) in February 2020.

The League represents bi...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Social Security Launches New Campaign to Fight Scammers

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The Social Security Administration launched a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign to continue warning people about the ongoing nationwide telephone impersonation scheme. The PSAs feature a message from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul. ...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Pulse Point

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Kent introduces PulsePoint, an app to connect and alert the community of emergencies. PulsePoint Respond empowers everyday citizens to provide lifesaving assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest.. PulsePoint is not used to notify emergency ...

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Posted on: December 27, 2019

Precinct Election Officials Needed

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The Portage County Board of Elections is looking for individuals who would like to be part of the democratic process by becoming Precinct Election Officials (PEOs). 

As part of our ongoing efforts, we are reaching out in search of honest, reliable...

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Posted on: December 15, 2019

United States Census 2020

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The Federal Government is getting ready to roll out the 2020 Census. On April 1, 2020 the Census Bureau plans to send a letter or a door knocker to every U.S. household. The Census is required by the U.S. Constitution and is part of a once every 10-year t...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Kent Free Library Winter Reading Program

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Kent Free Library will host the Winter Reading Program from Monday January 7 to Friday March 1.

Winter Reading is back this year with a new twist! Sign up for Winter Reading starting Monday, January 7 and earn points for reading, completing challenges, and...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Furnace Replacement & Hot Water Tank Replacement

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The Kent Furnace Inspection and Targeted Replacement Program is available to income-eligible homeowners living within Kent City limits. 

This program provides: 

  1. FREE furnace inspections, cleaning, tune-up, repairs and possible furnace repl...
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Posted on: December 9, 2019

City Operating Levy Up For Renewal

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Kent City Council has asked the Board of Elections to include the ISSUE 1: LEVY RENEWAL on the March 17, 2020 ballot for voter consideration. 

This Operating levy has been renewed by the voters every 5 years for the last 55 years and City departme...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Income Tax Information

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All Kent residents 18 years or older MUST file a City of Kent income tax return, even if no tax is owed. Persons who are retired need to file a final return and write “retired” on it. No further returns will be due unless the retiree r...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Yard Waste Transfer Site

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Yard Waste Transfer Site is located at the entrance to Plum Creek Park. Open everyday during daylight hours. 

Accepted Materials List

  • Brush 
  • Grass 
  • Firewood 
  • Leaves 
  • Weeds 
  • Any type of yard waste

NOT Accepted ...

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