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Kent mill rate expected to stay steady despite rise in costs

KENT — About 40 Kent residents gathered at Town Hall on Friday, May 3, for the annual budget public hearing.

“The good news is that there is no plan to raise the mill rate this year,” said Board of Finance member Ed Epstein. The town anticipates it will remain at 18.61 despite an increase of 7.6% in the municipal budget.

“The increase is mainly due to staffing changes, utility costs, litigation expenses, equipment maintenance and police protection,” explained First Selectman Bruce Adams.

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