The Governor issued a number of Executive Orders over the weekend, mostly focusing on town budget options and 'essential' and 'non-essential' businesses. Part of the order waives the requirement that municipalities hold town meetings to adopt their annual budgets this year. Kent First Selectman Jean Speck says when it comes to the town budget, she will work to ensure an open, transparent process is maintained for passage. She met with Kent Town Clerk Darlene Brady to develop a plan for notification and public engagement for the budget process. Speck cautioned that it will likely mean embracing new technology. Once they work through the details in the coming days, she will share the information with Kent residents.