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Under the southwestern “hook” of Vermont, where the Taconic Mountains give way to the historic Champlain Valley, lies the picturesque town of Fair Haven…the Slate Center of the Nation…and Vermont’s Western Gateway…. Chartered and first settled in 1779, Fair Haven first prospered as a mill town, with numerous works developed on the falls of the Castleton River by Col. Matthew Lyon.  In the mid-1800’s, the first slate quarries were opened, marking the beginning of an industry that has continued to thrive until the present day. Twenty-first century Fair Haven is a charming village, featuring a large central green just north of the downtown business district, surrounded by some of the finest examples of Victorian architecture in the state.  The green is home to many events throughout the year, including Spring Fling, a summer concert series, and annual AppleFest.  The business district features many quaint shops and eateries, within walking distance of most of the community.  The townspeople are friendly…the schools and public services are first rate…and the opportunities here are limited only by one’s creativity and imagination. On your next visit to Vermont, stop by Fair Haven…and spend the day…or a lifetime…

  • 2015 Warning
  • FYE16 Proposed Expense Budget
  • FYE16 Proposed Revenue
  • Adams Street Bridge Draft Engineering Study
  • Cracker Barrel with Town Manager #4
  • Public Notice: Drinking Water
  • PUBLIC NOTICE
    Per Vermont State Statutes (23 VSA Sections 1752-53) and the Fair Haven Traffic Ordinance (Article VIII, Section 1), any vehicle found parked on any town highway, between the hours of 11:30 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., from November 15 to April 15, inclusive, will be subject to towing at the owner’s expense.  Your cooperation in assisting the Public Works Department with snow removal operations by observing these parking restrictions is greatly appreciated.  Also, residents are reminded that it is a violation of State Law (19 VSA Section 1111) to plow snow onto or across a public highway, in such a manner that snow is left in the roadway.  Violators may be subject to a fine, imprisonment, and/or damages.  Also, please remove any roadside items (basketball hoops, etc.) from the edges of Town highways before the snow flies. If you have any questions concerning these winter regulations, please contact the Town Office at 265-3010.  Thank you. Herb Durfee, Town Manager
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  • It’s that time of year again when we need to button up before “Old Man Winter” arrives. Please remember to check your heat tapes, insulation and skirting to prevent freezing of your pipes and/or water meter and to prevent a visit from the plumber and/or meter repairman.
  • If your property has had a habit of freeze-ups in the past, now is the time to plan for extreme weather.  Please remember, the meter is the account holder’s responsibility.  If it freezes, it can cost up to $100 for a frozen meter repair and $150 for a meter replacement, on top of the plumbing repair bill for any plumbing damage. Thank you in advance for your time and attention to this.  G. R. Marcy, Chief Operator, E.W.H. Water Treatment Plant
  • The Town of Fair Haven has a vacancy on the Planning Commission.  If you or someone you know is interested in serving on this committee, please call the Town Office at 265-3010, x 1.  Thank you.
  • 2014 Annual Meeting Minutes
  • 2014 Town Meeting Vote Results
  • 2013 Annual Report
  • Annual Town Meeting Warning
  • 2013 Town Meeting Results

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