Welcome to Fair Haven

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…

  • Event: Nov 27, 2015 Fair Haven Concerts in the Park Annual Christmas Concert
    Friday, November 27th, 2015 in the park.
    4:00 PM until tree lighting around 5:15 PM
    Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive around 4:30PM by fire engine.
    Cookies and hot chocolate available and songs of the season.
    In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held the following evening, at the same time in the park.
  • Notice of Public Hearing-Zoning Board of Adjustment
  • TOWN OF FAIR HAVENE. WHITCOMB HYDE WATER TREATMENT FACILITY INVITATION FOR BIDSThe Town of Fair Haven is soliciting bids to replace the heating furnace at the E. Whitcomb Hyde Water Treatment Facility, including installation.The current system is a Modine propane fired, forced air, ceiling mounted furnace. The unit is in the lower level of the facility. The area is subject to corrosive fumes, including chlorine vapors, and the return air carries these fumes to the unit.There is about 40,000 gallons of water inside the heated area at any time. The water regularly gets to 10°C in the winter months, and was below 6°C for at least 60 days last winter. Also, the air is damp for most of the year, with summer humidity at times exceeding 80%. Due to presence of water and humidity, as an OPTION, the Town seeks stainless steel, or suitable corrosion resistance substitutes, for the furnace unit and any related parts where possible.Though currently ceiling mounted, a “drop in” replacement is preferred, or a model that does not necessitate major ducting changes.Option(s) for energy efficient models are requested.The existing unit is in a room with a closeable door and separate return air wall pass through. The room is used for other purposes besides HV. The building is a mixture of poured concrete and concrete block, with minimal insulation. Current unit information:Model #: BSH226AV1385
    Listed BTU: 225,000
    Serial #: 15102064999-5188
    Model # in O+M manual table: DJ225Site visits are expected and can be arranged by calling E. Whitcomb Hyde WTF at 802-265-3210. Questions can be directed to Greg Marcy, Chief Operator at the same number or via e-mail: fhwater@live.com.

    Sealed bids shall be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2015.

    The purchase and installation of the new furnace is governed by the Selectboard’s Purchasing Policy, a copy of which is available on the Town’s webpage. The Town reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Questions about the bidding process should be directed to Herb Durfee, Town Manager at 802-265-3010 x5 or fhmanager@comcast.net.

  • 2015 Town Report Dedication:  The Fair Haven Selectboard is soliciting ideas/proposals for the 2015 Town Report dedication(s).  If you have a person/group that you believe should be honored with the dedication, please submit that information to Herb Durfee, Town Manager either by phone (802-265-3010, x5) or by email (fhmanager@comcast.net) no later than Monday, November 30th.  Thank you!
  • 2016 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
  • Notice of Public Hearing-Traffic Ordinance
    RENEWABLE ENERGY (SOLAR & HYDRO)The Fair Haven Selectboard is holding a public forum on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fair Haven Grade School gymnasium at 103 No. Main Street, Fair Haven, VT to discuss with the public possible renewable energy projects related to solar and hydro.One, there are several solar companies that are interested in installing solar panels in Town that would result in reduced electricity costs for municipal facilities while, also, adding some new, but limited, revenue to the Town. The Selectboard would appreciate the public’s opinion on such a concept before deciding whether or not to solicit proposals.Two, the Selectboard continues to consider the construction of a small-scale hydroelectric generating plant on the Castleton River where an existing dam already exists. This project, too, could provide new revenue for the Town while reducing electric costs for municipal facilities. As with the solar panel concept, the Board seeks the public’s insight on the idea before deciding whether or not to move forward.Members of the Town Energy Committee are expected to attend to help with the discussion.Questions may be directed to Herb Durfee, Town Manager (802-265-3010 x5 or fhmanager@comcast.net). Thank you in advance for taking the time to discuss the future of renewable energy in Town.
  • September Household Hazardous Waste Notice 2015
  • Have you noticed……………the Town now has two electric car charging stations which are located on the eastern side of the park.  Thank you to our Selectboard and GMP for providing this service.
  • Revised Draft Mechanic Street Scoping Report:  https://www.dropbox.com/s/vhrqa6usdlx7d30/Fair-Haven-MechSt-Scoping-DRAFT-02-02-15.pdf?dl=0
  • 2015 Drug Take Back Schedule-RUTLAND COUNTY SHERIFF
  • Pam Clapp of the Solid Waste Alliance Communities has created a new page on the SWAC website to inform residents, businesses, and the towns about the procedure and requirements of the new Solid Waste Implementation Plan (SWIP) rewrite.  One of the requirements of the State’s Material Management Plan (MMP) is to solicit comments, participation, and feedback throughout the SWIP rewrite process.  Please contact Pam at 802-342-5701 if you have any questions.   http://rutlandcountyswac.org/SWAC%20webpages/Solid%20Waste%20Plan.htm
  • Adams Street Bridge Draft Engineering Study
    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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