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…

  • Fair Haven Planning Commission:  Special Meeting

    The Planning Commission will hold a special meeting for public input on the new Town Plan, Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 6:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. in the Conference Room #1 in the Town Office, 3 North Park Place.

    The topics for discussion are: Land Use, Natural Resources, Preservation of Historical Features, Endangered Species, Transportation, Utility and Facility, Energy, Education, Housing, Economic Development, Flood Plan, Neighboring Communities and their Plans, Relationship to Regional Plan and Polices and Programs.

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  • Revised Draft Mechanic Street Scoping Report:  https://www.dropbox.com/s/vhrqa6usdlx7d30/Fair-Haven-MechSt-Scoping-DRAFT-02-02-15.pdf?dl=0
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     The Fair Haven Selectboard is holding a public hearing on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Offices at 3 North Park Place, Fair Haven, VT to solicit public comment related to re-adopting with updated amendments the Town’s Peddler or Itinerant Vendors Ordinance.

    Since an original, Selectboard signed version is not on file in the Town Clerk’s Office, the ordinance originally adopted on 12/12/2000 requires re-adoption. In addition to the action to re-adopt, several amendments are proposed to update the method of license processing.

    The Ordinance is to prevent crime, promote public safety, convenience and maintain order in all public places in the Town and to prevent traffic congestion and unsafe traffic conditions on highways, along the sidewalks and in all public areas.

    The text of the ordinance may be reviewed at the Town Offices, 3 North Park Place, Fair Haven, VT, during regular business hours or on the Town webpage at www.fairhavenvt.org. Questions/comments may be directed to Herb Durfee, Town Manager (802-265-3010 x5 or fhmanager@comcast.net).

    Peddler and Itinerant Vendors Ordinance-DRAFT

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