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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…

  • 2013 Consumer Confidence Report
  • In-Service Cleaning and Inspection of Potable Water System-RFP
  • The final quarter property tax payments are due by May 10th, 2014.  There is no grace period for this final payment.  Accounts not paid in full for the 2013-2014 property tax year will be charged an 8% penalty on property tax balances that are not paid by this date.  Don’t forget that payments can be made on-line at www.officialpayments.com.  Please be aware that there is a convenience fee charged by this site if you choose to use it to make your payment.
  • Notices of Disconnection were mailed this morning to those water/sewer accounts with delinquent balances for the billing period that was due March 1, 2014.  If you have not made appropriate payment arrangements or if your payment is not received IN THE TOWN OFFICE by 4:00 PM on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, your service will be disconnected as detailed in the notice.  The pink Notice of Disconnection is the only notice that you will getYou will not receive a red notice.  If you have any questions regarding these notices, please feel free to contact the Town Office at 265-3010, x 1. 
  • Bicycle & Pedestrian Scoping Study for Mechanic Street-RFP
  • IMPORTANT REMINDER: Water shut-offs are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, weather permitting, for those accounts that remain delinquent from the November 2013 utility billing.  Please be sure to forward your payments to the Town Office prior to the scheduled shut-offs.
  • 2014 Annual Meeting Minutes
  • The following town committees have possible openings.  If you or someone you know is interested in serving on one or more of these, please contact the Town Office at 265-3010, x 1 by Wednesday, March 12, 2014:  Planning Commission (one member to fill vacancy); Zoning Board of Adjustment (one member’s term expiring); Cemetery Committee (one member to fill vacancy); Recreation Committee (one vacancy exists).
  • 2014 Town Meeting Vote Results
  • Energy Committee Minutes 02-18-2014
  • 2013 Annual Report
  • Annual Town Meeting Warning
  • Absentee/early voting ballots are now available through the Town Clerk’s Office.  Ballots may be picked up between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Friday or mailed to you upon request.  For more information, please call 802-265-3610.
  • FYE 2015 Board Approved Expense Budget
  • FYE 2015 Board Approved Revenue Budget
  • Transfer Station Hauling RFP Jan2014
  • Water Dept Reminder: It’s that time of year again when we 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 to prevent a visit from the plumber and/or the meter repairman.  If your property has 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, and it can cost up to $100 for a frozen meter repair, and $150 for a replacement, on top of the plumbing repair bill for any plumbing damage. Thank you for your time on this. G. R. Marcy, Chief Operator, E.W.H. Water Treatment Plant
  • 2013 Town Meeting Results

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