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…
- In the very near future, the Town of Fair Haven will be sending a survey to those residents within the water service district. Your participation in the survey would be greatly appreciated. Please click on the link below or contact the Town Office at 265-3010, x1 for more information. Thank you in advance for your help!
- Water Distribution Survey
- Permit-Notice of Authorization of Stormwater Runoff
- Public Forum Notice: Water System Improvements ProjectA Public Forum will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Town Office Conference Room to provide citizens updates, information and answer questions related to the water system improvements project prior to the bidding and construction process of the project.On March 1, 2016 the legal voters of the Town of Fair Haven passed a bond vote authorizing the Selectboard to spend up to $2,120,000 to make waterline improvements. These improvements include the replacement of 5,975 feet of waterline with 8” diameter PVC and installation of new fire hydrants at approximately 500’ intervals on the following roads: North Main Street, Fourth Street, Mechanic Street, Maple Street, Liberty Street, Pine Street, Route 4A (Capitol Hill), Dutton Avenue and Depot Street.
The project schedule for 2017 is:
- February: Finalize Contract Documents
- March: Bid Advertisement
- April: Bid Opening
- May: Contract award and construction begins
- October: Construction ends
For more information: Herb Durfee, Town Manager; Fair Haven Town Office; 802-265-3010, x5
- RFP for Solid Waste/Recycling Hauling
- RFP for Engineering Services Mechanic St. Project
- Request for Proposals of Professional Auditing Services
- 2016 Town Report DedicationThe Fair Haven Selectboard is soliciting ideas/proposals for the 2016 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 email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (802-265-3010, x5) no later than Friday, December 9th. Thank you.
- Frozen Water Line Reminder As the owner of a property accessing water services provided by the Town of Fair Haven, it is your responsibility to make sure that all plumbing on your side of the curb stop is well maintained, including prevention of freezing.Remember to check your pipes regularly, especially pipes that are not in heated areas or are in cabinets on cold, outside walls. It may be helpful to add extra insulation or apply heat tape to any areas that could be a problem. Note: it’s best to check with your plumber for the best solution(s) to minimize water line freezing.Running water to prevent a freeze actually is not permitted by Town Ordinance. The only time it may be permitted is as a last resort and ONLY with written permission from the Chief Water Operator, the DPW Superintendent, the Town Manager, or by act of the Board of Water Commissioners.If a freeze should occur, the owner is responsible for all fees as described below:If a service line is frozen only on the customer’s side of the shut-off (curb stop), the Town will pay ½ the cost of thawing the pipe once. The customer shall be responsible for ½ the cost of thawing the pipe and ½ the cost of the labor and equipment provided by the Town on the first occurrence only.If additional freezes should occur, the customer will be responsible to cover all of the costs associated with the thawing/repair of the freeze.If written permission is given to a customer to run their water to prevent a repeat freeze that was originally on the customer’s side of the shut-off, no credit for water used for this purpose will be given.If a service line is frozen only on the Town’s side of the shut-off (curb stop), the customer shall pay ½ the cost of thawing the service line and ½ the cost of labor and equipment provided by the Town for the repair.If written permission is given to a customer to run their water to prevent a repeat freeze that was originally on the Town’s side of the shut-off, credit for water used for this purpose will be given.If a service line is frozen on both sides of the shut-off (curb stop), the customer shall pay ½ the cost of thawing the service line and ½ the cost of labor and equipment provided by the Town for the repair.If written permission is given to a customer to run their water to prevent a repeat freeze that was originally on the customer’s side and the Town’s side of the shut-off, credit for ½ of the water used for this purpose will be given.If you have questions, please contact the Town Office at 265-3010, x1. The above information and other information pertaining to water service can be found in the Water Ordinance on-line at http://fairhavenvt.org.
- 2017 Transfer Station Permits are now available in the Town Office at a cost of $10.00 per permit. 2016 permits will expire on December 31, 2016. NEW TRANSFER STATION RATES IN EFFECT BEGINNING NOVEMBER 1, 2016! Contact the Town Office with any questions. Fee Schedule Effective November 1, 2016
- 2015 Consumer Confidence Report
- The Town of Fair Haven is seeking to fill the vacant seat of Town Representative to the Rutland Regional Planning Commission. If you or anyone you know may be interested in or have questions regarding this position, please contact the Town Office at 265-3010, x1.
- Biosolids: Beneficial Reuse Fact Sheet
- Public Hearing Notice: 3rd Hearing
- Public Hearing Notice: 2nd Hearing
- Future Land Use Map Draft for 2nd Public Hearing April 14
- Town Plan-Maps Without Future Land Use 3 May 2016
- Town Plan Draft Jan 2016
- Town Plan-Selectboard Plan Draft for 2nd Public Hearing 24 May 2016
Town Meeting, Presidential Primary, and Water Bond Information:
- 2016 General Election Ballot
- 2016 General Election Warning
- Warning-Special Town Meeting
- Absentee ballots are available and ready for early voting. See Suzanne Dechame, Town Clerk.
- FYE2017 Proposed Revenue Budget
- FYE2017 Proposed Expense Budget
- Sample Ballot: Annual Town & School Meeting 2016
- Water Bond Summary Info
- Preliminary Engineering Report (90% Report) available by calling the Town Offices – 802-265-3010 x1
Public Service Announcement
Many Vermont Veterans, or Veterans in the surrounding tri-state area, do not know that the Vermont Home for Veterans exists or of the programs and care that they provide for service men and women, their spouses and families. For more information, visit the sites below.
- 2016 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
- 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.
- Free Paint Recycling Centers
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