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…

  • Public Notice: Drinking Water
    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
  • SADIE LARAMIE’S QUILT SQUARE AT VLCT: SadieLaramieQuiltSquareOnDisplay
  • Request for Bids: Solid Waste Compactor & Hopper
  • Cracker Barrel Discussion with the Town Manager
  • Sample Ballot for November 4, 2014
  • On Tuesday, September 30th and/or Wednesday, October 1st, the Town of Fair Haven, in conjunction with Aldrich & Elliott Engineers, will be conducting hydrant flow tests as a part of our hydrologic study.  As a result, you may experience discolored water or dirt particles in your water.  This should be minimal and temporary.  If you have questions, call the Town Office at 265-3010, x 1.

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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
  • Cracker Barrel Discussion with the Town Manager!
  • Park and Recreation Fields Ordinance ADOPTED 4 Aug. 2014
  • Primary Election Warning and Ballots for August 26, 2014
  • Free Paint Only Drop-Off Event
  • 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.
  • THANK YOU to everyone who took time out of your busy schedules to vote.  Your community support is appreciated.
  • Don’t forget, informational meeting on Monday and voting on Tuesday!  See the post directly below for more information.
  • Reminder:  Monday, July 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the Grade School Gymnasium is a public informational meeting regarding the upcoming budget vote.  All are urged to attend.  Voting on the budget will be Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the American Legion Post #49 from 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM.  If you would like to vote early, please contact Suzanne Dechame, Town Clerk, at 265-3610.
  • The Energy Committee will be meeting tonight at 8:00 PM in the small conference room (used to be Probate) in the Fair Haven Municipal Building.

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING:  FISCAL YEAR 2014-2015 SELECTBOARD BUDGET  The legal voters of the Town of Fair Haven, the County of Rutland, State of Vermont, are hereby warned to meet at the Fair Haven Grade School, in said Town on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. for discussion of Articles 1 and 2 and, on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Fair Haven Post 49 Legion Building, to vote by Australian Ballot on Article 1. ARTICLE 1        Shall the voters of Fair Haven vote to approve the Selectboard’s fiscal year 2014-15 budget of $1,861,421, of which $1,418,674 shall be raised by taxes and $442,747 by anticipated non-tax revenues? ARTICLE 2        To transact any other business properly to be done at the Special Town Meeting. The polling place for receiving Australian ballots under Article 1 will be open at 10:00 A.M. and remain open until 7:00 P.M. at the Fair Haven Post 49 Legion Building. Approved by the Selectboard this 11th day of June, 2014. For voting information or to have an early/absentee ballot sent to you, please contact Suzanne Dechame, Fair Haven Town Clerk, at 802-265-3610. FOR BUDGET FIGURES, click on “Boards/Commissions” above. Then, go to “Financial Information” under the “Selectboard” option.

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