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…


    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.

  • REQUEST FOR HEATING OIL BIDSThe Town of Fair Haven is soliciting bids for the “fixed delivery price” per gallon for the purchase of heating oil for FY 2014-2015.This purchase will include a one-time fill of the Municipal Building fuel tank (5,500 gallons) and service delivery as necessary for the Town Garage and the Garage Annex (two 275 gallon tanks), for the period serving July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. The Municipal Building delivery may be made by transporter. All deliveries shall be metered.Sealed bids clearly marked “Fuel Oil Bid” shall be submitted to:Herbert Durfee, III, Town Manager
    Town of Fair Haven
    3 North Park Place
    Fair Haven, VT 05743Bids shall be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2015. Award will be made by the Fair Haven Board of Selectmen at a duly noticed meeting thereafter.This request for bids is made according to the Town Purchasing Policy. The Town reserves the right to reject any and all bids.Questions may be directed to the above contact at (802) 265-3010 x5 or fhmanager@comcast.net.
  • 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
  • Election Results for 03-03-2015
  • 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
  • Sample Ballot 3-3-2015
  • 2015 Warning
  • FYE16 Proposed Expense Budget
  • FYE16 Proposed Revenue
  • 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
  • SADIE LARAMIE’S QUILT SQUARE AT VLCT: SadieLaramieQuiltSquareOnDisplay
  • 2014 Annual Meeting Minutes
  • 2014 Town Meeting Vote Results
  • Annual Town Meeting Warning
  • 2013 Town Meeting Results

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