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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…

  • April 25th-Household Hazardous Waste Collection

    Signups for baseball and softball will be held Friday, March 27th from 3 to 6 PM and Saturday, April 4th from 9-12 PM at the Town Office.  Saturday, April 4th is the last day to register.

    Baseball and Softball Registration Form

    Rabies Clinic/Dog Registration

    One stop shopping courtesy of Suzanne Dechame, Town Clerk and the Town of Fair Haven! Get your dog(s) vaccinated for rabies and registered at the same time.

    Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
    Time: 10:00 AM until Noon
    Where: Fair Haven Fire Department
    Cost: Rabies Vaccine is free to Fair Haven residents; non-residents will be $10.00.
    Registrations: $8.00 if Spayed/Neutered; $12.00 If not Spayed/Neutered. (If you attend for registration only, you must provide proof of rabies vaccination.)

    Reminder: It is a State law that all dogs over the age of six (6) months are required to be registered with the Town Clerk. If you have questions, please contact Suzanne at 265-3610.

  • NOTICE:  Committee/Commission VacanciesThe following committees/commissions have one or more vacancies:Planning Commission, Recreation Committee, Zoning Board of AdjustmentThe term(s) are up or a vacancy is available for the following:SWAC (Solid Waste Alliance Communities), Town AuditorIf you or anyone you know may be interested in any of these available positions, please contact Herb Durfee, Town Manager, by Monday, March 16, 2015 by noon at 802-265-3010, x 205 or fhmanager@comcast.net.
  • Election Results for 03-03-2015
  • Revised Draft Mechanic Street Scoping Report:  https://www.dropbox.com/s/vhrqa6usdlx7d30/Fair-Haven-MechSt-Scoping-DRAFT-02-02-15.pdf?dl=0
  • 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
  • Public Notice: Drinking Water
  • PUBLIC NOTICE
    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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