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…

  • Cracker Barrel with the Town Manager: Dec. 21st
  • 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 (fhmanager@comcast.net) 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
  • Assistant Chief Operator-Water Treatment Plant
  • Flu Shot Clinic- Fair Haven Town Office
  • 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

 

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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.

    http://vvh.vermont.gov
    https://www.facebook.com/vtvetshome

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