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H.834

Introduced by   Representatives Bostic of St. Johnsbury and Clark of St. Johnsbury

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Municipal government; water and sewer services; disconnection

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to eliminate the limits for certain fees charged for overdue accounts and reconnection of water and sewer services.

AN ACT RELATING TO MUNICIPAL FEES FOR WATER AND SEWER SERVICES

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  24 V.S.A. § 5151 is amended to read:

§ 5151.  SPECIAL CHARGES

(a)  A municipality providing water and sewer services may charge fees for collection of overdue accounts and reconnection of service disconnected because of nonpayment.

(b)  Fees charged shall not exceed the following schedule:

       Collection Trips - $25.00 maximum, regardless of number

       Reconnection:

           Normal Hours - $25.00

           Overtime - $37.50

(c)  Interest on delinquent accounts may be assessed if voted by the municipality according to 32 V.S.A. § 5136.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


www.leg.state.vt.us