The Vermont Statutes Online
§ 279-14. Electric Department authorization
(a) The Village is authorized to acquire, purchase, own, construct, maintain, and operate a municipal electric plant, a communications plant, an energy supply system, generation, transmission, and distribution facilities, or any or all similar things, within and without its corporate limits, and shall exercise all powers, prerogatives, and authority conferred generally upon municipalities with respect to municipal electric plants, communications plants, and energy supply systems.
(b) The Village may furnish and sell for public or private use electric energy, heat, communications services, or any combination of those services, to parties residing within or without the corporate limits of the Village upon terms and subject to regulations as may be fixed by the Village trustees or agreed upon between the contracting parties.
(c) The charges and rates for electric energy or communications services shall be a lien on real estate, wherever located, furnished with the service in the same manner and to the same effect as taxes are a lien upon real property under 32 V.S.A. § 5061. The owner of the property, furnished with electric energy or communications service, wherever located, shall be liable for the charges and rates. The Village Clerk shall file in the land records in the town in which the property is located a notice of delinquency for all unpaid charges, to be indexed under the name of the property owner, regardless of whether an agreement has been made for the repayment of the charges. The lien provided for in this section shall be released only upon receipt of payment in full for all outstanding charges, interest, fees, penalties, and costs of collection, all as are set forth under 32 V.S.A. chapter 133 pertaining to the collection of overdue property taxes.