Nebraska Revised Statute 13-1102

Chapter 13 Section 1102

13-1102.

Governing body; powers.

(1) In addition to any other powers which it may have, each municipality and each county shall have without any other authority the following powers:

(a) To acquire, whether by construction, purchase, devise, gift, or lease, or any one or more of such methods, one or more projects, which shall be located within this state, and may be located within, without, partially within, or partially without the municipality or county;

(b) To lease to others any or all of its projects for such rentals and upon such terms and conditions as the governing body may deem advisable and as shall not conflict with sections 13-1101 to 13-1110;

(c) To finance the acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, or purchase of projects in blighted areas. The power to finance such projects in blighted areas means and includes the power to enter into any type of agreement, including a loan agreement, when the other party to the agreement agrees (i) to use the proceeds of money provided under the agreement to pay the costs of such acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, or purchase and any costs incident to the issuance of the related bonds and the funding of any reserve funds, (ii) to be bound by the terms of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act, and sections 48-1219 to 48-1227, regardless of the number of employees, and (iii) to make payments to the municipality or county sufficient to enable it to pay on a timely basis all principal, redemption premiums, and interest on the related revenue bonds issued to provide such financing, and any amounts necessary to repay such municipality or county for any and all costs incurred by it that are incidental to such financing. Title to any such project in a blighted area need not be in the name of the municipality or county, but may be in the name of a private party;

(d) To acquire, own, develop, lease, or finance or refinance the acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, or purchase of one or more projects for use as a nonprofit enterprise, regardless of whether such project or projects are within a blighted area. Such projects shall be located within this state and may be located within, without, partially within, or partially without the municipality or county; Provided, for any project located without the municipality or county, such municipality or county shall find that a reasonable relationship exists between such municipality or county and the project, borrower, or other party or parties to the financing agreement, as applicable. The power to finance such projects means and includes the power to enter into any type of agreement, including a loan agreement, when the other party to the agreement agrees (i) to use the proceeds of money provided under the agreement to pay the costs of such acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, or purchase and any costs incident to the issuance of the related bonds and the funding of any reserve funds and (ii) to make payments to the municipality or county sufficient to enable it to pay on a timely basis all principal, redemption premiums, and interest on the related revenue bonds issued to provide such financing and any amounts necessary to repay such municipality or county for any and all costs incurred by it that are incidental to such financing. Title to any such project need not be in the name of the municipality or county but may be in the name of a private party;

(e) To issue revenue bonds for the purpose of defraying the cost of acquiring, improving, or financing any project or projects, including the cost of any real estate previously purchased and used for such project or projects, or the cost of any option in connection with acquiring such property, and to secure the payment of such bonds as provided in sections 13-1101 to 13-1110, which revenue bonds may be issued in two or more series or issues where deemed advisable, and each such series or issue may contain different maturity dates, interest rates, priorities on revenue available for payment of such bonds and priorities on securities available for guaranteeing payment thereof, and such other differing terms and conditions as are deemed necessary and are not in conflict with sections 13-1101 to 13-1110; and

(f) To sell and convey any real or personal property acquired as provided by subdivision (1)(a) of this section and make such order respecting the same as may be deemed conducive to the best interest of the municipality or county, except that such sale or conveyance shall be subject to the terms of any lease but shall be free and clear of any other encumbrance.

(2) No municipality or county shall have the power to (a) operate any project, referred to in this section, as a business or in any manner except as the lessor thereof, (b) lease any project acquired under powers conferred by this section for use principally for commercial feeding of livestock, (c) issue bonds under this section principally for the purpose of financing the construction or acquisition of commercial feeding facilities for livestock, or (d) acquire any project or any part thereof by condemnation.

Source

Cross References

  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act, see section 48-1001.
  • Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act, see section 48-1125.

Annotations

  • Power to sell property was within scope of title to act. State ex rel. Meyer v. County of Lancaster, 173 Neb. 195, 113 N.W.2d 63 (1962).