14-366. Property; purchase or acquisition by eminent domain; scope of power; exercise beyond corporate limits.

The city may purchase or acquire by the exercise of the power of eminent domain private property or public property which is not at the time devoted to a specific public use, for the following purposes and uses: (1) For streets, alleys, avenues, parks, recreational areas, parkways, playgrounds, boulevards, sewers, public squares, market places, and for other needed public uses or purposes authorized by this act, and for adding to, enlarging, widening, or extending any of the foregoing; and (2) for constructing or enlarging waterworks, gas plants, or other municipal utility purposes or enterprises authorized by this act. The power to so purchase or appropriate private property or public property, as in this act specified, for parks, recreational areas, parkways, boulevards, sewers, and for the purpose of constructing waterworks, gas works, light plants, or other municipal enterprises authorized by this act, may be exercised by the city within the corporate limits of the city or within seventy-five miles thereof. The power to so purchase or appropriate private property or public property, as in this act specified, for streets, alleys, avenues, and other construction of like kind may be exercised by the city within the corporate limits of the city or within three miles thereof.

Source:Laws 1921, c. 116, art. III, § 57, p. 457; C.S.1922, § 3610; C.S.1929, § 14-358; R.S.1943, § 14-366; Laws 1955, c. 21, § 2, p. 99; Laws 1959, c. 33, § 1, p. 189.

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