Nebraska Revised Statute 17-555
Cities of the second class and villages shall have the power to remove all obstructions from the sidewalks, curbstones, gutters, and crosswalks at the expense of the person placing them there or of the city or village and to require and regulate the planting and protection of shade trees in and along the streets and the trimming and removing of such trees.
Cities of the second class or villages may by ordinance declare it to be a nuisance for a property owner to permit, allow, or maintain any dead or diseased trees within the right-of-way of streets within the corporate limits of the city or village. Notice to abate and remove such nuisance and notice of the right to a hearing and the manner in which it may be requested shall be given to each owner or owner's duly authorized agent and to the occupant, if any, by personal service or certified mail. Within thirty days after the receipt of such notice, if the owner or occupant of the lot or piece of ground does not request a hearing or fails to comply with the order to abate and remove the nuisance, the city or village may have such work done and may levy and assess all or any portion of the costs and expenses of the work upon the lot or piece of ground so benefited in the same manner as other special taxes for improvements are levied and assessed.
Cities and villages shall have the power to regulate the building of bulkheads, cellar and basement ways, stairways, railways, windows, doorways, awnings, hitching posts and rails, lampposts, awning posts, all other structures projecting upon or over and adjoining, and all other excavations through and under the sidewalks in the city or village.
Laws 1879, § 69, XXIV, p. 215;
Laws 1881, c. 23, § 8, XXIV, p. 183;
Laws 1885, c. 20, § 1, XXIV, p. 174;
Laws 1887, c. 12, § 1, XXIV, p. 303;
R.S.1913, § 5129;
C.S.1922, § 4304;
C.S.1929, § 17-453;
R.S.1943, § 17-555;
Laws 1994, LB 695, § 6.