Nebraska Revised Statute 18-501
Chapter 18 Section 501
Construction and operation; powers; tax levies.
(1) Any city or village in this state is hereby authorized to own, construct, equip, and operate, either within or without the corporate limits of such municipality, a sewerage system, including any storm sewer system or combination storm and sanitary sewer system, and plant or plants for the treatment, purification, and disposal in a sanitary manner of the liquid and solid wastes, sewage, and night soil of such municipality or to extend or improve any existing storm or sanitary sewer system or combination storm and sanitary sewer system.
(2) Any city or village shall have authority to acquire by gift, grant, purchase, or condemnation necessary lands therefor, either within or without the corporate limits of such municipality.
(3) For the purpose of owning, operating, constructing, maintaining, and equipping such sewage disposal plant and sewerage system, including any storm sewer system or combination storm and sanitary sewer system, referred to in subsections (1), (2), and (4) of this section, or improving or extending such existing system, any city or village is authorized and empowered to make a special levy of not to exceed three and five-tenths cents on each one hundred dollars upon the taxable value of all the taxable property within any such municipality. The proceeds of the tax may be used for any of the purposes enumerated in this section and for no other purpose.
(4) In the event the present or proposed sewage disposal system of any city or village does not comply with the provisions of any other law relating to sewer systems, sewage disposal, or water pollution, such city or village shall levy each year a tax of seven cents on each one hundred dollars of taxable valuation for such purpose until sufficient funds are available for the financing of a system in compliance with law. In the event any city or village is otherwise raising funds for such purpose, equivalent to such a levy, it shall not be required, in addition thereto, to make such levy.
- Laws 1933, c. 146, § 1, p. 561;
- Laws 1937, c. 41, § 1, p. 180;
- Laws 1941, c. 28, § 1, p. 130;
- C.S.Supp.,1941, § 18-1401;
- R.S.1943, § 18-501;
- Laws 1951, c. 19, § 1, p. 99;
- Laws 1953, c. 287, § 27, p. 946;
- Laws 1955, c. 48, § 1, p. 166;
- Laws 1957, c. 39, § 3, p. 212;
- Laws 1979, LB 187, § 67;
- Laws 1992, LB 719A, § 68;
- Laws 1996, LB 1114, § 32.
Issuance of bonds for constructing storm sewers was matter of statewide concern. State law controlled over home rule charter. State ex rel. City of Grand Island v. Johnson, 175 Neb. 498, 122 N.W.2d 240 (1963).
Prior to 1951, obligations incurred under this and succeeding seven sections did not impose personal liability upon municipality but were payable only out of revenue. Michelson v. City of Grand Island, 154 Neb. 654, 48 N.W.2d 769 (1951).
Chapter 146, Laws 1933 (sections 18-501 to 18-508), is an independent act and not amendatory of previously existing laws, and is constitutional. State ex rel. City of Columbus v. Price, 127 Neb. 132, 254 N.W. 889 (1934).