Nebraska Revised Statute 31-113

Chapter 31 Section 113

31-113.

Drainage improvements; allowance of compensation and assessment of damages; when and how made.

The county board on actual view of the premises shall fix and allow such compensation for land appropriated and assess such damages as will in its judgment accrue from the construction of the improvement to each person or corporation making application as provided by section 31-112 and without such application to each person with an intellectual disability, person with a mental disorder, or minor owning lands taken or affected by such improvement.

Source

  • Laws 1881, c. 51, § 13, p. 240;
  • Laws 1911, c. 140, § 13, p. 457;
  • R.S.1913, § 1730;
  • C.S.1922, § 1677;
  • C.S.1929, § 31-113;
  • R.S.1943, § 31-113;
  • Laws 1986, LB 1177, § 13;
  • Laws 2013, LB23, § 6.

Annotations

  • Land damaged by the construction of a ditch which diverts the waters from one stream into another, causing the latter to overflow and flood such land, must be compensated for. Costello v. Colfax County, 112 Neb. 40, 198 N.W. 357 (1924).

  • Compensation includes value of the land actually taken and consequential damages, but, if special benefits exceed cost apportioned, excess is set off. Gutschow v. Washington County, 81 Neb. 275, 116 N.W. 46 (1908); 74 Neb. 800, 107 N.W. 127 (1906); 74 Neb. 794, 105 N.W. 548 (1905).

  • Special benefit is increased market value due to drainage. Dodge County v. Acom, 61 Neb. 376, 85 N.W. 292 (1901).

  • Land is appropriated though fee is not taken; land damaged, but not taken, is subject to special but not general benefits. Martin v. Fillmore County, 44 Neb. 719, 62 N.W. 863 (1895).