City council; powers; municipal coal yard; establishment; operation; limitation.
In each city of the metropolitan class, the council shall have power to establish, conduct and maintain a municipal coal yard, and for that purpose it may engage in the general business of buying and selling coal; Provided, however, that such city shall not sell coal to any but inhabitants thereof, nor charge for coal sold by it more than the cost thereof to the city, plus the cost of handling the same.
Source:Laws 1921, c. 116, art. I, § 13, p. 410; C.S.1922, § 3501; C.S.1929, § 14-114; R.S.1943, § 14-114.
Metropolitan cities have been granted the power to maintain municipal coal yards, disclosing the legislative view that it is for a public purpose. Consumers Coal Co. v. City of Lincoln, 109 Neb. 51, 189 N.W. 643 (1922).