Nebraska Revised Statute 14-517

Chapter 14

14-517.

Sewers; special assessment bonds; when authorized; limit; how paid; interest; sinking fund.

(1) Cities of the metropolitan class are authorized and empowered to issue and sell special assessment sewer bonds, such bonds not to exceed two hundred thousand dollars, without a vote of the electors, and to use the proceeds of such bonds for the purpose of constructing or reconstructing storm or sanitary sewers where at least five-sixths of the cost of such sewers will be borne by some agency of the government of the United States of America.

(2) All principal and interest of such bonds shall be payable solely from the proceeds of special assessments levied and collected on real estate within special assessment sewer districts and, as shall be recited in such bonds, such city shall incur no liability, obligation, or indebtedness of any kind or nature on such bonds, and the city shall not pledge its credit, its general taxing power, or any part of such credit or general taxing power to support or pay such bonds. Such bonds shall be sold or exchanged for not less than the par value of such bonds and shall bear interest at a rate not to exceed the rate of interest specified in section 45-104.01, as such rate may from time to time be adjusted by the Legislature, payable semiannually.

(3) Special assessments levied for the purpose of paying such bonds shall be made payable in ten equal annual installments. The first installment shall be due and delinquent fifty days from the date of levy, the second, one year from date of levy, and a like installment shall be due and delinquent annually thereafter until all such installments are paid. Each of such installments, except such as are paid within fifty days from the date of levy, shall draw interest at a rate not to exceed the rate of interest specified in section 45-104.01, as such rate may from time to time be adjusted by the Legislature, from the date of levy until such bonds shall become delinquent, and after such bonds shall become delinquent, shall draw interest at the rate specified in section 45-104.01, as such rate may from time to time be adjusted by the Legislature. Such assessment shall be collected and enforced as in other cases of special assessments.

(4) All such special assessments and all interest accruing on such special assessments in any special assessment sewer district in which such bonds are issued and sold shall constitute a sinking fund and shall be used solely for the purpose of paying the interest on the bonds so issued and sold as such bonds accrue and for paying the principal sum of such bonds at the maturity of such bonds.

(5) All powers granted in this section are in addition to any other powers which may now have been or hereafter may be conferred upon such cities.

Source

  • Laws 1935, Spec. Sess., c. 4, § 1, p. 59;
  • C.S.Supp.,1941, § 14-559;
  • R.S.1943, § 14-517;
  • Laws 1947, c. 15, § 8, p. 86;
  • Laws 1980, LB 933, § 1;
  • Laws 1981, LB 167, § 2;
  • Laws 2022, LB800, § 168.
  • Operative Date: July 21, 2022