14-525. Bonds; maximum indebtedness allowed; how computed; deductions allowed.

The bonded indebtedness of the city shall not at any time exceed in the aggregate five percent of the taxable value of the taxable property within its corporate limits. The value shall be determined from the assessment of the taxable value of the property of the city. In order to arrive at the net amount of the aggregate indebtedness referred to in this section, there shall be deducted from the total bonded indebtedness of the city and excepted therefrom bonds issued to acquire the water plant and the gas plant and any bonds which may be issued to acquire or construct electric light or power plants or other utility plants or systems when a charge for the service is provided sufficient to pay the bonded obligations therefor and pledges made to that end, bonds which may be issued to construct subways or conduits when the revenue charged for the use of such may be sufficient to retire the bonds and is pledged to that end, and all other bonds the payment of which is secured by pledges of a special assessment sinking fund in the nature of a sinking fund of any character other than the general sinking fund of the city. There shall be included in such indebtedness all floating indebtedness of the city which under section 14-524 may be funded by the issuance of bonds.

Source:Laws 1921, c. 116, art. IV, § 20, p. 477; C.S.1922, § 3646; C.S.1929, § 14-523; R.S.1943, § 14-525; Laws 1992, LB 719A, § 38.