Nebraska Revised Statute 2-3226.11

Chapter 2 Section 3226.11

2-3226.11.

Flood protection and water quality enhancement bonds; use of proceeds; certain projects; county board; powers.

(1) The proceeds of bonds issued pursuant to section 2-3226.10 shall be used to pay costs of design, rights-of-way acquisition, and construction of multipurpose projects and practices for storm water management within the natural resources district issuing such bonds, including flood control and water quality. For purposes of this section, flood control and water quality projects and practices include, but are not limited to, low-impact development best management measures, flood plain buyout, dams, reservoir basins, and levees. The proceeds of bonds issued pursuant to section 2-3226.10 shall not be used to fund combined sewer separation projects in a city of the metropolitan class. No project for which bonds are issued under section 2-3226.10 shall include a reservoir or water quality basin having a permanent pool greater than four hundred surface acres. Any project having a permanent pool greater than twenty surface acres shall provide for public access.

(2) A district shall only convey real property that is acquired for a project described in subsection (1) of this section by eminent domain proceedings pursuant to sections 76-704 to 76-724 to a political subdivision or an agency of state or federal government.

(3)(a) Prior to the issuing of bonds pursuant to section 2-3226.10 or expending funds of a natural resources district encompassing a city of the metropolitan class to pay costs of a reservoir or water quality basin project or projects greater than twenty surface acres, a county board of the affected county may pass a resolution stating that it does not approve of the construction of such reservoir or water quality basin project or projects within its exclusive zoning jurisdiction. The county board shall hold a public hearing and shall vote on the resolution within ninety days after notice from the board of directors of the natural resources district of its intent to issue bonds.

(b) No proceeds from bonds issued pursuant to section 2-3226.10 or funds of a natural resources district encompassing a city of the metropolitan class may be used to pay costs of a reservoir or water quality basin project or projects greater than twenty surface acres if the county board of the affected county passes such a resolution.

(c) Sections 2-3226.10 to 2-3226.14 do not (i) limit the authority of a natural resources district with regard to reservoirs, water quality basin projects, or other projects of less than twenty surface acres or (ii) prohibit use of funds of a natural resources district for preliminary studies or reports necessary, in the discretion of the board of directors of the natural resources district, to determine whether a reservoir or water quality basin project should be presented to a county board pursuant to this section.

(4) Proceeds of bonds issued pursuant to section 2-3226.10 shall not be used to fund any project in any city or county (a) located within a watershed in which is located a city of the metropolitan class and (b) which is party to an agreement under the Interlocal Cooperation Act, unless such city or county has adopted a storm water management plan approved by the board of directors of the natural resources district encompassing a city of the metropolitan class.

(5) A natural resources district encompassing a city of the metropolitan class shall only issue bonds for projects in cities and counties that have adopted zoning regulations or ordinances that comply with state and federal flood plain management rules and regulations.

Cross References

  • Interlocal Cooperation Act, see section 13-801.