23-104. Powers.

Each county shall have power: (1) To purchase and hold the real and personal estate necessary for the use of the county; (2) to purchase, lease, lease with option to buy, acquire by gift or devise, and hold for the benefit of the county real estate sold by virtue of judicial proceedings in which the county is plaintiff or is interested; (3) to hold all real estate conveyed by general warranty deed to trustees in which the county is the beneficiary, whether the real estate is situated in the county so interested or in some other county or counties of the state; (4) to sell, convey, exchange, or lease any real or personal estate owned by the county in such manner and upon such terms and conditions as may be deemed in the best interest of the county; (5) to enter into compacts with other counties to exercise and carry out powers possessed by or conferred by law upon each county separately; and (6) to make all contracts and to do all other acts in relation to the property and concerns of the county necessary to the exercise of its corporate powers, except that no lease agreement for the rental of equipment shall be entered into if the consideration for all lease agreements for the fiscal year exceeds one-tenth of one percent of the total taxable value of the taxable property of the county.

Source:Laws 1879, § 22, p. 359; Laws 1889, c. 61, § 1, p. 491; R.S.1913, § 951; C.S.1922, § 851; C.S.1929, § 26-104; R.S.1943, § 23-104; Laws 1953, c. 48, § 2, p. 174; Laws 1963, c. 109, § 1, p. 437; Laws 1967, c. 116, § 1, p. 364; Laws 1979, LB 187, § 92; Laws 1992, LB 1063, § 13; Laws 1992, Second Spec. Sess., LB 1, § 13.