Nebraska Statutes: 23-107


23-107. Public grounds and buildings; sale or lease; terms; illegal sale; when validated.

The county board shall have power to make all orders respecting the property of the county; to keep the county buildings insured; to sell the public grounds or buildings of the county, and purchase other properties in lieu thereof; Provided, that the county board may, if it deems it for the best interests of the county, sell county property upon such terms of credit as shall be determined upon by resolution of the board; but any deferred payment shall be for not more than two-thirds of the purchase price, which shall be secured by note or notes, and a first mortgage upon the property so sold, and shall draw not less than six percent interest per annum from date until paid, the interest to be paid annually. The county board shall also have the power to sell or negotiate, without recourse upon the county, the notes and mortgages so taken; but they shall not be sold for less than par value including accrued interest. If, for any reason, such sale of the public grounds by a county board was irregular, illegal, or void, and the purchaser of such public grounds or his grantees have been in open, notorious, undisputed, continuous and adverse possession thereof for more than ten years, and during which ten years the county board has not refunded or offered to refund the purchase price, then in all such cases the county board is authorized and empowered and, when requested by the proper person, is required to convey to the purchaser of such grounds or his grantees, by good and sufficient deed without cost, the fee simple title to the public grounds so irregularly or illegally sold.

Laws 1879, § 24, p. 360;
Laws 1887, c. 26, § 1, p. 350;
Laws 1905, c. 44, § 1, p. 287;
R.S.1913, § 952;
Laws 1915, c. 17, § 1, p. 73;
C.S.1922, § 852;
Laws 1925, c. 93, § 1, p. 273;
Laws 1929, c. 60, § 2, p. 231;
C.S.1929, § 26-105;
Laws 1931, c. 40, § 1, p. 134;
Laws 1933, c. 36, § 1, p. 236;
Laws 1939, c. 28, § 5, p. 144;
Laws 1941, c. 48, § 2, p. 235;
C.S.Supp.,1941, § 26-105;
Laws 1943, c. 57, § 1(3), p. 224;
R.S.1943, § 23-107;
Laws 1961, c. 84, § 1, p. 294;
Laws 1971, LB 698, § 1;
Laws 1975, LB 125, § 1;
Laws 1977, LB 363, § 1.

This section is not applicable to property acquired under the Industrial Development Act of 1961. State ex rel. Meyer v. County of Lancaster, 173 Neb. 195, 113 N.W.2d 63 (1962).

Option of lessee to purchase county’s land in case of contemplated sale does not avoid lease for ninety-nine years, since no sale is involved. Lindburg v. Bennett, 117 Neb. 66, 219 N.W. 851 (1928).

Board may buy but not mortgage the poor farm. Stewart v. Otoe County, 2 Neb. 177 (1873).

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