City of Seward, NE
Seward County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Seward as Ch. 1, Art. 1, of the 1976 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The City of Seward, Nebraska is hereby found and declared to be a City of more than 5,000 persons. The municipality shall be governed by the laws of Nebraska regulating Cities of the First Class. (Neb. RS 16-101)
[Amended 8-21-1984 by Ord. No. 16-84]
All process affecting the municipality may be served by personal, residence, or certified mail service upon the Chief Executive Official or the Clerk. [Neb. RS 16-115, 25-510.02(2)]
The municipality is a body corporate and politic. It shall have the power to sue and be sued; to purchase, lease, lease with option to buy or acquire by gift or devise, and to hold real and personal property within or without the corporate limits of the municipality, and real estate sold for taxes for the use of the municipality in such manner and upon such terms and conditions as may be deemed in the best interests of the municipality; to sell and convey, exchange, or lease any real or personal property owned by the City, including park land, in such manner and upon such terms and conditions as may be deemed in the best interests of the City, except that real estate owned by the City may be conveyed without consideration to the State of Nebraska for state armory sites or, if acquired for state armory sites, shall be conveyed in the manner strictly as provided in Neb. RS 18-1001 to 18-1006; to make all contracts and do all other acts in relation to the property and concerns of the City necessary to the exercise of its corporate powers; and to exercise such other and further powers as may be conferred by law. (Neb. RS 16-201)
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
The municipality shall have the power to revise the ordinances of the municipality from time to time and publish the same in book form. The revision shall be evidenced by a general codification ordinance which shall embrace all ordinances preserved as changed or added to and perfected by revision and shall embrace all the ordinances of every nature preserved, and be a repeal of all ordinances in conflict with such revision. All ordinances in force at the time of the codification shall continue in force for the purpose of all rights acquired, fines, penalties, forfeitures, and liabilities incurred. (Neb. RS 16-247)
In accordance with the term and conditions of the Nebraska General Emergency Succession Act, the governing body hereby declares that it is necessary and advisable to invoke the provisions of said Act in the municipality. The provisions of the Act are binding on the office of the municipal government, whether now in office or hereafter elected or appointed. (Neb. RS 84-1101 through 84-1117)