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16-633. Improvements; assessments against public lands.If, in any city of the first class, there shall be any real estate belonging to any county, school district, city, municipal or other quasi-municipal corporation abutting upon the street, avenue or alley whereon paving or other special improvements have been ordered, it shall be the duty of the county board, board of education or other proper officers to pay such special taxes; and, in the event of the neglect or refusal of such board or other officers to pay such taxes, or to levy and collect the taxes necessary to pay for such improvements, the city may recover the amount of such special taxes in a proper action. The judgment thus obtained may be enforced in the usual manner, and the signatures of such corporations to all petitions shall have like force and effect as that of other owners. SourceLaws 1901, c. 18, § 48, LV, p. 259; Laws 1901, c. 19, § 4, p. 307; Laws 1907, c. 13, § 1, p. 111; R.S.1913, § 4927; C.S.1922, § 4095; C.S.1929, § 16-624; R.S.1943, § 16-633.AnnotationsThough church property, used exclusively for church purposes, is exempt from general taxation under the Constitution, such property is not exempt from special assessments for local improvements. City of Beatrice v. Brethren Church of Beatrice, 41 Neb. 358, 59 N.W. 932 (1894).Officers representing state, county, or school districts, may not sign petition for paving on behalf of the property of the district they represent. Von Steen v. City of Beatrice, 36 Neb. 421, 54 N.W. 677 (1893).