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16-655. Grading bonds; amount; sale; damages; how ascertained.The aggregate amount of such bonds issued in any one year shall not exceed fifty thousand dollars, and shall not be sold for less than their par value. If any assessment or part thereof shall fail or for any reason be invalid, the mayor and council may make such further assessments upon said lots or lands, as may be required, and collect from the owners the cost of any grading properly chargeable thereto, as herein provided; Provided, no street, avenue, alley or lane shall be so graded until the damages to property owners, if any, shall be ascertained by three disinterested freeholders to be appointed by the mayor and council and the proceedings to be the same in all respects as provided in section 16-615 for cases of change of grade. SourceLaws 1901, c. 18, § 73, p. 287; R.S.1913, § 4943; C.S.1922, § 4111; C.S.1929, § 16-640; R.S.1943, § 16-655.AnnotationsCouncil is without power to grade or change the grade of a street, including the sidewalk space, until damages are ascertained and paid. Shewell v. City of Nebraska City, 52 Neb. 138, 71 N.W. 952 (1897).