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An act to incorporate the City of Houston and grant a new charter to the said City of Houston
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An act to incorporate the City of Houston and grant a new charter to the said City of Houston - Page 4. February 22, 1895. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 19, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970_001/item/1109/show/1088.

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Title An act to incorporate the City of Houston and grant a new charter to the said City of Houston
Date February 22, 1895
Description A report received by John Browne, Mayor of Houston as proposed amendments to city charters.
Donor Fuermann, George
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Municipal government
  • City planning
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Browne, John T.
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • documents (object genre)
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1970-001, Box 6, Folder 11
ArchivesSpace URI /repositories/2/archival_objects/2672
Original Collection George Fuermann "Texas & Houston" Collection
Digital Collection City of Houston, Its Development and Evolution
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970_001
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
Use and Reproduction No Copyright - United States
File Name index.cpd
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Title Page 4
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Transcript f December of each year, lowing; and it shall bi e-ity council to require . be made and published, and should the .siaicment not be made in the manner and at the time provided, the treasurer f Houston, and the s liable for the a Sec. 16. The city a all meetings of the c t of such fine. .,.,-.. ted by hii- — court; shall draw all or- inspect a, I pass upon all -'--'-is the interests of the re, ■ , , • , : shall be the legal ad- iU~ city upon i... lay prescribe, and the d the same fees for attending to State cases in the recorder's court that are, allowed other -"-Tieys for the State in the trial of , In the justice courts and examining of Houston. 1 "by" the city i mayor. He shall, proxy, or by some officer of the police force, attend all regular and special meetings of the council. He shall attend upon the recorder's court, and shall promptly quelling rio isturbances of the peace within the limits of said city, and shall take in c stody all persons so offending a before the tried in the recorder's to fees and salaries allowed him by the city, -and it shall 're the duty of s of the police force to file in the recorder's court all complaints against re ons arrested by them for the commission of offenses of which the recorder's court and justices courts have concurrent jurisdiction. He shall have authority to appoint one deputy, for whose acts and conduct he shall be responsible, and such deputy shall r and authority of t marshal. He shall perform such other duties and shall be invested with such other powers, rights and authority as the city core nance con fer, not inconsistent with V He rol of the mayor and the city council, ind may be by them suspended or re- noved from office for cause deemed by ,hem adequate. He shall not absent him- elf from the city without first obtain- ; from the city council a leave of a e si...I. a of such absence. i the dura- shall a . That the assessor and collector seas -and collect all licenses and _ shall pay the same over to the treasurer weekly, on the Saturday of each week, taking duplicate receipts therefor, one of which he shall retain and the other he shall return to the council (or the proper committee «ppointed by the council to receive the same), with his report in detail, showing the several amounts received and by whom paid, which report shall be made to the first may be prov . to be ap- of'a majori'; ■en Elected and qualified, who shall p. form such duties and , sation as may be prescribed by ordinance. The council may require any officer or agent of the city, as it may deem '" give good and suffi. eat bond. with approved £ the city assessor and collect ,"r am double the amount of funds whi probably be in their hands at ; time, to be determined bj til- approved by the city council. and the city shall in like in . bonds of anv officer c through whose hands the money of the rdty may pass.