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Charter for the City of Houston - Page 4. 1897. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 20, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970_001/item/98/show/53.

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(1897). Charter for the City of Houston - Page 4. City of Houston, Its Development and Evolution. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970_001/item/98/show/53

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Title Charter for the City of Houston
Publisher Texas World Publishing Company
Date 1897
Description A bill entitled An act to provide a charter for the City of Houston, Harris County, Texas.
Donor Fuermann, George
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Municipal government
  • City planning
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • documents (object genre)
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1970-001, Box 6, Folder 12
ArchivesSpace URI /repositories/2/archival_objects/2673
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 ng ihe ubli.- tool (lis Sec. 'J. There shall be appointed by the Mayor and con firmed by the City Council three citizens of the city, who shall constitute a Board of Public Works. They shall hold their office for two years and until their successors are appointed, and shall serve gratuitously. They shall be allowed, however, $500 annually, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to cover any expense incurred in the performance of their duties. All matters pertaining to public improvements involving an outlay of as much as $1000 shall be referred to said Board before they are finally approved by the Council; and they shall, within fifteen days thereafter, make their report thereon, with such recommendations as they may deem expedient. They shall examine and pass upon all plans and specifications relating to such improvements, and on all bids for the work embraced therein; and after the completion of any such work shall examine and report whether the same has been completed according to contract; and no plans or specifications for any such work shall be adopted, bids accepted, contracts awarded, or work accepted for any such improvement until the report of said Board in reference to said matters shall have been received by the Council, or until after the expiration of fifteen days after the matter was referred to Hiein. Said Board may also originate and suggest public- improvements, and prepare and recommend plans therefor, including all matters pertaining to their construction. Sec. 10. The regular meetings of the City Council shall be held in the Council Chamber on the Monday of each week, beginning at such an hour as may be fixed by the said Council, and the Mayor of his own motion may call special meetings for the transaction of special business by causing the City Secretary to serve a written notice on each alderman or leaving the same at the residence or usual place of business of each. Any three members of the Council may, in like manner, call special meetings of the Council, but no special meetings shall