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Charter for the City of Houston - Page 8. 1897. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 23, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970_001/item/98/show/57.

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(1897). Charter for the City of Houston - Page 8. 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/57

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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 8
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Transcript chi.rtcr. and shall have the power to administrate oaths, and shall sign all contracts and approve all accounts for purchases after the Finance Committee shall have passed upon such accounts, fn case of the disability or absence of the City Recorder the Mayor shall act in his stead. It shall be the duty of the Mayor, at the last meeting of the City Council held in January of each and every year, to present to the City Council a message containing a statement of the timincia1 condition of the city, including an itemized estimate of the cost of maintaining the various departments of the city government for the ensuing year, and the sums of money which, in his opinion, should be appropriated for the maintenance of such respective departments, together with his recommendations in regard to such appropriation, and in regard to (he percentage of taxation, and such other recommendations as in his judgment he may see fit to make. Sec. 12. The City Secretary shall attend the Council at its meetings, and keep in well bound books a correct journal of the proceedings of that body; he shall be the custodian of the laws and ordinances of the city and of all its valuable papers, records and archives, and also be the custodian of the common seal of the corporation, and shall affix the same to the lawful obligations of the city with his attestation and to certificates and other matters necessary of attestation emanating from his office, and may administer oaths in all matters pertaining to his office and city affairs. He shall keep the accounts of the city with accuracy and in well bound books showing at all times the outstanding indebtedness of the city of every description, the expenditures of each department separately and sums due the city; and shall for every obligation of the city, properly approved as provided in Section 11, issue against the City Treasurer a warrant for such sum as may be due; and he shall do and perform such other acts as he may be empowered by the Council to do; and all copies of the proceedings of the City Council or of others of the papers composing the records of the city, when duly attested by the said City Secretary, under seal of the city, shall be received as original testimony in all the courts of this State.