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Charter for the City of Houston - Page 9. 1897. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 20, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970_001/item/98/show/58.

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(1897). Charter for the City of Houston - Page 9. 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/58

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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 9
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Transcript 9 Sec. m The City Treasurer shall have the custody of all ■moneys belonging to the city, and shall receive all moneys and revenues coming into the city treasury, and pay the same out on properly issued warrants, and shall give ample and acceptable bond 10 cover all funds in his custody. He shall keep (he moneys of the city on deposit in some bank in the City of Houston, and shall keep his accounts in well bound books, which books shall be open to the inspection of any citizen at any reasonable and proper time. He shall prepare and publish annually in some daily newspaper printed in the City of Houston an accurate and detailed statement and account oi the receipts and disbursements of the revenues of the city, and tan condition of the treasury, which statement shall be prepared and made up to the last day of December of each year and published on or before the 15th day of January following; and should the said statement not be made in the manner and at the time provided above the City Treasurer shall be liable to a fine of $500, to be recovered in the district court of Harris county at the suit of the City Attorney for and in behalf of the City of Houston, and the sureties of the City Treasurer on his official bond shall be liable for the amount of such fine. He shall aho be the treasurer of the school fund of the city, and shall receive such compensation for the discharge of the duties of City Treasurer and treasurer of the school fund as thiv Council may determine. Sec. 14. That the City Marshal shall be the chief police officer of the city, under the Mayor. He shall in person, or by -ome officer of the police force, attend all regular and special meetings of the Council. He shall attend upon the recorder's court, i,nd shall promptly execute and return all process issued from said court. He shall be active in quelling riots, disorders and disturbances of the peace within the limits of said city, lie shall arrest all offenders against the ordinances of the city for offenses committed in his presence or upon information or demand of any reliable persons, and shall have authority to take bail for their appearances before the Recorder, and in default of giving which bail he shall commit them to the city prison for safe keeping until they can be brought before the