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Charter for the City of Houston - Page 15. 1897. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 24, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970_001/item/98/show/64.

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(1897). Charter for the City of Houston - Page 15. 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/64

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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 15
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Transcript 15 sufficient securities, in the sum of five thwis- approved by the City Council, cemditioned or more good and s and dollars, to be ill faithfully, correctly and efficiently discharge the duties of his office during the term of his incumbency, and in case of injury to any person through error, in competency, negligence or fraud on his part, that he shall pay the party injured thereby all damages resulting from such injury. He shall also take and subscribe to an oath of office before some competent authority to well and truly, and to the best of his skill and ability, discharge and perform the duties of his office. , It shall be the duly of the City Engineer to ascertain the established monuments of the city survey, and from thence to extend the surveys of the city, and from thence to locate, establish and survey all private property and streets when called on oi'required so to do. It shall be the duty of the City Engineer to attend the regular meetings of the City Council, and he shall report from time to time the condition and progress of any public works under his supervision and control, and also make suitable re ports from lime to time when specially directed or required by the City Council. He shall make an annual report, setting forth the amount of work, performed during the municipal year, the kind or character and cost of said work, and generally give a clear, concise and business-like statement of the entire operations of his office. If shall be the duty of the City Engineer, upon the application of am person desiring to construct any improvement, to furnish to such applicant a permit, which permit shall be presented to the Mayor for his approval, and when approved by him, shall be full authority for the construction of such improvement. Xo "right of way" over any of the streets within the city shall be granted to any railway company unless a map and profile of the% grades along the streets named shall accompany fhe application and ordinance, and it shall be the duty of the City Engineer fo inspect any and all such maps and profiles, and report the result of his investigation to the City Council,