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Charter for the City of Houston - Page 16. 1897. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 16, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970_001/item/98/show/65.

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(1897). Charter for the City of Houston - Page 16. 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/65

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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 16
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Transcript 16 and no "right of way" shall be granted until such examination shall be made and reported upon, in order to better protect the rights of property owners along the several streets; provided, ihat there shall be no cost attached to the city. No railway company or street railway company within the limits of the city shall lay down additional tracks within the said limits without a special permit from the City Council being first had and obtained; and it shall be the duty of the City Engineer to examine and report on such application as to the advisability of granting said special permit; and the City Engineer shall be tequired to do and perforin such other acts as may be lav fully fixed by the City Council. See. 21. It shall be the duty of the Sewer Inspector to inspect all sewerage and plumbing work performed in the City of Houston, and take snch steps as may be necessary to enforce the observance of all ordinances of said city relating to plumbing, sewerage and drainage, and also to perform such other services relating to the engineering department of the city government as may be required of him by the City Engineer and Sewer Committee. Sec. 22. The City Health Officer shall be a physician in good standing and shall, in conjunction with the Mayor and the City Council, have general charge of the sanitation of the city. He shall keep a register of births and deaths in the city and shall report the same to the Council at the first meeting of that body in each month; shall attend professionally on paupers when they shall need medical attention, and shall do and perform such other acts and be guided by such regulations as maybe prescribed by the City Council. Sec. 23. The City Scavenger in all matters pertaining to privies and water closets shall have and exercise such powers as may lawfully be conferred upon him by the City Council, which shall have the authority to provide by ordinance that he may collect his fees in advance; and it shall be the duty of all persons to obey his orders or instructions in reference; thereto, under penalty of fine to be fixed by ordinance; he shall be the only person empowered to remove night soil and shall receive such fees as may be fixed by the City Council; and he shall do