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Charter for the City of Houston - Page 19. 1897. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 22, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970_001/item/98/show/68.

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(1897). Charter for the City of Houston - Page 19. 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/68

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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 19
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Transcript of the city shall iw shall provide a less pen- offense by the laws of the ' flu ■ pu >sed by labor s or otherwise ( (he Lance, for the ork-house, on Council may imposed exe- in the name legally provide, and for the collection of am cation may be issued from the recorder's i of the City of Houston agaitist the goods and chattels, lands and tenemeiils of the person offending. Sec. 29. The City Council shall have the exclusive control and regulation of all streets, alleys, public grounds and highways within the corporate limits of the city, and shall have power to abate and remove encroachments thereon in a sum mary manner, to put drains and sewers therein, and when necessary condemn prhate property for that purpose; to permit, to prevent and regulate the laying of gas and water mains therein, and the erection of telegraph, telephone and electric Iigb; poles therein; to impose such terms as to them may seem proper for the use of the streets and sidewalks for any purpose whatever, by any person or corporation, and to demand and collect for the use of the same such compensation as to the City Council shall seem meet and proper; to regulate, establish and change the grade of all sidewalks, streets and premises, and lo require and compel the cutting doyvn or filling up and raising of such streets and premises; to construct, regulate and keep in repair all bridges, culverts, sewers and crossings, and to control and regulate the use of the same; to construct, regulate and keep in repair all necessary sidewalks and footways and si reels: to grade, cut down and fill up and pave the same; lo regulate the use, and abate and remove encroachments and obstructions thereon, and to compel the removal of the same, and to punish any person or corporation by fine, or by the imposition of a penalty to be collected in a civil suit, who shall encroach upon or obstruct the same, or who shall fail to have such encroachments withdrawn or such obstruction removed aftei being notified by the proper officer to re-