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Charter for the City of Houston - Page 21. 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/70.

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(1897). Charter for the City of Houston - Page 21. 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/70

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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 21
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Transcript houses or fences shall be issued by the City Engineer and approved by Hie Mayor. Sec. 33. That the Mayor shal annually nominate and the Council confirm by ballot, one pc. son from each ward of the city, who, together with the Mayor as president thereof, shall constitute a Board of Health of the city. The City Council shall prescribe by ordinance the powers and duties of the board and its members; and the City Secretary shall be clerk of tin; Board of Health, and shall keep a record of their proceedings. That the City Council shall have power to take such measures as they deem effectual to prevent the entrance of any pestilential, contagious, or infectious disease into the city; to stop, detain, and examine for that purpose any person coming from any place infected or- b> lieved to be infected with such disease; to establish, maintain, and regulate pest houses or hospitals within the city, or not exceeding five miles from its bounds: to cause any person who shall be suspected of being infected with any contagious disease to be sent to such pest house or hospital; to remove from the city or destroy any furniture, wearing apparel, or property of any kind which shall be suspected of being tainted or infected with pestilence; to prevent persons from infected places coming into the City of Houston, and to adopt any sanitary measure whereby the health of the city may be protected and improved; but said corporation shall not have power or authority to prevent railroad trains and passengers therein from passing through the city, but may regulate the speed of such trains passing through and prevenr their stopping; and in the exercise of such duties the city shall be held as exercising governmental functions only. Sec. 34. The City of Houston shall have the right, by ordinance duly passed by the City Council, to exercise such powers as may be necessary under the State law for the following purposes: To secure the safety- and convenience of passing in the streets, sidewalks, and other places in the city. $