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Charter for the City of Houston - Page 24. 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/73.

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(1897). Charter for the City of Houston - Page 24. 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/73

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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 24
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Transcript To regulate burial grounds afid cemeteries, and to prohibit burial within the city limits if deemed advisable, and to condemn and close cemeteries and burial grounds in the thickly settled portions of the city when demanded by the public in forest; to remove, or causeel to be removed, all bodies interred in such condemned and closed cemeteries and burial grounds, and cause them to be reinterred in a suitable place, and to use such condemned ground for such purposes as may best subserve the interests of the city. To direct and control the laying and construction of railroad tracks, turnouts and switches, and to regulate the grades of the same where they are below or above the city's grade, and that they be required to be constructed and laid out so as to interfere as little as possible with the ordinary travel and use of the streels. The City Council may provide, own and maintain gas works, electric light works and water works for the use of the city and the inhabitants; and for this purpose may issue and cause to be issued the bonds of the city in such sums as may be requisite and necessary, which bonds shall bear interest at a rate of not exceeding six per cent., and shall be sold at not less than par. The City Council, by resolution, shall fix the denomination of such bonds and the date of their maturity; provided, that no such bonds shall be issued or sold until a plant of sufficient capacity has been contracted for, and then only a sufficient number of bonds shall be issued to cover the actual cost of construction or purchase. The City Council shall have authority, by ordinance duly enacted, to provide for a system of public free schools and for a public library in the City of Houston, and to this end may make appropriations of the revenues of the city in amounts within the discretion of the Council, and may receive donations of books, papers, magazines, periodicals or other property or money for the benefit of and maintenance of such public library. The City Council shall have power and authority to make all needful and proper regulations in regard to butchers, and persons selling any meats, game or fish, and shall have the