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Charter for the City of Houston - Page 30. 1897. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 15, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970_001/item/98/show/79.

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(1897). Charter for the City of Houston - Page 30. 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/79

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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 30
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Transcript 30 boats and other crafts running in said bayou to the City of Houston, foi the purpose of improving the navigation thereof; providtd, that the power in this section shall not be construed to give said corporation any jurisdiction or control over said Buffalo bayou or the banks thereof, in any manner, beyond the corporate limits of said city, except for the purpose of protecting or improving the navigation of said bayou, and shall not give said corporation jurisdiction or control to prevent or interfere with the construction of any railroad Or other bridges, by any company or person, across said bayou in such manner as not to interfere1 with the navigation of said bayou; provided, the city shall have the right to condemn land on either bank of the bayou within the corporate limits for streets, wharves and other purposes necessary for the commerce of the city. Sec. 37. That all works of improvement and public works for said City of Houston, the cost of which shall exceed the sum of one thousand dollars, shall be let out by sealed bids to the lowest ladder whom the Council in its discretion may deem best. City printing and all repairing of bridges or other similar work, of which it is manifestly impossible to make specifications, is not embraced in this requirement. The Council shall determine the nature and extent of all sidewalk, curbing, drainage, sewer and paving improvements, and the drainage and sewer districts as heretofore laid out shall remain as determined. The City Council shall designate the streets and portions of stretits on which improvements shall be constructed, and the City Engineer shall be directed to prepare plans and specifications for 1he same, for at least three classes of standard material in the case of paving, and for cement, brick and stone for curb walls, which said specifications shall be presented to the City Council and referred to the Board of Public Works, with the designation of streets and portions of streets to be improved. The Board of Public Works shall, within fifteen days, report their conclusions upon the proposed improvement and the plans and specifications therefor, when the Council shall pass upon the same. No contract shall be made or entered into until plans and specifications shall have been adopted, and