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Charter for the City of Houston - Page 31. 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/80.

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(1897). Charter for the City of Houston - Page 31. 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/80

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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 31
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Transcript 31 an advertisement inviting sealed proposals shall have been published in at least four issues of some daily paper published in the City of Houston, stating the amount and kind of work to be done and Jie materials upon which bids are desired. No bids shall he considered unless made in accordance with the plans and specifications, and no allowance for extra work shall ever be made or paid for, but a separate contract shall be made by authority of the Council for such work as may be necessary. The sealed proposals shall be addressed to the City Secretary, and shall be opened only in the presence of the City Council at a regular meeting. Bond and security, to be fixed and approved by the City Council, shall be required of all contractors. When any proposals for work have been opened, as above provided, they shall be referred to the Board of Public Works, and the City Engineer shall be required to make from the proposals an estimate of the cost of the whole work according to the plans and specifications adopted, on each proposal for eaeh class of material, which estimate shall be presented to the Hoard of Public Works for their information, and upon the report of the said Board of Public Works being made to the Conned action shall be taken on the proposals and the contract awarded; provided, that the Council in its discretion may reject any and all bids. If no bids be received, or those received be rejected, then and in that event the work may be proceeded with under the direction of the Street and Bridge Committee and the City Engineer, which latter officer shall be charged in all cases with proper supervision of all works of improvement, that the plans and specifications may be properly carried out. Any railroad or street railway company shall be liable for the cost of grading, paving, repairing or repaying, or otherwise improving the portion of the street or intersections used or occupied by such railway company, and such cost shall be a lien upon the property and franchises of the company. The portion of a street occupied by any railroad or any street railway company shall be deemed to mean all that portion of the same between the rails of all tracks laid and extending twelve inches beyond fhe outer edge of the rails of such road, and including