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Charter for the City of Houston - Page 32. 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/81.

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(1897). Charter for the City of Houston - Page 32. 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/81

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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 32
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Transcript the space between double tracks and between the main track, side tracks, or turnouts. Any railroad or street railway company proposing to occupy any street already occupied by any other such company, shall, besides paying for paving along their tracks as above provided, be required to also pay for paving between the tracks of said two road-i to within twelve inches of the track of such other road; and such cost shall be a lien upon the property and franchises of the company. Should any railroad or street railway company propose to lay a track on any street or portion of a street which shall have been improved under the provisions of this act, it shall become liable, according to the portion of street occupied by such company as defined above, for such portion of the c03t of improvement as the City Council may direct, not in excess of what would have been its proportion of the original cost of the improvement had its track been on the ground when the improvement was made. Before any railroad or street railway company shall be permitted to occupy such improved street or portion of street, it shall file with the City Secretary, in writing, prepared by the City Attorney, an acceptance of the terms on which its occupancy shall be permitted. Sec. 38. That no officer of the City of Houston shall be pecuniarily interested, directly or indirectly, in any contract let by the city nor in any work done by the city; and in the event that any such officer should become interested as aforesaid in any contract tir work by the city, then the said contract shall become null and void and any such work shall be discontinued, and new contract shall be made or new arrangements made for continuing the work before any further progress is made under contract or otherwise. See.-39. That the Council shall have power and authority to establish one or more markets and market places, and within the sale of fresh meats, game, fresh fish, poultry, eggs, vegetables and such country produce and wares and merchandise as is usually sold in markets at any place in said city other than said markets and market places so established, and to