The Laws of Texas, 1921 [Volume 21] Page: 65 of 1,670
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GENERAL LAWS. 57
est of the Navigation District requires in manner and form as by
law provided for other condemnation proceedings.
SEC. 13. After any navigation district has availed itself of the
provisions of this Act, and has by a two-thirds majority of the resident
property owning tax paying voters voting at said election voted
in favor of the development of the port in the manner herein provided,
it shall thereafter be managed, governed and controlled by five (5)
Navigation and Canal Commissioners, who shall be appointed as
follows: Two of said commissioners shall be selected by a majority
of the city council of the municipality having a population of one
hundred thousand or more situated in said district, which said commissioners
shall serve for a term of one and two years respectively.
At the expiration of the term of office of said commissioners the city
council shall select their successors annually to serve for two years.
Two Navigation and Canal Commissioners and their successors, shall
be selected by the Commissioners' Court of the county wherein the
navigation district is situated, in like manner and for like terms.
One Navigation and Canal Commissioner shall be selected by a majority
vote of the city council of said municipality and. by the County
Commissioners Court of said county in joint session called by the
county judge of said county, which commissioner shall be chairman
and serve for two years and his or her successor shall be selected
in the same manner and for a like term. Each and all said commissioners
shall be freehold property tax-payers and legal voters in said
navigation district and shall give the bond and take the oath required
by Title 96 of the Revised Statutes of Texas of 1911 and shall serve
until their successors are qualified. Their duties shall be as prescribed
in Title 96 and as provided in this Act, and they shall receive
such compensation as may be fixed by the Navigation Board.
A majority of said Commissioners shall have power to act. Said
Navigation and Canal Commissioners may be removed for malfeaslance,
nonfeasance in office, inefficiency or other cause deemed sufficient
by a majority of the City Council or a majority of the Commissioners'
Court, as the case may be, the City Council having the
right to so remove a commissioner or commissioners appointed by
it, and the Commissioners' Court shall have the power to so remove
a commissioner or commissioners that it has selected, and the City
Council and Commissioners' Court shall have the right jointly to
remove the commissioner so appointed by them jointly. Should any
vacancy occur through the death, resignation or otherwise of any
commissioner, the same shall be filled for the unexpired term by
the City Council or Commissioners' Court as the case may be, the
City Council having the authority hereunder to fill the vacancies of
its appointees, and the Commissioners' Court of its appointees.
SEC. 14. The Navigation and Canal Commissioners of such navigation
district shall have full authority to employ such persons as
they may deem necessary for the construction, maintenance, operation
and development of the navigation district, its business and
facilities, prescribe their duties and to determine the amount of
SEC. 15. The provisions heretofore provided for letting of con-
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1921 [Volume 21], book, 1921; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth14933/m1/65/: accessed March 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .