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for Popular Government Vol. 4 Issue 3, Dec 1936
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In 1937, the state's counties needed to reevaluation property tax choosing one of two options, full reevaluation or horizontal increase/decrease. Horizontal increase/decrease refers to a raise or lessening of taxes with a uniform percentage instead of the costly and time consuming of assessing every parcel. Boards of Commissioners were responsible for making this decision for their counties.
Traffic Bureaus appeared in the state's larger metropolitan areas like Raleigh, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem, before other smaller municipalities adopted and adapted similar traffic plans. These bureaus were intended to have officials deal with increasing traffic violations but the constitutionality of these organizations was challenged by the Attorney General.
The 1937 Legislature tackled several major topics pertaining to the state's participation in the new Social Security Policy and issues in agriculture concerning crop control and soil conservation. Top priority was given to agreement over a new state budget.
The Catawba Station, Charlotte's 60,000,000 gallon water storage station was located 5.4 miles outside of the city. The station treated the city's water and had the capability to treat 10,000,000 of raw water daily. Two plants with a 12,000,000 gallon capacity handled the city's sewage and both were located six miles outside the city.