Business View Civil and Municipal | April 2021

46 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL ARIL 2021 reconstruction. The process entails concrete panel replacement and diamond grinding. It’s $2.2 million dollars instead of $14 million, so we’re stretching our dollars to rehabilitate more streets. We’ve even undergone a pavement condition index (PCI) to prioritize areas needing conditioning and reconstruction.” Most importantly, Baytown has created a five- year capital improvement plan (CIP) prioritizing major city projects, aligning them with revenue and financing sources. Unlike other communities that annually source funds for capital projects, the city benefits from using this sophisticated tool. “Our infrastructure requires work and future investment, but the good news is we sleep at night knowing where the dollars come from,” says Davis. “We feel good about stretching every dollar that’s been entrusted to us. It’s simply a consequence of being in a great city with a great staff at the right time. I feel blessed and fortunate to be here.” PREFERRED VENDORS/PARTNERS n TGS Cedar Port Industrial Park TGS Cedar Port Industrial Park, the country’s largest rail- and barge-served master-planned development, spanning 15,000 acres in the Houston Ship Channel. n Fidelis Formed in 2003, Fidelis is one of Texas’ largest commercial real estate companies with over 60 retail properties in Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Colorado. We work closely with tenants, businesses, brokers, and communities to find right-sized, right-priced, and properly spaced shopping centers that help ensure success.