CIP Engineering

Community Investment Program

The Community Investment Program (CIP) is the long-range program for all individual capital improvement projects and funding sources. The Public Works Division is responsible for providing project management and technical services for the planning, designing and construction of City streets we drive on, water we drink, libraries we visit and parks we take our families in addition to storm water drainage systems and the water and sanitary sewer system.

The CIP is a multiple year forecast of the capital needs of the City. A capital need includes various project types such as Airports, Bikeways, Bridges, Drainage and flood control facilities, Libraries, Park and recreation centers, Police, fire and lifeguard stations, Street improvements, lights and traffic signals, Utilities undergrounding, Water and sewer facilities and pipelines.

Planning for capital improvements is an ongoing process. As the City’s infrastructure ages and as needs change, capital programs and priorities must be adjusted. New construction may be required to accommodate increased demand or replace aging facilities while existing infrastructure requires periodic rehabilitation, replacement or other improvements to protect the City’s previous investments.

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Funding Sources for Community Investment Program (CIP)

During project design and construction the City strives to integrate community concerns while efficiently using public funds, grants, etc. The Community Improvement Program is updated every year to reflect the most current program information and funding projections. The City uses an array of funding sources to pay for these projects. City funds include proceeds from impact fees, bonds and taxes. Federal and state funds can be used for upgrades to roadways, etc. Some projects are funded by special assessments, such as the 50/50 Shared Cost Sidewalk Program, in which the City and owners share the cost of replacing sidewalks.

Project Management

Manage engineering consultants selected for project design and plan preparation to ensure compliance with the design contract and City standards, ordinances and specific project goals.

• Coordination with surrounding cities and other governmental agencies for projects within or outside the City that impact the City. Agencies we routinely coordinate with are the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Dallas County Public Works, North Texas Municipal Water District, and the adjacent cities of Garland and Rockwall.

• Assist in the bidding process with the City’s Purchasing Department.

• Construction management of projects to assure quality work and public safety.

• Address citizens inquires and concerns during construction.

Technical Services

• Provide City Council with technical advice and recommendations based on project need.

• Acquisition of right-of-way and easements.

• Provide engineering support to other departments within the city.