To help ensure McHenry County residents and businesses enjoy a high level of public services, CMAP is partnering with McHenry County and local governments to study how all levels of government in the county can better coordinate activities and investments. The study aims to increase government efficiency and reduce costs while maintaining and elevating the quality of services provided. This partnership of CMAP’s Local Technical Assistance program, the McHenry County Council of Governments, and McHenry County will only succeed if everyone contributes their ideas.
We are requesting your assistance assessing the current government services and assets in your jurisdiction. Working with our partners at municipalities and special government districts, we are compiling a full list of what services are offered, whether each service is conducted in-house or via contract services, and whether service sharing is already occurring.
We would like to ask you to help by filling out the inventory, available at the link below, for your jurisdiction. Over the coming weeks, each municipality and special government district’s participation in this inventory will be requested. Please fill out the relevant information for you government, and send the completed inventory to Brian Daly, CMAP’s project manager for this study, by June 17, 2019.
The form outlines questions across four topic areas and should be completed for all departments:
- Services. Services provided to residents by the County, by each municipality, and by each special district, such as road resurfacing, tree planting and trimming, and inspection services.
- Facilities. Properties and structures owned by the County, by each municipality, and by each special district, such as public works facilities, schools, libraries, and community centers. This includes facilities used for equipment storage and maintenance activities.
- Equipment. Equipment involved in the delivery of public works, police, fire, or other services that is owned by the County, each municipality, and each special district. This includes vehicles, heavy or specialized equipment, or other equipment with an acquisition cost of $25,000 or more.
- Personnel. County, municipal, and special district employees performing services, including full-time, regular part-time, or seasonal, paid or unpaid, and in-house or contract positions.
Thank you for your participation in this project. Once complete, we hope the study will help your local government as you continue to provide a high level of services for McHenry County residents. The members of the project team would be more than happy to discuss the project with you further. If you would like to meet or if you have any questions, please feel free contact the project team.