Through CMAP’s Local Technical Assistance program, the McHenry County Council of Governments and McHenry County are leading an effort to develop a coordinated investment study. The goals of the project are to ensure that McHenry County residents and businesses can enjoy a high level of efficient public services at a low cost by studying ways to streamline intergovernmental cooperation, increase efficiencies, and reduce costs while maintaining and elevating the quality of services.
The project’s goal is to identify strategies for coordinated investment and service provision in light of constrained resources and rising costs. The project will assess current service sharing practices of local governments in McHenry County, analyze new opportunities for sharing services and coordinating transportation-related improvements and maintenance, outline a process for implementing shared service delivery, and build capacity for collaboration to achieve land use and transportation goals. The study will include, but is not limited to, the following topics:
- Shared service delivery;
- Coordinated investment in capital projects;
- Joint procurement;
- Joint contract bidding;
- Consolidated services; and
- Coordination with special districts.