The communities -- Conoy Township, Elizabethtown, Mount Joy Township and West Donegal Township -- conducted the community survey to determine public opinion on a wide range of local issues. Elected officials and administrative staff from each municipality will use the results to put the comprehensive plan together, which will guide planning efforts and priorities for the area for the foreseeable future.
You can find the full report on Elizabethtown's website. Although not scientific, the survey does shed light on what residents in the area are thinking.
Overall, more than 90 percent of residents said the quality of life in the Elizabethtown area is "good" or "excellent." Despite more than 31 percent who said taxes are very high, other numbers bear out the quality of life:
- 83 percent rated the schools in the Elizabethtown Area School District as either excellent, very good or good.
- 74 percent rated police protection as either excellent or good.
- 87 percent rated fire protection as either excellent or good.
- 84 percent rated the libraries as either excellent or good.