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Supervisor Bill Reilich, along with Town of Greece Receiver of Taxes Andrew Conlon and the Greece Town Board, hosted a free Shredding Event for residents today. This bi-annual event takes place in both the Spring and Fall.

The Shredding Event was held at the Greece Town Hall Campus. Services were provided by Shred-Text, which is a confidential document shredding company that provides on-site shredding services. Shred-Text is also an environmentally-friendly company, as they bring 100% of the shredded paper to an authorized recycler. For more information about the company, please call 247-5250 or visit their website at www.shredtext.com.

 “The Greece Town Board Members, Receiver of Taxes Andrew Conlon, and I were happy to offer another free shredding event to residents this Spring” said Supervisor Reilich. “Hundreds turned out for this event where they were able to watch their confidential documents be shredded on site. It can be very expensive to have a shredding service come to a resident home, so I was glad to be able to provide this service for our residents free of charge. We will be scheduling another free shredding event for Greece residents this Fall – stay tuned for details! This will be our late afternoon/evening event”.

Due to the above-average water levels along the shoreline, Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich is reminding residents about speed limit restrictions for recreational activities.

In addition to the restrictions that are detailed in the County’s State of Emergency Declaration, please familiarize yourself with our Town of Greece Boating Speeds and Restrictions.

Excerpts on Town of Greece Boating Laws (Chapter 65)

Boating Speeds and Restrictions

  • No vessel shall be operated within the channel of Braddock Bay in a manner or at a speed that unreasonably interferes with or endangers any vessel or person or that passes any vessel proceeding in the same direction, but in no event at a speed exceeding five miles per hour.
  • No vessel shall be operated in Buttonwood Creek in a manner or at a speed that causes a wake that unreasonably interferes with or endangers a dock, pier, raft, floating object, or anchored or moored vessel, swimmer or freshwater wetland feature, but in no event at a speed exceeding five miles per hour.
  • No vessel shall be operated within 100 feet of the shore of Braddock Bay and Salmon Creek in a manner or at a speed that causes a wake that unreasonably interferes with or endangers a dock, pier, raft, floating object, anchored or moored vessel, swimmer or freshwater wetland feature, but in no event at a speed exceeding five miles per hour.
  • No vessel shall be operated in Lake Ontario contiguous to the Town of Greece within 200 feet of the shore, a dock, pier, raft, floating object or an anchored or moored vessel at a speed exceeding five miles per hour.

Supervisor Bill Reilich invites all to attend the 2019 Town of Greece Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance Ceremony on Monday, May 27th, 2019. The full schedule can be found below:

10:00 AM – Remembrance Ceremony, hosted by the American Legion at 344 Dorsey Road

11:15 AM Sharp – Mobilization Time for Parade Participants

12:00 PM – Memorial Parade, which will be led by our own Greece Post 468 Color Guard and will proceed down Long Pond Road from Janes Road to the Greece Town Hall Campus

1:15 PM – Town of Greece Remembrance Ceremony, held at the Greece Town Hall Pavilion

All events are free and open to the public.

The Town of Greece plants a tree each year in observance of Arbor Day. Again this year, Greece has been named a Tree City USA for the 22nd consecutive year. This commitment has continued because of the support of Supervisor Bill Reilich, the Greece Town Board, and the dedicated members of our Tree Council.

The Town of Greece marks Arbor Day with an annual tree planting on the Greece Town Hall Campus. The Town of Greece has been recognized by Tree City USA, which is a nationwide movement that provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees. Greece has been committed to remaining a Tree City USA, we have an active tree council, a community tree ordinance, as a town we spend at least $2 per capita on forestry, which culminates with our participation in celebrating Arbor Day.

To learn more about Arbor Day, explore educational resources, and read about its history, please visit the Arbor Day Foundation Website at https://www.arborday.org/celebrate/. If you are interested in learning more about Tree City USA and the benefits associated with the Town of Greece maintaining this status, please click here: https://www.arborday.org/programs/treecityusa/benefits.cfm.

In honor of Arbor Day this year, we have planted a tree near our new outdoor community walk track on the Greece Town Hall Campus. The tree that was chosen to be planted this year is the flowering crabapple tree. When it matures, it will bloom with bright pink flowers which will provide, in addition to the natural shade from its branches, a beautiful backdrop to our campus.

“We are proud to have once again been recognized as a Tree City USA Community” said Supervisor Reilich. “The Tree Council, our Greece Town Board, and I are committed to attaining this goal every year. The tree planted in the walking track area is the first of several trees we will be planting in the area to provide some shade to the many residents and their families who take advantage of the walking trail”.

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich has revealed the schedule for the 2019 Town of Greece Summer Concert Series. Please see below for the concert schedule.

June 11 – Eddie Lee & Closing Time (6pm)

In conjunction with a Food Truck Rodeo

July 4 – Ruby Shooz (5:30PM) & Nik & the Nice Guys (8PM)

In conjunction with the Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

August 18 – Zac Brown Tribute Band (2pm)

In conjunction with the Jerry J. Helfer Memorial Food Truck Rodeo

We invite the community to join us for these free family friendly events. Stay tuned for additional details. All events are held at the Greece Town Hall Campus – 1 Vince Tofany Boulevard.

Supervisor Bill Reilich, Councilman Mike Barry, and Councilwoman Diana Christodaro are pleased to present an evening discussion on the availability of grant funds for the 2019 Greece Residential Improvement Program, otherwise known as “GRIP”, on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at 6:00pm. The presentation and discussion will be held at the Greece Public Library Main Branch, 2 Vince Tofany Boulevard, in the Frear Conference Room. Greece residents of the 1st and 4th wards are invited to attend.

This federally funded program through the United States Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) allows the Town to provide grants up to $4,800 to income-eligible homeowner’s that are in need of a major home repair or improvement project to their home. 

To be eligible to participate in the program, the home must be a single-family, owner-occupied dwelling, located within the Town of Greece. The home cannot be a rental property nor can the assessed value exceed $119,000. Other eligibility criteria must be met in order to be fully approved. Department of Development Services and Building Department staff that oversees the CDBG program will be available to answer any questions and to provide assistance with the application process.

The overall purpose of the GRIP program is to identify and address needed home repairs and rehabilitation activities to achieve safe and decent housing within the Town. Therefore, GRIP grants will pay for only essential rehabilitation projects, including health and safety repairs, accessibility improvements, structural and major system repairs, and energy conservation upgrades. These include structural, weather-related, or safety issues that could create dangerous living conditions. Applicants must meet all program guidelines in order to qualify for the program. Funding is limited and applications are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis and need to be fully approved and documented before projects can proceed.

Town of Greece residents residing in the 1st and 4th wards are invited to participate in this presentation. For additional information or questions about eligibility, please contact the Town of Greece GRIP office at (585) 723-2384.

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich has announced that signup forms for the Sixth Annual 5K Freedom Run are now available on the Town of Greece website under the “Special Events” tab on the lower right hand corner of the website. You may also register through the Run Sign Up Website at https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Rochester/Greece5KFreedomRun. Hard copy registration forms are also available on the second floor of Greece Town Hall, 1 Vince Tofany Boulevard. The 5K Freedom Run will be part of the Town of Greece Old Fashioned Fourth July Celebration.

Packet pickup will take place on Monday, July 1st, Tuesday, July 2nd, and Wednesday, July 3rd at the second floor of Greece Town Hall from 9am-5pm. A t-shirt will be given to every person who pre-registers. A medal will be given to every person who finishes the race. The cost of pre-registration is $25/person.

Check-in will take place at 7:00am on July 4th at the Greece Town Hall Campus and the race will begin at 7:30am. Day-of registration will be available. The cost of day-of registration will be $30/person. The course will begin and end near the Town of Greece Court House (4 Vince Tofany Boulevard). Timing for the 5k will be conducted by Yen Timing Services. The course map is available on the Town of Greece website under the “Special Events” tab on the lower right hand corner of the website.

In addition to the 5K Freedom Run, the Town of Greece will also be hosting a “Super Hero Sprint” for children. This event will begin at 9:00am and will be one mile in length. Each participant will receive a t-shirt and a super hero mask. Register in person at the Greece Community and Senior Center or online at www.greeceny.gov/departments/cscparks. Registration is available May 6th – June 2nd for $5/child and June 3rd – July 4th for $6/child.

Supervisor Bill Reilich has revealed the event schedule for the upcoming Town of Greece Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony for Monday, May 27th, 2019. Please see the full schedule below:

Tentative Schedule of Events – As of 4/22/19

10:00 AM – Remembrance Ceremony, hosted by the American Legion at 344 Dorsey Road

11:15 AM Sharp – Mobilization Time for Parade Participants

12:00 PM – Memorial Parade, which will proceed down Long Pond Road from Janes Road to the Greece Town Hall Campus

1:15 PM – Town of Greece Remembrance Ceremony, held at the Greece Town Hall Pavilion

All events are free and open to the public.

Supervisor Bill Reilich, Councilman Josh Jensen, and Councilman William Murphy are pleased to present an evening discussion on the availability of grant funds for the 2019 Greece Residential Improvement Program, otherwise known as “GRIP”, on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The meeting will be at Journey Christian Church, 3955 Mt. Read Blvd, in the Upper East Wing Room.

This federally funded program through the United States Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) allows the Town to provide grants up to $4,800 to income-eligible homeowner’s that are in need of a major home repair or improvement project to their home. 

To be eligible to participate in the program, the home must be a single-family, owner-occupied dwelling, located within the Town of Greece. The home cannot be a rental property nor can the assessed value exceed $119,000. Other eligibility criteria must be met in order to be fully approved. Department of Development Services and Building Department staff that oversees the CDBG program will be available to answer any questions and to provide assistance with the application process.

The overall purpose of the GRIP program is to identify and address needed home repairs and rehabilitation activities to achieve safe and decent housing within the Town. Therefore, GRIP grants will pay for only essential rehabilitation projects, including health and safety repairs, accessibility improvements, structural and major system repairs, and energy conservation upgrades. These include structural, weather-related, or safety issues that could create dangerous living conditions. Applicants must meet all program guidelines in order to qualify for the program. Funding is limited and applications are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis and need to be fully approved and documented before projects can proceed.

Town of Greece residents residing in the 2nd and 3rd wards are invited to participate in this presentation. Look for upcoming dates to be announced for residents in the 1st and 4th wards of Town. For additional information or questions about eligibility, please contact the Town of Greece GRIP office at (585) 723-2384.

This week’s meeting of the Greece Town Board boasted a visit from a popular organization in our area. Members of the Rochester Street Machines, including Frank Butera, Richard Windhauser, Joe Zarcone, Tim Smith, Roy Hovey, and Dan Lavell attended the Greece Town Board Meeting for a special presentation. They presented Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich and the Greece Town Councilmembers with a check in the amount of $1,000 to be used towards upcoming programs. They also presented Greece Parks and Recreation Director Peter O’Brien with a plaque thanking him for his dedication to keeping our local parks safe beautiful.

The Street Machines of Rochester is composed of socially active car enthusiasts from across Western New York. Every year they host the Outdoor Auto Show, and some of the proceeds collected from this incredibly popular event is donated to such organizations as the Greece Volunteer Ambulance and the Greece Special Police. They are constantly looking for ways to give back to the community – whether it be by ringing the bell for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign or by visiting a local nursing home during the holidays to bring cheer to residents.

“The Town of Greece is very thankful for the generous donation the Street Machines of Rochester made to benefit our programs, activities, and facilities” said Supervisor Reilich. “We truly appreciate the many ways in which the members of the Rochester Street Machines give back to the community”.