Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich was joined by Greece Town Board Members Mike Barry, Brett Granville, Andrew Conlon, and Diana Christodaro, along with County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo, Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn, District Attorney Sandra Doorley, Greece Police Chief Patrick Phelan, and former Greece Police Chief Gerald Phelan for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the newly constructed Precinct 1 Police Headquarters.
The new Precinct 1 Police Headquarters is located at the Greece Town Hall Campus. The new facility will provide much needed upgrades and space to Greece Police employees. The nearly 30,000 square footage of new space contains holding cells, an evidence storage area, a training facility and an interrogation room. Additionally, the new department will house both patrol and investigation units.
The name of the new Precinct 1 Police Headquarters, which reads Gerald D. Phelan Police Headquarters, was named in honor of former Greece Police Chief Gerald D. Phelan. During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Supervisor Bill Reilich presented Gerald and his wife, Kathy, with a framed picture of the new Precinct 1 Police Headquarters.
“What a proud day for the Town Board and I to be able to dedicate this building in honor of all of the residents of the Town of Greece. I am so honored to hand the keys over to Chief Patrick Phelan and the dedicated officers of the Greece Police Department,” said Supervisor Bill Reilich. “Additionally, we are honored to have named this new facility after former Greece Police Chief Gerald Phelan, who served the Greece Community as police chief for nearly 20 years”.
Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich and members of the Town of Greece Youth Board are pleased to announce the date for the Jerry J. Helfer Memorial Food Truck Rodeo, Sunday, June 11th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Greece Town Hall. This will be in conjunction with the first Concerts at the Hall event featuring the Boomers.
Jerry Helfer was a man of exceptional character and virtue who always exhibited kindness to anyone he encountered. Throughout his life, Jerry dedicated his time and talents to making our community a better place. One of Jerry’s first positons in public service was being a member of the Greece Youth Board. Additionally Jerry served as Town Councilman from 2004 until 2013 and as Deputy Supervisor from 2014 until his untimely passing in July of 2014. Proceeds collected from the Food Truck Rodeo will go towards the Jerry J. Helfer Youth Engagement Scholarship.
The Jerry J. Helfer Youth Engagement Scholarship provides the Greece community with the opportunity to recognize a student that regularly upholds exemplary moral values, devotes time and energy into helping serve the Greece community, and consistently displays outstanding leadership skills.
Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich revealed the schedule for the Town of Greece Summer Concerts at the Hall. Please see below for the concert schedule.
June 11 – The Boomers (2pm)
In conjunction with the Jerry J. Helfer Memorial Food Truck Rodeo
July 4 – Beatlemagic (6PM) & Mickey Dolenz the Voice of the Monkees (8PM)
In conjunction with the Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
August 13 - 90 West Country Band (2pm)
In conjunction with National Nightout/Law Enforcement Recognition Night
Supervisor Bill Reilich is pleased to announce that the Town of Greece will be receiving assistance from the New York State Department of Financial Services. An RV will be at Greece Town Hall tomorrow with trained professionals who will help residents navigate through insurance concerns. The exact hours will be announced later today. If your residential property was damaged as a result of the increased lake levels and you have been unable to come to a satisfactory resolution with your insurance agency, you are invited to speak with these professionals, who will walk you through next steps.
The mission of the New York State Department of Financial Services is to guard residents against financial crisis. Their goal is to ensure fair, timely and equitable fulfilment on the financial obligations of insurance providers and to encourage high standards of business practices and public responsibility by these providers. Town of Greece lakeshore residents encourage you to utilize these professionals.
“I spoke with Governor Cuomo directly today, and he has agreed to send trained professionals who can walk residents through claims and other insurance concerns. I have been tirelessly appealing for aid for our lakeshore residents, who have had properties greatly damaged by the rising lake levels. I hope that this resource will provide some direction and comfort to residents who have been having trouble with their insurance agencies.” said Supervisor Reilich.
May 8, 2017
The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, New York 12224
Dear Governor Cuomo:
I am writing to respectfully request that you apply to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for the current Lake Ontario water level conditions to be designated as a qualifying disaster under the SBA’s low-interest disaster loan program.
As you are aware, if the SBA declares the currently elevated lake level as a disaster, homeowners and businesses along the south shore of Lake Ontario may be eligible for low-interest disaster loans to aid them in repairing any property damage not covered under an existing insurance policy. I know that you have personally visited the Town of Greece to see first-hand the devastation that the continually rising lake levels have caused, and I thank you for that. As you could see during your visit, our local residents and businesses are suffering and they will most certainly need any assistance available to repair the severe property damage that this disaster continues to cause on a daily basis. It is my hope that you will be as proactive as possible in seeking the appropriate SBA declaration so that our local homeowners and businesses will have access to the low-interest disaster loan program.
Thank you for your anticipated attention to this urgent matter. Please know that I have also contacted Senator Chuck Schumer to request any assistance he may be able to provide in this effort. Should you need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact my office at (585) 225-2000.
Very truly yours,
William D. Reilich
Supervisor Bill Reilich revealed the event schedule for the upcoming Town of Greece Memorial Day Celebration. The full schedule can be found below:
Tentative Schedule of Events – As of 5/04/17
10:00 AM – Remembrance Ceremony
11:15 AM Sharp – Mobilization Time for Parade Participants
12:00 PM – Memorial Parade
1:15 PM – Town of Greece Remembrance
2:00 PM – Post Event Luncheon
Notice is hereby given that the Tentative Assessment Roll for the Town of Greece, located in the County of Monroe, for the year 2017 has been completed by the Assessor and is available for review in the Town of Greece Assessors Office, starting the 1st Day of May 2017, Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday May 13, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Tuesday May 16, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and at any time on the Towns website.
Dated this 1st Day of May 2017
Richard Baart Assessor
Supervisor Bill is pleased to announce the re-opening of Maines Food Party Warehouse, which is the retail division of Maines Paper & Food Services.
Shoppers lined up at the doors this morning awaiting the official return of Maines. Supervisor Reilich was joined by Maines employees and the Greece Manager Bradley Burlburt to cut the ribbon and declare that Maines was once again open for business.
“I am always happy to welcome new and returning business to the Town of Greece. Ridge Road is a vital economic corridor and Maines was a popular store when it originally opened in town. I’m glad they’ve decided to return to their location and I wish them great success.” stated Supervisor Reilich.
Maines offers a 5% discount off the price of their purchases to all Veterans in the community. In addition, as part of the Maines “Give Back” program, upon registering, not-for-profits can receive a 5% donation to their charity from purchases made by their members. Details can be found in store.
Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich was joined by Greece Town Board Members David Michael Barry Jr., Brett Granville, Andrew Conlon, and Diana Christodaro for the Annual Town of Greece Arbor Day Memorial Tree Planting event earlier today. This year’s tree was planted in memory of the Department of Public Works employee, Mr. Lance Towner.
“Lance was a loved member of the DPW family. He took great pride in his job and his work ethic was admired both by his fellow coworkers, and the residents of Greece he served. He befriended so many people here at Greece Town Hall, and he will be greatly missed by all.” stated Supervisor Reilich.
The tree chosen by Lance’s family was an Eastern Bud Tree, which is known for it’s unique branching patterns. It is a beautiful tree to represent Lance.
Today, Supervisor Bill Reilich called a meeting of the members of the Town of Greece Emergency Response Team to discuss preparations in the event that the water levels in Lake Ontario continue rising. This meeting was called and conducted at the new Town of Greece Police Precinct 1 Facility.
The Supervisor was joined by Greece Town Board Members Diana Christodaro, Mike Barry, Andrew Conlon and Brett Granville. Also present from the Town were Deputy Supervisor Michelle Marini, Chief Patrick Phelan, Department of Public Works Commissioner Kirk Morris, Technical Services Director Paul Mousso, Fire Marshall Rob Drexler and their respective deputies. There was also complete attendance from all four Greece Fire Departments as well.
Supervisor Reilich discussed with all parties gathered the process for emergency preparedness and provided general instructions and guidance so that we can all work together as we prepare the Town for potential and continued stresses as a result of unnaturally high lake levels. Sand bag availability and updates were provided, as well as potential emergency evacuation plans and scenarios if water levels continue rising.
“During Hurricane Agnes, water levels rose to 247.2 in Lake Ontario. Current lake levels have been measured at 247.6, and it was agreed that we could potentially be facing levels of 248 as the waters continue rising. We want to be certain that all of our emergency services are coordinating so that we are prepared for any event that occurs. I want our residents to know that we are doing everything we can to ensure their safety first and foremost and, of course, all we can to assist them in protecting their property and businesses.” stated Supervisor Reilich.