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Town of Greece Supervisor Bill Reilich and the Greece Town Board have released their proposed budget for the town which reduces taxes again this year. The proposed rate decrease will to go down from the current $6.33 per $1,000 in property value to $6.29 per $1,000 property value.  This will be the 4th year that they town tax rate has decreased.

“When I first took office in 2014, I inherited a budget that was running with a 9% deficit” said Supervisor Reilich. “I knew that we needed to take immediate action to right the town’s finances and bring the budget into balance. Our efforts included not only focusing on reducing our costs, but also finding ways to develop new revenue streams and enhance current ones.  There was a great deal of effort on both parts and we are now seeing the benefits of our cost-cutting measures. Additionally, we have brought many new amenities and enhanced services to our residents while decreasing our tax rate again in 2019”.

The proposed 2019 budget and capital plan includes:

  • A strong $1,000,000 below the tax cap.
  • Enhancements and expansion of recreational programs at the Community and Senior Center.
  • The planned rehabilitation of another park shelter.
  • Improvements to our Town Hall Service Mall.
  • A plan to install permanent generators in the remaining town facilities to ensure uninterrupted operation during emergencies.
  • The final debt payment on the Greece Public Library facility.

“None of the improvements we are proposing will use any debt to finance them. Because we took action in 2014, we are able to finance more improvements through cash rather than debt.  This continues to keep the town’s finances on a sound long-term footing” Reilich said.  “I fully expect another reduction in the tax rate next year as we continue to improve and develop alternative revenues. We are taking an incremental approach toward reducing the tax rate, and one that is sustainable”.

A public hearing on the proposed budget is scheduled for Wednesday, November 7th at 5:30 pm at Greece Town Hall.

The flags on the Greece Town Hall Campus will be flown at half-staff until sunset on October 31, 2018 in solemn respect for the victims of the tragedy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 27th, 2018. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this horrible act of violence.

Supervisor Reilich is pleased to announce the first of two public forums to be held in conjunction with the town’s 2019 Comprehensive Plan Update. The forum will be held from 4:00pm – 7:00pm on Thursday, November 15, 2018 in Community Rooms A and B in Greece Town Hall, 1 Vince Tofany Boulevard, Rochester, New York 14612. 

There will be no formal presentation; instead, the town is looking to hear from residents on a variety of topics that continue to shape the town, including but not limited to housing, jobs and economic development, and the changing face of retail. The town’s Comprehensive Plan Update Advisory Committee has already begun discussing some of these issues and is reaching out to key stakeholders. The next critical step is to seek input from town residents. Town officials and the consultant team will be on hand to answer questions and collect comments.

The 2019 Comprehensive Plan Update is a capstone document that includes by reference other recently completed plans like the 2014 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, the 2015 Sanitary Sewer Master Plan, and the 2016 Parks Master Plan.  

For more information please contact Scott Copey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone at 723-2356.

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich was joined by Greece Town Board Members Mike Barry, Josh Jensen, Bill Murphy, and Diana Christodaro for an official Eagle Scout Medal and Proclamation Presentation Ceremony at Tuesday evening’s Town Board Meeting. The Town of Greece Eagle Scout Recognition Medal and Proclamation is presented to all Boy Scouts who have recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in their local troop.

“It is an honor for me to be able to present these medals to the hard working and determined young men who have shown that commitment and perseverance lead to success” said Supervisor Bill Reilich. “At Tuesday evening’s Town Board meeting, I had the privilege of presenting proclamations and medals to three young men who recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. I would like to congratulate Jacob Biel of Scout Troop Number 197 on his achievement of Eagle Scout ranking through his efforts in repairing the fences and replenishing new mulch on the playground at Frisbee Hill Park in the Town of Greece. Congratulations to Alexander DeHoney of Scout Troop Number 48 on his achievement of Eagle Scout Ranking through a project in constructing eight library book returns to be placed to be placed in the Greece Middle and High Schools. Congratulations to Deven Ebertz of Scout Troop Number 195 on his achievement of Eagle Scout Ranking through his efforts in constructing an “Armed Services Commemorative Commons” at the main entrance of Greece Arcadia High School which is dedicated to the alumni who have served our country”.

The Boy Scouts of America, one of the United States largest youth organizations, is dedicated to promoting self-reliance, courage, and patriotism among young men. The Eagle Scout Award is attained after countless hours of hard work, sacrifice, and dedication to the scouting creed. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit their webpage www.scouting.org.

Tuesday afternoon, Supervisor Bill Reilich was joined by Council Members Josh Jensen and Bill Murphy for a Town-sponsored ribbon cutting celebrating the grand opening of Malt + Ember. The new restaurant and brewery, which specializes in wood-fired pizza and craft beer, is located at 134 Greece Ridge Center Drive.

One of the reasons the ownership group of Malt + Ember chose to establish their business in the Town of Greece was because they felt that their business concept could add a unique experience to the restaurant and brewery scene in our community. To view their website, click here: http://www.maltandember.com/.

“I was excited to host a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the grand opening of Malt + Ember in Greece” said Supervisor Reilich. “I wish Malt + Ember Ownership Group Members Jeff Limuti, Tyler French, Mike French, Brendon Clar, Jimmy Wilmot, and Louie Maier great success!”

Monday morning, Supervisor Bill Reilich was joined by Greece Town Council Members Mike Barry, Bill Murphy, and Josh Jensen, Greece Receiver of Taxes Andrew Conlon, and several Family First Credit Union Board Members and team members to host a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the grand opening of Family First Credit Union in Greece. The Greece branch is located in Country Village Plaza at 1110 Long Pond Road.  

The Family First Credit Union Greece Branch is the 5th Family First branch location in Rochester and the 1st location on the West side of Monroe County. Family First is a full-service financial institution that has been serving the Rochester community for over 45 years. Their products and services include mortgage services, interest-bearing checking accounts, loans for new or used vehicles, low-rate credit cards, and small business services. To learn more about Family First, please visit their website: https://home.familyfirstny.com/.

“I was happy to host a ribbon cutting ceremony welcoming Family First Credit Union to Greece” said Supervisor Reilich. “I would like to thank Family First President and CEO Tom Dambra and the whole Family First Credit Union team for establishing a branch in Greece to serve the west-side population!”

Tuesday evening, Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich was joined by Town Board Members Mike Barry, Bill Murphy, Josh Jensen, and Diana Christodaro for a proclamation ceremony recognizing Greece resident Niayah Blair.

Niayah Blair is the first woman to complete the Monroe Manufactures Job Program. After graduating from Monroe Community College with an associate’s degree in precision manufacturing, she began working at Romold, Inc. in Gates as a mold making apprentice. She is the first woman mold making apprentice at Romold, Inc. and in the entire state of New York!  

 “The Town of Greece is proud to recognize Niayah Blair for the outstanding personal and professional success she has achieved”  said Supervisor Bill Reilich. “Congratulations on your accomplishments in the precision manufacturing industry!”

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich was joined by Greece Town Board Members Mike Barry, Josh Jensen, Bill Murphy, and Diana Christodaro for an official Eagle Scout Award Medal Presentation Ceremony at Tuesday evening’s Town Board Meeting. The Town of Greece Eagle Scout Recognition Medal is presented to all Boy Scouts who have recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in their local troop.

“It is an honor for me to present proclamations and medals to the hard working and determined young men who have shown that commitment and perseverance lead to success” said Supervisor Bill Reilich. “At Tuesday evening’s Town Board meeting, I had the privilege of presenting a proclamation and medal to Dylan Austin who has recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop Number 195. Dylan attained the rank of Eagle Scout through his efforts in cleaning up and landscaping an area of Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Thank you for honoring those who have passed by helping to keep our cemeteries beautiful!”

The Boy Scouts of America, one of the United States largest youth organizations, is dedicated to promoting self-reliance, courage, and patriotism among young men. The Eagle Scout Award is attained after countless hours of hard work, sacrifice, and dedication to the scouting creed. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit their webpage www.scouting.org.

Supervisor Bill Reilich, along with Town of Greece Receiver of Taxes Andrew Conlon and the Greece Town Board, yesterday hosted another free Shredding Event for residents. A Shredding Event was held earlier this year in May and was such a huge success that Supervisor Reilich decided to organize another event for residents.

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. 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 first Town of Greece Shredding Event held this year was a wild success and we were happy to offer another event for our residents” 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”.

Supervisor Bill Reilich is pleased to partner with both Walgreens and Flu Prevention Partners to offer Flu Clinics at Greece Town Hall. Please see below for the 2018 Flu Clinic dates and times.

Workplace Vitality Schedule:

9/24 – 9:00am – 4:00pm

10/9 – 12:00pm – 6:00pm

10/16 – 9:00am – 1:00pm

10/24 – 9:00am – 1:00pm

11/2 – 9:00am – 1:00pm

11/8 – 9:00am – 12:00pm

11/15 – 9:00am – 12:00pm

For questions or to learn more about Workplace Vitality, please visit their website at www.flupreventionpartners.com or call them at 877-249-7198. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Walgreens Schedule:

9/14 – 11:00am – 1:00pm

10/12 – 11:00am – 1:00pm

11/16: 11:00am – 1:00pm

All Flu clinics are held in the Community Rooms at Greece Town Hall.