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Supervisor Bill Reilich is pleased to announce that Town-sponsored DMV-approved Defensive Driving Courses have been scheduled for the months of April, May, June, and July. Each course will be held in two separate session (6:00pm – 9:00pm) on weeknights. You must attend both sessions in order to complete the course.

Greece Residents who are interested in attending Defensive Driving Courses may sign up via the Town of Greece website. Visit the Town of Greece website at www.greeceny.gov, click the “Residents” tab on the upper right hand corner of the home page, select “Defensive Driving Course”, and follow the link to submit the online registration form. You may also access the registration link directly by clicking here: https://is.gd/Q1l9th. Please note that the online registration form is submitted through the Town of Greece Community Center. This means that a few of the registration questions may be irrelevant, but are nonetheless mandatory that you answer in order to complete the online registration process. There will be a section on the registration webpage to input your credit card information. Accepted credit cards are Visa/Mastercard/Discover.

Residents who wish to register in person must do so at the Town of Greece Community Center counter. Accepted forms of in-person payment include cash, check, and credit card. 

Please see below for the Town of Greece Community and Senior Center open hours:

September - May
Monday – Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 1:00pm

June - August
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday & Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm

Saturday: Closed

Defensive Driving Courses are currently being offered to Greece residents only at a rate of $17/student. Class sizes are limited to the first 20 students who register, which means that registration will be on a first come, first serve basis. Please note that there are no refunds for these courses.

Defensive Driving Courses will be held at the Town of Greece Police Headquarters at 6 Vince Tofany Boulevard, Greece, NY 14612. Please see below for the schedule of upcoming classes:

            Tuesday, April 9th, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (first session)

            Thursday, April 11th, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (second session)

 

            Tuesday, April 23rd, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (first session)

            Thursday, April 25th, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (second session)

 

            Tuesday, May 21st, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (first session)

            Thursday, May 23rd, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (second session)

 

            Tuesday, June 18th, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (first session)

            Thursday, June 20th, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (second session)

All course material questions will be covered during the extensive class sessions. Additional information regarding the course and point and insurance reduction can be found on the DMV website at https://dmv.ny.gov/brochure/point-insurance-reduction-program.  

What is defensive driving? The DMV defines defensive driving as a safe driving technique that all drivers should use, which includes:

  • Looking ahead and expecting the unexpected.
  • Controlling your speed.
  • Maintaining a safe following distance.
  • Preparedness for the reactions of other drivers.
  • Driving safely for weather and/or road conditions.
  • Being alert and distraction-free.
  • Watching and respecting other drivers.

Benefits associated with completing the Defensive Driving Course according to the National Safety Council and the Department of Motor Vehicle:

  • Reduction in fines associated with a traffic ticket.
  • Offsetting ticket points on your driving record.
  • Up to a 4-point reduction with NYS DMV.
  • An insurance rate reduction.
  • Mandatory insurance premium reduction of up to 10% for 3 years.
  • Prevention or reinstatement of a suspended driver’s license.
  • The opportunity to be part of a program that sets the standard for accident prevention and vehicle safety in New York State.

Benefits associated with completing the Defensive Driving Course in the Town of Greece Police Headquarters classroom setting:

  • You will have direct access to an instructor for questions and thorough explanations.
  • You will have multiple visual aids in differing formats.
  • You will be sharing the room with other drivers you may learn and receive support from.
  • You will have a structured learning environment.

“I am happy to report that our first two Defensive Driving Course sessions for February and March booked up very quickly” said Supervisor Reilich. “I was excited to see so many residents show interest in these Town-sponsored courses! Seeing such a high level of interest from residents for our first two courses, I worked with our Greece Police Department to schedule courses out through June of this year. I am pleased to announce that registration is now open for April, May, and June classes. Bringing cost-efficient services to Town of Greece residents has always been one of my top priorities, and I am pleased to offer these courses at the very reasonable rate of $17/student, which covers the cost of the materials provided. I hope you will take advantage of this great service the town now offers!”

Thursday morning, Supervisor Bill Reilich was joined by Greece Town Board Members Bill Murphy and Diana Christodaro for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the grand opening of a new Burger King restaurant location in Greece located at 45 Greece Center Drive.

Carolyn Sek is the General Manager of the 45 Greece Center Driver Burger King location. She has over 35 years of service with Burger King and is excited to spearhead the effort to open the newest location. Mike Abrams, the District Manager, has been with Burger King for over 30 years and is pleased to be working in Greece and providing employment and support to the community.

The Town has been working with the Burger King site developer since 2014 when portions of the site were rezoned for retail. In 2017, when the developer’s plans came into focus, the Town worked closely with them to lay out a road and utility network for multiple pad sites at one of Greece’s most prominent intersections. Burger King is the first of more than a half dozen development sites at this location ready to bring commerce to the heart of Greece and services to its residents. Several Town of Greece Departments worked with the developer for planning board site approval and building permits, in addition to assisting them with necessary negotiation approvals and working with them to meet their project timeline.

“I was honored to host a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the grand opening of the new Burger King location at 45 Greece Center Drive, which has already employed 40 local people!” said Supervisor Reilich. “I am always looking to bring new food and service options to Greece residents. The Latta/Long Pond corridor is an excellent location for business, and I am pleased that developers have chosen to begin working in this area and serving the residents of this community”.

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich asks that all developers with active job sites throughout the Town of Greece make every effort to secure their materials ahead of the predicted windstorm. Unsecured materials can easily become projectiles and potentially cause significant damage to area homes and properties.

“Immediately after being contacted by a concerned resident who lives next door to a new construction project here in Greece, I wanted share with all of you that may have active construction nearby that we are trying to reach out to local builders and developers in the area and ask them to please secure all materials ahead of the projected winds” said Supervisor Reilich.

All Greece residents and every developer with active projects in the Town of Greece are advised to take the proper steps needed to prepare for high wind and weather-related challenges. Safety is of upmost importance during this projected winter windstorm, and everyone must play their role in ensuring the safety of their neighbors.

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich has activated the Emergency Response Center and has gathered all town-wide stakeholders from our GPD, Fire Departments, EMS and School Districts to monitor the impact of the strong winds and snowfall beginning at 2:00 pm. If the conditions warrant, we will open sooner as all agencies are on standby. 

All Greece residents are advised to take the proper steps needed to prepare for high wind and weather-related challenges.

Please check the Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich Facebook Page for live updates throughout the potential wind storm events. NYSEG and RG&E encourage customers to sign up for Outage Alerts to receive updates throughout the day automatically by phone, text, or e-mail as the company updates the status of any restoration process in their area. This information is also available online at http://www.nyseg.com/Outages/outageinformation.html and www.rge.com.

Our DPW Dispatch will be operational throughout the weather event. In the event of downed trees in neighborhoods or any other town issues please call 225-4590.

Residents are urged to report any known incidents of downed power lines to ensure the safety of others. All NYSEG customers are asked to call 1.800.572.1131 to report downed power lines or other hazardous situations wires, and RG&E customers are asked to call 1.800.743.1701. To report a power interruption, please contact NYSEG at 1.800.572.1131 or RG&E at 1.800.743.1701.

Due to the potential for power outages throughout the area, the Greece Public Library Main Branch at the Greece Town Hall Campus has been directed to open at 12:00 noon today and serve as a warming center for anyone without power. The library will remain open as long as necessary. In the event that sustained power outages occur, we are prepared to open the Town of Greece Community and Senior Center, as we did during the wind storm of 2017. Ensuring that residents remain safe and warm during this winter wind storm is the top priority.

“Due to the potential for extremely high winds throughout Sunday and into Monday, I strongly urge all residents to take proper measures to ensure their safety. If you are in an emergency please call 911 immediately for assistance” said Supervisor Reilich.

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich is pleased to inform residents that the Governor has announced budget amendments to the Proposed 2020 Executive Budget which will ensure towns and villages are not adversely impacted by the elimination of the Aid and Incentives to Municipalities Program. 

“As soon as the Governor’s proposed 2020 Executive Budget was released, I voiced my concerns about the proposal to eliminate AIM funding, as well as the timing of the cuts. I joined with several elected officials throughout Monroe County in my opposition to the proposed elimination” said Supervisor Bill Reilich. “Our voices were heard. Today, I am pleased to inform residents of the executive budget revision to restore the grant funds. Year after year we have worked to lower taxes and spending, if this proposal would have gone through it would have made that process much more difficult”.

 

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich and members of the Town of Greece Youth Board are pleased to announce the official kick off of the Jerry J. Helfer Youth Engagement Scholarship. 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 1998 until 2009 and as Deputy Supervisor from January 2014 until his untimely passing in July of the same year.

“Jerry was an upstanding citizen, co-worker, and friend” said Supervisor Reilich. “It is an honor for me to announce this scholarship in memory of Jerry. His respect for public service and his love for learning are the foundations of this scholarship. Jerry loved his community and we want to be able to engage our youth to enable their participation in local government and community service. I encourage all seniors in high school to apply for this scholarship and continue on Jerry’s lifelong legacy of public service and learning”.

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.

Scholarship applications can be found on the Town of Greece website: https://www.greeceny.gov/departments/cscparks/jerry-j-helfer-youth-engagement-scholarship. The scholarship deadline is Friday, May 3, 2019.

For more information, please contact the Greece Youth Board at 723-2934 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Supervisor Bill Reilich is consistently exploring new and convenient services to offer to Town of Greece residents. Supervisor Reilich is pleased to announce that the Greece Police Department will now be hosting Defensive Driving Courses for residents. These Town-Sponsored Defensive Driving Courses offered through the National Safety Council are DMV-approved for point and insurance reduction. After hearing from residents about how costly Defensive Driving Courses can be through other organizations, Supervisor Reilich began looking into how the Town of Greece could offer these courses at a reasonable price to residents.

Greece Residents who are interested in attending Defensive Driving Courses may sign up via the Town of Greece website. Visit the Town of Greece website at www.greeceny.gov, click the “Residents” tab on the upper right hand corner of the home page, select “Defensive Driving Course”, and follow the link to submit the online registration form. You may also access the registration link directly by clicking here: https://is.gd/Q1l9th. Please note that the online registration form is submitted through the Town of Greece Community Center. This means that a few of the registration questions may be irrelevant, but are nonetheless mandatory that you answer in order to complete the online registration process. There will be a section on the registration webpage to input your credit card information. Accepted credit cards are Visa/Mastercard/Discover.

Residents who wish to register in person must do so at the Town of Greece Community Center counter. Accepted forms of in-person payment include cash, check, and credit card. 

Please see below for the Town of Greece Community and Senior Center open hours:

September - May
Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 1:00pm

June - August
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday & Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm

Saturday: Closed

Defensive Driving Courses are currently being offered to Greece residents only at a rate of $17/student. Class sizes are limited to the first 20 students who register, which means that registration will be on a first come, first serve basis. Please note that there are no refunds for these courses.

Defensive Driving Courses will be held in the Town of Greece Police Headquarters at 6 Vince Tofany Boulevard, Greece, NY 14612. Several courses will be scheduled throughout the year - please check the Town of Greece website for updated information on upcoming courses.

Due to the required length of the course, Defensive Driving Courses will be held in two separate session on weeknights (ex: 3 hours on Tuesday evening and 3 hours on Thursday evening of the same week). The course is 6 hours in length total. The first scheduled Defensive Driving Course will be held Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 from 6pm – 9pm (first session) and Thursday, February 28th, 2019 from 6pm – 9pm (second session). You must attend both sessions in order to complete the course.

All course material questions will be covered during the extensive class sessions. Additional information regarding the course and point and insurance reduction can be found on the DMV website at https://dmv.ny.gov/brochure/point-insurance-reduction-program.  

What is defensive driving? The DMV defines defensive driving as a safe driving technique that all drivers should use, which includes:

  • Looking ahead and expecting the unexpected.
  • Controlling your speed.
  • Maintaining a safe following distance.
  • Preparedness for the reactions of other drivers.
  • Driving safely for weather and/or road conditions.
  • Being alert and distraction-free.
  • Watching and respecting other drivers.

Benefits associated with completing the Defensive Driving Course according to the National Safety Council and the Department of Motor Vehicle:

  • Reduction in fines associated with a traffic ticket.
  • Offsetting ticket points on your driving record.
  • Up to a 4-point reduction with NYS DMV.
  • An insurance rate reduction.
  • Mandatory insurance premium reduction of up to 10% for 3 years.
  • Prevention or reinstatement of a suspended driver’s license.
  • The opportunity to be part of a program that sets the standard for accident prevention and vehicle safety in New York State.

Benefits associated with completing the Defensive Driving Course in the Town of Greece Police Headquarters classroom setting:

  • You will have direct access to an instructor for questions and thorough explanations.
  • You will have multiple visual aids in differing formats.
  • You will be sharing the room with other drivers you may learn and receive support from.
  • You will have a structured learning environment.

“I am very excited to announce that the Town of Greece has been approved to offer Defensive Driving Courses at a reduced rate to our residents” said Supervisor Reilich. “This means that residents may now take Defensive Driving Courses at the Town of Greece Police Headquarters, which has been approved as an official National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course location. Bringing cost-efficient services to Town of Greece residents has always been one of my top priorities. Other organizations that offer Defensive Driving Courses range from $24.99/student all the way to $44/student. I am pleased to offer these courses at the very reasonable rate of $17/student, which covers the cost of the materials provided. I hope you will take advantage of this great service the town now offers! Safety is a top priority, and having well-trained drivers is beneficial to all residents”.

Thursday evening, Councilwoman Diana Christodaro spoke with a group of girl scouts on the topic of local government. The Junior Girl Scout Troop and their leaders wanted to meet with Diana to talk about local government as part of the process to earn their Inside Government Badge.

“I was so excited to meet with the Junior Girl Scout Troop and their leaders last Thursday evening!” said Councilwoman Diana Christodaro. “The girls asked me a bunch of interesting questions about how local government works and what kind of work I do as a Councilwoman. I was able to talk with them about how I became a Councilwoman, what being a Councilwoman entails, and how decisions are made by the Greece Town Board. I hope the presentation and discussion left the girls with a more comprehensive understanding of local government. I was happy to show the girls that elected officials here in the Town of Greece are accessible, involved in the community, and happy to interact with our wonderful residents – no matter the age!”

With over 2.6 million members nation-wide, the Girl Scouts mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. For more information about the Girl Scouts of Western New York or to get involved, please visit their webpage www.gswny.org.

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 Timothy Morris who has recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop Number 48. In order to complete his Eagle Scout project, Tim gathered a team of volunteers to design and build a GaGa Pit on the grounds of Northstar Christian Academy. GaGa Ball is a physical activity that incorporates agility, dodging, jumping, and striking. Thank you for your efforts towards a project that will be enjoyed by all students at Northstar Christian Academy!”

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.

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich was joined by Greece Town Board Members Mike Barry, Josh Jensen, Bill Murphy, and Diana Christodaro for two recognition ceremonies at last night’s Greece Town Board meeting.

“I was honored to present a proclamation and medal to Karlee Auld, who has achieved the significant status of Gold Award in the Greece Girl Scout Troop” said Supervisor Reilich. “Since taking office, Karlee is the first young woman I have had the honor of recognizing for achieving the Gold Award. Very few complete all of the requirements needed to achieve this status, as it involves a great deal of planning and effort towards a community project. Karlee received the Gold Award for her efforts towards a project to create care packages to send to troops overseas and to also educate elementary children on the jobs that soldiers perform. In order to complete the project, Karlee spent several weeks visiting a 5th grade classroom and educating the children on the different jobs that soldiers perform. The students were also involved in writing letters and donating an item for the care packages. Karlee then reached out to different community organizations for care package donations and worked with friends, relatives, and co-workers to complete the care packages. I would like to congratulate Karlee on completing this project. The Town of Greece is proud of all you have accomplished!”

“During last night’s Town Board meeting, I also had the privilege of presenting a proclamation and medal to Bailey Sykes, who recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop #195” continued Supervisor Reilich. “It is an honor for me to recognize the hard working and determined young men who have shown that commitment and perseverance lead to success. In order to achieve Eagle Scout ranking, Bailey installed 3 cedar benches in the Natural Burial section of Ascension Garden Cemetery. This project took over 250 hours to complete. A Butterfly Release Event in honor of First Responders was being held the day the benches were installed, and the people in attendance were able to enjoy the benches after the event. Thank you for your dedication to a project that will be enjoyed by all who visit their loved ones at the cemetery!”

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 only 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.

With over 2.6 million members nation-wide, the Girl Scouts mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the most prestigious status a girl scout can attain and is achieved by following a rigorous 7-step community project process. For more information about the Girl Scouts, please visit their webpage www.girlscouts.org.