Supervisor Reilich and the Town Board were invited to speak to the lakefront and pond-front neighborhood association meeting on May 25, 2017 regarding issues, concerns, and possible further action to address the rising waters on Lake Ontario.
The following packet was distributed at the meeting. However, many of you were interested in additional copies for friends and neighbors who could not attend the meeting.
Please feel free to download the packet. The Town of Greece Estimated Property and Damage sheet should be filled out by each resident and returned to the Town of Greece at 1 Vince Tofany Blvd, Attn: Office of the Supervisor.
Edgemere Drive between Lowden Point and Cranberry Pond is closed.
Edgemere Drive between Long Pond Road and Island Cottage is closed.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.
Today, Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich and the Greece Town Board held a Special Meeting at 5:30 at Greece Town Hall. The purpose of the meeting was to pass a resolution regarding ongoing issues associated with the increased water level of Lake Ontario. At the meeting, Supervisor Bill Reilich and the Greece Town Board discussed details of the resolution and voted to pass it at the Special Meeting.
The resolution outlines the challenges that Greece lakefront residents and businesses have been facing with regards to rising water levels and how the adoption of Plan 2014 by the International Joint Commission (IJC) has substantially contributed to the damage. The Greece Town Board concluded the meeting with the decision to request the County of Monroe to explore any and all possible and appropriate legal actions, including litigation, in order to prevent further damage to properties along the lakeshore and to compensate homeowners and local businesses for damage already caused.
“As Greece Town Supervisor, I am committed to continuing my efforts to advocate for lakeshore residents. Tonight’s meeting was an effort to pull together ideas and resources that will continue to assist those who live along the lakefront.” said Supervisor Bill Reilich.
Tuesday evening, Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich was joined by Town Board Members Mike Barry, Brett Granville, Andrew Conlon, and Diana Christodaro for a proclamation ceremony honoring the Greece Athena Cheerleading Team for winning the Division 1 Small School Title at the New York State Cheerleading Championships.
The New York State Cheerleading Championships was held at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College on March 4th, 2017. Under the leadership of coaches Danielle Mariano and Erika Green, the Greece Athena Cheerleading Team brought home the Division 1 Small School Title.
“It was an honor to present the Greece Athena Cheerleading Team with proclamations recognizing their achievements this year. Their dedication, determination, and hard work helped them achieve the Division 1 Small School Title. The Town of Greece is proud of you!” said Supervisor Bill Reilich.
Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich was joined by Greece Town Board Members Mike Barry, Brett Granville, Andrew Conlon, 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 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.
The Boy Scouts of America, one of the United States largest youth organization, 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, 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.