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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.

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.

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”.

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 Ceremony at Monday 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 Monday evening’s Town Board meeting, I had the privilege of presenting a proclamation and medal to Carter Jansson who has recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop Number 267. In order to complete his Eagle Scout project, Carter chose a project that would benefit the Rochester Refugee Resettlement Services. He organized a group of volunteers to paint the interior of a house in preparation for a family from Somalia to be able to move in. Over 30 volunteers and 150 hours of time and effort were dedicated towards completing this project. Thank you for your efforts towards a project that will make new members of our community feel loved and welcomed!”

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.

 

During last night’s meeting of the Greece Town Board, a very special member of the Greece Police Team was recognized. After 7 years of service to the Force, K9 Chip is retiring. Chip’s retirement and outstanding service to the Force was recognized and commended during the Town Board Meeting by Supervisor Bill Reilich, Greece Police Chief Patrick Phelan, Greece Town Councilmembers Mike Barry, Josh Jensen, Bill Murphy, and Diana Christodaro, and Greece Police Officer Jeff Phillips.

K9 Chip was originally purchased from Shallow Creek Kennels in PA. He is trained and certified as a NYS Duel-Purpose K9 in Narcotics and has worked as a Narcotic K9 and also as a Human Remains Detection K9 for the past 5 years. Chip was certified by the International Work Dogs Association (IPWDA) as a Cadaver K9 and was only one of a few Police Narcotic K9s in the whole state to hold an IPWDA certification. Chip has assisted agencies across Western New York and has also assisted almost every police agency here in Monroe County throughout his years in service.

“The Town of Greece and the Greece Police Department are incredibly proud of the ways in which Chip has protected the men and women of the Greece Police Department and the citizens he served” said Supervisor Reilich. “We wish Chip the best as he retires from the Force – he will be missed!”

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich and members of the Town of Greece Youth Board would like to remind residents that there is still time to submit an application for 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..