Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich and members of the Town of Greece Youth Board hosted the Jerry J. Helfer Memorial Food Truck Rodeo yesterday, June 11th, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Greece Town Hall Campus. This was in conjunction with the first Concerts at the Hall event featuring the Boomers.
The event hosted several food truck participants including are Lugia’s Ice Cream, Barb-B-Que Inc, J&S Fried Dough, Daves Fine Food, Abbott’s Frozen Custard, Cheesed and Confused, Robs Kabobs, and Red Osier. The Town of Greece is grateful to all food trucks that participated this year and all of the people who came out to support the event. The Town of Greece is also thankful for the band “The Boomers”, who entertained guests of all ages with their terrific mix of music that ranged from ballads to boogies.
It was a beautiful day for a concert and a food truck rodeo, with all the proceeds collected going towards 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 2004 until 2013 and as Deputy Supervisor from 2014 until his untimely passing in July of 2014.
Today Supervisor Reilich was joined by Greece Town Board Members Brett Granville, Diana Christodaro and Andrew Conlon in a special dedication for the Street Machines Pavilion at Badgerow Park South. Supervisor Reilich and the Greece Town Board were joined by the Executive Board of the Street Machines of Rochester and many of their members in the unveiling of the sign.
"From this point forward, the pavilion at Badgerow Park will be known as "The Street Machines Pavilion”. said Supervisor Reilich. "On behalf of the Town Board and I, thank you for showcasing our town to so many of the car enthusiasts and for providing this family-friendly event for our residents as well".
The Street Machines of Rochester have hosted their annual car show for 40 years in the Town of Greece. This annual outdoor auto show is held the second weekend of June each year, and this year had a record number of 500 cars on display, drawing people from throughout the community and as far away as Canada and surrounding states to the Town of Greece. These folks take advantage of our restaurants, shops and hotels, giving the town a big economic boost. Proceeds from this event are donated to groups and services within the community, such as Greece parks and Recreation and the Greece Volunteer Ambulance.
Badgerow Park South has been the home of the show each and every year, and Supervisor Reilich and the Town Board wanted to recognize their support of our community and acknowledge their 40 years here hosting the show in Greece by dedicating a pavilion in their name.
Supervisor Bill Reilich is pleased to announce that the Wild Over Water Splash Park is open for the season. This is the region’s largest municipal splash pad, and is open 10am – 7pm every day until Labor Day. The W.O.W Zone is located on the Greece Town Hall Campus to the left of the Community and Senior Center.
Entrance to the W.O.W Zone is free for Greece residents, with photo ID and proof of residency. There is a $5 fee per child for non-residents. Ice Rink is free for residents, with photo id and proof of residency.
“We are excited to open the W.O.W Zone for its third season”. said Supervisor Reilich. “I am happy that we can provide our residents with free entrance to this fun facility”.
Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich has rescinded the State of Emergency for the Town of Greece that was previously executed on the day of June 6, 2017, at 3:30pm, which did proclaim that a state of emergency did exist within the territorial limits of the Town of Greece. The order rescinding the proclamation of the local state of emergency has been executed on June 8, 2017, at 12:15pm.
Supervisor Bill Reilich is reminding everyone interested in overturning IJC Plan 2014 to sign and share the petition. 100,000 signatures are needed for the White House to even consider this effort. There are no residence restrictions for signing the petition – anyone is able to sign. You do NOT need to live along the lakeshore in order to qualify to sign.
Please remember that signing the petition is a two-step process. You will need fill in your name, e-mail address, and once submitted, you will be sent an e-mail asking you to confirm your signature. Please click to verify your signature. If you are interested in signing, please visit https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/overturn-ijc-plan-2014. Please SHARE this petition with your friends, family, and neighbors. Your support is vital in our continued efforts to overturn IJC Plan 2014.
This Sunday, June 11, the Town of Greece is hosting the Jerry J. Helfer Food Truck Rodeo Event from 1pm-4pm at the Greece Town Hall Campus. At this event, the Greece Public Library will have a tent and Ipads available for people interested in signing the petition.
Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich is pleased to announce that ezIQC, a streamlined construction procurement method, is now available for local agencies in New York State. ezIQC is an indefinite quantity project delivery system that allows you to save time when procuring construction projects. The bidding process is already completed, and you have immediate access to local contractors ready to start on your repair, renovation or alteration projects, allowing you to expedite project start time. Higher education institutions, k-12 districts, and other local government agencies in New York State can access ezIQC through General Municipal Law 103(16).
With ezIQC, you can benefit from:
- Immediate access to local, competitive bid construction contracts
- Compliance with competitive bidding and prevailing wage rate requirements
- Simple project initiation
- Assistance with scope of work development
- Preset construction pricing
- Expert review of Price Proposals
- Streamlined change order process
To learn more and see local contractors available, please visit the Town of Greece website at www.greeceny.gov. and click on the ezIQC Program link on the home page.
Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich has issued a State of Emergency for the Town of Greece Lakefront and Pond Front until further notice. The State of Emergency has been declared due to rising waters and the possibility of flooding. This is not a travel ban, however, we are restricting travel to residents only along the waterfront roads.
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Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich and members of the Town of Greece Youth Board today revealed the list of food truck vendors to date who will be participating in this year’s Jerry J. Helfer Memorial Food Truck Rodeo.
The Jerry J. Helfer Memorial Food Truck Rodeo is 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. The food vendors to date who will be participating this year are Lugia’s Ice Cream, Barb-B-Que Inc, J&S Fried Dough, Daves Fine Food, Abbott’s Frozen Custard, Cheesed and Confused, Robs Kabobs, Midnight Smokin’ BBQ, and Red Osier. Please check out the event details on Supervisor Bill Reilich’s Facebook page.
Proceeds collected from the Food Truck Rodeo will go towards the Jerry J. Helfer Youth Engagement Scholarship, which 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. Please join us for music, a delicious meal, and an opportunity to support the Jerry J. Helfer Youth Engagement Scholarship.
Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich, in conjunction with the American Legion Post Number 468, hosted the Town of Greece Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony yesterday. This event is hosted annually and is open to the public.
The day started off with a remembrance ceremony hosted by the American Legion Post. The Memorial Day Parade kicked off at noon and featured such participants as Supervisor Bill Reilich and the Greece Town Board, Elected Officials, Legion Posts, the Rochester Honor Flight, Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops, Fire and Police Departments, Ambulance Services, Marching Bands, the Taekwondo School, Rochester Street Machines, and many more. Following the parade was the Town of Greece Remembrance Ceremony, held at the Greece Town Hall Pavilion. During the Ceremony, Supervisor Bill Reilich and American Legion Post Commander Number 468 Mark Ostrander gave remarks in memory of those who served our country and paid the ultimate price. Conflict names were also read in remembrance of those who lost their lives serving our country. Those in attendance also had the opportunity to visit the Gary Beikirch Veterans Memorial Wall, located on the east side of Greece Town Hall, where 28 new veteran names were recently inscribed. The day concluded with a post event luncheon hosted by the American Legion.
“Since the dedication of our Veteran’s Memorial Wall on May 31, 1999, we have added thousands of names to the wall.” said Supervisor Bill Reilich. “The Town of Greece is honored to have so many brave men and women who have fought for our freedoms and our great Nation. It is my privilege to pay tribute to all Greece residents, and all of our military men and women, who served our country.”
Supervisor Bill Reilich today is pleased to announce that Governor Cuomo made a visit to the Town of Greece this Memorial Day to answer our pleas for help. Since the first signs of the ill effects of the rising waters on Lake Ontario, the Greece Town Board and the Supervisor have been all hands on deck.
The Governor made a visit a few weeks ago and declared the shoreline along the Town of Greece and throughout the entire shoreline as a State of Emergency. This allowed affected towns the ability to receive help from the US Army National Guard and also many additional services to help our residents cope with flooding, rising waters and mounting potential damage to their homes.
When the lake levels first showed signs of rising, Supervisor Reilich and the Greece Town Board gathered in their new Emergency Response Center inside of Precinct One before the official opening of the building. There our Police, Department Heads and representatives from all of our first responders met to plans in motion.
To date, with the assistance of the US Army National Guard, our employees and so many of the individuals from the community, we have filled and distributed over 200,000 sand bags.
However, Supervisor Reilich’s constant theme has been that we must get financial relief to our residents. The Governor has previously committed $5M for small business who have incurred damages, as well as a commitment to assist municipalities
“Today’s announcement is the answer to my number one concern and top priority on behalf of our lakefront neighbors: financial assistance.” said Supervisor Reilich. “First and foremost we have looked out for the safety and security of our residents, and the next step has always been financial help so they can repair their beloved lake front properties. Governor, what you have delivered to our residents is hope – I’ve told them the Town Board and I would not stop trying and though we have a long way to go, there is one choice they won’t have to make, and that is whether to stay in their homes or be forced to abandon them.”