Flags throughout the Town Hall Campus have been lowered as a tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing. A role model to so many, she served honorably as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States since August 10, 1993.
Tomorrow across our nation, you will see flags lowered to half-staff. On this 19th anniversary of September 11th, we remember all those who lost their lives on the day of the attack on our country. Those in and surrounding the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed in suburban Pennsylvania. We remember the firefighters, law enforcement, EMT personnel, and all the good Samaritans who stepped up during this horrific event to help their community.
The tragic events of September 11th, 2001 saw the people of our country come together and stand as one. The outpouring of love and support from communities all across our nation showed the world that we are there for each other.
We remember all those affected by the 9/11 attack: you will never be forgotten.
The flags on the Greece Town Hall Campus will be flown at half-staff to serve as a remembrance of the lives lost on that September morning.
Supervisor Bill Reilich, along with Town of Greece Receiver of Taxes Andrew Conlon and Greece Town Council Members Mike Barry, Bill Murphy, Josh Jensen, and Diana Christodaro hosted a free Shredding Event for resident’s Wednesday afternoon.
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 services. 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.
“Unfortunately we had to cancel our Spring Shredding Event that was scheduled for the evening because of the Pandemic. However, the Greece Town Council Members, Receiver of Taxes Andrew Conlon, and I were happy to still host our Free Fall Shredding Event for Greece residents this year” said Supervisor Reilich. “Those who attended 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”.
Funding is still available under the GROW Greece COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Grant. Round 2 of the program makes funding available to more businesses and participation is simple. Grants will cover two months’ worth of certain operating expenses, up to $5,000 for businesses with 5 to 50 employees, or $2,000 for businesses with 3-5 employees. Eligible expenses include insurance, utilities, and inventory costs based on figures reported in your most recently filed federal tax return. The town is accepting applications on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted.
“I’m excited to see activity returning to our commercial areas, but this is no time to pause” said Supervisor Reilich. “We’ve been able to help dozens of local businesses open their doors already, and I encourage business owners to apply while these funds are still available. Moving forward, we’re working to develop programs and strategies designed to strengthen and “GROW” our local economy. I’m committed to our business community and together we’ll build back stronger than ever before”.
COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Grant funds have been allocated by the Town Board from a supplement to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.
This morning, Supervisor Bill Reilich joined Assemblyman Manktelow, Greece American Legion Post #468 Commander George Dadson, Jr., and several elected officials and community members to voice their concerns regarding the restrictions that have been placed on Nursing Home Facilities.
“A matter that has been weighing on my heart since the beginning of the Pandemic are the restrictions that have been placed on Nursing Home Facilities. As the son of a twice-wounded WWII veteran, I know that my father wasn’t able to fully share the stories of his time in the military until late in his life – these stories never would have been heard by me or my family if what was happening today happened then. My mother was a nursing home resident for 4 years and I know that the frequent visits by me and my family meant the world to both her and to us. With a failing memory, these visits served to “spark” fond memories for her and we cherished our time together. I cannot imagine not having the opportunity to visit both my mother and father on a regular basis” said Supervisor Bill Reilich.
The Greece American Legion Post #468 hosted the location for the conference because the families that spoke had loved ones who proudly served our Country and now are being denied their basic freedoms. During the conference, Greece residents gave firsthand accounts of the impact the nursing home facility restrictions have had on their families and loved ones. We recognize the Miles family and the Vanas family for helping to organize this awareness and advocacy campaign and for sharing their stories. Their stories are some of thousands who have been prohibited from visiting elderly parents and loved ones in nursing home facilities these past several months.
“We must all realize that the clock continues moving forward for all of us, and time spent with our loved ones is very precious. I will continue advocating with all those affected to find a way to reunite our families. Time Lost for those in our nursing home facilities is time lost forever” said Supervisor Bill Reilich.
Supervisor Bill Reilich, along with the Greece Town Board, are pleased to announce the re-opening of the Greece Community and Senior Center beginning Tuesday, September 8th, 2020.
“Our team has continued to offer classes and activities throughout the summer in the outdoor pavilion. They have worked hard to ensure a safe re-opening of the Community Center. We are looking forward to seeing residents enter this building once again” said Supervisor Reilich. “The staff has put together a monthly set of offerings starting in September. They are currently planning programs for October that will be made available to the public at some point this month”.
Although the Community and Senior Center will be open once again, there will be modifications to hours and activities.
The center will be open Monday through Friday. The hours are: 8am-5pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 8am-7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Community and Senior Center
The center will be open for those participating in programs or activities ONLY. The senior lounge and seating in the lobby area will be closed to the public.
Fitness Classes will continue to be offered in the outdoor pavilion. Each class will cost 1 activity credit. Credits can be purchased at the front desk of the Community Center.
Classes are limited in size and participants are encouraged to call ahead or sign up at class to reserve their space for future classes. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mats.
The indoor track will be open for 45 minute time slots beginning at 8am. Participants must call ahead to reserve 1 spot per day, up to one week in advance. A limited number of spots are available for each day. No walk-ins will be accepted.
Activities for Youth
The Town of Greece recognizes that school will look different for many children in the community. Activities will be offered throughout the week which encourages kids to be active and creative. All classes are limited in size and will require pre-registration or a call to reserve a space.
Activities for Older Adults
The Community and Senior Center will offer activities where social distancing can be followed. All activities are limited in size and require participants to call ahead and reserve a space.
Lunches for Seniors
Since May, the Greece Community and Senior Center has been offering ‘grab and go’ meals provided by the Monroe County Office for the Aging. These pre-packaged meals are available to seniors ages 60 and over and can be picked up between 11:30-12 in front of the center. There is a suggested contribution of $3.50.
Pre-order for the meal is required. Call 723-2425 with questions.
This service will continue until the MCOFA permits the congregate nutrition program that serves patrons indoors.
Per the Governor’s Executive Order, if social distancing of 6-feet cannot be achieved, a face covering is required. Please note that our facility may not allow this benchmark to be achieved. Therefore, everyone who enters should have a face covering.
Classes and activities are open to Greece resident members only. Participants are encouraged to sign up for text alert cancellations by texting CSCNOTIFY to 81257.
The Departments web page and Facebook page will be updated to reflect monthly offerings.
Call the Department of Parks and Recreation at 585-723-2425 for questions regarding any of the above information.
Supervisor Bill Reilich, along with Town of Greece Receiver of Taxes Andrew Conlon and Greece Town Board members Mike Barry, Bill Murphy, Josh Jensen, and Diana Christodaro, remind residents of the annual Fall Shredding Event for Greece residents.
This free Shredding Event will be held Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at the Greece Town Hall Campus. Services will be provided by Shred-Text. For more information about the company, please call 247-5250 or visit their website at www.shredtext.com.
“Unfortunately we had to cancel our Spring Shredding Event that was scheduled for the evening because of the pandemic” said Supervisor Reilich. “We anticipate that we will have a great deal of participation for our Fall event this year. I, our Greece Council Members, and our Receiver of Taxes will all be on hand to assist residents with unloading their vehicles throughout the duration of the event. We are excited to yet again offer this free service to Greece residents for the third consecutive year. Please note that this year, the Shredding Event will be a “contact-less event”. This means that participants will be asked to remain in their vehicles while staff remove documents to be shredded from their vehicles. This is simply an extra level of precaution we are taking to ensure everyone’s safety. All documents will be shredded confidentially and on site”.
In order to help ensure that proper social distancing requirements are met and to avoid potential large crowds in the Greece Town Hall Service Mall area, Supervisor Bill Reilich and Greece Receiver of Taxes Andrew Conlon are encouraging residents to pay their school district taxes online, by mail, or via the drop box.
This year, the traditional 3% fee for using a credit card is being waived for online payments for the 2020 school district taxes. Those residents wishing to pay by credit card can log into Monroe County’s website, select from Top Line Services and then select view/pay taxes online.
Residents may also pay their taxes via the Drop Box located outside the Service Mall area of Greece Town Hall. The lock box provides another secure method of paying their seasonal taxes. Please note: the only form of payment that will be accepted in the lock box is by check. Absolutely NO CASH will be accepted in the Drop Box. All Drop Box payments received will be processed on the previous day’s business date. Please be certain to include your payment stub with your check in order to receive your receipt. Additionally, residents are also able to mail tax payments directly to the following: Receiver of Taxes, One Vince Tofany Blvd., Rochester, New York 14612.
Of note, the Town of Greece only provides the service of tax collection on behalf of our three school districts. If you have any questions, concerns, or require additional information regarding your school district taxes, please call you respective district directly.
Greece School District: Megan Bradshaw (585-966-2329)
Spencerport School District: Rick Wood (585-349-5111)
Hilton School District: Liz Thornton (585-392-1000, ext. 6055)
“We encourage our residents to strongly consider paying their School District Taxes via using a method that does not require them to visit the Greece Town Hall Service Mall Tax Counter. There are many alternatives to paying School District Taxes this year, including the recently announced online payment option with the waived credit card fee” said Supervisor Reilich and Receiver of Taxes Andrew Conlon in a joint statement. “If a resident absolutely must pay their School District Taxes in person, we will have staff available at the Greece Town Hall Service Mall Counter available to assist. However, to help ensure the safety of everyone and reduce foot traffic to Greece Town Hall, we do ask that residents please consider paying their taxes using the choice of non-contact payment method available”.