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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, announce the annual Fall Shredding Event for Greece residents.

This free Shredding Event will be held Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm 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.

 “This is the second year we have organized a free shredding event for Greece residents” said Supervisor Reilich. “Turnout for this event last year was huge, and we are prepared for volumes of participation at this year’s event as well. I, our Greece Council Members, and our Receiver of Taxes are excited to yet again offer this free service to Greece residents. We will all be on hand to assist residents with unloading their vehicles throughout the duration of the event”.

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich and Greece Town Council Members Mike Barry, Bill Murphy, Josh Jensen, and Diana Christodaro are proud to join Greece Police Department Chief Patrick Phelan in supporting Blue H.E.L.P.

On July 24th of this year, I was honored to swear in our own Chief Patrick Phelan to the position of President of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police. During his acceptance speech, Chief Phelan shared that his platform for his time of service would be helping Police Officers and their families through the tragedies of suicide.

In 2019 to date there have been 142 suicides in Law Enforcement. Blue H.E.L.P. (Honor, Educated, Support, Prevent) is dedicated to honoring the service of Law Enforcement Officers who died by suicide. Their mission is to “reduce mental health stigma through education, advocate for benefits for those suffering from post-traumatic stress, acknowledge the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers we lost to suicide, assist officers in their search for healing, and to bring awareness to suicide and mental health issues” (bluehelp.org).

The national organization organizes a walk every September to raise awareness of Law Enforcement suicide. Proceeds from the walk fund care packages for families and departments after a suicide, grief camps, training, and other costs associated with awareness and prevention.

The Town of Greece is proud to serve as the New York State 2019 Law Enforcement Suicide Awareness Walk location. International Law Enforcement Suicide Awareness Day is Saturday, September 28th, 2019. You may register for the walk as an individual, team, or virtual fundraiser. Three winners who raise at least $1,000 will be chosen to escort the family of an officer lost to suicide to Washington, D.C. in May of 2020.

To register for the 2019 Law Enforcement Suicide Awareness Walk in the Town of Greece, please visit https://secure.qgiv.com/event/classification/251349/. The walk will be held Saturday, September 28th, 2019 at 10:00am at the Greece Town Hall Campus. Check-in/registration will begin at 9:00am. The walk will begin at 10:00am and will end at 1:30pm. This event is not timed and no number bibs will be provided. If you are unable to participate but wish to donate, there is a section to do so on the webpage. The goal is to raise $5,000, which will be donated to Blue H.E.L.P.

Before we kick off the walk, we will be hosting a ceremony at the Greece Police Headquarters at 9:00 AM. The focus of this ceremony will be to unveil our new monument and our announcement for a fundraising effort to support the Chief’s mission and help fellow law enforcement officers. All proceeds collected will support Blue H.E.L.P.

“Greece is a community that is known for helping our neighbors in need” said Supervisor Reilich. “Your Greece Town Board and I are proud to support Blue H.E.L.P. and Chief Phelan’s mission by supporting these officers and their families. I encourage residents in the Town of Greece and our surrounding communities to join us on September 28th for the 2019 Law Enforcement Suicide Awareness Walk”.

Today, September 11th, 2019 marks the 18 year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed in suburban Pennsylvania. 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. We will never forget.

Supervisor Bill Reilich and Greece Receiver of Taxes Andrew Conlon are pleased to announce that they will be extending business hours for tax collection purposes on Monday, September 16, 2019. Since the last day to pay school taxes without any interest charges is September 15, 2019, which falls on a Sunday (a non-business day), an extension is authorized or required to be granted to the next business day. Monday marks the last day to pay without interest ONLY if the individual is paying by installments. Full payments are due without interest October 1, 2019.

Regular business hours for the Tax Department are 9:00am – 5:00pm, but because we anticipate there may be a heavier volume of residents coming in, we will be offering extended hours. Therefore, the Greece Town Hall Tax Receiver’s Office will be open from 9:00am – 7:00 pm on Monday, September 16, 2019 to assist residents. Additionally, the post mark date for those residents choosing to mail in their tax payment is also September 16, 2019.

“We are happy to extend our regular business hours in an effort to assist our residents in making their school tax payments in a timely manner” said Supervisor Reilich and Andrew Conlon. “Customer service is always a top priority and we hope that the extended hours will be a convenience for residents looking to pay their taxes on Monday the 16th.  

During last night’s meeting of the Greece Town Board, Supervisor Reilich and Greece Town Board members Mike Barry, Bill Murphy, Josh Jensen, and Diana Christodaro recognized and presented proclamations to a special member of our community.  

Jeremias Maneiro was presented with a proclamation in honor of his recognition by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals as the 2019 Top 250 Latino Agents in the Nation. Jeremias is an Associate Broker and his wife, Kristina, is a Licensed Sales Agent and together they make up the Maneiro Team at RE/MAX Realty Group, which is located in Canal Landing Boulevard in Greece. He is the founder of the popular Facebook page “We Love Greece” where information and happenings in the Town of Greece is posted. Congratulations to Jeremias on his significant recognition!  

Congratulations to Jeremias on his significant recognition by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals!” said Supervisor Reilich.