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Supervisor Reilich has announced that the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River Adaptive Management Committee (GLAM Committee) has extended the deadline for its survey on shoreline property damages until December 31st, 2017. Owners of New York State properties who did not get an opportunity to respond to the earlier Cornell/NY Seas Grant Survey, or who have more to tell, are encouraged to respond.

The GLAM Committee was established by the International Join Committee (IJC) in 2015 to examine the effectiveness of the existing rules for regulating the outflows from Lake Superior and Lake Ontario. It is charged with looking at the impacts of past, present, and potential future weather and climate conditions on water levels and outflow regulation, and how these factors affect socio-economic and environmental outcomes throughout the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River system. The GLAM Committee is working with Conservation Ontario to conduct an online survey to seek direct input from shoreline property owners and ensure all impacted shoreline residents and businesses have an opportunity to describe what happened to their properties.

If you have property on Lake Ontario or the St. Lawrence River and you suffered damage as a result of the high water levels this year, the GLAM committee is interested in hearing from you. The survey they have created asks a variety of questions on the extent of flooding, erosion, damage to shoreline structures, and related damage to residential and business shoreline properties. There is also an opportunity to upload pictures to document the extent of flooding/erosion impacts experienced. The survey should take about 10-25 minutes to complete, depending on the extent of damage being reported. To take the survey, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HLFSYV3 and look for the “Take the Survey” link.

“I would like to encourage all water front residents and businesses to take a few minutes to complete this on-line survey” said Supervisor Reilich. “2017 has been an incredibly challenging year for our shoreline residents, and this survey will help provide a more thorough understanding of vulnerable shoreline areas”.

Supervisor Reilich would like to remind residents that the Town of Greece “Giving Tree” will be up through Monday, December 18th. This project provides an opportunity for community members to help families in need during the holidays.

The “Giving Tree” is located at Greece Town Hall in the atrium. Tags have been placed on the tree indicating the specific item or items needed. Community members are invited to take a tag off the tree, purchase the item, and return the unwrapped item to the boxes located by the tree. At the conclusion of the project, the donated items will be given to Mission Share Outreach Center of Greece, NY.

Mission Share Outreach is a collaborative effort of 13 churches in the Town of Greece to serve those in need year round. If you are interested in learning more about Mission Share Outreach and volunteering with the organization, please visit their website at http://missionshareoutreach.org/.

“I am thrilled to be launching the “Giving Tree Project” this holiday season” said Supervisor Reilich. “I would like to thank the Walmart in Elmridge Plaza for donating the pre-lit tree for the project, and would also like to thank Mission Share Outreach for partnering with the Town of Greece as we bring the spirit of Christmas to those in need this holiday season. Time and again, I have witnessed residents in the Town of Greece stepping up and coming forward to help their neighbors in need. This is truly a caring community and I am so blessed to live in this Town”.

Yesterday, Supervisor Reilich was pleased to host a good old fashioned lighting of the Town’s holiday tree. This annual event, which took place just outside the back entrance of Greece Town Hall by the decorated pine tree, boasted a great crowd and lots of Christmas spirit.

Residents joined together with their neighbors to sing songs and revel in holiday cheer. A special visit by Santa was complimented by popcorn and hot cocoa for all in attendance. On hand to assist Supervisor Reilich with the ceremony were Greece Town Officials Brett Granville, Josh Jensen, Bill Murphy, and Vince Campbell. Assemblyman Peter Lawrence and Senator Joe Robach were also present. Following the tree lighting ceremony, residents had an opportunity to join our friends at the Community and Senior Center for their annual Family Christmas Party. The festivities included arts and crafts, music by the Greece Concert Band, light refreshments, and an opportunity to visit Santa Claus in the Pavilion!

Supervisor Reilich will be hosting the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Family Christmas Party on Thursday, December 7th, 2017. The tree lighting ceremony will take place just outside the back entrance of Greece Town Hall in front of the decorated pine tree. Attendees will be treated to a performance by the Greece Arcadia Middle School Choir, and complimentary popcorn and hot cocoa will be available.

Following the tree lighting ceremony, attendees will have an opportunity to join our friends at the Community and Senior Center for their annual Family Christmas Party. The festivities will feature light refreshments, a DJ, crafts, music by the Greece Concert Band, and a visit by Santa Claus himself! Attendees are encouraged to dress warmly, as activities will take place both inside and outside under the Pavilion. All events are free to the public.

Please see below for the timeline of events:

5:45pm – Greece Arcadia Middle School Choir performance.

6:00pm – Welcome address and Tree Lighting Ceremony

6:15pm – Festivities at Community and Senior Center begin

Supervisor Reilich is excited to announce that this year the Town of Greece will be launching a “Giving Tree Project”. This project will provide an opportunity for community members to help families in need during the holidays.

The “Giving Tree” will be located at Greece Town Hall in the atrium from Friday, December 1st – Monday, December 18th. Tags will be placed on the tree indicating the specific item or items needed. Community members are invited to take a tag off the tree, purchase the item, and return the unwrapped item to the boxes located by the tree. At the conclusion of the project, the donated items will be given to Mission Share Outreach Center of Greece, NY.

Mission Share Outreach is a collaborative effort of 13 churches in the Town of Greece to serve those in need year round. If you are interested in learning more about Mission Share Outreach and volunteering with the organization, please visit their website at http://missionshareoutreach.org/.

“I am thrilled to be launching the “Giving Tree Project” this holiday season” said Supervisor Reilich. “I would like to thank the Walmart in Elmridge Plaza for donating the pre-lit tree for the project, and would also like to thank Mission Share Outreach for partnering with the Town of Greece as we bring the spirit of Christmas to those in need this holiday season. Time and again, I have witnessed residents in the Town of Greece stepping up and coming forward to help their neighbors in need. This is truly a caring community and I am so blessed to live in this Town”.

Supervisor Reilich will be hosting the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Family Christmas Party on Thursday, December 7th, 2017. The tree lighting ceremony will take place just outside the back entrance of Greece Town Hall in front of the decorated pine tree. Attendees will be treated to a performance by the Greece Arcadia Middle School Choir, where complimentary popcorn and hot cocoa will be available.

Following the tree lighting ceremony, attendees will have an opportunity to join our friends at the Community and Senior Center for their annual Family Christmas Party. The festivities will feature light refreshments, a DJ, crafts, music by the Greece Concert Band, and a visit by Santa Claus himself! Attendees are encouraged to dress warmly, as activities will take place both inside and outside under the Pavilion. All events are free to the public.

Please see below for the timeline of events:

5:45pm – Greece Arcadia Middle School Choir performance

6:00pm – Welcome address and Tree Lighting Ceremony

6:15pm – Festivities at Community and Senior Center begin

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich extends his gratitude and appreciation to the community for the donations made to the Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf this holiday season. Greece Town Hall set up 2 donation bins earlier this month – one located in the Community and Senior Center and the other located in the Atrium of Greece Town Hall – where residents were encouraged to drop off food items to be donated to the Greece Food Shelf. Over the course of 3 weeks, our great community donated 165 pounds of food!

The Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf, Inc. is an organization that helps provide food to families in need living in the Greece and Charlotte areas. Their purpose is to acquire, warehouse and distribute donated and purchased food and household products to benefit the families in need. Last year they served more than 5,400 people. Please call 585-277-5370 if you are interested in more information. 

“I am incredibly thankful to represent our great Town where I see residents come together time and again to help their neighbors in need” said Supervisor Reilich. “Seeing the outpouring of community support makes incredibly proud. On behalf of the Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf and all those who will benefit from your donations, thank you”.