The 58 Sheriffs of New York and Governor Andrew Cuomo have declared that Sheriff’s Week will be celebrated in New York State during the week of September 17th, 2017. Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich is pleased to recognize Sheriff’s Week here in Monroe County, where we celebrate the noteworthy contributions the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office makes in our community.
The Sheriff is the highest ranking law enforcement officer in the county, and the Sheriff's Office has many bureaus that provide safety and security to citizens. They not only provide the community with “traditional” and high profile police duties such as road patrol, criminal investigations, and traffic enforcement, but also patrol our lakes and waterways, provide security in our courts and airports, and maintain our county jails. The Sheriff’s Office is also an integral part of each county’s emergency planning system by taking an active role in community crime prevention efforts and victim’s assistance programs, being in the forefront of drug awareness education in our schools, and providing specialized services to the elderly population.
"It has been my distinct honor to serve the people of Monroe County as their Sheriff for the past 16 years and to be a part of the rich history of this Office. It is the honorable men and woman of the past and present who have made this agency what it is today; the only Sheriff's Office in New York State to be state and nationally accredited with a reputation that is second to none." said Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn, who currently serves as the 47th Sheriff of Monroe County.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office commenced Sheriff’s Week with a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Fallen Deputy Memorial on the Civic Center Plaza on Monday, September 18th, where they recognized those individuals who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community.
“I am honored to join Monroe County in recognizing Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn and the entire Monroe County Sheriff’s Department for the significant impact they make in our community”. said Supervisor Bill Reilich. “They not only serve all residents in Monroe County, but also provide resources to our own Greece Police Department. They have provided bomb sniffing dogs, assisted in enhancing our bomb squad, and partnered with us for major events throughout the Town such as our July 4th activities. On behalf of the Greece Town Board and all of our residents, we extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn and all of his Deputies”.
Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich is pleased to partner with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to announce the New York State Fifth Grade Arbor Day Poster Contest. This is an annual contest for students in the 5th grade, and this year’s poster theme is “Trees for Bees”. Submissions are due January 5th, 2018. Please see attachment for an overview of the contest and the contest rules. Instructions can also be found on the DEC’s Arbor Day Poster Contest website at www.dec.ny.gov/education/24520.html.
“The NYS 5th Grade Arbor Day Poster Contest is a great opportunity for students to both express creativity and learn more about the environment. I would like to thank the DEC for providing this opportunity, and thank our wonderful NYS educators for their commitment to enhancing the minds of our young residents”. said Supervisor Reilich.
Supervisor Bill Reilich is pleased to partner with the University of Rochester to offer a Flu Clinic at Greece Town Hall on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 from 9am – 12pm. Please call 585-276-6509 for information regarding accepted insurance plans.
Supervisor Reilich partners with Flu Prevention Organizations to host several clinics throughout the season at Greece Town Hall. Please visit www.greeceny.gov to see the schedule for upcoming flu clinics.
Supervisor Bill Reilich is pleased to announce that the Town of Greece, through participation in the National Flood Insurance Community Rating System (CRS) Program, has received a reduction in our Class rating from 7 to 6, providing additional savings for taxpayers. Our participation as a Class 6 CRS Community will provide Greece residents within the FEMA Special Flood Hazard Area with a twenty percent discount on their flood insurance policies. Benefits also include improved public safety, property loss reduction, open space and natural resource protection, and better post-disaster recovery. The Town of Greece’s level of participation currently provides policy holders within the FEMA Special Flood Hazard Area (FEMA Mapped 100-year Floodplain) with a fifteen percent discount, and our new twenty percent reduction will provide cost savings for residents with flood insurance policies. This reduction is significant as flood insurance rates have risen lately due to recent laws aimed at making the program self-funding, the elimination of subsidies, and the increased water levels we have been experiencing this year.
The National Flood Insurance Community Rating System Program is a voluntary incentive program managed by the insurance industry and recognized by FEMA. CRS recognizes communities for enforcing floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum National Flood Insurance Program requirements. There are many benefits to participating in CRS, such as improved public safety, property loss reduction, open space and natural resource protection, and better post-disaster recovery. CRS credit points are earned for a wide range of floodplain management activities, which are organized under four categories: (1) Public Information Activities, (2) Mapping and Regulations, (3) Flood Damage Reduction Activities, and (4) Warning and Response.
In 2014, Supervisor Bill Reilich’s participation in the CRS program provided Greece residents within the FEMA Special Flood Hazard Area with a 10% discount on their flood insurance policies due to the Class 8 rating held by the Town of Greece. As a result of Supervisor Reilich’s direction, policies and continued efforts, the Town of Greece was officially acknowledged at this year’s annual meeting of the New York State Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association for advancing the Town’s status in the Community Rating System to Class 7, which is currently the highest rating in New York State. Supervisor Reilich continued to invest in efforts aligning with flood insurance policies, resulting in the Town of Greece receiving a class 6 rating, which will be effective May 1st, 2018. This makes the Town of Greece one of only a small handful of municipalities in New York State to hold the highest rating for its efforts to protect its citizens from losses caused by flooding and notes that the Town has significantly exceeded the requirements for NFIP participation and effective floodplain management.
“Since first taking office, saving taxpayer dollars has been my top priority. Today, I am pleased to announce that through our efforts, our Town has received full approval from the NFIP for a class reduction from 7 to 6, resulting in the saving of twenty percent for all Greece residents who currently have flood insurance. I have been working tirelessly with the Greece Town Board to provide financial assistance to our water front residents who have been affected by the rising water levels this past year, and this news comes at a time when the cost of flood insurance has increased dramatically across the nation and has become a burden for many communities that are situated in a flood plain”. said Supervisor Reilich.
Supervisor Bill Reilich and the Greece Town Board will be partnering with Monroe County to hold a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection at the Town of Greece Department of Public Works, 647 Long Pond Road, on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The Town of Greece and Monroe County are providing this service to all Greece residents at no charge.
Appointments are required for this HHW program collection. This will ensure safety and reduce waiting times. Appointments can be made by calling the Office of the Supervisor at 225-2000. Appointments will be accepted until October 13th. Waste from businesses will not be accepted.
Up to 30 gallons of the following materials will be accepted per appointment at no charge:
- Oil-based & Latex Paint (for 1/3 gallon or less of Latex Paint you simply discard the lid, add kitty litter, let dry and dispose of the can in your regular trash receptacle)
- Wood Stain and Preservatives
- Automotive Fluids (antifreeze; brake power steering and transmission fluids)
- Pesticides & Fertilizers
- Flammable Products (gasoline, kerosene, thinners, strippers, solvents)
- Household Cleaners (liquid soaps & waxes, drain cleaners, etc.)
- Driveway Sealer
- Pool & Photo Chemicals
- Rechargeable (Ni-Cad) & Button Batteries
- Mercury (thermometers, thermostats)
- Syringes / Sharps (safely packaged)
Please Do Not Bring:
- 1/3 can or Less of Latex Paint (for 1/3 can or less of latex paint: discard lid, add kitty litter, let dry, place can in trash. Less than 1/3 can will not be accepted)
- Cans with Dried Paint? (remove lid and place in trash)
- Used Motor Oil and Lead Acid Batteries (contact service station or retailer)
- Empty Containers (place in trash or recycle)
- Smoke Detectors (trash or contact manufacturer)
- Everyday Alkaline Batteries (place in trash)
- Propane Tanks (accepted at permanent HHW facility ONLY)
- Cooking Oil/Cooking Grease (accepted at permanent HHW facility ONLY)
- Glazing/Spackle and Joint Compounds (trash)
- Asbestos (see Yellow Pages under "Asbestos Abatement")
- Products intended for industrial use
- Explosives/Ammunition/Black/Smokeless Powder (Call 9-1-1)
- Shock Sensitive Materials (i.e. crystallized ethers, picric acid) (Call 9-1-1)
Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich and the Greece Police Department are pleased to offer an Explorer Post Recruitment Meeting on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017. This meeting will be held from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Greece Police Headquarters Multi-Purpose Room, located at 6 Vince Tofany Boulevard.
The Greece Police Department, in conjunction with the Exploring Division of the Seneca Waterways Council, is hosting an Exploring Post geared towards exposing 14 – 20 year-olds to the different aspects of law enforcement. This informational meeting is an opportunity to discover what the Exploring Program is all about. Participants will also meet the advisors for the Greece Police Department Explorers Post.
Supervisor Bill Reilich was pleased to join Rotary District 7120 Club President Chuck Gannon and other members of the Greece Rotary Club to announce that Rotary Club sponsored ADA accessible picnic tables are now in Greece Town Parks.
The Greece Rotary Club is a group of businesses and professional men and women from the Greece area who volunteer their time and resources to making a difference within the community. Their projects include community and club services, international services, and vocational and youth services. A few of the specific programs they have been involved in have included the Greece Rotary Annual Charity Golf Tournament, vocational scholarships for youth, the Nigerian Water Project, and the Special Olympics.
The Greece Town Parks picnic tables’ project exemplifies the mission of the Rotary Club by offering fellowship to disabled citizens, both young and old. These tables will give the handicapped person a sense of belonging to the family unit and not being left at another table or having to compromise for tables that do not fit their needs. The Greece Rotary Club generously volunteered their time and resources to assembling the tables and placing them in the parks.
“From playgrounds to athletic fields to canal paths, our Greece Town Parks are destination points for both Greece residents and visitors. I am thankful to the Greece Rotary Club for their interest and commitment in keeping our parks safe and inclusive environments. I am honored to partner with President Chuck Gannon and the entire Rotary District 7120 in introducing ADA accessible picnic tables to our parks! On behalf of all Greece residents, I extend my sincere appreciation for the time and effort the Greece Rotary Club pours into our community”. said Supervisor Reilich.
Supervisor Bill Reilich is partnering with Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office to host a free Senior Citizen Police Academy. This academy will offer senior citizens a unique look into the Sheriff’s office and operations. Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn, District Attorney Sandra Doorley, the Public Defender’s office, and Family Court Judges will be participating in this informative training opportunity. As part of the program, attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Hall of Justice, the Public Safety Training Facility, and the Emergency Communications Department.
Please see below for additional information:
Dates: Thursdays, August 31 – October 19
Times: Bus leaves Greece Community and Senior Center at 8:30am sharp
Registration: Is required – please stop by the Greece Community and Senior Center or call 723-2425 to register. Please note that space is limited.