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Supervisor Bill Reilich announced today that the Town has completed the installation of a flood control earthen berm along the shoreline of Round Pond, near Edgemere Drive in the Town of Greece. The berm was constructed using Town work crews in response to last year’s flooding event when the level of Round Pond rose along with Lake Ontario, causing several homes and the nearby section of Edgemere Drive to be flooded for several months.

"This location saw some of the worst flooding in the Town of Greece last year due to the extremely high lake level” stated Supervisor Reilich. “Although our Public Works crews worked tirelessly around the clock using multiple pumps to try and keep the road clear of water, the amount of lake water flooding this area was simply too excessive.  I knew we needed a permanent solution to protect our residents”.

Lake Ontario and Round Pond sit in close proximity to each other with homes located in between and on both sides of the road. As the lake and pond levels rose, the low topography in the area resulted in consistent flooding as pond water overflowed the pond bank and surged back through the storm sewers. Facing the possibility of another flooding event in 2018, Supervisor Reilich immediately reviewed several possible solutions and determined that a permanent earthen berm structure and storm sewer shut off valves should be built to protect the homes and the road.

This structure is 420 feet long and 2.5 feet high with a top elevation level of 250 feet. At its peak, the lake level rose to just over 249 feet last year. Shut-off valves installed near the berm can be closed to prevent the pond water from backing up through the storm sewer pipes that drain into Round Pond and cause flooding in the road. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the current lake level of Lake Ontario is reported at approximately 245 feet and slightly below its long term average for the month of October.

“Never before in the history of the Town of Greece have we seen this level of flooding for such an extended period of time and I certainly hope it doesn’t happen again” Reilich added“However, this berm structure and the shut-off valves installed here and in numerous critical locations along our shoreline are proactive measures we took to better protect our residents who live near the lake, Braddock’s Bay, and our four major ponds”.

In response to last year’s flooding, the Town of Greece distributed over 250,000 sandbags to shoreline residents, managed forty-one pumps 24-hours/day, 7 days/week to keep flooded roads clear, maintained our thirteen sanitary sewer pump stations that service 1,500 homes to prevent sewer backups, and replaced a damaged sanitary sewer forcemain with a new pipe with increased capacity.

Supervisor Bill Reilich announced today that the Town of Greece is prepared for the possibility of a mixture of rain, snow and low temperatures forecasted for this coming weekend.

"As soon as the first reports came in last week that we could be in for our first round of winter weather, I worked with our Commissioner of Public Works and his Department to begin setting up our plow and salt trucks,” stated Reilich“In September, we also began having salt delivered to fill our new salt barn to make sure we’re ready in the event of a harsh winter season.  I’m happy to report that the Town of Greece is prepared to deal with whatever Mother Nature sends our way”.

In 2017, Supervisor Reilich commissioned the construction of a new salt barn that better addresses the needs of a community as large as the Town of Greece.  The previous, 30-year-old structure only had a salt storage capacity of 3,500 tons. Our area has seen multiple, severe winters these past few years. Supervisor Reilich felt the inadequate size of the previous salt building, coupled with possible high demand for salt orders and delivery requests from all across the northeast, could put the ability for the Town to respond to consistent, excessive snowfall at risk.

The newly constructed salt barn has a total capacity of 12,000 tons and can hold enough salt to address the needs of our residents during an average winter season. This means that the Town of Greece will always have plenty salt on hand well before winter arrives. The Town was also able to build this new salt building without raising taxes to fund the cost.

“The safety of our residents and those visiting our community is one of my top priorities,” Reilich added. “Even when the weather presents a challenge, emergency service providers still need to respond to calls, people still need to get to work, and children still need to get to school. When winter comes, I will continue to make sure the roads in Greece are clear and safe for travel”.

Supervisor Reilich is pleased to announce the first of two public forums to be held in conjunction with the town’s 2019 Comprehensive Plan Update. The forum will be held from 4:00pm – 7:00pm on Thursday, November 15, 2018 in Community Rooms A and B in Greece Town Hall, 1 Vince Tofany Boulevard, Rochester, New York 14612. 

There will be no formal presentation; instead, the town is looking to hear from residents on a variety of topics that continue to shape the town, including housing, jobs and economic development, and the changing face of retail. The town’s Comprehensive Plan Update Advisory Committee has begun discussing some of these issues and is already meeting with key stakeholders. The next critical step is to seek input from town residents. Town officials and the consultant team will be on hand to answer questions and collect comments.

The 2019 Comprehensive Plan Update is a capstone document that includes by reference other recently completed plans like the 2014 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, the 2015 Sanitary Sewer Master Plan, and the 2016 Parks Master Plan.  

For more information please contact Scott Copey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone at 723-2356.

Supervisor Bill Reilich is pleased to announce a new service that is now available for residents. Residents now have the option to make court payments online or by phone.

Always looking for new and innovative services, Supervisor Reilich researched ways to assist residents involved with the Greece Town Courts. Today, he is pleased to announce a partnership with nCourt, which is the nation’s largest court fine processor working with courts. nCourt LLC is a government services and technology company that provides software that permits government agencies to collect citation, parking, and other court payments online via the web or mobile device. Our partnership with nCourt allows Defendants to make payments online at www.paycourtonline.com or by calling a toll free number (1-888-912-1541). The payment link can also be reached by visiting the Court webpage on the Town of Greece website: https://www.greeceny.gov/departments/court.

This new payment process provides a convenient service to our residents. It is also the best solution for out-of-town ticket holders. The service charge set by nCourt is 6.99% of the ticket fee + $1 service fee for payments made both online or over the phone. After the defendant submits their payment, the payment information is relayed immediately and the transaction shows up on their credit card statement as from Greece Town Court.

 “We have been very busy this year bringing new services to our residents” said Supervisor Reilich. “The latest service we have established is for residents to have the option to make court payments online or via the phone. I am always looking for new and convenient ways to assist residents and am pleased to offer this quick, efficient, and secure method of making court payments”.

Friday evening, the Town of Greece hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the grand reopening of Lattimore Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation. Present at the ceremony were Greece Receiver of Taxes Andrew Conlon, Greece Town Councilmembers Josh Jensen, Bill Murphy, Mike Barry, and Diana Christodaro, and Senator Joe Robach. Receiver of Taxes Andrew Conlon gave remarks at the ceremony and presented owner Tim Anne with a plaque on behalf of Supervisor Reilich and the Greece Town Board congratulating him on the grand reopening of the facility.

Lattimore Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation has several locations throughout Western New York and provides access to over 50 Certified Physical Therapists. They provide personal, individualized care to patients by taking a “hands on” approach to listen to and learn about their injuries and goals. To learn more about the services offered at the North Greece location, visit their website at http://www.lattimorept.com/north-greece-physical-therapy/.

“With its expanded facility, Lattimore of North Greece is now the largest private physical therapy clinic in Upstate New York” said Supervisor Reilich. “Congratulations to owner Tim Anne on the grand reopening of Lattimore Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation!”

Supervisor Bill Reilich is pleased to partner with Monroe County to announce that Recruiting on the Road Job Fair will be in the Town of Greece on tomorrow, November 7, 2018 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Greece Town Hall. The mission of Recruiting on the Road is to connect employers in our region with local job seekers.

Please see below for a listing of the benefits associated for both the participating business and the job seeker:

For the Business:

  • Event promotion through participating partners, employers, and host location – at no cost to your business.
  • Opportunity to network, screen and/or interview with committed job seekers.
  • Premier opportunity to showcase your current job openings.
  • Special access to the community’s talented workforce through Recruiting on the Road’s enhanced recruiting tools.

For the Job Seeker:

  • Exclusive opportunity to connect with employers in their communities.
  • Businesses in attendance are hiring and may interview applicants on site.
  • Variety of public and private sector businesses ranging from civil service to advanced manufacturing to health care and other industries.
  • Attendees are asked to come prepared for an interview, bring extra copies of their resumes and dress for success.
  • Referral to job placement and job readiness programs.

To date, the following businesses are scheduled to attend: Wegmans, Greece Central School District, Monroe County Civil Service, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, CSL Plasma, Generations Child Care, Monroe Community College, Lifetime Assistance, EverDry Waterproofing, Micro Instrument, Northwest & Westside YMCA Branches, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Epilepsy Pralid, Tradesmen International, Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES, Mersen, Combined Insurance, Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning, Home Instead Senior Care, and St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center.

“I am proud to partner with Monroe County in bringing Recruiting on the Road to Greece” said Supervisor Bill Reilich. “The event will include 26 businesses featuring more than 200 available jobs. Bringing jobs to this region has been a top priority since taking office, and I encourage all Greece residents seeking employment to take advantage of this great opportunity to explore jobs in this area”.

Town of Greece Supervisor Bill Reilich and the Greece Town Board have released their proposed budget for the town which reduces taxes again this year. The proposed rate decrease will to go down from the current $6.33 per $1,000 in property value to $6.29 per $1,000 property value.  This will be the 4th year that they town tax rate has decreased.

“When I first took office in 2014, I inherited a budget that was running with a 9% deficit” said Supervisor Reilich. “I knew that we needed to take immediate action to right the town’s finances and bring the budget into balance. Our efforts included not only focusing on reducing our costs, but also finding ways to develop new revenue streams and enhance current ones.  There was a great deal of effort on both parts and we are now seeing the benefits of our cost-cutting measures. Additionally, we have brought many new amenities and enhanced services to our residents while decreasing our tax rate again in 2019”.

The proposed 2019 budget and capital plan includes:

  • A strong $1,000,000 below the tax cap.
  • Enhancements and expansion of recreational programs at the Community and Senior Center.
  • The planned rehabilitation of another park shelter.
  • Improvements to our Town Hall Service Mall.
  • A plan to install permanent generators in the remaining town facilities to ensure uninterrupted operation during emergencies.
  • The final debt payment on the Greece Public Library facility.

“None of the improvements we are proposing will use any debt to finance them. Because we took action in 2014, we are able to finance more improvements through cash rather than debt.  This continues to keep the town’s finances on a sound long-term footing” Reilich said.  “I fully expect another reduction in the tax rate next year as we continue to improve and develop alternative revenues. We are taking an incremental approach toward reducing the tax rate, and one that is sustainable”.

A public hearing on the proposed budget is scheduled for Wednesday, November 7th at 5:30 pm at Greece Town Hall.

The flags on the Greece Town Hall Campus will be flown at half-staff until sunset on October 31, 2018 in solemn respect for the victims of the tragedy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 27th, 2018. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this horrible act of violence.

Supervisor Reilich is pleased to announce the first of two public forums to be held in conjunction with the town’s 2019 Comprehensive Plan Update. The forum will be held from 4:00pm – 7:00pm on Thursday, November 15, 2018 in Community Rooms A and B in Greece Town Hall, 1 Vince Tofany Boulevard, Rochester, New York 14612. 

There will be no formal presentation; instead, the town is looking to hear from residents on a variety of topics that continue to shape the town, including but not limited to housing, jobs and economic development, and the changing face of retail. The town’s Comprehensive Plan Update Advisory Committee has already begun discussing some of these issues and is reaching out to key stakeholders. The next critical step is to seek input from town residents. Town officials and the consultant team will be on hand to answer questions and collect comments.

The 2019 Comprehensive Plan Update is a capstone document that includes by reference other recently completed plans like the 2014 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, the 2015 Sanitary Sewer Master Plan, and the 2016 Parks Master Plan.  

For more information please contact Scott Copey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone at 723-2356.

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich was joined by Greece Town Board Members Mike Barry, Josh Jensen, Bill Murphy, and Diana Christodaro for an official Eagle Scout Medal and Proclamation Presentation Ceremony at Tuesday evening’s Town Board Meeting. The Town of Greece Eagle Scout Recognition Medal and Proclamation is presented to all Boy Scouts who have recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in their local troop.

“It is an honor for me to be able to present these medals to the hard working and determined young men who have shown that commitment and perseverance lead to success” said Supervisor Bill Reilich. “At Tuesday evening’s Town Board meeting, I had the privilege of presenting proclamations and medals to three young men who recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. I would like to congratulate Jacob Biel of Scout Troop Number 197 on his achievement of Eagle Scout ranking through his efforts in repairing the fences and replenishing new mulch on the playground at Frisbee Hill Park in the Town of Greece. Congratulations to Alexander DeHoney of Scout Troop Number 48 on his achievement of Eagle Scout Ranking through a project in constructing eight library book returns to be placed to be placed in the Greece Middle and High Schools. Congratulations to Deven Ebertz of Scout Troop Number 195 on his achievement of Eagle Scout Ranking through his efforts in constructing an “Armed Services Commemorative Commons” at the main entrance of Greece Arcadia High School which is dedicated to the alumni who have served our country”.

The Boy Scouts of America, one of the United States largest youth organizations, is dedicated to promoting self-reliance, courage, and patriotism among young men. The Eagle Scout Award is attained after countless hours of hard work, sacrifice, and dedication to the scouting creed. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit their webpage www.scouting.org.