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Supervisor Bill Reilich and the Greece Town Board continue their efforts to address not only the damage that’s been occurring to water front homes, but also the ongoing threats of rising waters. They have again reached out to President Trump.

Supervisor Reilich and the Greece Town Board, on behalf of our residents and all those who are experiencing damages due to flood waters, are requesting an official inquiry. This inquiry will include the steps leading up to the decision of the IJC to adopt Plan 2014 and its lack of timely response as conditions continue to result in rising waters and damages to our homeowners and local businesses.

“I cannot and will not sit idly while these folks, our neighbors, watch their homes and properties continue to suffer damage and loss as a result of the rising floodwaters. Someone must be held accountable. I am hoping this action ensures that a full investigation is launched”. said Supervisor Reilich.  “We cannot have our lake and pond front residents expect to suffer year after year with rising waters and the threat of continued damage”. 

Letter to President Trump

Supervisor Bill Reilich announced that representatives from Sheen Housing will be assisting lake front residents at Greece Town Hall First Floor Community Room A Thursday, June 22, from 4pm-7pm. Sheen Housing is a not-for-profit housing organization, and the representatives will be assisting lakefront residents in filling out Lake Ontario Flood Recovery Applications and answering any questions they may have. 

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich was joined by Greece Town Board Members Mike Barry, Brett Granville, Andrew Conlon, and Diana Christodaro for an official Eagle Scout Award Medal presentation ceremony at Monday evening’s Town Board meeting. The Town of Greece Eagle Scout Recognition Medal 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.

The Boy Scouts of America, one of the United States largest youth organization, 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.

 

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich would like to remind everyone that signup forms for the Third Annual 5K Freedom Run are available on the Town of Greece website and the Run Sign Up website (https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Rochester/Greece5KFreedomRun). The 5K Freedom Run will be a part of the Town of Greece Old Fashioned Fourth July Celebration. Additionally below is a tentative schedule of events for this year’s 4th of July.

Tentative Schedule of Events – As of 6/19/17

  • 5K Freedom Run Registration
    (Forms for Registration are available on our website or online at
    RunSignUp.com and search for Town of Greece Freedom Run 5k)
  • 5K Race Begins
  • Scooby Stars and Stripes Fun Run
  • Beatlemagic
  • Our Featured performer Micky Dolenz the Voice of the Monkees
    will take the Main Stage
  • Fire Works Display

Supervisor Bill Reilich has received several calls from concerned Town of Greece residents regarding the length and difficulty of the Lake Ontario Flood Recovery Application that was issued by Governor Cuomo’s Office last month. After learning that the application was originally 90 pages long, Supervisor Reilich contacted the Governor and was able to work with him to have the forms significantly reduced. However, Supervisor Reilich has continued receiving calls from anxious residents who continue struggling with the length and difficulty of the application. Supervisor Reilich once again contacted the Governor’s office on behalf of the Town of Greece residents to form a new application that would be easier to navigate. Supervisor Reilich is pleased to announce that a new version of the application is now available on the New York State Homes and Community Renewal website under their Lake Ontario Flood Recovery page (http://www.nyshcr.org/Programs/NYS-Flood/).

The Lake Ontario Flood Recovery Program, which is $7 million in state funding for homeowners along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River who have experienced flood damage, is administered through not-for-profit housing organizations seeking to help homeowners affected by the flooding. Homeowners in Monroe County seeking assistance are encouraged to contact Sheen Housing at 585-657-4114. Homeowners may also e-mail Sheen Housing at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit their website at www.sheenhousing.org. Representatives from Sheen Housing were available yesterday at Greece Town Hall to assist lakefront residents in answering questions and filling out the Lake Ontario Flood Recovery application. They will be available at a future date to assist residents, and we will provide that information once a time and place has been scheduled. Also available yesterday in the Greece Town Hall parking lot were Insurance RV professionals, who were answering questions from lakeshore residents about how to handle claims and other insurance-related matters.

“After hearing from concerned residents about the overwhelming length and difficulty of the Lake Ontario Flood Recovery application, I contacted the Governor’s office and worked with them to make the application easier to navigate. It should be a simple process to receive financial assistance for damages incurred by the flooding. I encourage everyone – regardless of how much or little damage they have incurred – to fill out an application for financial assistance”. Said Supervisor Reilich

After receiving calls from concerned residents in the Town of Greece, Supervisor Bill Reilich spoke with Governor Cuomo’s office today regarding recreational activity on Town of Greece ponds. Because all ponds connect to Lake Ontario, the same speeding restrictions apply to the ponds as they do the lake. Therefore, anyone participating in recreational activities on the pond should keep in mind that it is a “No Wake” area.

Please see below for the boating speeds and restrictions for the Town of Greece.

Excerpts on Town of Greece Boating Laws (Chapter 65)

Boating Speeds and Restrictions

-          No vessel shall be operated within the channel of Braddock Bay in a manner or at a speed that unreasonably interferes with or endangers any vessel or person or that passes any vessel proceeding in the same direction, but in no event at a speed exceeding five miles per hour.

-          No vessel shall be operated in Buttonwood Creek in a manner or at a speed that causes a wake that unreasonably interferes with or endangers a dock, pier, raft, floating object, or anchored or moored vessel, swimmer or freshwater wetland feature, but in no event at a speed exceeding five miles per hour.

-          No vessel shall be operated within 100 feet of the shore of Braddock Bay and Salmon Creek in a manner or at a speed that causes a wake that unreasonably interferes with or endangers a dock, pier, raft, floating object, anchored or moored vessel, swimmer or freshwater wetland feature, but in no event at a speed exceeding five miles per hour.

-          No vessel shall be operated in Lake Ontario contiguous to the Town of Greece within 200 feet of the shore, a dock, pier, raft, floating object or an anchored or moored vessel at a speed exceeding five miles per hour.

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich has issued a State of Emergency for the Town of Greece until further notice. The State of Emergency has been declared due to increased water levels and flooding along the Lake Ontario shoreline. This is not a travel ban, however, residents are advised to use caution when traveling along waterfront roads, due to potential situations that could threaten public safety. 

 

State of Emergency Declaration

Supervisor Bill Reilich was just informed that Sheen Housing, which is a not-for-profit housing organization, is no longer available today to assist lakeshore residents with answering questions and helping residents fill out Lake Ontario Flood Recovery Applications. However, the Insurance RV representatives are available until 5pm today. The Insurance RV is located in the Greece Town Hall parking lot with professionals who can help answer questions about how to handle claims and other insurance-related matters.