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 Award Medal Presentation Ceremony at Wednesday 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 present proclamations and medals to the hard working and determined young men who have shown that commitment and perseverance lead to success” said Supervisor Bill Reilich. “At Wednesday evening’s Town Board meeting, I had the privilege of presenting a proclamation and medal to Kent Johnson who has recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop Number 278. Kent attained the rank of Eagle Scout through his efforts in building and installing three flower beds at the Gardens at Town Center Apartments in Greece. The first flower bed surrounds the flagpole at the entrance and the other two are located behind the building. Thank you for your dedication to a project that will enhance the quality of life for residents at the Gardens at Town Center Apartments!”
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.
Greenlight Networks, an ultra-high-speed, broadband service provider, announced today that it is continuing to expand its fiber-optic network on the West side of Monroe County. Greenlight is now accepting orders in 50 new Greenlight Districts in the Town of Greece.
“We’re excited to begin the process of expanding our fiber optic network to Greece,” said Mark Murphy, president and CEO of Greenlight Networks. “With a population of almost 100,000 residents, there is a lot of opportunity for us to expand out fiber network and connect people with our service. We will be adding 20 or more employees this year to help keep up with the demand we have seen throughout the Greater Rochester area.”
Greenlight Networks fiber optic network offers internet speeds up to 50 times faster than the average American household is receiving. According to The Wall Street Journal, the addition of a fiber connection to a home can increase the home’s value up to 3%. A recent survey by the Fiber Broadband Association found that residents will pay about 8% more to rent an apartment with a fiber connection. In addition, the study found that a reliable broadband connection was listed as the most important amenity by residents when choosing an apartment or condo.
“I have been working with Greenlight Network President Mark Murphy and his staff and various department heads here in the Town of Greece for nearly 3 years to implement a plan to bring Greenlight Networks to Greece,” said William D. Reilich, Town Supervisor of Greece. “I listened when residents reached out asking if we could look into new and different services, and today I am excited to join Greenlight Networks in announcing that Greenlight will soon be available to Greece Residents”.
Greenlight worked with several departments within the Town of Greece during the construction planning process to help expedite expansion into Greece. “Since many easements and rights-of-way are owned by the Town of Greece, I anticipate that the process of bringing Greenlight to Greece will be a smooth one” said Supervisor Reilich.
Residents of Greece are now able to place their order through Greenlight’s website: GreenlightNetworks.com. The Greenlight Districts that reach their order goal fastest will be first for construction of Greenlight’s fiber-optic internet service. Greenlight expects to begin construction in several Greenlight Districts in Greece in the fourth quarter of 2018. The company now serves residential and small business customers in Brighton, East Rochester, Fairport, Henrietta, Irondequoit, Penfield, Pittsford, Rochester, Webster, and West Henrietta.
Greenlight Networks is an ultra-high-speed, broadband service provider, offering residential and small business customers Internet speeds up to a Gigabit per second (940Mbps). Based in Rochester, NY and founded in 2011, the company builds, owns and operates its fiber-optic networks to provide amazingly fast Internet connections to its customers. For more information on the company, or to sign-up for service, please visit GreenlightNetworks.com or find it on Facebook.com/GreenlightNetworks, and @GreenlightFiber on Twitter.
Supervisor Bill Reilich is pleased to announce that Greenlight Networks is coming to the Town of Greece. Always looking for efficient and affordable opportunities for Greece residents, Supervisor Reilich is excited to announce that the Town of Greece is one of the first Western County towns to bring Greenlight Networks to the area. A press conference was held this afternoon at Greece Town Hall for the official announcement. To view the press event in it’s entirety, please visit Bill Reilich Greece Town Supervisor’s Facebook Page.
Based in Rochester, New York, Greenlight Networks build their own fiber connections, which provides an extremely fast and affordable internet service. The service gives connection up to 1,000 megabites/second, which is up to 100x’s faster than the average connection. For more information, visit Greenlight Network’s website at www.greenlightnetworks.com.
“I am excited to officially announce that Greenlight Networks is now available to Town of Greece residents” said Supervisor Reilich. “I have been working with Greenlight Networks President Mark Murphy and his staff and various department heads here in the Town of Greece for nearly 3 years to implement a plan to bring Greenlight Networks to Greece. Since many easements and right-of-ways are owned by the Town of Greece, I anticipate that the process of installation will be a smooth one”.
I have been working with Greenlight Network President Mark Murphy and his team and various department heads here in the Town of Greece for nearly 3 years to implement a plan to bring Greenlight Networks to Greece. Join us today at Greece Town Hall at 1:30 for a press conference where we will update you on the process of making Greenlight available to all Greece residents!
Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich hosted the final Town of Greece Summer Concert Series featuring Beatlemagic this weekend. Many came out to the Greece Town Hall Campus to see this popular band perform. Supervisor Reilich was joined by Councilmembers Mike Barry, Josh Jensen, Bill Murphy, and Diana Christodaro, Receiver of Taxes Andrew Conlon, Monroe County Legislator Brian Marianetti, and several other elected officials for introductions before kicking off the event.
Formed in 1999 in Western New York, Beatlemagic is a popular Beatles tribute band. Their commitment to the accurate reproduction of the Beatles music, costumes, and personas have made them one of the most sought after Beatles tribute bands on the East Coast.
“It was a beautiful day for a concert and I was glad to see so many come out to see the popular Beatlemagic perform” said Supervisor Bill Reilich. “I was very happy to offer this free concert to our residents!”
Greece Town Supervisor Reilich and Town of Greece Receiver of Taxes Andrew Conlon are pleased to announce that a safe lock box is now available for Town of Greece residents to drop off their seasonal tax checks.
The lock box will be located outside the Service Mall area of Greece Town Hall on the right side of the doors. The purpose of this lock box is to provide residents with a fast and secure method of paying their seasonal taxes. The only form of payment that will be accepted in the lock box must be in check form. All deposits will be collected at 9am every business day by Town of Greece Tax Department Staff and the work will be processed on the previous day’s business date. Please be sure to include a payment stub with your check in order to receive a receipt. In order to ensure resident safety, a camera has been placed in the area to monitor activity. This drop box is for payment of seasonal tax only. Tax bills will be mailed out August 31st and residents may begin using the drop box on Saturday, September 1st if they chose. Please note that this lock box is a service in addition to the tax services already provided by the Town of Greece. You may still pay your taxes in person or through the mail if you choose.
“We are pleased to offer a service to Town of Greece residents that will assist in a quick, efficient, and secure method of paying seasonal taxes” said Supervisor Reilich and Receiver of Taxes Andrew Conlon in a joint statement. “We are constantly looking for new and improved ways to assist residents. We are excited for this safe lock box and encourage residents to take advantage of this new method to pay seasonal taxes”.
Supervisor Bill Reilich, along with Town of Greece Receiver of Taxes Andrew Conlon and the Greece Town Board, are hosting another free Shredding Event for residents. A Shredding Event was held earlier this year in May and was such a huge success that Supervisor Reilich wanted to offer another event to residents.
The Shredding Event will be held Monday, September 17th, 2018 from 1pm – 5pm 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.
“The first Town of Greece Shredding Event held this year was a wild success and we were happy to offer the free service to residents” said Supervisor Reilich. “I am excited to announce that we will be hosting another Shredding Event on September 17th”.
Tuesday afternoon, Supervisor Bill Reilich was joined by Councilmembers Diana Christodaro, Mike Barry, and Josh Jensen, along with Greece Receiver of Taxes Andrew Conlon for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the grand opening of Clubhouse Fun Center in Greece. The center is located at 3340 West Ridge Road on the corner of North Ave and West Ridge Road.
The Clubhouse Fun Center is owned by Greece natives Steven and Marsina Olschewski. The Olschewski’s have owned the Clubhouse Fun Center Henrietta Location since 2002 and purchased the location in the Town of Greece about a year ago. They are excited to be working in Greece and offer family entertainment to the community. The Clubhouse Fun Center boasts fun family-friendly activities such as mini golf and arcade games. For more information, please visit their website at www.clubhousefuncenter.com.
“Clubhouse Fun Center is a popular destination in Monroe County, and I am excited that owners Steve and Marsina Olschewski are establishing a center here in the Town of Greece” said Supervisor Reilich. “We work every day to ensure that the Town of Greece is a business-friendly place, and I am always happy when businesses chose to establish in our great town!”
Supervisor Bill Reilich has announced that a representative from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will be in the Town of Greece Tuesday, August 7th from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. He will be giving a presentation on the topic of coyotes, which has been a topic of conversation for many residents in recent days. The presentation will be from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, with a question and answer session being held from 7:00pm – 7:30pm. This informational meeting will take place at the Greece Community and Senior Center Multi-Purpose Room.
Supervisor Reilich is happy to bring Scott R. Smith, who is a Wildlife Biologist, Division of Fish, Wildlife, and Marine Resources for the NYSDEC, to the Town of Greece to address our residents. Mr. Smith has presented on the topic of coyotes in New York State in the past and is very knowledgeable in the field.
“I thought it was important to get out in front of this issue regarding the state-wide rise in the Coyote population and I wanted to be certain our Greece residents were provided with as much information as possible” said Supervisor Reilich. “The Town Board and I are pleased to be able to provide this opportunity to attend an informational meeting with an expert in the field from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Greece residents are welcome to join us for the informational presentation and question and answer session on Tuesday, August 7th, from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at the Greece Community and Senior Center”.
As many are aware, coyotes are prevalent throughout New York State and it is not uncommon to sight them in the Town of Greece. After receiving calls from concerned residents, Supervisor Reilich wanted to make the public aware of what the Town of Greece Department of Animal Control is doing in response.
Coyotes are highly intelligent animals that adapt well to changing habitats and conditions in both suburban and urban areas. This makes their capture quite challenging. When responding to calls regarding coyotes, Greece Animal Control's first priority is determining whether the animal is an immediate threat to people or pets. Secondly, they determine if the animal is sick or injured to the point where it could possibly be captured and appropriately dealt with. Most calls received are of the nuisance variety where the animal is causing concern simply by its presence.
The following list will help educate on the behavior of coyotes and what you can do to avoid frequent encounters:
- Be very careful with pets - in particular cats and small breed dogs. Keep your pets under close supervision and good control. Pets that roam are targets for coyotes. Larger dogs are generally safe, however they may want to chase the coyote which could result in injury.
- Make certain there are no food sources available to encourage coyotes to frequent certain areas: pet food outside, bird feeders, and garbage cans all encourage coyotes to keep coming back to the same area, and they WILL remember.
- Do not allow the coyotes to be comfortable in the neighborhoods. Harass them when they are seen. Yell, clap hands, stomp feet, make lots of noise to frighten them and chase them off. Do not let them lose their fear of humans. Wild animals are generally afraid of people and will avoid humans.
- Call 911 if you require immediate assistance with an aggressive coyotes (or any aggressive animal).
“Some residents have expressed concerns regarding coyote sightings, so I wanted to provide the public with some educational information on what practices will help in avoiding frequent encounters with the animals” said Supervisor Reilich. “Our Town of Greece Department of Animal Control is fully aware of the sightings and provides educational information to residents that address their concerns. Specifically regarding small pets, I would like to remind all Town of Greece residents to exercise extra caution when allowing their pets to go unleashed or unsupervised outdoors”.