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Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich would like to recognize the efforts and accomplishments of 5 Eagle Scouts who assisted the Parks and Recreation Department with projects. Jeffery Russell of Troop 125 repaired and repainted fencing at Basil Marella Park, and also made improvements to the volleyball court. Zach Ferris of Troop 48 landscaped the bed under the park sign at Adeline Park, painted the fence, and cleaned up the grounds. Bryan McDermott of Troop 278 cleared and restored a portion of the trail system at Badgerow Park North. Orion Clark of Troop 125 cleared and restored a portion of the Cranberry Ponds trail by Lowden Point Road. Tyler Nersigner of Troop 197 cleared the entrance and repaired and restrained the lookout pier at Braddock Bay Park.  

“The Town of Greece is so thankful to these young men who volunteered their time and effort to help keep our Greece parks beautiful”. Said Supervisor Reilich. “These projects not only benefit our own town residents, but all who come to visit our parks. I am looking forward to recognizing the accomplishments of these young men at our upcoming Town Board meetings”.  

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. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America please visit their webpage www.scouting.org.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Town of Greece Parks and Recreation Department, please call the Community and Senior Center at 723-2425.

 

The Digital Bookmobile National Tour is making a stop at the Greece Town Hall Campus today, August 11, 2017 from 11:00AM – 5:00PM. Traveling coast to coast, the newly updated mobile exhibit provides an interactive experience for readers of all ages to explore eBooks and audiobooks available at the Greece Public Library.  A high-tech update to the traditional bookmobile, visitors can learn how to borrow digital books, stop at the Gadget Gallery to explore a variety of devices, talk with eReading librarian experts and more. Tours are free and open to the community.

“I’m very excited that Greece was chosen as a stop on the digital bookmobile tour.” Said Supervisor Reilich. “Over 40,000 eBooks and audiobooks were checked out from our library during the first six months of this year – a 17% increase over the first six months of 2016. Having the digital bookmobile visit will allow even more residents to learn about this popular service.”

The 42-foot long Toterhome is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, free Wi-Fi connection, touchscreen monitors, premium sound systems, and a variety of portable media players, all of which help visitors explore the Greece Public Library’s digital service. In the Gadget Gallery, readers can explore all popular devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™ and Kindle®. Interactive learning stations encourage visitors to search the library’s digital media collection and go through the borrowing process. Beginners can get a one-on-one tutorial from technical experts.

The Digital Bookmobile is powered by OverDrive, which is the industry-leading digital reading platform to more than 36,000 libraries & schools worldwide. Residents can borrow eBooks and audiobooks anytime, anywhere by visiting https://libraryweb.overdrive.com/.  If interested, library personnel will be available today to assist in creating accounts for https://libraryweb.overdrive.com/. Residents in Greece are fortunate that the Greece Public Library subscribes to a higher level subscription and therefore we have more access to eBooks than any other library in the County.

To view a video of Supervisor Reilich touring the Digital Book Mobile, please copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwJ79bxgamd2dUo4Q1ZXYWZ2RHc/view?usp=sharing.

Earlier this week, Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich presented the Grease Paint Alley Clowns with a proclamation for International Clown Week. The first week of August is celebrated all over the world as International Clown Week. Here in Greece, we celebrate with the Grease Paint Alley Clowns, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching lives through the art of clowning. These cheerful clowns dedicate their time and experience to bringing smiles and laughter to our community. Every year, they paint a footprint on Paint Alley Path that serves as a fun and colorful display to all who visit.

“I was happy to join the Grease Paint Alley Clowns this week for the celebration of International Clown Week”. Said Supervisor Reilich. “Even though it was raining outside, the clowns brought fun to the pavilion at Sawyer Park with their bright outfits and cheerful attitudes”.

The Digital Bookmobile National Tour is making a stop at the Greece Town Hall Campus today, August 11, 2017 from 11:00AM – 5:00PM. Traveling coast to coast, the newly updated mobile exhibit provides an interactive experience for readers of all ages to explore eBooks and audiobooks available at the Greece Public Library.  A high-tech update to the traditional bookmobile, visitors can learn how to borrow digital books, stop at the Gadget Gallery to explore a variety of devices, talk with eReading librarian experts and more. Tours are free and open to the community.

“I’m very excited that Greece was chosen as a stop on the digital bookmobile tour.” Said Supervisor Reilich. “Over 40,000 eBooks and audiobooks were checked out from our library during the first six months of this year – a 17% increase over the first six months of 2016. Having the digital bookmobile visit will allow even more residents to learn about this popular service.”

The 42-foot long Toterhome is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, free Wi-Fi connection, touchscreen monitors, premium sound systems, and a variety of portable media players, all of which help visitors explore the Greece Public Library’s digital service. In the Gadget Gallery, readers can explore all popular devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™ and Kindle®. Interactive learning stations encourage visitors to search the library’s digital media collection and go through the borrowing process. Beginners can get a one-on-one tutorial from technical experts.

The Digital Bookmobile is powered by OverDrive, which is the industry-leading digital reading platform to more than 36,000 libraries & schools worldwide. Residents can borrow eBooks and audiobooks anytime, anywhere by visiting https://libraryweb.overdrive.com/.  

Supervisor Reilich will introduce a local law to provide assessment relief to waterfront residents at the next Greece Town Board meeting on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.  The New York State Lake Ontario and Connected Waterways Assessment Relief Act allows local municipalities to provide assessment relief to residents experiencing property damage as a result of increased water levels.    

Under the State’s legislation local governments and school districts may opt-in to the assessment relief program available for residents.  Under Supervisor Reilich, Greece Town taxes have remained flat at $6.33 per $1000.  This local legislation would provide further Town tax relief to residents negatively affected by the increased water levels that may for certain water front residents affect their overall assessment.  He also wants to alert effected homeowners that while the town’s tax rate will be reflective of the lower assessment, local school districts have not opted into this plan as of yet.

 Supervisor Reilich will be formally requesting that the Hilton Central School District ($24.09 per $1000) and the Greece Central School District ($23.84 per $1000) opt into this one-year program.  This tax assessment relief will be in place to help residents, many of whom are awaiting funding assistance, bridge the difference in their property values prior to full restoration. 

“I will remain committed to pursuing every avenue possible to help residents along the water with the rising costs of repair and replacements to the many assets on their property that have been damaged,” said Reilich.  “The tax assessment relief available under this program will provide much needed assistance to those negatively affected by the increased water levels.”

The local law to opt-in to the State assessment relief program will be before the Greece Town Board on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.   

Supervisor Bill Reilich is pleased to announce that after 2 years of planning and working towards bringing alternative energy to Greece, the first solar farm is officially underway. This will result in a portion of the Town’s electrical expenses being reduced to the maximum allowed limit.

Solar Liberty is a solar electric installation company. They promote energy independence through installation of solar electric systems. A solar electric system generates electricity and provides a secure return on investment by generating electricity through sunlight with little or no maintenance.

According to Solar Liberty (www.solarliberty.com), solar energy works in the following ways:

  • Sunlight is absorbed into the cells of the solar panels. The electrons between the charged silicon layers of the cells become excited and produce DC electricity.
  • The solar electricity passes through an inverter, which turns it into the same type of AC power that is delivered by the utility company.
  • The new solar electricityfirst powers any lights, appliances, or equipment that is being used in the building. All available solar electricity will first be used before taking any from the utility power grid.
  • Excess electricity flows backward through the electric meter out to the grid. A “net meter”spins both forward and backward depending whether excess power is being produced or if it’s being taken from the utility company. In the daytime the meter will either spin backward or slow the count forward.
  • The only cost is for “net usage”– the difference between the amount taken from the utility company and the amount given back. Depending on the size of the system and usage, the electricity produced will cover either all or part of the overall electric bill.

“I’m very excited to announce that significant progress has been made with the installation of a solar farm in the Town of Greece.” Said Supervisor Reilich. “This is a great first step in introducing alternative energy”. 

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich and the Greece Police Department will host a Law Enforcement Recognition Day in conjunction with the Town of Greece Summer Concert Series featuring 90 West Band. This event will be held Sunday, August 13th, from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at the Greece Town Hall Campus. Both the concert and the law enforcement activities and demonstrations are free and open to the public.

Law Enforcement Recognition Day is a community event aimed at strengthening the relationship between residents and law enforcement officials, and helps to increase awareness to the different methods residents can utilize to ensure our community is kept safe. This year’s Law Enforcement Recognition Day will feature several law enforcement/safety vendors providing information on safety methods, including Public Safety Demonstrations, Anti-Bullying Demonstrations, and a Child Identification Booth. 

Raffle prizes generously supplied by the Walmart in Elmridge Plaza include a kids bicycle and helmet. Delta Sonic will also be donating car wash and detail passes. Starting at 1:30, Forest Hill Catering will be serving a chicken BBQ meal. Please note that the chicken BBQ will be $8, cash only. The money raised from that will be donated directly to the Greece Police Athletic League (GPAL), which is an organization that aims to bring the community and the police department together by engaging police officers and youth in sports. The program, which is free of charge and remains the only completely free Police Athletic League (PAL) program within New York State, is intended to be more than simply learning about or playing a sport; it is about building good relationships with police officers in a positive environment and promoting healthy youth activities.

90 West Band will begin playing at 2pm under the Greece Town Hall Pavilion. Their music, which has been entertaining Western New York and the surrounding areas for 17 years, features an array of country tunes from current artists to country classics. 

Supervisor Bill Reilich has announced that representatives from the New York State Department of Financial Services are at the Greece Town Hall Campus today. Trained professionals have set up an Insurance RV in the Greece Town Hall Campus parking lot, and they are assisting water front residents with navigating through insurance concerns. They will be here from 10am – 8pm today, and from 10am-8pm on Saturday, August 12th.  If your residential property was damaged as a result of the increased lake levels and you have been unable to come to a satisfactory resolution with your insurance agency, you are invited to speak with these professionals, who will walk you through next steps.

The mission of the New York State Department of Financial Services is to guard residents against financial crisis. Their goal is to ensure fair, timely and equitable fulfilment on the financial obligations of insurance providers and to encourage high standards of business practices and public responsibility by these providers. Town of Greece water front residents are encouraged to utilize these professionals.

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich, the Greece Police Department, and the Town of Greece will host a Law Enforcement Recognition Day in conjunction with the Town of Greece Summer Concert Series featuring 90 West Band. This event will be held Sunday, August 13th, from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at the Greece Town Hall Campus. Both the concert and the law enforcement activities and demonstrations are free and open to the public.

Law Enforcement Recognition Day is a community event aimed at strengthening the relationship between residents and law enforcement officials, and helps to increase awareness to the different methods residents can utilize to ensure our community is kept safe. This year’s Law Enforcement Recognition Day will feature several law enforcement/safety vendors providing information on safety methods, including Public Safety Demonstrations, Anti-Bullying Demonstrations, and a Child Identification Booth.  Raffle prizes generously supplied by the Walmart in Elmridge Plaza include a kids bicycle and helmet. There will be a chicken BBQ meal catered by Forest Hill Catering starting at 1:30. Please note that the chicken BBQ will be $8, cash only. The money raised from that will be donated directly to the Greece Police Athletic League (GPAL), which is an organization that aims to bring the community and the police department together by engaging police officers and youth in sports. The program, which is free of charge and remains the only completely free Police Athletic League (PAL) program within New York State, is intended to be more than simply learning about or playing a sport; it is about building good relationships with police officers in a positive environment and promoting healthy youth activities.

90 West Band will begin playing at 2pm under the Greece Town Hall Pavilion. Their music, which has been entertaining Western New York and the surrounding areas for 17 years, features an array of country tunes from current artists to country classics.

The Digital Bookmobile National Tour is making a stop at the Greece Town Hall Campus on Friday, August 11, 2017 from 11:00AM – 5:00PM. Traveling coast to coast, the newly updated mobile exhibit provides an interactive experience for readers of all ages to explore eBooks and audiobooks available at the Greece Public Library.  A high-tech update to the traditional bookmobile, visitors can learn how to borrow digital books, stop at the Gadget Gallery to explore a variety of devices, talk with eReading librarian experts and more. Tours are free and open to the community.

“I’m very excited that Greece was chosen as a stop on the digital bookmobile tour.” Said Supervisor Reilich. “Over 40,000 eBooks and audiobooks were checked out from our library during the first six months of this year – a 17% increase over the first six months of 2016. Having the digital bookmobile visit will allow even more residents to learn about this popular service.”

The 42-foot long Toterhome is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, free Wi-Fi connection, touchscreen monitors, premium sound systems, and a variety of portable media players, all of which help visitors explore the Greece Public Library’s digital service. In the Gadget Gallery, readers can explore all popular devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™ and Kindle®. Interactive learning stations encourage visitors to search the library’s digital media collection and go through the borrowing process. Beginners can get a one-on-one tutorial from technical experts.

The Digital Bookmobile is powered by OverDrive, which is the industry-leading digital reading platform to more than 36,000 libraries & schools worldwide. Residents can borrow eBooks and audiobooks anytime, anywhere by visiting https://libraryweb.overdrive.com/.