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Supervisor Bill Reilich, along with Town of Greece Receiver of Taxes Andrew Conlon and Greece Town Board members Mike Barry, Bill Murphy, Mike Bloomer, and Diana Christodaro remind residents of Free Fall Shredding Event for Greece residents.

This free Shredding Event will be held Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at the Greece Town Hall Campus. Services will be provided by Shred-Text.

“I am excited to join our Greece Receiver of Taxes and the Greece Town Council Members in scheduling another free shredding event for our residents” said Supervisor Reilich. “I, our Greece Council Members, and our Receiver of Taxes will all be on hand to assist residents with unloading their vehicles throughout the duration of the event. All documents will be shredded confidentially and on site”.

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich was recently informed by the New York State Comptroller that the Town of Greece has scored a "0" on the Fiscal Stress Monitoring System. This score lists the Town of Greece as "no designation", which is the best designation a town can receive.

The Office of the State Comptroller uses the Fiscal Stress Monitoring System to examine the annual financial information reported by municipalities. The Comptroller's Fiscal Stress Monitoring System is in place to give an early warning of fiscal stress to local governments and school districts by examining their financial information and all aspects of their external environment. The town is required each year to submit extensive budgetary paperwork for analysis by the Comptroller. The determination is made by evaluating budgetary solvency, the ability of a locality to generate enough revenue to meet expenses and is the result of measuring year-end fund balances, operating deficits/surpluses, cash position, use of short-term debt for cash flow and fixed costs.

We have been and continue to work hard to keep our finances in check, paying for many projects in cash and refinancing old debt for lower rates wherever possible. We have also paid off several of our buildings and have healthy reserves which have assisted us in lowering the tax rate while continuing to offer more amenities to our residents. A great example of this is the addition of our new "Story Garden" Children's Library expansion. This project was budgeted for and paid for in cash.

Our reserve funds helped us to navigate the sometimes uncertain financial times during Covid as well as any other emergencies that we have faced like the flooding, wind storms and other weather-related events as.

“Our score on the Fiscal Stress Monitoring System indicated absolutely no indication of fiscal stress and affirms our budgeting processes and the ability to manage our expenses” said Supervisor Reilich. “This scoring is proof that our careful budgeting – while still increasing amenities to residents – has helped us achieve fiscal stability”.

Governor Hochul recently ordered a change to the Open Meeting Laws and returned to the orders that were in effect under then Governor Cuomo's executive order. As was stated in her order…

The legislation, which was initially implemented by Executive Order during last year's State of Emergency allows state and local government meetings that are normally held in person to be held remotely instead, as long as the public has the ability to view or listen to the meeting and as long as the meeting is recorded and later transcribed. This statutory change will reduce the need for congregation at public meetings while the Delta variant is prevalent, while ensuring public business can continue.

Therefore, the town will once again adhere to this change and monthly town board meetings as well as zoning and planning meetings will be broadcast via Facebook live.

Currently this order extends through January 15th. We will certainly keep you apprised of any changes.

We will as always continue to welcome input from our residents via email through the town's website or by calling 225-2000.

Supervisor Bill Reilich is pleased to partner with Work Place Vitality to offer Flu Clinics at Greece Town Hall. Please see below for the 2021 Flu Clinic dates and times.

9/13 – 12:00pm – 6:00pm

9/17 – 9:00am – 1:00pm

9/20 – 12:00pm – 6:00pm

9/29 – 9:00am – 1:00pm

10/8 – 9:00am – 1:00pm

10/13 – 1:00pm – 4:00pm

10/19 – 9:00am – 12:00pm

10/26 – 9:00am – 12:00pm

For questions or to learn more about Workplace Vitality, please visit their website at www.flupreventionpartners.com or call them at 585-568-8340.

Yesterday morning, Supervisor Bill Reilich was joined by Deputy Supervisor Michelle Marini, Greece Receiver of Taxes Andrew Conlon and Councilman Bill Murphy for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the grand opening of Byrne Dairy, located at 1305 Maiden Lane in the Town of Greece.

Byrne Dairy is owned by Mark Byrne. Byrne Dairy is a fourth generation family owned business that actually began back in 1933. They are known for high-quality products that come directly from local family farms. They have a direct relationship with all of their famers.

“Byrne Dairy management decided to open a location in our town after experiencing how pro-business Greece is” said Supervisor Reilich. “We are thrilled that Byrne Dairy has opened a location here in the Town of Greece to serve our immediate community!”

Supervisor Bill Reilich has instructed all flags on Town Hall properties to be lowered to half-staff as a sign of respect for the events in Afghanistan.

This decision is being made in response to the attacks against and deaths of the United States service members and civilians at Kabul’s airport in Afghanistan earlier today.

“I am deeply saddened by the news of 12 U.S. Service Members and dozens of civilians killed in a terrorist attack outside the Kabul airport in Afghanistan. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families of this horrific event. Lowering the flags to half-staff in the Town of Greece is the least we can do at this time to show our deep respect and sorrow for all those affected” said Supervisor Reilich.