Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich and American Legion Post #468 Commander Ed Wawrzaszek have made the difficult decision to cancel the annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. As far back as anyone can remember, the Town has partnered with the Post to honor and pay respect for those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while wearing the colors of our great nation.
Health and safety is our priority. Our participants, our veterans, many of whom are in their senior years, are health and safety conscious of all who participate and we thought it best to air on the side of caution.
“As the son of a twice-wounded WWII vet myself, I know the importance of this day and the lifelong impact the loss of these fine men and women takes on a family and an entire community. American Legion Post #468 Commander Ed Wawrzaszek and I will be paying tribute to these fine Americans by bringing you a remote ceremony. I had hoped that more restrictions would be lifted by this point, and I thank all of you for your understanding of this decision. Please stay tuned in coming days for details about the remote ceremony. God Bless our men and women on our front lines” said Supervisor Reilich.
Earlier this year, Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich invited Greece Town residents to submit original renderings for the official logo to be used as we prepare to celebrate the Town’s 200th Birthday.
March 22, 2022 marks the two-hundred-year anniversary of the Town of Greece! Originally called Northampton, the town was named after the country of Greece, which was fighting a war of independence from Turkish rule. Planning for this historic bicentennial celebration has already begun and we look forward to celebrating Greece's rich history as one of the largest municipalities in New York State.
To officially kick things off, Supervisor Reilich opened an opportunity to all Greece residents and businesses who were interested in submitting a logo idea to be used on all official literature, documentation and social media relating to the Town’s plan to celebrate this historic event.
In the upcoming months we will begin to organize activities and events all in honor of the Town of Greece 200th birthday celebration. Keep tuned to Bill Reilich Greece Town Supervisor Facebook page and the Town website for future announcements as we work to celebrate 200 years together.
We received amazing submission from all ages – from school-aged children to seniors and everyone in between! Many designs were submitted and each one was unique. It was certainly difficult to narrow down a winner!
Congratulations to our logo contest winner: Sarah Pearlman Ventura. Sarah is actually an award-winning graphic designer and owns a business: https://www.pearlmangraphicdesign.com/
“Since announcing the logo contest earlier this year, we have received many designs from Greece residents. Each and every design submitted was creative and wonderful. The time and effort these individuals put into the designs was obvious. I would like to congratulation Sarah Pearlman Ventura, our logo contest winner! Thank you to everyone who participated in this unique opportunity to celebrate our community’s historic milestone” said Supervisor Reilich.
Every year in observance of Arbor Day, the Town of Greece plants a tree to both honor a member(s) of the community and to promote the importance of trees for our environment. The Town of Greece has been named a Tree City USA every year since 1998 by continued commitment from Supervisor Bill Reilich, the Greece Town Board, and the dedicated members of our Tree Council.
This morning, Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich was joined by Greece Town Board Members Mike Barry, Bill Murphy, and Mike Bloomer for the Annual Town of Greece Arbor Day Memorial Tree Planting Ceremony. This year’s tree was planted in memory of past Greece Volunteer Ambulance (GVA) members.
The tree planted in honor of Arbor Day this year was the Ivory Silk Japanese Lilac. This tree features dark green foliage throughout the season and produces white blossoms in early summer. The tree is located along the Greece Town Campus Walking track on the North end of campus. The monument that is placed at the base of the tree was provided by GVA.
“Today, we were proud to honor past members of the Greece Volunteer Ambulance” said Supervisor Bill Reilich. “With GVA headquarters no longer in the Town of Greece, a part of the history can be seen and appreciated by every resident who visits the Greece Town Hall Campus. We appreciate the service GVA has provided the Town of Greece over the past 60 years – and in particular the dedicated service of those individuals who are no longer with us”.
Greece Volunteer Ambulance began operation in 1959 at 867 Long Pond Road. In July of 2019, the GVA and CHS Board of Directors voted to merge their operations and close the Long Pond Road base.
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 Greece residents of free Spring Shredding Event.
This free Shredding Event will be held Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm 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.
“I am excited to join our Greece Receiver of Taxes and 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. We ask that each participant limit the number of boxes they bring to the shredding event to 5 boxes. All documents will be shredded confidentially and on site”.
Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich and the Town of Greece Parks and Recreation Department are excited to announce a survey opportunity for Greece residents. The purpose of the survey is to gain feedback to establish priorities for the future improvement of recreation facilities and services within the community. The survey will be open Wednesday, April 21, 2021 thru Friday, May 7, 2021.
The survey will be available on the Town of Greece website under the Department of Parks and Recreation webpage: https://greeceny.gov/departments/parksandrecreation . The survey will also be available in print copy at the Town of Greece Community and Senior Center – 3 Vince Tofany Boulevard. The direct link to the survey can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfaOSMiwrJ_gp2bDS-0vZrD1Wk9oiSnUmAXLRia8PLvKqhLkA/viewform
The survey will also be available on 3 Facebook pages:
Bill Reilich Greece Town Supervisor Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Bill-Reilich-Greece-Town-Supervisor-488197104572689
Greece Department of Parks and Recreation Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/greeceparksandrecreation
Town of Greece Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TownOfGreece
“Throughout my time as Supervisor, I have greatly valued Greece resident input in the programs and activities we bring to the community” said Supervisor Reilich. “Your participation in this survey will help us gauge the preferences and potential usage of various types of recreational amenities. We hope for widespread resident participation, as residents are the driving force to help us determine how to best serve the community through recreation facilities and programs. Please follow the links provided to share your opinion and have a voice in which services we will focus on bringing to the Town of Greece!”
Earlier this month, Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich opened a survey to Greece residents to help the Town of Greece choose the next aqua spout to be placed in the popular Wild Over Water (WOW) Splash Zone. The WOW Zone is located on the Greece Town Hall Campus to the left of the Community and Senior Center and is the region’s largest municipal splash pad.
The survey, which was available on Facebook, offered participants two options and prompted them to choose their favorite. The options were between a Sally Spider Aqua Spout and a Billy Box Turtle Aqua Spout. Over 400 residents participated in the survey!
“I am excited to announce the winner of the survey” said Supervisor Reilich. “This summer, you can say hello to Billy Box Turtle at the WOW Zone! With 273 vote, Billy Box Turtle won by a landslide! Thank you to everyone who participated in this survey and helped us choose the next aqua spout”.
Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich was joined by Greece Town Board Members Mike Barry, Mike Bloomer, Bill Murphy, and Diana Christodaro for an official Eagle Scout Award Presentation Ceremony during the Town Board Meeting on Thursday, April 15, 2021. 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 Thursday evening’s Town Board meeting, I had the privilege of presenting a proclamation and medal to Nick Novellin who has recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop Number 48. For his Eagle Scout Project, Nick decided to pursue a project that would benefit the Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong. Nick spent several hours coordinating, organizing, and helping to produce over 500 cloth masks that were needed by Golisano Children’s Hospital. During the height of the pandemic, Nick organized volunteers to sew the masks, collected them, packaged them, and presented them to the hospital. Helping the hospital was near to Nick’s heart, and he was thankful to have the opportunity to help in a very significant way. Thank you for choosing a project that helped benefit and protect our essential healthcare workers!”
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.
The flags on the Greece Town Hall Campus will be flown at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 as a mark of respect for the victims of the tragedy in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims of this senseless act of violence.
This morning, Supervisor Bill Reilich was joined by Greece Town Council Members Mike Barry, Mike Bloomer, and Bill Murphy for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of BTB Wood Fired Pizza Bar and Grill, located at 134 Greece Ridge Center Drive.
BTB Wood Fired Pizza Bar and Grill is owned by Connie MacLeod. Connie was born and raised in the Town of Greece and actually bought her parent’s house right here in town! She chose to open the restaurant in Greece because she loves this community and wanted to bring another great business to the area. Even as a high schooler, Connie wanted to go into the restaurant business. At Paul Smith’s College, she studied Hotel Restaurant Management and Culinary.
“The Town of Greece is proud to be home to BTB Wood Fired Pizza Bar and Grill” said Supervisor Reilich. “The restaurant is open for dine-in and take-out. Stop by for some of the best wood-fired pizza around!”
The Greece Public Library seeks a Library Systems and Network Administrator to coordinate the installation, maintenance and operation of its public access and staff computers and other information technology equipment and systems. Working in coordination with Town of Greece Information Services staff and the Monroe County Library System Automation Services Department, the position will include the analysis and the resolution of library hardware and software network problems. Library experience is preferred.
The position will be available on or about April 15, 2021.
Hours: 35 hours per week (full-time)
Salary range: $45,569 - $66,570 commensurate with experience and skills with competitive benefit package and New York State Retirement.
Candidates must presently have competitive permanent status as a Network Administrator, or be willing to accept a provisional appointment and be reachable on a future civil service list in the title of Network Administrator.
Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma plus EITHER:
- Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Technology, Data Processing, Management Information Systems, plus two (2) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent experience responsible for the maintenance, configuration or installation of micro-computer hardware and software; OR,
- Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university with an Associate’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Technology, Data Processing, Management Information Systems, plus four (4) years experience as defined in (A) above; OR,
- Six (6) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent experience as defined in (A) above; OR,
- Any equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B) and (C) above.