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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 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 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 Monday evening’s Town Board meeting, I had the privilege of presenting a proclamation and medal to Carter Jansson who has recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop Number 267. In order to complete his Eagle Scout project, Carter chose a project that would benefit the Rochester Refugee Resettlement Services. He organized a group of volunteers to paint the interior of a house in preparation for a family from Somalia to be able to move in. Over 30 volunteers and 150 hours of time and effort were dedicated towards completing this project. Thank you for your efforts towards a project that will make new members of our community feel loved and welcomed!”

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.

 

During last night’s meeting of the Greece Town Board, a very special member of the Greece Police Team was recognized. After 7 years of service to the Force, K9 Chip is retiring. Chip’s retirement and outstanding service to the Force was recognized and commended during the Town Board Meeting by Supervisor Bill Reilich, Greece Police Chief Patrick Phelan, Greece Town Councilmembers Mike Barry, Josh Jensen, Bill Murphy, and Diana Christodaro, and Greece Police Officer Jeff Phillips.

K9 Chip was originally purchased from Shallow Creek Kennels in PA. He is trained and certified as a NYS Duel-Purpose K9 in Narcotics and has worked as a Narcotic K9 and also as a Human Remains Detection K9 for the past 5 years. Chip was certified by the International Work Dogs Association (IPWDA) as a Cadaver K9 and was only one of a few Police Narcotic K9s in the whole state to hold an IPWDA certification. Chip has assisted agencies across Western New York and has also assisted almost every police agency here in Monroe County throughout his years in service.

“The Town of Greece and the Greece Police Department are incredibly proud of the ways in which Chip has protected the men and women of the Greece Police Department and the citizens he served” said Supervisor Reilich. “We wish Chip the best as he retires from the Force – he will be missed!”

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich and members of the Town of Greece Youth Board would like to remind residents that there is still time to submit an application for the Jerry J. Helfer Youth Engagement Scholarship. Jerry Helfer was a man of exceptional character and virtue who always exhibited kindness to anyone he encountered. Throughout his life, Jerry dedicated his time and talents to making our community a better place. One of Jerry’s first positons in public service was being a member of the Greece Youth Board. Additionally, Jerry served as Town Councilman from 1998 until 2009 and as Deputy Supervisor from January 2014 until his untimely passing in July of the same year.

“Jerry was an upstanding citizen, co-worker, and friend” said Supervisor Reilich. “It is an honor for me to announce this scholarship in memory of Jerry. His respect for public service and his love for learning are the foundations of this scholarship. Jerry loved his community and we want to be able to engage our youth to enable their participation in local government and community service. I encourage all seniors in high school to apply for this scholarship and continue on Jerry’s lifelong legacy of public service and learning”.

The Jerry J. Helfer Youth Engagement Scholarship provides the Greece community with the opportunity to recognize a student that regularly upholds exemplary moral values, devotes time and energy into helping serve the Greece community, and consistently displays outstanding leadership skills.

Scholarship applications can be found on the Town of Greece website: https://www.greeceny.gov/departments/cscparks/jerry-j-helfer-youth-engagement-scholarship. The scholarship deadline is Friday, May 3, 2019.

For more information, please contact the Greece Youth Board at 723-2934 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Supervisor Bill Reilich, Councilman Josh Jensen, and Councilman William Murphy are pleased to present an evening discussion on the availability of grant funds for the 2019 Greece Residential Improvement Program, otherwise known as “GRIP”, on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Please note the new location of the meeting will be at Journey Christian Church, 3955 Mt. Read Blvd, in the Upper East Wing Room.

This federally funded program through the United States Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) allows the Town to provide grants up to $4,800 to income-eligible homeowner’s that are in need of a major home repair or improvement project to their home. 

To be eligible to participate in the program, the home must be a single-family, owner-occupied dwelling, located within the Town of Greece. The home cannot be a rental property nor can the assessed value exceed $119,000. Other eligibility criteria must be met in order to be fully approved. Department of Development Services and Building Department staff that oversees the CDBG program will be available to answer any questions and to provide assistance with the application process.

The overall purpose of the GRIP program is to identify and address needed home repairs and rehabilitation activities to achieve safe and decent housing within the Town. Therefore, GRIP grants will pay for only essential rehabilitation projects, including health and safety repairs, accessibility improvements, structural and major system repairs, and energy conservation upgrades. These include structural, weather-related, or safety issues that could create dangerous living conditions. Applicants must meet all program guidelines in order to qualify for the program. Funding is limited and applications are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis and need to be fully approved and documented before projects can proceed.

Town of Greece residents residing in the 2nd and 3rd wards are invited to participate in this presentation of the residential improvement program. Look for upcoming dates to be announced for those residents in the 1st and 4th wards of Town. For additional information or questions about eligibility, please contact the Town of Greece GRIP office at (585) 723-2384.

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich, the Greece Town Board, and the Town of Greece Parks and Recreation Department are pleased to inform residents that plans are in place to improve Basil Marella Park athletic spaces.

The plans for Basil Marella Park will focus on improving the soccer and football fields as well as the disc golf course. Improvements began in the Fall season of 2018 with the fields being aerated and over seeded to encourage thicker grass growth. In addition, crew members cleared many down branches and trees that fell along the disc golf course. New bleachers were also purchased for both the soccer and football field. This Spring season, new soccer goals will be placed on two fields with plans to purchase additional replacements in the coming years. The Town is also excited to accept new soccer goals purchased by the Greater Greece Soccer Club.

“Basil Marella Park is one of the most heavily used parks in Greece for athletic activities” said Supervisor Reilich. “I am excited for the planned updates to the park this Spring Season. Our local parks help to make Greece a great place to live, and I am always excited to enhance these beautiful areas to make them even more enjoyable for our residents”.

Greece Town Employees John Gauthier and John Caterino have been invited to present at the 19th Annual Meeting on the New York State Flood Plain and Stormwater Managers Association (NYSFSMA) on April 16th, 2019 in Suffern, New York on the topic of Lake Ontario Flooding.

Both John Gauthier, the Town of Greece Associate Engineer and John Caterino, the Greece Department of Planning and Development Junior Planner, are Certified Flood Plain Managers. During their presentation, they will discuss such topics as the history of Lake Ontario regulation, Plan 2014 and the associated controversy, the 2017 flooding events with photos and graphs, an overview of the damage and measures undertaken for the future, and GIS analysis of impacts of the new Risk mapping.

The NYSFSMA is a professional organization dedicated to promoting floodplain and stormwater management practices that reduce flood damages and protect water quality. In addition to presenting to the Association, Mr. Gauthier and Mr. Caterino will also have the opportunity to expand their knowledge by participating in such activities as a roundtable discussion of floodplain resiliency with the American Planning Association, an afternoon bus tour of sites of interest regarding floodplains, storm water management, and historic preservation, a discussion of the Community Rating System with colleagues, and attendance of nearly 30 presentations and workshops. 

 “I am incredibly proud that two of our Town of Greece employees were invited to present to the hundreds of people attending the New York State Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association” said Supervisor Reilich. “The extensive knowledge and experience that both John Gauthier and John Caterino have surrounding flood plains and stormwater management makes them excellent candidates for a presentation to people who represent thousands of residents state-wide. I know that they will represent our Town well and will do an outstanding job presenting on the topic of Lake Ontario flooding and plans for the future”.

Greece Council Members Diana Christodaro, Mike Barry, Bill Murphy, and Josh Jensen and Greece Receiver of Taxes Andrew Conlon, along with representatives and volunteers from the UR Medicine Home Care Program participated today in a nationwide March for Meals Campaign, which is a part of the Meals on Wheels Program.

Established during the 1970’s, the Meals on Wheels Program has grown to become one the largest volunteer-based programs in the country. Every day, millions of meals are delivered across the country to senior citizens in need. Every March, the Meals on Wheels program kicks off a month-long campaign to help encourage local organizations to get involved and assist in delivering meals to senior citizens in the community. This will be the 17th year the March for Meals Campaign has been organized locally.

“The March for Meals Campaign is a wonderful campaign that helps to generate public awareness about senior hunger and isolation and celebrate the critical role the Meals on Wheels Program has in our community” said Supervisor Reilich. “With over 1,400 seniors throughout Monroe County served by Meals on Wheels, I would like to encourage all municipalities and residents to step up and volunteer their time to participate in the March for Meals Campaign and help bring meals to their community’s senior citizens”.

For more information about the March for Meals Campaign and how to volunteer, please contact the UR Medicine Home Care Program at 585-787-8397 or visit their website at https://urmhomecare.org/meals-on-wheels/.

Supervisor Bill Reilich, Councilman Josh Jensen, and Councilman William Murphy are pleased to present an evening discussion on the availability of grant funds for the 2019 Greece Residential Improvement Program, otherwise known as “GRIP”, on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Odyssey High School cafeteria at 6:00pm.

This federally funded program through the United States Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) allows the Town to provide grants up to $4,800 to income-eligible homeowner’s that are in need of a major home repair or improvement project to their home. 

To be eligible to participate in the program, the home must be a single-family, owner-occupied dwelling, located within the Town of Greece. The home cannot be a rental property nor can the assessed value exceed $119,000. Other eligibility criteria must be met in order to be fully approved. Department of Development Services and Building Department staff that oversees the CDBG program will be available to answer any questions and to provide assistance with the application process.

The overall purpose of the GRIP program is to identify and address needed home repairs and rehabilitation activities to achieve safe and decent housing within the Town. Therefore, GRIP grants will pay for only essential rehabilitation projects, including health and safety repairs, accessibility improvements, structural and major system repairs, and energy conservation upgrades. These include structural, weather-related, or safety issues that could create dangerous living conditions. Applicants must meet all program guidelines in order to qualify for the program. Funding is limited and applications are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis and need to be fully approved and documented before projects can proceed.

Town of Greece residents residing in the 2nd and 3rd wards are invited to participate in this presentation of the residential improvement program. Look for upcoming dates to be announced for those residents in the 1st and 4th wards of Town. For additional information or questions about eligibility, please contact the Town of Greece GRIP office at (585) 723-2384.

During the meeting of the Greece Town Board on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 the following item was on the agenda:

Authorization to enter into an intermunicipal agreement with the North Greece Fire District whereby the Town will permit the District to use the Town’s diesel fueling facilities and will receive reimbursement for the District’s fuel usage. Further, authorization for the Supervisor to execute any necessary documentation.

Supervisor Bill Reilich and Greece Town Council Members Mike Barry, Josh Jensen, Bill Murphy, and Diana Christodaro are pleased to announce that the motion passed. The North Greece Fire District may now use the Town’s fueling facilities located at the Department of Public Works. The Fire District will be reimbursing the Town for its fuel usage.

The North Greece Fire District serves a large population in the Town of Greece. The department is composed of both volunteers and career firefighters who dedicate their time to providing outstanding service to our community.

“When representatives from the North Greece Fire District approached me with concerns that the School District was no longer in a position to provide diesel fuel for their vehicles, I immediately began researching how the Town could be of assistance” said Supervisor Reilich. “Last night’s approval of the intermunicipal agreement with the North Greece Fire District is an example of how local government can work more efficiently through shared services. I am pleased that the Town is able to assist in making sure the District’s fire service vehicles remain ready to protect our residents”.       

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich and members of the Town of Greece Youth Board would like to remind residents that there is still time to submit an application for the Jerry J. Helfer Youth Engagement Scholarship. Jerry Helfer was a man of exceptional character and virtue who always exhibited kindness to anyone he encountered. Throughout his life, Jerry dedicated his time and talents to making our community a better place. One of Jerry’s first positons in public service was being a member of the Greece Youth Board. Additionally, Jerry served as Town Councilman from 1998 until 2009 and as Deputy Supervisor from January 2014 until his untimely passing in July of the same year.

“Jerry was an upstanding citizen, co-worker, and friend” said Supervisor Reilich. “It is an honor for me to announce this scholarship in memory of Jerry. His respect for public service and his love for learning are the foundations of this scholarship. Jerry loved his community and we want to be able to engage our youth to enable their participation in local government and community service. I encourage all seniors in high school to apply for this scholarship and continue on Jerry’s lifelong legacy of public service and learning”.

The Jerry J. Helfer Youth Engagement Scholarship provides the Greece community with the opportunity to recognize a student that regularly upholds exemplary moral values, devotes time and energy into helping serve the Greece community, and consistently displays outstanding leadership skills.

Scholarship applications can be found on the Town of Greece website: https://www.greeceny.gov/departments/cscparks/jerry-j-helfer-youth-engagement-scholarship. The scholarship deadline is Friday, May 3, 2019.

For more information, please contact the Greece Youth Board at 723-2934 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..