From the Supervisor – March 2017
I hope everyone has been able to enjoy the first couple of months of the New Year. Here at Town Hall we are getting a head start on all the great programs we have planned for this spring and summer. This summer will be filled with many town favorite events like the Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration, our Town’s Summer Concerts at the Hall, and the Jerry J. Helfer Memorial Food Truck Rodeo and new events are planned as well. Keep a look out on more details about these events and many more on my Facebook page.
I am pleased to announce that we have begun the process of constructing our Town’s new ADA compliant playground at the Town Hall Campus. When I first took office the Town conducted a community wide survey asking for input on what residents wanted to see done in the Town, and a new playground was nearly at the top on the list just behind the desire of the Splash Park. Thanks in large part to a New York State grant the new playground on Greece Town Hall Campus will soon be a fun environment for kids of all abilities. State funding for the project, secured by Senator Joseph Robach, accounts for 70% of the total project cost. The remaining costs will come from the Recreation Trust fund. This fund is a restricted fund that can only be used for Parks and Recreational expenditures. If you stop by Town Hall Campus you will see the old equipment has been removed to pave way for the new playground. I am excited to say that the new design of this play space will address the needs of every child. Our new playground will encourage children, parents and especially grandparents, of all abilities to experience the benefits of play…together. Keep a look out on my Facebook page, where residents will be able to vote for their favorite animal which will be added to our town’s new playground.
Our friends at the library will host a visit with the 2017 “If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book” author Rene Denfeld on March 30 at 7 pm. Denfeld’s novel The Enchanted explores an unexpected enchanted world: death row in an ancient prison. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the library, and a discussion of the book will be held on March 21 at 2 pm. For information or to register for either event, contact the library at 225-8951.
If you haven’t been able to make it down to Town Hall make sure to stop by and utilize our Community Ice Rink. We have been very fortunate this year to have weeks of consistently cold weather which has allowed for great ice skating. The addition of the ice rink to our Town Hall campus is another great amenity for Greece residents to come together and enjoy the great outdoors during our winter months. Admission is free to all Greece residents and one dollar for non-residents. For an up-to-date status on whether or not the ice rink is open, please visit the Town’s website under the community and senior center tab.
As always, I enjoy hearing feedback from residents about programming and other town related issues. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my office or visit our website.