From the Supervisor – February 2018

By on February 5, 2018
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I hope you have been staying safe and warm this cold wintery season! Though chilly, winter can be such a fun time of year, complete with hot cocoa, ice skating, winter wonderland scenery, and fun community activities. We are in full swing here at Greece Town Hall when it comes to Winter events. These past couple month we have hosted new business ribbon-cutting ceremonies, held community flu clinics, joined the Community and Senior Center for Christmas parties, and hosted our annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Family Christmas Party.

Throughout my time as Supervisor, one of my top priorities has been to make Greece a business- friendly town. I have welcomed many new and expanding businesses to the Town these past four years, the most recent being the highly-anticipated Chick-Fil-A. This Georgia-based fast food chain will include two drive-thru ordering lanes, a two-story playground for children, both indoor and outdoor seating, and is expected to employ over 100 people. I am very excited that Greece was chosen to be the location for the first Chick-Fil-A in Rochester, and I want to wish owner Alan Taylor and his team great success!

I was excited to yet again host a good old fashioned lighting of the Town’s Christmas Tree and Family Party this past holiday season. This annual event boasted a great crowd and lots of Christmas spirit as residents joined together with their neighbors to sing songs with the Greece Arcadia Middle School Choir and revel in holiday cheer. A special visit by Santa was complimented by popcorn and hot cocoa for all in attendance. Following the tree lighting ceremony, residents joined our friends at the Community and Senior Center for their annual Family Christmas Party and participated in arts and crafts, listened to music by the Greece Concert Band, enjoyed refreshments, and had an opportunity to visit Santa Claus in the Pavilion!

If you’re looking for a fun outdoor activity this winter, our ice skating rink at the Greece Town Hall Campus is the place to go! To date, we have had over 700 people enjoy the ice skating rink. We have ice skates and helmets available for residents to use, which were generously donated by hometown hockey hero Brian Gionta and his wife, Harvest. Come out and take advantage of this fun community activity!

I would like to remind any veteran interested in having their name engraved on our Memorial Wall this year that the application deadline is Wednesday, January 31st, 2018. For the instructions and application, please visit www.greeceny.gov – under the “Residents” tab, click “Veterans Memorial Wall”. The application can also be picked up in person on the second floor of Greece Town Hall or can be mailed to you. We take great honor in recognizing and remembering Veterans who have so selflessly served our great country, and dedicating the Veterans Memorial Wall in their memory is one way in which we do that.

As always, I enjoy hearing feedback from residents about programming and other town related matters. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my office or visit our website.