From the Supervisor – May 2018

By on May 2, 2018
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Although it’s been a chilly Spring so far, warmer weather is on its way to Greece! Here at Town Hall we are preparing for all of our fun Spring and Summer programs. Make sure to mark your calendars for our annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28th. Also be on the lookout for details about our Jerry J. Helfer Memorial Food Truck Rodeo, Greece Summer Concert Series, and the beloved Old Fashioned 4th of July event.

I am excited to participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the much- anticipated Chick-Fil-A this month! This Georgia-based fast food chain will include two drive-thru ordering lanes, a two-story playground for children, and both indoor and outdoor seating. The 5,056 square foot restaurant is expected to employ over 100 people. I am always happy to welcome new businesses to the Town of Greece and am very excited that Greece was chosen to be the location for the first Chick-Fil-A in Rochester.

For the fourth year in a row, the National Recreation and Park Association is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company for the national “Meet Me at the Park” Earth Month Campaign. The town that receives the most nominations will receive a $20,000 grant to improve a local park. Throughout my career, I have supported parks as a way to improve quality of life. In Greece, we have over 300 hundred acres of parkland available to us, which include playgrounds, trails, open space and athletic fields. Our parks have become gathering spaces for those young and old of any ability and it is my goal to keep improving these local treasures. This Earth Month, Greece can show what parks mean to our community by nominating our great town! Encourage your friends to nominate Greece parks by taking a selfie in your favorite park and using the hashtags #MeetMeAtThePark, #Parkies and #CelebrateEarth. For more information and to nominate Greece parks, visit www.NRPA.org/DisneyMeetMeAtThePark.

You may have heard that the Town of Greece has begun creating and installing signs for Greece Town Parks that will provide relevant contact and location information in the event of an emergency. The first sign has already been installed at Badgerow Park South. It features the Town of Greece seal and reads “In The Event Of An Emergency Call 911 – Your Location Is Badgerow Park South 1120 Latta Road”. The Town of Greece Department of Parks and Recreation, along with the Department of Public Works, are working on placing similar signs at all Greece Town Parks.

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.