From the Supervisor – April 2019

By on April 2, 2019
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Thankfully warmer weather seems to be making 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 27th. Also be on the lookout for details on our summer concert and food truck rodeo in June and, of course, the beloved Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration. 

Our annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 27th. As in years past, the parade will proceed down Long Pond from Janes Road to the Greece Town Hall Campus. The parade will start at 12:00 noon and will be followed by a Remembrance Ceremony held at the Greece Town Hall Pavilion. Please join us as we honor all those who so selflessly gave their lives for our freedom. 

This past month, the Greece Town Board Members and I hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies welcoming two new businesses to town. Congratulations to Gianny and Julio Vasquez on the opening Esquina Tropical. The new restaurant serves home-style Caribbean food. I would also like to congratulate District Manager Mike Abrams and General Manager Carolyn Sek on the opening of another Burger King location here in Greece. I am looking forward to meeting other entrepreneurs and hosting many more ribbon cuttings for new businesses in our vibrant, business-friendly town this year. 

I am very happy to let you know that the roll out of our Town-Sponsored DMV-Approved Defensive Driving Courses have been very popular with residents. Our first few classes filled up in a matter of just a couple days! In case you have not heard, the Town of Greece has been approved to offer Defensive Driving Courses at a reduced rate to our residents, which means that residents may now take Defensive Driving Courses at the Town of Greece Police Headquarters. Bringing cost-efficient services to Greece residents has always been one of my top priorities. Other organizations that offer Defensive Driving Courses range from $24.99/student all the way to $44/student. I am pleased to offer these courses at the very reasonable rate of $17/student, which covers the cost of the materials provided. I hope you will take advantage of this great service the town now offers! Safety is a top priority, and having well-trained drivers is beneficial to all residents. Greece Residents who are interested in attending Defensive Driving Courses may sign up via the Town of Greece website by visiting www.greeceny.gov, clicking the “Residents” tab on the upper right hand corner of the home page, selecting “Defensive Driving Course”, and following the link to submit the online registration form. Residents who wish to register in person must do so at the the Town of Greece Community Center counter. Class sizes are limited to the first 20 students who register, which means that registration will be on a first come, first serve basis. Please note that there are no refunds for these courses and that these courses are currently being offered to Greece residents only. Several courses will be scheduled throughout the year – please check the Town of Greece website for updated information on upcoming courses. Due to the 6-hour required length of the course, Defensive Driving Courses will be held in two separate session on weeknights (ex: 3 hours on Tuesday evening and 3 hours on Thursday evening of the same week). 

You have all probably heard that Greenlight is now available in the Town of Greece. This past month, the first installation phase of the Greenlight Networks Service offering in Greece has begun! I encourage residents who are interested to visit the company’s website to research if this option for high-speed internet is the right fit. 

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. With social media becoming such a big part of our everyday activities, I want to invite you all to follow my Facebook page: Bill Reilich Greece Town Supervisor. This page serves as a platform for providing information for our residents and also for answering any questions you may have. If you have a question and would like a factual response – please contact me via social media, e-mail, or simply calling Town Hall.