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New leadership in Greece and Irondequoit
Greeces New Supervisor
Greece, N.Y. --- In front of a packed room at the Greece Community Center new Town Supervisor Bill Reilich was sworn into office Wednesday afternoon.
Reilich, a former Assemblyman and the current Chairman of the Monroe County Republican Party, was elected in November to replace longtime supervisor John Auberger who is retiring.
On Wednesday morning Reilich presided over the Greece Town Boards organizational meeting. New appointments to positions including Deputy Town Supervisor, Jerry Helfer, and Director of Finance, Paul Holahan, were made at that meeting.
Administrative Judge Craig Doran of the 7th Judicial District administered the oath of office to Reilich.
The new supervisor for the largest suburban town in this region spoke of his desire to speed up the permitting process for new businesses and to build a new police headquarters on the grounds of the current Town Hall Campus.
"It will allow the police department to have state of the art facilities; it will bring some holding cells here which will also ultimately reduce some overtime costs, said Supervisor Reilich. Right now they're operating under an antiquated facility, one that used to be a sewage treatment plant, so not really conducive to what a modern police department needs.
New Leadership in Irondequoit
Irondequoit, N.Y. --- Adam Bello was sworn-in Wednesday afternoon as the new Town Supervisor of Irondequoit.
Joining Bello on the town board are fellow Democrats Lorie Lachiusa Barnum and David Seeley. Monroe County Legislator Joseph Morelle Jr. also took his oath of office along with two town justices, Joseph Genier and Joseph J. Valentino.
The ceremony at Irondequoit Town Hall was followed by a brief organizational meeting of the town board.
Bello said he will begin to re-organize the towns Community Development Department in an effort to promote economic growth.
"In a couple weeks we're going to be rolling out a complete re-organization of the department to really professionalize it and really make sure we have the right team and the right people in place so that when developers come to town and people want to build and new businesses come to town we can engage with those developers and see some success and growth, said Bello.
Bello also wants to initiate a new approach as it pertains to the still controversial Medley Centre redevelopment project that remains stalled.
"I think what you're going to see is us holding the developer accountable, said Bello. When commitments are made to the taxpayers in Irondequoit in exchange for tax breaks we expect people to uphold the commitments they make.