Some in Greece still waiting for town to pick up windstorm debris

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 Salvatore Gingello lives in Greece and said a brush pile from the wind storm in March is still sitting on his curb, waiting for the town to pick it up.

“I don’t know [why] they’re just not coming here to pick it up,” Gingello said.

Gingello said he’s not the only one still starring at the aftermath. His neighbors are dealing with it, too.

 Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich said the town is doing its part to clean up.

 “Everyday since the wind storm occurred, we’ve been out picking up brush with about 18 trucks. We’re doing 100’s of roads per week. We’ve been to every road in the area twice.”

He said that work has been happening alongside another disaster happening: flooding along the Lake Shore. He said the cost of both those is significant.

 “Between the wind storm and the water, we have 2 million dollars incured by the town of Greece,” Reilich said. “We have never deviated from the brush pickup. They’re working 14 hours a day picking up the brush. We’ve hit everywhere twice, but people keep putting brush out.”

Gingello said he can’t help but be annoyed.

“Considering we pay our taxes and do our part to make sure it’s at the curb, yet it doesn’t get properly picked up,” he said.

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