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Supervisor Reilich and Greece Town Board start petition to overturn IJC Plan 2014

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For Cindy Resnick, it doesn’t seem like flooding in Greece will end anytime soon.

“It’s been a hectic week, needless to say, and yesterday the weather was horrible,” Resnick said.

Living on Edgemere Drive near Buck Pond, she’s been dealing with water from Lake Ontario spilling over into the road and her home for weeks.

“I had 20 national guard guys in my driveway this morning,” Resnick said.

The National Guard built a wall Friday to help keep the water out.

“What we have now is sandbags in plastic bags, so the water doesn’t permeate them and then we’re going to put in cement blocks, large ones behind it, to keep them in place,” Town Supervisor Bill Reilich said.

Reilich said he isn’t satisfied with just keeping the water out, though.

He and the Greece Town Board are calling on the community to sign the petition to overturn the IJC‘s Plan 2014

The petition was created as a result of Thursday night’s community meeting between numerous lakeshore neighborhood associations, where they discussed flood options. Once the petition reaches 100,000 signatures, it will be sent to President Trump. The 100,000 signatures will need to be reached within a 30 day period. 

Over 200 lakeshore and pond-front residents attended the meeting Thursday.

Supervisor Reilich is inviting people from all towns that have been similarly affected by the rising lake levels to sign the petition. 

Homeowners like Resnick said they plan to sign it.

“The IJC is totally responsible for this,” Resnick said.” They should have lowered the waters in the fall. They knew this was coming.”

People looking to sign the petition can do so here

In the meantime, Reilich said the National Guard will be in Greece as long as people like Resnick are in need.

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