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WELCOME TO OSWEGO, NY

As Mayor of the City of Oswego, it is my esteemed pleasure to welcome you to our community and I encourage you to explore all that our City has to offer.   On behalf of all City residents, I invite you to experience all the unique assets within our community as we continue to transform Oswego into a place where both residents and visitors can live, work and play!

Currently in the City of Oswego, we are changing as a community.  We have experienced a resurgence in our downtown as new restaurants and small businesses occupy our storefronts, creating a vibrant and lively ambience.  In addition, our events throughout the summer truly make Oswego an interesting place to visit at any given time.  From our weekly downtown Farmers' Markets, to our unique assets like the Oswego Speedway and Fort Ontario, and our annual city-wide celebration known as Harborfest, we are a regional destination with plenty to enjoy!

Moving forward, we are ambitiously working to revitalize our historic neighborhoods and enhance the natural assets our community has.  We are beginning to capitalize on our world class Lake Ontario waterfront and take advantage of our prime location along the Oswego River.  The City of Oswego has a bit of everything to offer as we continue to grow and transform into a 21st Century Community all while embracing our rich, cultural history. Welcome to our community, we look forward to having you!

My Best,

Mayor William J. Barlow

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Mayor Barlow announces results of 10-day Code Enforcement Blitz

City of Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow announced today the results of the ten-day code enforcement "blitz" from May 7th to May 17th in the first and third wards in the City of Oswego.

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Mayor Barlow proposes free use of City Pool, Reduced Fee for Learn to Swim Program

City of Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow announced today his intention to eliminate the admittance charge to the City of Oswego owned and operated Charles E. Gallagher Public Swimming Pool.

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Mayor Barlow announces 2018 4th of July Independence Day Celebration in Oswego

City of Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow announced today the schedule and list of activities for the 2018 4th of July Independence Day Celebration in Oswego.

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Mayor Barlow announces $525,000 Downtown Improvement Fund for Downtown Businesses

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow announced today the launch of the Oswego Downtown Improvement Fund, one of twelve projects from Governor Andrew Cuomo's $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) the City of Oswego captured in July of 2016.

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Mayor Barlow Appoints Erin Dorsey Chair of Campus-City Relations Committee

Mayor Barlow announced today the appointment of Erin Dorsey as Chair of the Campus Community Relations Committee, a committee developed to connect the SUNY Oswego student and faculty community to the City of Oswego.

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Mayor Barlow plans 2nd Annual "Code Enforcement Blitz" for 1st, 3rd Wards

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow has announced the Oswego City Code Enforcement Office and the Oswego City Police Department will collaborate to conduct a "code enforcement blitz" on the West side of the City of Oswego from State Route 104 to Lake Street in the first and third City wards.

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Mayor Barlow announces local art competition for Fort Ontario tunnel mural project

City of Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow is reaching out to the local arts community to beautify and enhance the Fort Ontario tunnel entrance on East Seventh Street in the City of Oswego.

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