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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 $250,000 in low interest loans available for Oswego Businesses

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow has announced that the City of Oswego Economic Development Office has an established Commercial Revolving Loan Program.

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Mayor Barlow announces RFP for $400,000 Anti-Poverty Initiative in Oswego

The City of Oswego was awarded funding to participate in the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI). Mayor William J. Barlow, Jr. organized and appointed the City of Oswego Poverty Reduction Steering Committee to take charge in alleviating poverty through the establishment of a platform for developing innovative initiatives, solutions and programs to begin to shift the pendulum of a bottom heavy socioeconomic demographic to provide a higher quality of life in our community.

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Mayor Barlow Announces City of Oswego Route 48 Slope Stabilization Project to Begin

Oswego Mayor William J. Barlow, Jr. has announced that the City of Oswego Route 48 Slope Stabilization & Roadway Reconstruction Project is set to begin on Monday, August 21, 2017.

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Mayor Barlow identifies damage caused by high lake levels, will pursue damage assistance

City of Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow today announced that Oswego City government has identified specific areas of damage in the City of Oswego due to above average Lake Ontario water levels and flooding along the lake shore within the City limits.

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Mayor Barlow Announces New Policy on Daily Boat Launch Fees and Season Launch Passes for City Residents

Effective May 23, 2017, City residents are no longer required to pay for daily boat launches or seasonal launch passes.

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Mayor Barlow Announces Opening of Oswego Pet Pantry

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow has announced the creation and opening of the Oswego Pet Pantry at the Animal Control shelter in the City of Oswego.

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2017 State of the City Address

Each year, pursuant to the Oswego City Charter, the Mayor shall report to the Common Council a statement of the general affairs of the City, otherwise known as the State of the City Address.

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