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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

A New Chapter is Unfolding in 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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Final Waterfront Consensus Plan Presentation Scheduled for Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Final Waterfront Consensus Plan Presentation is scheduled for Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 6-7:30 PM at the Riverside Banquet Room at Quality Inn & Suites Riverfront, 70 East First Street, Oswego, NY.

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All motorists and residents are advised that State Route 48 from Burden Drive to Munn Street will be closed to through traffic, effective Wednesday, March 8, 2017, and continuing for the remainder of the month of March, in order to facilitate tree removal along the Country Club side of Route 48. This work is in preparation for the road repairs to be made in that area.

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Mayor Billy Barlow Announces Revival of D.A.R.E. program in City Schools

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow announced today that the Oswego City Police Department now has the capability to bring the D.A.R.E program to schools in the City of Oswego as Oswego Police Officer Thomas Grover recently completed his D.A.R.E instructor course.

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Mayor Barlow Announces His Selection of Randy Griffin as Next Oswego Fire Chief

Mayor Billy Barlow is pleased to announce the appointment of Randy Griffin as the next Fire Chief for the City of Oswego Fire Department.

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Mayor Barlow announces sharp decline in City overtime spending

City of Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow announced today that in 2016 the City of Oswego decreased the City wide overtime expense by nearly 30% in comparison to year 2015.

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Mayor Barlow Recaps Year, 2016 a Huge Success for City of Oswego

During Monday night's Common Council Meeting, Oswego Mayor Bill Barlow recapped the first year of his administration, outlining several accomplishments and examples of success over the last twelve months.

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