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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 Military Monument Restoration Initiative

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I this November, City of Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow has announced an initiative to clean and restore the many war memorial monuments throughout the City of Oswego in several City parks.

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Mayor Barlow Proposes First Tax Cut in 20 Years for City Residents

City of Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow has proposed a 2.1% reduction in City property taxes in his 2019 Operating Budget, the first tax reduction for City residents in twenty years.

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Mayor Barlow announces creation of “Good Neighbor Award “

City of Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow announced today the creation of the City of Oswego Good Neighbor Award, an award program to recognize homeowners in the City of Oswego who take exceptional pride in their property by caring for their yard, demonstrating care of their property or fully restoring a dilapidated building

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Mayor Barlow Announces Start of City Paving Project

The City of Oswego 2018 Milling and Paving Project is currently scheduled to begin on Monday July 16, 2018.

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Mayor Barlow Proposes Program to Address Homelessness in Oswego

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow announced today an initiative addressing homelessness in the City of Oswego using a street canvassing project during evenings and weekends to locate homeless individuals in the Oswego community and link them to the appropriate resources to improve their situation and prevent individuals from living on Oswego streets, parks and public space areas.

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Oswego City Police Department's K9 Crixus to get donation of body armor

Oswego City Police Department's K9 Crixus will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Crixus' vest is sponsored by Staten Island Companion Dog Training Club and will be embroidered with the sentiment "Gifted by SICDTC, Staten Island, NY".

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Mayor Barlow announces City pool opening on July 6th

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow announced the Charles E. Gallagher City Public Pool will open on July 6th, 2018.

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