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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 additional $75,000 for Oswego Lighthouse Restoration Project

On Thursday June 21st, 2018 the H. Lee White Maritime Museum and Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow will have a historic plaque dedication ceremony at the Oswego Lighthouse to recognize the historic Oswego landmark.

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Mayor Barlow announces $225,000 for Harbor Trail Improvement Project

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow announced a $225,000 project enhancing the Oswego Harbor 
Trail along Breitbeck Park and the Oswego lake front in the City of Oswego. The Oswego Harbor 
Trail project will transform the recreational trail, clearing brush, weeds and overgrown vegetation 
in an effort to beautify the area and increase usage along the trail and Breitbeck Park. The Harbor 
Trail project was originally included in the Waterfront Revitalization plan unveiled in 2016 and is 
the latest of many projects the City of Oswego has started to revitalize and improve the waterfront 
area within the City of Oswego.

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Mayor Barlow Issues Executive Order Prioritizing Housing for Domestic Violence Victims

City of Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow issued an executive order today putting victims of 
domestic violence in the highest priority ranking category for the housing placement system in the 
City of Oswego HUD Section 8 Rental Assistance Program.

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Mayor Barlow announces opening of City of Oswego Dog Park

Mayor Barlow and the Oswego Common Council will host a ribbon cutting event for the grand opening of the City of Oswego Dog Park on June 7th. The City of Oswego Dog Park was a project Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow announced in his 2018 State of the City Address as a new public amenity to the Oswego community as the City of Oswego works towards becoming a more attractive community for people to live, work and play.

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Mayor Barlow Announces 2018 Oswego Summer Concert Series Schedule

City of Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow announced today the schedule for the 2018 Oswego Summer Concert Series.

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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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