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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 appoints Frank Clavelli Chairman of City Zoning Board

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today he has appointed Frank Clavelli, Jr as Chairman of the City of Oswego Zoning Board of Appeals.

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Mayor Barlow announces $25,000 grant for Gibby’s Irish Pub Expansion Project

Mayor Billy Barlow has announced a $25,000 grant for Gibby's Irish Pub to assist with an expansion project.

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Spring is almost here and that means we are in preparation for the start of the Springboard Mural Project.

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Mayor Barlow announces $25,000 grant for new Southern Fare Restaurant

Mayor Billy Barlow has announced a $25,000 grant for "Southern Fare" a new restaurant coming to downtown Oswego. Southern Fare will be a 60-seat, full scale Bar + Cookhouse.

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Mayor Barlow lifts winter parking ban

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow has lifted the overnight winter parking ban in the City of Oswego.

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Oswego passes expansion of tax exemption eligibility for Senior Citizens in Oswego

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow proposed, and the Oswego Common Council voted to update and expand several tax exemptions for Oswego residents 65 years old and older, likely living on fixed incomes.

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Mayor Barlow signs agreement with Fire Union to benefit US Veterans

Oswego Mayor William J. Barlow, Jr. met recently with Oswego Firefighters Association Local 126 Union President John Geraci and members of the Oswego Fire Department to sign a memorandum of understanding that would provide a mechanism to reconcile the City – Union contract language with New York State Law which allows qualified US Veteran's the ability to "buy-back" their military time to use toward their New York State Retirement benefit.

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