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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 proposes Blight Reduction Loan Program for vacant property

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today a proposed piece of legislation that he believes may be the most effective code enforcement measure yet to address vacant and blighted property in the City of Oswego.

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Mayor Barlow proposes tax exemptions for property improvement projects

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow announced today his proposal to make permanent the City of Oswego Residential Home Improvement Tax Exemption, a tax break to encourage home improvement projects.

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Mayor Barlow proposes $827,000 of road paving in 2018, equipment for road repairs

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow today unveiled his proposed 2018 paving plan for the City of Oswego.

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Mayor Barlow announces launch of Resident Recruitment Initiative in partnership with major employers in the Oswego area

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow announced today the launch of the Resident Recruitment Initiative, a new partnership between the City of Oswego and four major employers in and around the Oswego community.

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Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow delivers 2018 State of the City Address

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow delivered his 2018 State of the City Address before a crowded room of City Councilors, County Legislators and members of the public outlining the progress made by his administration since taking office in 2016 and announced several new initiatives, proposals, projects and goals included in his agenda for 2018.

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Mayor Barlow announces decline in City overtime for second consecutive year

City of Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow announced today that for the second year in a row City overtime expenses have declined.

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Mayor Barlow Proposes Major Reforms to Oswego HUD Program

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow has unveiled a list of comprehensive reforms to the City of Oswego HUD Section & Rental Assistance Program to the Common Council with a scheduled public hearing and official vote by the Council on Monday, December 11, at Oswego City Hall.

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