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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 Danielle Hayden Chair of Tourism Committee

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow announced today he has appointed Danielle Hayden as the new Chairwoman to the Promotion and Tourism Advisory Board.

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Mayor Barlow Announces $5,000 in Funding For Leighton Playground Improvements

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow has announced a $5,000 investment by the City of Oswego to the Leighton Elementary School Playground.

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Mayor Barlow Announces Completion of Phase 2 of City Sewer Separation Project

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow announced today the completion of Phase 2 of 4 of the West side sewer separation project in the City of Oswego.

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Mayor Barlow Announces Supreme Court Upholds City Code Enforcement

Oswego, NY - In another legal victory for the Barlow administration, the New York State Supreme Court recently denied a complaint filed by out-of-town landlords alleging that the City of Oswego's code enforcement actions violated their constitutional rights.

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Mayor Barlow Announces Partnership with WBUC, City Government Meetings to Air on TV

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow today announced a new partnership with the Oswego City School District and the Oswego High School television station "WBUC." Mayor Barlow has partnered with WBUC to begin broadcasting the City of Oswego committee and Common Council meetings on television for Oswego residents to view from their homes.

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Mayor Barlow announces $250,000 in low interest loans available for Oswego Businesses

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow has announced that the City of Oswego Economic Development Office has an established Commercial Revolving Loan Program.

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Mayor Barlow announces RFP for $400,000 Anti-Poverty Initiative in Oswego

The City of Oswego was awarded funding to participate in the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI). Mayor William J. Barlow, Jr. organized and appointed the City of Oswego Poverty Reduction Steering Committee to take charge in alleviating poverty through the establishment of a platform for developing innovative initiatives, solutions and programs to begin to shift the pendulum of a bottom heavy socioeconomic demographic to provide a higher quality of life in our community.

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