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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 Dedicates and Opens Jack R. Bobbett Memorial Street Hockey Rink

Mayor Billy Barlow, along with family and friends of Jack R. Bobbett gathered this evening to open and dedicate the newly renovated street hockey rink at Shapiro Park in Oswego, now known as the Jack R. Bobbett Memorial Street Hockey Rink.

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Mayor Barlow appoints Chris Baker Director of Technology for City of Oswego

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today the appointment of Chris Baker as the new Director of Technology for the City of Oswego, promoted from a computer technician since being employed by the City of Oswego since March 2019.

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Mayor Barlow announces two Safe Internet Purchase Exchange Locations in Oswego

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today the City of Oswego has created two specific locations in the City of Oswego designated as "Internet Safe Exchange Locations."

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Mayor Barlow proposes $50,000 in funding for 2nd round of Blight Reduction Loan Program

Mayor Billy Barlow announced his proposal today to launch a 2nd round of the City of Oswego's Blight Reduction Loan Program, a program allowing the City of Oswego to repair abandoned, vacant and dilapidated property throughout the community.

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Mayor Barlow appoints Edward J. Izyk assistant City Attorney

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today the appointment of Edward J. Izyk as the assistant City Attorney for the City of Oswego, replacing Thomas A. Reynolds who Barlow appointed part-time city judge earlier this year.

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Mayor Barlow announces new K9 Unit in Oswego Police Department

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today a new K9 Unit, under the direction of Chief of Police Phillip Cady, has been purchased and assigned to the Oswego Police Department.

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Mayor Barlow announces launch of Oswego Neighborhood Clean-up Program

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today the launch of a new program intended to expedite yard and lawn debris pick-up while encouraging community neighborhood clean ups throughout the City of Oswego.

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