City of Oswego receives state grant

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Oswego, NY — The city of Oswego will receive a $100,000 grant from New York State. The grant money will help improve the city’s animal control center, the West Pierhead Lighthouse, Shapiro Park and Breitbeck Park.

Assemblyman Will Barclay and City Mayor Billy Barlow have been working with State Senator Patty Ritchie to get this grant. A majority of the money will be focused on improving the lighthouse.

“We are really going to rehabilitate the roof of the lighthouse so it stops leaking and shelters the structure of itself much better than it does now,” Mayor Barlow said.

In addition to improving the lighthouse, Shapiro Park will be getting a makeover.

“Shapiro Park has a street hockey rink and that rink needs to be re-paved, re-stripped, and have new nets in place that are really worn out and rundown,” Mayor Barlow said.

Mayor Barlow said the city plans on starting the improvements this summer and hopes they will be finished by next spring.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]