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The Village of Akron is located in Western New York about 25 miles east of Buffalo and 50 west of Rochester. Akron is a place for your residence or business. You'll like it here!

Akron was founded in 1849 and is over 150 years old. It has gone through cycles of growth and prosperity with some of its history reflected in this web site. We have a strong industrial base that provides jobs, low property taxes and supports a complex infrastructure of municipal electric, water and wastewater systems. We have a cross section of homes in various settings, and periods, all focused around a quaint central business district. Akron is located within minutes of major shopping malls, sporting events including the NFL Buffalo Bills football and NHL Buffalo Sabres hockey teams. Cultural activities include parks, concerts, recreation, summer fairs, celebrations, and parades, volunteer organizations and just plain good company.

Akron is unique in village government as the Akron Water System flows through Wyoming, Genesee and Erie County. The Akron Water Plant is located in the Town of Darien in Genesee County with the Akron water reservoir located in the Town of Bennington in Wyoming County. Having a Village sewer plant sized for residential and industrial growth, along with a municipal electric utility system that has historically provided electricity at a very low rate, make Akron very attractive to business and residents alike. All physical plants are kept up to date and funded through capital projects are planned well six or more years into the future. We work to keep permit fees for buildings and village services highly competitive and pride ourselves on customer service. The Mayor and Board of Trustees have historically focused on keeping governmental costs down and establishing partnerships with surrounding municipalities wherever it is of mutual value.

Akron has it own fire and police departments that are highly respected. A New York State police presence is located within village limits. Akron has a planning board and a zoning board for resident and business property owner protection.

Above all, Akron is a warm friendly place, a place to take a walk on a warm summer night and just enjoy the community spirit. Akron is truly a special place to live, work, establish a business and enjoy!

Village of Akron, 21 Main Street, Akron, NY 14001 716-542-9636

Latest News

12/19/2014: Village of Akron Holiday Hours

The Village of Akron will be closed on Thursday December 25, 2014 for the Christmas Holiday and will re-open on Friday December 26, 2014.  We will also be closed on Thursday January 1, 2015 for the New Year's Holiday and will re-open on Friday January 2, 2015.

We will have normal business hours on Wednesday December 24, 2014 and Wednesday December 31, 2014. 

If you have a public works emergency, please call 542-2680 and if you have a police emergency, please call 542-4481.

 

 

12/12/2014: Modern Disposal Services Issues The 2015 Recycling Calendar & Guide

Modern Disposal Services has released its 2015 Recycling Collection Calendar and their "What Can I Recycle?" guide for the Village of Akron.  Recycling is picked up on a bi-weekly schedule using the recycling carts depending on where you live.  Modern Disposal Services will also be sending this information to all of our residents in their annual newsletter.

11/25/2014: Village of Akron Thanksgiving Hours

The Village of Akron will be closed on Thursday November 27th and Friday November 28th, 2014 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  If you have a public works emergency, please call 542-2680 and if you have a police emergency please call 542-4481.  We will resume normal business hours on Monday December 1,2014.

11/25/2014: Village of Akron Recycling & Garbage Pick-Up Saturday November 29, 2014

The Village of Akron recycling and garbage pick-up this week will be on Saturday Novermber 29, 2014 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  It is Recycling Week B, but if your recycling was misseed last week, you can put it out this week as Modern will be doing a complete recycling route to get thouse houses that did not have their recycling picked-up because of the weather related delays last week.        

11/20/2014: **UPDATED 2:30 PM** Village of Akron Recycling & Garbage Pick-Up Friday November 21, 2014

**UPDATED 2:30 PM**

Modern has just issued an updated statement regarding the garbage and recycling collection in the Village of Akron for Friday November 21, 2014.

Garbage collection will be picked-up as regularly scheduled.  Recycling will be collected on Saturday November 22, 2014 if weather prohibits recycling collection on Friday November 21, 2014.

 Please visit their website for more information at www.moderncorporation.com

 


11/20/2014: Village of Akron Recycling & Garbage Pick-Up Friday November 21, 2014

Please see below the statement from Modern Corporation regarding residential recycling & garbage pick-up on Friday November 21, 2014:

Residential pick-up will be dictated by the current weather conditions and Modern's ability to move based on driving bans and road conditions.  Please visit their website for more information at www.moderncorporation.com

Please check back for any additional updates.

 

11/18/2014: Board of Trustees Adopt Traffic Order #23 - Overnight Parking Permits

In the interest of public safety the Village of Akron Board of Trustees adopted Traffic Order #23 at their November 17, 2014 regular meeting restricting overnight parking to permit holders only on the east side od Clinton Street between Main Street and John Street along with the west side of Church Street between Main Street and John Street during the time period of 11:00 pm - 6:00 am from November 1st to April 1st.

11/05/2014: 2014 - 2015 HEAP Income Eligibility Guidelines

The 2014 - 2015 Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) eligibility guidelines have been released.  HEAP income limits have increased which will qualify more households for assistance this season.  

11/05/2014: HEAP Early Outreach Mailing Begins in Erie County

The Erie County Home Energy Assistance Program's (HEAP) Early Outreach program access mailing has begun.  Households that received HEAP last season and have a senior citizen, disabled individual or child age 5 or younger may soon receive an Early Outreach application.

10/31/2014: Village of Akron Leave Schedule & Compost Site

Monday October 20, 2014 was the last scheduled Monday curbside brush pickup in the Village of Akron.  Monday October 27, 2014 started our leave pickup schedule.  The compost site will remain open on Saturday mornings through November 22, 2014.  After that the compost site will be closed until April 2015.

2014 Leave Pickup Schedule