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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

Phone: 716-542-9636

Fax: 716-542-5586

Latest News

10/18/18 Leaf Pick-up

Please find below the Annual Leaf Pick-up Schedule beginning October 22, 2018.

2018 Leaf Pick-up Schedule

October 12, 2018

Please be aware that the Village of Akron Hall Front Entrance Project will begin on Monday, October 15, 2018.  Please note that the front of the building will be off limits and payments can be made using the rear entrance.  The project should be complete within 6 weeks.  Thank your for your cooperation during this time.

Household Hazardous Waste/Electronic Recycling/Shredding Event

It is that time of year again for the Joint Village of Akron/Town of Newstead Household Hazardous Waste/Electronic Recycling/Shredding Event scheduled for Saturday October 6, 2018 from 9:00 am - noon located at the Joint DPW garages at 12707 Clarence Center Road.  Remember this event is open to Village of Akron and Town of Newstead Residents Only.  Also, don't forget to bring your CRT(TV) permit if you are recycling any old TV's.  Hope to see you there. 

08/31/18 Compost Site for September 1, 2018

Please note that the Village of Akron/Town of Newstead compost site will be closed this Saturday September 1, 2018 due to the Holiday weekend.  

08/02/2018 Update on Village Water

Due to a broken valve in the water distribution system on Tuesday morning, residents of the Village will experience discolored water.  The water has been tested and been found free from bacteria and other contaminants. 

 

Hydrant flushing is being used to move the discolored water from the pipes, and results are already starting to show in some residences.  As hydrants are systematically opened, different areas of the Village may experience the discolored water where there had not been any earlier.

 

07/27/18 Invasive Cherry Fruit Fly

Please note that the US Dept. of Agriculture will be placing traps in the trees throughout the Village and Town to do a study on the invasive European Cherry Fruit Fly.  The traps are harmless to humans and animals and will be removed in the fall.  For more information, please see the brochure below:

European Cherry Fruit Fly

08/04//18 "Dancing under the Stars"

Put on your dancing shoes and join in on the fun to help the Newstead Historical Society by attending the 3rd Annual "Dancing under the Stars" event on Saturday August 4, 2018 from 7 pm - midnight.

07/10/2018 Public Hearing for the Joint Comprehensive Master Plan

A Public Hearing is scheduled for July 11, 2018 at 7 pm at the Village Hall located at 21 Main Street to hear any comments regarding the Joint Comprehensive Master Plan.  

07-10-18 2018 Peter Greatbatch Russell Park Summer Concert Series

Come and enjoy some music during your lunch at Russell Park Gazebo from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm for the following Thursday afternoon concerts:

July 5, 2018 - The Boomers 

July 12, 2018 - Craig Wilkins

July 19, 2018 - Bobby Millitello Quartet

July 26, 2018 - Mike Costley

August 2, 2018 - The Cippollina Quintet

06/22/18 July 4th Celebration Schedule

July 3rd: Fireworks starting at dusk at Veterans Park

July 4th:

9-11 am Masonic Lodge Breakfast - John Street

9:00 am Power Wheels Race down Main St followed by Soap Box Derby Race

10:30 am Bocce Tournament - Brooklyn Park

11:00 am Chicken & Rib BBQ - Russell Park

11:00 am Ford Gum Bubble Gum - Russell Park Gazebo

12:00 pm Ice Cream Eating Contest - Russell Park

4:15 pm Kiddie Parade - Main Street

4:30 pm Gala Parade - Main Street

Alexander Band - Russell Park Gazebo(following parade)