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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

02/23/2017: Village of Akron Election Ballot Finalized

The Village of Akron will be holding its election on Tuesday March 21, 2017 from 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM.  There are two Village Trustee positions that will be filled.  The Democratic Party has nominated Paul T. Palizay, Jr., and Melissa M. Babiarz.  The Republican Party has nominated E. Peter Forrestel, II and Darrin L. Folger.  An independent nominating petition has been filed from the Responsible Party nominating Paul T. Palizay, Jr., and Melissa M. Babiarz.

02/21/2017: Akron Water System Update

This is a message from John Asmus, Village of Akron Chief Water Plant Operator:

The Village of Akron has levels of total trihalomethanes above drinking water standards.  Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do and what we are doing to correct this situation.  We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants.  Testing results we received on 1/23/17 show that our system exceeds the standard or maximum contaminant level for total trihalomethanes (TTHM's).  The standard for TTHM's is 80 micrograms per liter.  The average level of TTHM's over the last year was 81.7 micrograms per liter.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Akron Water Plant at 585-547-9410 or waterplant@akronvillage.us

Notice

02/01/2017: Nominations for Village of Akron Trustee Positions Submitted

The Village of Akron will be holding its election on Tuesday March 21, 2017 from 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM.  There are two Village Trustee positions that will be filled.  The Republican Party has nominated E. Peter Forrestel, II and Darrin Folger.  The Democratic Party has nominated Melissa Babiarz and Paul Palizay.

The two candidates that receive the highest vote totals will be elected to the positions of Trustee.  The newly elected candidates would offically take office at 12:00 PM on Monday April 3, 2017.

01/21/2017: January 23, 2017 Village Board Meeting

Please be aware that the starting time for the Village of Akron Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees on Monday January 23, 2017 has been changed to now start at 7:00 PM at the Village Hall located at 21 Main Street.

Agenda

 

01/19/2017: Special Village Board Meeting

Mayor Carl Patterson has called a Special Meeting of the Village of Akron Board of Trustees this evening at 6:00 PM at the Akron Village Hall to move immediately into an executive session to discuss the current contract negotiations within the Village of Akron.

Agenda 

01/03/2017: Recycling & Garbage Pick-Up Information

The week of January 2, 2017 Modern Disposal will be collecting garbage and recycling week "B" on Saturday January 7, 2017 in the Village of Akron.

12/21/2016: Village of Akron Christmas Hours & Recycling & Garbage Pick-Up Information

The Village of Akron will be closed on Monday December 26, 2016 for the Christmas holiday.  If you have a public works emergency, please call 542-2680; If you have  a public safety emergency, please call 911 or the Akron Police Department at 542-4481.  We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday December 27, 2016.

The week of December 26, 2016 Modern Disposal will be collecting garbage and recycling week "A" on Saturday December 31, 2016.  

12/15/2016: 2017 Recycling & Trash Collection Information

Modern Corporation has just released the Village of Akron Recycling & Trash Collection Calendar for 2017.  The following holiday's will be observed by Modern Corporation: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day.  Collection will be delayed by one day and picked up on Saturday in the Village of Akron during the week that a holiday is observed.

What Can I Recycle Guide

Recycling Map

12/15/2016: Village of Akron Christmas Hours

The Village of Akron will be closed on Monday December 26, 2016 for the Christmas holiday.  If you have a public works emergency, please call 542-2680; If you have a public safety emergency, please call 911 or 542-4481.  We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday December 27, 2016.

12/02/2016: Community Christmas Celebration Saturday December 10, 2016

The Community Christmas Celebration is scheduled for Saturday December 10, 2016 in Russell Park, as a joint effort by the Akron Music Parents, the Akron Central School Elementary Chorus, the Akron Lioness Organization, the Akron Chamber of Commerce, the Akron Fire Company and the Village of Akron.