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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

03/27/2017 Budget Work Session Scedule

The Village Board has scheduled the following budget work sessions this week.  Tuesday March 28, 2017; Wednesday March 29, 2017 (If Necessary); Thursday March 30, 2017 (If Necessary).  All work sessions will be held at the Village Hall starting at 6:00 PM 

03/21/2017: Village of Akron Election Results

The results below are for the Village of Akron election held today, March 21, 2017.

E. Peter Forrestel, II - 228 (Elected)

Darrin L. Folger - 211 (Elected)

Paul T. Palizay, Jr. - 162

Melissa M. Babiarz - 152

There were 384 (20.5%) of the 1,869 registered voters in the Village of Akron who turned out to cast ballots in this year's election.

The elected candidates will officially take office on Monday April 3, 2017

03/21/2017: Election Polls Are Open in the Village of Akron

The election polls are open for registered voters in the Village of Akron.  Polls will remain open until 9:00 PM tonight at the Village Hall located at 21 Main Street.  Paul T. Palizay, Jr. (Democratic & Responsible Party), Melissa M. Babiarz (Democratic & Responsible Party), E. Peter Forrestel, II (Republican), Darrin L. Folger (Republican) are competing for the two Village Trustee positions.  The two candidates that receive the highest vote totals will be elected to the positions of Trustee.  

03/20/2017: Village Election Tuesday March 21, 2017

The Village of Akron will be holding its election on Tuesday March 21, 2017 from 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM at the Village Hall.  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.

03/09/2017: National Grid Customer Dry Ice Distribution

National Grid will be holding a Free Dry Ice Distribution to its customers that are still without power stemming from the windstorm on Wednesday March 8, 2017.  It can be picked up today (March 9, 2017) from 12:00 PM (Noon) to 5:00 PM at the City of Batavia Fire Department or the Wrights Corners Fire Hall.

National Grid is hopeful that all customers will have their power restored by tomorrow evening (March 10, 2017)

03/08/2017: Update 5:50 PM Power Restored

The incoming power to the Village of Akron Electric Substation has been restored by National Grid. Residents and businesses should now have their power restored. The outage lasted almost 4 hours. Incoming power was lost from our main Niagara Mohawk feed at roughly 1:50 PM. 

If you continue to have any electric utility issues, please call our Department of Public Works at 716-542-2680. 

Thnak hou for your paitence during this outage. 

03/08/2017: Update 5:15 PM Power Outage

Superintendent Jon Cummings just spoke with National Grid representatives and they stated that they did not have any time frame when the incoming power to the Village of Akron Electric Substation would take place. They are still assessing the damages throughout their distribution system.

If you encounter and public service emergency, please call 911

03/08/2017: Village Power Outage

At 1:50 PM this afternoon the entire Village of Akron sustained a power outage. Our Village of Akron Electric Department has been troubleshooting the cause of the outage from the Electric Substation on Eckerson Avenue. It has been determined that the outage has been caused from the incoming power lines into the Village from National Grid. We are awaiting updated information from National Grid.

If you need emergency services, please call 911. 

03/07/2017: Village Election Voter Eligibility

The Village of Akron will be holding its election on Tuesday March 21, 2017 from 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM at the Village Hall.  Friday March 10, 2017 is the last day village residents must be registered with the Erie County Board of Elections to be eligible to vote in the village election.

www.elections.erie.gov

03/07/2017: Village Board Special Meeting 03/13/2017

The Akron Village Board of Trustees will be holding a Special Meeting on Monday March 13, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the Village Hall to go into Executive Session to discuss a personnel matter.