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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

04/18/19 Main Street Mill and Paving Project

Please be aware that the Department of Public Works has begun the Main Street Milling and Paving Project in the Central Business District.  Please be patient and extra careful as you drive through that area as the DPW employees work to improve and update Main Street.  Thank You!

04/10/19 Village Tentative Budget

Please find below the tentative budget for the Village of Akron.  A Public Hearing is scheduled for April 15, 2019 at 7 pm regarding the budget for those who may have questions.

TENTATIVE 2019-2020 BUDGET

3/29/19 Household Hazardous Waste/Electronic Recycling/Shred-it Event

It is that time of year again when the Village of Akron and Town of Newstead hold their April Household Hazardous Waste/Electronic Recycling/Shred-it event scheduled for April 13, 2019 from 9 am - noon at the Joint Facility at 12707 Clarence Center Road.  This event is for Village and Town Residents only.

3/29/19 Budget Meetings

Quick reminder that the Village Board set April 2 & 3, 2019 at 6:00 pm as the next budget meetings.

3/19/19 Village Election Totals

The polls closed at 9 pm this evening to close out another Village Election.  Below are the results for the Village Election held today, March 19, 2019.

Carl E. Patterson - 75 (Elected)

Michael R. Middaugh - 77 (Elected)

Brian T. Perry - 76 (Elected)

The Elected candidates will officially take office on Monday April 1, 2019.

March 19 2019 Village Elections

Please note that the Village Elections will be held March 19, 2019 from noon - 9:00 pm in the Village Hall, please use rear entrance.  The List of Nominations are below:

List of Nominations

2019 Budget Meetings

Please note that the Village Board has set April 2 & 3, 2019 as the next Budget meetings at 6pm at the Village Hall.

2/26/19 Village Board Budget Meetings

The Village Board has approved dates for the next budget meetings as March 6, 2019 at 6pm and March 13, 2019 at 6pm.  Both meetings will be held at the Village Hall.

02/22/19 Weather Elert

Please note with the high wind weather forcasted for this Sunday, February 24, our Electric Crew is prepared and ready for any electric outage.  Please call 542-2680 if you experience any electric outage.

02/21/19 Village Board Meeting

Please note the Village Board Meeting scheduled for Monday February 25, 2019 will begin at 7 pm instead of the regular time of 7:30 pm.