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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

08/24/2016: Rabies Vaccine Airdrop Efforts to Begin Mid-August

Rabies Vaccine Airdrop Press Release

In collaboration with the Cornell University Animal Health Diagnostic Center, the New YorkState Department of Health and the USDA/APHIS Wildlife Services, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is participating in a wildlife baiting rabies vaccination initiative.

08/09/2016: Akron Water System Update

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

My team and I are aware of the recent taste and odor issues in parts of the system.  We are dealing with an abnormally high water temperature in the reservoir due to the unusual summer weather pattern.  This causes our system, and many others, to make adjustments to process control, treatment changes and additional testing to monitor these changes.

08/01/2016: Water Conservation Tips

The Village of Akron Water Reservoir continues to hold acceptable levels during this historic run of hot weather with very little rain.  For those that are looking for additional ways to try and conserve water in and around your home and business please see these Water Conservation Tips.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your water, please feel free to contact the Village Hall at 716-542-9636; Department of Public Works at 716-542-2680; Akron Water Treatment Plant 585-547-9410

Water Conservation Tips 

08/01/2016: Document Shredding Event Saturday August 6, 2016

The Village of Akron & the Town of Newstead will be offering a free document shredding event for the residents of the Village of Akron & the Town of Newstead on Saturday August 6, 2016 from 9:00 AM to Noon at the Joint Municipal Facility located at 12707 Clarence Center Road.  All documents will be destroyed on site and no appointment is needed.  There will be a 7 box/container limit of shredding material per address.

07/06/2016: 2016 Peter Greatbach Russell Park Summer Concert Series

Join us for the 2016 Peter Greatbach Russell Park Summer Concert Series which begins on Thursday July 7, 2016.  The concerts are on Thursdays from Noon to 1:00 PM in the Russell Park Gazebo, rain or shine.  The schedule is as follows:

July 7 - Bobby Militello Quartet

July 14 - Laurie Bordonaro & Ben Mozee with George Kane, Wayne Moose & Danny Hull

July 21 - Mike Costly Quartet

July 28 - Craig Wilkins

06/30/16 Fourth of July Celebration

Annual Fourth of July Celebration Schedule:

Sunday July 3, 2016

  10:00 PM Fireworks - Veterans Park

Monday July 4, 2016

  11:00 AM Chicken Barbecue - Russell Park

  11:00 AM Power Wheels Race - Top of Main Street

  12:00 PM Soapbox Derby - Top of Main Street

  12:00 PM Akron Lions 14th Annual Bocce Tournament - Veterans Park

  4:00 PM Kiddie Parade - Begins at Hart Street

  4:30 PM Gala Parade

06/17/16: Water Plant Open House

The Village of Akron will be hosting an Open House at the Akron Water Treatment Plant located at 1876 Chick Road, Darien Center, 14040 on Saturday June 25, 2016 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

Meet the staff as they provide water plant and water shed tours throughout the day.  Free hot dogs, refreshments and free rain barrels available while supplies last.

For more information please call the Village Hall 716-542-9636; Department of Public Works 716-542-2680; Water Treatment Plant 585-547-9410

05/23/2016: Document Shredding Event Saturday June 4, 2016

The Village of Akron & the Town of Newstead will be offering a free document shredding event for the residents of the Village of Akron & the Town of Newstead on Saturday June 4, 2016 from 9:00 AM - Noon at the Joint Municipal Facility located at 12707 Clarence Center Road.  All documents will be destroyed on site and no appointment is needed.  There will be a 7 box/container limit of shredding material per address. 

04/22/2016: New Recycling Tote Program Changes

The Village of Akron & Town of Newstead have instituted the following changes to the distribution of recycling totes.  All recycling tote transactions & concerns will be handled by the Newstead Town Clerk at 5 Clarence Center Road, even if you are a resident of the Village of Akron.  

If you have built a new home, in the village or the town, there will be no charge for the recycling tote to that homeowner.  The homeowner would have to go to the Newstead Town Clerk and request thier free recycling tote.

04/22/2016: Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Recycling Collection Event Saturday April 23, 2016

The Village of Akron and the Town of Newstead are pleased to announce that we will be holding a Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Recycling Collection Event on Saturday April 23, 2016 from 9:00 AM - Noon at the Joint Municipal Facility located at 12707 Clarence Center Road.  The event is open to residents of the Village of Akron and Town of Newstead only.