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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

05/12/2017: Memorial Day Celebration

The Akron Memorial Day Celebration will be held on Monday May 29, 2017 at 9:00 am beginning with a parade down Main Street with stops at Russell Park and the Akron Fire Hall for ceremonies. 

05/04/2017: Akron Chamber of Commerce Thursday Cruise Night Events

The Akron Chamber of Commerce has just released its 2017 Thursday Cruise Night Schedule.  Cruise Night will take place on Main Street, in the Village of Akron, from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM starting on May 25, 2017.  The weekly schedule is as follows:

05/25/17 - 2017 Season Opener

06/01/17 - American Motors

06/08/17 - Bugs & Brits

06/15/17 - Corvette

06/22/17 - Tuners / Imports

06/29/17 - Topless Night

07/06/17 - Tractor Night

07/13/17 - Truck Night

07/20/17 - Blue Oval - Ford, Lincoln, Mercury

05/04/2017: Document Shredding Event Saturday May 6, 2017

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 May 6, 2017 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 is a 7 box/container limit of shredding material per address.

05/02/2017: Village Board Passes 2017-2018 Village Budget

New York State instituted their property tax cap back in 2012 and each year that it has been in effect, the Village of Akron has stayed below those limitations.  By doing so it has put a squeeze on how the village has operated over the past five years.  We have not invested in our infrastructure; equipment has not been updated and we have made cuts to public safety when trying to find ways to obsorb other cost that have increased more than 15% each year over that same time.

04/27/2017: Village of Akron/Town of Newstead Joint Comprehensive Plan Update Public Meeting May 16, 2017

The Village of Akron/Town of Newstead are drafting an update to its Comprehensive Master Plan.  Our consultant, Wendel Companies, will be holding its 1st public meeting within the community to discuss the goals, policies and objectives of both the Town and the Village on Tuesday May 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Newstead Town Hall.  It is a wonderful opportunity to help plan the future of our communities.  The updated plan will not be successful without extensive public participation.

04/26/2017: Document Shredding Event Saturday May 6, 2017

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 May 6, 2017 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.

04/24/2017: NYS Public Service Commission Filing

Pursuant to 16 NYCRR 720-8.1, the Village of Akron's Electric Department hereby provides notice that on April 20, 2017, it filed a rate request, Rate Case 17-E-0231, with the New York State Public Service Commission with an effective date of September 1, 2017.  The Rate Case is available for veiwing in the Village of Akron Office, 21 Main Street, Akron, New York 14001.  In addition, the rate filing can also be viewed on the New York State Public Service Commission's website - www.dps.ny.gov

Proposed Rate Sheet

04/19/2017: Budget Work Session Scheduled For 04/24/2017

The Village Board has scheduled its next budget work session for Monday April 24, 2017 at 5:00 PM at the Village Hall.

04/18/2017: Budget Work Session Tonight

The Village Board has scheduled its next budget work session for Tuesday April 18, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the Village Hall.

04/17/2017 Budget Work Session Scheduled Tonight

The Village Board has scheduled a Budget Work Session for tonight, April 17, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the Village Hall prior to the regularly scheduled Village Board Meeting at 7:30 PM.