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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

2019 Annual Water Quality Report

Please find below the 2019 Annual Water Quality Report

2019 Annual Water Quality Report

4/29/20 Final Budget

The Village Board passed the final Budget for 2020-2021 at the April 6, 2020 Village Board meeting, please see below the Final Budget. 

2020-2021 Final Budget

2019-2020 HEAP Revised Component Closing Dates and Third HEAP Emergency Benefit

Please find attached the information about the extended HEAP dates and Third HEAP Emergency Benefit.

HEAP Regular Extension and 3rd Emergency Benefit

Village Board Meeting via GoToMeeting scheduled April 20, 2020 at 7pm.

Please see the “join the meeting” information below:

Village of Akron Board Meeting
Mon, Apr 20, 2020 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/279376517

You can also dial in using your phone.
(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)

Household Hazardous Waste/Electronic Recycling/Shred-it Event

Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak, the Household Hazardous Waste/Electronic Recycling/Shred-it Event scheduled for May 2, 2020 has been cancelled.  Go to:

https://www2.erie.gov/recycling/index.php?q=hhw for  Household Hazardous Waste and the Electronic Recycling website at www.sunnking.com for events scheduled in the Buffalo area within the next couple of months.

Village Board/Annual Organizational Meeting for April 6, 2020

Due to the Coronavirus, the Village Board meeting scheduled for April 6, 2020 will be conducted using GoToMeeting.  Please follow the directions on the attached link if you would like to listen to that meeting.

April 6, 2020 Village Board Meeting

Village Tentative Budget for 2020-2021

Please find below the tentative Village Budget for the year 2020-2021.  The Village Board scheduled to hold a Public Hearing regarding the budget on April 6, 2020, but due to the cornonavirus situation a "true" Public meeting will not be held. Please review the budget and call the Village Office at 542-9636 if you have any questions or concerns.  More information on how the Village Board will run the meeting will follow.

Thank you for your understanding.

Public Warning of phone scam

Please read the link below regarding phone scammers in the City of Plattsburgh, these scammers could move on to other locations so please be aware and careful of giving out your personal information over the phone.

Stay safe!

Phone Scam

Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE

The Village Office has extended the dates the office will be closed to the Public until April 30, 2020.  We will still staff the office with one person to answer the phones and process the mail.  Any messages left for the office will be answered as soon as possible.   

Reminder:  Utility payments can be placed in the mail, the night deposit box or paid on-line.

Thank you very much for your patience and understanding during this very difficult time.