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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

Leaf Schedule for 2020

The Public Works Department asks that you please place your leaves at the curb and do not mix brush/yard waste or trash with leaves.  Thank you!

2020 Leaf Schedule

Erie County Back to Business Grant Program

On behalf of the County Executive I wanted to pass along information regarding the Erie County Back to Business Grant Program that was announced yesterday that will aid small businesses around the County dealing with the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. 

Household Hazardous Waste/Electronic Recycling/Shred-it Event

Saturday September 26, 2020 from 9:00 am - Noon at the Akron/Newstead Joint Facility located at 12707 Clarence Ctr Rd.  Village of Akron/Town of Newstead Residents Only

State of Emergency

Mayor Patterson extended the State of Emergency for the Village of Akron until October 8, 2020 due to the Corornavirus Pandemic.

State of Emergency Declaration

Help Wanted - Deputy Clerk Treasurer for the Village of Akron

The position performs all essential functions of accounts payable and monthly electric, refuse and water/sewer billings for the Village of Akron.  The position also includes processing customer payments, handling phone inquiries and other duties as assigned.  Graduation from high school is mandatory; and Associates Degree is desired with a background in accounting and two (2) years of office experience.  Applicants must be proficient with Microsoft Office, have excellent communication skills and work we

Village Water Update

Please note that the Village Water Plant Operators are doing everything in their power to fix the smell and taste concerns that have plagued the Village water supply in the past few weeks.  Due to the abnormally hot summer the temperature of the reservoir has grown warmer which has resulted in higher than normal organic levels causing the taste and odor issues.  Water Plant Operator, John Asmus, has been working regularly with the E

Special Meeting tonight at 5 pm.

Mayor Patterson has called a Special Meeting tonight at 5 pm to receive an update from Water Plant Operator John Asmus on the water issues recently occurring in the Village.

"Cruise Thru Akron Parade"

Due to the Coronavirus, the Akron Chamber has postponed Thursday Cruise nights but will be hosting a parade featuring a parade of Antique cars through the streets of Akron on August 20, 2020 starting at 7pm and beginning at St. Theresa's Church and ending at the Akron Fire Hall.  The Chamber will limit the number of participates to 100 and will be distributing coupon sheets advertising the local businesses to the entrants to encourage them to visit the Village again.

Special Meeting tonight at 5:15 pm

Mayor Patterson has called a Special Meeting tonight at 5:15 pm to approve the purchase of a paving hot box for the Department of Public Works.

Akron Village Water

Recently the Village Office has received several complaints regarding the smell and taste of the water.  Recent hot weather has prompted an unusual amount of organics and the Water Plant Operators have taken measures to correct the issue and stated that the residents should see a difference in the next several days.  They did state that the water is safe to drink.