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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

Water, Sewer, Refuse Balances

Reminder:  Please note that any Water, Sewer, or Refuse balances on your utility accounts will be relevied to your Village tax bill if they are not paid in full by May 20, 2022.

Home Rapid Tests for Covid-19

Starting Thursday February 17, 2022 the Village will be handing our home test kits for residents at our office at 21 Main Street from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Please use the front entrance.  Kits will be handed out until supplies are gone!

1-18-2022 Garbage Collection to move to Saturday 1-22-2022

Due to the inclement weather and significant accumulation of snow yesterday, Modern suspended collection operations of Monday January 17, 2022.  This action will push the Village of Akron's pick-up to Saturday January 22, 2022.  

 

1-13-2022 Boil Water Notice has been LIFTED

Erie County Health Dept. has lifted the Boil Water Notice for all Village of Akron Water Customers.  Please see their comments below:

Erie County Comments

Thank you all for your patience and understanding. 

1-12-2022 Village Water Update

Please note that there were three water breaks found and fixed yesterday.  Crews are still looking at a potential fourth break now.  

Waiting on the final water samples which will be taken today to finally lift the "Boil Water" notice.

Thankful for our DPW crews for working long hours to fix these issues in severely cold weather.

Thankful for our Community for their patience and understanding during this difficult situation.  

Once we receive more information, it will be posted here.

Covid-19 Home Test Kits

The Village of Akron is completely out of Covid-19 Test Kits at this time.  We will post again on this website when and if we receive a new supply.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Boil Water Notice

Due to a large water main break, The Village of Akron is issuing a"Boil Water" notice until further notice as per the Erie County Health Dept. regulations.  Please note the crews are working as fast as they can to correct the problem.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

COVID Home Test Kits

Please find below the Press Release on the COVID Home Test Kits for Residents of the Village of Akron and Town of Newstead.

Press Release - COVID Home Test Kits

Community Tree Lighting in Russell Park

This event includes:

Akron Elementary Chorus to perform at 3:30

Tree Lighting at 3:45-4:00 with Deputy Mayor Darrin Folger, his wife Lynne and Santa and Mrs. Claus as well as School Superintendant Patrick McCabe.

Main Street Shopping - Businesses open until 7 pm.

Merry Christmas! 

Village phones are back in service

Please note the Village of Akron phones are back in service.  Thank you for your cooperation and patience during the time they were down.