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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.

Village Phones are down

Please note that the Village of Akron phones are currently down.  It appears to be a large issue with our provider and most likely is a result of the recent wind storm.  Please accept our apologizes for this inconvenience.  If you have an emergency, please call 911, otherwise you may email the Village Office at and we will make every effort to respond quickly.  Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

3rd Annual "Light Up Akron" has been scaled down due to weather forecast

Unfortunately due to the chance of extreme winds the 3rd Annual "Light Up Akron" has been scaled back to include indoor events only at the United Methodist Church and the Moon Light Shopping.  Please see the new flyer below:

New Flyer

Third Annual "Light up Akron" Celebration

On December 11, 2021 the Akron Chamber presents the 3rd Annual "Light up Akron" Celebration.  Please see attached flyer with all the events and times listed for this festive day in the Village of Akron.

Light Up Akron Flyer

Cannabis Legislation

A Public Hearing has been approved by the Village Board regarding the new Cannabis Legislation scheduled for December 6, 2021 at 7 pm at the Village Hall.  Below is a summary about the law presented by NYCOM (New York Conference of Mayors) for your review.

Overview of Cannabis Legislation