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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
Here's your chance to recycle all those old electronics you replaced over the Holidays. NYS Department of Conservation is hosting an Electronic Recycling Event on Saturday January 25, 2020 from 9:00 am - noon at UB's South Campus - 3435 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214. Please enter at the main entrance on Main Street.
With the Holiday celebrations swiftly coming to an end, please remember that the DPW will be picking up discarded Christmas Trees during the month of January 2020.
Wishing you all a Very Happy and Healthy New Year!
Get in that Holiday spirit and come out and enjoy the Community Christmas "Light up Akron" Festivities on Saturday December 14, 2019. A full day of activities are planned and the tree lighting and parade will begin at 4:30 pm. Check out the Akron Chamber of Commerce's webpage at www.akronchamber.net for more events and times. Merry Christmas!!
A HEAP Outreach with Legislator Rath is planned on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 10 am - 4 pm at the Newstead Public Library.
Please note that Halloween hours will be from 6pm - 8pm on Thursday October 31, 2019. Have fun but please be safe.
Get ready for the beautiful fall foliage. Please remember that when those leaves do fall to rake them to the curb for Monday morning pick-up. Thank You!
Please find below the detour maps for the Village of Akron Main Street area during the filming of the movie "A Quiet Place 2" from July 15 - July 24, 2019. Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this event.
Please note that the Village Office will be OPENED during filming, customers are asked to either mail your bill for this month, use the back entrance driveway through the fire hall or lastly, use the night deposit after 8 pm during filming days. Thank you for your patience!
July 3rd Fireworks at dusk in Veterans Park – Buell St.
5:00 Food Stand – Veterans Park - Newstead Fire Co. Exempts
July 4th 8:00 -11:00 Mason’s Breakfast at the Masonic Lodge