The Service Department is responsible for maintaining all Township-owned buildings, properties, and dedicated road rights-of-way. Their offices and garages are located behind the Administration building at 1540 South Cleveland-Massillon Road. Additional equipment and salt storage facilities are located at 3770 Copley Road next to the Copley Township Cemetery.
Buildings include the Administration Building/Fire Station #1, Service Department garages, Police Station, Community Park maintenance building, equipment storage facilities and salt storage building, Historic Depot and ACY Caboose, and Old Fire Station #2 (out of service).
Properties include the grounds for the above-mentioned facilities along with Copley Circle, 80 acre Community Park, three cemeteries, and individual parcels in various locations in the Township.
As of 2016, the Township maintains 61.715 miles of roads. This number will increase as new developments and new roads are constructed.
The Service Department has 9 full-time employees, an Administrative Assistant, Assistant Service Director/Road Superintendent, and the Service Director/Road Superintendent. Because of the wide variety of job responsibilities the employees are skilled in many fields.
The Administrative Assistant performs clerical work in relation to the operation of the department such as invoicing, tracking of Purchase Orders, and record keeping. She also coordinates the Community Park pavilion rentals, Senior Snowplow Program, and Annual Reworks CRAG Grant applications.
The Assistant Service Director/Road Superintendent assigns daily work projects to the crews and works hand in hand with them to ensure projects are completed as designed. He is under the direct charge of the Service Director and acts on his behalf if he is absent.
The Service Director/Road Superintendent oversees all operations of the department and is under the direction of the Township Administrator and Board of Trustees. He is responsible for the department budget, annual road repaving and repair projects, all building and property maintenance, all department personnel, department vehicles and equipment, and supply needs to carry out the department responsibilities. Because Copley maintains three cemeteries he is the Cemetery Sexton. He is the Township Storm Water Manager for mandated EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Regulations and annual EPA reports. He also schedules field reservations for all the sports fields at the Community Park.
The personnel of the Service Department is proud to serve the residents of Copley Township.