A Canby Chamber ribbon-cutting, a lunch and more set for the Oct. 19 unveiling of the facility

Canby Utility plans to open its doors to the public on Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The open house event will feature a ribbon cutting, lunch and some giveaways so Canby residents and those from outside the area can see the new building inside as well as outside.

While, the utility had planned to move in July, that was delayed when the construction staff hadn't finished their work, Dan Murphy, general manager told the Herald. It was the second delay for the move. Staff finally moved in on Aug. 9 and opened for business on Aug. 11.

All services stay the same with one extra, customers can now drop payments off in a drive through that's open 24 hours a day. There is also extra space for growth and a larger parking lot.

The utility plans to start Phase 2 in 2022 to house the electric crews and water workers in the same building allowing increased coordination and improved efficiencies for all utility workers. Phase 2 costs are estimated at $7.1 million while they built the new building for $5.3 million. The final total is $13.7 million.

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