Searsport steps up big for second Habitat house

Posted May 03, 2011, at 12:14 a.m.

SEARSPORT — Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County is celebrating the recent news in Searsport. Residents voted at the annual town meeting to donate a 5-acre parcel of land to Habitat. The town has owned that land for more than 40 years with the construction of a salt-sand shed eyed for that location originally.

The news that the group had a site available for its second home was followed by a pledge from GAC Chemical Corporation. Board chairman Randy Mailloux said the news has the board excited to start working on plans for its second home. After the snow clears and workers can get on the site, tests will be completed to make sure the plot can handle construction of a house complete with a well and septic system.

When the site is confirmed to be buildable, the search for a partner family will begin and fundraising efforts will gear up. Those interested in being a partner family, are urged watch the local newspapers for information about how to apply.