BELFAST — On June 11, Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County, with the help of volunteers, tied the tubing for radiant heat on the concrete pad for its ReStore, to be located on Route 3, just past the Hutchinson Center and the driveway into Sweetser. Over several thousand ties were installed along the tubing.

According to a press release June 14, the only part of that task left to be completed is technical work that must be done by Habitat’s plumber, Kevin Nickerson. When the job is completed, concrete should be poured, probably within the next couple of weeks.

If things go as expected, the frame of the structure should be going up in mid-July. The plan is to hold a four-day build with the help of local contractors and builders (much like an Amish barn-raising), probably beginning July 14 and running through the weekend, the press release said.

Among the volunteers assisting Nickerson and volunteer clerk of the works, Larry Jones, were Sandy Finley, Sue Wood, Josh Brady, Lawrence Reichard, Jon Cox, Sam Kirkpatrick, Monty and Gareth Ford and board members Ed Varney and Randy and Toni Mailloux.

Proceeds from the ReStore (a Habitat-branded discount home improvement store) will provide an income stream to support the long-term sustainability of Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County. The ReStore will also allow many to obtain household furnishings and appliances they need at an affordable price and will keep usable items out of the landfill.

After a couple of years, the plan is to use proceeds from the ReStore to build at least one house each year instead of one every two years, according to the press release.