Because all the asbestos has been removed from the first project house of the Moffat County Habitat for Humanity, members are ready to move forward with the renovation.
Members have scheduled a workday for volunteers at 9 a.m. Saturday to salvage some materials from the addition on the back of the house before contractors come to demolish the addition Monday.
Habitat leaders have applied for United Way money to pay for new windows and roof repairs needed because of a leak. Also, the home needs some major gutting, and the stairway may need to be moved, said Marilyn Bouldin, acting president of the organization.
"There's going to be a whole lot of work to do," she said. "But it's structurally sound, so that's the good part."
Meanwhile, a local designer is working on computer-aided drawings of what the four-bedroom, two-bathroom house is expected to look like once the project is complete.
So far, the organization has received four applications from families who want to live in the home.
"It's so exciting to have families apply because, all of the sudden, it puts a face on this project we've been working on," Bouldin said.
Applications will be accepted through Friday. They are available at Brass Key Realty, 840 W. Victory Way.
The family-selection committee will meet to review applications Monday.
The group also has forms available for those wishing to make donations to Habitat through a checking account deduction program.
The local organization would like to become its own affiliate, which would separate its operations from the Routt County affiliate. Bouldin said the group must wait until April because the national organization has a moratorium on new affiliate applications during a reorganization period.
The Moffat County Habitat also is looking to find a president, which became vacant after local pastor Melinda Bobo accepted a job in Wyoming.
No progress has been made on filling the position because board members cannot reach Bobo, Bouldin said.
"We're going to revisit that situation next month," Bouldin said.
The group meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of every month at First Congregational United Church of Church, 630 Green St.
For information on Habitat for Humanity, call Bouldin at 824-5459.
Michelle Perry can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 209, or firstname.lastname@example.org.