The Burns Board of Commissioners voted to accept the donation of the historic Lonesome cabin site and establish a new board to oversee its development and maintenance. The Austin family, which owns the eight-acre site of an 1820s cabin on Beaver Dam Creek off Highway 96, has agreed to donate it to the town under an agreement that it be used exclusively as a park. Under an agreement approved Monday night, the Austin family will deed the property to the town, which agrees to establish the Friends of Lonesome Park Board, which will have control over all funds donated for the preservation and development of the site. The town also can choose to return the property to the Austin family if it ever becomes a financial burden on taxpayers. The commission voted 3-1 to approve an ordinance establishing the new board, with Commissioner Chris Holland voting against the measure. Holland has said he believes the park will become a financial strain for the town, which he said already has its hands full trying to complete the municipal park. Holland also objected to the composition of the new five-member board, which the agreement says will initially include a member of the Austin family, an appointee by the mayor and someone designated by Bill Austin or his heirs. Those three members will then elect the two remaining members. The agreement calls for Burns to provide insurance and maintain the property, as well as install a fence and provide security for the site. The ordinance to accept the donation and establish the new board faces a public hearing at 6:45 pm prior to a second and final vote on Dec. 2.