Burns Mayor Landon Mathis says he has no objection to the town accepting the donation of the Lonesome cabin site to become a new park as long as there is “no substantial financial contribution” required of the town. At a work session Monday night requested by the family that owns the early 1820s cabin, only Mathis and Commissioner Bill Allen attended. Commissioners Steven Hayes, Chris Holland and Shot Grove were absent. Bill Austin, whose family inherited the Lonesome site, presented a letter of intent to donate the property to the town for development into the Lonesome Pioneer Park. Burns resident and retired engineer Bob Deal said a group called Friends of Lonesome has collected close to 100 pledges of financial support for the project. The group has developed preliminary plans to build a pavilion, walking trail and other amenities at the site along Beaver Dam Creek, and possibly turn the cabin into a museum. The Burns Board of Commissioners is expected to continue discussion on the potential donation at its July 1 meeting.