Specifically, the committee requested $9,845 for two studies to determine the scope of repairs needed for the cabin.
City Council did not authorize the expenditure during its Feb. 18 meeting. Rather, officials voted to support the restoration effort and will bring up the financial request for the studies at one of its upcoming meetings.
"We ask you to just consider what we're up against," committee Chair Vickie Taylor said to council. "We just want to make this cabin usable. We are asking your approval to let us go forward with our proposal. And to do that, we need to have some due diligence reports and analysis done."
Taylor said the due diligence studies should be complete by May in order to apply in time for a grant.
Information from the committee states it will pursue a grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority upon receiving results of the two studies in order to complete needed repairs.
“The structure continues to deteriorate from weather and requires emergency repairs to regain its already lost value,” a city document states. “Known defects include: missing roof shingles and ‘chinking’ between logs, partially rotten logs, security for doors, windows, and ADA accessibility.”
The document states the cabin has gained popularity over the last year thanks to media interest and its inclusion in the Heritage Trail Bus Tours, among other factors.
Should the committee pursue the LCRA grant, which could bring a maximum of $50,000, the city of Lakeway would need to budget 20%, or $10,000 for its 2020-21 budget.