City Council during its Oct. 1 meeting approved spending more to stabilize the historic home at Lost Corner Preserve.

The park, located within 2,000 feet of the Chattahoochee River, is dotted with streams and rock falls, as well as the Miles family home of Peggy Miles, the woman who sold the land to the city.

The city’s project budget was $387,000, but the quote for the project came in at $401,000.

City Parks Director Ronnie Young asked the city for additional money to complete the stabilization.

“As we move into tearing up things in an old building, we may run into some things that haven’t appeared,” Young told the council.

City Council approved adding $37,500 enough to cover the additional $14,000 and leave some money for contingency purposes.

City Council also added $37,500 to a general contingency fund, using money from a fund for renovations to the Heritage Bluestone Building.

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