No date on the page you found, Sue, and it mentions 2013 tours. Roland's article is dated in January so it appears to be current. Wonder if they started construction work and decided it wasn't worth it or if they did just did enough construction work to stabilize the house.
I think the money for the repairs never was appropriated. It got to the point where the cost was too much so it was decided to divest the lighthouse rather than wait for money which may never come to repair it.