Butler could soon clean up Butler Company fire rubble

The Butler Company was destroyed by a fire in March 2015, but the rubble hasn't been touched besides a fence along State Road 1.

Posted: Jan 25, 2019 9:16 PM
Updated: Jan 25, 2019 10:18 PM

BUTLER, Ind. (WFFT) - The city of Butler could soon clean up the site of the former Butler Company.

The Butler Company was destroyed by a fire in March 2015, but the rubble hasn't been touched besides a fence along State Road 1.

Butler has been trying to get the property cleaned up for years, but city planner Steve Bingham said the owners weren't cooperative.

The city was able to secure the deed to the property earlier this month after it didn't sell during a tax sale.

Butler can now apply for a $240,000 grant from Indiana Brownfields for environmental clean up.

Bingham told FOX 55 a local company is interested in developing the property.

The Butler Company was known for making windmills from 1888 until 1943.

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