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Development plans move forward in Butler, Waterloo

Officials in Butler are exploring ways to increase housing.

Posted: Apr 25, 2018 9:44 PM
Updated: Apr 25, 2018 10:19 PM

DeKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WFFT) - Several small communities in DeKalb County are looking for ways to grow.

Officials in Butler are exploring ways to increase housing.

The population in the area has stayed the same for a few years, and many factories said their employees travel more than one hour to work.

Now, one city councilman is working to bring people together to help find solutions.

"That makes for a long day. Those two hours could easily be spent with family, or doing things at church or doing something in the community that will really benefit people here," said Jerry Eldridge, Butler city councilman.

There will be a meeting Thursday, May 3 at 10 a.m. at city council chambers.

Meanwhile in Waterloo, plans are moving forward for a new hotel.

The town managers told FOX 55, a Holiday Inn Express is proposed for the I-69 and US 6 interchange.

Construction is expected to begin next year.

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