The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has stopped construction on a multi-million dollar expansion at Creek Casino.
After an agreement with the Oklahoma-based Muscogee Creek Nation, the Poarch Creek Indians are stopping construction on the $246 million dollar casino expansion.
So far, the Creeks have uncovered 60 human remains on the site including the remains of seven chiefs.
The Muscogee Nation says those remains are their ancestors, and the grounds should be preserved.
In what the Creeks are calling a matter of good faith, construction will stop until further notice, which has some residents concerned.
"I would like it to pick back up. We need it for our the economy. We need the jobs very bad," says Christie Ann Christmas of Wetumpka.
The 20-story hotel is scheduled to open on New Year's 2014 and is expected to employ more than 1,000 people.
"I think they should go ahead and build it. We need the jobs. We need the tourist money in here," says Leonard Gray of Wetumpka.
But some are hoping the issue is not resolved, and the site remains empty.
"I feel there are other ways for our economy to grow other than gambling," says Linda Prescitt of Wetumpka.
Wetumpka Mayor Jerry Willis says he is not concerned about the tribe's decision. He thinks construction will pick back up in the next few days, and this will not disrupt the time line.
A spokesperson with the Poarch Creek Indians says they will meet in the next few days, and will comment after that meeting. CBS 8 News will keep you updated.