"Nick [Hapsis] didn't think it was fair that the city was going to make him extend the sewer from a point at Beards Hill…along the frontage of the KFC [restaurant] to a manhole and further down to the connection point," Uciferro said.
"What was verbally agreed to was the city was going to try to fund the installation of this section of the sewer through the frontage of the KFC," he said.
Public Works Director Matt Lapinsky said that was definitely not accurate and that the city is only providing an economic development grant of a "certain dollar threshold" to help extend the water line.
"The city is doing absolutely nothing in relation to that line other than providing an economic development grant," Lapinsky said.
He asked Uciferro and Stellmaker to clarify what they heard, and Uciferro agreed to do that.
Uciferro also said the cost of the grant is about $25,000.
Commission member Lance Hersh said he would guess the cost of that extension would be recovered in about one and a half years from property taxes generated by the restaurant.
Planning and Community Development Director Phyllis Grover praised Chick-fil-A.
"You have great customer service skills," she told Stellmaker. "It's always been a very pleasant experience and I just want to welcome you to Aberdeen."
The Aldi supermarket to be built on Route 40, across from Walmart, also received the commission's approval Wednesday.
Asked if the store might have trouble competing, Aldi real estate director Troy Faulkner said the grocery store is typically cheaper than a Super Walmart and would actually have a competitive advantage.
Aldi will have 20 to 30 employees, and the Aberdeen store will have a different design than the company's other Harford County store in Edgewood store. Faulkner said the Aberdeen store's design is the first such design for Aldi in this region.
"It's about the same size as the Edgewood store but you can see it's a much nicer store aesthetically," he said.
The Aberdeen store will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 9 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, Faulkner said.
The Aldi also be next door to a site proposed for a new Royal Farms store and gas station.