The old Burger King, under reconstruction to become the new Chick-fil-A.
Paul Wellman

The political indigestion triggered by the mass abstention two weeks ago by five members of the city’s Architectural Board of Review (ABR) when it came to approving minor plan modifications for the Chick-fil-A slated for upper State Street is far from over. Two members of the City Council — Frank Hotchkiss and Randy Rowse — have submitted a letter requesting City Administrator Jim Armstrong set the matter for the council’s next meeting. The date of September 25 was settled on. Up for discussion will be whether the five abstainers be removed from appointed office, how they should be replaced, and if a special committee is needed to create a new code of conduct for ABR members.


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