FLORENCE — The City Council was asked Tuesday by the company hired to develop the new Wal-Mart to pay more than $200,000 to help offset the cost of traffic signals.
Scott McGee, of MAP Development, said the access road from the south Wal-Mart parking lot off Cloverdale Road to Cox Creek Parkway will be built to subdivision standards with curbs and gutters. He said those standards were not required but deemed the best decision for future development.
McGee, who spoke to council members during their work session prior to the regular meeting, said the plan costs an additional $200,000.
McGee said he takes responsibility for the omission of not asking earlier for the money to install signals at Wright Drive, the main entrance on Cloverdale, and turn signals at Cloverdale and Cox Creek Parkway.
The council didn't balk at the request, and have scheduled a called meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday to consider the matter, which did not appear on Tuesday's meeting agenda.