The Maine Lighthouse Museum wants to raise money by converting the sidewalk in front of its 1 Park Drive complex into a memorial walkway.

The museum has sent a letter to the Rockland City Council asking permission to replace the sidewalk with a 275-foot-long walkway consisting of 4-by-8-inch clay brick pavers.

Each brick could have three lines of inscription with up to 20 characters per line. Examples of the bricks are available at the museum.

“We believe this walkway project will improve the infrastructure and the beautification of the One Park Drive building,” said Museum Board Vice President David Vaughn in a letter to the council.

If the council gives its go-ahead, the museum plans to solicit donors throughout the winter and begin construction of the walkway in late spring.

The City Council will review the letter at its agenda-setting meeting scheduled for Monday, Jan. 4 at 6:30 p.m.

The council will also hear an update on a downtown revitalization plan. And the council is scheduled to discuss its goals for 2010. The council met in December on goal setting but the meeting was limited to listening to the goals proposed by city department heads.