Town Manager Eddie Madden said in an interview on Tuesday the estimated cost of the median is about $29,000. The cost includes the brick required for the proposed sidewalk extension — a cost of about $10,600.
The town hopes to pay for the bricks for the extension through a donor brick program, said Madden.
“We’re hoping most of it (the brick) will be covered through the donor program,” said Madden.
Forms to purchase donor bricks are located at businesses throughout Elizabethtown. The brick may be purchased in two sizes — 8-by-8 donor bricks for a cost of $200 each or 4-by-8 donor bricks at a cost of $50 each.
Madden said if the median is not approved Monday, there are options for the use of the donor bricks in other areas of the town such as the corners of the block and at the existing pedestrian crosswalks.
The plans for the revitalization project were recently approved except for the proposed median and crosswalk planned for Broad Street. The board held a special meeting in June during which citizens were allowed to have input and it was decided to place traffic barrels in the proposed location of the median and crosswalk for two weeks. The purpose of the display was to give the public and business owners an idea of how much space the proposed median will consume and how the loss of four parking spaces might impact the area.
According to Madden, citizens wishing to speak at Monday’s meeting may do so by entering their name on the sign-up sheet located on the door of the council chamber prior to the meeting.