Local Earned Income Tax- Deadline Extension

On March 27, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf signed into law Act 10 of 2020.  This Act extended the deadline for filing 2019 Local Earned Income Tax Returns.  The new filing deadline will be July 15, 2020 with Keystone Collections Group (the appointed Earned Income Tax collection agency for Chester County).  This new deadline also applies to individuals who file quarterly estimated payments.  Keystone Collections Group will not apply penalties or interest on 2019 Local Earned Income Tax Returns or first quarter 2020 estimated payments until after July 15, 2020.  Questions regarding filing should be directed to Keystone Collections Group.  This extension only applies to 2019 and will revert back to the standard deadline effective July 31, 2020.

Please note that this does not apply to Real Estate Tax payments due to Malvern Borough.  Those payments are still due on the following dates as indicated on the Real Estate Tax Bills that have been issued by Malvern Borough: April 30, 2020 (end of the discount payment period) and June 30, 2020 (end of the face payment period).

Borough Hall Closed To The Public Until Further Notice

Malvern Borough continues to monitor best practices advised by Governor Wolf, the PA Department of Health, and the Chester County Health Department with regards to the Coronavirus pandemic. Effective immediately, as a caution to the COVID-19 virus and following the guidance of Chester County, Borough Hall is closed to the public until further notice. The Malvern Public Library will also be closed during this time. Essential services, such as those provided through the Borough administration, emergency services, and the Public Works Department, will continue at this time. This situation continues to be fluid and we encourage individuals to monitor the Malvern Borough website for updates.

During this time, the Borough’s parks and playgrounds will remain closed until further notice. As previously outlined, this closure shall include:

  • All playground equipment and the gazebo at Burke Park
  • Basketball courts and baseball field at Quann Park
  • Basketball court at Herzak Park
  • All playground equipment at Rubino Park
  • Tennis courts, baseball fields, and playground equipment at the Paoli Memorial Grounds
  • Battlefield area at the Paoli Battlefield Park

Individuals are still permitted to walk through the parks, such as on the pedestrian pathways in Burke Park, but are not permitted to congregate at this time. The walking trails in the Randolph Woods Nature Preserve and Paoli Battlefield Park will remain open for use during this time.

Individuals paying tax and/or sewer bills during this time are encouraged to mail in payments or place payments in an envelope in the dropbox located on the exterior of Borough Hall.

For administrative services, please call 610-644-2602. For police assistance, please dial 911. We urge you to check www.malvern.org periodically for more information and updates.

We encourage all residents during this time to also monitor the Chester County Health Department’s COVID-19 website. A link has been provided below:

CHESTER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 WEBSITE

Malvern Borough Parks- Closed

Malvern Borough continues to monitor best practices advised by Governor Wolf, the PA Department of Health, and the Chester County Health Department with regards to the Coronavirus pandemic. We have decided to close the Borough’s parks and playgrounds until further notice. After reviewing their usage, the Borough’s parks and playgrounds contain many communal touch points that present opportunities to transmit COVID-19.  We understand how integral these facilities are to our community’s daily life, and very much appreciate that, but believe this to be the best course of action at this time.  This closure shall include the following facilities:

 

  • All playground equipment and the gazebo at Burke Park
  • Basketball courts and baseball field at Quann Park
  • Basketball court at Herzak Park
  • All playground equipment at Rubino Park
  • Tennis courts, baseball fields, and playground equipment at the Paoli Memorial Grounds
  • Battlefield area at the Paoli Battlefield Park

 

Individuals are still permitted to walk through the parks, such as on the pedestrian pathways in Burke Park, but are not permitted to congregate at this time.

 

The walking trails in the Randolph Woods Nature Preserve and Paoli Battlefield Park will remain open for use during this time.  Fresh air and exercise continues to be important through this period, just continue to practice common sense approaches such as social isolation barriers and proper hygiene before/after visiting these facilities.

 

Great Valley School District will continue their food distribution program as outlined in Burke Park during this time.

 

The Malvern Farmers Market will also operate with an adjusted program intended to promote social distancing and limit congregation.  Please visit the website for the Malvern Farmers Market’s website in the link below for additional information:

https://www.growingrootspartners.com/malvern 

Thank you for your understanding as we continue to navigate this situation.

Great Valley School District Food Program

food Program

Malvern Borough is working with our partners at the Great Valley School District during this time in order to help the community.  Please see the information below regarding a food program that has been organized by Great Valley School District during this time.

Dear Great Valley Community,

Thank you for your patience and support as we work through this unprecedented scenario. We are diligently working to share accurate information as quickly as we can and anticipate a number of communications will be sent in the coming days, including information related to instruction and educational resources.

While our schools are closed, the Great Valley School District is committed to supporting our families who may be in need of meals. To that end, the Food and Nutrition Services Department will make meals available for students over the next two weeks.

  • Both breakfast and lunch will be distributed at no cost to all students who live in the Great Valley School District at the Samuel and M. Elizabeth Burke Community Park in Malvern Borough, near St. Pat’s Church. Look for the distribution tent.
  • Meals will be available for pick-up from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Monday through Thursday, beginning Monday, March 16 and through Thursday, March 27.
  • Only one day’s meals may be picked up per day.
  • Meals will be available to any student, regardless of income or home school.
  • This program is anonymous. Names will not be collected. We will simply be recording the number of meals we distribute. 

If your student would benefit from receiving breakfast and lunch meals while schools are closed, we encourage you to participate. Please also share with other families you know.

If your family is not in need, but you would like to support this effort, monetary donations to offset the cost of this program may be made to the GVSD Education Foundation, earmarked “food program,” and mailed to GVSD Education Foundation, c/o GVSD, 47 Church Road, Malvern, PA 19355.

We look forward to providing this program for as long as we are able while schools remain closed. Like many things in this situation, information is ever-evolving. We will continue to communicate updates with you as they become available.

Regina Speaker Palubinsky, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Cancelled Meetings

SAT-Cancelled

The following meetings have been cancelled:

April 1, 2020 – Parks & Recreation Committee meeting
 
April 2, 2020 – Planning Commission meeting
 
April 7, 2020 – Borough Council meeting

 

For more information about the next scheduled meetings, please visit their corresponding pages under the Boards and Commissions tab.

COVID-19 – Declaration from Mayor Burton, Borough Hall Closure, and Order from Governor Wolf

DECLARATION FROM MAYOR BURTON

In response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak effecting the region, Mayor David Burton has declared a Local Disaster Emergency. The intent of this declaration is not to alarm, but rather as a measure to improve our government’s ability to manage novel coronavirus transmission and minimize COVID-19 in our community. We are now in the most critical time of this pandemic, in that we have a window of opportunity to proactively mitigate the disease. This declaration is to ensure that the residents and business owners in the Borough of Malvern will have all the assistance that is needed during this time of national emergency. The full declaration may be accessed below:

DECLARATION OF LOCAL DISASTER EMERGENCY

BOROUGH HALL CLOSURE

Effective immediately, as a caution to the COVID-19 virus and at the recommendation of the Chester County Health Department, Borough Hall is closed to the public until April 13, 2020. The Malvern Public Library will also be closed during this time. Essential services, such as those provided through the Borough administration, emergency services, and the Public Works Department, will continue at this time.

Individuals paying tax and/or sewer bills during this time are encouraged to mail in payments or place payments in an envelope in the dropbox located on the exterior of Borough Hall.

For administrative services, please call 610-644-2602. For police assistance, please dial 911. We urge you to check www.malvern.org periodically for more information and updates.

We encourage all residents during this time to also monitor the Chester County Health Department’s COVID-19 website. A link has been provided below:

CHESTER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 WEBSITE

GOVERNOR WOLF’S ORDER ON BUSINESSES

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf ordered the closure of non-life essential businesses.  A copy of the Governor’s order may be accessed below:

GOVERNOR WOLF’S ORDER REGARDING BUSINESS CLOSURES

This order continues to be revised.  Below is information pertaining to an updated list of life-sustaining vs non-life-sustaining businesses, and an FAQ for businesses:

UPDATED LIST OF LIFE-SUSTAINING VS NON-LIFE-SUSTAINING BUSINESSES

FAQ FOR BUSINESSES