Realty Transfer Tax Information

The Borough Council unanimously approved an increase to the Realty Transfer Tax from 1.0% to 1.5% on Tuesday, December 21, 2021.  The reasoning behind doing so is the following:

  • Borough Council found it necessary to raise taxes in order to maintain the high level of service provided by the Borough.  Costs have risen since the last tax increase four years ago.  The realty transfer tax increase balances the 2022 operating budget while also setting aside some funds for future capital improvement projects.
  • By raising the realty transfer tax, the Borough does not need to impose a property tax increase.  Property taxes are annual, whereas the realty transfer tax is only paid when the property is bought or sold.
  • Lower property taxes are a stronger incentive to home buyers than a lower transfer tax.  Also, there are many exemptions to the realty transfer tax, including certain transfers among family members, to governmental units, between religious organizations, to shareholders or partners, and to or from nonprofit industrial development agencies.

The 2022 budget can be found at http://www.malvern.org/general-info/budgets-audits/.

Amy Finkbiner, PhD
Malvern Borough Council
afinkbiner@malvern.org

Kentucky Relief Fund Information

St. Patrick’s Church is collecting on behalf of the Kentucky Relief Fund.  The recent tornado in Kentucky had a devastating and deadly effect on many towns, cities and residents along its 200 mile path.  Many residents of the Malvern area have inquired to make a contribution to assist the people in need. St. Patrick’s Church, located in Malvern Borough, has agreed to assist and receive funds to be delivered through the Catholic Relief Services to the areas affected.   If you would like to make a contribution please make a check payable to St. Patrick Church and note this is for the Kentucky Relief Fund by no later than December 31, 2021 to:

On behalf of the residents in Kentucky, many thanks for your assistance

Holiday Shopping Tips from the Malvern Borough Police Department

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As the Holiday season is approaching, Chief Louis M. Marcelli and the Malvern Police Department would like to provide tips for how to prevent theft of delivered packages and shopping safety.

According to the National Neighborhood Watch, nearly one in four adults in the United States has reported having a package stolen at least once and this time of year is when most package thefts occur.

Malvern Police wish to share the following tips from the National Neighborhood Watch to help prevent package theft:

  • Consider getting a P.O. Box at your local post office or have packages delivered to your Office
  • Set up notifications to track your packages
  • Install a security camera in the area(s) outside your home where packages may be delivered
  • Required a signature upon delivery to ensure the packages are never left unattended  
  • Reschedule delivery or ask for a package hold when on vacation
  • Research potential home security technology and locking device options to protect and monitor packages
  • Ask your neighbor to grab your packages for safekeeping until you return home
  • If you find your package has been stolen, immediately report it to your local Police

P&R’s Winter Food Drive

FOOD DRIVE 2021

 

Join the Malvern Borough Parks and Recreation Committee for our FALL FOOD DRIVE. 

Did you hear?? The Malvern Borough Parks and Recreation Committee is hosting a Fall Food Drive. We will have donation bins at all of our events as well as at Borough Hall. At the end of the season we will donate the items to the Chester County Food Bank! This year has been hard for so many people. Let’s help our neighbors.

Donation Bin is located inside of the Malvern Borough Hall. Please leave all non-perishable donations in bin. 

PAY BY CARD ONLINE!

Did you know that Malvern Borough accepts online credit card payments?

You can make payments for real estate taxes, quarterly sewer bills, building and other permits, and applicable items with the Malvern Police Department. The Borough outsources this service to MuniciPAY, which is specifically designed for government use. All information entered is secure.

Links to pay online are available on the left side menu of the Malvern Borough website, with specific links for sewer, tax, code enforcement, and police payments. Clicking the respective links will send you to a third-party payment website specifically designed for Malvern Borough. Please be advised that there is a 3% service charge for paying by credit card. Please contact the Malvern Borough administrative offices with any questions.

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MuniciPAY offers online payments to many different Municipalities and other government entities across the US. Many of these groups offer online payments to their customers. The following steps may vary slightly from the actual configuration of the entity you are attempting to pay, but the checkout process is the same for all customers.

Help with payments? See link below for details on how to use MuniciPAY.

https://municipay.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360011237154-Making-an-Online-Payment

COVID-19 Update

Since March 2020, Malvern Borough has been operating in adherence to the recommendations and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the PA Department of Health, and the Chester County Health Department. At this time, Malvern Borough’s COVID-19 Emergency Declaration, adopted on March 17, 2020, remains in place. As Chester County and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are moving to the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, Malvern Borough will be modifying its practices and efforts. Please see the information below:


Malvern Borough Hall

Malvern Borough Hall re-opened to the public effective June 1, 2021.

All individuals entering Borough Hall must wear a mask when inside the building.

Individuals making tax and/or sewer bill payments are still encouraged to mail in payments or place payments in an envelope in the dropbox located at the exterior of Borough Hall.  An option to pay by credit card is available on the Borough website.


Meetings

Malvern Borough has resumed in person attendance for all public meetings.  A virtual meeting option remains available for all public meetings via Zoom.  Zoom meeting links will be indicated on the Borough website and on meeting agendas.  All individuals attending public meetings in person must wear a mask until further notice.


Malvern Public Library

The Malvern Public Library is happy to announce that they are returning to their regular open hours starting on June 1, 2021.

Masks will still be required for entry.

The Malvern Public Library will be open to browse 6 days a week, including Fridays. The hours will be as follows:

Mondays & Tuesdays from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesdays & Thursdays from 9:00 am – 6:30pm
Fridays from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturdays from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Computers will be available for public use starting on June 1, 2021 by appointment. To ensure fair access to the Malvern Public Library, computer use will be limited to one (1) hour at this time.


2021 Alarm Fee

2021 Alarm Fee

Please be advised that if you have a monitored alarm system on your home and/or business, it must be registered with the Malvern Borough Police Department.

In accordance with our Borough Ordinance (https://www.ecode360.com/11229205?highlight=alarm&searchId=35466095760603190#11229205), there is a $25.00 per year fee which is due in January of each year.

If you have any questions or need additional info, please contact Corinne Badman at cbadman@malvern.org or 610-647-0261.

CANCELLED MEETINGS


The following meetings have been cancelled in the month of JANUARY:

Meeting Date Time Location
 Planning Commission  January 6, 2022  7:30PM  Borough Hall & Zoom

For more information about the next scheduled meetings, please visit the Malvern Borough website at www.malvern.org.

Malvern Borough – Monthly Public Meeting Information

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Malvern Borough meetings have resumed permitting in-person attendance.  All meetings are held at Malvern Borough Hall (1 E. First Avenue, Suite 3, Malvern, PA 19355) unless otherwise noted. Masks are required for anyone attending in person.

A virtual meeting option will continue to be available via Zoom if you choose to attend any of the monthly meetings in that format. Malvern Borough is not liable for any computer security problems that participants may experience. Members of the public may access via computer or phone. Information on how to participate remotely is contained in the information available by clicking the “Continue reading” link below.

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Upcoming Meetings:

January 2022

Meeting Date Time Location
Borough Council January 3, 2022 7:45pm Borough Hall & Zoom
Parks & Recreation January 5, 2022 7:00pm Borough Hall & Zoom
Planning Commission CANCELLED January 6, 2022 7:30pm Borough Hall & Zoom
Historical Commission January 11, 2022 7:30pm Borough Hall & Zoom
Borough Council January 18, 2022 7:30pm Borough Hall & Zoom
Shade Tree Commission January 19, 2022 3:00pm Borough Hall & Zoom
Comprehensive Plan Task Force January 19, 2022 7:00pm Borough Hall & Zoom
Planning Commission January 20, 2022 7:30pm Borough Hall & Zoom
Zoning Hearing Board January 24, 2022 7:00pm Borough Hall & Zoom
Historical Commission January 25, 2022 7:30pm Borough Hall & Zoom
Environmental Advisory Council January 27, 2022 7:30pm Borough Hall & Zoom

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