office-closed (1)

Borough offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020 in recognition of Memorial Day.

Offices will re-open in order to continue providing essential services on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 9:00 am.

Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak, Borough Hall will remain closed to the public until further notice. Please continue to monitor the Malvern Borough website for updates, as well as the Chester County Health Department’s COVID-19 website.

North Warren Ave Sidewalk Project

RoadWork
On Thursday, May 21, 2020, the Borough’s North Warren Avenue Transit Pedestrian Safety Improvement will resume construction. This project will include roadway and sidewalk improvements along North Warren Avenue from Broad Street to Pennsylvania Avenue and roadway, sidewalk and traffic signal improvements to the intersection of Warren Avenue and King Street.
The construction is anticipated to be completed in 2020. Due to the scope of work, expect traffic delays periodically during the construction.
We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate everyone’s cooperation as we work to complete this project.

Graduation Celebration Parade

Attention 2020 Graduates!

class_of_2020

The Malvern Borough Police and Fire Departments would like to honor your academic achievements with a Graduation Celebration Parade!!

We know that the end of your most important year was cut short due to Covid-19 and we want you to know how proud we are of you for handling this disappointment. Whether you are graduating from high school, college, grad school, or any specialty school, it is a time to celebrate!!

Be on the lookout Friday, June 5th 2020, at 4:30 pm, as we drive past your house lights and sirens going in celebration of YOU!! When you hear us coming, step outside with your family and wave, wear your cap and gown if you like, whatever you want to make your achievements known!! This is a time to be all about you and we here at Malvern Borough Police and Fire Departments want you to know how excited we are for all of you!!

Please see below for the parade route! For your safety, stay on your property and do not congregate in crowds. Thank you!!

Congratulations Class of 2020 and good luck in your future endeavors!

Graduation route

Pennsylvania Department of State – Information on Voting by Mail

Did you know, ALL voters can now vote by mail in PA?

And you do not need to provide an excuse. Go to votesPA.com/MailBallot – it is quick and easy and mobile friendly.

If you already applied for a mail-in or absentee ballot before the primary date was changed, you do NOT need to reapply. Check the status of your ballot at votesPA.com/MailBallotStatus.

Apply today to make sure you receive your ballot in time – visit votespa.com or call 1-877-VOTESPA (1-877-868-3772). Applications must be submitted no later than May 26, 2020 and ballots must be received by your county election office by June 2, 2020.

Also – tell your friends, the voter registration deadline is coming up soon – voters must register by May 18, 2020. Visit register.votesPA.com to register online.

Elections are important, and so is staying safe. Request your ballot today!

 

Malvern Borough- Virtual May Meetings

Image-VirtualMeetingTips-Redbooth-c5zmk

Pursuant to State and Federal guidelines to minimize public exposure to COVID-19, and in accordance with Act No. 15 of 2020, the following meetings of Malvern Borough will be conducted remotely via Zoom. No in-person attendance will be available. The Borough is not liable for any computer security problems that participants may experience. Participants joining these meetings via computer or phone will be given an opportunity to speak.

The MALVERN BOROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL will hold a meeting on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm via Zoom. Members of the public may access via computer or phone. To participate via phone, please call please call 1-877-853-5247 (US Toll Free) and enter the meeting ID # 876 6980 9232. To obtain the password to access the video portion, please contact Malvern Borough at 610-644-2602 or via email at malvern@malvern.org.

If you require auxiliary aid, service, or other accommodation to observe or participate in the meeting, please contact Christopher Bashore, Borough Manager at (610) 644-2602 to discuss how the Borough may accommodate your needs.

Christopher Bashore, Borough Manager/Secretary

Malvern Borough Police Department

Birthday celebrations postponed? Special milestones cooped up at home?  Certain occasions that just aren’t the same during a quarantine.  Malvern Borough PD understands how hard this time can be.  Especially for the little ones who do not fully understand what is going on.  If we can help in any way, please reach out to us by emailing police@malvern.org. We would be happy to help put a smile on the face of a loved one by driving by in one of our marked patrol vehicles.  Please e mail us or call us to schedule a date and time.  We are with you, here to serve you, and willing to do what we can to help.  Stay safe and healthy!!
Make sure to visit the Malvern Police Department on their Social Media. 

Malvern Borough 2020 Real Estate Tax Payments- Deadline Extended

240_F_112975388_RPlXM6FI8QBk4K8s4UXQDPgWgOuaJUOa

On April 21, 2020, Malvern Borough Council adopted Resolution No. 810.  This resolution extended the extended the deadline for 2020 Real Estate Tax payments in accordance with Act No. 15 of 2020, which was signed into law on April 20, 2020.  The new deadlines are as follows:

  • Discount period – Payment during the discount period outlined on your Real Estate Tax bill is extended until August 31, 2020.
  • Face period – Payment during the face period outlined on your Real Estate Tax bill is extended until December 31, 2020.

All fees or penalties otherwise associated with the late payment of real estate taxes if paid in full by December 31, 2020.  Please be advised that this extension only applies to real estate due for 2020.

Please contact the Malvern Borough administrative office if you have any questions.

 

The Chester County Masketeers

The Chester County Masketeers want to protect Chester County’s essential workers by providing them with homemade masks. We are calling on Chester County residents to sew masks, donate materials, transport goods, and spread the word.

The Malvern Borough is now a drop off location for both finished masks as well as donated materials. Volunteers are also needed to assist in a number of projects. Please click on the links before for more information.

There are two bins are clearly marked located at the front of the Malvern Borough Hall. You can drop off either “FINISHED MASKS” or “MATERIALS” between 9am and 5pm Monday through Friday.

Drop Off Locations and Information:
Volunteer:
Website:
faqs

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).

Malvern Borough COVID-19 Update

Malvern Borough COVID-19 Update

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. Borough Hall remains closed to the public until further notice due to the COVID-19 virus. 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.

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.

Tax & Sewer Payments

During the time the Borough Hall is closed to the public, real estate tax and sewer payments may be made through mail in payments or by placing payments in an envelope in the dropbox located on the exterior of Borough Hall. The dropbox is secure and being checked daily. Please be advised that Borough Council extended the deadline for tax payments with the adoption of Resolution No. 810 as outlined below:

  • Discount period – Payment during the discount period outlined on your Real Estate Tax bill is extended until August 31, 2020.
  • Face period – Payment during the face period outlined on your Real Estate Tax bill is extended until December 31, 2020.

Permits and Construction

Effective May 1, 2020, public and private construction activity will be authorized to continue subject to guidelines issued by Governor Tom Wolf and the PA Department of Health. The guidelines may be accessed below:

PA GUIDELINES FOR CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY

In accordance with these provisions, Malvern Borough is implementing the following procedures for permits. Please see the guidelines below:

  • Permit applications, including building, zoning, subdivision & land development, and Zoning Hearing Board applications, must be submitted via email or drop-off by appointment only. Pick-up of permits will be by appointment only.
  • All transactions for permit drop-off and pick-up will be handled in the parking lot of Borough Hall.
  • All meetings with contractors for projects will be done virtually. No in-person meetings at Borough Hall are permitted.

Contractors are expected to following the guidelines as set forth by Pennsylvania and the Borough will monitoring sites for compliance.

Malvern Borough Park & Recreation Areas

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
  • 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. Malvern Borough is continually monitoring the guidance from the Chester County Health Department and the PA Department of Health. We will provide updates on these facilities as guidance allows.

Beginning Saturday, May 16, 2020, the tennis courts at the Paoli Memorial Grounds will be open to members.  The Malvern Park & Civic Association has established guidelines for the use of the tennis courts.  Please contact Bill Huffman of the Malvern Park & Civic Association if you are a member for additional information.  Bill Huffman may be reached at wfhuffman@yahoo.com.

Community Events

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Malvern Fire Company has cancelled the annual Fire Company Fair scheduled for July.  The Malvern Fire Company has also been forced to cancel their annual golf tournaments.  Information on the cancellations and ways in which individuals may continue to support the Malvern Fire Company are provided in the link below:

MALVERN FIRE COMPANY – EVENT CANCELLATION & DONATION INFORMATION

The annual Malvern Memorial Parade, originally scheduled for May 31, 2020, has been rescheduled to September 20, 2020 at 1:30 PM.  Please visit the link below for information on the annual Malvern Memorial Parade:

MALVERN MEMORIAL PARADE

COVID-19 Information

As of May 15, 2020, data provided by the Chester County Health Department indicates that there have been thirteen (13) positive COVID-19 cases in Malvern Borough. No deaths have been reported. There have been cases all through Chester County and we should be mindful of the impact this pandemic has had on the surrounding communities. Residents are strongly encouraged to follow the guidelines issued by Pennsylvania, including regularly washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, wearing a mask when in public, limiting non-essential travel, and staying home if you are sick.

We encourage all residents during this time to also monitor the Chester County Health Department’s COVID-19 website. This is an excellent resource for information and the maps are regularly updated. A link has been provided below:

CHESTER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 WEBSITE

Governor Tom Wolf has extended the Stay-At-Home Order for this region until June 4, 2020.  Information on the amendment to the Stay-At-Home Order are provided in the link below:

GOVERNOR WOLF’S AMENDED STAY-AT-HOME ORDER

Information on life-sustaining businesses currently permitted to operate as outlined by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is provided below:

UPDATED – LIFE SUSTAINING VS NON LIFE-SUSTAINING BUSINESS INFORMATION

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:

May 5, 2020 – Borough Council meeting

May 12, 2020 & May 26, 2020 – Historic Commission

 

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