News & Information

BURN BAN IN EFFECT
TUESDAY JULY 26, 2022 at Noon (12:00PM)

Public hearing on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 7pm
for a variance on building setbacks.
Roxanne Hartman whose property is located at 411 E Moreland Avenue is requesting a variance from the required front yard setback of 25 feet to a minimum of 5 feet for the placement of her new manufactured home. Please call town hall if you have any questions.


GARBAGE COLLECTION NOTICE

Please DO NOT OVERFILL the garbage container provided by the town, or leave large items like mattresses next to your container for pick-up. Continued overfilling or leaving additional items for pickup could cause you to lose your garbage service. Please be respectful.

CLOSURES – PALOUSE TO CASCADES TRAIL

Please respect these closures and stay off the damaged trestles. The closures include:

  • From Lake Lenice parking lot at the Royal City Junction, seven-mile detour traveling East along Lower Crab Road. 
  • Note: The two adjacent Crab Creek trestles are gone and are under construction. Detour signs are posted from both directions. For your safety, do not bypass the detour. The missing trestles create an immediate drop off and construction is underway to replace them.

These sections of trail are unfit for travel and have been closed to public access due to hazardous conditions and areas of wildfire damage. For the safety of everyone on the trail, we have fortified these closures by installing barriers to prevent access. We want to ensure that all visitors have a safe and enjoyable trip. Please respect these closures and stay off the damaged trestles.

We are continuing to explore opportunities to improve these areas for reopening.

For more information, please visit our website or check out our recent blog post on the PTCT-Beverly to Idaho Border.

Please note: Beginning in September, there is an upcoming temporary closure of the trail between the towns of Malden and Rosalia for the construction of a new trailhead and trail hardening. This project is anticipated for completion in spring 2023.

PALOUSE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OFFERS VOUCHER PROGRAM

Palouse Habitat for Humanity, to better serve local families in need, is announcing a Voucher Program to support three local groups in need of help to start over: wildfire survivors of Malden and Pine City, and participants in the Family Promise of the Palouse and Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse programs. For more information, click here.

NEW BUILDING – Fire Station/Town Hall/Post Office

The Town of Malden received a $900,000 grant from the Washington Department of Commerce to help with the cost of constructing a new permanent building to house the fire station, town hall offices, and the post office. As part of the requirements for using this funding, the town has had to conduct an environmental review of the building site, and is required to post related documents as they become available (see below). We will continue to post news about the building and future documentation on this page.

Part 58 – HUD Environmental Compliance Form

Environmental Record or link to website

SEPA Checklist

SEPA Documentation can be found at the SEPA Registry link here:

Concurrent Notice

BUILDING OR OTHER PROPERTY IMPROVEMENTS

First and foremost, if you are planning any improvements or additions to your property (such as placement of a propane tank, fencing, etc.), PLEASE CONTACT THE TOWN OF MALDEN FIRST TO MAKE CERTAIN YOUR PLANS ARE IN COMPLIANCE WITH ANY EXISTING ORDINANCES OR OTHER REGULATIONS.

*** IMPORTANT***
NOTICE FROM WHITMAN COUNTY
REGARDING RV USE AS PERMANENT RESIDENCE
Once a temporary use permit expires, RV’s can only be used as a permanent residence if sited within a Mobile Home Park or an RV Park, intended for that use.  Most RV’s or a Park Model RV (PMRV) do not meet Washington State Energy Code requirements, which we are required to abide by.  HUD Title 24 § 3282.8(g) specifically prohibits PMRV’s and RV’s from being used as a permanent residence outside of a Mobile Home Park or RV Park.
Read full notice from Whitman County Public Works here.

ALL PROPERTIES ARE TO BE MAINTAINED AND MOWED
AS PER THE TOWN’S NUISANCE ORDINANCE
WHICH CAN BE READ HERE.

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The Malden Food Bank is open for food distribution on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from noon to 2:00pm.

FREE books for kids up to 5 yrs old through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library! Registration form here.

NEWS

Micki Harnois at Town Hall is a notary. If you need any documents notarized, please contact her during regular hours to set up an appointment. She can be reached at 509-569-3771 or send an email to her at townofmaldenwa@gmail.com.

April 2022 Town Newsletter

Appliance Replacement Assistance

Applications to apply for funds to replace select appliances lost in the fire will be published online by the state in early August. The link will be made available here when ready and DCMs will share the information with residents and can answer questions. For more information, please access the fact sheet here.

Utility Information

Water
For after-hours water emergencies, contact John Goyke at 509-222-4158.

Avista Utilities

Empire Disposal

Scrap Removal
If you have questions about debris removal, contact Town Hall at 509-569-3771.

Community Action Center Aid

Community Services/Outreach

FREE books for kids up to age 5! Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Malden Library and Community Center

Pine Creek Community Restoration Assistance

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