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TUESDAY JULY 26, 2022 at Noon (12:00PM)

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.

~ ~ ~ WHAT’S HAPPENING IN TOWN? ~ ~ ~

Over 100 student volunteers from Upper Columbia Academy are coming to Malden Thursday, May 12, to help homeowners with outside projects. This includes landscaping and painting at the six new WAM-built homes. There will be deliveries of sod, gravel, and plantings on May 11 and lots of activity on May 12. Please welcome these wonderful volunteers to Malden!

JOIN US! On Sunday, May 15, from 2:45-3:45, the Eastern Washington Legislative Tour will be visiting Malden and the surrounding Pine Creek Community. This will be the first time most of the legislators have been to eastern Washington, and we are pleased that they have put Malden on the itinerary. While in Malden, legislators will meet with community leaders and hear about about the fire recovery effort. Residents are invited to stop by Town Hall to welcome our distinguished guests and enjoy a light refreshment.

Team Rubicon back in town May 20-22!

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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