A total of 339 cases were started in January in the office of Carbon County Prothonotary Joann M. Behrens, according to a monthly statistical report released by the officeholder. A breakdown of the cases is as follows:
Civil actions, 59; custody complaints,18; district justice appeals, 11; divorce complaints, 13; ejectments, 3; license appeal, 1; mortgage foreclosure complaints,18; name change petition, 1; protection from abuse petitions,16; quiet title actions, 2; audits/financial reports, 4; court rules, 1; court appointments, 5; miscellaneous, 4; judgments, 182; and stipulation/waiver of liens, 1. The office staff also received and processed 75 applications for U.S. Passports.
Behrens' financial report shows that $28,804.49 was generated as follows: prothonotary's fees, $23,474.34; interest income, $8.60; PFA Surcharge, courts, $75; PFA Surcharge, Sheriff, $60.80; custody fees, $550; data processing fees, $4,635.75.
The prothonotary also remitted $3,522.16 to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Revenue, representing state fees collected locally, and $54 to the Administrative Offices of the Pennsylvania Courts, this being surcharges on new custody cases in accordance with Act 119 of 1996. Another $1,155.67 was deposited in the Prothonotary's Automation Fund for future use in automating the office.
David J. Mazur to Donald E. Paynter, Stroudsburg R.1, property at 46 and 48 E. Market St., Tresckow, $145,000.
East Penn Township
Mary C. Pry to Edward J. Miller, 569 Ben Salem Road, Lehighton, Lot 1, Mary C. Pry Subdivision, $50,000.
Susquehanna Bank to Rebecca L. Exner, 591 Walnut St., Lehighton, property at 168 Sunrise Drive, $139,000.
Gerald F. Strubinger Jr. to Gerald F. Strubinger Jr., 164 Manor Lane, Lehighton, property at 632 South St., $1.
Thomas Berger to Charles R. Keith, Farmingville, N.Y., property at 178 Westwood, Snow Ridge Village, Lake Harmony, $147,000.
Bank of New York Mellon to Roy Stenger Sr., 711 E. Patterson St., Lansford, property at 205 E. Patterson St., $21,000.
Paulette B. Gigli to Mauch Chunk Trust Company, 1111 North St., Jim Thorpe, property at 337-339 E. Bertsch St., $1.
Lower Towamensing Township
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Todd Shupp, 185 Frantz Road, Palmerton, property at 4051 Forest Inn Road, Aquashicola, $47,000.
Joseph F. Jachowicz to David Susko, 237 W. Marconi St., Nesquehoning, property on Columbus Avenue, $7,000.
Vincent J. Macalush to Rose M. Arieta, Somerset, N.J., Lot 6, Little Flower Estates, Section 1, $45,000.
Robert P. Dell to Robert P. Sell, 105 Lehigh Ave., Palmerton, property at 105 Lehigh Ave., $1.
Paul William Papay Jr. to Amy Broadfield, 579 Lehigh Ave., Palmerton, property at 579 Lehigh Ave., $108,000.
Penn Forest Township
Kal-Tac, Inc., to Wayne Rutherford, Trenton, N.J., Mt. Pocahontas lots 8 and 10, Section I, $6,500.
Taga Properties, LLC, to Jay C. Johnson, Bronx, N.Y., propertyb at 1237 Chapman Circle, Albrightsville, $184,900.
Michael Petrin to Gina Petrin, 952 Stoney Mountain Road, Albrightsville, Lot V952, Section V, Towamensing Trails, $1.
Fannie Mae to Brian Seitz, 83 Claremont Ave., Tamaqua, property at 100 W. White Bear Dr., $57,000.
David D. Andreuzzi to David D. Andreuzzi, 533 Sixth St., Weatherly, property at 533 Sixth St., $1.