A total of 320 cases were started March 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, 42; custody complaints, 28; district justice appeals, 8; divorce complaints, 26; ejectment complaints, 3; eminent domain/declaration of taking, 5; mortgage foreclosure complaints, 42; name change petition, 1; miscellaneous, 2; partition, 1; protection from abuse petitions, 24; replevin complaints, 2; court rules, 1; judgments, 131; paternity suit, 1; and stipulations/waivers of liens, 3. The office staff also received and processed 134 applications for U.S. Passports.
Behrens' financial report shows $36,245.31 was generated last month as follows: prothonotary's fees, $30,109.20; interest income, $3.41; PFA Surcharge, courts, $150; PFA Surcharge, Sheriff, $120.80; custody fees, $600; and data processing fees, $5,261.90.
The prothonotary also remitted $5,153.02 to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Revenue, representing state fees collected locally, and $84 to the Administrative Offices of the Pennsylvania Courts, this being surcharges on new custody cases in accordance with Act 119 of 1996. Another $1,261.40 was deposited in the Prothonotary's Automation Fund, for future use in automating the office.
Marion L. Beidleman to Janelle E. Lockett, 739 White St., Bowmanstown, property at 739 White St., $69,000.
HSBC Bank U.S.A., N.A., to Patricia B. Cury, 225 Panorama Circle, Kunkletown, property at 1126 Main Road, $55,200.
Winifred Veronica Quinn to Kristie L. Zimmerman, 1 W. Kline Ave., Lansford, property at 1 W. Kline Ave., $1.
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Todd Wingert, 324 N. Seventh St., Lehighton, property at 224 E. Abbott St., $8,500.
Sheriff of Carbon County to Federal National Mortgage Association, Philadelphia, property at 238 W. Abbott St., $1.
Judith A. Hosier to Judith A. Hosier, 40 Third Ave., Lehighton, property at 40 Third Ave., $1.
Larry Dale Markley to Brian K. Rubin, 164 S. Third St., Lehighton, property at 170 S. Third St., $60,000.
Lehigh Fire Company No. 1 to Lehighton Borough, 1 Constitution Ave., P.O. Box 29, Lehighton, property at 132 and 136 S. Third St., $191,875.50.
Lower Towamensing Township
Arthur P. Mistretta to Parryville Properties, LLC, 85 Maple Drive, Palmerton, property on Club Road, $25,000.
Northland Development Corporation to Louis Lobasso, 111 Pleasant View Drive, Lehighton, property at 111 Pleasant View Drive, $430,000.
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to John R. Huntington, 41 Jamestown Drive, Lehighton, property at 118 Jamestown St., $18,000.
Edward Savitsky to Edward J. Savitsky, 21 Club Road, Nesquehoning, property at 21 Club Road, $1.
James Redash to Craig Sommers, 138 E. Walter St., Summit Hill, property at 138 E. Walter St., $80,000.
Fannie Mae to Kevin Ruch, 43 Park Ave., Summit Hill, property at 302 W. White Bear Drive, $41,500.
Marion A. Frankland to Joan M. DiGiacomo, Woodinville, Wash., parcel No. 5-56-A11.08, $1.
Dennis G. Bumberger to Dennis G. Bumberger, 405 Twin Flower Circle, Kunkletown, property at 405 Twin Flower Circle, $1.