Prothonotary's report

A total of 262 cases were started in February 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, 17; custody complaints, 17; district justice appeals, 7; divorce complaints ,16; ejectment complaints, 2; license appeals, 3; mortgage foreclosure complaints, 22; name change, 1; judgments, 142; miscellaneous cases, 5;paternity suits, 2; protection from abuse petitions, 22; quiet title action, 1; replevin complaint, 1; auditor/financial reports, 1; and stipulations/waivers of liens, 3. The office staff also received and processed 118 applications for U.S. Passports.

Behrens' financial report shows that $26,106.02 was generated last month as follows: prothonotary's fees, $21,162.95; interest income $2.59; PFA Surcharge, courts, $89.30; PFA Surcharge, Sheriff, $187.20; custody fees, $750; and data processing fees, $3,913.98.

The prothonotary also remitted $2,796.67 to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Revenue, representing state fees collected locally, and $36 to the Administrative Offices of the Pennsylvania Courts, this being surcharges on new custody cases in accordance with Act 119 of 1996. Another $888.40 was deposited in the Prothonotary's Automation Fund for future use in automating the office.

Deeds recorded

Penn Forest Township

Sandra Zubyk to Roger D. Shields, Phoenixville, property at 3 Berryman Lane and Parker Trail, Albrightsville, $141,000.

Federal National Mortgage Association to Teresa Tworek, Glendale, N.Y., property at 56 Sassafras Road, Albrightsville, $65,000.

Donald Pusey to Philip Cichanowicz, 403 Bear Creek Lake Drive, Jim Thorpe, property at 403 Bear Creek Lake Drive, $305,000.

Philip Cichanowicz to Anne Giovatto, 403 Bear Creek Lake Drive, Jim Thorpe, property at 403 Bear Creek Lake Drive, $1.

HSBC Bank, U.S.A., N.A., to James N. Meikle, 197 Brittany Drive, Albrightsville, property at 197 Brittany Drive, $130,000.

Richard P. Kaminski to Richard P. Kaminski, 11 Patten Circle, Albrightsville, property at 11 Patten Circle, $1.

Francis X. Farrell to Francis X. Farrell, Clifton Heights, Pa., Lot 469, Section V, Towamensing Trails, $1.

Victor Keiper to Vincent G. Keiper Sr., P.O. Box 692, Gilbert, property at 1633 State Rt. 534, Albrightsville, $1.

Sheriff of Carbon County to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, McLean, Va., property at 85 Kilmer Trail, Albrightsville, $1.

Sheriff of Carbon County to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, McLean, Va., property at 44 Lake Drive, a/k/a 114 Bear Creek Lake Drive, $1.

James Willock to Felix M. Ruiz, 1226 Shogun Drive, Effort, property at 105 Lenape Trail, Albrightsville, $80,000.

Kelli A. Biggans to Vincent Posa, Brooklyn, N.Y., Lot 1581, Section 5, Mt. Pocahontas, $125,000.

Ida Cicinella to LTS Homes, LLC, East Stroudsburg, Lot 1174, Section III, Towamensing Trails, $15,000.