A total of 403 cases were started in April 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, 58; custody complaints, 21; district justice appeals, 3; divorce complaints, 16; ejectment, 1; license appeal, 2; mortgage foreclosure complaints, 43; protection from abuse, 45; quiet title action, 1; replevin complaint, 1; tax sale, 4; zoning appeals, 2; court appointments, 2; judgments,195; miscellaneous, 2; stipulations/waivers of liens, 6; and writ of execution, 1. The office staff also received and processed 121 applications for U.S. Passports.
Behrens' financial report shows $37,519.38 was generated last month as follows: prothonotary's fees, $31,524.25; interest income, $3.51; custody fees, $500; and data processing charges, $5,491.62.
The prothonotary also remitted $4,289.55 to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Revenue, representing state fees collected locally, and $72.80 to the Administrative Offices of the Pennsylvania Courts, this being surcharges on new custody cases in accordance with Act 119 of 1996. Another $1,721.43 deposited in the Prothonotary's Automation Fund for future use in automating the office.
Penn Forest Township
Miguel Villaplana to Erik Pasmussed, P.O. Box 1821, Albrightsville, Lot 3 1A, Valley View Estates, $227,000.
Leonid Bromberg to Aurelio Bonilla, Allentown, property at 87 Foothill Road, Albrightsville, $179,000.
Troy A. Huber to Joseph J. Pachorkowsky, Bangor, Pa., property at 5 W. Cherokee Trail, Albrightsville, $112,000.
Glenn Burkholder to Phil Hopley, Egg Harbor Township, N.J., Mt. Pocahontas Lot 1357, Section 5, $2,000.
Carol J. Jacobs to Cheryl L. Samuels, Sewell, N.J., Mt. Pocahontas Lot 354, Section 4, $2,000.
Michael J. Smitreski to Joseph Granieri, 38 Stoney Creek Road, Jim Thorpe, parcel No. 50-51-A21, $64,500.
Thomas Glose to Thomas Glose, 182 Indian Trail, Jim Thorpe, Lot 5, Section A, Indian Trail Area, Bear Creek Lakes, $1.
Linda Ramkelwan to Paul R. Raubertas, P.O. Box 414, Albrightsville, property at 35 Lipo Way, Albrightsville, $181,250.
John H. Angstadt to Patrick R. Shane, 80 White Oak Drive, Jim Thorpe, property at 80 White Oak Drive, $126,000.
Patriot Financial, Inc., to Western Group Enterprises, Inc., Cheyenne, Wyo., Mt. Pocahontas Lot 2667, Section Tall trees, $9,500.
Thomas H. Eckert to Sanjay Girme, Pittstown, N.J., property at 11 Choctaw Road, $290,000.
Cynthia M. Bernhardt to Bernard D. Hartopp, 42 Honeysuckle Drive, Jim Thorpe, property at 42 Honeysuckle Drive, $1.
James W. Skrip to Terry V. Petitto, P.O. Box 364, Lake Harmony, Lot 699, Section II, Towamensing Trails, $1.
Aurora Loan Services, LLC, to Bruce Smith, Hatboro, Pa., property at 208 L-1 Grouse Lane, Albrightsville, $95,000.
Vinnicio Acosta to Agatha A. Belway, Poway, Calif., Lot 2035, Section IV, Towamensing Trails, $1.
Marie T. Schapers to L & M Custom Homes, Inc., Orefield, Lot V 1494, Section V, Towamensing Trails, $12,000.
Jim Thorpe National Bank to SDcott Lignore, P.O. Box 144, Albrightsville, Lot 1886, Section IV, Towamensing Trails, $12,500.
James R. Wilson to Jason Wilson, Kennett Square, Pa., Mt. Pocahontas Lot 2333, Section Mountain View, $10,000.