Prothonotary's report

A total of 331 cases were started in September 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, 21; custody complaints, 27; district justice appeals, 6; declaratory judgment, 1; divorce complaints, 13; eminent domain/declaration of taking, 1; ejectment complaints, 2; equity action, 1; license appeals, 2; mortgage foreclosure complaints, 26; miscellaneous, 1; protection from abuse petitions, 34; quiet title action, 1; replevin complaint, 1; judgments, 186; and stipulations/waivers of liens, 8. The office staff also received and processed 67 applications for U.S. Passports.

Behrens' financial report shows $24,144.07 was generated last month as follows: prothonotary's fees, $19,847.31; interest income $.89; PFA Surcharge, courts, $25; PFA Surcharge, Sheriff, $65; custody fees, $500; and data processing fees, $3,705.87.

The prothonotary also remitted $2,714.45 the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Revenue, representing state fees collected locally, and $72 to the Administrative Offices of the Pennsylvania Courts, this being surcharges on new custody cases in accordance with Act 119 of 1996. Another $974.78 was deposited in the Prothonotary's Automation Fund for future use in automating the office.

Deeds recorded

Penn Forest Township

Marcel Engleman to Marcel Engleman, P.O. Box 56, Lake Harmony, property at 72 Saginaw Drive, $1.

U.S. Bank, N.A., to Ashley S. Hering, 266 Mountain Road, Albrightsville, property at 266 Mountain Road, $82,000.

Walter Weaver to Walter Weaver, 1031 Petrarch Trail, Albrightsville, property at 1031 Petrarch Trail, $1.

Bernard T. O'Neill to Peter Morey, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., property at 325 Parker Trail, Albrightsville, $133,500.

Clair M. Ulshafer to Adam J. Maslo, Freeland, Lot V996, Section V, Towamensing Trails, $3,500.

Robert W. Crossley to Adam Cwalinski, Selden, N.Y., Lot 641, Section II, Towamensing Trails, $51,000.

John Kramer to Jennifer Rounds, Philadelphia, property at 11 Dryden Drive, Albrightsville, $110,000.

Marcella Axley to Marcella Axley, Teaneck, N.J., property at 108 Bishop Circle, Albrightsville, $1.

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Louis C. Kanicki, Lumberton, N.J., property at 113 Piney Woods Drive, $50,000.

Kal-Tac, Inc., to Kal-Tac, Inc., P.O. Box 378, Brodheadsville, Lot CP 1240, Section 3, Mt. Pocahontas, $1.

Harry J. Lunemann to Robert J. Miller, Lansdale, Lot 90, South Lake Area, Bear Creek Lakes, $25,000.

Mary Thomson to Mary E. Thomson, Levittown, N.Y., Lot 2109, Section IV, Towamensing Trails, $1.

Fannie Mae to Isidro Ramirez, 178 Old Stage Road, Albrightsville, property at 1579 Old Stage Road, n/k/a 178 Old Stage Road, $85,500.

Rosalie C. Lorusso to Linda Lorusso, Jersey City, N.J., Lot 367, Section C, Pleasant Valley West, $1.

Timothy J. Richards to James B. Gardiner, Bethlehem, Lot 690, Section II, Towamensing Trails, $98,000.

Andrzej Grabowski to Catherine E. Comaianni, P.O. Box 2239, Albrightsville, property at 122 Kipling Len, Albrightsville, $101,970.