Revenue from deeds
Carbon County Recorder of Deeds Emmett P. McCall reported his office recorded 214 deeds, 224 mortgages and 407 other writs during the month of September.
As a result of those transactions, McCall turned over to the Carbon County General Fund the sum of $30,578.29. A breakdown of that revenue includes: transfer fees, $24,677; data processing fees, $1,777.01; notaries, $50; commission on transfers and writs, $2,960.68; and Affordable Housing administrative fee, $1,113.60.
McCall remitted $422.50 in state writ taxes to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, while Carbon County municipalities and school districts shared realty transfer tax disbursements totaling $147,324.25, the same amount that was forwarded to the state in realty transfer taxes.
McCall deposited $2,526 in the Recorder of Deeds Record Improvement Fund and $1,684 in the Carbon County Records Improvement Fund, these being fees assessed by state law on each transaction for records management needs. An additional $18,118.50 was collected and remitted to the state for its Judicial Computer System program.
Also, $6,310.40 was collected last month for the Affordable Housing Program in Carbon County.
In all, funds collected in the Recorder's office last month amounted to $354,288.19.
A total of 307 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, 28; custody complaints, 23; district justice appeal,1; divorce complaints ,17; ejectment complaints, 6; license appeals, 4; mortgage foreclosure complaints, 25; judgments, 169; miscellaneous cases, 4; protection from abuse petitions, 26; replevin complaints, 2; and stipulation/waiver of liens, 2. The office staff also received and processed 59 applications for U.S. Passports.
Behrens' financial report shows $31,003.34 was generated last month as follows: prothonotary's fees, $25,065.82; interest income, $4.35; PFA Surcharge, courts, $50; PFA Surcharge, Sheriff, $50; custody fees, $650; and data processing fees, $5,183.17.
The prothonotary also remitted $3,212.37 the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Revenue, representing state fees collected locally, and $48 to the Administrative Offices of the Pennsylvania Courts, this being surcharges on new custody cases in accordance with Act 119 of 1996. Another $1,303.13 was deposited in the Prothonotary's Automation Fund for future use in automating the office.
Penn Forest Township
Fannie Mae to Francis M. McCutcheon, Collegeville, Pa., property at 76 Behrens Road, a/k/a 164 Behrens Road, $101,750.
Joan McKeegan to Elizabeth Olney, 24 Oak Ridge Drive, Albrightsville, property at 24 Oak Ridge Drive, $100,000.
We Care 4 U Services, Inc., to Albertito Cardona, 159 Gower Road, Albrightsville, property at 159 Gower Road, $134,000.
Wing C. Lo to Randy R. Eberhart, Bernville, Pa., Lot 9, Section C, Midway Area, Bear Creek Lakes, $27,500.
Walter W. Rissmann to Angel M. Savournin, West New York, N.J., property at 125 Burnshaw lane, Albrightsville, $160,000.
Frederick Hernandez to Frederick Hernandez, 36 Colville Trail, Albrightsville, Lot 2682, Section Tall Trees, Mt. Pocahontas, $1.
National Collegiate Student Loan Trust, 7595 Montevideo Rd., Jessup, Md., filed a civil complaint against Leslie Mazur, 249 Lauderburn Ave., Weatherly, and Thomas Mazur, 654 Penn Court Ave., Hazleton, alleging they defaulted on a loan. Sought is $10,215.74 plus interest, costs, and fees.