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Carbon County Court news

Published December 02. 2009 05:00PM

Deeds recorded

Penn Forest Township

Nancy Acevedo to Nancy Devincenzo, 133 Yellow Run Road, Jim Thorpe, Lot 773, Section 10, Bear Creek Lakes, $1.

Connie Derosa Steeves to Michael J. Kelly, Drexel Hill, property at 72 Leslie Lane, $146,000.

Louis J. Menno to David Crozier, 6 Assateaque Way, Jim Thorpe, property at 6 Assateaque Way, $182,000.

Sheriff of Carbon County to Household Finance Consumer Discount Company, Brandon, Fla., property at 77 Shawnee Trail, Albrightsville, $1.

Daniel G. Knauss to James A. Kloss, Flemington, N.J., Lot 1611, Section III, Towamensing Trails, $120,000.

John J. Hebda to Frederick B. Koch, Souderton, lots 7 and 8, Section E, Indian Trail Area, Bear Creek Lakes, $199,000.

Mary P. Wargo to Martin J. Nicholas, 609 E. Abbott St., Lansford, Sunrise Ridge Development Lot A-150, $1.

Franklin Croasdale to Stephen C. Croasdale, Lansdale, property at 6 Deer Trail Drive, $1.

Santo A. Nastasi to Kenneth Hendley, Hatboro, property at 140 Kipling Lane, Albrightsville, $141,500.

Liotton Loan Services, L.P., to Christopher R. Rusc, P.O. Box 1857, Albrightsville, property at 245 Penn Forest Trail, Albrightsville, $124,900.

Joseph R. Mauro to Dana M. Lezoche, 34 Cocopah Circle, Jim Thorpe, property at 34 Cocopah Circle, $135,900.

Behrens Corporation to William N. Madea, 23 Treeloft Circle, Jim Thorpe, lots 1464 and 1466, Section 2, Deer View, $30,000.

Christopher Sunda to Francis Laranko, Collingswood, N.J., property at 116 Masters Trail, Albrightsville, $170,000.

Morgan P. Youngblood to Bernard Francis McLaughlin, Lansdowne, Pa., Lot 172, Section I, Towamensing Trails, $65,000.

Rhodo Mountain, Inc., to Theodore DeMatto, Langhorne, Lot 310, Section 3A, Rhodo Mountain Estates, $38,500.

Prothonotary's report

A total of 351 cases were started in November 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:

Assessment appeals, 8; civil actions, 76; custody complaints, 16; district justice appeals, 6; divorce complaints,14; ejectments, 2; mortgage foreclosure complaints, 33; land use appeal, 1; license appeal, 1; mandamus action, 1; protection from abuse petitions, 24; quiet title actions, 2; tax sales, 3; judgments, 148; miscellaneous, 1; and stipulations/waivers of liens, 15. The office staff also received and processed 43 applications for U.S. Passports.

Behrens reported she turned over to the Carbon County General Fund on Dec. 1 the sum of $34,356.32, representing receipts generated in the office last month. A breakdown of that funding includes: prothonotary's fees, $28,312.61; PFA Surcharge, courts, $76; PFA Surcharge, Sheriff, $79; custody fees, $800; data processing charges, $5,052.10; and interest income, $36.61.

The prothonotary also remitted $2,138.13 to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Revenue, representing state fees collected locally, and $33.60 to the Administrative Offices of the Pennsylvania Courts, this being surcharges on new custody cases in accordance with Act 119 of 1996. Another $1,478.14 was deposited in the Prothonotary's Automation Fund for future automation needs in the office.

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