Carbon County property transfers
East Penn Township
Frank M. Trotta to Brenda S. Trotta, 938 Vanman Lane, Lehighton, lots 49-54, Guy Germ Subdivision, $1.
Rosa MacLeod to Stratworks Delaware, Inc., Ontario, Canada, property at 1536 Long Run Road, $1.
William C. Wieder to Wuilliam C. Wieder, HC 1 Box 12A, White Haven, Wieder Minor Subdivision, Lot 1 (HC 1 Box 12A), $34,197.
Cynthia E. Riley to David M. Severino, Lincoln University, Pa., property at 704 and 705 Pine Knoll Drive, Lake Harmony, $240,000.
Jeffrey Montgomery to Jeffrey Montgomery, 318 W. Front St., Lansford, property at 316-318 W. Front St., $1.
Lehighton Sewerage Authority to Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Harrisburg, property on Dieters Hill Road, $1.
Robert McClafferty to George Z. Hoagland, Easton, property on Gorman Street, $3,000.
Kal-Tac, Inc., to Kristopher Shirk, 628 Princeton Ave., Palmerton, property at 628 E. Princeton Ave., $282,000.
Penn Forest Township
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company to Nicholas J. Scavello, Collegeville, Pa., property at 50 Behrens Road (12 Cub Lane), $64,000.
Brett Knoll to Brett Knoll, Selden, N.Y., Lot 176, Section 2, Penn Forest Streams, $1.
Matthew J. Melady to Paul A. Reinacher Jr., P.O. Box 2077, Albrightsville, property at 25 Pine Tree Road, Albrightsville, $95,500.
Joan C. Deola to James Phillip Kamieniecki, 4 Cold Spring Drive, Jim Thorpe, property at 4 Cold Spring Drive, $178,500.
Dolores E. Hajcak to Stephen P. Hajcak, 213-215 W. Hazard St., Summit Hill, property at 213-215 W. Hazard St., $1.
Terry Lee Kuehner to Kathy Ann Kuehner, 3820 State Coach Road West, Palmerton, property at 3820 Stage Coach Road West, $1.
George W. Dammeyer to Nathaniel L. Zink, 52 Eurana Ave., Weatherly, property at 52 Eurana Ave., $120,000.
A total of 267 cases were started in May in the office of Carbon County Prothonotary Joann M. Behrens, according to an annual statistical report released by the officeholder. A breakdown of the 2010 cases is as follows:
Civil actions, 36; custody complaints, 14; district justice appeals, 9; divorce complaints, 14; ejectments, 4; license appeal, 1; mortgage foreclosure complaints, 27; protection from abuse petitions, 23; quiet title action, 1; tax sales, 4; judgments, 121; miscellaneous cases, 3; stipulations/waivers of liens, 9; and writ of execution, 1. The office staff also received and processed 70 applications for U.S. Passports.
Behrens' financial report shows that $32,087.40 was generated as follows: prothonotary's fees, $27,104.12; interest income, $23.48; PFA Surcharge, courts, $75; PFA Surcharge, Sheriff, $55.80; custody fees, $850; and data processing charges, $3,979.
The prothonotary also remitted $3,280.68 to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Revenue, representing state fees collected locally, and $67.20 to the Administrative Offices of the Pennsylvania Courts, this being surcharges on new custody cases in accordance with Act 119 of 1996. Another $1,215.07 deposited in the Prothonotary's Automation Fund for future use in automating the office.