Carbon County Court news
Jason M. Martz to Anna Martz, 35 Second Ave., Lehighton, property at 509 Lehigh Ave., $1.
Michael Loftus to John D. Kovacs, 723 Franklin Ave., Palmerton, property at 155 Columbia Ave., $123,500.
Daniel Sickonic to Craig Michael Peters, 234 Avenue A, Palmerton, property at 234 Avenue A, $99,900.
Bradley R. Browne to Bradley R. Browne, 736 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, property at 736 Lafayette Ave., $1.
Lori J. Lichtenwalter to William L. Vogel, 145 Columbia Ave., Palmerton, property at 145 Delaware Ave., $122,460.
Sheriff of Carbon County to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, Austin, Tex., property at 2458 Pawnee Trail, Albrightsville, $1.
Christopher M. Gilhool to Boguslaw Witek, 11 Fields Drive, Jim Thorpe, property at 11 Fields Drive, $160,000.
Rasheed L. Sookralli to James M. Conley, Jackson Heights, N.Y., property at 95 Kilmer Trail, Albrightsville, $40,000.
John J. Stanton to John J. Stanton, 20 Lovelace Road, P.O. Box 1452, Albrightsville, Lot 1061, Section III, Towamensing Trails, $1.
Sheriff of Carbon County to IMB REO, LLC, Austin, Tex., property at 917 Tennyson Circle, $1.
Sheriff of Carbon County to Wells Fargo Bank, Fort Washington, Pa., property at 6 Jordan Road, a/k/a 411 Jordan Road, Albrightsville, $97,373.50.
Sheriff of Carbon County to Federal National Mortgage Association, Pasadena, Calif., property at 1056 Indian Mountain Lakes, $1.
Jeffrey L. White to Mary Petruzzelli Smith Trust, Lady Lake, Fla., Lot 1525, Section 4, Mt. Pocahontas, $1.
Wanda Liszewski to Joseph R. Syslo, Edison, N.J., Indian Mountain Lakes Lot 108, Section M, $1.
L & M Custom Homes, inc., to James E. Colman, Downingtown, Pa., property at 292 Delaware Drive, $187,500.
William Peter Doucet to Richard T. Monnig, Newark, Del., Lot 9, Section P, Lake Drive Area, Bear Creek Lakes, $163,000.
Abington Bank to Brian McEwing, North Cape May, N.J., property at 191 Keats Lane, Albrightsville, $49,901.
Lee Prager to Gani Reci, Morris Plains, N.J., Lot 990, Section III, Towamensing Trails, $168,297.76.
A total of 288, cases were started in February in the office of Carbon County Prothonotary Joann M. Behrens, according to an annual statistical report released by the officeholder. A breakdown of the cases is as follows:
Civil actions, 53; custody complaints,11; district justice appeals, 6; divorce complaints, 17; ejectment complaints, 2; eminent domain/declaration of taking, 1; license appeals, 2; mortgage foreclosure complaints, 28; protection from abuse petitions, 19; quiet title actions, 2; auditor /financial report, 1; judgments,140; miscellaneous,1; paternity, 1; and stipulations/waivers of liens, 4. The office staff also received and processed 84 applications for U.S. Passports.
Behrens' financial report shows that $33,172.24 was generated as follows: prothonotary's fees, $7,437.61; PFA Surcharge, courts, $114; PFA Surcharge, Sheriff, $150; custody fees, $350; data processing charges, $5,085.00.
The prothonotary also remitted $4,231.89 to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Revenue, representing state fees collected locally, and $50.40 to the Administrative Offices of the Pennsylvania Courts, this being surcharges on new custody cases in accordance with Act 119 of 1996. Another $1,381.70 deposited in the Prothonotary's Automation Fund for future use in automating the office.