Carbon County property transfers
Willard E. Lichtenwalter to Jayne L. Dietz, 639 E. White St., Bowmanstown, property at 639 E. White St., $145,500.
Todd Mertz to Todd Mertz, 455 Maury Road, Lehighton, property at 455 Maury Road, $1.
Doris R. Labarbera to Anthony L. Polini, Westfield, N.J., Unit H-244, Midland on Big Boulder, $299,500.
John L. Walck to John L. Walck, P.O. Box 70, Albrightsville, property at Old Stage and Old Stage Coach roads, Albrightsville, $1.
Sheriff of Carbon County to First Niagara Bank, Lockport, N.Y., five transactions, properties at 246 W. Kline Ave., 314 W. Front St., 21 Center St., 222 W. Front St. and 220 W. Front St., $1 each.
Connie A. Blauch to Barry J. Christman, 591 Mahoning Drive East, Lehighton, property at 35-37 Second Ave., $1.
Lower Towamensing Township
Todd A. Berger to Merritt H. Berger, 140 Douglas Lane, Palmerton, Lot 9, Todd A. Berger Subdivision, $1.
Leah M. Wehr to David C. Cunfer, 119 Grist Mill Road, Lehighton, three acres off Grist Mill Road, $25,000.
Charles J. Abrachinsky to Charles J. Abrachinsky, Ocean View, Del., property at 2522 Blakeslee Blvd. Drive East, $1.
Anthony G. Pondish to Anthony G. Pondish, 2 E. Mill St., Nesquehoning, property at 2 E. Mill St., $1.
Harleysville National Bank and Trust Company to Christopher Jahelka, 2230 Little Gap Road, Palmerton, property at 892 Edgemont Ave., $29,000.
Ryan B. Nissen to Ryan B. Nissen, 666 Franklin Ave., Palmerton, property at 666 Franklin Ave., $1.
Penn Forest Township
Theodore R. Payne to Palver M. Payne, 18 Geiger Lane, Jim Thorpe, property at 6 Geiger Lane, Albrightsville, $1.
Thomas J. Repecki to Peter M. Desmedt, 122 Buckhill Road, Albrightsville, property at 122 Buckhill Road, $103,000.
U.S. Bank, N.A., to Patrick Rodgers, 26 Wintergreen Lane, Jim Thorpe, property at 107 Wintergreen Lane, $193,063.
A total of 342 cases were started in October in the office of Carbon County Prothonotary Joann M. Behrens, according to a monthly statistical report released by the officeholder. A breakdown of the 2010 cases is as follows:
Assessment appeals, 1; Civil actions, 86; custody complaints, 22; district justice appeals, 9; declaratory judgment, 1; divorce complaints, 21; ejectments, 2; license appeals, 2; mortgage foreclosure complaints, 34; protection from abuse petitions, 33; replevin complaint, 1; tax sale, 1; judgments, 120; paternity, 1; and stipulations/waivers of liens, 8. The office staff also received and processed 35 applications for U.S. Passports.
Behrens' financial report shows $36,285.66 was generated as follows: prothonotary's fees, $29,915.73; interest income, $6.50; PFA surcharge, courts, $150; PFA surcharge, sheriff, $150; custody fees, $900; data processing fees, $5,163.43.
The prothonotary also remitted $5,304.91 to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Revenue, representing state fees collected locally, and $78.40 to the Administrative Offices of the Pennsylvania Courts, this being surcharges on new custody cases in accordance with Act 119 of 1996. Another $1,460.30 was deposited in the Prothonotary's Automation Fund for future use in automating the office.