Carbon County court news
Revenue from deeds
Carbon County Recorder of Deeds Emmett P. McCall reported his office recorded 195 deeds, 253 mortgages and 458 other writs during the month of April.
As a result of those transactions, McCall turned over to the Carbon County General Fund the sum of $31,370.97. A breakdown of that revenue includes: transfer fees, $26,579.50; data processing fees, $1,540; notaries, $50; commission on transfers and writs, $2,014.67; and Affordable Housing administrative fee, $1,186.80.
McCall remitted $453 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 $99,615.89, the same amount that was forwarded to the state in realty transfer taxes.
McCall deposited $2,712 in the Recorder of Deeds Record Improvement Fund and $1,808 in the Carbon County Records Improvement Fund, these being fees assessed by state law on each transaction for records management needs. An additional $19,528.50as collected and remitted to the state for its Judicial Computer System program.
Also, $6,725.20 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 $261,829.45.
Confession of judgment
First National Bank of Pennsylvania, 2871 Route 611, Tannersville, filed an action against Michael W. and Sandra J. Hadzick, 2598 S. Lehigh Gorge Drive, Weatherly, as a confession of judgment for an alleged default on a loan. Sought is $170,629.39 plus interest, costs, and fees.
A second action was filed by the bank against Heritage Granite & Marble, of the same address as the defendants above, seeking the same amount.