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Carbon County Court news

Published October 03. 2013 05:00PM

Revenue from deeds

Carbon County Recorder of Deeds Emmett P. McCall reported his office recorded 214 deeds, 224 mortgages and 407 other writs during the month of September.

As a result of those transactions, McCall turned over to the Carbon County General Fund the sum of $30,578.29. A breakdown of that revenue includes: transfer fees, $24,677; data processing fees, $1,777.01; notaries, $50; commission on transfers and writs, $2,960.68; and Affordable Housing administrative fee, $1,113.60.

McCall remitted $422.50 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 $147,324.25, the same amount that was forwarded to the state in realty transfer taxes.

McCall deposited $2,526 in the Recorder of Deeds Record Improvement Fund and $1,684 in the Carbon County Records Improvement Fund, these being fees assessed by state law on each transaction for records management needs. An additional $18,118.50 was collected and remitted to the state for its Judicial Computer System program.

Also, $6,310.40 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 $354,288.19.

Prothonotary's report

A total of 307 cases were started in September 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:

Civil actions, 28; custody complaints, 23; district justice appeal,1; divorce complaints ,17; ejectment complaints, 6; license appeals, 4; mortgage foreclosure complaints, 25; judgments, 169; miscellaneous cases, 4; protection from abuse petitions, 26; replevin complaints, 2; and stipulation/waiver of liens, 2. The office staff also received and processed 59 applications for U.S. Passports.

Behrens' financial report shows $31,003.34 was generated last month as follows: prothonotary's fees, $25,065.82; interest income, $4.35; PFA Surcharge, courts, $50; PFA Surcharge, Sheriff, $50; custody fees, $650; and data processing fees, $5,183.17.

The prothonotary also remitted $3,212.37 the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Revenue, representing state fees collected locally, and $48 to the Administrative Offices of the Pennsylvania Courts, this being surcharges on new custody cases in accordance with Act 119 of 1996. Another $1,303.13 was deposited in the Prothonotary's Automation Fund for future use in automating the office.

Deeds recorded

Penn Forest Township

Fannie Mae to Francis M. McCutcheon, Collegeville, Pa., property at 76 Behrens Road, a/k/a 164 Behrens Road, $101,750.

Joan McKeegan to Elizabeth Olney, 24 Oak Ridge Drive, Albrightsville, property at 24 Oak Ridge Drive, $100,000.

We Care 4 U Services, Inc., to Albertito Cardona, 159 Gower Road, Albrightsville, property at 159 Gower Road, $134,000.

Wing C. Lo to Randy R. Eberhart, Bernville, Pa., Lot 9, Section C, Midway Area, Bear Creek Lakes, $27,500.

Walter W. Rissmann to Angel M. Savournin, West New York, N.J., property at 125 Burnshaw lane, Albrightsville, $160,000.

Frederick Hernandez to Frederick Hernandez, 36 Colville Trail, Albrightsville, Lot 2682, Section Tall Trees, Mt. Pocahontas, $1.

Loan default

National Collegiate Student Loan Trust, 7595 Montevideo Rd., Jessup, Md., filed a civil complaint against Leslie Mazur, 249 Lauderburn Ave., Weatherly, and Thomas Mazur, 654 Penn Court Ave., Hazleton, alleging they defaulted on a loan. Sought is $10,215.74 plus interest, costs, and fees.

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