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Great Bend Fully Equipped
Lanesboro Council Meeting Minutes
New Milford Project Underway
Barracks Report
Court House Report

Great Bend Fully Equipped

Great Bend Borough, with its limited available resources, over the past year has managed to completely replace all of its major maintenance equipment. About a year ago, Council purchased a new tractor for the heavy work; then, last Fall, Council purchased a new truck, with plow and spreader, to handle snow. At the latest meeting, on June 3, Council reported the purchase of a new John Deere garden tractor for lawn-mowing, and a trailer to carry it around, altogether for just over $4,300, and just in time for summer. And all of it is insured.

Council asked Mr. B. J. Gianiaulio, a representative of H. A. Thompson, the Borough's insurance carrier, to explain all of the Borough's coverage at an open meeting. H. A. Thompson provides workmen's compensation, property damage, and liability coverage for the Borough, as well as a Treasurer's bond. For just under $9,000 this year, the insurer covers all paid employees, all members of the fire company and the ambulance service for workmen's compensation against injury suffered while on the job or in the service of the Borough and its residents. The Borough is entitled to charge a pro-rated share of this premium to neighboring municipalities that benefit from the services.

All of the Borough's buildings and equipment are covered for property damage. From the list worked out between Mr. Gianiaulio and Council, covered assets total approximately $463,000 in value.

For a premium of $5,138 this year, the Borough is also backed by a $10 million liability policy covering vehicles, "errors and omissions", "directors and officers", employees and volunteers.

The Borough apparently also has a policy with another company providing an additional $200,000 in "blanket bond coverage" which may not be necessary. The Treasurer's bond was found to be insufficient, and will be increased to about $300,000.

Everybody wants to be fully insured, and that includes members of the Great Bend Hose Company and their counterparts in neighboring communities. Tom Philips, representing the fire company, asked Council to approve a letter to be sent to cooperating fire companies clarifying that they would be covered under their own insurance when they help out with Great Bend's "Community Day" parade. This year the festivities will be held on July 17, and will include games for children at the firehouse, sidewalk sales along Main Street, and a fireworks exhibition beginning at 8:30 p.m. The fire company's annual community celebration is in addition to Fun Day, sponsored by the Borough Council, this year held on June 5.

The Borough needs volunteers for two more unpopular positions. The county keeps insisting that the Borough needs a tax assessor, but since the poorly regarded job doesn't pay much, there hasn't been a taker in several years. And the town needs an Emergency Management Coordinator to replace Mike Lonzinski, who gave up the important (but unpaid) post last year after completing the latest plan.

Part of managing any emergency is finding out where it is. The county's 911 service is requesting that all municipalities sign on to a program to name all streets and roads in a consistent manner that will allow each location to be individually located and addressed. Council approved an ordinance to allow the project to proceed in the Borough, where very little disruption is expected for a major benefit in emergency response.

Having joined the county Council of Governments (COG) recently to provide building inspection services under the new Uniform Construction Codes legislation soon to go into effect state-wide, Council passed two additional ordinances to make it all official. All building permits issued for the Borough will now go through the COG Codes Committee and will be good for two years. In addition, the Borough will give COG authority to inspect construction that is not covered under UCC (non-habitable structures, historic buildings, etc.) on an as-needed basis.

One new structure that has yet to be approved by Council is a proposed addition to the fireworks business at the south end of town. Council is concerned about explosion and fire hazard at the store, and will ask the fire company to evaluate its ability to respond in case of a problem. Council chair Ray Holtzman reported that he had contacted representatives of many agencies that might have an interest in such a place, including the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and several other federal and state agencies, but none of them seemed to be concerned with a retail outlet of this kind. Ms. Alesky, a business owner in her own right on that end of town, said that since Council already approved the original building for the business, and since the owner has complied with all local permitting requirements, she couldn't see how Council could deny the application. The matter was tabled to await a response from the fire company.

The state police were contacted for help monitoring activity in the town's three parks, where vandalism has been a continuing problem. Council was informed that without a sign at each park listing applicable rules and regulations, the troopers would have nothing to enforce. There was some discussion about possible signs, but the matter was tabled until information can be gathered about a list of rules and regulations that might apply.

Council approved a five-year contract with the state Department of Transportation (PENNDOT) under the "Agility" program. Agility gives PENNDOT and local municipalities an option to trade services where possible, to make better use of resources. For example, PENNDOT might plow some local streets in return for the Borough mowing the lawn at the new welcome center. One problem seems to be that, although no money changes hands under the program, PENNDOT decides on the value of traded services, and PENNDOT generally values the work of its employees at a higher scale than the municipalities. Nevertheless, some townships and boroughs have used Agility to advantage, and the contract does not commit the Borough to any specific projects. Each service trade is negotiated separately, as needed.

Great Bend Borough wants to get the word out, and is considering publishing a newsletter. The secretary will report to Council on the cost of mailing a newsletter to residents and taxpayers. In the meantime, she answers e- mail for the borough at

Don't have e-mail? You can always attend council meetings, which are held on the first Thursday of each month, beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the Borough Building on Elizabeth and Franklin Streets.

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Lanesboro Council Meeting Minutes

Following are the Lanesboro Council meeting minutes from May 4, as submitted by Aileen Shay, Secretary.

Present: Ray Barnes, Dan Boughton, Regina Dilello, Chris Maby, Bob Mireider, Bob Page. Absent: Paul Corse. Also Present: Mayor Slater, Secretary Aileen Shay. Visitors: Gerry Benson, Sandy Benson, Police Officers Bob VanFleet, Gail Hanrahan, Jeannine Keefer, Dale Rockwell.


Motion to accept minutes after changing the part about the historical sign grant carried.


Bill from Susquehanna came to represent the Lanesboro Cemetery and ask why Lanesboro Council stopped sending the cemetery money each year. Maby stated that he was not sure but if he came back in October to remind council they would consider adding it to the budget for next year.

Adrienne Rigo was the next visitor to address council. She came to ask council what could be done with the race way because she was told that the quarry people were to keep it clean. She cannot mow her property that is across from her house because it is too wet due the quarry dumping water over the bank. Maby stated that she would have to contact DEP. Maby stated that he would write a letter to DEP and send a carbon copy to her and Skasko’s. Maby asked if she would mind if he took some pictures. Adrienne stated no. She also stated that she keeps getting bills for two units and she has turned her house into a one family house. She also stated that she was not going to pay the bill. Maby stated that with the way the ordinance is written she has to give written note to council to do this. Also there has to be an inspection to see that she has taken over the whole house. Dale Rockwell stated that she has because he was there working on her furnace. Motion to change her main house bill from two families to one family carried.

Gail Hanrahan asked about the bales that are behind her house that were supposed to be removed. Council discussed this and decided that Shane should be involved in this. Secretary will go through last year’s minutes to find when council discussed this issue and will give them to Dave to discuss this with Shane. She also stated that she forgot to include an order form for a plat book. So she handed them out and showed council the plat book.

Dale Rockwell was next to address council. He wanted to know what council was going to do about Jefferson Street because he feels that the quarry is not going to do anything. Dale has called them and wrote them letters about the road with no response.

Dan Boughton stated that he invited Ray Ayres to the meeting because he is a public relation person for Penn Can Raceway. Ray stated that he came to explain to council the prices of the advertising in the Penn Can Program that is printed every Friday night or when ever there is a race going on.

Opening of Mowing bids.

Council received one bid from Julie Walker for $1,000. Council discussed this and Mayor Slater called her to see if she would come up to the meeting to answer some questions. Council discussed her having liability insurance or just hire her as a seasonal employee and pay her like a regular employee. Motion to except the bid if she agrees to the extra mowing carried pending her approval.


Letter from Tri-Boro Municipal report. Stated they located the lines for the pole relocation project.

District Attorney’s office wrote council a letter asking if council needed help to do community service; if there was anything in the borough for them to do. Mayor Slater mentioned that he has had them work on the back of the garbage truck. Maby filled out the paper. Maby stated that the sidewalk across from the Viaduct Inn could be cleaned.

Habitat for Humanity sent a letter asking for a donation. Council at this time doesn’t have any extra money to give them.

Letter from Cy Cowperthwait stating that his is resigning from the Susquehanna Planning Commission.

Got Agenda and regular reports from COG.

Police Report:

Officer Van Fleet gave the report – he stated they had 11 speeding arrests, 12 crimes codes, 1 dog arrest, 1 harassment, and 1 disorderly conduct. Mayor asked council if Bob could purchase a light for his car so if he gets a call he can go with his regular car. Motion carried.

Mayor Report:

Mayor Slater stated that everything is running good. The truck is good.

Street Commission:

Maby stated that there is money coming into the utilities account and should council spend some of that money to pay on the loan; Maby stated that he thinks council should use the money to put insulation in the community center. Also stated about putting $10,000 aside for fixing Jefferson Street. Dilello stated that council has been waiting for two years to get that road fixed and nothing has been done. Mireider thinks council should do something about this because he has gone up and talked to them and all they do is promise to fix the road and nothing is being done. Maby suggested doing the intersection first. Mayor will contact Randy Decker from PENNDOT to come and talk to council. Also have Randy look at the road to see how to fix it the correct way. Secretary will put lawyer on alert to see how council could get quarry to pay for these repairs to the road.

Community Center:

Regina stated that she has a big flag to display in the center. She also contacted Dermot O’Hare to see about taking his cans. Regina is now taking those cans as well.

Maby stated that the community center would not be up and running if it was not for all the hard work that Regina has put into it.

Maby suggested about getting a soda machine to put outside the community center. Not everyone agreed with this. Maby also suggested putting it inside the center.

Secretary Report:

Shay stated that council has received the renewal for the insurance. Chuck Glidden also broke it all down so council knew which one was from what account.

Treasurer’s report:

Shay stated that she worked on putting the deposits and checks are now in different columns so it is easier to read.

Motion to pay all the insurance and finish paying off the line of credit carried.

Utilities Report:

Maby showed council a report of all past due accounts. Maby stated that at the beginning of the year we were at $55,000 and down to $36,400 but there was a few more than that that have paid. Council should be getting in $770 a month from the delinquent people who have made arrangements to pay on their past due amount. Maby stated that if people keep paying, next year council could look into lowering the rate.

Unfinished Business:

EMC update – Mark Wood from County Emergency Agency has found the paperwork that was supposed to be filled out last year. He basically told Maby to fill it out and get it turned back in ASAP. Once this paperwork is filed he will give the EMC the grant to purchase things for emergency purposes.

Street Sweeping – Boughton went to Susquehanna Depot’s meeting and asked them about sweeping the streets of Lanesboro. That council told Boughton that it is in the process of happening but right now the street sweeping machine is in the shop for repairs.

Street Light subcommittee formation – Maby stated that he has talked to Mike from Penelec. Mike explained to Maby that most of the lights are being moved straight across from where they are now with the exception of the one that is in front of Mireider’s store. That one is staying on the same side of the street and just moving up one pole. The poles that have a six-foot bracket on now will be replaced with the longest bracket they have at no cost to the borough. If council doesn’t like any of the lights Penelec would come back and fix them.

A sidewalk down by Perry’s was broke by the tree cutters who were hired by PENNDOT. So council has to go after PENNDOT to fix it. Tabled until next meeting.

Boughton asked who has to have a permit to go door-to-door trying to sell stuff or preach to you. Mayor stated everyone needs a permit; the only ones council has left alone are the religious people. Boughton stated that it is becoming an everyday occurrence that someone is knocking on his door, or at least every weekend. Boughton stated that they even try the doorknob if you are not home. Mayor recommended calling the police to come and see if they have a permit. Anyone who has people come to their door selling stuff is to call the police and the police will check into them having a permit.

Barnes brought it to council’s attention that someone is dumping his or her garbage over the bank on Pigpen Alley. He stated that it is really starting to smell. He stated that it is adding up. They are throwing it down the bank by where Ozzie Miller fixed the road a few years ago. He also stated that he has heard people complaining about Gladys Braungard’s houses because they are run down and look awful. Secretary will ask Shane Lewis to attend the next meeting to discuss this matter.

Maby asked if his 20-year class reunion could hold a picnic in Luciana Park. Council did not see a problem with this.

Meeting adjourned.

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New Milford Project Underway

The long-anticipated sewer project is now being implemented in New Milford. Work crews have begun digging up streets in the town to lay the pipe over the next nine months that will hook residents up to municipal sewer services. It was one of several topics discussed at the regular meeting of the New Milford Borough Council last Tuesday night, at which Mayor Joe Taylor and all members but Chris Allen and Joe Carr attended.

With the sewer work underway, council person Rick Ainey noted that there’s still a lot that is unclear to residents of the borough, such as what residents’ responsibilities are once the pipe is in place, what services are included and paid for by the project and what are not, the per-household dollar allowance, and other important information. Council president Scott Smith reported that the Municipal Sewer Authority would be sending a newsletter out to all residents at the end of this month, addressing these and other concerns.

Ainey also said that he heard some streets were being closed for more than one day because of the digging. Ainey’s concern was twofold if this were the case: how would people get out of their street to get to work and how would emergency vehicles get to a residence on a closed street? "We gave them permission to work on our roads; we didn’t give them permission to close our streets," he said.

A member of the audience noted that the work appeared to be moving very efficiently, and thought that extended street closings might be due to the few streets and intersections where a diagonal trench needed to be dug, which would happen occasionally.

Borough secretary Amy Hine said she spoke with the contractor that morning about work in the borough. Going forward, the contractor will notify Hine every day about where the work crews will be and what its plans are, so that the borough can let people know where the crew will be. Smith asked her to find out what the contractor’s plans are if a street had to be closed, preventing people from easily leave it. Would they drag steel plates over the pit, make some other arrangement? Hine will find out.

The group heard recommendations from the borough’s Planning Commission, as presented by council member Teri Gulick, who’s also a member of the commission. The group wants to put up two "No parking here to corner" signs – one at the intersection of Church Street and Route 492, the other at the corner of the New Milford Market and Main Street. These signs would improve visibility at problem spots. The commission requested council to consider an ordinance for signs such as these, and enforcement of them by the borough’s Codes officer.

So, another item that Hine will look into is to speak with borough solicitor Jason Legg about whether this could be done and, if so, what would council need to do.

Gulick also reported on the planning commission’s discussion of off-street parking and commercial businesses. It did some considerable research on commercial businesses and appropriate amounts of parking that should be made available, based on the business’ size and nature of the business. It’s the commission’s recommendation that the borough require appropriate off-street parking for commercial businesses, to be effective for new or expanded commercial properties in the town; current businesses would not be affected, unless they expanded down the road. The commission also recommended an increase in the fee, established in 1959, for violation of parking rules. These would require changing an ordinance, and the advertising of such.

Again, Hine will discuss this with the solicitor, as well as enforcement of any such ordinance by the Codes officer, before any advertising takes place.

The planning commission also addressed the burn-barrel issue, and a review of town ordinances could find nothing addressing it. The commission suggested that the next water bill contain a reminder of what residents are not allowed to burn. This is in response to several complaints about burning of plastics and tires and other foul-smelling and possibly toxic materials. As Taylor put it, "It’s not the fact that they burn, but what they burn."

A town resident in the audience reported that she was told by a representative of the Department of Environmental Protection that the only materials state residents are allowed to burn are trees and shrubs cleaned off personal property, and paper; the burning of commercial wood or anything other than paper is not allowed in the state.

So, a reminder to residents about burning will be sent out with the next water bill. It will ask residents to be considerate of their neighbors, to try to refrain from burning if they can, and to stick with what’s allowed if they do.

In the last of parking and signs discussion, the group voted to put up a "No overnight parking" sign in its rear parking lot. It seems the lot is being used as a kind of private parking place by some, including the parking of cars for sale there. Because the lot is on land owned by the borough, no ordinance is needed to put up the sign on its property. It also agreed to place some gravel in a bare spot of the lot to prevent water run-off onto an adjoining property after heavy rains, which the area has been getting a lot of recently.

In his report, Mayor Taylor reported to council the success that a letter his office sent to a property owner to get extra-tall grass mowed. He passed the letter along to Hine as something it might want to consider when it received similar complaints.

He also reported that "the fire company is upset at the garbage accumulating at the Jack o’ Hearts bar." Apparently, the dumpster is overflowing with garbage bags and critters are chewing the bags open and dragging the contents onto the fire company property, making for bad smells and sights. With the fire company being such a good neighbor, couldn’t something be done? Yep. Hine will send the bar owner a letter, asking him to address the situation and take care of it.

As he does at every regular meeting, Codes enforcement officer Jim Sellitto reported to council on activities since it last met. He is continuing enforcement of the situation on Peck Hill Street, and reported that a meeting has been arranged next week between the property owner and a representative from Soil Conservation. Council is fully prepared to act accordingly, and in accordance with Code, with the findings of Sellitto and DEP as to enforcement by any due dates as set forth in rules and regulations. Sellitto will continue to stay on top of the situation, following it to the next level – including issuing citations, if warranted – and reporting back to Council.

In other Codes-related activities, Council voted to adopt the new state Uniform Construction Code.

Council got good news about the sidewalk and curbing in front of the park. Hine reported that Harry Eldridge phoned her to say that, if the town took up the existing blacktop and prepared the area for the sidewalk – including setting the gravel in – then he estimated that the cost to put in both sidewalk and curbing to be about $9,200. This is significantly lower than earlier estimates the borough received and which included taking out the old material. Council had some questions about what exactly the town would need to do – such as level the gravel – and charged Taylor and council member Chris Phillips with finding out more about this less-than-$10,000 project, including getting some price quotes, seeing if there was anything under the current asphalt, and other items.

Other discussion at this meeting is as follows: Council approved continuing to find out more about the Police Pension Fund, to which it contributed when it was a member of a local consortium to sponsor a police force. It heard more good news from Hine, who reported that the town has been put in for funds (she thought) to be $15,000 or $16,000 from CBDG for the paving of Peck Hill. It decided to reject the bids it received for its truck and mover, upon the recommendation of council members Carr and Allen. Rick Ainey reported that he was asked not to resign from the Railroad Authority because its bylaws did not allow the group to remove Ainey; however, it’s been heard that the Authority does have someone in line to replace Ainey whenever that may occur, and that the person is not from New Milford. The group also agreed to vacate a portion of Maple Street and pass a quitclaim deed to a property owner whose current property abuts that of the vacated portion of the street that was bisected by Interstate 81.

Council also issued several citations of its own during this meeting, and they were all for good service to the community. It recognized Good Neighbor, The United Methodist Church, which was represented at the meeting by Delbert Fisher. The Church opens its doors for a lot of community events. Fisher said it’s something the congregation takes pride in, and which Ainey said the borough appreciates very much, making it a better place to live.

Teri Gulick wanted to thank Rita Giangrieco for taking on the challenge of going through an inches-thick stack of town ordinances and sorting them by subject and relevance. The planning commission expects to dedicate a work session to reviewing her research.

Lastly, and with the school year coming to a close, Smith thanked junior council member Beth Giangrieco on behalf of the group for her non-voting participation as a member of council over the course of the last school year. Smith said they expected to see Giangrieco once again when her senior year of high school resumed in the fall.

The next meeting of the New Milford Borough Council is scheduled for July 1, at 7 p.m. in the Borough Building on Main Street.

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Barracks Report


Sometime between April 31 and June 1, unknown person(s) entered the Lift Inn on Route 374 in Lenox Township and stole some cash, beer, alcohol and various other items. Anyone with information is requested to call the State Police at 465-3154.


Robert Lee Blaisure, 18, Montrose, was cited for retail theft when he pumped $24.04 of gas without paying for it at around 1 a.m., on May 28 at the Pump and Pantry in Bridgewater Township.


Audry Neild, Montrose, reported that someone smashed her mailbox on Post Pond Road on May 28.


At 3 p.m. on May 28, a 1992 Ford Tempo driven by Joyce Alexander, 73, New Milford, received moderate damage when Alexander pulled out of SR 2061 and onto SR 0848 in New Milford Township and in front of a 2001 Yamaha motorcycle driven by David Conklin, New Milford. Conklin was not wearing a helmet and received injuries to his head and leg. Alexander was wearing a seat belt and was uninjured.


An unknown person(s) driving a black or blue SUV pumped $19.97 of gas into the vehicle at the Great Bend Exxon, Great Bend, Township, fled without paying and headed south on Interstate 81 in the late morning of May 31.


Between May 9 and 31, at State Routes 4014 and 4015 in Forest Lake Township, an unknown person(s) slashed four tires and broke two windshield wipers off of a 1997 Winnebago belonging to James Michael Golden, Friendsville.


At a private residence on SR 1012 in Oakland Township, Shirley Koziol, Susquehanna, grabbed her mother-in-law, Shawn K. Hadden, Boyerstown, about the head on May 30.


A white male in his early teens, with short brown hair and driving a white Buick with a canvas top, pulled out of a parking space in front of Eckerd’s, in Bridgewater Township and struck a 1995 Dodge Intrepid belonging to Judith Soles, 38, Montrose. The teenager failed to produce insurance information in this May 28 accident in which no one was injured, and fled the scene.


A purse belonging to Clarissa Plank was taken from her gym locker by an unknown person(s) at Montrose High School on May 27. Anyone with information is requested to call the State Police at 465-3154.


On May 30, a Chevy Blazer driven by Dorinda D. Orr, 48, Forest City, caught fire while it was traveling south on SR 247 in Clifford Township, at about 4 p.m. Orr received moderate burns, and passengers Kevin Orr, 20, and James Orr, 15, received minor burns. The car had severe fire damage. All were wearing seat belts.


Unknown person(s) arrived on Salt Springs Road in Franklin Township on May 27 and spray-painted a car belonging to Andrew McGraw of Brackney. Anyone with information is requested to call the State Police at 465-3154.


Tamra Webb, Montrose, pulled out of the Dollar Store to make a left onto Grow Avenue in Bridgewater Township and into the path of a truck driven by Nathan Webb, New Milford. There were no injuries in this May 27 accident.


At 7:15 a.m. on May 27, a 2001 Freightliner hauling a full tanker load of fuel and driven by Christopher J. Treible, 38, Susquehanna, rolled over onto its driver’s side, after it failed to negotiate a sharp right curve on Strohl Road, in Rush Township. Treible was injured and the Freightliner severely damaged.


Also at 7:15 a.m. on May 27, Renee Stewart, 54, driving a Chevy Blazer veered off Strohl Road and stuck a stone wall to avoid being struck by the above mentioned Treible vehicle. The Blazer received minor, but disabling damage.


Shawna Budtman, 15, and Veronica Groover, 18, both of Susquehanna, engaged in an argument at 6 p.m. on May 28. Groover kicked, punched and pulled Budtman’s hair and was charged with harassment.


Christopher DeVries, Jr., 18, Susquehanna, reported that some items were stolen from his vehicle between 3-6 a.m. on May 22, while it was parked at the Oakland Trailer Park in Oakland Township.


Charles Redman reported that unknown person(s) threw a large stone at his van door and mailbox, damaging both, sometime between midnight and 6 a.m. on May 23, in Brooklyn Township.

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Courthouse Report


Lawrence T. O’Reilly, Christine M. O’Reilly and Thomas J. O’Reilly to Richard D. Turner, in Apolacon Township for $86,000.

Alan Saxton and Jane Saxton to John S. Crowell, in Ararat Township for $34,500.

Virgil A. Paciotti and Marie J. Paciotti to Brian V. Paciotti, in Lenox Township for one dollar.

Timothy A. LaRue and Teresa A. LaRue to Danielle R. Hall, in Montrose for $67,500.

Gene M. Litz and Patricia E. Litz to Cameron K. Lindsay and Deanna M. Lindsay, in Clifford Township for $310,000.

Leon R. Cameron and Helen L. Cameron to Vernon L. Smith, in Lenox Township for one dollar.

Northeast Investments, Dawn Mervine, Robert E. Lee Jr., Robert E. Lee, Steven J. Duerr and Joseph Varchola to Mistik LLC, in Herrick Township for $78,000.

Emilia M. Gemmer and Conrad J. Gemmer to Conrad J. Gemmer, in Hallstead Borough for one dollar.

Emilila M. Gemmer and Conrad J. Gemmer to Conrad J. Gemmer, in Gibson Township for one dollar.

Janet Lea Soboleski (by atty) to Mark Steven Lipschutz, in New Milford Township for $29,900.

Ruth Kelly (est aka) Ruth D. Kelly (Est) to Penny M. Fitch and Frank S. Fitch, in Hop Bottom Borough for $32,500.

William D. Odenkirk and Clarice E. Odenkirk to William D. Odenkirk (living trust) and Clarice E. Odenkirk (living trust), in Silver Lake Township for one dollar.

Michael J. Turock and Jane Elizabeth Turock to William J. Hopkins and Lori S. Hopkins, in Clifford Township for $282,000.

Dunn Lake to Franceski Lumber Company, in Ararat Township for $500.

James F. Edwards (by sheriff) and Paula J. Edwards (by sheriff) to EMC Mortgage Corp., in Great Bend Borough for $1,813.

Franceski Lumber Company to Dunn Lake, in Ararat Township for $500.

Marian R. Slocum to Amy J. Gall and Ellen J. Slocum, in Harmony Township for one dollar.

William N. MacDonald and Young Ja MacDonald to William N. MacDonald, in Jackson Townhip for one dollar.

Jack A. Grick and Judy A. Grick to Matthew T. Harman and Ragen E. Rehrig, I Bridgewater Township for $95,000.

Clara B. Lyman (by POA) to Carol M. Lyman, in Springville Township for one dollar.

Patrick A. Waterman to Thomas J. Curran and Virginia M. Curran, in Forest Lake Townshp for $59,000.

Victoria Garrett, Jason Garrett and Michael A. Wardwell to Anthony Passalacqua and Andres Passalacqua, in Bridgewater Township for $28,000.

Joseph Anderson (Est) and Philip G. Rotondi to Dean A. Johnson and Valerie Johnson, in Jackson Township for $40,000.

Alyce A. Aukscunas to Alyce A. Aukscunas and John Kudrich Jr., in Lathrop Township for one dollar.

Lawrence T. O’Reilly, Christine M. O’Reilly and Thomas J. O’Reilly to Lawrence T. O’Reilly, Christine M. O’Reilly and Thomas J. O’Reilly, in Dimock Township for one dollar.

Robin Johnson Kilmer and Gary Kilmer to Jeremy Benedict and Holly A. Benedict, in Lenox Township for one dollar.

Sally Y. Owen to Sally Y. Owen (living trust) in Forest Lake Township for one dollar.

Keith Grose and Amelia Grose to Lauretta A. Ralston, in Bridgewater Township for $192,000.


Sandra Callicoat, plaintiff, individually and as administrator of the estate of Cassandra L. Blood, deceased, vs. Robert G. Evancho, 21 S. Church St., Carbondale, PA, defendant. Action brought in behalf of Kelly Fox, mother, who is entitled to recover under the Pennsylvania Wrongful Death and Survivors Act.

On March 13, 2003, plaintiff’s decedent, Cassandra L. Blood was a passenger in a motor vehicle being operated in a southerly direction on Route 374 in Lenox Township, Susquehanna County, PA. The operator of the vehicle was her mother, Kelly Fox. At the aforesaid time and place, Robert G. Evancho was operating his vehicle in a northerly direction along the same highway.

Plaintiff alleges that Mr. Evancho was operating his vehicle in a careless, reckless and negligent manner causing a violent collision with the automobile being driven by Kelly Fox. Plaintiff further alleges that as a result of the collision, Cassandra L. Blood sustained grave, serious and fatal injuries for which claim is being made.


Matthew J Skoczylas, Wampum, and Bethany Rae Birchard, RR5, Montrose.

William David Gow Jr., Little Meadows and Walerie D. Hooko, Little Meadows.

Jonathan Lee Hollister, RR4, Montrose and Daniela F. Canfield, RR4, Montrose.

Thomas Kevin Ballard, Susquehanna and Theresa Ann Pickering, Susquehanna.

Phillip Charles Trackey, Fort Drum, NY and Wendy L.Pixley, Fort Drum, NY.


Stephen G. Slater, Great Bend vs. Debra L. Slater, Peoria, AZ.

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