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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
ARCHIVED BOARD AGENDAS FOR 2002

POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JANUARY 23, 2002
ORDER OF BUSINESS

Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided through a special notice due to a change in the regular meetings of the Board and was filed with and prominently posted in the offices of the Secretary of State. This notice was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on January 8, 2002.

OPEN PUBLIC MEETING

The first portion of the meeting is open to the public. The second portion, in conformity with Title 10, each of the Open Public Meetings Act provisions, shall be closed to the public based upon the personnel matters exception. Those matters are confidential unless expressly waived by the individual involved.


OPEN SESSION


CALLED TO ORDER: 10:50 a.m.

ADJOURNED: 3:30 p.m.

ROLL CALL: John Sandella, Mark Kandrac, Frank Casey, Jim VanEtten, Alan Levine (left at 2:15), Kate Sweeney, Francine Kaplan, Marty Barrett

ABSENT: Gina Calagero, Joe Boucher

ALSO PRESENT: DAG Susanne Culliton, Regina Herz, Jackie Bussanich, Wendy Jamison, David Pointer, Kathy Hatfield, Attorney; Suzanne Gardner; Chuck Schlager, Attorney; Robert Clayton; Raymond Wiss, Attorney; Daniel Rathbun; Christopher Patella, Attorney; Ronald Ricci; Carl Baker; Steven Kossup, Attorney; Alexander Martinez; Meryl Nadler, DAG, Dept of Personnel

Minutes of the meeting of December 17, 2001 - Approved

FINANCE

A-1 Common Pension Fund A as of November 30, 2001 - Approved

A-2 Common Pension Fund B as of November 30, 2001 - Approved

A-3 Trial Balance as of October 31, 2001 - Approved

MISCELLANEOUS

None

RETIREMENTS

C-1 Active (3) and Retired (48) Death Lists - Approved

*C-2 Retirement Committee Report Consisting of 60 retirements - Approved


CLOSED SESSION


ORDINARY DISABILITY

D-1 Monthly OD List and Supplement * - Approved

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

MEMBER'S NAME

EFFECTIVE DATE

EMPLOYER

CORBIN, LEONARD

12/01

SOUTH WOODS STATE PRISON

DIAZ, VICTOR

11/01

CITY OF NEWARK POLICE DEPT.

DOMANSKI, LEONARD

3/02

NEW JERSEY STATE PAROLE BOARD

KATCHUK, RICHARD

4/02

COUNTY OF BERGEN

KUPREL, JOSEPH

11/01

EAST JERSEY STATE PRISON

ROSSMAN, JAMES

12/01

COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX

TORRES, FABIAN

9/01

RIVERFRONT STATE PRISON

VITALE, BASILIO

7/02

COUNTY OF ESSEX

WILLIAMS, FITZHUGH

7/00

CITY OF NEWARK POLICE DEPT.

Total = 9

D-2 Boyd, Curtis - NJ State Prison - July 1, 2001 - Involuntary - Approved

ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY

 

MEMBER'S NAME, NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

BOARD'S DECISION

E-1

Donlon, Thomas

Ocean County Dept. of Corrections

1/02

4/21/01

Y

T

T

Tabled Accidental; Interim Approved Ordinary

E-2

Lucas, Dwyde

County of Mercer

9/01

7/6/99

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-3

Christensen, Denise A.

Resubmission

NJ State Prison

10/01

8/18/97

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-4

Rudd, Dennis J.

Resubmission

Borough of Keansburg

11/01

11/29/00

Y

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-5

Wagner, Lawrence

City of Egg Harbor

3/01

11/26/96

Y

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

 

MEMBER'S NAME , NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

 DR

TE

BOARD'S DECISION

E-6

Lane, Ronald

 

City of Atlantic City

2/02

6/16/00

Y

T

T

Tabled Accidental; Interim Approved Ordinary

E-7

Ruark, Albert

City of Atlantic City

12/01

3/20/01

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-8

Scott, Ronald

Middlesex County Adult Correction

8/01

11/22/95

Y

T

T

Tabled Accidental; Interim Approved Ordinary

E-9+

Rodriguez, Emmanuel

City of Newark

1/02

3/1/97

1/26/98

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-10

Taylor, Kenneth

East Jersey State Prison

11/01

12/13/00

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-11

Werdann, Robert

City of Newark Fire Dept.

9/01

8/21/00

Y

T

T

Tabled Accidental; Interim Approved Ordinary/Special

E-12

McCallum, James

Town of Kearny

9/01

10/11/90

Delayed Manifestation;

11/26/90

Delayed Manifestation

Y

 

 

Y

N

 

 

N

N

 

 

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary (No delayed manifestation)

E-13

Collingwood, Allan

Southern State Correctional Facility

10/01

2/14/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-14+

Martinez, Alexander

City of Newark

11/01

3/8/00

N

N

Y

Denied; Only Eligible for Withdrawal

E-15

DeMott Sr., William

Bergen County Police Dept.

2/02

3/20/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-16

Bucci, John

Dept. of Corrections Garden State

12/01

5/31/98

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-17

DeAngelo, Anthony A.

Resubmission

Washington Twp. Police Dept.

8/01

7/30/00

Y

Y

Y

Approved


OPEN SESSION


MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENTS

+F-1 Riccie, Ronald - West NY Police Dept. - Honorable Service - Forfeit service from date of offense; Approved 10 year repayment schedule with assignment of life insurance. Reduce benefit from special to service. (Retirement Bureau)

HEARING DECISIONS

G-1 Gonzalez, Ramito R. - City of Perth Amboy Police Dept. - Initial Decision - Affirmed ALJ decision granting accidental disability retirement benefits (Retirement Bureau)

G-2 Farrell, Robert- Asbury Park - Decision w/Exceptions and Reply to Exceptions - Tabled until February 25, 2002 meeting - Request Extension

G-3 Taliaferro, Irvin - Newark Police Dept. - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted

G-4 Hughes, Barbara for Allen Hughes' Estate - North Caldwell Police Dept. - Appellate Division Decision Reversing the Denial of a Widow's Pension - Noted (Retirement Bureau/Beneficiary Services)

G-5 Flim, John - NJ DOP - Eligibility for Enrollment -Approved for enrollment pending review of settlement agreement (Enrollment Bureau)

HEARING REQUESTS

H-1 Udasco, Kimberly - Morris County Sheriff's Dept.- Denied Accidental Disability - Approved OAL Hearing

H-2 DeMeo, Leonard -West Orange Twp. - Denied Request to Return Unused Pension Contributions to Beneficiaries - Denied

H-3 Whilden, Donna -Bayside State Prison - Denied Reinstatement in PFRS and Denied Request to Apply for a Disability Retirement - Approved OAL Hearing

H-4 Caughey, Edward P. - Borough of Rutherford Police Dept. - Denied Creditable Salary - Approved OAL Hearing

H-5 Erney, Jr. William - Twp. Of Lawrence Fire Dept.- Reconsideration and Request Hearing on Denied Enrollment into PFRS - Reaffirmed Original Decision and Approved OAL Hearing

H-6 Nunez, Eileen - Passaic County- Denied Accidental Disability - Approved OAL Hearing

H-7 Sudol, Raymond - East Newark Borough - Employer Appeals the Approval of Employee's Ordinary Disability - Tabled - Awaiting decision from Supreme Court on issue of employer standing.

H-8 Anderson, Allan - Dept. of Corrections Mid-State Correctional Facility - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved OAL Hearing

H-9 Servis, Sylvia - Dept. of Corrections Albert Wagner Correctional Facility - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved OAL Hearing

H-10 Costigan, Richard - City of Ocean City - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved OAL Hearing

H-11 Murphy, Max H. - Twp. Of Voorhees - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved OAL Hearing

MEMBERSHIP

+J-1 Gardner, Suzanne PERS -New Brunswick City - Requests Transfer to PFRS over the Age of 35 - Approved (Enrollment Bureau)

J-2 Eslinger, Wayne PERS -Barnegat Twp. - Requests Transfer to PFRS -Denied

J-3 Prince, Charles G. -Hamilton Twp. Fire Comm. Dist. 4 - Request for Delinquent Enrollment - Approved - Employer will be responsible for ½ pension contributions (Enrollment Bureau)

J-4 Hiltner, James - Margate City -Request by Enrollment Bureau to Reconsider Board's Decision of Delinquent Enrollment - Employer not liable for delinquent enrollment. Member permitted to purchase at 2001 request date (Enrollment Bureau)

+J-5 Clayton, Robert PERS - City of Asbury Park - Reconsideration Of the Denial of Enrollment into PFRS - Approved (Enrollment Bureau)

+J-6 Rathbun, Daniel - City of Hackensack - Request enrollment in PFRS over age of 35 - Approved (Enrollment Bureau)

+J-7 (See G-5)

+J-8* Baker, Carl - Totowa - Eligibility for Enrollment (Over age 35) - Insufficent information. Request additional information on employment offer.

INSURANCE

K-1 Taylor, Sr., Daniel Andrew -Garfield City - Request for Eligibility for Additional Death Benefits - Denied request to consider beneficiary form received after member's death valid.

INFORMATIONAL

L-1 Chapter 279, Public Law of 2001 - Municipal Firefighters over Age 35 -

L-2 PFRS Election Tentative Schedule -

L-3 NJ HFMA Monthly Statement of Mortgage Accounts for November 2001 -

L-4 Chapter 318, Public Law of 2001 - Widow's Benefits -

L-5 Chapter 422, Public Law of 2001 - Robert Chinchar's Enrollment into PFRS - Twp. Of South Hackensack

L-6 Chapter 423, Public Law of 2001 - Pasqual DeRito's Enrollment into PFRS - Borough of Cliffside Park -

*L-7 Fact Sheet #29 - Employment After Retirement -

REPORTS

The following topics will be discussed on an "as needed" basis as requested by the Chairman.

M-1 Report of Investment Council Representative -

M-2 Report of Deputy Attorney General -

M-3 Report of the Secretary -

M-4 Report of Director -

M-5 Unfinished Business -

M-6 New Business -

M-7 Comments from Public -

M-8 Comments & Questions from Trustees -

+Indicates personal appearance
=Indicates items not mailed

The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for February 25, 2002.


POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
FEBRUARY 25, 2002
ORDER OF BUSINESS

Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided through the annual notice of the schedule of regular meetings of the Board filed with and prominently posted in the offices of the Secretary of State. The 2002 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 20, 2001.

OPEN PUBLIC MEETING

The first portion of the meeting is open to the public. The second portion, in conformity with Title 10, each of the Open Public Meetings Act provisions, shall be closed to the public based upon the personnel matters exception. Those matters are confidential unless expressly waived by the individual involved.


OPEN SESSION


CALLED TO ORDER: 10:35 a.m.

ADJOURNED: 2:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL: Joe Boucher (left 12:40), John Sandella, Mark Kandrac, Frank Casey, Jim VanEtten, Marty Barrett, Alan Levine, Tom Bryan

ABSENT: Kate Sweeney, Gina Calagero

ALSO PRESENT: DAG Debra Allen, Regina Herz, Jackie Bussanich, Joann Martin, Wendy Jamison, Bill Kale, Mindy Smith-Sopko, Marie Schweickert, Dave Pointer, Francine Kaplan, Andrew Walsh, attorney; Robert Farrell; Charles Allen, attorney; William Erney; Steven Kossup, attorney

Minutes of the meeting of January 23, 2002 - Approved

FINANCE

A-1 Trial Balance as of November 30, 2001 - Approved

A-2 Common Pension Fund A as of December 31, 2001 - Approved

A-3 Common Pension Fund B as of December 31, 2001 - Approved

A-4 Common Pension Fund D as 0f December 31, 2001- Approved

MISCELLANEOUS

B-1 Letter of Congratulations to Mark Kandrac - Certified Results

RETIREMENTS

C-1 Active (4) and Retired (59) Death Lists - Approved

*C-2 Retirement List and 30 Day Waiver- Approved


CLOSED SESSION


ORDINARY DISABILITY

D-1 Raleigh, Philip - Jersey City Police Dept. - Reinstatement - Approved

D-2 Fiorile, Domenic - County of Gloucester - September 1, 2001 - Chapter 428 - Approved

D-3 Sampson, Charles - Jersey City Police Dept. - March 1, 2002 - Chapter 428 - Approved

D-4 Steinman, Marsha - Rutgers University - November 1, 2001 - Chapter 428 - Approved

D-5 Jordan, Henry - NJ Institute of Technology - August 1, 2001 - Denied; Offer Deferred

D-6 Singleton, Robert - Mountain View Youth Correctional Facility - March 1, 2002 (date change) - Chapter 428 - Approved

D-7 Fishman, Scott - Middlesex County - October 1, 2001 - OD with Honorable Service Issue - Total Forfeiture; No action required on disability; Only eligible for withdrawal (Audit Section, Retirement Bureau)

D-8 Monthly OD Grid and Supp;ement* - Approved

*ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

MEMBER'S NAME

EFFECTIVE DATE

EMPLOYER

BALDWIN, PATRICIA

1/02

JUVENILE JUSTICE COMMISSION

BLANFORD, PATRICIA

9/02

NORTHERN STATE PRISON

BUDD, MICHAEL

9/01

JUVENILE JUSTICE COMMISSION

CARMAN, JAMES

2/02

SOUTHERN STATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

CASTELLANO, RICHARD

3/1/02

CITY OF HOBOKEN

DELOATCH, CHARLES

10/99

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

FORD, ARTHUR

11/01

CITY OF VENTNOR

HERBERT, MICHAEL

10/01

TOWNSHIP OF LIVINGSTON

HIGGINS,JAMES

5/02

EDNA MAHAN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

NEMETH, EDWARD

3/02

COUNTY OF HUNTERDON

SOBKA, WALTER

3/02

NEWARK POLICE DEPARTMENT

Total = 11


CLOSED SESSION


ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY

*TP=TOTAL AND PERMANENT; DR=DIRCT RESULT; TE=TRAUMATIC EVENT

 

MEMBER'S NAME , NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP*

DR*

TE*

BOARD'S DECISION

E-1

Donlon, Thomas

Resubmission

Ocean County Dept. of Corrections

1/02

4/21/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-2

Paradise, Dommick

Resubmission

Twp. Of North Bergen

9/01

1/15/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-3

Lane, Ronald

Resubmission

City of Atlantic City

2/02

6/16/00

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-4

Kearney, Timothy

County of Hudson

8/01

12/12/99

4/1/00

4/10/00

N

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-5

Rando, Deborah

Resubmission

City of Atlantic City

11/01

9/22/99

9/23/99

1/14/00

4/26/00

 

 

Y

N

N

N

Y

N

N

Y

N

Re-Affirmed Ordinary; Denied Accidental

  MEMBER'S NAME , NO. EMPLOYER EFFECTIVE DATE ACCIDENT
DATE
TP* DR* TE* BOARD'S DECISION

E-6

Costigan, Richard

Reconsideration

City of Ocean City

1/02

4/7/01

Y

N

N

Re-Affirmed; Continue in OAL

E-7

Thomas, Michael

City of Newark

2/02

Numerous Incidents

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-8

Gray, Richard

City of Pleasantville Police Dept.

7/02

11/5/96

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-9

Neyhart, Christopher

Twp. Of Ocean

4/02

10/25/00

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-10

Sinatra, Bruce

City of Passaic

1/02

6/27/01

Y

Y

T

Tabled for FIRS Reports

E-11

Scott, Ronald

Resubmission

Middlesex County Adult Correction

8/01

11/22/95

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-12

Schritenthal, Ralph

East Windsor Twp

03/02

2/23/00

Y

Y

Y

Approved

 

MEMBER'S NAME , NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP*

DR*

TE*

BOARD'S DECISION

E-13

Conte, Debra

City of Summit

04/02

01/28/00

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-14

Martin, Darryl

County of Monmouth

09/01

01/20/94

09/06/96

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary (no delayed manifestation)

E-15

Johnson, Kevin

East Orange

03/02

09/08/00

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-16

Walsh, Edward

County of Essex

02/02

05/31/00

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-17

Morabito, Donna

Long Branch Twp

11/01

03/06/00

T

T

T

Tabled for additional information

*TP=TOTAL AND PERMANENT; DR=DIRCT RESULT; TE=TRAUMATIC EVENT

MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENTS

F-1 Bonelli, Raymond - City of Union City - Honorable Service - Total Forfeiture. Only entitled to return of pension contributions (Retirement Bureau, Audit Section)

F-2 Riccie, Ronald - Town of West New York - Honorable Service - Reconsideration - Reaffirmed Original Decision

HEARING DECISIONS

+G-1 Farrell, Robert - City of Asbury Park - Decision with Exceptions and Reply to Exceptions with supplement - Affirmed ALJ decision denying accidental disability; Noted exceptions; Noted reply to exceptions

G-2 Van Dyke, Douglas - Borough of Norwood - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted

G-3 Weiss, Paul - County of Essex Corrections Dept. - Initial Decision - Affirmed ALJ decision denying accidental disability (typographical modifications to page 45)

G-4 Nock, Tyrone - Winslow Twp. - Initial Decision with Exceptions and Reply to Exceptions* - Rejected ALJ decision to grant accidental disability; Accepted Exceptions


OPEN SESSION


HEARING REQUESTS

H-1 Ruark, Albert -City of Atlantic City - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-2 Martinez, Alexander - City of Newark Police Dept. - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-3 Erney, Jr., William G. - Twp. Of Lawrence Fire Dept. - Request to Stay Board's Determination - Denied

H-4 Tortorelli, Dominick - Camden County - Denied Request to Continue Working Beyond Age 65 - Denied OAL Hearing

H-5 Cipriano, Leonard et. al - City of Trenton -Denied Reimbursement of Money Determined to be Non-Creditable for Pension Purposes - Approved

H-6 Halscheid, Christopher - Winslow Twp. - Request to Remand to OAL - Approved

H-7 Rudd, Dennis - Borough of Keensburg - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-8 Eslinger, Wayne PERS - Barnegat Twp. - Denied Enrollment into PFRS - Approved

MEMBERSHIP

J-1 Caughey, Edward - Borough of Rutherford - Creditable Salary - Reconsideration - Reaffirmed original decision; Continue in OAL

J-2 Hartman, Thomas - Brookdale Community College - Eligibility for Enrollment - Interfund Transfer into PFRS - Denied

J-3 Roma, Albert F. - City of Long Branch - Request to Purchase Temporary Service - Denied

+J-4 Tropeano, Michael PERS - City of Elizabeth - Overage Enrollment - Approved enrollment (Enrollment Bureau)

J-5 Smith, Thomas -Camden County Sheriff's Dept. - Eligibility for Enrollment - Reconsideration - Approved for enrollment (Enrollment Bureau)

J-6 Baker, Carl - Borough of Totowa - Resubmission - Over Age of 35 - Tabled Until March at Baker's request

INSURANCE

None

INFORMATIONAL

L-1 Minutes from the November 15, 2001 Meeting of the State Investment Council - Noted

L-2 Request for PFRS Nominating Petitions - Noted.

    1. Gregory A. Rule - South Brunswick Township -
    2. Stephanie Stenze - Division of Criminal Justice -
    3. Brian J. Bartiromo - Irvington Township -
    4. Anthony Sgro -Department of Corrections -
    5. Danny Dominguez - North Plainfield Boro -
    6. Jeffrey Jannarone - Rutgers University -
    7. John Sierchio -Bloomfied Township -
    8. Bernard J. J. Chester - Jersey City -
    9. Chris Anagnostis - East Orange City -
    10. Robert John Gries - Monmouth County -
    11. Scott R. Titus - Borough of Totowa -
    12. Michael Puzio - Morris County -
    13. Jay White - Jersey City -
    14. Jeffrey Smith - South Woods Prison -
    15. Flaherty, David - Howell Township -

L-3 List of Processing Times as of February 7, 2002 - Noted

REPORTS

The following topics will be discussed on an "as needed" basis as requested by the Chairman.

M-1 Report of Investment Council Representative -

M-2 Report of Deputy Attorney General -

M-3 Report of the Secretary -

M-4 Report of Director -

M-5 Unfinished Business -

M-6 New Business -

M-7 Comments from Public -

M-8 Comments & Questions from Trustees -

+Indicates personal appearance
=Indicates items not mailed

The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for March 18, 2002.


POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
MARCH 18, 2002
ORDER OF BUSINESS

Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided through the annual notice of the schedule of regular meetings of the Board filed with and prominently posted in the offices of the Secretary of State. The 2002 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 20, 2001.

OPEN PUBLIC MEETING

The first portion of the meeting is open to the public. The second portion, in conformity with Title 10, each of the Open Public Meetings Act provisions, shall be closed to the public based upon the personnel matters exception. Those matters are confidential unless expressly waived by the individual involved.


OPEN SESSION


CALLED TO ORDER: 11:50 a.m.

ADJOURNED: 1:15 p.m.

ROLL CALL: Jim VanEtten, Frank Casey, Marty Barrett, Mark Kandrac, Tom Bryan, Kate Sweeney, Alan Levine

ABSENT: Joe Boucher, John Sandella, Gina Calagero,

ALSO PRESENT: DAG Susanne Culliton, Regina Herz, Jackie Bussanich, Joanne Martin, Wendy Jamison, Kathy Coates, Bill Kale, David Pointer, Janice Vasil, Mindy Smith-Sopko, Tyrone Nock, Kevin Oswald

Minutes of the meeting of February 25, 2002 - Approved w/correction to page 88

FINANCE

A-1 Common Pension Fund A as of January 31, 2002 - Approved

A-2 Common Pension Fund B as of January 31, 2002 - Approved

A-3 Trial Balance as of December 31, 2001 - Approved

MISCELLANEOUS

None

RETIREMENTS

C-1 Active (6) and Retired (44) Death Lists - Approved

C-2* Retirement List and 30 day waiver - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

ORDINARY DISABILITY

D-1 Rush, Eugene - East Jersey State Prison - Effective October 1, 2001 - Ch. 428 - Approved

D-2 Soto, Samuel - County of Passaic - Effective January 1, 2002 - Ch. 428 - Approved

D-3 Allen, David - NJ State Prison - Effective April 1, 2001 - Involuntary - Approved

D-4 Gribben, Laura - County of Middlesex - Effective January 1, 2002 - Denied; Offer Deferred

D-5 Monthly OD List w/Supplement - Approved

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

MEMBER'S NAME

EFFECTIVE DATE

P / F

EMPLOYER

ABNEY, MYRAZELL

5/02

P

EAST JERSEY STATE PRISON

ALPHIN, SAMUEL

3/02

P

NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

DEVINE, PATRICIA

3/02

P

STATE PAROLE BOARD

HARDY, NORMA

2/02

P

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS - GARDEN STATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

JOHNSON, KAREN

1/02

P

ALBERT C. WAGNER YOUTH CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

MOORE-MUHAMMAD, EDITH

4/02

P

NEWARK POLICE DEPARTMENT

TAYLOR, BERNADINE

4/02

P

COUNTY OF HUDSON

Total = 7


CLOSED SESSION


ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY

NOTE: TP = Total and Permanent; DR = Direct Result; TE = Traumatic Event

 

MEMBERS NAME , NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

BOARD'S DECISION

E-1

O'Neill, Edward

City of Newark

8/01

4/12/99

8/16/99

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-2

Valenti, Nicholas

City of Plainfield

1/02

10/30/99

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-3

Miller, John Scott

County of Essex

3/02

3/17/99

5/4/00

10/11/00

N

Y

Y

N

Y

N

N

N

N

Denied AD; Grant OD

E-4

Tyson, Larry

Northern State Prison

2/02

5/15/97

4/14/00

Y

N

Y

N

N

N

Denied AD; Grant OD

E-5

McCrystal, James

East Jersey State Prison

9/01

10/7/99

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-6

Lewis, Gareth

Juvenile Justice Commission

11/01

1/31/01

Y

Y

N

Denied AD; Grant OD

E-7

Roles, Richard

County of Hudson

9/01

1985 thru 1990

5/23/01

N

 

Y

N

 

N

N

 

N

Denied AD; Grant OD

E-8

Morabito, Donna

Resubmission

Long Branch Twp.

11/01

3/6/00

T

T

T

Tabled for administrative review

E-9

Sinatra, Bruce M.

Resubmission

City of Passaic

1/02

6/27/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-10

Foley, John

Roseland Boro Police Dept.

3/02

3/3/00

Y

Y

Y

Approved

NOTE: TP = Total and Permanent; DR = Direct Result; TE = Traumatic Event


OPEN SESSION


MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENTS

None

HEARING DECISIONS

G-1 Esposito, Joseph S. -Edison Twp. Police Dept. - Initial Decision with Exceptions - Reject ALJ decision; Accept Exceptions (Grant Accidental Disability)

G-2 Fowler, Anthony - Bergen County - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted

G-3 DeCesare, Carol for William (Deceased) - Ventnor City - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted

G-4 Weiss, Paul - County of Essex Corr. Dept. - Resubmission - Initial Decision with Exceptions - Reaffirm ALJ decision; Reject Exceptions filed by Steven Kossup

G-5 Valentin, Julio - Newark - Revisit and address each incident for direct result and traumatic event - Tabled; Send Member for Re-examination (Disability Review)

G-6 Nock, Tyrone - Winslow Twp. - Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law - The Board reconsidered and has now accepted the ALJ's decision; noted the exceptions filed by DAG Koziar; granting accidental disability retirement benefits (Retirement Bureau)

G-7 Tortorelli, Dominick - Camden County - Final Administrative Determination - Approved

G-8 DeMeo, Leonard (deceased) - West Orange - Final Administrative Determination - Approved

G-9 Shomo, Howard - Borough of Westville - Reconsideration of DR, Delayed Manifestation - Reconsidered and approved Accidental Disability (Retirement Bureau)

G-10 Zayak, Joseph - Woodbridge Police Dept. - Reconsideration of Honorable Service (Appellate Division) - Tabled


OPEN SESSION


HEARING REQUESTS

H-1 McCallum, James D. - Town of Kearny - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-2 Williams, Dennis - Dept. of Corr. Riverfront State Prison - Denied Accidental Disability - Denied (out of time) must file with Appellate Court.

H-3 Taylor, Jr., Daniel Andrew for Daniel A. Taylor, Sr. (deceased) - Garfield City - Denied Request for Sole Beneficiary - Approved

H-4 Rucki, Donald - Dept. of Corr. Midstate Corr. Facility - Denied Ordinary Disability - Approved

H-5* Rando, Deborah - Atlantic City - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

MEMBERSHIP

J-1 Withdrawn at Mr. Baker's Request - Will Resubmit At Later Date

J-2 Withdrawn - Handled Administratively

J-3 Melillo, Anthony PERS - Essex County - Appeals the Denial of Enrollment into PFRS - Approved (Enrollment Bureau)

J-4+ Oswald, Kevin P. PERS and PFRS - Request to Transfer Service of PERS service to PFRS account- Approved (Enrollment Bureau)

INSURANCE

None


OPEN SESSION


INFORMATIONAL

L-1 PFRS Appellate Division Decision regarding Joseph Inganamort - Borough of Oradell - Affirmed Board's decision to deny training officer pay as creditable - Noted

L-2 SPRS Appellate Division Decision regarding Frank Balducci - State Police - Affirmed Board's decision to grant involuntary OD - Noted

L-3 HMFA Monthly Statement of Mortgage Accounts for January 2002 - Noted

REPORTS

The following topics will be discussed on an "as needed" basis as requested by the Chairman.

M-1 Report of Investment Council Representative -

M-2 Report of Deputy Attorney General -

M-3 Report of the Secretary -

M-4 Report of Director -

M-5 Unfinished Business -

M-6 New Business -

M-7 Comments from Public -

M-8 Comments & Questions from Trustees -

+Indicates personal appearance
=Indicates items not mailed

The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for April 15, 2002.


POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
APRIL 15, 2002
ORDER OF BUSINESS

Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided through the annual notice of the schedule of regular meetings of the Board filed with and prominently posted in the offices of the Secretary of State. The 2002 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 20, 2001.

OPEN PUBLIC MEETING

The first portion of the meeting is open to the public. The second portion, in conformity with Title 10, each of the Open Public Meetings Act provisions, shall be closed to the public based upon the personnel matters exception. Those matters are confidential unless expressly waived by the individual involved.


OPEN SESSION


CALLED TO ORDER: 10:35 a.m.

ADJOURNED: 1:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL: Kate Sweeney, Joseph Boucher, John Sandella, Mark Kandrac, Marty Barrett, Frank Casey, Alan Levine, Tom Bryan

ALSO PRESENT: DAG Susanne Culliton; Wendy Jamison; Jackie Bussanich; Janice Vasil; David Pointer; Francine Kaplan; Lawrence Malang; Michael Brzdek; Joseph Zayak; Darren Gelber; attorney; Steven Kossup, attorney; William Pador

Minutes of the meeting of March 18, 2002 - Approved w/ correction to reflect a request for a letter to the Treasurer to change the amount the member can borrow for a mortgage

Supplement to Minutes of the meeting of March 18, 2002 - Approved

FINANCE

A-1 Common Pension Fund A as of February 28, 2002 - Approved

A-2 Common Pension Fund B as of February 28, 2002 - Approved

MISCELLANEOUS

B-1 Reorganization of Board for April 15, 2002 to July 15, 2002 - Marty Barrett, Chairperson; Mark Kandrac, 1st Vice-Chairperson; Frank Casey, 2nd Vice-Chairperson

RETIREMENTS

C-1 Active (4) and Retired (69) Death Lists - Approved

C-2* Retirement List and 30 day waiver - Approved


CLOSED SESSION


ORDINARY DISABILITY

D-1 Monthly OD List and Supplement* - Approved

MEMBER'S NAME

EFFECTIVE DATE

P/F

EMPLOYER

BALDASSARI, CHRISTOPHER

3/02

F

CITY OF TRENTON FIRE DEPARTMENT

DELUCA, DONALD

2/99

P

COUNTY OF ESSEX

HRADIL, LINDA

4/02

P

COUNTY OF BERGEN

METIVIER, TIMOTHY
8/02
P
MID STATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
ROSS, STEVEN
7/02
P
COUNTY OF SALEM
SCULLY, ROBERT
12/01
P
EAST JERSEY PRISON

SHIVERS, LLOYD

3/02

P

CITY OF PLAINFIELD

VANDERVEER, HOWARD
8/02
P
EAST JERSEY STATE PRISON
WELLS, DAUN
4/02
P
NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

WHRITENOUR, MICHAEL

2/02

P

VERNON TOWNSHIP

Total = 10

 

ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY

NOTE: TP = Total and Permanent; DR = Direct Result; TE = Traumatic Event

 

MEMBER'S NAME , NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

BOARD'S DECISION

E-1

Werdann, Robert

Resubmission

City of Newark Fire Dept.

9/01

8/21/00

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-2

Dumas, Charles

Reconsideration

NJ State Prison

8/01

12/1/99

Y

Y

N

Reconsidered and approved direct result; Continue in OAL for traumatic event

E-3

Cetola, Raymond

NJ Dept. of Corrections

1/02

1/7/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-4

Foschini, Thomas

City of Hackensack

2/02

3/20/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-5

Congelosi, Charles

City of Newark Police Dept.

3/02

1/29/87

2/15/87

7/23/87

11/13/87

11/21/87

2/23/88

4/4/88

11/15/91

5/23/96

6/23/00

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

Y

N

N

N

Y

N

N

N

Y

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

No delayed manifestation for 1987-91 incidents.

Insufficient documentation for DR

E-6

White, Theodore

City of Newark

2/01

5/18/96

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-7

Thomas, Randolph

Middlesex County Adult Correction Center

2/02

5/17/99

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-8

Fitzsimmons, Patrick

City of Hoboken

11/01

5/14/00

Y

Y

Y

Approved

NOTE: TP = Total and Permanent; DR = Direct Result; TE = Traumatic Event

 

MEMBER'S NAME, NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

BOARD'S DECISION

E-9

Kenny, Lawrence

City of Hackensack

2/02

3/20/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-10

Mellaci, Joseph

Borough of West Long Branch

4/02

12/17/00

Y

Y

Y

Approved

+E11

Malang, Lawrence

Twp. Of West Orange

12/01

11/9/00

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-12

Arienta, Russel

Parsippany Police Dept.

5/02

5/24/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-13

Arney, William

Old Bridge Twp.

10/01

1/5/01

N

N

Y

Denied Accidental; Only Eligible for Withdrawal

E-14

Bowens, Ethan

Burlington County Jail

1/02

3/2/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved (Vote: 5:3; Sweeney, Levine, Casey)

E-15

Carr, Robert

East Jersey State Prison

10/01

2/8/01

N

N

Y

Denied; Only Eligible for Withdrawal

E-16

Craig, Charles

East Jersey State Prison

7/01

7/20/00

N

N

N

Denied; Offer Deferred

+E17

Pador, William

Twp. Of Montclair

5/02

7/22/98

3/19/00

1/7/01

Y

T

T

Tabled Accidental for Employer Report; Interim Approved Ordinary

+E18

Brzdek, Michael

NJ State Prison

10/01

6/23/00

Y

Y

Y

Approved

NOTE: TP = Total and Permanent; DR = Direct Result; TE = Traumatic Event

OPEN SESSION


MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENTS

None

HEARING DECISIONS

G-1 Hajje, Angel - City of Elizabeth - Initial Decision - Affirmed ALJ's decision to grant Accidental Disability, effective 3/1/01 (Retirement Bureau)

G-2 Mulvan, Brian - Washington Twp. - Initial Decision - Affirmed ALJ's decision denying Accidental Disability

G-3 Flynn, William - City of Paterson - Initial Decision - Affirmed ALJ decision to add leave days to his base salary in calculating his pension benefit

G-4 Tortorello, Vincent Borough of Roseland - Initial Decision - Affirmed ALJ's decision denying Accidental Disability

G-5 Esposito, Joseph S. - Edison Twp. - Findings of Facts and Conclusions of Law - Approved

+G-6 Zayak, Joseph - Woodbridge Twp- Reconsideration of Honorable Service - Reconsidered and Approve Deferred Retirement; Forfeited Service from 1/97 through 4/97 (Retirement Bureau)

HEARING REQUESTS

H-1 Withdrawn from Agenda

H-2 Martin, Darryl - Monmouth County - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-3 Riccie, Ronald - West New York Town - Appeals the Forfeiture of Service and - Approved

H-4 Miller, John S. - Essex County - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

MEMBERSHIP

J-1 Guida, Leonard - Bradley Beach - Request to Purchase - Approved (Purchase Section)

J-2 Lloyd, Nilda I. PERS - Bayside State Prison - Appeals the Denial of Enrollment into PFRS - Approved Enrollment in PFRS (Enrollment Bureau) (Bryan abstained)

J-3 Calabrese, Michael - City of Bridgeton - Creditable Compensation - Denied

INSURANCE

None

INFORMATIONAL

L-1 Miller, Carol - Edison Twp. - Amended Consent Judgement - Noted

*L-2 PFRS 2000 Annual Report - Noted

L-3 Minutes of the NJ State Investment Council for the meeting held on January 17, 2002 - Noted

L-4 Pension and Health Benefits Review Commission Vote Results for December 7, 2001 - Noted

L-5 Monthly Statement of Mortgage Accounts for February 2002 - Noted

REPORTS

The following topics will be discussed on an "as needed" basis as requested by the Chairman.

M-1 Report of Investment Council Representative -

M-2 Report of Deputy Attorney General -

M-3 Report of the Secretary -

M-4 Report of Director -

M-5 Unfinished Business -

M-6 New Business -

M-7 Comments from Public -

M-8 Comments & Questions from Trustees -

+Indicates personal appearance
*Indicates items not mailed

The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for May 20, 2002.


POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
MAY 20, 2002
ORDER OF BUSINESS

Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided through the annual notice of the schedule of regular meetings of the Board filed with and prominently posted in the offices of the Secretary of State. The 2002 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 20, 2001.

OPEN PUBLIC MEETING

The first portion of the meeting is open to the public. The second portion, in conformity with Title 10, each of the Open Public Meetings Act provisions, shall be closed to the public based upon the personnel matters exception. Those matters are confidential unless expressly waived by the individual involved.


OPEN SESSION


CALLED TO ORDER: 10:35 a.m.

ADJOURNED: 1:30 p.m.

ROLL CALL: Joseph Boucher (left at 12:45), John Sandella, Mark Kandrac, Marty Barrett, Frank Casey, Tom Bryan, Alan Levine (arrived 10:45)

ABSENT: Kathleen Sweeney

ALSO PRESENT: DAG Susanne Culliton; Wendy Jamison; Jackie Bussanich; Bill Kale; John Megariotis; Mindy Smith-Sopko; Francine Kaplan; Jack Prettyman; John Sierchio; George Lovaglio; John LaGreca; John Taschler; John Vreeland, attorney, City of Elizabeth; Phillip Connelly, Business Adminstrator, City of Elizabeth; Tom Vetter; Juan Guzman; Bill Lavin; Dena Epstein, attorney, FMBA; Richard Baroch; John Mosca, Jr., Financial Officer

Minutes of the meeting of April 15, 2002 - Approved

Revision to the March 18, 2002 Minutes* - Approved

FINANCE

A-1 Trial Balance as of January 31, 2002 - Approved

A-2 Common Pension Fund A as of March 31, 2002 - Approved

A-3 Common Pension Fund B as of March 31, 2002 - Approved

A-4 Common Pension Fund D as of March 31, 2002 - Approved

A-5 Trial Balance as of February 29, 2002 - Approved

MISCELLANEOUS

B-1+ Buck Consultants Actuary Report as of July 1, 2001 - Accepted Report

B-2* PFRS Mid-Election Report from Certifying Officers for 2002- Noted

B-3* Draft Letter to Treasurer regarding Mortgage Limit - Approved

RETIREMENTS

C-1 Active (2) and Retired (54) Death Lists - Approved

C-2* Retirement List and 30 day waiver - Approved


CLOSED SESSION


ORDINARY DISABILITY

D-1 Scudder, Richard - Washington Twp.-Morris County - Effective June 1, 2002 - Chapter 428 - Approved

D-2 Conklin, Bruce - Borough of Ringwood - Effective May 1, 2002 - Chapter 428 - Approved

D-3 Donahue, Robert - Juvenile Justice Commission - Effective May 1, 2001 - Involuntary - Approved

D-4 Sculthorpe, Edward - Newark Police Dept. - Reinstatement - Approved

D-5 Monthly OD List w/Supplement* - Approved

MEMBER'S NAME

EFFECTIVE DATE

P/F

EMPLOYER

BLEISTEIN, KIM

5/02

P

NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS - MERCER COUNTY

CALDWELL, WILLIAM

4/01

P

TOWNSHIP OF NORTH BRUNSWICK

DEMPSEY, CARRIE

12/01

P

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, ALBERT C. WAGNER

GRIBBEN, LAURA

1-02

P

DOC - MIDDLESEX COUNTY

MCCOMBS, JAMES

5/02

P

COUNTY OF ESSEX

MILLER, DAVID

12/02

P

COUNTY OF OCEAN

ORLANDO, LOUIS

10/01

F

CITY OF NEWARK

PARHAM, BOBBIE

8/02

P

MILLBURN POLICE DEPARTMENT

PERRINI, MARCELLA

3/02

P

EDNA MAHAN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

RUPINSKI, CASIMIR

11/02

P

CAPE MAY COUNTY

SMITH, LEROY

4/02

P

NORTHERN STATE PRISON

WAKEFIELD, LORRAINE

5/02

P

EDNA MAHAN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

Total = 12

ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY

E-1 Cattano, George -County of Middlesex - Request to Reopen Case - Denied

 

MEMBER'S NAME, NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

BOARD'S DECISION

E-2

Pador, William

Resubmission

Twp. Of Montclair

5/02

7/22/98

3/19/00

1/7/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-3

Parker, Patrick

City of Hackensack

3/02

3/20/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-4

McGinn, Patrick

Twp. Of North Brunswick

12/01

9/18/98

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-5

Merolla, Michael

Middlesex County Adult Corrections

2/02

7/15/99

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-6

Battista, Ralph

County of Essex

9/01

6/26/00

Y

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-7

Whitten, Arthur

Mount Arlington Police Dept.

4/02

8/13/00

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-8

Leoniy, Stephen

Bd. of Chosen Freeholders Camden County

7/02

2/12/97

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-9

Shields, Leroy

Borough of Magnolia

6/02

4/18/01

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary (Offer Special-it provides higher benefit)

E-10

Trapasso, Thomas

Div. of Criminal Justice

6/02

8/22/01

T

T

T

Tabled for re-exam and additional information from employer

 

MEMBER'S NAME, NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

BOARD'S DECISION

E-11

Hansford, Brian

City of Englewood

10/01

6/30/00

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-12

Johnson, William

South Woods State Prison

6/02

8/15/90

11/5/91

8/28/96

1/13/02

T

Tabled for clarification from MRB

E-13

McGuire, Kenneth

City of Orange

2/02

1/12/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-14

Risoldi, Michael

City of Trenton Police Dept.

4/02

11/18/99

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary (Vote: 5:1; Barrett; Nae)

E-15

Howard, Gary

Dept. of Corrections

2/01

9/18/89;

11/21/97

Y

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary 1989 - Out of Time

(no delayed manifestation)


OPEN SESSION


MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENTS

F-1 Kowalcyk, Peter - Asbury Park City - Request to Discontinue Workers' Compensation Off-Set - Tabled for further review by DAG Dembe

F-2 Schein, Barbara - Borough of North Haledon - Re-Enrollment into PFRS - No Action Required

F-3 Barach, Richard - Bergenfield Boro - Creditable Compensation (inclusion of holiday pay) - Approved contingent upon employer providing a copy of the PBA contract that shows all others received change in holiday pay (Barrett recuised himself from vote) (Retirement Bureau)

HEARING DECISIONS

G-1 Stankovitis, Steven - Rutgers University Police Dept. - Initial Decision with Exceptions - Tabled for presentation by attorney until June 17, 2002; Request extension

G-2 Alston, James PERS - N. Jersey Developmental Center/ Passaic County - Initial Decision - Affirmed ALJ's decision denying enrollment in PFRS

G-3 Hammock, Timothy - NJ State Prison - Initial Decision - Affirmed ALJ's decision denying accidental disability retirement benefits

G-4 Brittingham, Craig - Medford Twp. - Initial Decision with Exceptions and Reply to Exceptions- Affirmed ALJ's decision with modifications denying enrollment in PFRS; Rejected Exceptions; Accepted Reply to Exceptions

G-5 Phillips, Lawrence PFRS/PERS and Brian O'Connor PFRS/PERS - Dept of Corrections -Hearing Withdrawal - Noted

HEARING REQUESTS

H-1 Jordan, Henry D. - NJ Institute of Technology - Denied Ordinary Disability - Approved

H-2 Craig, Charles - East Jersey Prison - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-3 Congelosi, Charles - Newark City - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-4 DeLuca, Donald - County of Essex - Denied Accidental Disability - Beyond 45 Days - Denied (out of time)

H-5 Tyson, Larry - Northern State Prison - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

MEMBERSHIP

J-1 Morabito, Donna - Long Branch Twp. - Eligibility to Continue Membership in PFRS - Tabled forfurther administrative review (Enrollment Section)

J-2+ City of Elizabeth - Creditable Salary - Approved contingent upon the language change to include clothing allowance in base pay (Audit Section)

J-3+ Taschler, John - East Rutherford Boro - Creditable Salary - Approved (Retirement Bureau)

J-4 Leon, Robert - Lakewood Fire District - Over Age Hiring Waiver - Approved (Enrollment Bureau)

INSURANCE

None

INFORMATIONAL

L-1 TPAF Appellate Division Decision regarding Michael DiMicele - Noted

L-2 Mileage Reimbursement - Noted

L-3 Monthly Statement of Mortgage Accounts for March - Noted

REPORTS

The following topics will be discussed on an "as needed" basis as requested by the Chairman.

M-1 Report of Investment Council Representative -

M-2 Report of Deputy Attorney General -

M-3 Report of the Secretary -

M-4 Report of Director -

M-5 Unfinished Business -

M-6 New Business -

M-7 Comments from Public -

M-8 Comments & Questions from Trustees -

+Indicates personal appearance
=Indicates items not mailed

The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for June 17, 2002.


POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JUNE 17, 2002
ORDER OF BUSINESS

Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided through the annual notice of the schedule of regular meetings of the Board filed with and prominently posted in the offices of the Secretary of State. The 2002 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 20, 2001.

OPEN PUBLIC MEETING

The first portion of the meeting is open to the public. The second portion, in conformity with Title 10, each of the Open Public Meetings Act provisions, shall be closed to the public based upon the personnel matters exception. Those matters are confidential unless expressly waived by the individual involved.


OPEN SESSION


CALLED TO ORDER: 10:35 a.m.

ADJOURNED: 2:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL: Mark Kandrac, John Sandella, Joseph Boucher, Marty Barrett, Frank Casey (left 1:00), Kathleen Sweeney, Thomas Bryan

ABSENT: Alan Levine

ALSO PRESENT: DAG Susanne Culliton; Wendy Jamison; Jackie Bussanich; Janice Nelson; David Pointer; John Sierchio; Jack Prettyman; Tom Liscio; Gregory Buttari; Thomas Kelly; Steven Stankovits; Donald Morrow, attorney; Steven Max; Carl Baker

Minutes of the meeting of May 20, 2002- Approved

FINANCE

A-1 Common Pension Fund A as of April 30, 2002 - Approved

A-2 Common Pension Fund B as of April 30, 2002 - Approved

A-3 Trial Balance as of March 31, 2002 - Approved

MISCELLANEOUS

B-1 Chapter 204, P.L.1999 - Fire Position - Asst. Chief - Livingston Twp. - Tabled for additional review by the Director

B-2 Chapter 204, P.L. 1989 - Police Position - Sheriff's Officer, Bilingual - Approved

*B-3 Final Tabulation and Certification of Police Election Results - Approved (John Sierchio deemed the new Police Trustee)

RETIREMENTS

C-1 Active (5) and Retired (44) Death Lists - Approved

*C-2 Retirement List and 30 Day Waiver - Approved


CLOSED SESSION


(Note: Newly elected Trustee Sierchio left the room for closed session items as his term does not commence until 7/1/02.)

ORDINARY DISABILITY

D-1 Cunning, Andrew - Jersey City Fire Dept. - Effective July 1, 2002 - Chapter 428 - Approved

D-2 Fairweather, Robert - Borough of Brielle - Effective April 1, 2002 - Involuntary - Approved

D-3 Daugherty, Luther - Riverfront State Prison - Effective May 1, 2002 - Chapter 428 - Approved

D-4 Monthly OD List and Supplement* - Approved

MEMBER'S NAME

EFFECTIVE DATE

EMPLOYER

BARD, RAYMOND

5/02

SOUTH WOODS STATE PRISON

DELORENZO, ROSEANNE

12/02

ESSEX COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

DEOPP, KENNETH

5/02

ALBERT C. WAGNER FACILITY

DIBIASE, RICHARD

8/02

TOWNSHIP OF OCEAN

DIMAGGIO, EDWARD

6/02

TOWNSHIP OF IRVINGTON

DWORKIN, ALLAN

3/02

COUNTY OF ESSEX

GENERALS, DEBORAH

6/02

SOUTH WOODS STATE PRISON

GRAY, THOMAS

6/02

CITY OF NEWARK

IZZARD, WALLY

2/02

MID STATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

KULPINSKI, RAYMOND

7/02

EAST JERSEY PRISON

OSHMAN, DAVID

7/02

CITY OF TRENTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

SODEN, JOHN

2/02

SOUTH WOODS STATE PRISON

Total = 12

 

ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY

 

MEMBER'S NAME , NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

BOARD'S DECISION

E-1

Kearney, Timothy

 

County of Hudson

8/01

12/15/92

12/12/99

4/1/00

4/10/00

N

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Reaffirmed; Continue Ordinary; Approved OAL Hearing

E-2

Garreffi, Anthony

 

Township Of Hamilton

10/01

Multiple accidents

Y

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary (no delayed manifestation) Explain that he qualifies under C. 428.

E-3

Donahue, Thomas

 

Patterson Fire Dept

4/01

11/29/98

Y

N

N

Reconsidered; Offered Ordinary; Continue in OAL on issues of DR and TE.

E-4

Lemongello, David

City of Orange

2/02

1/12/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-5

Ryan, Sean

City of Asbury Park

8/02

5/19/90

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-6

Reeves, Anthony

Mid-State CorrectionalFacility

2/02

4/25/00

Y

T

T

Tabled Accidental for more info. From IME. Interim Approved Ordinary

E-7

Torain, Kent

Newark Police

4/02

1/23/98

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-8

Sewell, Linda

State Parole Board

1/02

12/16/98

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-9

Panichelli, Michael

Southern State Correctional Facility

3/02

3/20/98

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-10

Anzano, Joseph

East Jersey State Prison

3/02

8/2/00

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-11

Kanicki, Francis

Mt. Laurel Police Dept.

7/02

12/11/96

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-12

Cox, Thomas

NJ State Prison

10/01

9/7/99

Y

Y

Y

Approved

 

MEMBER'S NAME , NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

BOARD'S DECISION

E-13

Carucci, Gina

Monmouth County Bd

Of Chosen Freeholders

11/01

5/13/00

5/14/00

1/14/01

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-14

Gary, Albert

Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility

7/02

10/21/00

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-15

Hurley, Don

City of Atlantic City Police Dept.

4/02

3/15/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-16

Tareky, Sam

County of Passaic

4/02

5/2/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-17

Luongo, Barbara

County of Essex

6/02

8/28/01

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-18

Fleming, Christopher

Borough of Little Ferry

5/02

4/15/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-19

Cagnacci, Stephen

Twp. Of Lyndhurst

2/01

8/30/87

6/6/90

5/31/97

Y

Y

Y

N

N

N

N

N

N

Denied Accidental; (no delayed manifestation on 1987 and 1990 incidents.) Grant Ordinary

E-20

Feriozzi, Michael

Borough of Lindenwold

6/02

2/27/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-21

Spitale, Joseph

City of Long Branch

5/02

8/19/97

5/27/99

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Y

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary


OPEN SESSION


MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENTS

+F-1 Buttari, Gregory - Camden County Bd. Of Chosen Freeholders - Retirement Allowance Overpayment - Vacation sell-back/trade in is not pensionable - Reduce pension and must repay overpayment; over a 36 month repayment schedule. (Retirement Bureau)

+F-2 Kelly, Thomas - Camden County Bd. Of Chosen Freeholders - Retirement Allowance Overpayment - Vacation sell-back/trade in is not pensionable - Reduce pension and must repay overpayment over a 36 month repayment schedule. (Retirement Bureau)

F-3 Metzler, Vincent - Borough of Somerville - Honorable Service - Tabled until 7/15/02 per attorney

F-4 Jackson, Henry - Burlington County Corrections. - Eligibility to Continue to Receive Retirement Benefits/ Return to Employment - Tabled for historical review of Warden and Deputy Warden positions.

F-5 Kowalcyk, Peter - Asbury Park City - Request to Discontinue Workers' Compensation Off-Set - Resubmission - Approved the discontinuance of the off-set. (Retirement Bureau)

HEARING DECISIONS

+G-1 Stankovits, Steven - Rutgers University Police Dept. - Initial Decision with Exceptions and Reply to Exceptions - Affirmed ALJ's decision denying accidental disability retirement benefits; rejected exceptions filed by attorney; and noted reply to exceptions by DAG Tancini

G-2 Kossup, Stanley - Newark City - Initial Decision - Request from DAG for Extension to File Exceptions - Tabled for Exceptions; request extension of time for final decision. (Trustee Sandella recused himself from this item)

HEARING REQUESTS

H-1 Roles, Richard - Hudson County - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-2 Arney, William - Old Bridge Police Dept. - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-3 Dennis, Joseph - Clifton City - Denied Delinquent Enrollment - Beyond 45 Days - Tabled to obtain employment history.

H-4 Calabrese, Michael - City of Bridgeton - Denied Creditable Salary - Approved

MEMBERSHIP

+J-1 Baker, Carl - Totowa Police Dept. - Eligibility for Enrollment - Resubmission - Tabled for DAG opinion (Susanne Culliton)

J-2 George-Wimberly, Ranene C. - Newark City - Request to Reduce Loan Payment - Approved to maintain the PERS repayment schedule on outstanding loan; however if member requests a new loan under PFRS, the balance will be recertified under the PFRS rate. (Loan Section)

J-3 Antico, Daniel D. - Camden Co. Bd. Of Chosen Freeholders - Request for Relief under Chapter 201, P.L. 2001 - Denied (member does not qualify for Chapter 201 relief)

+J-4 Max, Steven (PERS) - Honorable service (request to purchase former PFRS service from 4/66 to 8/71) - Approved (Note: Time rendered from 5/75 to end of PFRS service is considered dishonorable) (Purchase Section/Retirement Bureau)

J-5 Tarantino, Robert - Town of Westfield - Payroll Repayment Schedule - Approved 5 year repayment schedule (Adjustment Section)

J-6 Morabito, Donna - Long Beach Twp.

    1. Eligibility to Continue Membership in PFRS - Reaffirmed original decision denying eligibility for membership in PFRS. Transfer Morabito's account back to PERS. (Enrollment Bureau)
    2. CLOSED SESSION

    3. Eligibility for Accidental Disability - Not applicable since employee is no longer considered a PFRS member. (Disability Review)

INSURANCE

None

INFORMATIONAL

L-1 PERS Appellate Division Decision regarding Frank Scarpelli - Noted

L-2 PERS Appellate Division Decision regarding Mary Fackenthall - Noted

L-3 PFRS Retirement Estimate Calculator - Noted

L-4 Creditable Compensation Committee Meeting of May 20, 2002 - Noted

L-5 State Investment Council Minutes from the March 21, 2002 meeting - Noted

*L-6 Pension and Benefits Processing Times as of June 14, 2002 - Noted


OPEN SESSION


REPORTS

The following topics will be discussed on an "as needed" basis as requested by the Chairman.

M-1 Report of Investment Council Representative -

M-2 Report of Deputy Attorney General -

M-3 Report of the Secretary -

M-4 Report of Director -

M-5 Unfinished Business -

M-6 New Business -

M-7 Comments from Public -

M-8 Comments & Questions from Trustees -

+Indicates personal appearance
=Indicates items not mailed

The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for July 15, 2002.


POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JULY 15, 2002
ORDER OF BUSINESS

Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided through the annual notice of the schedule of regular meetings of the Board filed with and prominently posted in the offices of the Secretary of State. The 2002 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 20, 2001.

OPEN PUBLIC MEETING

The first portion of the meeting is open to the public. The second portion, in conformity with Title 10, each of the Open Public Meetings Act provisions, shall be closed to the public based upon the personnel matters exception. Those matters are confidential unless expressly waived by the individual involved.


OPEN SESSION


CALLED TO ORDER: 10:40 a.m.

ADJOURNED: 5:05 p.m.

ROLL CALL: John Sandella, Mark Kandrac, Frank Casey, Marty Barrett, John Sierchio, Thomas Bryan, Alan Levine (arrived 11:00 a.m. - left 2:20 p.m.)

ABSENT: Kate Sweeney, Vincent Foti, Joseph Boucher

ALSO PRESENT: DAG Jeff Koziar; DAG David Dembe; Wendy Jamison; Jackie Bussanich; Janice Nelson; Bill Kale; Marie Schweickert; Francine Kaplan; Mindy Smith-Sopko; Jack Prettyman; Thomas Liscio; Wayne Eslinger; Mike Duffy; Ed Smith; Ryan Dugan; Law Assistant Ned Lloyd; John Morris, attorney; George Lopez; Margaret Lopez; Wes Swain, City Administrator; Gary Grey; Abraham Hemsey; Vincent Dixon; Gary Thacker; Russel Derricott; Bill Seaman; Len Cipriano; Vincent Metzler; Steven Lieberman, Esq.

Minutes of the meeting of June 17, 2002 - Approved

FINANCE

A-1 Trial Balance as of April 30, 2002 - Approved

A-2 Common Pension Fund A as of May 31, 2002 - Approved

A-3 Common Pension Fund B as of May 31, 2002 - Approved

MISCELLANEOUS

B-1 Reorganization of Board Members

Chairperson - Marty Barrett

1st Vice-Chairperson - Mark Kandrac

2nd Vice-Chairperson - Frank Casey

State Investment Council - Tabled until 8/19/02

RETIREMENTS

C-1 Active and Retired Death Lists - Approved

C-2* Retirement List w/30 day waiver - Approved

C-3* Chapter 47 List - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

ORDINARY DISABILITY

D-1 Reaves, Eric -NJ Department Of Corrections-Effective May 1, 2002- Denied; Offer Deferred

D-2 Rodriguez, David - City of Patterson - Effective August 1, 2002 - Involuntary - Approved

D-3 Monthly OD List - w/Supplement - Approved (Notify Nordello of entitlement to Chapter 428)

MEMBER'S NAME

EFFECTIVE DATE

P/F

EMPLOYER

BALTIMORE, MARGARET

7/02

P

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

BELDEN, KATHY J.

7/02

P

UNION COUNTY - SHERIFF'S

BIRD, RICHARD

1/02

F

TOWN OF MORRIS

BYRNES, KEVIN

6/02

P

BOROUGH OF PALISADES PARK

DOUD,STEVEN

1/02

P

COUNTY OF ESSEX

ECKBOLD, JOSEPH

8/01

P

BAYSIDE STATE PRISON

MEMBER'S NAME

EFFECTIVE DATE

P/F

EMPLOYER

KOSMOSKI, KENNETH

3/02

P

DEPARTMENT OFCORRECTIONS

MAJEED, MALIK

6/02

P

COUNTY OF ESSEX

MCMANIMON, KEVIN

8/02

P

COUNTY OF MERCER

NARDELLO, JEFFREY

9/02

P

TOWNSHIP OF VOORHEES

SLATER, FARA

7/02

P

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Total = 11

 

ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY

 

MEMBER'S NAME, NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

BOARD'S DECISION

E-1

Arney, William

Vote: 5-1-1 (Levine ney, Bryan abstained)

Old Bridge Twp

10/01

1/5/01

Y

Y

Y

Reconsidered and Approved

E-2

Servis, Sylvia

Albert Wagner Corr Fac

8/01

11/19/98

Y

Y

N

Reconsidered Direct Result; Continue in OAL on TE

E-3

Falligan, Lashonya

 

Hudson County

10/01

5/1/91

6/18/98

N

N

N

N

N

N

Denied; Only Eligible for Withdrawal

E-4

Bork, Paul

Mountainview Youth Corr

3/1/02

9/10/96

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

 

MEMBER'S NAME,
NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

BOARD'S DECISION

E-5

Crokus, Anthony

City of Bridgeton

1/1/03

7/30/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-6

Johnson, William

South Woods State Prison

6/1/02

8/15/90

11/15/91

8/28/96

1/13/02

 

 

 

Withdrawn from Agenda per attorney's request

E-7

Clark, Joanne

 

DOC Northern State Prison

7/1/02

9/28/00

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-8

Doyle, Michael

 

TWP Of Parsippany

7/1/02

6/2/99

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-9

Hill, David

 

City Of Newark

1/1/01

5/20/96

10/20/96

T

T

T

Tabled for additional information from employer

E-10

Verkay, Vincent

 

Town Of Kearny

11/1/01

11/20/98

Y

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-11

Warren, Donnie

 

City Of Newark

11/1/01

9/22/00

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

+E12

Liscio,Thomas

 

Voorhees Twp.

7/1/02

3/27/00

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-13

Swainer, Patricia

 

Juv. Justice Commisson

3/1/02

3/16/99

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-14

Moro, Thomas

 

Roseland Borough

8/1/01

8/10/00

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-15

Lorenzo, Manuel

 

City Of Newark

3/1/02

5/17/94

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-16

Williams, Elaine

 

Juvenile Justice Commission

4/1/02

1/28/99

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-17

Romoser, Robert

 

State Parole Board

8/1/02

12/26/00

Y

Y

Y

Approved


 


OPEN SESSION


MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENTS

+F-1 Reenrollment into PFRS - City of Trenton

    1. +Abraham Hemsey - Tabled for 1099/payroll records
    2. +Vincent Dixon - Cancel retirement and re-enroll in PFRS effective 9/1/00. (Bryan abstained) (Retirement and Enrollment Bureaus)
    3. +Gary Thacker - Cancel retirement and re-enroll in PFRS effective 3/1/01. (Bryan abstained) (Retirement and Enrollment Bureaus)

+F-2 Lopez, George - Cumberland County Sheriff's Dept. - Request to Reinstate Account in Order to File for Retirement - Tabled for final employment settlement in the economic issues resolved.

+F-3 Metzler, Vincent - Borough of Somerville - Honorable Service - Forfeited from March 1999 through April 2000, continue Early retirement less service and salary. (Retirement Bureau)

F-4 Jackson, Henry - Burlington County - Eligibility to Re-Enroll into PFRS- Tabled for additional information from Department of Personnel.

F-5 Maggio, Anthony -City Of New Brunswick-Request Waiver of Loan Balance Repayment - Denied

F-6 Austin, Harold -Jersey City-Request to Suspend Loan Repayment - Denied

HEARING DECISIONS

G-1 Rankin, Robert - City of Newark - Initial Decision - w/Exceptions - Approved ALJ's decision requiring that Mr. Rankin re-enroll in the PFRS; Modified ALJ's decision rejecting inclusion of other settlement agreements. Rejected Exceptions filed by attorney, Ryan Gilbert; Accepted Exceptions filed by DAG Allen. (Trustee Sandella recused on vote)

+G-2 Eslinger, Wayne PERS - Barnegat Twp. - Eligibility for Enrollment - Reconsideration (OAL Case) - Approved enrollment in PFRS effective 4/1/01. Handle as an interfund transfer. (TrusteeBryan abstained) (Enrollment Bureau)

G-3 VanMorter, Earl - East Windsor Twp. - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted

G-4 Dunn, Robert - City of Newark - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted

G-5 Donahue, Thomas - City of Paterson - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted

G-6 Kowacz, Edward -City of New Brunswick- Hearing Withdrawal - Noted

G-7 Kossup, Stanley - City of Newark - Initial Decision - Tabled for the attorney's request to reply to exceptions. (Trustee Sandella recused on vote)

HEARING REQUESTS

H-1 Risoldi, Michael J- City of Trenton -Denied Accidental Disability- Approved

H-2 Sheilds, LeRoy Sr. - Boro of Magnolia - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-3 Carrucci, Gina - Monmouth County -Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-4 Luongo, Barbara - Essex County -Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-5 Sudol, Raymond -Employer Appeals Approval Of Ordinary Disability- Denied

H-6 Merolla, Michael - Middlesex County -Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

MEMBERSHIP

+J-1 Gray, Gary - City of Somers Point - Appeals the Denial of Certain Salaries as Creditable Salary - Denied Clothing Allowance/Maintenance; Tabled for review of former and current contracts, arbitrators awards. All information to be considered by the Creditable Salary Sub-Committee.

J-2 Vitello, Darian - West Hanover Township - Denied Purchase of Uncredited Service Time - Denied

INSURANCE

None

INFORMATIONAL

L-1 PFRS Pension Reporter - Noted

L-2 Creditable Salary Committee Meeting Minutes - Noted

L-3 PFRS Appellate Division Decision Luckey, Geoffrey - Noted

L-4 PERS Appellate Division Decision - Philip Lewis - Noted

L-5 NJHMFA - Monthly Statement of Mortgage Accounts for April 2002 - Noted

L-6 PFRS Appellate Division Decision-Janet Ribeiro-Czaplinski -Noted

*L-7 Monthly Statement of Mortgage Accounts - May 2002 - Noted

REPORTS

The following topics will be discussed on an "as needed" basis as requested by the Chairman.

M-1 Report of Investment Council Representative -

M-2 Report of Deputy Attorney General -

M-3 Report of the Secretary -

M-4 Report of Director -

M-5 Unfinished Business -

M-6 New Business -

M-7 Comments from Public -

M-8 Comments & Questions from Trustees - Note change in meeting date for October from the 21st to the 15th.

+Indicates personal appearance
=Indicates items not mailed

The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for August 19, 2002.


POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
AUGUST 19, 2002
ORDER OF BUSINESS

Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided through the annual notice of the schedule of regular meetings of the Board filed with and prominently posted in the offices of the Secretary of State. The 2002 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 20, 2001.

OPEN PUBLIC MEETING

The first portion of the meeting is open to the public. The second portion, in conformity with Title 10, each of the Open Public Meetings Act provisions, shall be closed to the public based upon the personnel matters exception. Those matters are confidential unless expressly waived by the individual involved.



OPEN SESSION

CALLED TO ORDER: 10:35 a.m.

ADJOURNED: 4:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL: Marty Barrett, Mark Kandrac, Frank Casey, John Sierchio, Alan Levine (left at 2:30), John Sandella, Joseph Boucher (left 12:35), Vincent Foti, David Rousseau, Kate Sweeney (arrived 10:50, left 2:30)

ALSO PRESENT: DAG Jeffrey Koziar, Kathleen Coates, Jackie Bussanich, Janice Nelson, Henry Matwiejewicz, Bill Kale, David Pointer, Mindy Smith-Sopko, Francine Kaplan, Janice Vasil

George Lovaglio, Buck Consultants; DAG Deborah Allen; Jack Prettyman; Michael Brown; Kendall Collins, attorney; Mario Papparozzi; Richard Higgins; Robin Liebeskind, Chief, Human Resources; Richard Kraemer; Carl Baker; Richard Vogt, Charles Uliano, attorney; Richard Cottrell; Robert Scott; Merick Limsky; Mr. Noble; Robert Rohrberger, attorney; Patrick Tansey; Steven Kossup, attorney; Robert Russo

Minutes of the meeting of July 15, 2002 - Approved

FINANCE

A-1 Trial Balance as of May 31, 2002 - Approved

A-2 Common Pension Fund A as of June 30, 2002 - Approved

A-3 Common Pension Fund B as of June 30, 2002 - Approved

A-4 Common Pension Fund D as of June 30, 2002 - Approved

A-5 Common Pension Fund D as of June 30, 2002 - Revised Copy - Approved

MISCELLANEOUS

+B-1 Buck Consultants' Experience Study - Adopted

B-2 Nomination of the State Investment Council Representative - The Board nominated and elected Mark Kandrac as State Investment Council Representative

B-3 List of 2002-2003 PFRS Committee Appointments - Noted

RETIREMENTS

C-1 Active (4) and Retired (67) Death Lists - Approved

*C-2 Retirement List and 30 day waiver - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

ORDINARY DISABILITY

D-1 Bermel, Ronald - East Jersey State Prison - Denied; Offer Deferred

D-2 Lentzsch, Henry - Boro of Bound Brook - Chapter 428 - Approved

D-3 Lyles-Belton, John - City of Atlantic City - Chapter 428 - Approved

D-4 OD List and Supplement* - Approved

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS (*D-4)

MEMBER'S NAME

EFFECTIVE DATE

P/F

EMPLOYER

DENARIE, SUSAN

5/02

P

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS EDNA MAHAN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

DUBOUX, DEBRA

7/02

P

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, ALBERT C. WAGNER

FLORCZAK, CARL

8/02

P

CITY OF RAHWAY POLICE DEPARTMENT

HALPERN, IRVIN

8/02

P

MOUNTAINVIEW YOUTH CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

JOHNSON, DAVID

8/01

P

NEW JERSEY STATE PRISON

LESE, JOSEPH

8/02

P

RIVERFRONT STATE PRISON

MARTINELLI, ANTHONY

8/02

P

COUNTY OF ESSEX

MOSLEY, JAMES

10/02

F

CITY OF NEWARK FIRE DEPARTMENT

RUZICKA, JENNIFER

8/02

P

EDNA MAHAN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY FOR WOMEN.

MEMBER'S NAME

EFFECTIVE DATE

P/F

EMPLOYER

FERRER, CARMEN

12/02

P

STATE PAROLE BOARD

HEATON, JOSEPH

8/02

P

BAYSIDE STATE PRISON

JOHNSON,CYNTHIA

8/02

P

UNION COUNTY CORRECTIONS

MCMILLAN, ELLEN

9/02

P

CITY OF NEWARK POLICE DEPARTMENT

PRATS, CAESAR

8/02

F

CITY OF ELIZABETH

THATCHER, ANN

5/02

P

EDNA MAHAN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

ZOTTMAN, NANCY

8/02

P

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, GARDEN STATE

Total = 16

 

*D-5 Coutu, Richard - Boro of Red Bank - Chapter 428 - Approved

ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY

 

MEMBER'S NAME , NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

BOARD'S DECISION

E-1

Winfield, Maurice

Garden State Correctional Facility

11/01

8/16/00

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-2

Terracciano, Ralph

Boro. Of Princeton

9/02

11/6/97

Y

Y

Y

Approved

 

MEMBER'S NAME , NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

BOARD'S DECISION

E-3

Sepulveda, Louis

City of Newark

11/00

4/27/97

12/24/97

Y

Y

N

N

N

Y

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-4

Rudd, Dennis

(Vote: 7:1:2) Levine: Abstained; Sierchio, Rousseau: Nae

Boro. Of Keansburg

11/01

11/29/00

Y

Y

Y

Approved; Withdraw from OAL

E-5

Richter, Robert

NJ State Prison

1/02

12/24/00

Y

Y

Y

Approved

+E-6

Russo, Robert

City of Newark

10/98

Cumulative

Dates

N

N

N

Denied; Only Eligible for Deferred

E-7

Morris, Michael

Burlington County

2/02

12/13/00

 

 

 

Denied Request to file for Accidental (Not in Service)

E-8

Williams, Fitzhugh

City of Newark

7/01

Various

 

 

 

Denied request to apply for Accidental (collecting OD) beyond 30 days.

E-9

Rosensteel, Christopher

City Of Hoboken

7/02

6/15/02

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-10

Nieves, Alex

City Of Paterson

4/02

8/27/99

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-11

Swider, David

Twp. Of Hillside

8/02

11/9/99

Y

Y

Y

Approved; Withdraw from OAL

E-12

Brewer, Alan

Dept. of Corr.

5/02

12/27/99

4/1/02

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-13

Eckel, Peter

City of Plainfield

8/02

2/3/98

10/28/99

 

 

 

Tabled for additional reports from employer

E-14

Smith, Lus

Adult Correction Center

3/02

8/15/00

6/27/01

11/3/01

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

 

MEMBERS NAME , NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT DATE

TP

DR

TE

BOARD'S DECISION

E-15

Niesz. John

Boro of Freehold

7/02

9/17/98

11/22/99

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-16

Intorella, James

County of Essex

7/02

1/11/02

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-17

Fontaine, James

City of Plainfield

8/02

12/2/00

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-18

Connolly, Joseph

County of Bergen

9/02

10/10/01

11/5/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

+E-19

Cottrell, Richard

Boro of Neptune

7/02

4/1/93

(Delayed Manifesta-

tion);

6/28/99

5/23/00

2/7/01

5/11/01

Y

T

T

Interim approved Ordinary Disability; Tabled Accidental for Orthopedic IME and MRB report

E-20

Bueno, George

Jersey City Fire Dept.

3/02

10/21/98

9/11/01

(not on duty)

Y

Y

N

N

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-21

Brown, Michael

City of Millville

1/99

4/7/95

5/7/95

12/6/95

Y

T

T

N

N

Tabled for New IME

E-22

Mormelo,Walter

County of Union Dept. of Public Safety

5/02

517/01

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-23

Dzergoski, John

Boro of Bound Brook

5/02

12/11/95

Y

Y

Y

Approved (delayed manifestation)



OPEN SESSION


MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENTS

F-1 Rohrback, Ralph , Warren County - Request to change from Service to Involuntary

OD (beyond 30 days) - Approved request to apply for involuntary ordinary disability

F-2 Fleming, Bryan , Hunterdon County - Honorable Service - Total Forfeiture of Service

F-3 Wanamaker, Dean - Request to Apply Life Insurance to Loan Balance - Denied; Approved ten year repayment schedule

+F-4 Eligibility to Re-Enroll into PFRS

  1. Paparozzi, Mario - NJ State Parole Board - Not a covered PFRS title; Continue retirement
  2. Higgins, Richard - NJ State Parole Board - Not a covered PFRS title; Continue retirement

(Vote: 8:1; Rousseau abstained)

HEARING DECISIONS

G-1 Pascucci, Frank -Initial Decision denying accidental disability benefits - Affirmed ALJ Decision

G-2 Shamble, Russell - Initial Decision denying accidental disability benefits - w/Exceptions by attorney and reply to exceptions by DAG - Affirmed ALJ Decision; Reject Exceptions; Noted Reply to Exceptions

G-3 Hannah, David - Initial Decision denying recalculation of retirement benefits - Affirmed ALJ Decision

G-4 Kossup, Stanley - City of Newark (Trustee Sandella recused himself from this matter)

  1. Initial Decision reversing Board's decision to cease the payment of retirement benefits and to require reimbursement of prior payments - Rejected ALJ Decision
  2. DAG's Exceptions - Accepted
  3. Reply to Exceptions - Rejected
  4. Settlement Proposal - Rejected

The Board voted to reinstate Mr. Kossup's retirement effective July 1, 2002 and withhold checks until overpayment is paid

G-5 Conlon, Eugene -Middlesex County Adult Correction Facility -Hearing Withdrawal - Failure to Appear - Noted

G-6 Morse, Frederick - Burlington County - Settlement Proposal - Tabled for additional research by DAG Allen; Resubmit entire packet for consideration.


OPEN SESSION


HEARING REQUESTS

H-1 Gary, Albert - Denied accidental disability benefits - Approved

H-2 Spitale, Joseph - Denied accidental disability benefits - Approved

H-3 Anzano,Joseph - Denied accidental disability benefits - Approved

H-4 Dennis, Joseph - Resubmission denied delinquent enrollment - Approved

H-5 Maggio, Anthony - Denied Request to Waive Payment of Loan Balance - Approved

H-6 Vitello, Darian - North Hanover Twp. - Denied Request to Purchase - Approved

H-7 East Newark Borough - Reconsideration for OAL Hearing - Appeals approval of disability for Raymond Sudol - Tabled at the request of attorney for employer

H-8 Morabito, Donna - Long Beach Twp.

  1. Denied Enrollment into PFRS - Approved
  2. Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

MEMBERSHIP

J-1 Eligibility for Enrollment in PFRS - Over Age 35

(a) Baker, Carl - Totowa Borough - Eligibility for enrollment in the PFRS - Resubmission - Denied; Approved OAL Hearing

(b) Vogt, Richard - Totowa Borough- Eligibility for enrollment in the PFRS - Denied; Approved OAL Hearing

(Vote: 6:3; Abstained: Barrett, Levine, Sierchio)

+J-2 Scott, Robert - PERS - NJ Transit - Eligibility to enroll in PFRS - Approved use of Conrail service to reduce age and qualify for enrollment in PFRS

INSURANCE

None

INFORMATIONAL

L-1 Rankin, Robert, , final board action (copy of board letter-FYI) - Noted

L-2 Star Ledger Articles on Division of Investment - Noted

L-3 Leon, Luis , Appellate Division decision regarding denial of accidental disability retirement benefits - Noted

L-4 Updated PFRS Board Member Address List - Corrected Copy - Noted

L-5 List of Board Members Responsible for Making Motions at Meetings - Noted

L-6 Monthly Statement of Mortgage Accounts for May 2002 - Noted

L-7 Star Ledger Article "Spouses Contest Pension Divorce Clause " - Noted

L-8 Minutes of the May 16, 2002 meeting of the NJ State Investment Council and Supplement - Noted

L-9 Article from The Star Ledger, "State to Sue Companies for Spiraling Pension Fund Losses" - Noted

L-10 Pension News Newsletter for July 2002 - Noted

L-11 PFRS Mortgage Program - Noted

L-12 Cape May County News: The Press of Atlantic City article "State Court Cases Link Police Work, Post-Traumatic Stress" - Noted

L-13 Letter from State Treasurer John McCormac regarding Increased Mortgage Limit - Noted

*L-14 PFRS Mortgage Program Update - Noted

REPORTS

The following topics will be discussed on an "as needed" basis as requested by the Chairman.

M-1 Report of Investment Council Representative -

M-2 Report of Deputy Attorney General -

M-3 Report of the Secretary -

M-4 Report of Director -

M-5 Unfinished Business -

M-6 New Business -

M-7 Comments from Public -

M-8 Comments & Questions from Trustees -

+Indicates personal appearance
=Indicates items not mailed

The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for September 9, 2002.


POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
SEPTEMBER 9, 2002
ORDER OF BUSINESS

Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided through the annual notice of the schedule of regular meetings of the Board filed with and prominently posted in the offices of the Secretary of State. The 2002 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 20, 2001.

OPEN PUBLIC MEETING

The first portion of the meeting is open to the public. The second portion, in conformity with Title 10, each of the Open Public Meetings Act provisions, shall be closed to the public based upon the personnel matters exception. Those matters are confidential unless expressly waived by the individual involved.


OPEN SESSION


CALLED TO ORDER: 10:35 a.m.

ADJOURNED: 2:40 p.m.

ROLL CALL: Vince Foti, Joseph Boucher (left 1:00), John Sandella, Mark Kandrac, Frank Casey (left 2:15), Marty Barrett, John Sierchio, Tom Bryan, Alan Levine (left 1:00)

ABSENT: Kathleen Sweeney

ALSO PRESENT: DAG Jeffrey Koziar; Wendy Jamison; Jackie Bussanich; Steve Kornrumpf, David Pointer; Janice Vasil; Kathleen Coates; Craig Gumpel, attorney; Wilfredo Rivera; Julio Gonzalez; Robert Illis; Charles Uliano, attorney; Abraham Hemsey; Vincent Dixon; Gary Thacker; Len Cipriano; James Norton; Eric Morrissey; Michael Exley; Donald Frazier, attorney; Grant Spinks; Arthur Nevins, attorney; Regina Herz

Minutes of the meeting of August 19, 2002 - Approved

FINANCE

A-1 Trial Balance as of June 30, 2002 - Approved

A-2 Common Pension Fund A as of July 31, 2002 - Approved

A-3 Common Pension Fund B as of July 31, 2002 - Approved

MISCELLANEOUS

B-1 Chapter 204, P.L. 1989 - Fire Position - Asst. Chief - Livingston Twp. - Approved (Trustee Bryan Abstained) (Enrollment Bureau)

B-2 Chapter 204, P.L. 1989 - Fire Position - (Trustee Bryan Abstained)

    1. Asst. Institution Fire Chief - Tabled
    2. Institution Fire Chief - Tabled

B-3 Chapter 204, P.L. 1989 - Fire Position - Washington Twp. - (Trustee Bryan Abstained) (Enrollment Bureau)

    1. District Fire Captain - Approved
    2. District Fire Captain/Training Officer - Approved

RETIREMENTS

C-1 Active (2) and Retired (18) Death Lists - Approved

*C-2 Retirement List with 30 day waiver - Approved


CLOSED SESSION


ORDINARY DISABILITY

D-1 Hopkins, Rita - Dept. of Corrections - Effective May 1, 2002 - Chapter 428 - Approved

D-2 Lippincott, Judd - Twp. Of Lawrence - Effective July 1, 2002 - Chapter 428 - Approved

D-3 Frigerio, Gabriel - City of Union City Police Dept. - Effective June 1, 2002 - Involuntary - Denied

D-4 Monthly OD List and Supplement* - Approved (w/2 Chapter 428 cases**)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS (*D-4)

MEMBER'S NAME

EFFECTIVE DATE

P/F

EMPLOYER

CARLSEN, MICHAEL

7/02

F

JERSEY CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT

PIERCE, CAREY

10/02

P

MID STATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

ROYAL, JOSEPH

8/02

P

BAYSIDE STATE PRISON

SALVI, KENNETH

9/02

P

BOROUGH OF NEW MILFORD

SMITH, KENNETH

6/00

P

BORO OF RED BANK POLICE

**SUTTERLIN, CARL

9/02

P

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

**TANKSLEY, GEORGE

9/02

P

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

TUCKER, SHAWN

1/03

P

ESSEX COUNTY DEPT. PUBLIC SAFETY

VEACH,BRIAN

9/02

P

SOUTHERN STATE CORR FAC

VITELLO, ANTHONY

3/02

P

STATE PAROLE BOARD

YHLEN, GARY

9/02

P

EDNA MAHAN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

Total = 11

ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY

NOTE: TP = Total and Permanent; DR = Direct Result; TE = Traumatic Event

 

MEMBER'S NAME, NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

BOARD'S DECISION

E-1

Chromyj, Stephen

County of Passaic

8/02

6/28/01

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-2

Bernosky, David

DOC Garden State Correctional Facility

3/03

8/27/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-3

Grabow, Josephine (Involuntary)

Adult Diagnostic Treatment Center

3/02

6/29/00

Y

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-4

Zdanoski, Robert

Cranbury Twp.

4/02

8/11/94

(out of time)

1/26/00

9/1/00

2/6/01

 

Y

Y

Y

 

Y

N

N

 

N

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-5

Martignoni, Peter

Borough of Glen Ridge

7/02

6/25/00

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-6

Diaz, Victor

Newark Police Dept.

8/02

1/2/95

Y

Y

Y

Approved

(Delayed Manifestation-Yes)

E-7

Hill, David

Honorable Service

(Trustee Bryan Abstained)

City of Newark

1/01

5/20/96

10/20/96

Total Forfeiture of Service; Accidental disability issue is moot

E-8

Wilson, Monica

City of Hackensack

11/01

10/25/00

1/28/01

7/30/01

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

Y

Y

Denied Accidental; Only Eligible for Withdrawal

E-9

Cangialosi, Wayne

Borough of Lodi

9/02

12/21/00

Y

Y

Y

Approved

NOTE: TP = Total and Permanent; DR = Direct Result; TE = Traumatic Event

E-10+ Anita Gilmore for Husband John Gilmore (Deceased) - Town of Harrison

    1. Request for Active vs. Retired Death Benefits - Approved Active Death Benefits; Accidental Issue is Moot (Beneficiary Services)

OPEN SESSION


MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENTS

+F-1 Kovacs, Robert - Clinton Twp. - Honorable Service - No Forfeiture of Service (Retirement Bureau)

+F-2 Exley, Michael - Clinton Twp. - Honorable Service - No Forfeiture of Service (Retirement Bureau)

+F-3 Spinks, Grant - Clinton Twp. - Honorable Service - No Forfeiture of Service (Retirement Bureau)

F-4 Brown, Paul - Clinton Twp. - Honorable Service - Postponement Requested by Attorney -Tabled

F-5 Johnson, Larry - East Jersey State Prison - Deferred Retirement - Honorable Service -

Total Forfeiture under the Deferred retirement statute (Retirement Bureau)

+F-6 Hemsey, Abraham - City of Trenton - To Determine the Issue of Re-Enrollment in PFRS - Tabled for additional information from City of Trenton

HEARING DECISIONS

G-1 Johnston, Stephen PERS - Boro of Somerdale/ City of Camden- Initial Decision - Affirmed ALJ's decision enrolling Mr. Johnston in PFRS upon transfer to the Camden Police Department; Noted Exceptions; Noted Reply to Exceptions (VOTE: 8:1; Bryan: Nay) (Enrollment Bureau)

G-2 Bielinski, Robert - City of Perth Amboy - Initial Decision - Affirmed ALJ's decision approving accidental disability retirement benefits (Retirement Bureau, Health Benefits)

G-3 Fraley, Scott -Wagner Youth Correctional Facility - Initial Decision - Affirmed ALJ's decision approving accidental disability retirement benefits (Retirement Bureau, Health Benefits)

G-4 Arney, William - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted

G-5 Sculthorpe, Edward - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted

G-6 Carrol, Timothy - County of Morris - Initial Decision with Exceptions* - Affirmed ALJ's decision denying accidental disability retirement benefits; Rejected Exceptions

*G-7 Kossup, Stanley City of Newark - Findings of Fact and Conclusion of Law - Approved (Trustee Sandella recused himself)

PFRS Meeting -September 9, 2002 - Page 5

HEARING REQUESTS

H-1 Falligan, Lashonya - County of Hudson - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

+H-2 Dixon, Vincent - City of Trenton - Appeals the Cancellation of Retirement Benefits and Re-enrollment into PFRS - Approved

+H-3 Thacker, Gary - City of Trenton - Appeals the Cancellation of Retirement Benefits and Re-enrollment into PFRS - Approved

H-4 Warren, Donnie - City of Newark - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-5 Austin, Harold - Jersey City Police Dept. - Denied Request to Suspend Loan Repayment - Reconsidered and Approved a ten-year repayment schedule and assignment of life insurance benefits to the PFRS (Retirement Bureau, Beneficiary Services)

H-6 Borough of East Newark - Resubmission/Reconsideration for OAL Hearing - Employer appeals the approval of Accidental Disability for Raymond Sudol - Denied

H-7 Bueno, George - Jersey City Fire Dept. - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

MEMBERSHIP

+J-1 Overage Hires/ Eligibility for PFRS Enrollment - City of Newark - (VOTE: 8:1; Bryan: Nay)

    1. Rivera, Wilfredo - Approved
    2. Gonzalez, Julio - Approved
    3. Illis, Robert - Approved

(Enrollment Bureau)

INSURANCE

*K-1 Stewart, Thomas - Accidental Death -City Of Gloucester City - Approved (Dependent Son) (Retirement Bureau, Beneficiary Services)

INFORMATIONAL

L-1 PFRS Appellate Division Decision regarding Richard Canova - Noted

*L-2 Updated Firefighter Employment Application indicating Age Requirements - Noted

*L-3 Monthly Statement of Mortgage Accounts for July, 2002 - Noted

REPORTS

The following topics will be discussed on an "as needed" basis as requested by the Chairman.

M-1 Report of Investment Council Representative -

M-2 Report of Deputy Attorney General -

M-3 Report of the Secretary -

M-4 Report of Director -

M-5 Unfinished Business -

M-6 New Business -

M-7 Comments from Public -

M-8 Comments & Questions from Trustees -

+Indicates personal appearance
*Indicates items not mailed

The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for
TUESDAY, October 15, 2002, at 10:00 a.m.


POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
OCTOBER 15, 2002
ORDER OF BUSINESS

Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided through a special notice of the Board filed with and prominently posted in the office of the Secretary of State. The special notice of this meeting was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on July 18, 2002. The notice of the change in the time of the meeting was mailed for publication on September 13, 2002

OPEN PUBLIC MEETING

The first portion of the meeting is open to the public. The second portion, in conformity with Title 10, each of the Open Public Meetings Act provisions, shall be closed to the public based upon the personnel matters exception. Those matters are confidential unless expressly waived by the individual involved.


OPEN SESSION


CALLED TO ORDER: 10:00 a.m.

ADJOURNED: 5:20 p.m.

ROLL CALL: Marty Barrett, Mark Kandrac, Frank Casey, John Sandella, Joseph Boucher (left at 3:00), Vincent Foti, John Sierchio, Alan Levine (arrived 10:30), Frederick Beaver

ABSENT: Kate Sweeney

ALSO PRESENT: DAG Susanne Culliton, DAG David Dembe, Wendy Jamison, Jackie Bussanich, Kathy Coates, Janice Vasil, David Pointer, Francine Kaplan, Sharon Barnes, Maryann Ryan, Bob Morley, Michael Czyczk, Pat Chiacchio, Peter Groffie, Bill Kale;

Treasurer John McCormack; Carolyn Ehrlich; Regina Herz; Manuel DeCastro; Joseph Ciccone; Len Cippriano; Abraham Hemsey; Charles Uliano, Esq.; Gary Thacker; Dennis Keenan; Ann Thatcher; David Murray; Henry Jackson; Daniel Chernavsky; Jordan Goldberg, Esq.; Dennis Redditt; DAG Jeff Koziar; Gary Norgaard, Esq.; Joseph Selecchia; Frank Ruglio; Mrs. Ruglio; Thomas Tucker; Steven Kossup, Esq.

Minutes of the meeting of September 9, 2002 - Approved

Correction to the Minutes of September 9, 2002 - Approved

FINANCE

A-1 Common Pension Fund A as of August 31, 2002 - Approved

A-2 Common Pension Fund B as of August 31, 2002 - Approved

A-3 PFRS Trial Balance Account Descriptions - Noted

MISCELLANEOUS

B-1 Chapter 204, P.L. 1989 - Admissions and Records Officer - Essex County - Denied

+B-2 Treasurer's Invitation - Study will be conducted by the Independent Fiduciary Services group to review the way in which NJ's investment performance compares with other pension funds in county. Treasurer will keep the Board apprised on all that is determined from the study.

RETIREMENTS

C-1 Active (8) and Retired (44) Death Lists - Approved

*C-2 Retirement List and 30 Day Waiver - Approved


CLOSED SESSION


ORDINARY DISABILITY

D-1 Deegan, Kyra - County of Bergen - Effective June 1, 2002 - Chapter 428 -Approved

D-2 Rohrbach, Ralph - County of Warren - Effective May 1, 2002 - Chapter 428 - Approved

D-3 Hansen, Gary - Borough of Clayton - Effective January 1, 2003 - Chapter 428 - Approved

+D-4 Abate, Daniel - County of Passaic - Effective October 1, 2002 - Denied; Offer Deferred

+D-5 Silecchia, Joseph - Borough of Cliffside park - January 1, 2003 - Tabled for additional medical findings.

D-6 Monthly OD List and Supplement* - Approved

MEMBER'S NAME

EFFECTIVE DATE

P/F

EMPLOYER

AYRES, JOHN

9/02

P

TOWN OF HACKETTSTOWN

BUONO, KIRK

6/02

P

CITY OF EAST ORANGE

COLWELL, DWIGHT

2/03

P

ESSEX COUNTY JAIL

ROBLEDO, GEORGE

5/02

P

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

SHARP, NATHANIEL

8/02

P

SOUTHERN STATE CORR FAC

SIMMONS, EDWARD

8/02

P

CITY OF NEWARK POLICE DEPARTMENT

SMITH, ALAN

10/02

F

CITY OF NEWARK FIRE DEPARTMENT

GAYNOR, CHRISTOPHER

7/02

P

TOWNSHIP OF NORTH BERGEN

KEARNEY, ANDREA

7/02

P

EAST JERSEY STATE PRISON

KRAWTSCHENKO, JOSEPH

10/02

P

COUNTY OF MERCER

PEGUES, ROBIN

10/02

P

CAMDEN COUNTY DEPART OF CORR

VELEZ-MENDEZ, GIZELE

6/02

P

CITY OF NEWARK POLICE DEPARTMENT

Total = 12

ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY

 

MEMBER'S NAME, NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

BOARD'S DECISION

E-1

Udasco, Kimberly

Morris County Sheriff's Dept.

6/01

5/24/01

6/8/00

Y

Y

Y

Reconsidered and Approved AD (withdrawal case from OAL)

E-2

Rivera, Efrain

Passaic County Sheriff's Dept.

9/02

10/11/01

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary (Ch. 428)

E-3

Wassuta, Michael

Adult Diagnostic Treatment Center

4/02

5/14/96

Y

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary (no delayed manifestation)

E-4

Swartz, Norman

Town of Kearny

2/03

11/24/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

+E-5

Murphy, Brian

County of Union

8/02

1/10/02

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-6 Cama Sr., Samuel - County of Gloucester - Request to Change from Receiving Ordinary Disability Benefits to Accidental Disability Benefits - Approved

 

MEMBER'S NAME, NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

BOARD'S DECISION

E-7

Pitts, Alan

City of Rahway

7/02

5/9/01

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

+E-8

McQueen, Bernice

City of Newark

8/02

10/31/97

Y

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-9

Herrmann, Roberta

NJ Dept. of Corrections

7/02

4/24/00

T

T

T

Tabled for additional information from employer

E-10

Tooker, Daniel

Palisades Iinterstate Park

6/02

5/14/99

Y

Y

Y

Approved

+E-11 Employer - NJ Dept of Corrections - Requests Reconsideration of the Approval of Accidental Disability for David Bernosky - Effective Date of October 1, 2002 - Reaffirmed original decision; continue accidental disability retirement benefits

 

MEMBER'S NAME , NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

BOARD'S DECISION

E-12

Costigan, Richard

City of Ocean City

1/1/02

4/7/01

 

 

 

OAL Case. Tabled reconsideration. Send to MRB for further review.

E-13

Gabriele, Frank

 

County of Essex

8/01

11/6/88

Y

N

N

Denied Accidental; Continue Ordinary (no delayed manifestation)

+E-14

DeCastro, Manuel

East Jersey State Prison

5/02

5/00 Exact Date Unknown;

2/2/01

Y

 

Y

N

 

N

N

 

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

+E-15

Arce, Anthony

Newark Police Dept.

2/03

10/1/00

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-16

Sporer, James

Union County Corrections

9/02

12/23/00

Y

Y

Y

Approved

+E-17

Trapasso, Thomas

Division of Criminal Justice

10/02

8/22/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

+E-18

Chernavsky, Daniel

Holmdel Twp.

6/02

5/30/99

1/8/01

Y

Y

N

N

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-19

Favaro, Anthony

Borough of Fort Lee

10/02

8/30/01

2/15/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-20

Matos, Miguel

City of Elizabeth

1/1/03

4/22/00

T

T

T

Tabled to obtain police reports.

E-21

Ricketts, Steven

City of Atlantic City

9/01

10/14/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

 

MEMBER'S NAME , NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

BOARD'S DECISION

+E-22

Fiumefreddo, Anthony

Newark Police Dept.

4/02

4/19/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-23

Eckel, Peter (dec'd)

City of Plainfield

8/02

2/3/98

Y

Y

Y

Approved

+E-24

Ruglio,Frank

Essex County

11/96

10/24/92

10/23/93

Y

Y

N

 

N

N

N

Approved membership in PFRS; Denied AD, Maintain OD. Case remains in OAL. (Vote: 7:1 Kandrac Nae)



OPEN SESSION


MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENTS

+F-1 Jackson, Henry - Burlington County - Eligibility for Re-enrollment - Do not re-enroll; continue retirement benefits.

+F-2 Ciccone, Joseph - County of Bergen - Honorable Service - Forfeited only salary received as Sheriff for the calculation of his Service retirement benefits effective 7/1/02. (Retirement Bureau) (Vote: 7-0-2 Barrett recused and Levine abstained)

+F-3 Thatcher, Ann - Edna Mahan Correctional Facility - Request to Change from OD to Involuntary OD (Chapter 428) - Approved (Retirement Bureau)

F-4 Gray, Charles - City of Somers Point - Creditable Salary - Accepted the contract addendum in which clothing maintenance was eliminated. (Audit Section)

+F-5 Keenan, Dennis -City of Trenton - Return to Employment - Tabled per attorney's request to submit additional information for consideration.

+F-6 Hemsey, Abraham - Return to Employment (Employee vs. Independent Contractor) - Retiree is considered an employee, cancel retirement and reenroll in the PFRS effective January 1,1999 (Retirement and Enrollment Bureaus) (Vote: 7-2 Boucher and Levine Nae)

HEARING DECISIONS

G-1 Holloway, Bradford PERS - Division of Fish and Game - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted

G-2 LaPlaca, Nicholas - West Caldwell Twp. - Initial Decision with Exceptions and DAG"s Reply to Exceptions- Affirmed ALJ's decision denying accidental disability retirement benefits; rejected exceptions; noted reply to exceptions

+G-3 Taylor,Jr., Daniel for father Daniel Taylor, Sr.(deceased) - OAL Case - Request to be Sole Beneficiary - Reconsideration - Tabled for timeline of events (Beneficiary Services) (Note: Barrett and Casey recused)

G-4 Morse, Frederick - North Hanover Twp. - Settlement Proposal - Resubmission - OAL Case - Accepted settlement agreement with modifications -Draft regulation to define part-time. (Retirement Bureau) (Director's Office)

HEARING REQUESTS

H-1 Winfield, Maurice - Garden State Prison - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-2 Reaves, Eric - Dept. of Corrections Albert C. Wagner - Denied Ordinary Disability - Approved

H-3 Verkay, Vincent - Town of Kearny - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-4 Russo, Robert - Newark Police Dept. - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-5 Sepulveda, Louis - City of Newark - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-6 Bork, Paul - Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-7 Hill, David - City of Newark - Appeals the Forfeiture of Service Credit - Approved

H-8 Smith, Lus - Dept. of Corrections - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-9 Zdanoski, Robert - Cranbury Twp. - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-10 Mormelo, Walter - County of Union - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-11 City of East Newark in the matter of Raymond Sudol - Employer contests approval of Ordinary Disability and finding of direct result on Accidental Disability - Denied

MEMBERSHIP

J-1 Request to Hire Part-Time Police Officers - County of Hunterdon - Tabled for proposed new regulation on part-time.

J-2 Pane, Frank - Dept. of Corrections - Request to Purchase - Approved (Purchase Bureau)

J-3 Danis, Keith - City of Bayonne - Request Recalculation of Purchase - Denied; Extend Terms of Purchase for another 60 days (Purchase Bureau)

J-4 Hogan, John - Dept. of Corrections -Request to Purchase - Reconsideration - Approved (Purchase Bureau)

J-5 Vecchia, Louis - City of Summit - Request to Enroll in PFRS (overage hire) - Postponed until November 18th meeting as requested by attorney -

J-6 Mosley, James - Request to Waive Interest on a shortage (pending retirement) - Approved (Retirement Bureau)

INSURANCE

None

INFORMATIONAL

L-1 Article from NorthJersey.com Local News - "Dismissed Cop's Claim for Pension is Rejected" - Noted

L-2 Processing Times as of September 16, 2002 - Noted

L-3 Creditable Compensation Committee Meeting of September 9, 2002 - Noted w/ correction to the Borough of Tenafly

L-4 Proposed Special New Legislation - Noted

*L-5 Monthly Statement of Mortgage Accounts for August 2002 - Noted

REPORTS

The following topics will be discussed on an "as needed" basis as requested by the Chairman.

M-1 Report of Investment Council Representative -

M-2 Report of Deputy Attorney General -

M-3 Report of the Secretary -

M-4 Report of Director -

M-5 Unfinished Business -

M-6 New Business -

M-7 Comments from Public -

M-8 Comments & Questions from Trustees -

+Indicates personal appearance
=Indicates items not mailed

The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for November 18, 2002.


POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
NOVEMBER 18, 2002
ORDER OF BUSINESS

Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided through the annual notice of the schedule of regular meetings of the Board filed with and prominently posted in the offices of the Secretary of State.  The 2002 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 20, 2001.

OPEN PUBLIC MEETING

The first portion of the meeting is open to the public.  The second portion, in conformity with Title 10, each of the Open Public Meetings Act provisions, shall be closed to the public based upon the personnel matters exception.  Those matters are confidential unless expressly waived by the individual involved.


OPEN SESSION


CALLED TO ORDER: 10:30 a.m. 

ADJOURNED:  3:50 p.m.

ROLL CALL: Marty Barrett (left at 2:45), Frank Casey, Mark Kandrac (left 11:50), John Sandella, Joseph Boucher (left at 1:45), Vincent Foti, Fred Beaver, John Sierchio, Alan Levine, Frank Leake

ALSO PRESENT:  DAG Ned Lloyd, DAG Debra Alan (left 10:50), DAG Susanne Culliton (arrived 10:50), Wendy Jamison, Jackie Bussanich, Janice Nelson, Bill Kale, Francine Kaplan, Marie Schweickert, David Pointer, DAG Ed Tan, Mindy Smith-Sopko, Virginia Martucci, Gregory Szulecki; Thomas Cetnar; Rodney Hara, attorney; Craig Gumpel, attorney; Louis Vecchia; Donald Aurnhammer; David Starzynski; Shawn Daly; Wayne Smith; Mike Roberts; Eric Evers; Charles Uliano, attorney; Dennis Keenan; Leonard Cipriano; Kathleen Hatfield, attorney; Rafael Rosa; Dennis Gregory; Michael Carneglia; Christopher Cunningham; Michael Davis; Richard VanLiew; Deputy Chief Robert Rawls; Charles Schlager; Joann Martin; Mike Czyzyk

Minutes of the meeting of October 15, 2002 -  Approved

Correction to Minutes of the meeting on October 15, 2002 - Approved

FINANCE

A-1 Common Pension Fund A as of September 30, 2002 - Approved

A-2 Common Pension Fund B as of September 30, 2002 - Approved

A-3 Common Pension Fund D as of September 30, 2002 - Approved

A-4 Trial Balance as of July 31, 2002 - Approved

A-5 Trial Balance as of August 31, 2002 - Approved

MISCELLANEOUS

B-1 Memo from Director Fred Beaver regarding Retirement Approval Procedure Change - Accepted (Trustee Beaver abstained)

RETIREMENTS

C-1 Active (4) and Retired (50) Death List - Approved

C-2 Retirement List w/30 Day Waiver- Approved


CLOSED SESSION


ORDINARY DISABILITY

D-1 Buchanan, James - County of Gloucester - Effective January 1, 2002 -

a. Honorable Service - No Forfeiture

b. Ordinary Disability - Approved

D-2 Ford, Marcus - Monmouth County Prosecutor/Board of Chosen Freeholders - Effective October 1, 2002 - Tabled for additional medical information

D-3 Monthly OD List  w/Supplement - Approved

MEMBER'S NAME

EFFECTIVE DATE

P/F

EMPLOYER

BOGER, HERBERT

7/02

P

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS ALBERT C.WAGNER FACILITY

BROWN-STEVENS, MARCIA

9/02

P

COUNTY OF HUDSON

BURRESS, HUDDIE

8/02

P

MIDSTATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

CHAPMAN, CALVIN

(Also qualifies for Chapter 428 benefits)

12/02

P

EAST JERSEYSTATE PRISON

CHILTON, DILLARD

11/02

P

BURLINGTON COUNTY JAIL

MEMBER'S NAME

EFFECTIVE DATE

P/F

EMPLOYER

DENNIS, WALTER

9/01

P

EAST JERSEY PRISON

FALZO, GERARD

2/03

P

COUNTY OF ESSEX

KOSSUP, CHRISTOPHER (one-year re-exam)

7/02

P

CITY OF NEWARK POLICE DEPARTMENT

MELILLO, RONALD (notify member of NJSA 43:16A-6.1)

10/02

F

TOWNSHIP OF MAPLEWOOD

PARSON, HENRIETTA

8/03

P

BAYSIDE STATE PRISON

PROVOST, GEORGE

10/02

F

JERSEY CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT

RILEY, JAMES

12/02

P

BAYSIDE STATE PRISON

ROSE, ROBERT

10/02

P

NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS - ALBERT C. WAGNER

STAUFFER, NANCY

11/02

P

BERKELEY TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT

THOMPSON, JOHN

9/02

P

COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX

WELCH, VINCENT

8/02

P

EAST JERSEY PRISON

Total = 16

D-4 Prettyman Thomas - Twp. Of Lawrence - Effective December 1, 2002 - Ch. 428 - Approved

D-5 Chambers, Craig - Twp. Of West Orange - Effective October 1, 2002 - Ch. 428 - Approved

D-6 Lynn, Euletia - City of Newark - Reinstatement - Approved

ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY

 

MEMBER'S NAME , NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

BOARD'S DECISION

E-1

Gebala, John

East Jersey State Prison

7/02

11/12/00

ongoing

N

N

N

Denied Accidental; Offer Deferred

E-2

Sacco, Samuel

City of Garfield

8/01

8/14/99

5/5/97

T

T

T

a. Honorable Service

b.   Accidental Disa

Tabled for Police Reports

E-3

Herrmann, Roberta

Dept. of Corrections

7/02

4/24/00

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-4

Janke, Thomas

Morris County Sheriff's Office

10/02

9/13/01

Y

T

T

Tabled Accidental for witness statements, etc.; Approved Interim Ordinary

E-5

Cottrell, Richard (VOTE: 8:0:1; Trustee Sierchio: Abstained
Trustee Barrett: Nae)

Borough of Neptune

7/02

4/1/93

Delayed Manifestation;

6/28/99

5/23/00

2/7/01

5/11/01

N


Y

Y

Y

Y

N

 


N

N

N

N

N

 


N

N

N

N

No delayed manifestation

Denied Accidental; Continue Ordinary

E-6

Jenkins, Thomas

Borough of Watchung

1/03

2/25/99

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-7

Glennon, Barbara Defrangesco

(VOTE: Trustee Casey abstained)

Cape May County

12/02

9/21/99

6/29/01

11/17/01

12/16/01

Y

Y

Y

-

Y

Y

Y

-

N

N

N

-

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

(no incident report on file for 12/01 date)

E-8

Gilliard, Gary

Bd of Chosen Freeholders,

Monmouth County

3/02

9/19/93

11/13/01

Y

Y

T

T

T

T

Tabled Accidental for incident reports; Approved Interim Ordinary

E-9

Williams, Marvin

Northern State Prison

1/03

3/6/99

Y

Y

Y

Approved

 

MEMBER'S NAME , NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

BOARD'S DECISION

E-10+

Anderson, Richard

NJ Dept. of Corrections

7/02

9/26/00

8/9/01

T

T

T

T

T

T

Tabled  (Attorney Kossup will submit Social Security docs and Re-evaluation reports)

E-11

Wade, Lawrence

 

County of Atlantic

10/02

5/25/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-12

Detaranto, Brian

Twp. Of Parsippany

12/02

4/3/02

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-13

Crane, Charles

Twp. Of Long

Branch

9/02

6/21/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-14+

Caamano, John

Newark Police Dept.

9/02

4/29/97

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-15

Tilbury, Bo

(VOTE: 9:1; Nae: Trustee Boucher)

NJ Dept. of Corrections

7/02

5/25/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-16

Vanderlaan, Evelyn

County of Passaic

9/02

12/19/01

Y

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-17 Chalers, Robert - Request to apply for Accidental Disability due to delayed manifestation - Approved request to file for accidental disability


OPEN SESSION


MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENTS

F-1 Franke, Robert- Borough of Oradell - Request for Repayment Schedule Extension - Approved 10-year repayment schedule (Retirement Bureau)

F-2 Gray, Gary - City of Somers Point - Creditable Salary - Resubmission - Approved with amendments to contract as resubmitted (Retirement Bureau/Audit Section)

+F-3 Keenan, Dennis - City of Trenton - Eligibility for Continued Retirement - Resubmission - Cancel Retirement; Re-enroll effective 6/1/98; Repayment Schedule (VOTE: Trustee Levine abstained) (Retirement Bureau/Enrollment Bureau)

F-4 Rohack, John - Borough of Oradell - Creditable Compensation - No repayment required (not covered by PBA contract) (Retirement Bureau/Audit Section)

F-5 Lamboy, Sergio - City of Jersey City - Eligibility for Continued Retirement - Tabled for additional information (job description, personnel file, etc.)

F-6 Thompson, Gregg - Borough of Rutherford - Request for Interim Service Retirement - Approved (Retirement Bureau)

*F-7 Thacker, Gary - City of Trenton - Request for Repayment Schedule - Approved 10-year repayment schedule (Retirement Bureau)

HEARING DECISIONS

G-1 Conlon, Eugene - Middlesex County - Hearing Withdrawal - Failure to Appear - Noted

+G-2 Cetnar, Thomas - City of Perth Amboy - Request to Stay Mandatory Retirement - OAL Case - Denied Stay; Must Retire 12/1/02 (Retirement Bureau)

G-3 Campbell, Tamiko - City of Newark - Hearing Withdrawal - Failure to Appear - Noted

G-4 Smith, Kenneth - Middlesex County - Initial Decision - Exceptions - Affirmed ALJ's decision denying accidental disability retirement benefits; Rejected Exceptions

G-5 Servis, Sylvia- Albert C. Wagner Correctional Facility - Initial Decision - Affirmed ALJ's decision denying accidental disability retirement benefits

G-6 Zdanoski, Robert - Cranbury Twp. - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted

+G-7 Taylor, Jr., Daniel for Daniel Taylor, Sr. (deceased) - City of Garfield -Reconsideration - Request to be Sole Beneficiary - OAL Case - Lost quorum (matter rescheduled for 12/2/02 agenda)

G-8 Dumas, Charles - Dept. of Corrections  - Initial Decision - Affirmed ALJ's decision denying accidental disability retirement benefits

*G-9 Borough of East Newark in the matter of Raymond Sudol  - Final Administrative Determination - Approved

HEARING REQUESTS

H-1 Williams, Fitzhugh - - City of Newark - Denied Request to Apply for AD - Beyond 30 Days - Approved

H-2 Fleming, Bryan - County of Hunterdon - Appeals the Forfeiture of Entire Service Credit - Approved

H-3 Borough of Red Bank (employer) Appeals the Approval of Ordinary Disability for Kenneth Smith - Tabled (allow employer to file additional information)

H-4 Johnson, Larry - East Jersey State Prison - Denied Deferred Retirement - Denied

H-5  Wilson, Monica - City of Hackensack - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-6  Bergen County (employer) Requests Reconsideration regarding the Partial Forfeiture of Salary for Joseph Ciccone - Denied (Trustee Barrett recused himself and left the room during this matter) (Vote: 6:1;Trustee Levine: Nae)

H-7 McQueen, Bernice - City of Newark - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

MEMBERSHIP

J-1 Killeen, Kenneth - East Jersey State Prison - Request to Transfer from PERS to PFRS - Reconsideration - Denied

+J-2 Allegations regarding the Purchase of Temporary Service - City of Garfield

a. Brian Dowd - Tabled for administrative review

b. Anthony Blackfeld - Tabled for additional information

+J-3 Vecchia, Louis PERS - City of Summit - Request to Enroll in PFRS (over age hire) - Denied; Remain in PERS

J-4 Szulecki, Gregory PERS - Dept of Environmental Protection - Request to Enroll in PFRS (over age hire) - Approved (Enrollment Bureau)

+J-5 Aurnhammer, Donald PERS - Millburn Township - Request to Enroll in PFRS - Denied; Remain in PERS

+J-6 Starzynski, David - Millburn Township - Request to Enroll in PFRS - Approved to use four years of military service to reduce entry age (Enrollment Bureau)

J-7 Town of Kearny - Creditable Compensation (Muster Pay) - Approved (Trustee Levine abstained) (External Audit/Internal Audit Sections)

J-8 Lewis, Raymond - Cape May County - Request to Retire and Continue in Same Position under PERS - Denied (will be re-enrolled if he takes same position)

J-9 Hood, Kevin D. - PERS - Bayside State Prison - Request to Enroll in PFRS (over age 35) - Denied

+J-10 Employer Requests for Firefighters' Enrollment into PFRS - City of New Brunswick

a. Dennis L. Gregory - Approved

b.  Rafael Rosa - Approved

(Enrollment Section)

INSURANCE

None

INFORMATIONAL

L-1 PERS Appellate Division Decision regarding Joyce DeNight - Noted

L-2 Proposed Special New Legislation - Noted

L-3 Minutes of the October 15, 2002 Creditable Compensation Committee Meeting  - Noted

L-4 Memo regarding Parking in the State Street Square Garage - Noted

L-5 Monthly Statement of Mortgage Accounts for September 2002 - Noted

L-6 E-mail Message from Dean Ferber regarding Joseph Ciccone - Noted

L-7 2003 PFRS Board Dates - Noted

*L-8 Updated Board Member Address List - Noted (change in Casey's e-mail address)

*L-9 Processing Times as of November 12, 2002 - Noted 

REPORTS

The following topics will be discussed on an "as needed" basis as requested by the Chairman.

M-1 Report of Investment Council Representative -

M-2 Report of Deputy Attorney General -

M-3 Report of the Secretary -

M-4 Report of Director -

M-5 Unfinished Business -

M-6 New Business -

M-7 Comments from Public -

M-8 Comments & Questions from Trustees -

+Indicates personal appearance
=Indicates items not mailed

The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for December 2, 2002 at 10:00 a.m.


POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
DECEMBER 2, 2002
ORDER OF BUSINESS   

Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided through the notice of the schedule of regular meetings of the Board filed with and prominently posted in the offices of the Secretary of State.  The meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 19, 2002.

OPEN PUBLIC MEETING

The first portion of the meeting is open to the public.  The second portion, in conformity with Title 10, each of the Open Public Meetings Act provisions, shall be closed to the public based upon the personnel matters exception.  Those matters are confidential unless expressly waived by the individual involved.


OPEN SESSION


CALLED TO ORDER:  10:25 a.m.

ADJOURNED:  3:04 p.m.

ROLL CALL: Vince Foti, John Sandella, John Sierchio, Frank Leake (left at 2:30), Frederick Beaver (left at 1:40), Joseph Boucher (left at 1:45), Frank Casey, Marty Barrett, Mark Kandrac

ABSENT: Alan Levine           

ALSO PRESENT: DAG Susanne Culliton, Wendy Jamison, Jackie Bussanich, Janice Vasil, Ginny Martucci, Janice Nelson, David Pointer; Francine Kaplan; Peter Groffie; Mary Ellen Conway; Pat Chiachhio; Robert Morley; Joe Zisa; Gary Siegel; Hank Schwedes; Michael Madonna; Jack Prettyman; Gary Norgaard, attorney; Daniel Taylor, Jr.; Millie Taylor; Steven Kossup; Frederic Gross, attorney; Anthony Puglisi, Jr.; Helen Barrett

FINANCE

A-1 Common Pension Fund A as of October 31, 2002 - Approved

A-2 Common Pension Fund B as of October 31, 2002 - Approved

MISCELLANEOUS

B-1 N.J.A.C. 17:4-2.5 - Proposed rule change to age requirement  - Tabled until 12/16/02

RETIREMENTS

*C-1 Active (6) and Retired (44) Death Lists - Approved

*C-2 Retirement List and 30 Day Waiver - Approved


CLOSED SESSION


ORDINARY DISABILITY

D-1 Silecchia, Joseph - Borough of Cliffside Park - Effective January 1, 2003 - Resubmission - Denied (Vote:  8-1 Trustee Barrett Nae)

D-2 Monthly OD List and Supplement*- Approved

MEMBER'S NAME

EFFECTIVE DATE

P/F

EMPLOYER

DANIELS, LAWRENCE

11/02

P

EAST JERSEY STATE PRISON

KONOP, KEVIN

2/03

F

CITY OF EAST ORANGE

D-3 Ryan, John - Twp. Of Hillside - Effective February 1, 2003 - Ch. 428 - Approved

D-4 Garrison, Carl - City of Perth Amboy - Effective Retirement Date of December 1, 2001 - Reinstatement - Tabled for additional medical evaluation

ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY

 

MEMBER'S NAME , NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

BOARD'S DECISION

E-1

Matos, Miguel

City of Elizabeth

1/03

4/22/00

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-2+

Pravata, Thomas

County of Essex

1/03

1/29/02

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-3

Bilaal, Natheniale

City of Long Branch

10/01

5/29/97

Y

Y

Y

Reconsidered and Approved; Withdraw from OAL

E-4

Costigan, Richard
(Vote: 8:1 Trustee Beaver Nae)

City of Ocean City

1/1/02

4/7/01

Y

Y

Y

Reconsidered
and Approved; Withdraw from OAL

E-5+

McKibbin, John

Penns Grove Police Dept.

1/1/03

10/18/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

 

MEMBER'S NAME , NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

BOARD'S
DECISION

E-6

Wentzell, Randy

 

County of Salem

1/1/03

9/2/00

Y

Y

T

Tabled accidental for additional information from employer

E-7

Valentin, Julio

Newark Police Dept.

10/99

11/17/98

(Original);

7/14/97

4/25/97

5/18/96

5/3/97

1/16/94*

2/19/94

10/24/90*

7/13/93*

8/6/92*

8/25/91*

11/30/91*

10/25/90*

12/7/97

Y

N

 

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

Y

 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

?

Reconsidered; Reaffirmed Ordinary; No delayed manifestation on any incident 1/16/94 and earlier (*).  Continue in OAL

(No documents on file to prove TE)

 


OPEN SESSION


MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENTS

+F-1 Puglisi Jr., Anthony - City of New Brunswick - Creditable Salary - Increase in salary not creditable; Overpayment not required; Correct prospectively (Trustee Leake abstained)

F-2 Canova, Richard - Request to have Board reconsider the Joseph Ciccone matter - Reaffirmed original decision (Trustee Barrett and Casey abstained)

F-3 Bennett Jr., John - Somerset County - Employment After Retirement - Refer to the Enrollment Bureau for review and response (Enrollment Bureau)

HEARING DECISIONS

+G-1 Taylor Jr., Daniel for Daniel Taylor, Sr. (deceased) - City of Garfield - Reconsideration - OAL Case - Request to be Sole Beneficiary - Reconsidered and approved full life insurance benefit to Daniel Taylor, Jr. (VOTE: 6:2; Beaver and Leake: Nae) (Trustee Barrett and Casey abstained) (Beneficiary Services)

HEARING REQUESTS

H-1 Wassuta, Michael - Adult Diagnostic Treatment Center - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

MEMBERSHIP

J-1 County of Hunterdon - Request to Hire Part -Time Police Officers - Resubmission - PFRS Board cannot give an advisory opinion on this matter

INSURANCE

None

INFORMATIONAL

L-1 Newspaper Article from The Times "Official ordered to repay pension" - Noted

L-2 Minutes of Creditable Compensation Committee meeting on November 18, 2002 - Noted

*L-3 NJ.com article, "Jersey Sues over Huge Stock Losses" - Noted

*L-4 NJ.com article, "Senate Drafts Curbs on Pension Padding" - Noted

REPORTS

The following topics will be discussed on an "as needed" basis as requested by the Chairman.

M-1 Report of Investment Council Representative - Director Kornrumpf resigned and nationwide search is being conducted to find his replacement.

M-2 Report of Deputy Attorney General - None

M-3 Report of the Secretary - None

M-4 Report of Director - None

M-5 Unfinished Business - Full-time/Part-time definition under PFRS;

M-6 New Business - Creditable Salary Procedures;

M-7 Comments from Public - None

M-8 Comments & Questions from Trustees - None

+Indicates personal appearance
=Indicates items not mailed

The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for December 16, 2002 at 10:00 a.m.

 
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