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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM (PFRS)
ARCHIVED BOARD AGENDAS FOR 2004

POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JANUARY 12, 2004
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 2004 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 3, 2003.

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: 10:02 a.m.

ADJOURNED:  2:20 pm.

ROLL CALL: Mark Kandrac, John Sierchio, Dennis Connelly, Vince Foti, Fred Beaver, Frank Leake John Sandella (arrived 10:10), Joseph Boucher (arrived 10:20; left 1:45), Alan Levine (via telephone) (left 2:17), Nicole Fava (arrived 10:35)

ABSENT: Frank Casey

ALSO PRESENT:  DAG David Dembe; Wendy Jamison; Jackie Bussanich; Janice Nelson; Janice Vasil; David Pointer; Jeff Seifert; Office of Ethical Standards; Jack Prettyman, FOP; Regina Herz; Brian Volz, NJEA; William DeGroff; Jason Bowen; Robert Green and Marci Green; Gerald Corso and Eve Corso; Kathleen Lake; Joseph Grather, attorney; Peter Graham; and Steven Kossup

Correction to the Minutes of the meeting of November 17, 2003 - Approved

Minutes of the meeting of December 15, 2003  - Approved

FINANCE

A-1 Trial Balance as of October 31, 2003 - Approved

A-2 Common Pension Fund A as of November 30, 2003 - Approved

A-3 Common Pension Fund B as of November 30, 2003 - Approved

MISCELLANEOUS

B-1 Chapter 204 - County Government - Police Position - Sheriff - Denied (Trustee Beaver abstained)

B-2 Chapter 204 - Non Civil-Service - Municipal Government -- Detective, Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor - Approved (Trustee Beaver abstained)

B-3+ Chapter 204- Non Civil-Service Government - Police Positions -  Police Chief, Police Captain, Police Lieutenant, Police Sergeant, Patrolman, Burlington County Bridge Commission  - Denied (Trustee Beaver abstained)

B-4* Funding issue response from Director Beaver to Trustee Casey - Noted

RETIREMENTS

C-1 Active and Retired Death List - December 2003 - Approved

C-2* Retirement List - Approved


CLOSED SESSION


ORDINARY DISABILITY

D-1 McPherson, William - Twp. Of Lower - Resubmission

a. Employer Requests Reconsideration of Reinstatement - Reaffirmed Reinstatement

b. Employer Requests OAL Hearing - Approved

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

DECISION

D-2

Kelly, Tyrone

Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders

12/1/03

Denied (not in service); May be Eligible for Deferred/Withdrawal(Trustee Fava astained)

D-3

Monthly OD List w/Supplement*

   

Approved


ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS (*D-3)

MEMBER'S NAME

EFFECTIVE
DATE

P/F

EMPLOYER

Aiyenigba, Joanette

12/03

P

State Parole Board

Caggiano, Karen

10/03

P

County of Essex

Cook, Michael

12/03

P

Adult Diagnostic Center

Curran, Thomas

1/04

P

Borough of Carteret

D'amico, Daniel

2/04

P

East Jersey State Prison

Gray, Arthur

4/04

P

Mercer County Department of Corrections

Hooper, Cheryl

12/03

P

East Jersey State Prison

Hutchinson, Michael

8/03

P

Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders

Kuhnel, George

11/03

F

City of Gloucester

Love, Evan

10/03

P

New Jersey State Prison

Quiles, Myra

4/03

P

Jersey City Police Department

Smith, Akiba

10/03

P

County of Essex

Total = 12

D-4 Collazo, Luciano , City of Newark - Resubmission

a. Employer Requests Reconsideration of Reinstatement - Reaffirmed Reinstatement

b. Employer Requests OAL Hearing - Denied

ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY

 

MEMBER'S NAME, NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

BOARD'S DECISION

+E-1

Rivchin, Leonard

Town of Kearny

1/1/04

4/10/01

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-2

Zita, John

Department of Corrections

1/1/04

8/24/02

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-3

Baeza, Luis

Bergenfield

9/1/03

4/2/00

7/10/00

12/30/00

2/8/01

4/15/02

9/10/02

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

Denied Accidental; Only Eligible for Withdrawal

E-4

Chavis, William

Jersey City

2/1/04

5/8/02

Y

Y

Y

Approved

+E-5

Corso, Gerald

Boro. of Caldwell

2/1/04

5/26/97
(no delayed manifestation)


12/10/99

1/10/03

Y

 

Y

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

N

 

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-6

McCleary, Michael

Vernon Township

11/1/03

11/4/98

Y

Y

Y

Approved (Vote: 9:1; Nae: Trustee Beaver)

E-7

Price, Robert

East Jersey Prison

8/1/03

12/16/01

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-8

Tayoun, Edward

Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders

4/1/03

3/14/02

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

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

E-9

Nicdemus, Ernest

County Of Ocean

11/1/03

2/27/02

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-10

Malanga, Edward

Northern State Prison

12/1/03

9/2/02

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-11

Green, Robert

Winslow Twp.Police Dept

2/1/04

12/28/02

1/31/03

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Approved (Vote: 8:2; Nae: Trustees Connolly, Fava)

E-12

Lucietto, George

Boro Of Pompton Lakes

8/1/03

8/22/02

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-13

Surdi, Peter

County Of Essex

4/1/04

4/25/03

     

Tabled for IME to re-evaluate in May 04

E-14

Ripley, Bruce

City of Paterson

9/1/03

5/24/00

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-15

Gayles, Dwayne

Mercer County

1/1/03

8/21/01

Y

Y

N

Reaffirmed Denial; Continue Ordinary

E-16*

Tucci, Anthony

Town of Belleville

1/1/04

5/4/03

Y

Y

T

Tabled Accidental; to obtain clarification on accident.  Interim Approved Ordinary

TP = Total and Permanently Disabled; DR = Direct Result; TE= Traumatic Event

 


OPEN SESSION


MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENTS

None

HEARING DECISIONS

G-1 Vanderlaan, Evelyn - County of Passaic - Initial Decision - Affirmed ALJ's decision denying Accidental Disability retirement benefits

G-2 Euletia, Lynn - Newark Police Dept. - Hearing Withdrawal - Failure to Appear - Noted

G-3 Fleming, Brian - County of Hunterdon - Initial Decision - Affirmed ALJ's decision forfeiting pension due to dishonorable service

G-4 Glennon, Barbara - County of Cape May - Initial Decision w/ Exceptions - Resubmission - Tabled for Extension for DAG to File Reply to Exceptions

G-5 Elliott, Lester (None) City of Newark - Final Administrative Determination - Approved

G-6 Czarnecki, Robert - City of Trenton - Withdrawn From Agenda

HEARING REQUESTS

H-1+ Lake, Kathleen for Timothy Lake (deceased)

a. Reconsideration of request to change from OD to Accidental Death benefits - Reaffirmed Denial (Vote: 9:1; Nae: Trustee Sandella)

b. Hearing Request - Approved

H-2 Feliciano,Pedro -Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-3 Bertuglia, Joseph -Denied Ordinary Disability - Approved

H-4 Caminiti, Frank-Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-5 Paradisco, Debra -Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-6 Haywood, William - Appeals Cancellation of Retirement Benefits/Re-enrollment in PFRS - Approved

H-7 Adamsky, Joseph - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-8 Richardson, Stewart -

a. Reconsideration of "traumatic event" issue - Reaffirmed Denial

b. Request for hearing - Approved

H-9 Williams, Scotty

a. Reconsideration of "traumatic event" issue - Reaffirmed Denial

b. Request for hearing - Approved

MEMBERSHIP

J-1 Emery, Jody - Warren County - Request to Purchase

a. Request to purchase out-of-state service - Denied

b. Request to purchase temporary service - Denied; Refer to PERS Board

INSURANCE

None

INFORMATIONAL

L-1 PERS Appellate Division Decision regarding Victor Agurto affirming the Board's denial of Accidental Disability benefits - Noted

L-2 Final Administrative Determination regarding Raymond Lewis - Noted

L-3 Ethical Standards Quarterly Newsletter for Winter 2003 - Noted

*L-4 State Investment Council Minutes from the Meeting of November 20, 2003 - Noted

*L-5 NJHMFA Monthly Statement of Mortgage Accounts for November 2003 - 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 - Noted

M-2 Report of Deputy Attorney General - Noted

+Indicates personal appearance
=Indicates items not mailed

The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for February 9, 2004 at 10:00 a.m.


POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
FEBRUARY 9, 2004
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 2004 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 3, 2003.

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: 10:10 a.m.

ADJOURNED: 3:20 p.m.

ROLL CALL: Mark Kandrac, Fred Beaver, John Sierchio, Frank Casey, John Sandella, Joseph Boucher (left 12:35), Dennis Connelly, Nicole Fava, Frank Leake, Alan Levine (arrived 10:25, left 12:35)

ABSENT: Vince Foti 

ALSO PRESENT: DAG Susanne Culliton; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; John Megariotis; Janice Vasil; Rhoda Strulowitz; Bill Kale; Michael Spadaro; Joann Martin; Mindy Smith-Sopko; Joseph Seals; Mary Seals; Robert Merryman; attorney; Robert Knapp, Steven Kossup, attorney; James Fuller; Robert Sabattis, attorney; Michael Herbert, attorney; Charles Ellis

Minutes of the meeting of January 12, 2004 - Approved

FINANCE

A-1 Common Pension Fund A as of December 31, 2003 - Approved

A-2 Common Pension Fund B as of December 31, 2003 - Approved

MISCELLANEOUS

B-1 Adopted Amendment N.J.A.C. 17:4-1.1 (Board Meeting Dates) - Approved

RETIREMENTS

*C-1 Active (8) and Retired (52) Death Lists - Approved

*C-2 Retirement List - Approved


CLOSED SESSION


ORDINARY DISABILITY

+D-1 Knapp, Robert - Twp. of Little Egg Harbor - Effective April 1, 2004 - Involuntary Ordinary Disability - Approved

D-2 Monthly OD List and Supplement*- Approved

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS (*D-2)

MEMBER'S NAME

EFFECTIVE DATE

P/F

EMPLOYER

Baeza, Luis

9/03

P

Bergenfield Police Department

Bernardo, Lester

5/03

P

Juvenile Justice Commission

Conley, Scott

2/04

P

Newark Police Department

Ebert, Matthew

3/03

P

County Of Gloucester

Gottesman, Barry

12/03

P

East Jersey State Prison

Hugelmeyer, William

2/04

P

Union County Corrections

Kracke, Martin

2/04

P

South Woods State Prison

Lark, Kimberly

1/04

P

Northern State Prison

Pantoja, Mary

6/03

P

Union County Corrections

Pinto, Joseph

4/04

P

County Of Gloucester

Polidoro, James

11/03

P

County Of Essex

Russ, Clement

2/04

P

County Of Hudson

Sanders, Crystal

3/04

P

County Of Essex

Zilliox, Elsa

1/04

P

State Parole Board

TOTAL = 14

ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY

 

MEMBER'S NAME, NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

BOARD'S DECISION

E-1

Baycora, Yeldrim

City of Paterson

10/1/03

2/19/98 (no delayed manifestation) 11/19/01

Y


Y

Y


N

N


N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-2

Bishop, Derrick

City of Asbury Park

9/1/03

6/1/98

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-3

Bellido, Cesar

East Jersey State Prison

     3/1/04

9/3/01

3/20/03

Y

N

Y

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-4

Ellis, Sidney

AC Wagner Youth Corr Facility

12/1/03

8/2/02

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-5

Schreppel, Arthur

Middletown
Twp

6/1/03

12/20/02

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-6

Stephens, Adrienne

Newark Police Department

3/1/04

5/26/03

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-7

Gaguski, Albert

Jersey City Police Dept

2/1/04

7/27/00

N

N

Y

Denied; Withdrawal Only (needs 10 yrs to qualify for deferred)
(Trustee Fava recused)

E-8

Smith, Linda

Bd. of Chosen Freeholders

11/03

2/6/03

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-9

Muccigrossi, Gary

Boro of South
Plainfield

      3/1/04

12/1/93
(no delayed manifestation)

Y

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary



OPEN SESSION


MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENTS

F-1+ Ellis, Charles - Dept. of Corrections and Juvenile Justice Commission - Pension eligibility for both pre and post retirement employment -

a) Denied all employment after May 1, 1992 as PFRS eligible; these titles were not covered under PFRS and, therefore, not creditable PFRS service.  Division will calculate overpayment of member contributions made during this period and adjust member's account.

b) Denied February 1, 2001 retirement, as it was not bona fide; suspend retirement benefit and re-enroll in PERS.  Stay of overpayment of retirement benefits, contingent upon assignment of PERS life insurance and pending all rights of appeal of decision.

(Retirement Bureau, Audit Bureau, Enrollments, Claims, Health Benefits)

F-2 Agreement between Borough of Stratford and PBA Local No. 30 - Creditable Salary

a. +James Fuller - Denied on a prospective basis (Note: Mr. Fuller's attorney of record was not present; Mr. Fuller stated that he wished to proceed without his attorney)

b. Nicolo DiEttore - Denied on a prospective basis

F-3 Rankin, Robert - Twp. of Irvington - Request for Interest - Resubmission - Approved (Trustee Sandella recused)  (Retirement Bureau)

HEARING DECISIONS

G-1 Whilden, Donna - Bayside State Prison - Requests Reinstatement of PFRS Account - Reconsideration - OAL Case - Reconsidered and Approved Reinstatement of Account and Approved Request to Apply for Ordinary Disability (VOTE: 9:1; Nae: Levine) (Claims, Retirements)

G-2 Gary, Albert -Albert C. Wagner Correctional Facility - Initial Decision - Affirmed ALJ decision and Approve Accidental Disability effective June 1, 2002.  This decision reversed the Board's original decision. (Retirement Bureau)

G-3 Merolla, Michael - Middlesex County Correctional Facility - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted

G-4 Glennon, Barbara - County of Cape May - Initial Decision - Resubmission - Exceptions - Affirmed ALJ decision denying accidental disability retirement benefits; Rejected Exceptions

G-5 Randall, Donna - Initial Decision - Affirmed ALJ decision denying accidental disability

G-6 Collazo, Luciano - City of Newark - Final Administrative Determination - Approved

HEARING REQUESTS

H-1 Gregg, Jr., Ernest - Atlantic County - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-2+ Smith, Kenneth - Borough of Red Bank - Employer Requests to Re-Open Hearing Request (Member retired effective 6/1/00; Approved by the Board 9/9/02) - Denied

H-3 Rivchin, Leonard - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-4 Tayoun, Edmond Jr. - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-5 Compton-Campbell, Tamiko - City of Newark - Request to Reopen OAL Case - Approved

MEMBERSHIP

J-1+ Serrano, Gregory (Deceased) - City of Camden - Request for Posthumous Enrollment in PFRS - Denied

J-2+ Seals, Joseph PERS - County of Mercer - Request for Enrollment in PFRS - Denied (Trustee Beaver recused)

J-3 Megna, Christopher - County of Essex - Request to Purchase using 1999 Rates - Denied

J-4 Centrone, Iris PERS - County of Hudson - Request for PFRS Membership under Chapter 247, P.L. 1993 - Denied

INSURANCE

None

INFORMATIONAL

L-1 Processing Times as of January 16, 2004 - Noted

L-2 PensionNews newsletter for January 2004 - Noted

L-3 Fire Representative (2 candidates qualify for upcoming election)

John Sandella (Newark Fire Dept.)

Richard Mikutsky (Morristown Fire Dept.)

L-4* Monthly Statement of Mortgage Accounts for December 2003 - 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 - March meeting date changed from March 8, 2004 to March 22, 2004.

M-4 Report of Director - (Manager of Operations, Janice Vasil, addressed the Board on the issue of the purchase of temporary service in the title of Corrections Officer Trainee.  The Board reconsidered its previous position and has determined this title will not be eligible for purchase from this point forward.) 

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 will be held on March 22, 2004.


POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
MARCH 22, 2004
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 2004 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on March 1, 2004.

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: 10:07 a.m.

ADJOURNED: 3:45 p.m.

ROLL CALL: Frank Casey (left at 3:30), Dennis Connelly, Vince Foti, Fred Beaver, John Sierchio, Mark Kandrac, Frank Leake; Joe Boucher (left 1:30); John Sandella (arrived 10:17); and Alan Levine (arrived 10:23; left at 2:20)

ABSENT: Nicole Fava

ALSO PRESENT:  DAG Susanne Culliton; Wendy Jamison; Jackie Bussanich; Janice Nelson; John Megariotis; Janice Vasil; Kathleen Coates; JoAnn Martin; Florence Sheppard; Mindy Smith-Sopko; Bill Kale; DAG Ned Lloyd; Regina Herz; Jack Prettyman; Fred Bucci; Dan Hill, Dept of Personnel; Jeff Bodholt, Dept of Personnel; John Hogan; Samuel Halpern, attorney; Joseph Cowan; Dava Cowan; Fred Margo; James McGettigan; Anthony DeLuca; Steven Hunter, attorney; James Burns, attorney; Michael Needelman; attorney; DAG Kenneth Adebonojo; Leonard Cipriano; Charles Schlager, attorney; Nancy Whattley-Griffin; James Martin; Mrs. Martin; Richard Brady; Doug Moore; John Mattiace; Robert Gigl, attorney; Christopher Patella, attorney; Ronald Ricci; Louise Ricci; Debra Allen, DAG; Dennis McKeever, attorney; Ron Casteel; Joe Stesney; and M. Scott Tashjy, attorney

Minutes of the meeting of February 9, 2004 - Approved

FINANCE

A-1 Trial Balance as of December 31, 2003 - Approved

A-2 Common Pension Fund A as of January 31, 2004 - Approved

A-3 Common Pension Fund B as of January 31, 2004 - Approved

A-4 Trial Balance as of January 31, 2004 - Approved

A-5 Common Pension Fund D as of December 31, 2003 - Approved

MISCELLANEOUS

B-1 Position of Police Director - Twp. of West Caldwell - Board does not give advisory opinions; refer to statutes and regulations under return to employment

B-2 Ch. 204 Eligibility for Participation in PFRS - Non-Civil Service Municipal Government Fire Positions - Twp. of Piscataway

a. Fire Marshal - Denied (Trustee Beaver abstained)

b. Fire Inspector - Denied (Trustee Beaver abstained)

B-3 Ch. 204 Eligibility for Participation in PFRS - Civil Service County Government Fire Position - County of Morris - Fire Instructor - Denied (Trustee Beaver abstained)

RETIREMENTS

C-1 Active (11) and Retired (39) Death List - Approved

C-2= Retirement List - Approved


CLOSED SESSION


ORDINARY DISABILITY

D-1 Monthly OD List and Supplement - Approved

Member's Name

Effective Date

P/F

Employer

Carlsen, Edward

11/02

F

Jersey City Fire Dept.

Crank, William S

03/04

P

Gloucester County

Ferraco, John P Jr

05/04

P

Human Ser-Adult Diag. & Treat.

Francavilla, Alfonso A

02/04

F

Paterson City

Hager, Cody Douglas

10/03

P

Mountainview Youth Corr. Fac.

Jordan, Robert J Sr

07/04

P

Morris County

Oneil, Toinette

07/03

P

Northern State Prison

Tomlin, Edward Jr

04/04

P

Garden St Recp & Youth Corr Ctr

Viglione, Michael A

04/04

P

Passaic County

Total = 9

D-2 Major, Darrell - Newark Police Dept. - Reinstatement from OD - Tabled for additional review by IME

D-3 Hoff, Lawrence - City of Ventnor - Reinstatement from OD - Tabled for additional review by IME

D-4+ Vallaro, Bart - City of Paterson - Involuntary - Effective Date October 1, 2003 - Approved (Trustee Levine recused)

ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY

 

MEMBER'S NAME, NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

BOARD'S DECISION

E-1

Karos, Scott

County of Ocean

10/03

10/3/02

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-2+

Margo, Fred

City of Clifton Police Dept.

4/04

11/8/02

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-3

Oblinger, Ronald (Involuntary)

West Milford Twp.

11/03

1/11/03

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-4

Malanga, Edward

Northern State Prison

12/03

9/2/02

Y

Y

N

Reaffirmed Denial; Approved OAL Hearing (Vote: 7:3; Nae: Kandrac, Sandella, Connelly)

E-5

Valentin, Julio

Newark Police Dept.

10/99

12/7/97

Y

Y

Y

Reconsidered; Approved Accidental; Withdrawal Hearing from OAL

E-6

Tucci, Anthony

Belleville Twp.

1/1/04

5/4/03

Y

Y

Y

Reconsidered and Approved Accidental

E-7

Nielson, John

AG Wagner Youth Corr

5/03

9/6/01

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-8

Guzman, John

City of Passaic

1/1/04

6/25/00

Y

Y

Y

Approved
(Vote: 9:1; Nae: Trustee Foti)

E-9

Harris, William

Dept. of Corrections

12/03

12/11/00

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-10+

Baycora, Yeldrim
(Was previously Granted OD)

City of Paterson

10/03

2/19/98

11/19/01

Y

Y

Y

N

 

Tabled until next month at member's request

E-11

Catenacci, Barbara

Ocean County

2/04

6/15/03

Y

Y

Y

Approved

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

E-12+

Cowan, Joseph

Kearny Twp.

4/04

2/3/03

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-13

Farina, Joseph

City of Newark

7/04

5/9/02

2/17/03

 
 
 

Application Withdrawn by Member

E-14

Kerr, William

Mansfield Twp.

12/03

10/12/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-15

Longo, James

Mountainview Corr. Facility

11/03

9/27/02 cumulative

Y

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-16

Onder, David

East Jersey State Prison

1/1/04

1/16/03

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-17

Ostrander, Daniel

Middlesex County

1/1/04

8/15/02

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Only Eligible for Withdrawal (needs 4 years to qualify for OD)

E-18

Quinones, Reyes

Monmouth County

4/04

4/19/99

Y

Y

Y

Approved
(Trustee Connelly recused)

E-19

Ramos, Rene

Union City

12/03

11/25/01

N

N

Y

Denied Accidental; Offer Deferred (Vote: 7:3; Nae: Levine, Sandella, Boucher)

E-20

Hammell, Ethel

Atlantic County

9/03

1/8/99

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-21

Henderson, Judith

Twp. of Plainsboro

2/04

1/5/01

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-22

Marlow, David

City of Paterson

3/1/04

1/25/03

Y

Y

Y

Approved



OPEN SESSION


MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENTS

F-1 Everett, George - City of Jersey City - Honorable Service - Tabled until next month (motion failed to carry)

F-2+ Martin, James - Garden State Correctional Center - Request to Re-open Appeal to Purchase Service in order to Retire with 25 years - Reconsideration - Reconsidered and approved purchase to qualify for retirement (Vote: 8:2; Nae: Beaver, Levine) (Purchase Bureau, Retirement Bureau)

F-3 Twp. of Sparta  - Creditable Salary  - Apply on prospective basis from February 1, 2004 forward - No retroactive adjustments required (Retirement Bureau)
(Kirkella, Nicholas ; McCaffrey, Robert ; McCully James - ; Moraski, Leonard ; Spidaletto, Joseph ; Stesney, Joseph ; and Stevens, Ross ) 
 

HEARING DECISIONS

G-1 Hawkins, Robert - Dept. of Corrections - Hearing Withdrawal (disability) - Noted

G-2 McQueen, Bernice - City of Newark - Hearing Withdrawal - Failure to Appear (disability) - Noted

G-3 Martin, Darryl - County of Monmouth - Initial Decision - Modified ALJ's decision; Accepted DAG exceptions (approved accidental disability effective 9/1/01) (Retirement Bureau, Health Benefits Bureau, Accounting Services)

G-4+ Riccie, Ronald - City of West New York - Initial Decision and Exceptions - Rejected ALJ's decision; Accepted DAG's exceptions (Forfeit 34 months of service credit due to dishonorable service) (Vote: 7:2; Nae: Sierchio, Sandella)

G-5 Kearny, Timothy - Hudson County - Hearing Withdrawal - (disability) - Noted

G-6 Resavage, Michael - City of Beverly - Initial Decision and Exceptions - Rejected ALJ' s decision; Accept exceptions (member denied accidental disability retirement benefits)

G-7+ City of Trenton (Loc #3-33401)- Resubmission (Case pending in the OAL) - DAG will request an Order to Dismiss the Case - Appeals must be made individually and that attorney, Charles Schlager, is representing each member (Berry, Donald ; Cosgrove, John ; DeLeo, Pasqule; Dolina, Joseph; Henry, Alfred; Henry, David ; Innocenzi, Jerry ; McKee, Daniel ; Morgan, Thomas ; Nicholson, Richard; and Williamson, Lou )

G-8 Aurnhammer, Donald - Millburn Twp. Appellate Division decision (Remanded to review on case-by-case approach - (Board originally denied PFRS enrollment as overage hire) - Board directed the secretary to prepare a Final Administrative Determination

G-9 Vecchia, Louis - Summit City - Appellate Division decision (Remanded to review on case-by-case approach - (Board originally denied PFRS enrollment as overage hire) - Board directed the secretary to prepare a Final Administrative Determination

G-10= Collazo, Luciano - Newark City - Employer's Request for Stay - Denied (Trustee Sandella recused)

HEARING REQUESTS

H-1 Kelly, Tyrone - County of Passaic - Denied Ordinary Disability - Approved

H-2 Zita, John - Dept. of Corrections - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-3 Emery, Jody - Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders - Denied Request to Purchase Out of State Service Credit - Denied

H-4 Corso, Gerald - Borough of Caldwell - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-5 Price, Robert - East Jersey State Prison - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-6 Muccigrossi, Gary - South Plainfield Borough - Denied Accidental Disability - Approved

H-7 Lucietto, George - Pompton Lakes Borough - Denied Accidental Disability - Denied Reconsideration; Approved OAL Hearing

H-8 Gayles, Dwayne - Mercer County - Denied Accidental Disability - Denied Reconsideration; Approved OAL Hearing

H-9 Smith, Kenneth - Red Bank Borough - Employer requests to reopen the case to appeal the approval of Ordinary Disability - Approved response from Board

MEMBERSHIP

J-1 Lewis, Johnell - Southern State Correctional Facility - Request for Refund of Purchase - Denied

J-2+ McGettigan, James - City of Atlantic City - Request to Purchase - Denied

J-3+ Township of Winslow - Creditable Salary - (Audit Section)

a. Patrolmen and Detectives Unit - Approved Step 23 in the 22nd year

b. Sergeants Unit - Approved - Approved Step 23 in the 22nd year

J-4 Stewart, David P. PERS/ PFRS- DEP/Dept. of Corrections - Request to Reinstate PFRS Account to Interfund Transfer - Denied; Member may purchase service under PERS

J-5+ Waldwick Borough - (Loc #3-49001) Creditable Compensation - Approved EMT stipend as part of regular police duties as noted in the job description for police officers (Trustee Foti recused himself from this matter) (Audit Section)

INSURANCE

K-1 Ohlsen, Arthur- Dover Twp. - Accidental Death - Approved (Retirement Bureau, Claims Bureau)

INFORMATIONAL

L-1 PERS Appellate Division Decision Affirming the Board's Denial of Accidental Disability for Nicholas Salvato - Noted

L-2 Processing Times as of March 3, 2004 - Noted

L-3 Scorsolini, Cynthia - Appellate Division decision affirming PERS Board denying Accidental Disability retirement benefits - Noted

L-4 Monthly Statement of Mortgage Accounts for January 2004 - Noted

L-5= Communication from William J. Lavin, President of the FMBA, regarding posting of information on the Internet - Noted w/comments by Trustees Foti, Kandrac, Sierchio and Sandella

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 19, 2004 at 10:00 a.m.


POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
APRIL 19, 2004
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 March 16, 2004.

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: 10:05 a.m.

ADJOURNED: 12:25 p.m.

ROLL CALL: Mark Kandrac, Vince Foti, Dennis Connelly, John Sierchio, Fred Beaver, Frank Leake, John Sandella, Nicole Fava, Alan Levine (arrived 10:20), Frank Casey (arrived 11:30)

ABSENT: Joe Boucher

ALSO PRESENT: DAG Susanne Culliton; Wendy Jamison; Jackie Bussanich; Janice Vasil; Bill Kale; Florence Sheppard; Joann Martin, Kathy Coates; Regina Herz; Brian Volz; Jack Prettyman; Thomas Kenuk; Yeldrin Baycora; Charles Sciarra, attorney; Steven Olimpio, PBA President, Local 1; Elizabeth Garcia, attorney; Mayor John Collum, III; Charles Schlager, attorney; Denise Simpson

Minutes of the meeting of March 22, 2004 - Approved

FINANCE

A-1 Common Pension Fund A as of February 29, 2004 - Approved

A-2 Common Pension Fund B as of February 29, 2004 - Approved

A-3 Trial Balance as of February 28, 2004 - Approved

MISCELLANEOUS

None

RETIREMENTS

C-1 Active (13) and Retired (73) Death List - Approved

C-2= Retirement List - Approved (Trustee Fava abstained)


CLOSED SESSION


ORDINARY DISABILITY

D-1 Judge, Gregory - Millburn Twp. - Effective December 1, 2003 - Chapter 428 - Approved

D-2 Monthly OD List and Supplement= - Approved

Member's Name

Effective Date

P/F

Employer

Augustine, Joseph Peter

04/04

F

Trenton City

Daniele, Charles C III

05/04

P

Union County

Peak, Constance J

04/03

P

Edna Mahan Corr Fac For Women

Posey, Karen M

04/04

P

Juv. Jus. Comm./Medium Sec. Fac

Schaffer, Danny C

03/04

P

Salem City

Wolffe, Johnny F

09/03

P

Newark City

Total = 6

D-3 Bertuglia, Joseph - Essex County - Effective October 1, 2003 - Reconsideration - OAL Case - Reconsidered; Approved OD; Withdrawal from OAL

D-4 Nagy, Andy - Edison Twp. - Effective May 1, 2004 - Involuntary OD - Approved (Notify of purchase option to obtain 20 years of service for Chapter 428)

D-5+ Simpson, Denise - City of Newark - (Trustee Sandella recused)

a. Reconsideration of Reinstatement from OD - Reaffirmed Approval of Reinstatement

b.  Hearing Request - Employer Appeals Approval of Reinstatement from OD - Denied


CLOSED SESSION


ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY

 

MEMBER'S NAME, NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

BOARD'S DECISION

E-1

Sanchez, James

Adult Treatment Center

5/04

5/2/03

Y

Y

T

Tabled; Additional information about incident

E-2

Uhrig, Russell

Town of Morristown

5/04

9/7/02

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-3

Wenner, Scott

(Collecting OD)

Twp. of Riverside

3/01

12/10/91
(no delayed manifestation)

Y

Y

Y

Reconsideration of Delayed Manifestation Only; Reaffirmed denial

 
MEMBER'S NAME, NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE
TP
DR
TE
BOARD'S DECISION
E-4+

Baycora, Yeldrim

(Collecting OD)

City of Paterson 10/03
2/19/98
Y
Y
Y
Reconsidered; Approved Accidental (Vote: 9:1; Nae: Trustee Beaver)

E-5

Kenny, Thomas

 

Town of North Bergen, Public Safety

2-04

5/21/03

Y
Y
Y

Approved

E-6+

Kenuk, Thomas

Gloucester Twp.

3/1/04

3/14/03

Y
Y
Y

Approved

E-7

McCormick, Edward

(Collecting OD)

Brick Twp. Police Dept.

6/03

6/26/01

Y
Y
N

Reconsidered; Reaffirmed Previous denial of Accidental; Continue in OAL

E-8

Rizzo, Francis

Stratford Borough

5/04

7/24/98

Y
Y
Y

Approved

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

E-9

Arbuckle, Ronald

Newark Police Dept.

4/04

8/2/02

Y
Y
Y

Approved (Vote: 9:1; Nae: Trustee Beaver)

E-10

Compton-Campbell, Tamiko

(Collecting OD)

Newark Police Dept.

12/99

8/22/96

10/14/97

7/14/98

Y

Y

Y

T

T

T

Y

Y

Y

Tabled on issue of direct result; Send back to IME

E-11

Fuentes, Melvin

Camden City

3/1/04

2/10/03

Y
Y
N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-12

Bevensee, Glenn

Egg Harbor Twp.

8/03

6/28/95
(no delayed manifestation)

Y
Y
Y

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary (No delayed manifestation)

E-13

Taylor, James

Essex County

1/1/04

6/9/03
Y Y Y

Approved

E-14

Harvey, Kenneth

Mercer County

12/03

10/6/02
Y Y Y

Approved

E-15

Mitchell, Donald

Dept. of Corrections

7/04

12/30/02

9/19/03

     

Tabled for clarification on total and permanent

E-16

Seider, Jeffrey

Franklin Twp.

6/03

11/9/98
     

Tabled at member's request

E-17

Jones, Evan

Bordentown Twp. Police Dept.

5/02

8/18/00
Y
Y
Y

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary



OPEN SESSION


MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENTS

F-1 Everett, George - Jersey City - Honorable Service - Resubmission - Forfeit 3 months of service credit with a reduction of $100 per month from the retirement allowance due to dishonorable service (Retirement Bureau)

HEARING DECISIONS

G-1 Calabrese, Michael - City of Bridgeton - Initial Decision - Affirmed ALJ's decision which denied recalculation of retirement benefits to include additional compensation paid as a K-9 officer

G-2 Baker, Carl - Borough of Totowa - Hearing Withdrawal - Failure to Appear - Noted

G-3 Figueroa, Migdalia for Jose (deceased) - Passaic County - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted

G-4 Bulin, Robert - East Jersey State Prison - Hearing Withdrawal - Failure to Appear - Noted 

G-5 Emery, Jody - Final Administrative Determination - Approved

G-6 Resavage, Michael - Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law - Approved

G-7 Riccie, Ronald - Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law - Approved

G-8 Aurnhammer, Donald  - Final Administrative Determination - Tabled

G-9 Vecchia, Louis - Final Administrative Determination - Tabled

HEARING REQUESTS

H-1 Serrano, Gregory (deceased) - City of Camden - Attorney Appeals the Denial of Posthumous Enrollment into PFRS; Requests Final Administrative Determination - Approved request for Final Administrative Determination

H-2 Ellis, Charles - Dept. of Corrections/ Juvenile Justice Commission

a. Reconsideration - Reaffirmed denial

b. Hearing Request - Appeals the denial of pension credit for all employment after May 1, 1992 and Appeals the determination that February 1, 2001 retirement was not bona fide - Approve OAL Hearing

H-3 Taxpayer (Larry Loigman) requests an appeal of the approval of Accidental Disability for Arthur Schreppel - Question of Standing - Reaffirmed Secretary's response (there is no legitimate claimant contesting the grant of accidental disability benefits to Mr. Schreppel)

H-4 Stewart, David PFRS and PFRS WDL , PERS - Dept. Envir. Protection

a.  Reconsideration - Reaffirmed Denial

b. Hearing Request - Denied

MEMBERSHIP

J-1 Twp. of Burlington - Creditable Salary - Approved (EMT in base salary)

J-2+ Agreement between the City of Bordentown and the Bordentown City Police Officers Association - January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2004 - Creditable Salary - Approved change in base hours from 80 to 84 (cannot use overtime in the calculation of base salary)

J-3 Dezenzo, Gerald - Hudson County - Withdrawn from Agenda - Handled Administratively

INSURANCE

None

INFORMATIONAL

L-1 Pension and Health Benefits Review Commission - Vote Results for March 19, 2004 - Noted

L-2 Surdi, Peter - Essex County - Notice of Re-evaluation Appointment for Accidental Disability - 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 10, 2004 at 10:00 a.m.


POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
May 10, 2004
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 2004 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 3, 2003.

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: 10:05 a.m.

Adjourned: 12:45 p.m.

ROLL CALL: Mark Kandrac, John Sandella, Dennis Connelly, Vince Foti, Frank Leake, Nicole Fava, John Sierchio, Joe Boucher (10:30), Frank Casey (11:30), and Janice Nelson

ABSENT: Alan Levine

ALSO PRESENT: DAG Susanne Culliton; Wendy Jamison; Jackie Bussanich; Janice Vasil; David Pointer; Bill Kale; Joann Martin; Walter Kelly; Patricia Kelly; Steven Hunter, Esq; Alfaro Ortiz, Jr.; Luther Wallace; Terrance Moore; Roy Hendricks; Keith Arch; Chris Foster; Matt Lidquest; George Wenko; J.M. Mets; David Tobey; Ken Kaczka; and Craig Gumpel, attorney


OPEN SESSION


Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of April 19, 2004
Approved


OPEN SESSION


Finance

A-1 Common Pension Fund A as of March 31, 2004
Approved
A-2 Common Pension Fund B as of March 31, 2004
Approved
A-3 Trial Balance as of March 31, 2004
Approved
A-4 Common Pension Fund D as of March 31, 2004
Approved


OPEN SESSION


Miscellaneous Issues

B-1 Memo regarding Alternate Investment of Pension Funds
Prior to the engagement of any outside agencies that would handle alternative investments, the PFRS Board wants strict conflict of interest rules firmly in place  before the establishment of any diversification of investments.


OPEN SESSION


Retirement and Death Lists

C-1 Active and Retired Death Lists as of April 23, 2004
Approved
=C-2 Retirement List
Approved


CLOSED SESSION


Ordinary Disability

D-1 Monthly OD Grid - Approved with modification as follows:
Approved

Approved

Member's Name

Effective Date

P/F

Employer

Approved

Boyer, Audra N

03/04

P

Riverfront State Prison

Pate, Jeffrey E

03/04

P

Fanwood Borough

Pinksaw, Jeffrey J

09/04

P

Kinnelon Borough

Tabled

Member's Name

Effective Date

P/F

Employer

Tabled for IME

Trustee Sierchio recused himself on the Simeone matter

Lewis, Theresa M

08/03

P

Rutgers University

Simeone, Joseph D

04/04

P

Essex County


 

 

 


CLOSED SESSION


Accidental Disability

   
Member Name,
No.
Employer
Effective
Date
Accident
Date
TP
DR
TE
DM
Board's Decision
E-1
Cole, Bruce
 
Town of Dover
5/1/2004
3/12/1999
Yes
Yes
Yes
   
Approved
E-2 Groce, Sr., Edward
Southern State Correctional
1/1/2004
9/17/2002
Yes
Yes
No
   Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary
E-3 Mastrangelo, Joseph
Mt. Laurel Twp.
4/1/2004
7/23/2002
Yes
Yes
Yes
   Approved
(Vote: 5:4; Nae: Trustees Nelson, Kandrac, Fote, Leake)
E-4 Robson, Gerard

Nj Transit Police 10/1/2003 10/8/2002
No
No
No
  Denied Accidental,
Offer Deferred
E-5 Sacco, Samuel

Garfield City 8/1/2001

8/14/1999 

5/5/1997

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

  Tabled at request
of attorney
E-6 Sanchez, James
Adult Diagnostic Treatment Center  5/1/2004  5/2/2003  Yes Yes Yes   Resubmission
Approved
E-7 Pacelli, Gary

Passaic County 5/1/2004 7/18/2003 Yes Yes Yes   Approved


OPEN SESSION


Retirement Issues

+F-1 Kelly, Walter - Pleasantville City - Honorable Service
No Forfeiture Approved Retirement
F-2 Martin, James - Garden State youth Reception & Correction Center -
Reconsideration of Approval to Purchase Service in order to qualify for Retirement (25 yrs.).
Approved w/modification to only allow the purchase of one pay period covering the first week of his employment and prior to enrollment in PFRS. (Vote: 9-1; Nae: Trustee Nelson)



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Aurnhammer, Donald - Millburn Twp. - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-2 Vecchia, Louis - Summit City - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-3 Serrano, Gregory(deceased) City of Camden - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-4 Stewart, David P. - Dept. of Environmental Protection - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-5 Torres, Rosa - Newark City - Appellate Division Decisions Remand to OAL
Approved
G-6 Hawkins, Kenneth - Essex County - Initial Decisions (OAL) Reject Initial Decision and note the DAG's exceptions.  Prepare Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law.


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Longo, James - Edna Mahan Corr Fac for Women - Appeals denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 City of Newark  (Denise Simpson - Employer appeals approval of reinstatement from ordinary disability retirement
Approved


OPEN SESSION


Active Membership Issues

+J-1 Ortiz, Jr., Alfaro - Riverfront State Prison - Request to Remain in PFRS
Tabled for review by Deputy Attorney General
+J-2 Wallace, Luther - Garden State Recp & Youth Corr Ctr - Request to Remain in PFRS
Tabled for review by Deputy Attorney General
+J-3 Moore, Terrance - East Jersey State Prison - Reqeust to Remain in PFRS
Tabled for review by Deputy Attorney General
+J-4 Hendricks, Roy - NJ State Prison - Request to Remain in PFRS
Tabled for review by Deputy Attorney General
+J-5 Arch, Keith - South Woods Prison - Reqeust to Remain in PFRS
Tabled for review by Deputy Attorney General
+J-6

City of Bayonne - Creditable Salary
a)  Bayonne FMBA Local No. 11 - Approved
b)  Bayonne PBA Local No. 7 - Approved
c)  Bayonne Police SOA - Approved
Approved the elimination of clothing allowance.  Approved the additional amount of $850 for FMBA and $1,300 for PBA and SOA being added to base salary.

+J-7 City of Hackensack - Creditable Salary Hackensack PBA Local 9
Denied senior officer pay in the 24th and 25th years
+J-8 Monroe Township Fire District #3 - Eligibility for Enrollment -  Over Age Firefighters
Denied


OPEN SESSION


Informational Issues

L-1 State Investment Council Minutes for the meeting of February 26, 2004
Noted
L-2 State Investment Council Minutes for the meeting of April 15, 2004
Noted
L-3 PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos for February 2004
+L-4 Fire Trustee Election - Trustee Election Fire representative position -
Noted
L-5 Certifying Officer Letters Domestic Partnership Act -
Noted
=L-6 Trustee Election Mid-Election Report: for PFRS, Fire Trustee
Noted

"+" Indicates personal appearance
"=" Indicates items not mailed

The next meeting of the Board will be held on June 14, 2004.


POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
June 14, 2004
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 2004 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 3, 2003

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: 10:05 AM

Adjourned: 4:25 PM

Roll Call: Mark Kandrac, Dennis Connelly, Vince Foti, Fred Beaver, Nicole Fava, John Sierchio, Joseph Boucher (left 3:00), Alan Levine (arrived 10:40, left 3:00))

Absent: Frank Casey, Frank Leake, John Sandella

Also Present: DAG Susanne Culliton; Wendy Jamison; Jackie Bussanich; Janice Nelson; Janice Vasil;  Florence Sheppard; Mindy Smith-Sopko; Joann Martin; Kathy Coates; Janice Curtin; Bill Kale; George Lovaglio, Consulting Actuary, Mellon; Brian Volz; Jack Prettyman, FOP; Richard Mikutsky; John McAusland, attorney for PBA; John Occhiuzzi, Chief; Brian Higgins; Sal Calafiore; Joseph Towe; DAG Ned Lloyd; Thomas Pavics, attorney; Dr. Coleman; Dr. Ryan; Dr. Jenkins; Donald Mitchell; Edward Smith; Alfaro Ortiz; Luther Wallace; Roy Hendricks; Keith Arch; Charles Ellis; Patricia Danielson; Charles Sahlberg; Daniel Zirrith, Esq.; Joseph Dennis; DAG David Dembe (via telephone); Steven Kossup, attorney


OPEN SESSION


Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of May 10, 2004
Approved 


OPEN SESSION


Finance

A-1
Common Pension Fund A as of April 30, 2004
Approved
A-2
Common Pension Fund B as of April 30, 2004
Approved
A-3
Trial Balance as of April 30, 2004
Approved


OPEN SESSION


Miscellaneous Issues

B-1
Administrative Code for Final Adoption Recodification: N.J.A.C. 17:4-6.6 as N.J.A.C. 17:4-4.8
Approved
B-2
Actuary Valuation Report Presentation by MELLON
Accepted
B-3
Attorney General's advice regarding 3.1 (opinion on advice request)The Board waived the attorney-client privilege regarding the communication from the Attorney General's Office. The Board authorized the Chairman to draft a response noting the expectations of the Board. (Vote: 6:2; Trustees Fava and Levine)
=B-4
Election Results Final Tabulation and Certification of PFRS Fire Trustee Election Results
Approved  - Richard Mikutsky is the newly elected Fire Representative effective July 1, 2004


OPEN SESSION


Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved
=C-2
Retirement List
Approved


CLOSED SESSION


Ordinary Disability

D-1
Monthly OD Grid
Approved

 

Member's Name

Employer

Effective Date

Board's Decision

D-1

Marcille, Phillip 

Monroe Twp. Fire District #3 

1/1/2001

Reconsideration of  an OAL case
Reconsidered and Denied; Continue in OAL

D-2

Tedesco, Bryce

Dept. Of Corrections

5/1/2004

Approved

D-3

Flammer, William
 

South Orange
Village Twp.

1/1/2004

Approved

D-4 Monthly OD Grid     Approved

Ordinary Disability Approvals (*D-4)
Member's Name Effective Date P/F Employer
Anderson-Mayers, Talbert 06/04 P Burlington County/Payroll Dept
Bankhead, Karen 05/04 P Camden Co Bd Of Chosen Frhldrs
Castillo, Santo* 07/04 P Newark City
Clark, Nancy E 01/04 P Union County
Evanosich, Joanne M 04/04 P Dept Of Corrections
Gajdos, Lawanda H 05/04 P Southern State Crrtnl Facility
Mendez, Edwin* 06/04 P Newark City
Riddick, Myron N 04/04 P Northern State Prison
Sego, Larry J* 06/04 P Albert C. Wagner Youth Corr Fac
Walsh, Dennis 11/04 P East Jersey State Prison

*May qualify for Chapter 428 benefits if employer submits a letter in support of involuntary ordinary disability.

 

Member's Name

Employer

Effective Date

Board's Decision

D-5

Columbo, Thomas

Hudson County

11/1/2003

Tabled for additional tests as recommended by IME

D-6

Pelcz, Douglas

Hopewell Twp.

4/1/2004

Approved

Accidental Disability

   
Member Name,
No.
Employer
Effective
Date
Accident
Date
TP
DR
TE
DM
Board's Decision
E-1
1:30 PM
Hires, Walter
Atlantic City Police Department
3/1/2003
9/26/2001
Yes
No 
No 
   
Reconsideration of an OAL case
Reconsidered and
Denied (No direct result on 9/26/01 incident; however his disability is related to a series of work related events)
E-2 Aguiar, John
Hoboken Police Dept. 4/1/2004 4/2/2003 Yes  Yes  Yes    Approved
E-3 Burt, Sherman
Gloucester Twp. 2/1/2004 3/14/2003 Yes  Yes  Yes    Approved
E-4 McCarthy, Kevin
Jamesburg Boro. 3/1/2004   8/20/2003 Yes Yes Yes   Approved
E-5 Petrucelli, Michael
Essex County  4/1/2004 6/20/2003 Yes No No   Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary
Offer 428 benefits (need letter from employer)
E-6 Rush, Samuel
NJ State Prison 8/1/2004 7/29/2003 Yes Yes Yes   Approved
E-7 Spillar, Cory
Middlesex County 10/1/2000 8/5/1999         Reconsideration
Reconsidered
Continue to Collect Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits
(Vote: 5:2; Nae: Trustees Foti, Kandrac)
E-8 Tirpak, Edward
Parsippany-Troy Hills Twp. 3/1/2004 2/24/2002 Yes Yes Yes   Approved
E-9 Vasy, Joseph
Mercer County 2/1/2004 8/16/2002 Yes Yes Yes   Approved
(Vote: 6:1; Nae: Trustee Boucher)
E-10  Whitmore, Roy
Merchantville Boro. 3/1/2004 5/20/2003 Yes Yes Yes   Approved
E-11 Wilson, Thomas
Pemberton Twp. 4/1/2004 8/3/2003 Yes Yes Yes   Approved
E-12
2:15 PM
Van Der Tulip, William
Village of Ridgefield Park 12/1/2003 2/18/1996

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

Resubmission

Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-13 Fulse, Joseph
Mountainview
Youth Corr Fac  
1/1/2004 12/31/2002 Yes Yes No   Denied
Granted Ordinary
E-14 Giliberti, Louis

Bergen County Sheriff's Dept 9/1/2004 7/29/2003 Yes Yes Yes   Approved
E-15   Markey, Charles
Borough Of Island Heights 12/1/2003 1/27/2003 Yes Yes No   Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary
E-16
2:20 PM
Mendez, Luis
City Of Newark Police Dept.  1/4/2000 4/10/1998 Yes Yes Yes   Approved
E-17
2:30 PM
Mitchell, Donald
Dept. Of Corrections 7/1/2004

12/30/2002

9/19/2003

No

No

No

No

No

No

 

Reconsideration

Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-18 O'Connor, James
City Of Newark 6/1/2004 6/30/1999 Yes Yes Yes   Approved
(Trustee Fava recused)
E-19 Pangaro, Louis
City of Passaic 9/1/2004 2/24/2003 Yes Yes Yes   Approved
E-20
2:25 PM
Surdi, Peter
Essex County 3/1/2004 4/25/2003 Yes Yes Yes   Resubmission
Approved
E-21 Rogers, John
Bloomfield Twp. 3/1/2004 8/30/2002 Yes Yes Yes   Approved
(Trustee Sierchio recused)
E-22 Rylick, John
County Of Essex 5/1/2004 5/10/2003 Yes Yes Yes   Approved
E-23
2:55 PM
Smith, Edward
Twp. Of N. Brunswick 12/1/2003 12/18/2001 Yes No No   Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary
E-24 Triolo, Renee
Dept. Of Corrections 3/1/2004 5/10/2003 Yes Yes No   Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary
E-25 Williams, Raymond
Florence Twp.  4/1/2004 9/6/2003 Yes Yes Yes   Approved
(Vote: 6:1; Nae:
Trustee Fava)
E-26 Wyche, Romus
Newark Police 7/1/2003 7/16/2002 Yes Yes Yes   Approved
(Trustee Fava recused)
E-27 Schram, Jonathan
Twp. Of Washington 4/1/2004 5/30/2003 Yes Yes Yes   Approved



OPEN SESSION


Retirement Issues

F-1
Stewart, Thomas - City Of Gloucester - Request to cancel offset of Accidental Disability against workers' compensation award.
Denied  (Beneficiary Services)
+F-2

Towe, Joseph - City of Newark - Honorable Service
Total Forfeiture (Deferred Retirement/Removed for Cause) (Trustee Fava recused)
(Retirement Bureau, Audit)

+F-3
Calafiore, Sal - Paterson City - Request to change accident date
Denied  (Trustee Levine abstained)
F-4

Hugelmayer, William - Union County - Request to Change Effective Date from 2/1/04 to 12/1/03
Denied 



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1
Risoldi, Michael - Appellate Division Decisions Affirmed Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability
Noted
G-2

Tucker, Ronald - Hearing Withdrawals Disability Issue
Noted

G-3
Mormelo, Walter - Hearing Withdrawals Disability Issue
Noted
G-4

Puglisi, Jr., Anthony - Initial Decisions (OAL) with Attorney's Exceptions and DAG's Exceptions - ALJ  rejected Board's decision to reduce pensionable salary.
Rejected ALJ's decision; Noted exceptions; prepare Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law

G-5
Craig, Charles - East Jersey State Prison - Initial Decisions (OAL)
Affirmed ALJ's decision denying accidental disability retirement benefits
G-6

Erney, Jr., William - Lawrence Twp. - Initial Decisions (OAL) with Exceptions ; ALJ reversed Board's decision which denied  him the continued receipt of PFRS pension benefits. ALJ determined that member is grandfathered into PFRS and thereby orders the reinstitution of all rights and privileges as a retiree of PFRS.
Tabled; DAG requested extension in order to file exceptions

+G-7

Fleming, Bryan - Hunterdon County Jail - DAG reconsiderations Forfeiture of Service (matter pending in Appellate Division)
Reconsidered document not previously reviewed; Reaffirmed original decision denying honorable service; Continue in Appellate Division

+G-8
Dennis, Joseph - Clifton City - Initial Decisions (OAL) with DAG Exceptions and Employer Exceptions and Attorney Exceptions
Rejected ALJ decision; Noted all exceptions from all parties; prepare Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law
=G-9
Hawkins, Kenneth - Essex County - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law
Approved


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1

Seals, Joseph - Mercer County - Appeals the denial of enrollment into PFRS
Denied OAL Hearing

H-2

Ramos, Rene - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability
Approved OAL Hearing

H-3

Wenner, Scott - Riverside Twp. - Appeals the Denial of Accidental Disability (No Delayed Manifestation)
Approved OAL Hearin

H-4

Bevensee, Glenn - Egg Harbor Twp. - Appeals the Denial of Accidental Disability
Approved OAL Hearing



OPEN SESSION


Active Membership Issues

J-1

Township Of Moorestown - Creditable Salary
a.  Moorestown FOP Lodge 109
b.  Moorestown FOP Lodge 109 SOA
Denied (overtime)

+J-2

Higgins, Brian - Carlstadt Police Dept. - Creditable Salary
Tabled until next month for location to amend contract language pertaining to "sell-backs"

+J-3

Ortiz, Jr., Alfaro - Riverfront State Prison - Resubmission Request to Remain in PFRS
Approved continuation of PFRS membership (Enrollment Bureau)

+J-4

Wallace, Luther - Garden State Recp & Youth Corr Ctr - Resubmission Request to Remain in PFRS
Approved continuation of PFRS membership (Enrollment Bureau)

J-5

Moore, Terrance - East Jersey State Prison - Resubmission Request to Remain in PFRS
Approved continuation of PFRS membership(Enrollment Bureau)

+J-6

Hendricks, Roy - NJ State Prison - Resubmission Request to Remain in PFRS
Approved continuation of PFRS membership(Enrollment Bureau)

+J-7

Arch, Keith - South Woods Prison - Resubmission Request to Remain in PFRS
Approved continuation of PFRS membershipEnrollment Bureau)

J-8

Ellis, Charles - Juv. Jus. Comm/Community Prog. - Reconsideration of an OAL case Request to Remain in PFRS
Tabled at request of attorney until next meeting on July 12, 2004.



OPEN SESSION


Death Claim Issues

+K-1

Sahlberg, Clifton (deceased) - Insured Status Request for payment of life insurance/death benefit
Approved  (Beneficiary Services)



OPEN SESSION


Informational Issues

L-1

Processing Times As of May 5th, 2004
Noted

L-2

Pension and Health Benefits Review Commission Meeting of April 30, 2004
Noted

L-3

PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos For March 2004
Noted

L-4

Appellate Division Decisions regarding Edward Murphy, Jr. PERS
Noted

L-5

Trustee Election
Noted

L-6

Appellate Division Decisions regarding John Cavalieri PERS
Noted

L-7

PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos for April 2004
Noted

"+" Indicates personal appearance
"=" Indicates items not mailed

The next meeting of the Board will be held on July 12, 2004


POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
July 12, 2004
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 2004 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 3, 2003.

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 AM

Adjourned: 2:35 PM

Roll Call: Mark Kandrac; Dennis Connelly; Vincent Foti; Frederick Beaver; Richard Mikutsky; John Sierchio; Frank Casey; Frank Leake; Alan Levine (arrived at 10:45; left at 1:55)

Absent: Joseph Boucher and Nicole Fava

Also Present: DAG Susanne Culliton; Wendy Jamison; Jackie Bussanich; Janice Nelson; Janice Vasil; Kathleen Coates; Joanne Martin; Florence Sheppard; Michael Herbert, attorney; Charles Ellis; Frank Yannuzzi;  DAG Debra Allen;  Paul Kleinbaum, attorney; Christopher D'Ambrosio; Arthur Thibault, attorney; Steven Kossup, attorney; George Borek; and Regina Herz


OPEN SESSION


The Board accepted the Oath of Office from the newly elected fire representative trustee Richard Mikutsky.

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of June 14, 2004
Approved 


OPEN SESSION


Finance

A-1
Common Pension Fund A as of May 31, 2004
Approved
A-2
Common Pension Fund B as of May 31, 2004
Approved
A-3
Trial Balance as of May 31, 2004
Approved

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Reorganization of Board Members - The Board elected the following:

Chairperson - Mark Kandrac
1st Vice-Chairperson - John Sierchio
2nd Vice-Chairperson - Dennis Connelly
State Investment Council Representative - Vincent Foti

B-2
Memo from Director Beaver regarding Accidental Disability approval for Yeldrim Baycora
Noted
B-3
Administrative Code for Publication Proposed New Rule N.J.A.C. 17:4-6.8 -
Tabled; Chairman appointed sub-committee of Trustees Beaver, Foti, Mikutsky, and Connelly to review and make recommendations for a new proposal.  The Chairman requested DAG Culliton sit on committee.
B-4
Request for Election Recount
Denied (Trustee Mikutsky abstained)


OPEN SESSION


Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved
=C-2
Retirement List
Approved


CLOSED SESSION


Ordinary Disability

 

Member's Name

Employer

Effective Date

Board's Decision

D-1
12:00 PM

Calderon, Carlos 

Rutgers University

8/1/2003

Approved

D-2
12:10 PM

Lewis, Theresa

Rutgers University

8/1/2003

Resubmission
Approved

D-3

Wood, Calvin

Southern State
Correctional

1/1/2004

Reinstatement fromDisability Retirement
Approved

D-4 Monthly OD Grid     Approved

Ordinary Disability Approvals (D-4)

Member's Name

Effective Date

P/F

Employer

Baglione, Nicholas M Jr. **

07/04

P

Newark City

Hessian, Roger K***

07/04

P

Bergen County

Mcfarland, Daniel Kevin**

07/04

P

Correct-Bayside State Prison

Montesano, Gina Frances

06/04

P

Essex County

Perry, Douglas

12/04

P

Dept. Of Cor. Vroom-Jones Farm

Sebasto, Dominick

08/04

P

Midstate Correctional Facility

Whildin, Donna

04/04

P

Correct-Bayside State Prison

Total = 7

**   Also may qualify for Chapter 428 benefits
*** Also qualifies for Special Retirement benefits 


CLOSED SESSION


Accidental Disability

   
Member Name,
No.
Employer
Effective
Date
Accident
Date
TP
DR
TE
Board's Decision
E-1
1:30 PM
Sacco, Samuel
City of Garfield
8/1/2001
8/14/1999
5/5/1997
Yes
Yes
Table
Table
Yes
Yes
Reconsideration of an OAL case
Tabled for examination by a different  IME on the issue of direct result only.  (VOTE: 6:3; Nae: Trustees Beaver, Levine, Leake)
E-2 Campell, Tamiko Compton 
City of Newark 12/1/1999 7/14/1998 Yes  Yes  Yes  Reconsidered and Approved;
Withdraw from OAL
E-3 Sodaro, Albert
Paramus Police Dept. 8/1/2001 10/20/1997 Yes  Yes  Yes  Reconsidered and
Approved
E-4 Wiesner, David
Bergen County Sheriff's Office 5/1/2004   10/29/2002 Yes Yes No Denied Accidental;
Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 7:2; Nae: Trustees Sierchio, Connelly)
E-5 Ackerman, George
Department of Human Services 4/1/2004 8/9/2002

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Approved
E-6 Frigiola, Patrick
New Brunswick Police Dept.  9/1/2003

12/1/1999

5/22/1999

10/3/2000

12/2/2000

10/28/2003

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary
E-7 Tedeschi, Frank
North Bergen Twp. 1/1/2001 12/17/2002  Yes  Yes  Yes Approved
E-8 Schiller, Alissa
Township of Morris 10/1/2004 6/2/2002 Yes Yes Yes Approved
E-9 O'Neill, Edward
Barnegat Township 2/1/2004 2/3/2003 Yes Yes No Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary
(Trustee Sierchio recused himself
from this matter.)
E-10  Pearson, David
Juvenile Justice Commission 3/1/2004 4/27/2003 Table Table Table Tabled for incident reports
E-11 Agosta, Thomas
Township of Belleville 7/1/2004 10/22/2003 Yes Yes Yes Approved
(Vote: 5:3; Nae: Trustees Kandrac, Mikutsky, Beaver)
E-12
Cantalupo, Michael
Newark Police Dept 3/1/2004 7/7/2003

Yes

Yes

No

Denied
Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 6:2; Nae: Trustees Sierchio and Casey)(Trustee Levine not    present)

E-13 VanGlahn, Tracey
Aberdeen  8/1/2004 9/7/2003 Yes Yes Yes Approved
E-14 Salanitro, Nicholas

Department of Corrections 4/1/2004 3/14/2003 Yes Yes No Denied Accidental;
Withdrawal only
E-15 McLaughliln, Veronica
Township of Weehawken 3/1/2003 10/12/2001 No No No Denied Accidental,
Offer Deferred
E-16
Fabio, Eugene
Union County Corrections  11/1/2003 9/12/2003 Yes No No Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary
E-17
San Silverino, Joseph
Bloomfield Twp 1/1/2004

9/3/2002

 

Table

Table

Table

Tabled
(Trustee Sierchio recused himself from this matter.)

E-18 Simms, Eugenia
Essex County  4/1/2004 10/19/2003 Yes Yes Yes Approved


OPEN SESSION


Retirement Issues

F-1
Goslin, Joseph - South Harrison Twp. - Request to Return to Position of Public Safety Director
The Board does not offer advisory opinions, however; refer employer to the return to employment statute.
+F-2

Wolffe, Johnny - City of Newark - Honorable Service
No Forfeiture; Continue collecting Ordinary Disability Retirement benefits



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1
Warren, Donnie - City of Newark - Initial Decisions (OAL)  - ALJ Affirms the Board's Decision to Deny Accidental Disability
Approved
 
G-2

Ellis, William - Boro. Of Lindenwald - Initial Decisions (OAL) -  ALJ reversed Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability
Approved  (Retirement Bureau)

G-3
Weiss, Thomas - Twp. of Lower - Hearing Withdrawals (Disability Issue) -
Noted
G-4

Tyson, Larry - Northern State Prison - Hearing Withdrawals (Disability Issue) -
Noted 

G-5
Cipriano, Leonard - City of Trenton - Hearing Withdrawals denied retroactive clothing allowance reimbursement -
Noted 
G-6

Springfield Twp. - Hearing Withdrawals denied retroactive clothing allowance reimbursement -
Noted

G-7

Verkay, Vincent - Kearney Twp. - Initial Decision (OAL) - ALJ affirmed the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits.
Approved

+G-8

Ellis, Charles - Department of Corrections - Reconsideration of an OAL case regarding pre and post-retirement employment and titles

  • 5/92 through 11/99 - Titles were covered prior to Chapter 204, P.L. 1989.  Board recognizes that since the Chapter 204 analysis was not conducted until 7/03, Mr. Ellis will be grandfathered in those titles to remain in PFRS.
  • 11/99 to Present - Under N.J.S.A. 43:16A-3.1, Mr. Ellis has supervisory or administrative duties over police members, he remains in PFRS.
    • He is active member of PFRS from 5/92 to present.
    • Retirement of 2/1/01 not considered bonafide.
    • Retirement benefits revoked and he must reimburse the Division.
    • Division will change membership from PERS to PFRS, and adjust pension rate and bill Mr. Ellis. (Retirement and Enrollment Bureau)
+G-9
Erney, Jr., William - Lawrence Twp. - Initial Decisions (OAL) with Attorney's and DAG's Exceptions and Attorney's Reply to Exceptions - Resubmission ALJ reversed Board's decision which denied him the continued receipt of PFRS pension benefits.  ALJ determined that member is grandfathered into PFRS and thereby orders the reinstitution of all rights and privileges as a retiree of PFRS.
Denied Noted Exceptions; Draw Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law
G-10 Dix, Richard - Lakewood Twp. - Hearing Withdrawals Disability Issue - Noted
G-11 Dennis, Joseph - Clifton City - Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law  - Approved
G-12 Seals, Joseph - Mercer County - Final Administrative Determinations - Approved
G-13 Puglisi, Jr., Anthony - City of New Brunswick - Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law - Approved

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

+H-1

Petrucelli, Michael - Essex County - Appeals the denial of accidental disability retirement benefits - Approved

H-2

Van DerTulip, William - Village of Ridgefield Park - Appeals denial of accidental   disability retirement benefits  - Approved



OPEN SESSION


Active Membership Issues

+J-1

Yannuzzi, Frank - Florham Park Borough - Purchase of temporary service from May 18, 1988 through March 10, 1989.
Tabled for additional information (detailed social security records)

+J-2

D'Ambrosio, Christopher - Chatham Boro. - Membership Request to Enroll in PFRS Denied  (Trustee Mikutsky recused himself from this matter and left the room during discussion.)

J-3

Higgins, Brian - Carlstadt Police Dept. - Creditable Salary Resubmission - Problem with language as submitted.

Second Paragraph regarding 6 holidays paid is considered pensionable
Third paragraph regarding 3 holidays paid is not creditable as stated.

J-4

Town of Dover - FMBA Local #60 - Creditable Salary
Approved

J-5
Arch, Keith - Department of Corrections - Requests clarification of Board decision -
Reaffirmed original decision as stated in Secretary Jamison's letter of June 15, 2004.

OPEN SESSION


Informational Issues

L-1

State Investment Council Minutes from the meeting of April 15, 2004 - Noted

=L-2

Publications - Noted

L-3

Trustee Election Five retired members verified to run in retired member election - Robert Smith, Patrick Minutillo, Thomas Murphy, Avelino Fernandez, and Robert D'Angelo - Noted

Trustee Election Five retired members verified to run in retired member election -   Robert Smith, Patrick Minutillo, Thomas Murphy, Avelino Fernandez, and Robert D'Angelo - Noted 

"+" Indicates personal appearance
"=" Indicates items not mailed

The next meeting of the Board will be held on August 9, 2004.


POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
August 9, 2004
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 2004 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 3, 2003.

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: 10:15 AM

Adjourned: 1:08 PM

Roll Call: John Sierchio, Vince Foti (left 12:50), Dennis Connelly, Fred Beaver, Richard Mikutsky, Mark Kandrac, Frank Leake, Joseph Bouche (left 1:00), Nicole Fava

Absent: Frank Casey and Alan Levine

Also Present: DAG Susanne Culliton; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich;  Janice Vasil; Janice Nelson; Colin Maher; Florence Sheppard; Janice Curtin; JoAnn Martin; Regina Herz; Nestor Guzman, Jr., attorney; Thomas Hayes; Craig Gumpel, attorney; George Borek, IAFF; Alfred Brand II, Paula Brand, Alfred Brand; Steven Kossup, attorney; Catherine Vogel; Lisa Vogel; Colin Maher; and Thomas Brown


OPEN SESSION


Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of July 12, 2004
Approved 


OPEN SESSION


Finance

A-1
Common Pension Fund A as of June 30, 2004
Approved
A-2
Common Pension Fund B as of June 30, 2004
Approved
A-3
Common Pension Fund D as of June 30, 2004
Approved

OPEN SESSION


Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved
C-2
Retirement List
Approved

CLOSED SESSION


Ordinary Disability

 

Member's Name

Employer

Effective Date

Board's Decision

D-1

Konop, Kevin 

City of East Orange

 

Approved Reinstatement from Disability Retirement

D-2

Price, Robert

East Jersey State Prison

 

Approved Reinstatement from Disability Retirement

D-3

Hoff, Lawrence
 

Ventnor City

 

Approved Reinstatement from Disability Retirement
(Vote: 6:3; Nae: Trustees Fava, Boucher and Sierchio)

D-4
11:00 AM
Monthly OD Grid  
  Approved

 

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS (D-4)

Member's Name

Effective Date

P/F

Employer

Ashmont, Albert J Jr

12/04

P

Union County

Balbo, Joseph

06/04

F

Greystone Park Psych Hospital

Chartoff, Maria

02/05

P

Bergen County

Gazzara, Charles F

01/05

P

Buena Borough

Harris, William**

04/04

P

Essex County

Lonardo, Matthew John

03/04

P

East Jersey State Prison

Rodriguez, Francisco J

07/04

P

Dept. of Corr. Vroom-Jones Farm

Schwager, Gloria E

07/04

P

Northern State Prison

Sciolaro, Frederick A Jr

09/04

P

Bergen County

Storck, Robert W

11/03

P

Hamilton Township

Valdora, Robert J

08/04

P

Hudson County

Walker, John J

11/04

P

Montclair Township

Weston, Annette

12/04

P

Essex County

Total = 13

**   Also may qualify for Chapter 428 benefits


CLOSED SESSION


Accidental Disability

   
Member Name,
No.
Employer
Effective
Date
Accident
Date
TP
DR
TE
DM
Board's Decision
E-1
11:05 AM
Rudloff, Stephanie
Jefferson Twp.
1/1/2004
10/27/2002
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Approved Continuation of benefits
E-2 Clements, John
Pennsauken Twp. 4/1/2004

9/17/2002

11/6/2002

Yes

Yes

Table

Table

No

Yes

  Tabled for additional info information from IME; Grant Interim OD
(Vote: 7:2; Nae: Trustees Mikutsky and Boucher)
E-3 Barber, Thomas
Union County Corrections 3/1/2004 8/10/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-4
11:20 AM
Vogel, Catherine
Millburn Twp. 5/1/2004 4/7/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-5
11:10 AM
Silverio, Sergio
Essex County 10/1/2004 1/7/2004
Yes
Yes
No
  Denied Accidental;
Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 6:3; Nae: Trustees Fava, Boucher and Sierchio)
E-6 Pearson, David
Juvenile Justice Comm. 3/1/2004 4/27/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-7 Khokha, Anandita
Dept. Of Corrections 6/1/2004 3/30/2003
Yes
Yes
No
  Denied Accidental, Only eligible for withdrawal; Needs 4 years to qualify for OD
E-8 Kleinatland,
Town Of Kearny 8/1/2004 4/25/2001
Yes
Yes
No
  Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary
E-9 Johnson, Alicia
City Of Newark 3/1/2003 5/21/1996
Yes
Yes
No
No
Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary
(Trustee Fava recused)
E-10 Kalm, Christina
County Of Mercer 5/1/2004 5/1/2002
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-11 Sparta, Peter
Bergen County 3/1/2004 9/11/2001
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved Accidental;
Honorable Service: Forfeit salary and service from June 1, 2003
(Issue of traumatic event: Vote: 6:2; Nae: Beaver and Leake; Trustee Boucher was not present for this vote.)
(Honorable Service
issue: Vote: 7:2; Nae: Trustees Beaver and Foti)  (Retirement Bureau, Audit)
E-12 Carmichael, Barbara
Northern State Prison 4/1/2004 1/24/2003
Yes
Yes
No
  Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary
E-13
11:15 AM
Capko, William
Essex County 12/1/2004 4/11/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
(Vote: 6:3; Nae: Trustees Foti, Boucher and Beaver)
E-14 Brown, Stanley
Bergen County 8/1/2004 12/12/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-15
10:45 AM
Brand II, Alfred

City of Newark 2/1/2004 12/3/1998
Yes
Table
Table
  Tabled for additional documentation regarding incident; Interim approved OD
E-16 Morrell, Diane
Bergen County 8/1/2004 8/5/2002
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-17 Locantore, Sean
Town of Hammontown 9/1/2004 6/6/2001
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-18 Broking, Ronald
Juvenile Justice Commission 2/1/2004 9/6/2002
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
(Vote: 7:2; Nae: Trustees Mikutsky and Foti)
E-19 Grenci, Walter
Berkeley Township 7/1/2004 2/28/2001
Yes
No
No
  Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary
E-20 McCormick, Edward
Brick Township Police Dept.  6/1/2003 6/26/2001
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Reconsidered and Approved
Withdrawal from OAL
E-21 SanSilverino, Joseph
Bloomfield Township 7/1/2004 9/3/2002
Yes
Table
Table
  Resubmission: Interim Approved OD; Continue Table for AD
(Trustee Sierchio recused)

 


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1
Blackfeld, Anthony - Garfield City - Initial Decision - ALJ upheld Board decision which affirmed Board's determination to deny request to purchase - Approved
G-2

Greg, Jr., Ernest - Atlantic County - Initial Decision - ALJ reversed Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability; therefore, ALJ granted Accidental Disability - DAG Requests to Postpone to file exceptions - Tabled for exceptions

G-3
Longo, James - Edna Mahan Corr Facility - Hearing Withdrawal - Failure to Appear - Request to remand to OAL - Approved Remand to OAL
G-4
Piro, Michael - South Plainfield Borough - Initial Decision - ALJ upheld Board's decision denying accidental disability retirement benefits - Approved
G-5
Banks, Jeanmarie - Hudson County - Initial Decision - ALJ upheld Board's decision denying ordinary disability retirement benefits - Approved
G-6
Guadagno, Joseph - Albert C. Wagner Youth Corr Fac - Initial Decision - Postpone until all parties are notified - Tabled for notification of all parties
G-7
Whitesell, John - Salem County - Initial Decision - ALJ upheld Board's decision denying accidental disability retirement benefits - Approved
G-8
O'Reilly, Thomas - Dover Town - Initial Decision - ALJ reversed Board's decision and granted accidental disability retirement benefits effective March 1, 2002 - Approved; Noted Exceptions (Retirement Bureau)
G-9
Erney, William - Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law - Approved

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1

Markey, Charles - Island Heights Boro. - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability
Approved

H-2

Fulse, Joseph - Mountainview Youth Corr. Fac. - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability
Approved 

H-3
Stewart, Jr., Thomas -Gloucester City Fire Department - Appeals denial of waiver of worker's compensation offset - Denied 
H-4
Motta, Frank - Paterson City - REMOVED FROM AGENDA - NOT A REQUEST FOR OAL HEARING - WILL BE RESUMITTED ON AGENDA IN SEPTEMBER WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
H-5
Cantalupo, Michael - Newark City - Appeals denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-6
Smith, Edward - North Brunswick Twp. - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved

OPEN SESSION


Active Membership Issues

J-1

Flaherty, Michael - Trenton City - Request to Purchase - Denied

+J-2
Hayes, Thomas - Newark City - Request to Purchase - Denied  (Trustee Fava abstained)

OPEN SESSION


Informational Issues

L-1

PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos for May 2004
Noted

L-2 Board Member Address List Updated with new Board member and new officers
Noted
L-3 Processing Times as of July 15, 2004
Noted
L-4 Appellate Division Decisions regarding Ronald Parker
Noted
L-5 Thank you letter from Dr. Coleman
Noted
L-6 PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos for June 2004
Noted

"+" Indicates personal appearance
"=" Indicates items not mailed

The next meeting of the Board will be held on September 27, 2004.


POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
September 27, 2004
ORDER OF BUSINESS

Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided through a special notice of the schedule of regular meetings of the Board filed with and prominently posted in the offices of the Secretary of State.  The 2004 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on July 12, 2004.

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: 10:10 AM

Adjourned: 3:25 PM

Roll Call:Mark Kandrac, Dennis Connelly, John Sierchio, Joseph Boucher, Richard Mikutsky, Fred Beaver, Nicole Fava (left at 12:30), Frank Leake (left at 2:35), Alan Levine (arrived at 10:20, left 12:30), Vince Foti, Frank Casey (left at 2:00)

Also Present:   DAG Susanne Culliton; Wendy Jamison; Jackie Bussanich; Gail Griffin; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Kathleen Coates; David Pointer; Janice Nelson; Florence Sheppard; Mindy Smith-Sopko; Janice Vasil;  John Megariotis; Priscilla Lyons; Sandra Horan; Janice Curtin; Nicholas Mazzeo; Peter Maraldo; Juan Silva; Larissa Silva; Steven O'Donnell; Ariana Calderon; Gregg Warlikowski; Robert Purgatorio; Deborah Pickett; David Watson; Megan Dowd; Richard Braslow, attorney; Francis Nadeo; Joe Hetzel;  Paul Kleinbaum, attorney; Frank Yannuzzi; Regina Herz; DAG Christine Lucarelli;  DAG Linda Bilec; Robert Fox; Edward Brannigan; Robert Smilek; Bill Sandford; Sam Roberts; Miranda Mathis; Robert LeMunyon; Andrew Castellanos; Richard Pinto; Patricia Lawrence; Jeffrey Smith; Scott Derby; Thomas Moran; Scott Kinnie; Judith Hain; Patricia Sensi; Kathryn Gover; Louis Goetting; John Malinski; Al Sager; Robert MacFarlane; Christopher Morgan; Ed Magnan; Brett Wyatt, Sr.; Yvonne Lowen; Kathy Daunords; J. Baez; T. Flail; Tom Walker; Andre Gillis; Carlton Fernanders; Daniel Holovacko; Troy Ferus; Russell Leak; William Sparrow, Sr.; David Hentes; Shirley Sparrow; Bob Chew; Barry Roberson; Brenda Lewis; Lisa Wahler; Frank Wilson; David Parks; Jack Prettyman; George Borek; Peter Maraldo; Chris Wertz; Mike Sauvigne; Ken Schel; John Malinski; Joseph Mandi; Joe Barnett; Mark Cyr; Charles Tighe; James Chianese; Richard Pinto; Colleen Britton; Michael Halpin; Rich Cook; and Jill Smith


OPEN SESSION


Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of August 9, 2004
Approved 


OPEN SESSION


Finance

A-1
Trial Balance as of June 30, 2004
Approved
A-2
Common Pension Fund A as of July 31, 2004
Approved
A-3
Common Pension Fund B as of July 31, 2004
Approved
A-4
Common Pension Fund D as of July 31, 2004
Approved


OPEN SESSION


Miscellaneous Issues
+B-1

Participation of Employees of School Boards, County Colleges and State Colleges and Universities in the PFRSTabled for Division to develop survey for Institutions and local municipalities (Vote: 10:1; Nae:Trustee Levine)

B-2

Chapter 204 PFRS Title Review regarding non-civil service police positions in Bridgeton Public Schools

a. School Safety and Security Coordinator
b. Educational Enforcement Officer, Assistant Coordinator
c. Educational Enforcement Officer

Tabled for outcome of B-1 (see above)



OPEN SESSION


Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved
=C-2
Retirement List
Approved

CLOSED SESSION


Ordinary Disability

 

Member's Name

Employer

Effective Date

Board's Decision

D-1 Monthly OD Grid     Approved
D-2 Mann, Sylvia
 
Department of Corrections 7/1/2001 Reinstatement from Disability - Denied
D-3 Columbo, Thomas
Hudson County 11/1/2003  Resubmission
Approved

_

Ordinary Disability Approvals (D-1)

Member's Name

Effective Date

P/F

Employer

*Blizzard, Raymond L

08/04

P

Correct-Bayside State Prison

Bradley, Joey C

08/04

P

Mercer County

Christopher, Nicholas P

07/04

P

Essex County

Gomez, David E

08/04

P

Elizabeth City

Grey, Jacqueline

11/04

P

Newark City

Hooks, Herbert R

05/04

P

South Woods Prison-Dept. Of Cor

Larrison, Richard

05/04

P

Neptune Township

Molnar, Martin

03/04

P

New Brunswick City

Petrozzino, Robert D

08/04

P

Essex County

Pringle, Jennifer

05/04

P

Essex County

Roethke, Christopher

04/04

P

Somerville Borough

Simeone, Joseph D

05/04

P

Essex County

Total = 12

*May be eligible for benefits under Chapter 428


CLOSED SESSION


Accidental Disability

   
Member Name,
No.
Employer
Effective
Date
Accident
Date
TP
DR
TE
DM
Board's Decision
E-1
12:30 PM
Silva, Juan
Union City
4/1/2004
7/7/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Approved  (Vote: 8:1; Nae: Trustee Beaver)
E-2 Malanga, Edward
Northern State Prison 12/1/2003   9/2/2002 Yes Yes No   Reconsideed and Denied;
Continue in OAL
E-3 Owens, Allen
Dept. of Corrections 8/1/2000 8/18/1997

 

 

 

 

  Request to file for AD - Approved request to file
E-4 Rivera, Richard
West New York Town 3/1/2003 1/26/1996 Yes        Reconsideration - Tabled for clarification from DAG Allen
E-5 Johnson, Scott
 
Mount Laurel Twp. 3/1/2004 11/5/2002 Yes Table Table   Tabled Accidental for additional information on incident; Interim Approved Ordinary
E-6
10:50 AM
Maraldo, Peter
Passaic Co. Sheriff's Office 7/1/2004 10/18/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-7 Cantalupo, Michael
Newark Police 3/1/2004 7/7/2003 Yes Yes No   Reconsidered and Denied
(Vote: 7:3; Nae: Trustees Levine, Sierchio, Boucher; Trustee Fava recused)
E-8 Jamiolkoski, John
 
Town of Harrison 5/1/2004 9/11/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-9
12:35 PM
O'Donnell, Steven
Newark Police Department 7/1/2004 7/27/2001
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-10 Kline, Howard
City of Paterson 8/1/2004 9/12/2003
Yes
Yes
Table   Tabled for additonal information on incident; Interim Approved Ordinary
E-11 Hoffman, Anthony
City of Burlington 10/1/2004 5/26/2001
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-12 Bell, Robert
County of Essex 6/1/2004 12/15/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-13  Buck, Kenneth
Galloway Township 10/1/2004 9/29/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-14 Croken, David
Twp of Ocean 10/1/2004 10/25/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-15 Gervasi, Andrew
East Jersey State Prison 10/1/2004

8/20/2002

12/21/2002

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

  Denied Accidental;
Granted Ordinary
E-16 DeMatteo, David Middlesex County Adult Corr Facility 7/1/2004 12/11/2002 Yes Yes No   Denied Accidental;
Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 6:3; Nae: Trustees Sierchio, Mikutsky, Foti)
E-17 Seider, Jeffrey
Franklin Township 6/1/2003 11/9/1998 Yes No No   Denied Accidental;
Granted Ordinary
E-18
12:40 PM
Warlikowski, Gregg
Village of Ridgefield Park 11/1/2004 9/30/1999
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-19 Roman, Edward
Newark City 6/1/2004 2/24/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-20 Jenkins, Scott
City of Englewood 6/1/2004 6/20/2001 Yes Table Table   Tabled for additional information on incident; Interim approved Ordinary
(Vote: 8:1; Nae; Trustee Foti)
E-21
12:45 PM
Purgatorio, Robert City of Asbury Park 12/1/2004 4/1/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
   Approved
E-22 O'Donnell, Carl
South Woods State  Prison 7/1/2004 12/10/1998
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
(Vote: 8:1; Nae: Trustee Foti)
E-23 Pawlicki, Richard
Borough of Keansburg 7/1/2004 6/25/2003 Yes Yes No   Denied Accidental;
Granted Ordinary
E-24 Silvo, Andrew County of Mercer 6/1/2004 5/7/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
   Approved
E-25
12:50 PM
Watson, David
Township of Millburn 5/1/2004 7/25/2000
Yes
Yes
Yes
   Approved
E-26 Murray, Todd
Dept of Corrections 5/1/2004 11/2/2003 Yes No No   Denied Accidental;
Granted Ordinary
(Disability was a direct result of three separate incidents; however only one incident was listed on application)
E-27 Martinez, Ivan
Borough of 1/1/2004 5/14/1989
Yes
Yes
Yes
 Yes  Approved
E-28
10:40 AM
Mazzeo, Nicholas
Montclair Police Department 10/1/2004 12/5/2003 Yes Table Table   Tabled for additional information on incident; Interim approved Ordinary
E-29 Valazquez, Valerie
Jersey City Police Dept 9/1/2004 7/31/2002  Yes No Yes   Denied Accidental;
Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 7:1; Nae: Trustee Boucher)


OPEN SESSION


Retirement Issues

+F-1
Nadeo, Francis Arthur - Gloucester County - Honorable Service - Forfeit last 12 months of service and salary (Retirement Bureau, Audit)
F-2

Brown, Paul - Clinton Twp. - Honorable Service - Resubmission - Tabled until October; Must File Accidental Disability Application

+ F-3
Wright, Glenn - Absecon City - Request for Waiver of Overpayment of Retirement Allowance Approved waiver of repayment; Reduce Monthly Allowance (Vote: 6:1: Nae: Trustee Foti)
F-4 
Hugelmeyer, William - Union County - Reconsideration - Request to change effective retirement date - Denied  (Trustees Sierchio and Connelly recused)

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1
Zita, John - Dept. of Corrections - Initial Decision - ALJ reversed the Board's denial of AD and Granted AD
Adopted ALJ's decision and Grant Accidental Disability effective January 1, 2004 (Retirement Bureau, Health Benefits, Financial)
G-2
Carlsen, Edward - Jersey City Fire Dept. - Hearing Withdrawal - disability issue
Noted 
G-3
Caamano, Andrew - Bergen County - Hearing Withdrawal - disability issue
Noted 
G-4
Haywood, William - Passaic County - Hearing Withdrawal - Non-disability issue - Noted
G-5
Simpson, Denise - Newark City - Hearing Withdrawal - Employer withdraws appeal against member's reinstatement from Ordinary Disability
Noted 
G-6 Gregg, Jr., Ernest - Atlantic County - Initial Decision - Resubmission with DAG exceptions
ALJ reversed the Board's denial of AD and Granted AD
Rejected ALJ's decision and continue denial of Accidental; Accept Exceptions
G-7 Banks, Jeanmarie - Hudson County - Initial Decision - Reconsideration with Attorney's Exceptions and DAG's Reply to Exceptions - ALJ affirmed Board's denial of Ordinary disability
Adopted ALJ's decision denying Ordinary Disability; Noted Exceptions and Reply to Exceptions
G-8 Price, Robert - East Jersey State Prison - Hearing Withdrawal -disability issue - Noted
G-9 Donahue, John - Asbury Park City - Initial Decision with Attorney's Exceptions - ALJ  upheld the Board's decision to deny Accidental disability
Adopted ALJ's decision; Noted Exceptions
G-10

Marcille, Philip - Monroe Twp. Fire District #3 - Initial Decision - ALJ dismissed case without prejudice - Disability issue
Adopted  ALJ's decision

G-11 Stewart, Jr., Thomas G. - Gloucester City - Final Administrative Determination - Approved
G-12 Salamone, Nicholas - Mt. Ephraim Boro - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted 

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1

Wiesner, David - Bergen County - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability - Tabled at member's request to provide additional information

H-2

O'Neil, Jr., Edward W. - Barnegat Twp. - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability - Approved

H-3
Silverio, Sergio - Essex County - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability - Approved
H-4
D'Ambrosio, Christopher - Chatham Boro. - Appeals the Board's decision to deny enrollment into PFRS - Denied 
H-5

Monroe Twp. Fire District #3 - Appeals the Board's decision to deny enrollment of 7 currently part-time and overage firefighters into PFRS

a. Michael Daley PERS
b. Russel Kane PERS
c. Joel Green PERS
d. Tim Sudowsky PERS
e. Brian Johnson PERS
f. Mario Batista PERS
g. Richard Stromberg PERS

Denied

H-6
Millburn Township (Employer) - Appeals the Approval of Accidental Disability to Catherine Vogel
Approved hearing request by employer
H-7
Khokha, Anandita - Dept. Of Corrections - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability - Approved

OPEN SESSION


Active Membership Issues

J-1

Kemler, John - Mercer County - Request to Purchase -    Denied

+J-2
Yannuzzi, Frank - Florham Park Boro. - Resubmission - Request to Purchase - Tabled until October; Board needs time to review material
+J-3
Dowd, Megan - Lakewood Twp. Fire District #1 - Eligibility to remain in the PFRS - Tabled for administrative denial and response from attorney; Resubmit in October (Enrollment Bureau)

OPEN SESSION


Death Claim Issues

K-1

D'Heron, James - New Brunswick City - Accidental Death - Approved (Beneficiary Services)


OPEN SESSION


 Informational Issues

L-1

Board Member Address List
Noted

L-2 State Investment Council Minutes for th meeting of June 17, 2004
Noted 
L-3 Processing Times as of August 16, 2004
Noted
L-4 PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos for July 2004
Noted
=L-5 State Investment Council Minutes for meeting of August 18, 2004
Noted
=L-6 Board Member Address List
Noted

"+" Indicates personal appearance
"=" Indicates items not mailed

The next meeting of the Board will be held on October 12, 2004.


POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
October 12, 2004
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 2004 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 3, 2003.

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: 10:07 AM

Adjourned: 1:40 PM

Roll Call: Mark Kandrac, Dennis Connelly, Richard Mikutsky, Frederick Beaver, Frank Casey, John Sierchio, Frank Leake, Vince Foti, Alan Levine (arrived 11:00, left 12:40), Joe Boucher (arrived 10:15)

Absent: Nicole Fava

Also Present: DAG Susanne Culliton; Wendy Jamison; Jackie Bussanich; Gail Griffin; Janice Vasil; Jack Prettyman; David Pointer; Michael Miles; Mindy Smith-Sopko; George Borek; Anthony Garamella; Michael Flaherty; Nicholas Mazzeo; Stuart Alterman, attorney; Steven Kossup, attorney; Kathleen Brown; Christopher Applegate; James Leason; Steve Raymond, attorney; Janice Curtin; Florence Sheppard


OPEN SESSION


Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of September 27, 2004
Approved 


OPEN SESSION


Finance

A-1
Common Pension Fund A as of August 31, 2004
Approved
A-2
Common Pension Fund B as of August 31, 2004
Approved
A-3
Common Pension Fund D as of August 31, 2004
Approved


OPEN SESSION


Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Campus Police Survey
Approved



OPEN SESSION


Retirement and Death Lists

=C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists for 9/28/04
Approved
C-2
Retirement List
Approved


CLOSED SESSION


Ordinary Disability

 

Member's Name

Employer

Effective Date

Board's Decision

D-1 Jordan, Henry
NJ Institute of Technology 8/1/2001 Reconsidered and Denied
Continue in OAL
D-2 Monthly OD Grid     Approved

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS (D-2)

MEMBER'S NAME

EFFECTIVE DATE

P/F

EMPLOYER

BRETTLER, JEFFREY W

11/04

P

GARDEN ST RECP & YOUTH CORR CTR

BROOKS, CHRISTINA

06/04

P

ALBERT C. WAGNER YOUTH CORR FAC

EDWARDS, HOWARD

11/04

P

CUMBERLAND COUNTY

SUGGS, CLINTON

09/04

P

SOUTH WOODS PRISON-DEPT. OF COR

YANICAK, JOSEPH ANDREW

06/04

P

MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP

  Total = 6


CLOSED SESSION


Accidental Disability

   
Member Name,
No.
Employer
Effective
Date
Accident
Date
TP
DR
TE
DM
Board's Decision
E-1

Tarapata, John
 
Union County
5/1/2004
7/3/2002
No
No
No
 
Denied Accidental;
Offer Deferred
E-2 Rasinski, Thomas
Mt. Laurel Township 8/1/2004 1/7/2003 Yes Yes Yes   Approved
E-3 Gunning, William
Woolwich Township Police 2/1/2005 6/19/2003 Yes Yes No   Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary; Offer Special
E-4 Filippone, Gerald
Township of Bloomfield 7/1/2004 4/16/2002 Yes Yes No   Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary; Offer Special

(Vote: 5:3; Nae: Trustees Connelly, Boucher, Foti) Trustee Sierchio recused from this matter and left the room during consideration.
E-5 Kleinatland,
Kearney Town 8/1/2004 4/25/2001 Yes Yes No   Reconsidered and Denied;
Approved OAL Hearing
E-6
12:00 PM
Mazzeo, Nicholas
Monclair Police Dept. 10/1/2004 12/5/2003 Yes Yes Yes   Resubmission
Approved Accidental
(Vote:7:1; Nae: Trustee Beaver)
E-7
10:45 AM
Garamella, Anthony
County of Essex 9/1/2004 3/1/2004 Yes Yes Yes   Approved
E-8
12:30 PM
DiGirolamo, Louis
Sea Bright Police Dept.   11/20/2003 Yes Yes Yes   Approved
E-9
12:35 PM
Berrieum, Sonnie
Newark Police 7/1/2004 8/25/2003 Yes Yes Yes   Approved
E-10 Gebala, John
East Jersey State Prison 7/1/2002 11/12/2000 No No No   Reconsidered and Denied;
Continue in OAL
E-11 SanSilverino, Joseph
Bloomfield Twp.  7/1/2004 9/3/2002 Yes Yes Yes   Resubmission
Approved Accidental
Trustee Sierchio recused from this matter and left the room during consideration.
E-12 Brand, Alfred
Newark City  2/1/2004 12/2/1998 Yes Yes Yes    Resubmission
Approved Accidental
E-13 Rivera, Richard
West New York Town 3/1/2003 1/26/1996
7/10/1996
Yes
Yes
      Reconsidered and Reaffirmed
Denial of delayed manifestation;
Continue in OAL
 (Vote: 6:3; Nae: Trustees Beaver, Kandrace, Sierchio)
E-14 Kline, Howard
City of Paterson 8/1/2004 9/12/2003 Yes Yes Yes   Resubmission
Approved


OPEN SESSION


Retirement Issues

+F-1
Leason, James - Runnemede Boro - Honorable Service - Partial Forfeiture of 4 years and 11 months of service and salary - (Retirement Bureau, Audit) (Vote: 6:3; Nae: Trustees Boucher, Connelly and Sierchio)

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1
Sanzari, Neil - North Bergen Twp. - Hearing Withdrawals disability issue
Noted
G-2
Steele, Daniel - Mountainview Youth Corr. Facility - Initial Decision ALJ affirmed the Board's decision to deny Accidental disability - Request to Postpone to file exceptions due to death of attorney - Tabled
G-3
Guadagno, Jr., Joseph - Albert C. Wagner Youth Corr. Facility - Initial Decision - ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental disability; with DAG's Exceptions and Attorney's Reply to Exceptions
Rejected ALJ's decision; Noted Exceptions; Noted Reply to Exceptions
G-4
D'Ambrosio, Christopher - Borough of Chatham - Final Administrative Determination
Approved
G-5 Monroe Township Fire District #3 (Employer) - Final Administrative Determination - Approved
 
  a. Michael Daley
b. Russel Kane
c. Joel Green
d. Tim Sudowsky
e. Brian Johnson
f.  Mario Batista
g. Richard Stromberg
PERS
PERS
PERS
PERS
PERS
PERS
PERS
G-6 Gregg, Jr., Ernest - Atlantic County - Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law
Approved

OPEN SESSION


Active Membership Issues

+J-1

Yannuzzi, Frank - Florham Park Boro - Purchase Request - Resubmission
Approved (Purchase Bureau)

+J-2
Flaherty, Michael - Trenton City - Purchase Request - Reconsideration
Reconsidered and Denied; Extend terms of current purchase for 30 days (Purchase Bureau)
J-3
Dowd, Megan - LakewoodTwp. Fire District #1 - Eligibility to remain in PFRS - Resubmission - Attorney Requests to Table - Denied eligibility to remain in PFRS (Enrollment Bureau)

 


OPEN SESSION


Death Claim Issues

+K-1

Brown, Kathleen for Kenneth (deceased) - Atlantic City - Accidental Death Benefits
Approved (Vote: 8:1: Nae: Trustee Beaver)


OPEN SESSION


 Informational Issues

L-1

Board Member Address List
Noted

"+" Indicates personal appearance
"=" Indicates items not mailed

The next meeting of the Board will be held on November 8, 2004.


POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
November
8, 2004
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 2004 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 3, 2003.

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: 10:10 AM

Adjourned: 1:32 PM

Roll Call: Vince Foti (left at 12:00 to attend State Investment Council meeting), Fred Beaver, Nicole Fava, Mark Kandrac, Richard Mikutsky, John Sierchio, Dennis Connelly, Joe Boucher, Alan Levine (arrived 10:17)

Absent: Frank Casey, Frank Leake

Also Present: DAG Susanne Culliton; Wendy Jamison; Jackie Bussanich; Gail Griffin; Janice Vasil; David Pointer; Mindy Smith-Sopko; George Borek; Florence Sheppard; David Harrison, Sr.; David Harrison, Jr.; Edward McGuire; Steven Kossup, attorney; Robert Montuore; Benjamin Benson, attorney; Rocco Stefani; Steven Weinstein, attorney


OPEN SESSION


Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of October 12, 2004
Approved 


OPEN SESSION


Finance

A-1
Trial Balance as of July 31, 2004
Approved
A-2
Common Pension Fund A as of September 30, 2004
Approved
A-3
Common Pension Fund B as of September 30, 2004
Approved
A-4
Trial Balance as of August 31, 2004
Approved


OPEN SESSION


Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Discussion on Trustee Biographical Sketches (Active & Retired) - Change Administrative Code to indicate that endorsements will not be included in biographical sketches for the ballots to run for either active or retired trustee

B-2
Administrative Code for Publication Proposed New Rule N.J.A.C. 17:4-5.2; Proposed Amendment - N.J.A.C. 17:4-5.3 and 17:4-5.4 - Approved
B-3
Return to Employment after Retirement in PFRS
Approved

OPEN SESSION


Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists for 10/26/04
Approved
=C-2
Retirement List
Approved

CLOSED SESSION


Ordinary Disability

 

Member's Name

Employer

Effective Date

Board's Decision

D-1 Tauriello, Joseph
Edison Twp.  5/1/2004 Denied; Offer Deferred
D-2 Wood, Calvin
Southern State Correctional   Reconsidered;
Tabled for an IME
D-3 Monthly OD Grid      Approved
D-4 Cahill, Daniel
Village of Ridgewood Fire Dept. 9/1/2004 Approved
D-5 Miller, Peter
Bergen County 9/1/2004 Tabled for adjudication of charges and police report
(Vote: 6:3; Nae: Trustees Fava, Levine, Sierchio)
D-6 Stancil, Benjamin
Paterson City 5/1/2004 Approved

 

Ordinary Disability Approvals (D-3)

Member's Name

Effective Date

P/F

Employer

Cierpial, Frank J

10/04

P

Dept of Corr - Adult Diagnostic & Treat Ctr

Cordray, Julie A

08/04

P

Atlantic County

Cutro, Jacqueline

01/05

P

Cresskill Borough

Farrar, Catherine Faye

01/05

P

Passaic County

Fleming, Dennis W

02/05

P

South Woods Prison-Dept. of Corr

Flicstein, Scott

09/04

P

Corrections-Adult Diag. & Treatment

Judd, Beverly Miles

08/04

P

Northern State Prison

Kot, Mark M

08/04

P

Middlesex County

Lovett, Benjamin

12/04

P

Dept. of Corr Vroom-Jones Farm

Mixner, Charles W Sr

09/04

P

Dept of Corr-Bayside State Prison

Oriol, Daniel

09/04

P

Midstate Correctional Facility

Porter, Todd D

09/04

P

Fairfield Township

Richardson, Dessa M

04/04

P

Garden State Recp & Youth Corr Ctr

Robinson, Vernon C

11/04

P

Garden State Recp & Youth Corr Ctr

Ryan, Robert

12/04

P

Sussex County

Schilare, Michael

09/04

P

Essex County

Tenreiro, Jesus

11/04

P

Dept of Corr -Adult Diagnostic & Treat Ctr

Wilson, William W III

01/05

P

Audubon Park Borough

Total = 18

CLOSED SESSION


Accidental Disability

   
Member Name,
No.
Employer
Effective
Date
Accident
Date
TP
DR
TE
DM
Board's Decision
E-1

Jenkins, Scott
Englewood City 
6/1/2004
6/2/2001
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Resubmission
Approved
(Vote; 8:1: Nae: Trustee Boucher)
E-2 Wilson, Helen
North Wildwood City 3/1/2003 7/7/2001
Yes
No
No
  Reconsidered and Reaffirmed denial;
Continue in OAL
E-3 Robson, Gerard
 
NJ Transit Police 10/1/2003 10/8/2002
Yes
No
No
  Reconsidered; Denied Accidental; Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 7:2; Nae: Trustees Connelly, Beaver)
E-4 Johnson, Scott
 
Mount Laurel Twp 3/1/2004 11/5/2002
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Resubmission
Approved
(Vote:6:3; Nae: Trustees Fava, Beaver, Foti)
E-5
10:30 AM
Harrison, David
 
Berkley Twp. 9/1/2004 7/15/2003
Yes
No
Yes
  Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary
E-6 Dixon, Kathy
Adult Diagnostic 4/1/2004 9/24/2003
Yes
Yes
No
  Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary
E-7 McFadden, Joseph
City of Atlantic City 12/1/2004 9/29/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-8
10:35 AM
McGuire, Edward
Union City 5/1/2004 3/18/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-9
10:45 AM  
Paynter, Bruce
Newark City 8/1/2004 11/17/1999
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-10 Owens, Allen
NJ State Prison 8/1/2000 8/18/1997
Yes
Table
Table
  Tabled; Currently
collecting Service; Need information on incident
E-11 Walton, Eric
Atlantic County 8/1/2004 4/27/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-12
10:50 AM
Tellez, Onelio
Newark Police 9/1/2004 9/20/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-13 Polnitz, Preston
Mercer County 8/1/2004 3/18/2003
Yes
Yes
No
  Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary
E-14 Hodges, Tyrone
Trenton City 11/1/2004 2/21/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-15
11:15 AM
Montuore, Robert Essex County 9/1/2004  11/2/2000
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-16 Tallman, Scott
Evesham Twp. 11/1/2004

9/12/2003

7/20/97(out of time)

Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-17 Merlino, Richard Trenton City 12/1/2004 6/8/2003
Yes
Table
Table
  Tabled for incident reports; Interim
approved Ordinary
E-18 High, Anthony
 
Northern State Prison 9/1/2004 5/20/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-19 Favretto, Carlo
Atlantic County 5/1/2004 2/14/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-20
10:55 AM
Candelaria, Roberto
Newark Police 3/1/2005 9/27/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-21 Warshany, Richard
Hightstown Boro. 8/1/2003 5/26/1999
Yes
No
No
  Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary
E-22 Wegner, Paul
City of Atlantic City 7/1/2004 9/21/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-23 
11:00 AM
Scardino, Michael
Essex County 1/1/2004 7/13/2001
No
No
No
  Denied Accidental,
Offer Deferred
E-24 Vaughn, Charlotte
NJ Dept. of Corrections 4/1/2004 4/22/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-25 Sacco, Samuel
Garfield City 8/1/2001

8/14/1999

5/5/1997

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

  Reconsidered and approved;
Withdrawal from OAL
E-26 Bradshaw, James
Beach Haven Boro. 10/1/2004 4/12/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved


OPEN SESSION


Retirement Issues

+F-1
Stefani, Rocco - Parsippany Troy Hills Twp. - Honorable Service - No Forfeiture; Continue collecting Accidental Disability (Vote: 6:2; Nae: Trustees Beaver, Connelly)
F-2
Cullen, William - Bergen County - Eligibility to Remain Retired - Approved; Continue retirement; No re-exam required

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1
Rando, Deborah - Atlantic City - Initial Decision with Attorney's Exceptions and DAG's Reply to Exceptions - ALJ affirmed the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability
Adopted w/modification Note exceptions; Accept reply to exceptions
G-2
Tayoun, Jr., Edmond - Camden County Bd. of Chosen Freeholders - Initial Decision with  DAG's Exceptions - ALJ reversed the Board's decision and Granted Accidental Disability
Adopted (Grant Accidental Disability effective April 1, 2003); Noted Exceptions (Retirement Bureau)
G-3
Williams, Fitzhugh - Newark City - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted
G-4
Guadagno, Joseph - Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law
Approved
G-5
Kossup, Stanley - Newark City - Appellate Division Decision - Court reversed the Board's decision and granted full pension benefits for time period from July 1, 1998 through June 30, 2002
Noted  (Retirement Bureau)
G-6
Carrino, Anthony - Newark City - Settlement Agreement
Rejected 
G-7
Steele, Daniel - Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility - Initial Decision
Remand to OAL for proper witness to testify before the ALJ
G-8
Anderson, Richard - Department of Corrections - Initial Decision with Exceptions and DAG reply to exceptions - ALJ affirmed the Board's decision denying accidental disability
Adopted; Denied attorney's request for an extension to supplement the record (not relevant to this case)

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1

Velazquez, Valerie - Jersey City - Appeals the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability
Approved

H-2
Pawlicki, Richard - Keansburg Boro - Appeals the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability
Approved 
H-3
Tarapata, John - Union County - Appeals the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability
Approved 

OPEN SESSION


 Informational Issues

L-1

Memo - Attorney General's advice regarding Dual Enrollment in PFRS
Noted 

L-2 PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos for August 2004
Noted 
L-3 Memo regarding New Online Purchase Calculators
Noted
L-4 Memo regarding 2005 Annual Dates of PFRS meetings
Noted

"+" Indicates personal appearance
"=" Indicates items not mailed

The next meeting of the Board will be held on December 13, 2004.


POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
December
13, 2004
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 2004 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 3, 2003.

OPEN PUBLIC MEETING

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


Open Session


Called to Order: 10:15 AM

Adjourned: 12:50 PM

Roll Call: Mark Kandrac; Frank Casey; Michael Connelly; John Serchio; Fred Beaver; Rich Mikutsky; Joseph Boucher; Nicole Fava; Frank Leake

Absent: Vince Foti; Alan Levine

Also Present: DAG Susanne Culliton; Wendy Jamison; Jackie Bussanich; Gail Griffin; Jan Vasil; Dave Pointer; Mindy Smith-Sopko; Mary Ellen Rathbun; George Borek; Tom Murphy; Jack Prettyman, FOP; Regina Herz; Collin Maher for David Nuziale; Daryl Pfaff; Deborah Reiner; Tom Seabasty; Michelle Jones; Andres Soto; Steven Kossup; Michael Thomas; Sandra Thomas; Alan McGinn; Susan McGinn; Linda Bilec, DAG; Dave Dembe, SDAG; Janice Nelson; Marty Barrett; Helen Barrett; Eileen Casey


OPEN SESSION


Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of November 8, 2004
Approved


OPEN SESSION


Finance

A-1
Common Pension Fund D as of September 30, 2004
Approved
A-2
Trial Balance as of September 30, 2004
Approved
A-3
Common Pension Fund A as of October 31, 2004
Approved
A-4
Common Pension Fund B as of October 31, 2004
Approved
A-5
Trial Balance as of October 31, 2004
Approved
A-6
Common Pension Fund D as of October 31, 2004
Approved

OPEN SESSION


Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Administrative Code for Publication N.J.A.C. 17:4-6.3 and 6.7 -
Approved

B-2
Administrative Code for Publication Proposed Amendments N.J.A.C. 17:4-1.4 and 1.13 regarding election of active and retired member trustees
Approved
B-3
Election Results for the PFRS retired trustee position - Tom Murphy obtains highest number of votes.
Certified Results

OPEN SESSION


Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved
C-2
Retirement List
Approved
C-3
Chapter 104 Cases
Approved 

CLOSED SESSION


Ordinary Disability

 

Member's Name

Employer

Effective Date

Board's Decision

D-1 Ament, Jay
Essex County 
8/1/2004
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2
11:00 AM
Nuziale, David
Bergen County  4/1/2004 Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture
Forfeit 8/1/03 forward;
Deny OD; Withdrawal only
D-3 Monthly OD Grid      Approved

Ordinary Disability Approvals (D-3)

Member's Name

Effective Date

P/F

Employer

Acocella, Charles H Jr.

12/04

P

Essex County

Bullaro, Robert

02/05

F

Trenton City

Calabrese, Dominick Jr.

02/05

P

Mount Laurel Township

Dennis, Renee Thomasine

07/04

P

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Frhldrs

Dennison, Harry W

06/04

P

Riverfront State Prison

Edson, Donald R

06/04

P

East Jersey State Prison

Farlow, Peter D

09/04

P

East Jersey State Prison

Fitzharris, Mary

08/04

P

Union County

Knapp, Thomas J

10/04

P

Essex County

Larkins, Donna M

09/04

P

South Woods Prison-Dept. of Corr

Marinella, Frank

10/04

P

Essex County

Medina, Mayra I

05/05

P

Newark City

Member's Name

Effective Date

P/F

Employer

Mikkelson, Nicholas T Jr.

10/04

F

Howell Twp Fire District #3

Moore, William

07/04

P

Essex County

Oloughlin, Michael Francis

01/05

P

Cresskill Borough

Plummer, John C Jr.

12/04

P

Correct-Bayside State Prison

Polidoro, James, IV

12/04

P

Essex County

Ponders, Teela

11/04

P

Essex County

Ruffner, Cortney Lamont

07/04

F

Newark City

Schragger, Maryellen

01/05

P

Mercer County

Schupak, Evan P

02/04

P

Essex County

Serafine, Linda M

12/04

P

Department Of Correction

Smith, Bruce I

09/04

P

Essex County

Smith, Kevin A

05/04

P

Essex County

Streahle, Thomas C

01/05

P

Correct-Bayside State Prison

Watson, Joseph A

12/04

P

South Woods Prison-Dept. of Corr

Total = 26


CLOSED SESSION


Accidental Disability

   
Member Name,
No.
Employer
Effective
Date
Accident
Date
TP
DR
TE
DM
Board's Decision
E-1

Pinheiro, Leoni 
Juvenile Justice Commission
12/1/2003
6/28/1999
Yes
Yes
Tabled
 
Tabled for incident report
Interim Approved Ordinary
E-2 Ryan, David
 
Maple Shade Twp. 2/1/2005 6/24/2003
Yes
Yes
No
  Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary
E-3 Soto, Victor
Cumberland County 8/1/2004 4/27/2000
Yes
Yes
No
  Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary;
No forfeiture
E-4 Teta, Thomas
North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue 8/1/2003 9/11/2001
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
(Vote: 6:3; Nae: Trustees Fava, Leake and Beaver)
E-5 Boylan, Michael
Dept. of Corrections 4/1/2004 12/30/2002
1/1/2004
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
  Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary
E-6
11:30 AM
Bentivegna, Anthony
Essex County 11/1/2004 6/9/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-7 Costabile, William
Clifton City 2/1/2005 5/16/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-8 Merlino, Richard
Trenton City 12/1/2004 6/8/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Reconsidered and Approved
E-9 Rodriguez, Wanda
NJ Dept. of Corrections 8/1/2004 5/5/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-10 Roth, Edward
Berkeley Twp. 2/1/2005 2/4/2003 No No No   Denied Accidental, Only Eligible for Withdrawal
E-11
11:45 AM
Thomas, Michael
 
Union City 10/1/2004 11/9/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-12
11:15 AM
Soto, Andres
East Orange Police Dept. 6/1/2004 11/17/2002
Yes
Yes
No
  Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary
E-13 Clements, John
Pennsauken Twp. 4/1/2004 9/17/2002
11/6/2002
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
  Resubmission
Reconsidered and Denied; Continue to collect Ordinary
E-14 Ortiz, Pablo
New Brunswick City 1/1/2005 2/28/2000
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Reconsidered and Approved
Withdraw from OAL
E-15
10:35 AM
Jones, Michelle
Wayne Twp. 2/1/2005 3/28/1999
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-16
11:40 AM
Martinez, Alvaro
Union City 2/1/2005 12/11/2003
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-17 Melchionna, Linda
Marlboro Twp. 1/1/2005 10/2/2001
1/31/2002
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-18 Reagan, Paul
 
Jackson Twp. 12/1/2004 3/28/1999
5/23/2002
Yes
Yes
Yes
Table
Yes
No
  Tabled for additional information from IME on direct result;
Interim approved Ordinary
E-19
10:30 AM
Reiner, Deborah
Woodbridge Twp. 11/1/2004 10/30/1999
10/25/2002
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
(Trustee Leake abstained)
E-20
11:35 AM 
Torres, Edwin
Essex County
7/1/2004
7/1/2004 3/1/2004
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Approved
E-21 Page, Patrick
Scotch Plains Twp. 9/1/2004 6/6/2001
12/2/2002
2/17/2004
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
  Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary
E-22 Owens, Allen
NJ State Prison 8/1/2000 8/18/1997
Yes
Yes
Tabled
 
Resubmission;Tabled for additional information regarding incident; Continue collecting Service (or Ordinary)


OPEN SESSION


Retirement Issues

F-1
McGinn, Alan - Belleville Twp. - Honorable Service
No Forfeiture Approved Special (Retirement Bureau)
F-2
Cullen, William - Bergen County - Eligibility to Remain Retired - Approved; Continue retirement; No re-exam required

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1
Ozupka, William - NJ Transit Corporation - Appellate Division Decision
Court upheld the Board's decision to deny an additional 10 years of service credit for time previously held in the Federal Railroad Employees Retirement System due to termination from employment prior to the statute amendment.
Noted
G-2
Torres, Francisco - Bergen County - Initial Decision - ALJ rejected the Board's decision and found member to be totally and permanently disabled and granted Ordinary Disability effective November 1, 2000.
Adopted
 (Retirement Bureau)
G-3
Vazquez, Deborah - Newark City - Initial Decision - ALJ rejected the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability with DAG"S Exceptions Rejected ALJ's decision; Noted DAG exceptions; Draft Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law.
G-4
Spitale, Joseph - Long Branch City - Hearing Withdrawal
Noted
G-5
Dixon, Vincent - Trenton City - Hearing Withdrawal
Noted
G-6
Gigante, Michel - Deptford Twp. - Initial Decision - ALJ rejected the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability with DAG's Exceptions and Reply to Exceptions
Rejected ALJ's decision; Noted DAG exceptions and reply to exceptions; Draft Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law.
G-7
Palmer, Remond - Asbury Park City - Initial Decision - ALJ affirmed the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability
Adopted
G-8
Falligan, Lashanya - Hudson County - Initial Decision - ALJ rejected the Board's Decision and granted Ordinary Disability effective October 1, 2001
Adopted; Noted memo from DAG
(Retirement Bureau)
G-9
Seaside Park Boro, PBA Local #182 - Initial Decision - ALJ affirmed the Board's decision to deny creditable salary for longevity pay for officers with over 24 years of service
Adopted

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1

Williams, Dennis - Riverfront State Prison -

a. Appellate Division Decision
b. Hearing Request - Appeals the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability

Tabled to allow member an opportunity to explain the delay in filing.

H-2
DeMatteo, David - Middlesex County - Appeals the Board's decision    to deny Accidental Disability - Approved 
H-3
Bergen, James - Paterson City - Appeals the January 24, 2000 decision by the Board to deny request to file for Ordinary Disability - Tabled to allow member an opportunity to explain the delay in filing. 
H-4
Filippone, Jr., Gerald - Bloomfield Twp. - Appeals the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability - Approved
H-5
Robson, Gerard - NJ Transit Corporation - Appeals the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability - Approved
H-6
Leason, James - Runnemede Boro. - Appeals the Board's decision to forfeit service credit
Approved

OPEN SESSION


Active Membership Issues

J-1

Martin, Donald - Edgewater Boro. - Creditable Salary Denied Public Safety Coordinator and Emergency Manager stipends.


OPEN SESSION


 Informational Issues

L-1

PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos for September 2004
Noted

L-2 Memos from PERS Chairman George Babula regarding Petition for Certification on John Cavalieri (PERS)
Noted
L-3 State Investment Council Minutes for Meeting of September 14, 2004
Noted
L-4 Memos from Board member Frank Casey regarding his farewell
Noted

"+" Indicates personal appearance
"=" Indicates items not mailed

The next meeting of the Board will be held on January 10, 2005.

 

 

 
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