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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
January 9, 2006
ORDER OF BUSINESS

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 2006 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2005.

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: 10:21 a.m.

Adjourned: 2:40 p.m.

Roll Call: Mark Kandrac; Dennis Connelly; John Sierchio; Joseph Boucher; Vince Foti; Fred Beaver; Nicole Fava; Rich Mikutsky; Frank Leake; Alan Levine (left at 1:05 p.m.)

Absent: Tom Murphy

Also Present: DAG Susanne Culliton; Wendy Jamison, Gail Griffin; David Pointer; Sandy Horan; Ginny Martucci; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Mike Czyzyk; Jack Prettyman; Brian Volz; George Borek; Regina Herz; Jeff Nealis; Michael Bukosky, Esq.; Anthony Weiner; Charles Schlager, Esq.; William Subin, Esq.; Michael Vanartsdalen; Anna Vanartsdalen; John Craner, Esq.; John Bunalski; Chief Palamara; Michael Lipda, Phillip Perone; George Lovaglia; Robert Davis


OPEN SESSION


Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of December 12, 2005 - Approved


OPEN SESSION


Finance

A-1
Common Pension Fund D as of October 31, 2005 - Approved
A-2
Trial Balance as of October 31, 2005 - Approved
A-3
Common Pension Fund A as of November 30, 2005 - Approved
A-4
Common Pension Fund B as of November 30, 2005 - Approved
A-5
Common Pension Fund E as of November 30, 2005 - Approved


OPEN SESSION


Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

City of Brigantine Fire Official/ Firefighter - Chapter 204 PFRS Title Review - Tabled for clarification from the City of Brigantine.

B-2
Request to members to use licensed clinical social workers to fulfill the requirement for personal physicians' report (on disability applications) - Tabled for review by the Medical Review Board.

OPEN SESSION


Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists - Approved
C-2
Return to Employment - Approved
C-3
Retirement List - Approved


CLOSED SESSION


Ordinary Disability


Member Name,
Number
Employer
Effective Date
Board's Decision

D-1
1:00PM
Bunalski, Jr., John
Irvington Police Dept.
 
Denied Reinstatement from Disability Retirement
D-2

Monthly OD Grid
The Board of Trustees, on the basis of the medical examination and other documentation presented, approved the following Ordinary Disability retirements. Future examinations were waived with the exceptions of those noted with*. The Board waived the 30-day waiting period with an effective date of December 1, 2005 and earlier.

Member's Name

Effective Date

P/F

Employer

Daly, Sean P

02/06

P

West New York Town

Dematteo, Joseph C

01/06

P

Middlesex County

Disparti, Frank S

12/05

P

Passaic County

Dobrosky, Edward Jr

11/05

P

Raritan Borough

Filan, Thomas Joseph

03/06

P

West Orange Township

Friday, Thearon

01/06

P

Hudson County

George, Daniel A

02/06

P

Morris County

Goncalves, Manuel T

12/05

F

Newark City

Sparks, Thomas W

11/05

P

Atlantic City

Tone, Robert

11/05

P

East Jersey State Prison

Total=7

CLOSED SESSION


Accidental Disability


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

E-1
Jasiecki, James
Twp. Of Parsippany-Troy Hills
9/1/2005
12/26/1999
Y
Y
Y
 Y
Approved
E-2
Vanartsdalen, Michael
Juv. Justice Commission
1/1/2006
12/10/2004
Y
Y
T
  Tabled TE for one month for information regarding incident; granted interim Ordinary Disability
E-3
Sachleben, Russell
Bayside State Prison
11/1/2005
12/10/2004
Y
Y
Y
  Approved (Vote: 6:4: Trustees Levine, Mikutsky, Fava, Beaver: Nae)
E-4
Mottola, Anthony
Union City Police Dept.
6/1/2005
11/9/2000
N
N
N
  Denied Accidental Disability; Only eligible for withdrawal
E-5
Poole, Vivian
Newark Police
12/1/2005
3/13/2004
Y
Y
Y
  Reconsidered and Approved Accidental Disability (Trustee Fava recused)
E-6
Majied, Khalif
City of Newark
6/1/2005
11/25/2002
Y
Y
Y
  Approved (Trustee Fava recused)
E-7
Auriemma, John
Essex County
10/1/2005
5/4/2005
Y
N
N
Denied Accidental Disability
Granted Ordinary Disability
E-8
Becker, Shane
Dept. of Corrections
3/1/2005
7/28/2003
Y
N
N
  Denied Accidental Disability
Continue Ordinary Disability
E-9
Cheryenak, Michael
City of Newark
12/1/2005
9/4/2004
Y
Y
Y
  Approved (Vote: 5:3:1 Trustees Boucher, Beaver, Sierchio: Nae; Trustee Fava recused)
E-10
D'Antonio, Robert
North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue
11/1/2005
10/24/2004
Y
Y
Y
  Approved
E-11
Gomez, Luis
City of Paterson
11/1/2005

1/5/2004

1/5/2004

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Reconsidered and denied Accidental Disability; Continue Ordinary Disability
E-12
Gray, William
City of Trenton
10/1/2005 9/10/2004
Y
Y
Y
  Approved
E-13
Lipda, Michael
Pennsauken Twp.
2/1/2006 2/22/2004
Y
Y
Y
  Approved
E-14
Medina, Arnaldo
City of Camden
8/1/2005 7/21/2004
Y
Y
Y
  Approved
E-15
Perrone, Philip
City of Paterson
2/1/2006

4/28/2000

5/17/2003

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

  Approved
E-16
Riley, Rollin
Cumberland
10/1/2005 1/21/2004
Y
Y
T
  Tabled for additional incident Reports; Granted Interim Ordinary Disability
E-17
Tutt, Earl
Juvenile Justice Commission
7/1/2005 3/2/2005
Y
N
N
  Denied Accidental Disability; Granted Ordinary Disability; c. 428 with letter from employer
E-18
Vassallo, Richard
City of Jersey City
2/1/2006 1/2/2002

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental Disability; Granted Ordinary Disability; Offer Special
E-19
Vandertulip, William
Village of Ridgewood Park
3/1/2004

2/18/1996

7/24/1996

Y

Y

N

N

Y

Y

N

N

Reconsidered and denied Accidental Disability; Granted Ordinary Disability; Case remains in OAL
E-20
Brodie, Joan
City of Camden 10/1/2005 10/10/2001
Y
Y
Y
  Approved
E-21
Johnson, Frederick
City of Newark Police Department             Reconsidered and Approved Reinstatement


OPEN SESSION


Retirement Issues

F-1
Basile, Ronald - Atlantic City - Honorable Service Resubmission - Partial forfeiture of service and salary from November 2003 to date of termination. (Retirement Bureau)
F-2
Gachko, Steven - Cranford Twp. Police Dept - Creditable Salary regarding Holiday pay - Denied (Vote: 8:1: Trustee Connelly: Nae)
+F-3

Davis, Robert Allen - Montclair Twp.

a. Honorable Service
b. Special retirement app. - No forfeiture. Approved Special retirement contingent upon successful completion of Pre-Trial Intervention Program. Member to submit documentation confirming successful completion. (Trustees Kandrac and Mikutsky recused)(Retirement Bureau)



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1

Richardson, Jr., Stewart - South Woods Prison/ Dept. of Corrections - Appellate Division Decisions - Court affirmed the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability due to no Traumatic Event - Noted

G-2
Brown, Michael - Millville City - Initial Decision - ALJ dismissed OAL hearing/ application for AD - Tabled to obtain additional information from attorney.
G-3
Scott (Greene), Lori - East Jersey State Prison - Initial Decision - ALJ found no Traumatic Event and as a result affirmed the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability - Adopted
G-4
Ryan, David - Maple Shade Twp. - Initial Decision - ALJ affirmed Traumatic Event and as a result reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability - Tabled for Deputy Attorney General to file exceptions - requested extension.
G-5
Owens, Allen - Dept. of Corrections - Initial Decision - ALJ found no Traumatic Event and affirmed the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability - Adopted
G-6
Jaeger, Danielle - East Jersey State Prison - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law - Approved
G-7
Robson, Gerard - NJ Transit Corp. - Exceptions to Initial Decision filed after Board action - Exceptions filed untimely. The Board noted the exceptions and voted to adopt the ALJ's decision.


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1

Seagear, Robert - Cranford Twp. Police Dept. - Appeals the Board's decision to deny holiday pay as creditable salary in the calculation of retirement benefits - Approved (Consolidate with H-2)

H-2
Merrill, Jr., Robert - Cranford Twp. Police Dept. - Appeals the Board's decision to deny holiday pay as creditable salary in the calculation of retirement benefits - Approved (Consolidate with H-1)
H-3
Buzby, Kelly - Atlantic City - Appeals the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability - Approved
H-4
Christopher, Nicholas - Essex County - Appeals the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability - Approved
H-5
Culligan, Kenneth - Pemberton Twp. - Appeals the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability - Approved
H-6
Schreppel, Arthur - Middletown Twp. - Appellate Court remands case to Board to review Attorney Larry Loigman's allegations - Tabled until the February 2006 meeting.

Active Membership Issues

J-1

Township of Old Bridge (PBA Local No. 127) - Creditable Salary - Postponed at attorney's request

J-2
Township of Old Bridge (FOP Lodge No. 22 - Superior Officers Assoc.) - Creditable Salary - Postponed at attorney's request.
J-3
Township of Old Bridge (Captains Association) - Creditable Salary - Postponed at attorney's request.
+J-4
Pequannock Twp. PBA Local No. 172 - Creditable Salary - Tabled in order to submit new contract and to look at retirees affected in the contract ending December 31, 2005. (Trustee Foti recused)
J-5
Manchester Twp. and Manchester PBA Local No. 246 - Creditable Salary Resubmission - Tabled for administrative review by the Division. (Vote 9:1: Trustee Fava: Nae)
J-6
Ramsey Borough and Ramsey PBA Local No. 155 - Creditable Salary Resubmission - Tabled for administrative review by the Division.(Vote 9:1: Trustee Fava: Nae)
J-7
Sorrentino, James Federal Reserve Police Officer - Membership Request to reduce age requirement for enrollment into PFRS - Tabled for additional information from attorney and Federal Reserve regarding the position.


OPEN SESSION


Informational Issues

L-1

Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for November 2005 - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on February 6, 2006.

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