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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JANUARY 9, 2012
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
2012 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2011.

DISCLOSURE OF THE OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT

(A) When necessary, the Board shall adopt Resolution A to go into closed session to consider individuals’ disability applications, which states:

In accordance with the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-13, be it resolved that the Board of Trustees go into closed session for purposes of discussing matters pertaining to disability retirement which involves material involving personal medical and health records, data, reports and recommendations relating to specific individuals, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 10:4-12(3). Those matters are confidential unless expressly waived by the individual involved.

The actions taken during closed session relating to a disability retirement are anticipated to become available to the public immediately at the conclusion of the meeting and will be posted on the Division of Pensions and Benefits’ Web site within a reasonable time; however, personal information pertaining to an individual shall be redacted from the minutes of such meeting and shall remain confidential until after such time as the Board determines that the need of confidentiality no longer exists and the matters discussed can be disclosed.


(B) When necessary, the Board shall adopt Resolution B to go into executive session to request/receive attorney-client advice from the Deputy Attorney General, which states:

In accordance with the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-13, be it resolved that the Board of Trustees go into closed session to discuss matters falling within the attorney client privilege, and/or matters in which litigation is pending or anticipated, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 10:4-12(7).

The minutes of such meeting shall remain confidential until after such time as the Board determines that the need of confidentiality no longer exists and the matters discussed can be disclosed and the Board waives the attorney-client privilege.


RETIREMENT LISTS

Service Adobe PDF (7K) Deferred Adobe PDF (15K)
Special Adobe PDF (20K) Totals Adobe PDF (15K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:00 AM

Adjourned: 3:22 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Laurel Brennan (left 12:10); Susanne Culliton; Vince Foti (left 3:10); Sherryl Gordon (left 2:52 p.m.); Wayne Hall (left 3:00); Frank Leake (left 3:02); Richard Loccke; Richard Miktusky (left 2:52 p.m.); Mike Postorino (left 3:00 p.m.); John Sierchio


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Mark Schwedes; DAG Diane Weeden; DAG Danielle Schimmel (via telecom); Charles Schlagger, Esq.; Thomas Thorn; Kevin Carter; Danette Molina, Esq.; Fran Prystauk; Anthony Cardella; John Eastlack, Esq.; Robert Bartley; Christopher Gray, Esq.; Steven Kossup, Esq.; Felix Zamot; Shana Zamot; Efrain Cortez; Wesley Schonyers; Diane Schonyers; Millie Medina; David Lee; David Kales; Patty Kanecke (PBA); Jonathan Signorile; Thomas Lucas; Justine Heydorn Hires; Sean Richards; Bryon Marshall, Esq.; David Dugery, IMX; Brent Munster, IMX


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of December 12, 2011
Approved (Trustee Gordon abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of December 12, 2011
Approved Executive Session Minutes (Trustee Gordon abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1=+
Meet the new IME vendor (IMX)
Several members of the Board met with IMX for a question and answer session.


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
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 Monthly OD Grid

 
 

Delvechhio, Donald (Morris County),effective 2/11;

Felicia, Joseph, (Manalapan Township, effective
11/11;

Robinson, Judith (City of
Newark) effective 12/11. Approved



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

(+) Bartley, Robert
Borough of Paulsboro
12/1/2010
3/21/2008
Tabled for member information and new IME
(Vote: 9-1-1; Trustee Gordon nae, Trustee Foti abstained)

E-2

Flores, Jose

Passaic Police Department
1/1/2012
1/24/2010
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-3

(+) Caruso, Toni

Burlington County Payroll Dept
2/1/2008
10/11/2005
Reconsideration of an OAL case
Tabled for additional information

E-4

Frank, Traceyanne

Corrections-Adult-Diagnostic Treatment Center

6/1/2010
5/25/2007
Reconsidered and approved
Accidental. Withdraw case from the OAL.
(Vote: 9-1; Trustee Loccke nae)

E-5

Felice, Joseph

South Woods Prison-Dept. of Corrections
7/1/2009
1/14/2004
5/6/2008
Tabled for additional information

E-6

(+) Yigitkurt, Bernard
Bergen County
2/1/2012
10/17/2010
Approved
(Vote: 5-4; Trustees Hall, Sierchio, Mikutsky, Postorino nae; Trustee Loccke recused)

E-7

(+) Zamot, Felix
Manchester Township
9/1/2011
9/12/2010
Tabled for IME review. Granted
interim Ordinary.

E-8

Probst, Joseph
Millville City
12/1/2011
9/30/2010
Approved
(Vote: 7-3; Trustees Culliton, Postorino, Mikutsky nae)
E-9
(+) Cortez, Efrain
City of Camden
1/1/2012
11/29/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 6-4; Trustees Barrett;
Postorino; Sierchio; Hall nae)

E-10

Stango, Samuel
Lower Township
8/1/2000
2/18/1994
Approved reinstatment from disability

E-11

Moran, James
Jersey City Fire Department
9/1/2011
1/12/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 8-2; Trustees Postorino, Barrett nae)
E-12
(+)Schonyers, Wesley
New Jersey State Prison
8/1/2011
1/4/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary with a one year re-exam
E-13
Messina, Michael
Fair Lawn Borough
11/1/2011
9/1/2010
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-14
(+) Cardella, Anthony
North Wildwood City
11/1/2011
5/31/2010
Approved
E-15
(+) Foy, Brian
Neptune Township
11/1/2011
8/28/2010
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-16
(+) Lee, David
City of Camden
1/1/2012
2/26/2011
Approved
E-17
(+) Irvin, Kenneth
City of Newark
2/1/2012
11/27/2009
Approved
E-18
Finley, Jennifer
City of Hackensack
12/1/2011 
8/19/2010
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-19
McHale, Robert
Middle Township
12/1/2011
10/2/2010
Approved
E-20
Garcia, Michael
Passaic City
1/1/2012
3/1/2010
Approved
(Vote: 6-4; Trustees Leake,
Postorino, Sierchio, Mikutsky nae)
E-21
(+) Kales, David
South Amboy City
2/1/2012
7/17/2008
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-22
(+) Signorile, Jonathan
Middlesex County
6/1/2011
6/16/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-23
Carlo, William
Human Service Police
1/1/2012
9/30/2003 10/27/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 7-3; Trustees Hall, Mikutsky, Barrett nae)
E-24
Stonesifer, Raymond
Monmouth County Hall of Records
9/1/2011
5/28/2010
Approved
E-25
Appleton, Ann Marie
Hudson County
10/1/2011
7/19/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary or Offer Special
(Trustee Mikutsky recused)
E-26

(+) Richards, Sean

Winslow Township
11/1/2010
9/19/2008
5/3/2010
Member denied filing of retirement application due to not a member in service.
(Vote: 8-2; Trustees Postorino, Barrett nae)
E-27
Norat, Francisco
Kearny Town
2/1/2012
10/16/2010
Approved
E-28
Williams, Brian
Gloucester Township
5/1/2010
7/1/2009
Reconsideration of an OAL case
Reconsidered and Approved
Withdraw matter from the OAL
E-29
Alvarado, John
Perth Amboy City
11/1/2011
4/1/2011
Approved
(Vote: 7-3; Trustees Leake, Sierchio, Loccke nae)
E-30
Kremer, Randolph
Paramus Borough
9/1/2011
6/20/2009
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-31
(+) Heydorn-Hires, Justine
Pemberton Twp.
1/1/2011
2/15/2007
9/3/2008
5/13/2010
Approved
(Vote: 9-1; Trustee Loccke nae)
E-32
(+) Sisti, Kathleen
Aberdeen Twp.
1/1/2012
12/11/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 9-1; Trustee Barrett nae)
E-33
Parker, Evadell
Dept. of Corrections
10/1/2011
11/10/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-34
Lennon, Barry
Albert C. Wagner Corr. Facility
9/1/2011
3/24/2004
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-35
Dunnigan, Eugene
Teaneck Twp.
2/1/2012
3/22/2005
10/25/2010
Approved
(Vote: 7-2; Trustees Culliton, Leake nae; Trustee Loccke recused)
E-36 DeRose, John
Mountainview Youth
Corr. Fac.
9/1/2010
7/18/2008
Reconsideration of an OAL case
Reconsidered and Approved
Withdrawal case from the OAL.


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1
Manzo, Michael - Jersey City Fire Department - Suspension of Pension
Member to continue collecting retirement benefits until disposition of charges (Vote: 9-2;
Trustees Culliton; Loccke nae)
F-2
Gaetano, Francesco - Franklin Township - Honorable Service
Request from the attorney to postpone action on this case.
Tabled until March 12, 2012 Board meeting per attorney request.

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Volk, Michael - State Parole Board - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-2
Vandright, John - Hazlet Township - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability
Approved extension of time to allow filing of exceptions.
G-3
Iwanenko, Katheryna - Irvington Township - Initial Decision ALJ dismissed the matter
Adopted ALJ's decision.
G-4
Romero, Adrian - Morris County - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law
Approved
G-5+
Thorn, Thomas - Medford Township - Initial Decision ALJ reversed Board's
decision and granted enrollment into PFRS
Rejected ALJ's decision and modified based upon the DAG's exceptions (Vote: 8-2;
Trustees Hall, Barrett nae; Trustee Loccke recused)
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Ilarraza, Deron - Borough of Red Bank - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-2
Mascio, Jason - Atlantic County - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3
Buell, Thomas - Clifton City - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-4 Furth, Jennifer - Burlington County - Appeals total forfeiture of PFRS service and salary credit
Approved OAL Hearing
   

OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1
Rice, Michael - Morris County - Purchase Request
Denied (Vote: 10-0-1; Trustee Loccke abstained)
J-2+
Carter, Kevin - Southern State Correctional Facility - Transfer of Membership
Denied
J-3
Eames, Daniel - Newark City - Request to purchase uncredited service
Denied


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1+

Prystauk, Gary - City of Newark - Request for Surviving child benefits.
Approved with modifications (Vote: 9-2; Trustees Barrett; Loccke nae) (Retirement Bureau)



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Common Pension Fund A as of October 31, 2011
Noted
L-2
Common Pension Fund B as of October 31, 2011
Noted
L-3
Common Pension Fund D as of October 31, 2011
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund E as of October 31, 2011
Noted
L-5 State Investment Council Minutes June 30,2011 Special Meeting Minutes
Noted
L-6 State Investment Council Minutes July 21, 2011
Noted
L-7
Chapter 78, P. L. 2011 - Certifying Officer Letter
Noted
L-8
Invitation to Attend Future PFRS Meeting
Noted
L-9
Report of Examining Physician
Noted
L-10 Trial Balance as of September 30, 2011
Noted
L-11 State Investment Council Minutes of October 13, 2011
Noted
L-12 Trial Balance as of October 31, 2011
Noted
L-13 Wire Transfers as of December 20, 2011
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on February 13, 2012.

 
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