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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JANUARY 14, 2013
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 2013 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 9, 2012.

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 (9K) Deferred Adobe PDF (7K)
Special Adobe PDF (21K) Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:05 AM

Adjourned: 12:45 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Laurel Brennan; Timothy Colacci (arrived 10:07am); Susanne Culliton; Vince Foti; Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Mike Postorino; John Sierchio


Absent: Richard Loccke

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; DAG Chris Tattory; Mike Weik; Mark Schwedes; Craig Gumpel, Esq.; Brian Buleigh; Charles J. Sauter; Douglas Scogno; John Feeley, Esq.; Kevin Morse; Richard Mikutsky; Gerald Bernotas; Mrs. Bernotas; Eric Ingold; William Tirado; John Gramaglia; Brian Monaghan; Samuel Halpern, Esq.; Mrs. Monaghan; Domenico Colabraro; Mrs. Colabraro; Steven Kossup, Esq.; Brian Wesolowski; John Bekisz


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of December 10, 2012
Approved (Vote: 8-0-1; Trustee Brennan abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of December 10, 2012
Approved Executive Session Minutes with modification (Vote: 8-0-1; Trustee Brennan
abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1
Chapter 204 PFRS Title Review New Jersey State Colleges and Universities Campus Police Officer Recruit
Approved
B-2+
Chapter 204 PFRS Title Review For the Borough of Bellmawr Fire Prevention Specialist
Approved
B-3
Chapter 204 PFRS Title Review For Hudson County Office of the Sheriff - Supervising Property Clerk & Property Clerk
Denied
   


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 Varano, Daniel


Township of Bloomfield
11/1/2011
Tabled for honorable service review
(Trustee Sierchio recused)
D-2 (+)Tirado, William
Hudson County
9/1/2012
Approved
D-3 Monthly OD Grid  
    
Bird, Harvey, Galloway Township
(eff. 1/1/13)
Donofrio, John, Rahway City (eff.
12/1/12);
McCarron, Richard, State Parole
Board (eff. 12/1/12)
Owens, Marquis, Northern State
Prison (eff. 8/1/12) Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

  

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

(+) Gramaglia, John
City of Camden
6/1/2012
4/16/2009
Approved, withdraw from OAL

E-2

Corrello, Douglas
City of Bordentown
9/1/2012
3/12/2011
Approved

E-3

(+) Ingold, Eric
City of Newark Police Department
8/1/2012
6/13/2010
Approved

E-4

(+) Dalrymple, Kyle
Blairstown Township
3/1/2011
6/20/2010
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-5

(+) Monaghan, Brian
Bergenfield Borough
2/1/2013
11/8/2010
Approved

E-6

Tolley, Mark
Middlesex County
8/1/2012
6/7/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-7

Batista, Janette
West New York Town
1/1/2008
4/28/2006
4/29/2006
Reconsidered and Approved
Accidental Disability with a 2 year re-eval.
Withdraw case from OAL.

E-8

Briskey, Steven
Oceanport Borough
10/1/2012
6/24/2011
Denied Involuntary Accidental,
granted Involuntary Ordinary
Disability

E-9

(+) Polanco, Yuri
City of Paterson
12/1/2012
4/1/2009
Approved

E-10

Hernandez, Kim
Newark Police Department
7/1/2012
2/4/2007
9/13/2008
8/20/2011
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-11

Lawhorn, Walter
Dept. of Corrections
11/1/2012
9/14/2011
Approved

E-12

Munoz, Guillermo
Middlesex County
10/1/2012
8/31/2011
Approved

E-13

(+) Colabraro, Domenico
Bayonne City
3/1/2013
3/28/2011
Approved

E-14

Oleary, Steven
City of Camden
7/1/2012
6/27/2011
Approved

E-15

(+)Rogers, Craig
City of Newark
10/1/2012
10/25/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 7-2; Trustees Hall, Barrett nae)

E-16

(+)Bernotas, Gerald
Wharton Borough Police Department
1/1/2012
11/24/2008
Approved

E-17

Balabuch, Theodore
City of Camden
1/1/2013
1/12/2012
Approved

E-18

(+) Wesolowski, Brian 
Moorestown Twp.
1/1/2013
7/23/2011
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+
Scogno, Douglas - Atlantic City - Review creditable compensation
Approved contingent upon member's payment of his pension contributions. (Retirement Bureau)
F-2
Rosado, Antonio - Essex County - Request to allow former membership to qualify for PFRS enrollment
Denied (Vote: 8-1; Trustee Culliton nae)
F-3
Hardin, David - West Milford Township - Late Filing
Denied
F-4
Ketchum, Kara - Belmar Borough -
1.) Request Amended Salary for retirement calculation - Denied - (Vote:7-0-2; Trustees Postorino; Barrett abstained)
2.) If #1 above denied request to consolidate cases in OAL - Approved - (Vote: 7-0-2; Trustees Postorino; Barrett abstained)
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Conover, Robbin - Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility - Initial Decision ALJ reversed Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective March 1, 2011
Adopted ALJ's Decision (Retirement Bureau)
G-2+
Piserchio, Patrick - City of Orange - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted reinstatement to employment from Ordinary Disability retirement
Rejected ALJ's decision and noted exceptions and reply to exceptions. The Board directed the Secretary to draw up a Final Administrative Determination.
G-3 Carmichael, Keisha - Department of Corrections Vroom-Jones Farm - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's Decision and noted Exceptions
G-4+
Duncan, Jason - Essex County - Appellate Division Decisions
Remand from Appellate Division
Remand to OAL for further factual findings
G-5+
Bekisz, John - Waterford Township - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law
Approved (Vote 8-1; Trustee Barrett nae)
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Casey, Neil - Newton Town - Appeals the denial of Ordinary Disabiity retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-2
Garcia, Glorybi - Hoboken City - Appeals the denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3
Santana, Maribel - Freehold Borough - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-4
Thompson, Jerry - East Jersey State Prison - Appeals denial of Deferred Retirement
Denied OAL Hearing. The Board directed the Secretary to draw up a Final Administrative Determination.
H-5
McCormack, Carleen - Hudson County - Appeals denial of reinstatement from Ordinary Disabililty due to overage
Denied OAL Hearing. The Board directed the Secretary to draw up a Final Administrative
Determination.
H-6
Cushner, Brian - Millville City - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-7
Sanna, Ronald - Lumberton Township - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-8
Byrd, Benjamin - Correction Bayside State Prison - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+
Morse, Kevin - Morristown Town - Request to Enroll in the PFRS
Approved (Enrollment Bureau) (Vote: 8-1; Trustee Culliton nae)
J-2
Wilbert, Jeffrey - Monmouth County - Request to Purchase
Denied
J-3
Boehm, Robert - Salem County - PFRS Membership Eligibility
Denied


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Common Pension Fund D as of October 31, 2012
Noted
L-2
Wire Transfers as of November 29, 2012
Noted
L-3
Trial Balance as of September 30, 2012
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund B as of October 31, 2012
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund E as of October 31, 2012
Noted
L-6
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted
L-7
Trial Balance as of October 31, 2012
Noted
L-8
Changes to Beneficiary forms
Noted
L-9
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 for the month of November 2012
Noted
L-10
PFRS Mortgage Program security incident
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on February 11, 2013.

 

 
 
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