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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JANUARY 11, 2016
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 2016 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 21, 2015.

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 (16K) Deferred - none
Special Adobe PDF (28K) Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:06 AM

Adjourned: 1:22 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Keith Bennett; Laurel Brennan; Tim Colacci; Susanne Culliton; Michael
Kaniuk; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Brady Middlesworth


Absent: NONE

Also Present: DAG Danielle Schimmel; Hank Schwedes; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Kara Ansley;
Cheryl Chianese; Valerie McManus; Beth Pisano; Sue Grant; John Sloth; Saretta
Dudley; Mark Casey; Kristin Bell; Sharon Barnes; Sharon Fenstermacher; Richard
Bowman; Keith Isaac; Marc Greenfield; Peter Andreyev, NJSPBA; William Blunt;
Adam Mogul; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; Brian Manetta, Esq.; Dawn Grant; Mark
Saunders; Patricia Turner; Christopher Gray, Esq.; Thomas Stewart; Todd Sparks;
Gregory Hale; Jeff Russo, Esq.; William Spencer; Steven Kossup, Esq.; James
McDevitt; Bill DeLorenzo; Cheryl Hoffman; Peter Donahue; William Richardson;
Robert Bollettino; Craig Gumpel, Esq.


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of November 9, 2015
Approved (Trustee Brennan abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of November 9, 2015
Approved Executive Session (Resubmission) (Trustee Brennan abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of December 14, 2015
Approved Executive Session Minutes (Trustee Brennan abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of December 14, 2015
Approved (Trustee Brennan abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

  None
   


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 Navan, Steven
Washington Township   Request to file for Ordinary
Disability retirement benefits -
Denied
D-2 Kavanaugh, Sean
Hillside Borough   Honorable Service - Total Forfeiture
Request to file for Ordinary
Disability - Denied
(Trustee Loccke recused)
D-3 Grant, Dawn
Northern State Prison 3/1/2015 Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-4 Monthly OD Grid     Fitzsimmons, John; Hazlet
Township; effective 12/15;
Franco,
Diane; Mountainvies YCF; effective
8/15;
Houseworth, Erika M: Human
Services; effective 6/15;
+King,
Darlene; Cumberland County;
effective 11/15;
+Kirchner, Kristian;
Vineland City; effective 8/15;
Knox Nicola M; Atlantic City; effective
10/15;
+Madden, Scott; Paterson
City; effective 12/15;
Palmer, Anthony, Waterford Township,
effective 9/15
Valente, Matthew Viii;
Willingboro Twp., effective 12/14
Approved



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

(+) Turner, Patricia
Winslow Township 8/1/2015 1/25/2015 Approved
(Vote: 8-1 ; Trustee Loccke nae)

E-2

(+) Stewart, Thomas
Pemberton Township 2/1/2016 1/16/2015 Approved

E-3

Donahue, Peter
Lacey Township 9/1/2015 5/24/2014 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Culliton nae)

E-4

(+) Spencer, William
Lopatcong Township 9/1/2014 5/28/2012 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
or offer Service

E-5

(+) Miterko, David
Corrections Adult
Diag & Treatment
5/1/2015 1/29/2014
1/29/2014
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-6

(+) Sparks, Todd
Lawrence Township 12/1/2015 3/30/2014 Approved

E-7

Hoffman, Cheryl
Dept. of Corrections 3/1/2015 4/10/2008 Tabled for attorney representation
per member's request

E-8

Cacoilo, Augusto
Corrections - Adult
Diagnostics &
Treatment
6/1/2015 5/16/2014 Tabled per attorney request

E-9

(+) Hale, Gregory
Pemberton Township 2/1/2016 1/16/2015 Approved

E-10

(+) McDevitt, James
Atlantic City 6/1/2015 9/14/2011 Approved

E-11

(+) Richardson, William
City of Newark 10/1/2015 6/24/2003
8/31/2007
9/15/2013
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-12

Caree, Brian
Corrrections -Bayside
State Prison
2/1/2016 2/23/2015 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-13

(+) Saunders, Mark
City of Camden 7/1/2013 11/12/2011 Approved
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Loccke nae)

E-14

Todd, Jeffrey
Holmdel Township 8/1/2015 7/29/2013 Tabled for further investigation

E-15

(+) Bollettino, Robert
Clifton City 2/1/2016 10/24/2013
2/16/2015
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Isaac, Keith - City of Newark - Non Bonafide Retirement
Tabled until litigation finalized
F-2 Nocella, Michael - Riverton Borough - Questioning if termination was considered
removal for cause
Tabled per member's request
F-3 Colavitti, Vincent - City of Clifton -
ADMINISTRATIVELY REMOVED FROM AGENDA - Noted
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Nieves, Irma - Camden County of Chosen Freeholders - Appellate
Division Decisions Court upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Noted
G-2 Blunt, William - Middletown Township - Initial Decision ALJ
reversed Board's decision and ordered that the Board credit Petitioners salary as interim
deputy chief
Adopted ALJ's decision (Retirement Bureau)
G-3 Mogul, Adam - Ocean City Township - Final Administrative
Determinations
Reconsidered and adopted the ALJ's Findings of Fact and found that the incident meets the
standard for Terrifying, Horror Inducing under Patterson but does not meet the Undesigned
and Unexpected standard under Richardson; denied Accidental Disability.
G-4 Torres, Jose - Dept of Corrections - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law
Approved
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1+ Ochmanski, Edward - Laurel Springs Borough - Appeals denial of filing for
Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-2 Taylor, Marcus - Richard Stockton College of NJ - Appeals total forfeiture of
service and salary
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3 Nance, Darren - City of Newark - Appeals denial of Waiver of loan interest
Denied hearing request, the Board directed the Secretary to draft a Final Administrative
Determination.
H-4 Straub, Eric - Monroe Township - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefit
Approved OAL Hearing
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

None


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund D as of November 30, 2015
Noted
   


OPEN SESSION

Reports

M-1
Outside Legal Counsel Invoice dated December 31, 2015
(Trustees, Culliton, Loccke and DAG Schimmel recused)
M-2

New Business
Trustee Loccke made a motion seconded by Trustee Middlesworth requesting a
confidential meeting with the State Police, Official Corruption Unit, with respect to
developing procedures for referring matters involving possible criminality.

Motion by Trustee Colacci seconded by Trustee Middlesworth requesting the Division of
Pensions & Benefits develop a paperless agenda providing necessary technological
equipment to Trustees.

Trustee Barrett made a request for the Comprehensive Audited Financial Report through
June 30, 2014, be distributed to Trustees.



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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on February 8, 2016.

 
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