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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
FEBRUARY 8, 2010
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 2010 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2009.

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 (8K) Deferred Adobe PDF (7K)
Special Adobe PDF (14K) Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:02 AM

Adjourned: 1:45 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Fred Beaver; Laurel Brennan; Vincent Foti; Sherryl Gordon; Wayne Hall; Mark Kandrac; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Richard Mikutsky; John Sierchio


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Jerry Keelen (NJHMFA); Jim Hall (NJHMFA); John Carpenter; Bruce McArthur (TA); Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Debbie Lane; Micky Billick; Mark Schwedes; Louann Barnett; Denzal McClutcher; Tim Smith, Esq.; Robert J. Cascone, Esq.; Samuel Halpern, Esq., Vadim Korytny; DAG Kim Sked; Jamie Ramsey; Gregory Weber; Matthew Colucci; Nicole Colucci; Jason Sokolowski, Esq.; Michael Ahern, Esq.; Yamellet Lino; James Falkowski; Bradley Tishman, Esq.; Marie Eula


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of January 11, 2010
Approved (Trustee Loccke abstained)
Approved Executive Session Minutes from the meeting of January 11, 2010 (Trustee
Loccke abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1+

Jerry Keelen, NJHMFA - Update PFRS Mortgage Program.
Trustee Barrett inquired into whether the report can separate police and fire applicants.
Also, if the report can reflect active members that go into retirement. Jerry Keelen will
review and advise the Board at a later date.




OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1=

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

C-2= Retirement List
Approved
C-3= Chapter 104 PFRS
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

DECISION

D-1

Monthly OD Grid

 
2/1/2010
Approved Phillip Alvarado - Union City - 02/10 effective date
Lakisha Clement - Camden Cty BOCF - 11/09 effective date
Thomas Hartman - Long Beach Township - Approved with a 2-year re-exam - 07/09 effective date
Michael Kidd-Phillips - DOC - 01/10 effective date
Mickey Mendez - Hoboken City- 11/09 effective date
John Morris - Camden City - 12/09 effective date
Dennis O'Connell - Union County - 01/10 effective date
Joseph Patrick - Hudson County - 12/09 effective date


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Abrams, Michael
City of Clifton
6/1/2009
12/5/2007
Approved
(Vote: 8-3; Trustees Loccke, Mikutsky, Barrett nae)

E-2

Brett, Bruce

Yardville Dept. of Corrections
1/1/2009
1/4/2004
Approved
(Vote: 9-2; Trustees Loccke, Barrett nae)

E-3

Edwards, Glenn

East Jersey State Prison
11/1/2009
6/30/2008
Approved

E-4

Raji, Marisol
Perth Amboy Police
7/1/2009
8/22/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 9-2; Trustees Foti, Barrett nae)

E-5

Ramos, Johnny
Passaic County
2/1/2009
4/21/2008
Tabled per attorney's request

E-6

(+) Korytny, Vadim
Bergen County
5/1/2008
3/8/2007
Honorable Service - Total
Forfeiture - member not eligible for Accidental Disability

E-7

(+) Weber, Gregory

Boro of Swedesboro
6/1/2009
12/10/2008
Approved

E-8

Gonnella, Patrick
Newark Police Dept.
3/1/2010
7/13/2004
Approved

E-9

Grace, Michael
Township of Voorhees
1/1/2010
9/26/2008
Approved

E-10

Lightner, Gregory

Montmouth County Hall of Records
6/1/2009
7/18/2008
Approved with 2 year re-exam.
(Vote: 8-2-1; Trustees Loccke, Barrett nae; Trustee Foti abstained)

E-11

(+) Colucci, Matthew
County of Somerset
3/1/2010
2/25/2009
Approved

E-12

Gaskins, Allen
Southern State Correctional Facility
6/1/2009
12/18/2008
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-13

(+) Falkowsi, James
  
1/1/2002
1/14/1998
Request to reactivate Accidental Disability application Denied

E-14

Johnson, John
Newark Police Dept.
3/1/2009
8/6/2007
Tabled for new IME

E-15

Streater, Shane
City of Camden
6/1/2009
12/11/2007 3/12/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-16

Hill, David
City of Newark
1/1/2001
5/20/1996 10/20/1996
Denied Accidental, continue
collecting Ordinary with partial
forfeiture from 2/16/00 to end of employment per court case decision
(DAG Pushko recused)

E-17

Cole, George
Borough of Hawthorne
10/1/2008
7/6/2006
Reconsideration of an OAL case
Approved
(Vote: 8-1-2; Trustee Leake nae; Trustees Sierchio; Loccke recused)

E-18

Strader, Alan
Juvenile Justice Comm
12/1/2008
4/7/2007 4/8/2007
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only Granted OAL hearing

E-19

Onesti, Christopher
NJ Transit
4/1/2008
10/23/2006
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Trustees Beaver, Loccke recused)

E-20

Corrado, Melissa
Township of Belleville
11/1/2009
9/6/2008
Involuntary Approved

E-21

(+) Lino, Yamellet
Dept. of Corrections
7/1/2009
5/18/2007
Approved

E-22

Cherney, Nicole
Township of Freehold
3/1/2010
12/21/2008
Approved
(Vote: 9-1-1; Trustee Barrett nae; Trustee Loccke recused)

E-23

Cutrufello, Jon
Union County
6/1/2009
6/19/2004 7/12/2005
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-24

Heaney, John
City of Plainfield
4/1/2010
7/29/2007
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1

Emmets, Jeffrey - Berkeley Township - Request for retroactive payment of workers' Compensation off-set.
Denied




OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Melvin, Eugene - Dept. of Environmental Protection - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2
Chubbuck, Chester - JUV. JUS. Comm./medium sec.fac - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted the ALJ's Initial Decision and noted the exceptions and reply to exceptions
G-3
Hayes, Shonda - City of Trenton - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law
Approved (Trustee Loccke abstained)
G-4
Rohling, Thomas - Morris County - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision denying reinstatement of Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted the ALJ's Initial Decision (Vote: 9-2; Trustees Loccke, Leake nae)
G-5
McClutcher, Denzal - West Orange Township - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted the ALJ's Initial Decision and noted exceptions and reply to exceptions
G-6
Serghis, Louis - Union City - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted the ALJ's Initial Decision approving Accidental Disability effective 8/1/07
(Retirement Bureau) Trustee Loccke abstained
G-7
Tatusko, Rosemarie - Burlington County/Payroll Dept - Appellate Division Decisions denying Accidental Disability
Noted



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1+
#3-5588 - Bernards Township - Bernards Township appeals the decision in the matter of Dennis Mott.
Reaffirmed the Board's original decision (Vote: 8-2-1; Trustees Beaver, Loccke recused;
Trustee Leake abstained)
Approved OAL Hearing
(Trustees Beaver, Loccke recused)
H-2
Dennis, Michael - Lakewood Township - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-3
Nouragas, Euripides - Ventnor City - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-4+
Vendrell, Manuel - City of Newark - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-5
Davis, Michael - New Brunswick City - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Tabled for new IME
H-6
Pretto, Joseph - Northern State Prison - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1

Scardino, Michael - Winslow Township Board of Ed. - Request for PFRS membership
Withdrawn from agenda for additional administrative review.



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

None




OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1

Letter from member regarding privitizing County Jail.
Noted

L-2
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on March 8, 2010.

 
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