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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
FEBRUARY 14, 2011
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
2011 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 17, 2010.

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

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OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:02 AM

Adjourned: 1:53 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Susanne Culliton; Vince Foti; Sherryl Gordon; Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Richard Mikutsky; Michael Posterino; John Sierchio


Absent: Laurel Brennan

Also Present: DAG Don Cantinello; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Marylou Mayoros; Rita Partyka; Valerie McManus; Douglas Adams; Paul Kleinbaum, Esq.; Darrin Harman; Michele Roberson; John Vandright; Mike Czyzyk; Joe Zisa; Mark Schwedes; Michael Hobbie, Esq.; George Borek, IAFF; Carolyn M. Sullivan, Esq., Assistant County Counsel, Union County; Frank Franco; Patrick Spina, Esq.; Shane Barth; Chris Gray, Esq.; Jo Ann Freeman; Stephen Marczi; Raul Virela; James Van de Zilver; Jose Quiles; Robert Stalowski; Kenneth Bergen; Alvin White; William Cobb; Brian Bates; Allison McGuire; Thomas Cushane, Esq.; John McArdle; Mike Kaniuk, PBA 152; Ted Grabowski, PBA 152


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of January 10, 2011
Approved (Trustees Leake, Gordon abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of January 10, 2011
Executive Session - Approved (Trustees Leake, Gordon abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of January 28, 2011
Approved (Vote 7-1-2; Trustee Barrett nae; Trustees Gordon; Mikutsky abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists

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


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

DECISION

D-1 Franco, Frank

Prospect Park Borough
9/1/2010
Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of salary from February 2007 through January 2008.
Involuntary Ordinary Disability - Approved
D-2 Monthly OD Grid  
2/1/2011
Approved Brandiff, Willard - Mountainview YCF - effective 12/1/10
Cusumano, Lisa - State Parole Board - effective 10/1/10
Feoranz, James - DOC/Adult Diag. & Treatment - effective 10/1/09
Lapp, Rosemary - Edna Mann Corr. Fac. - effective 1/1/11
Russomanno, Joseph - South Woods Prison - effective 12/1/10
Schmidt, Donald - Jersey City - effective 10/1/10



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Emrich, Wendy
Juv. Jus. Comm./Medium Sec. Fac.
10/1/2008
10/12/2002
5/15/2007
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental Disability. Continue collecting Ordinary Disability.
Granted OAL hearing.

E-2

(+) Barth, Shane
Middlesex County
10/1/2010
5/21/2009
Approved

E-3

Young, George
City of Camden
10/1/2010
11/14/2005
Tabled for additional information from the employer and clarification
from the IME.
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-4

Fertig, Harry
DEPE, Div. of Human Resources
2/1/2010
6/15/2008
8/24/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-5

Erricson, Ronnie
Department of Corrections
7/1/2010
7/20/2009
Approved
(Vote: 7-3; Trustees Loccke, Mikutsky, Leake nae)

E-6

Lucus, Michael
Borough of Newark
4/1/2011
2/28/2010
Approved
(Vote: 6-3-1; Trustees Loccke, Barrett; Postorino nae; Trustee Sierchio recused)

E-7

(+) Freeman, Jo Ann
Monroe Township
8/1/2010
10/2/2009
Approved

E-8

(+) Stalowski, Robert
Union County
9/1/2010
9/6/2007
5/16/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-9
Johnston, Stephen
Cinnaminson Township
11/1/2010
7/8/2009
Approved

E-10

Gathright, Orbert
Essex County
3/1/2011
5/19/2005
1/12/2007
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-11

(+) White, Alvin
Union County
2/1/2010
7/15/2008
Approved
(Vote: 6-3; Trustees Culliton, Postorino, Gordon nae; Trustee Sierchio recused)

E-12

DeSalvo, John
Corrections Adult Diag & Treatment
5/1/2010
11/20/2008
Approved

E-13

Jones, Robert
Mountainview Youth Corrections Fac.
10/1/2010
6/27/2009
Approved

E-14

(+) Cobb, William
Salem County
5/1/2011
2/27/2009
Approved (member may file change of date to March 1, 2011.)

E-15

Restivo, Mario
Bergen County
12/1/2010
1/16/2010
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-16

Wilson, Jonathon
Lakewood Township
11/1/2010
9/24/2009
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-17

Hernandez, Monique
Northern State Prison
9/1/2010
2/17/2007
Approved

E-18

(+) Marczi, Stephen
City of Camden
1/1/2011
2/10/2008
11/17/2008
Approved

E-19

Eubanks, Joseph
Mantua Township
3/1/2011
8/11/2010
Approved with a one year reevaluation
(Vote 7-3; Trustees Loccke, Leake,
Mikutsky nae)
E-20 Sharper, Gail
City of Camden
7/1/2007
3/7/2002
Reconsidered and Approved
Withdraw from OAL.

E-21

Petkevis, Richard
Winslow Twp. Fire District 1
3/1/2010
2/27/2009
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
E-22 (+) Bates, Brian
Gloucester Twp.
2/1/2010
12/29/2008
Reconsidered and Approved

E-23

(+) McGuiire, Allison
Gloucester Township
5/1/2010
11/9/2008
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-24 (+) Mcardle, John
City of Camden
1/1/2011
12/20/2009
Approved

E-25

(+) Virella, Raul
City of Trenton Police Dept
10/1/2010
3/4/2008
Approved
E-26 Kitchen, Stacy
County of Mercer
7/1/2010
12/31/2009
Tabled for additional records

E-27

(+) Van de Zilver, James
Lakewood Township
12/1/2010
8/7/2008
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-28 (+) Quiles, Jose
Deptford Township
2/1/2011
1/21/2010
Approved
E-29 Maguire, John
Pine Hill Borough
9/1/2010
11/26/2009
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+
Adams, Douglas - Buena Borough - Creditable Compensation.
Approved full salary as posted. (Retirement Bureau)
F-2+
Harman, Darrin - Carneys Point Township - A.) Honorable Service
B.) Service
Tabled for additional information.



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Bailey, Robin - Township of Voorhees - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law
Approved
G-2
Aromando, Mark - Bergen County - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted ALJ's decision denying Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
G-3
Ambrose, Anthony - Appellate Division Decisions Court upheld Board's decision denying his request to waive re-enrollment in the PFRS System.
Noted
G-4
Sporer, Francis - Middlesex County - Initial Decision ALJ reversed Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted ALJ's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective
November 1, 2008. (Retirement Bureau)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1+
Vandright, John - Hazlet Township -
1.) Reconsideration - Denied
2.) Hearing Request - Approved
H-2
Rivera, Juan - Carteret Borough - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-3
Frank, Traceyanne - Corrections Adult Diag. & Treatment - Appeals denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-4
Pappas, Heather - Atlantic County - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits.
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+

Leverett, Patricia - Union County - Request continue PFRS Membership (Not PTC Trained).
Denied



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1

Abraham, John - Teaneck Township - Accidental Death
Approved (Claims Bureau)



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Appellate Division Decisions Joanne Caporale vs PERS.
Noted
L-2
Common Pension Fund B as of October 31, 2010.
Noted
L-3
Trial Balance for November 30, 2010.
Noted
L-4
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted
L-5
Wire Transfers
Noted
L-6
Letter to Anthony Wieners regarding Michael Donovan
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on March 14, 2011.

 
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