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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
FEBRUARY 9, 2015
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 2014 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 18, 2014.

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 (21K) Deferred - none
Special Adobe PDF (48K) Totals Adobe PDF (33K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:00 AM

Adjourned: 2:50 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; (via telecom and then arrived at 10:45 am); Keith Bennett; Tim Colacci; Susanne Culliton; Vince Foti (left at 2:05 pm); Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Brady Middlesworth


Absent: Wayne Hall; Laurel Brennan

Also Present: DAG Danielle Schimmel; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Mike Weik; Cheryl Chianese;
Valerie McManus; Trooper Roadside; Dina Mills; Stephen Gullick; Robert Brown, Esq.;
Henry Matwiejewicz; Bernie Brozena; Aaron Shapiro, Buck Consultants; David
Driscoll, Buck Consultants; Gwynne Sasileo; Rafael Soto-Irizarry; Albert Wunsch,
Esq.; Charles Stark; Jeff Ziegelheim, Esq.; Glenn Evans; James Uliano; Christopher
Gray, Esq.; Craig Gumpel, Esq.; Anthony Merlino, Esq.; Christian Kant; Mrs. Kant;
Chief Mitchell Little; Captain Paul Shnei; Mayor Kelaher; Peter Andreyev, NJSPBA;
Danny Schick, NJSFOP; Debbie Beetel-Sparano; Anthony Wieners; Scott
Vandergroef; Jacqueline Vandergroef; Thomas Malatesta; Karama Thomas; Amie
DiCola, Esq.; Brendan Dullaghan; Aundrea Mason; Helen Barrett; Danielle Mason
(daughter); Myriam Campos (not present for vote); Maryann Ryan


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of January 12, 2015
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of January 12, 2015
Approved Executive Session

 


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1+ Actuary 3 year Experience Report as of June 30, 2013
Adopted (Vote: 7-1; Trustee Barrett nae)
   


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 (+) Malatesta, Thomas
                    
Allentown Borough  1/1/2013 Approved
(Vote: 6-1; Trustee Bennett nae)
D-2 (+) Thomas, Karama 
 
City of Newark   Reinstatement from Disability
Retirement Approved
(Trustee Loccke not present for vote)
D-3 Monthly OD Grid    

Approved Chance, Jenifer, Southern
State Correctional Facility (1/1/2014)
Melanson, Patrice, Cape May
County (7/1/2013)
Schoch, David, Bridgeton City
(11/1/2014)

Loughran, Ryan, Mountainview
Correctional Facility (11/1/2014) -
Approved with a 2 year re-evaluation




CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Kirk, Matthew

Riverton Borough  3/1/2014   2/11/2013 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-2

Rego, Joseph

Ewing Twp. 4/1/2014  1/29/2013 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-3

Ambrifi, Francisco

Delanco Twp 8/1/2014 5/14/2013 Approved

E-4

(+) Dullaghan, Brendan
Belleville Twp.  7/1/2014 5/15/2012 Denied Accidental, Offer Service

E-5

Malta, Joanne
Princeton Twp.  1/1/2015  3/28/2013  Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental Disability. Continue
collecting Ordinary Disability

E-6

(+) Vandergroef, Scott

Clifton City  6/1/2014 8/20/2009
12/5/2011
1) Honorable Service - Partial
forfeiture of service and salary from
September 2011 to the end of
employment.
2) Accidental Disability- Denied
Accidental. Due to forfeiture and
purchase of military time, does not
qualify for Ordinary Disability
(Vote: 6-1; Trustee Barrett nae)

E-7

(+) Mason, Aundrea
 
Dept. of Correction 10/1/2014 1/30/2013 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 6-1; Trustee Barrett nae)

E-8

Moore, Thadious
East Jersey State Prison 8/1/2014 5/11/2013 Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Smalls, Durwin - East Jersey State Prison -
1) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of service and salary from June 11, 2010 until the
end of employment.
2) Service retirement effective November 1, 2014 - Approved
(Vote: 6-2; Trustees Culliton, Loccke nae) (Retirement Bureau)
F-2+ Stark, Charles - Palisades Park Borough -
1) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of service and salary from June 2009 until the end
of employment.
2) Service Retirement - Denied
3) Request for Lien - Tabled for further review of statute, hold return of contributions until
review complete (Retirement Bureau) (Trustee Loccke recused)
F-3+ Gulick, Stephen - Sayreville Borough -
1) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of service and salary from February, 2012 until the
end of employment. (Vote: 6-2; Trustees Bennett, Colacci nae)
2) Approved request to file for Ordinary Disability
F-4 Faria, Rui - City of Newark - Request recalculation on a Workers'
Compensation off-set
Denied and reaffirmed Division's decision regarding the calculation
F-5+ Chin, Christopher - Cape May County -
Total Forfeiture 1) Honorable Service - Total Forfeiture
2) Request to file for Accidental Disability - Denied (Retirement Bureau)
F-6+ Evans, Glenn - South Hackensack Twp. -
1) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of 11% of benefit pursuant to 17:1-6.1 (Vote 6-1;
Trustee Barrett nae
2) Request to file for Accidental Disabiity - Approved (Retirement Bureau)
F-7+ Campos, Myriam - DOC - Vroom-Jones Farm -
1) Honorable Service - No forfeiture
2) Service retirement effective July 1, 2014 - Approved
(Vote: 6-2; Trustees Loccke, Leake nae) (Retirement Bureau)
F-8+ Jaconetta, Jamie - Passaic County - Request Chapter 428 Service
retirement benefits
Approved based upon equitable estoppel (Retirement Bureau)
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1+ O'Hare, Raymond - Mt. Holly Twp. - Initial Decision ALJ reveresed
the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective June 1, 2011
Adopted ALJ's decision (Retirement Bureau)
G-2+ Walder, Lorna - DEP - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's
decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective November 1, 2007
Adopted ALJ's decision (Retirement Bureau) (Vote: 7-1; Trustee Loccke nae)
G-3+ Barlett, Allan - Albert C. Wagner Youth Corr. Fac. - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the
Board's decision denying Accidental Disability retirement benefits. ALJ granted Ordinary
Disaibity retirement benefits effective September 1, 2011.
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted exceptions (Retirement Bureau)
G-4 Cunningham, Neil - Hudson County - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Boards's
decision denying Accidental Disabiity retirement benefits
Tabled
G-5 Jackson, Grover - Northern State Prison - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-6 Selby, Andrew - Paterson City - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the
Board's deciison denying Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Kapler, Leah - Ocean County - Appeals the denial of Accidental
Disability retirement beneefits:
Denied reconsideration and approved OAL Hearing
H-2 Urban, Jessica - Dept. of Corrections - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3 Martella, David - New Brunswick City - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-4 Bailey, Robin - Voorhees Twp. - Appeals the Board's denial to amend or file a
new application for Ordinary Disability retirement
Denied reconsideration and denied hearing request. The Board directed the secretary to
draft a Final Administrative Determination.
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+
Toms River Twp. - Eligiblity for PFRS membership for Christian Kant
Approved (Vote: 7-1; Trustee Culliton nae) (Enrollment Bureau)
 


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1+ Eisape, Adebayo (deceased) - Middlesex County - Request for Survivorship Benefits
Denied request and transmit to the OAL to develop a factual record
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Trial Balance as of November 30, 2014
Noted
L-2 PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos as of November 30, 2014
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Vincent Esposito v. PERS Board
Noted
   

OPEN SESSION

Reports

M-1= Outside Legal Counsel Invoice for January 2015
Approved (Trustees Culliton, Loccke recused; DAG Schimmell recused)
   


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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on March 9, 2015.

 

 
 
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