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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
FEBRUARY 8, 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 Adobe PDF (7K)
Special Adobe PDF (28K) Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:17 AM

Adjourned: 1:25 PM

Roll Call:

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


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Danielle Schimmel; Hank Schwedes; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Kara Ansley;
Cheryl Chianese; Trooper Sand; Peter Andreyev; Beth Pisano; Sue Grant; John Sloth;
Mark Casey; Paul Kleinbaum, Esq.; Bruce Rusconi; Craig Gumpel, Esq.; Christopher
Gray, Esq.; Vincent Colavitti; DAG Robert Garrison; John Feeley, Esq.; Luann
Barnett; Jackie Bussanich; Darrick Kobierowski; Timothy Quinlan, Esq.; Robert
Brown; Janice Brown; Stephen B. Hunter, Esq.; Jeffrey Heine; Marco Seminario; Mrs.
Seminario; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; Heriberto Valdes; Michale Ruzzo; Karen Ruiz;
Kenyatta Kelly; Frank Figel; Jose Cruz; Michael Failice; Robert Mercado


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of January 11, 2016
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of January 11, 2016
Approved Executive Session


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 Bruno, Anthony
Bergen County 4/1/2014 Approved with a one year reevaluation,
withdraw from OAL
D-2 Brown, Robert

Palmyra Borough 8/1/2015 1.) Honorable Service - No Forfeiture
2.) Involuntary Ordinary Disability -
Approved
D-3 Monthly OD Grid     Battito,Anthony J; Woodbridge
Twp.; effective 10/15, Conte,
Pasquale; Middle Township;
effective 5/15; Rendino, Christine;
Albert C Wagmer YCF; effective
10/15 Approved



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Hoffman, Cheryl
Dept. of Corrections 3/1/2015 4/10/2008 Approved
(Vote: 7-2; Trustees Loccke, Barrett
nae)

E-2

(+) Cacoilo, Augusto

Corrections - Adult
Diagnostics &
Treatment
6/1/2015 5/16/2014 Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-3

Aviles, Javier
City of Newark 10/1/2015 11/12/2013 Approved 

E-4

Cypress, Larry
Edna Mahan
Correction Facility
10/1/2015 2/14/2014 Tabled for IME clarification, granted
Interim Ordinary Disability
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Loccke nae)

E-5

Bowens, Clara
Hudson County 6/1/2015 7/20/2009 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
or Service

E-6

(+) Parrott, Marlon
City of Trenton 12/1/2015 11/13/2014 Approved

E-7

(+) Valdes, Heriberto
Union County 3/1/2016 5/3/2013 Approved

E-8

(+) Ruzzo, Michael
Atlantic City 11/1/2015 9/9/2014 Approved
(Trustees Bennett, Middlesworth
recused)

E-9

(+) Ruiz, Karen
City of Camden 12/1/2014 10/7/2009
2/11/2013
Tabled for further information,
granted Interim Ordinary Disability

E-10

(+) Seminario, Marco

Hudson County 1/1/2014 6/12/2009
4/12/2012
11/29/2012
1.) Honorable Service - Partial
Forfeiture of 3 years service and
salary
2.) Accidental Disability - Denied
filing for Accidental Disability, only
eligible for Deferred
(Both motions Vote 8-1; Trustee
Barrett nae)

E-11

(+) Figel, Frank
Bergenfield Borough 2/1/2016 10/8/2013 Approved 
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-12

(+) Cruz, Jose
Union City 12/1/2015 4/17/2014 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 7-2; Trustees Barrett, Colacci
nae)

E-13

(+) Hablitz, Eric
Hudson County 10/1/2014 3/24/2012 Approved

E-14

(+) Failace, Michael
Lyndhurst 3/1/2015 9/16/2014 Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)   

E-15

(+) Mercado, Roberto
City of Paterson 10/1/2015 10/18/2014 Approved 

E-16

Morgan, Steven
Plumstead Fire
District 1
8/1/2015 7/7/2012 Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-17

Cheverez, Celia
City of Trenton 3/1/2009 9/20/2007 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Tasca, Regina - Bogota Borough - Request for Service Retirement (Chapt. 428)
Tabled for additional information
F-2+ Rusconi, Bruce - City of Passaic - Amend Retirement date to November 1, 2015
Approved (Retirement Bureau)
F-3+ Colavitti, Vincent - City of Clifton -
1.) Review Settlement Agreement - The Board determined that the matter did not rise to the
level requiring Uricoli analysis.
2.) Special Retirement - Approved (Retirement Bureau)
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Petry, Robert - Bergen County - Appellate Division Decisions court upheld Board's decision
and denied enrollment into PFRS
Noted Trustee Loccke recused
G-2 Toops, Adam - Montclair Township - Initial Decision ALJ reversed
the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits with Exceptions
and Reply to Exceptions
The Board voted to remand the matter back to the ALJ for additional testimony including
Mr. Roberson and the IME.
G-3+ Tavaglione, Vincent - Morris Plains Boro - Appellate Division Decisions Court
upheld Board's decision for total Forfeiture and denial of Accidental Disability and denial of
Ordinary Disability
Noted
G-4+ Woods, James - Jersey City - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-5+ Toussaint, Michele - Dept. of Corrections - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's
decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision
G-6+ Welsh, John - Passaic County - Appellate Division Decisions Court upheld
Board's decision and denied request to reactivate and merge his former PFRS pension
account with his current PFRS account
Noted (Trustee Loccke recused)
G-7 Nance, Darren - City of Newark - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-8 #3-30801 - Atlantic City - Request to withdraw from OAL
Approved (Trustee Bennett recused; DAG Schimmel recused)
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Lavin, Sean - Mercer County - Appeals Partial Forfeiture of service and salary.
Appeals denial to file for Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Cardinale, Isaiah - Nutley Township - Appeals Forfeiture of service and salary ,
appeals denial to file for Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Fiocco, Richard - Ocean City - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement
benefits
Approved
H-4 Bollettino, Robert - Clifton City - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved
H-5 Grant, Dawn - Northern State Prison - Appeals the denial of Ordinary Disability
retirement benefits
Approved
H-6+ Richardson, William - City of Newark - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+
#3-40600 - South Plainfield Borough - Jeffrey Heine -Enrollment Eligibility
Approved (Vote: 7-1-1; Trustee Loccke nae; Trustee Culliton abstained) (Enrollment
Bureau)
J-2+ Kobierowski, Darrick - City of Wildwood - Over age enrollment
Approved (Vote: 8-1; Trustee Culliton nae) (Enrollment Bureau)
   


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1 Boyt, Andrew - Cape May City - Accidental Death
Denied (Vote: 8-1; Trustee Colacci nae)
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Brett Anastos vs PERS
Noted
L-2 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
Noted
L-3 Trial Balance for July 31, 2015
Noted
L-4 Trial Balance as of August 31, 2015
Noted
L-5 Trial Balance as of September 30, 2015
Noted
L-6 Trial Balance as of October 31, 2015
Noted
L-7 PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted
L-8 Trial Balance for November 30, 2015
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund E as of December 31, 2015
Noted
L-10 Common Pension Fund D as of December 31, 2015
Noted
L-11 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of December 2015
Noted
L-12 Investment Reporting Package for November 2015
Noted
L-13 Director's Report for January 27, 2016 State Investmant Council Meeting
Noted
L-14 New Jersey State Investment Council November 18, 2015 Regular Meeting
Noted
L-15 Transition to E-Documents for Board of Trustees
Noted
   

OPEN SESSION

Reports

M-1 Outside Legal Counsel Invoice dated January 31, 2016
Approved (Trustees Culliton, Loccke and DAG Schimmel recused)
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on March 14, 2016.

 
 
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