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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
FEBRUARY 6, 2017
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 2017 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 20, 2016.

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 (8K)
Special Adobe PDF (28K) Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:17 AM

Adjourned: 2:26 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett, Keith Bennett;,Laurel Brennan, Tim Colacci (left 1:00 p.m.), Susanne
Culliton, Mike Kaniuk, Frank Leake, Richard Loccke; Brady Middlesworth


Absent: NONE

Also Present: DAG Danielle Schimmel; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Lisa Pointer; Amy Cerovsky; Jackie
Bussanich; Kara Ansley; William Tedder; Cheryl Chianese; Luann Barnett; Sharon
Barnes; Sue Grant; Robert Gilmartin; Mark Casey; John Sloth; Peter Andreyev;
Trooper Broadus; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; Christopher Graham; Matthew Kline; Walter
Sanford; Chief Buzby; D. William Subin, Esq.; John Feeley, Esq.; Jonathan Sperber;
Jessica Ribitzki; Steven Varrano, Esq.; Kirk Sparks; William Scull, Ulbrich-Scull
Investigations, LLC.; Anita Sparks; Dan Ritzel; Joe Rausch; Christopher Gray, Esq.;
Bruce Harris; Jessica Clayton; Albert Wunsch, Esq.; Gerard Lombardo; Matthew
Davis; Kevin Pierson; Laura Davis; Glen Calderon; Nicholas Schulmeister; Mrs.
Schulmeister; Ken Hawkins, NJSFOP; Robert Gries. NJSFOP; Tom Fatigente,
NJFOP; Mike Bishop; Wayne Hummel; David DeFillippo, Esq.


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of January 09, 2017
Approved with correction

Minutes from the meeting of January 09, 2017
Approved Executive Session


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1 Legislation N.J.A.C. 17:4-1A.1; 2.4 Final Adoption
Adopted (Vote: 8-0-1; Trustee Barrett abstained)
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1 Active and Retired Death Lists for January 31, 2017
Approved
C-2 Retirement List
Approved
   

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 (+) Hummel, Wayne



East Windsor Twp.     Request to file for Ordinary
Disability - Denied; the Board
authorized the AG's office to issue a
subpoena to obtain additional
records.
D-2 (+) Ribitzki, Jessica

Pompton Lakes Borough
  1.) Reconsider denial to file for
Ordinary Disability retirement
benefits - Approved filing for
Ordinary Disability
2.) Honorable Service - Partial
forfeiture of 6.74 % reduction in
prospective retirement benefit (Vote:
7-1; Trustee Barrett nae; Trustee
Loccke recused)
D-3 Monthly OD Grid     Malave-Cordero, Jose W.; Camden CO BD of Chosen FRHLDRS; effective, 3/16;
Allen, Elijah R; Garden St. Recp & Youth Corr Ctr., effective, 1/17;
Hughes, Karlson F, Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, effective, 10/16;
Orourke, Edward F Jr., Hardyston Township, effective 10/16; - Approved
In a separate motion - (+) Werner,
Robert F, Voorhees Township, effective 5/16 - Approved
D-4 Leech, Brian

Montville Township 8/1/2016     1.) Request to file for Involuntary
Ordinary Disability
2.) Determine if Uricoli Analysis is
required; Tabled for additional
information from employer



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Mautone, Vincent
City of Newark 11/1/2016 11/18/2015 Approved

E-2

(+) Sparks, Kirk
Atlantic City 7/1/2015 3/27/2014 Suspension of benefits due to
Indictment - Approved
(Trustees Middlesworth, Bennett
recused)

E-3

(+) Harris, Bruce
Beachwood Borough 1/1/2016 4/26/2005
7/19/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
or offer Special (disabled due to
other reasons)
(Vote: 7-1; Trustee Culliton nae)

E-4

(+) Lombardo, Gerard

Bergen County     Reconsideration of request to file for
Accidental Disability retirement
benefits Tabled for further
information from the employer
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-5

(+) Simms, Donald

City of Bridgeton 12/1/2015 12/20/2001
1/4/2003
3/12/2006
5/14/2010
4/9/2012
5/9/12
5/20/14
Denied Accidental Granted
Ordinary

E-6

Dentroux, Richard
Freehold Township 5/1/2011 5/2/2010 Reconsidered and Approved
reinstatement

E-7

(+) Clayton, Jessica
Ocean County 2/1/2016 1/26/2015 Reconsidered and Approved

E-8

Ryan, Philip
Mount Olive Township 7/1/2016 9/23/2015 Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-9

Denight, Michael
Camden County
Regional Police
3/1/2016 2/26/2015 Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-10

(+) Davis, Matthew
Westampton Twp. 3/1/2016 3/7/2015 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-11

Valanzola, Louis
Brick Township 4/1/2007 1/15/2016 Approved

E-12

Breslin, Daniel
Bergen County 8/1/2016 4/19/2014 Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-13

Worley, Roger
Bridgeton City 4/1/2016 12/30/2014 Approved

E-14

(+) Calderon, Glen
Newark City 3/1/2017 11/12/2015 Approved (NOTE: Amended
retirement date)

E-15

(+) Pierson, Kevin
Tinton Falls Borough 9/1/2014 5/6/2014 Denied Accidental, Offer Service

E-16

Hamlin, Maria
Nutley Township 4/1/2017 2/13/2014 Approved

E-17

(+) Davis, Laura
Sussex County 9/1/2016 5/3/2014 Approved

E-18

(+) Schulmeister, Nicholas
Old Bridge Township 1/1/2017 1/14/2015 Approved with an 18 month reevaluation

E-19

(+) Lopresti, Franco

Atlantic City 12/1/2015 1/27/2015 Denied postponement; approved
Accidental Disability
(Trustee Bennett recused)

E-20

(+) Dickson, Brian
Egg Harbor Township 12/1/2016 4/12/2015
5/1/2015
6/14/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-21

Camp, Breon

Dept of Corrections 6/1/2016 1/10/2014
4/21/2006
3/26/2009
2/21/2010
7/18/2011
7/17/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Bemke, Steven - Weehawken Twp. -
1.) Request to amend retirement type (Service to Ordinary Disability) - Denied
2.) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of 10% of retirement benefits
(Retirement Bureau; Audit Section)
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1+ Lynch, Daniel Lynch - Belmar Borough - Initial Decision ALJ
reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits; with
exceptions and reply to exceptions
Rejected ALJ's decision; noted exceptions and reply to exceptions. The Board directed the
Secretary to draft Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law.
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Slater, Wanda - Northern State Prison - Appeals denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2+ Graham, Christopher - Little Egg Harbor Twp. - 1.) Reconsideration
2.) Hearing Request
Reconsidered and Approved Accidental Disability effective December 1, 2016 (Trustee
Bennett recused) (Retirement Bureau)
H-3+ Kline, Matthew - Little Egg Harbor Twp. - 1.) Reconsideration
2.) Hearing Request
Reconsidered and Approved Accidental Disability effectdive December 1, 2016 (Trustee
Bennett recused) (Retirement Bureau)
H-4+ Sanford, Walter - Little Egg Harbor Twp. - 1.) Reconsideration
2.) Hearing Request
Reconsidered and Approved Accidental Disability effective December 1, 2016 (Trustee
Bennett recused) (Retirement Bureau)
H-5+ Hires, Walter - Atlantic City - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement
benefits
Approved (Trustees Bennett, Middlesworth recused)
H-6+ Nowicki, Michael - East Jersey State Prison - Appeals denial of filing for
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Denied Hearing Request; the Board directed the Secretary to draft a Final Administrative
Determination.
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1
Allora, Michael - City of Clifton - Request to purchase Military Leave under the
provisions of USERRA
Approved (Purchase Section)
J-2+ Sperber, Jonathan - Berkeley Township Municipal BLD - Request to Purchase
Denied
   


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Middletown Twp. Bd. Of Ed.vs TPAF
Noted
L-2 Trial Balance for October 31, 2016
ADMINISTRATIVELY REMOVED
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Rodger Hodge vs SPRS
Noted
L-4 Trial Balance for November 30, 2016
Noted
L-5 State Investment Council Minutes annual meeting State Investment Council January 25, 2017
Noted
L-6 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance #14800 Benefit Claims for December 2016
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund D as of December 31, 2016
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund E as of December 31,2016
Noted
L-9= Letter dated February 3, 2017 addressed to the PFRS Board Secretary regarding Trustee recusal
Noted
   

OPEN SESSION

Reports

M-1= Appellate Division Decision - Board of Trustees of PERS; TPAF; PFRS v. State of NJ
Department of Treasury
Noted (Trustees Culliton, Loccke and DAG Schimmel recused)
M-2= Outside Legal Counsel Bill for January 31, 2017
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 13, 2017.

 

 
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