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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
MARCH 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

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OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:01 AM

Adjourned: 2:06 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Fred Beaver; Laurel Brennan; Vince 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; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Douglas Dinkler; Craig Gumpel, Esq.; Jevonn McRae; Michael Pappa, Esq.; Daniel Lynch; Micki Billick; Sakinah Cotton; Eric Rowland; Andrew Kulick, Esq.; Mrs. Rowland; James Shalhoub; Mrs. Shalhoub; Craig Swenson, Esq.; Mohamed Seyam; Daniel Principe; Jason Mariano; William Cicenia; Patrick Toscano, Jr., Esq.; Ronald Petrella; Valentine Uff


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of February 8, 2010
Approved

Executive Session Minutes from February 8, 2010 Board Meeting - Approved

Minutes from the meeting of February 25, 2010
Tabled (Trustee Mikutsky abstained)


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 Orosz, Christopher
Middlesex County
8/1/2009
A.) Honorable Service
B.) Ordinary Disability Tabled per attorney's request
D-2 Owens, Brian
Cumberland County
3/1/2009
A.) Honorable Service
B.) Ordinary Disability Tabled pending the outcome of disciplinary action
D-3 Blackwell, Dina
Northern State Prison
1/1/2010
Honorable Service - Total Forfeiture
(Vote: 8-3; Trustees Barrett, Sierchio, Hall nae)
D-4 (+) Cotton, Sakinah
Newark City
7/1/2007
Honorable Service Partial Forfeiture of service and salary from September 2006 to the end of employment.
Forfeiture is prospective.
D-5 Sanders, Rodney
Police Officer
5/1/2009
A.)Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of service and salary from July, 2006 until end of employment.
B.) Ordinary Disability - Approved with a one year reexam
D-6 (+) Rowland, Sr., Eric
City of Bayonne
11/1/2005
Request to reactivate Ordinary Disability application Tabled pending an administrative review of the account.
D-7 Piserchio, Patrick
City of Orange
 
Reinstatement from Disability Retirement Denied
D-8 Chambers, Sandra
Town of Westfield
1/10/2000
Reconsideration Approved with a 2 year reexam, withdraw case from OAL.
D-9 Monthly OD Grid  
 
Gleichner, Robert, Passaic City, effective 6/1/10
Meeks, Daniel, Clifton City, effective 2/1/10
Petrella, Ronald, Middlesex County, effective 7/1/09
Approved
D-10 (+) Shalhoub, James
Englewood Cliffs Borough
8/1/2009
Reconsideration of Approval for Involuntary Disability. Tabled for IME review of new information
(Trustees Loccke, Barrett recused)



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Casasanta, Philip

Passaic County
9/1/2009
7/15/2008
 1.) Reconsideration - Approved (Trustee Foti abstained; Trustee Loccke recused)
2.) Reinstatement - Approved (Trustee Foti abstained; Trustee Loccke recused)
3.) Hearing Request - Approved (Trustee Foti abstained; Trustee Loccke recused)

E-2

(+) Seyam, Mohammad

Township of Parsippany
4/1/2010
9/19/2008
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-3

Collura, Michael

Juvenile Justice Commission
1/1/2009
10/16/2001

Approved

E-4

(+) Principe, Daniel
Town of West New York 8/1/2007
8/14/2000
5/6/2002
10/15/2003
Tabled pending the outcome of administrative charges

E-5

Tilley, Douglas
Kearny Town 4/1/2010 9/18/2008 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-6

Martin, Douglas
Neptune Township
2/1/2010
11/26/2008
Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-7

McMillian, James
City of Trenton
3/1/2010
12/16/2008
Approved

E-8

(+) Uff, Valentine
City of Camden
1/1/2010
10/21/2008
Approved

E-9

Torlish, Anthony
Borough of North Plainfield
12/1/2009
11/1/2008
Approved

E-10

Mercurio, Matthew
City of Perth Amboy
5/1/2010
8/22/2008
Approved

E-11

Maglione, James
Village of Ridgefield Park
5/1/2010
2/5/2009
Approved

E-12

Diogene, Gary
Irvington Township
12/1/2009
10/14/2007
Approved

E-13

Garcia, Mary

Hudson County
12/1/2009
10/8/2008
Tabled for new IME

E-14

Palmer, Scott
East Jersey State Prison
10/1/2009
5/20/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-15

(+) Cicenia, William
County of Morris
1/1/2010
11/12/2003 10/6/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Trustee Sierchio recused)

E-16

Finneman, Leonard
City of Camden
8/1/2009
7/16/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-17

Rivera, Eli
Passaic County Sheriff's Department
7/1/2009
7/23/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Trustee Loccke recused; Trustee Foti abstained)

E-18

(+) Mariano, Jason
Township of Plainsboro
8/1/2009
5/12/2009
Tabled for clarification from IME, granted interim Ordinary

E-19

Devega, Herbert
NJ Institute of
Technology
8/1/2008
12/18/2007
Reconsideration of an OAL case
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary Case remains in the OAL.

E-20

Ramos, Johnny
Passaic County
2/1/2009
4/21/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Trustee Loccke recused; Trustee Foti abstained)

E-21

Hawke, Nicole
Town of Secaucus
3/1/2010
10/15/2008
Approved
(Vote: 10-1; Trustee Loccke nae)

E-22

Teel, Anthony

DOC
9/1/2009
11/26/2008
Denied Accidental, Offer Special

E-23

Bell, Joseph

City of Union City
11/1/2009
11/13/2007
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-24

Lamberston, Geralyn

Branchburg Twp.
10/1/2009
12/19/2008
Approved

E-25

Acevedo, Fernando
City of Newark
2/1/2007
10/20/1999 2/17/2003
3/29/2005
Reconsidered and reversed issue of TP. No longer disabled, approved reinstatement, case remains in the OAL.
(DAG Pushko recused)

E-26

Thompson (Henderson), Catina
Mercer County
4/1/2008
10/21/2006
Reconsidered and denied, case remains in the OAL.
(Trustee Foti abstained)

E-27

Arnold, James
Wayne Twp.
4/1/2010
11/16/2005
Approved
(Trustees Loccke, Sierchio recused)


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1

Lynch, Daniel - Hazlet Township - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture of salary only from July, 2002 until the end of employment. (Retirement Bureau)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Russo, Gregory - Montclair Twp. - Appellate Division Decisions Gregory Russo vs. PFRS
Noted
G-2
Kushner, Stuart - Department of Corrections - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted ALJ's Initial Decision
G-3
Taylor, John - Garden St Recp &youth Correction Center - Initial
Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement
benefits.
Rejected the ALJ's Initial decision, noted the exceptions. Prepare Findings of Fact.
G-4
Seider, Jeffrey - Franklin Twp. - Appellate Division Decisions The
Court upheld the decision of the Board denying Accidental Disability
Noted
G-5
Thomas, Pamela - JJC - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's
decision and approved Accidental Disability retirement benefits
A) Adopted the findings of the Interlocutory Order
B.) Rejected ALJ's decision, noted the exceptions and reply to exceptions. Prepare Findings of Fact.


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Gilmore, Denise - Southern State Correctional Facility - Appeals the denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-2+
McRae, Jevonn - City of Paterson - Employer Appeals denial of Involuntary
Ordinary Disability retirement
Reaffirmed the Board's original decision, member is not disabled. Request Employer provide resolution for involuntary application. (Trustee Loccke recused)
H-3
Mercado, Kenny - Passaic County - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits.
Reaffirmed the denial of Accidental Disability; Approved OAL Hearing. (Trustee Foti
abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1

Burch, Dawn - Middlesex County - Purchase
Denied



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Common Pension Fund B as of July 31, 2009
Noted
L-2
Common Pension Fund E as of July 31, 2009
Noted
L-3
Common Pension Fund D as of October 31, 2009
Noted
L-4
Common Pension Fund D as of November 30, 2009
Noted
L-5
Wire Transfers Non Contributory Group insurance Policy 314800 Benefit Claims for the
month of December 2009
Noted
L-6
Common Pension Fund A revised as of June 30, 2009
Noted
L-7
Common Pension Fund B revised as of June 30, 2009
Noted
L-8
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted
L-9
Letter from Chairman Sierchio to the Senate and Assembly on proposed pension reform
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on April 12, 2010.

 
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