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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
MARCH 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

Service Adobe PDF (9K) Deferred - none
Special Adobe PDF (27K) Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:01 AM

Adjourned: 2:01 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Susanne Culliton; Vince Foti; Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Richard Mikutsky; Mike Postorino; John Sierchio


Absent: Laurel Brennan; Sherryl Gordon

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; James Richards; Stephen B. Hunter, Esq.; Lori Farina; Samuel Asbell, Esq.; David Thomas; Peter Paris, Esq.; Mark Schwedes; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; Robert Sinnott; Robert Baker; Mr. Baker's father; DAG Jobil Cyriac; Timothy Smith, Esq.; Marcie Mackolin, Esq.; Joseph Shafto; Tadeusz Koziol; Andrew Pacucci


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of February 03, 2011
Approved
Note: Marty Barrett's questions regarding PFRS funding will be sent to Janet Cranna for
written response. Janet's response will be noted in the minutes from this meeting

Minutes from the meeting of February 14, 2011
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of February 14, 2011
Executive Session Minutes - Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1=

Active and Retired Death Lists For February 24, 2011.
Approved

C-2= Retirement List
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

DECISION

D-1 (+) Baker, Robert

Irvington Township  
11/1/2006
1.) Honorable Service - Partial
forfeiture of service and salary from November 1, 2005 to October 31, 2006.
2.) Ordinary Disability - Denied
D-2 Kjems, Eric
Carteret Borough
3/1/2010
Denied
D-3 Monthly OD Grid  
  
Approved Adamonis, Mark - Clark Township - effective January 1, 2011
Dato, Cheryl - Middlesex County - effective January 1, 2011
Flukey, Stephen - Southern State Corr. Fac. - effective July 1, 2011
Lawhorn, Jeffrey Paul - JJC/Med. Sec. Fac. - effective August 1, 2010
Lorenzo, Frank - Jersey City - effective February 1, 2011
Smalley, Michael -
Middlesex County - effective
January 1, 2011



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

(+) Koziol, Tadeusz
Bergen County
7/1/2010
12/14/2009
A.) Honorable Service - Tabled for adjudication of charges. B.) Accidental Disability

E-2

Coon, Christopher
Union County
1/1/2011
12/2/2008
Approved

E-3

Rainforth, James
Orange City
2/1/2003
6/7/2002
Approved reinstatement from
disability

E-4

Harris, Darren
Gloucester Township
12/1/2010
3/24/2009
Approved

E-5

Schoen, Brian
Township of Chesterfield
4/1/2011
10/12/2001
5/4/2010
Tabled for additional information from employer. Granted Interim Ordinary Disability.

E-6

Gorman, Mark
Pleasantville City
3/1/2011
4/27/2006
Approved

E-7

Halasz, Louis
Perth Amboy City
4/1/2011
11/7/2008
Approved

E-8

(+) Marales, Ricardo
Human Service Police
1/1/2011
1/20/2010
Approved
E-9
Killeen, Kevin
Newark City
8/1/2010
7/26/2009
Approved

E-10

Irwin, John
Dept. of Environmental Protection
4/1/2011
2/4/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 6-3; Trustees Barrett, Culliton, Hall nae)

E-11

Muller, Thomas
Borough of Clementon Police
12/1/2010
2/20/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Service

E-12

Jancew, Vasil
Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women
11/1/2010
6/4/2006
Tabled for additional information
from employer

E-13

Pallotta, Guy
Department of Corrections
11/1/2010
10/4/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Culliton nae)

E-14

Battista, Lauralee
Middlesex Borough
7/1/2010
11/21/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-15

(+) Shafto, Joseph
Asbury Park City
8/1/2010
5/9/2009
Approved with a one year re-exam.
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-16

Fryling, Edward
Galloway Township Police
2/1/2011
6/23/2009 10/11/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-17

Bailey, Steven
Juv. Justice Comm./NJ Train SC
1/1/2011
7/1/2010
Approved

E-18

Jones, Colleen
Winslow Township
9/1/2010
6/18/2008 3/25/2009
Approved

E-19

Mota, Gerlin
Northern State Prison
9/1/2010
9/9/2008
Tabled for IME clarification
E-20
Trent, Rhamon
Albert C. Wagner Youth Correction Fac.
8/1/2010
6/17/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Cullilton nae)


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+
Richards, James - Piscataway Township - Creditable compensation
Approved (Retirement Bureau)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Gonzalez, Doris - Newark City - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2
Suanno, John - Jackson Township - Initial Decision ALJ reversed
Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Rejected ALJ's decision. Noted the exceptions. The Board advised the Secretary to draft
Final Administrative Determination. (Vote: 7-2; Trustees Mikutsky; Culliton nae)
G-3
D'Elia, Dino - City of Newark - Initial Decision ALJ reversed
Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Tabled per request from attorney
G-4
Bonifazi, Eric - Mount Laurel Township - Initial Decision ALJ
upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted ALJ's decision. Noted exceptions and reply to exceptions.
G-5
Annillo, John - Union City - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's
decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted ALJ's decision.
G-6
Crawford, Anthony - Hudson County - Initial Decision ALJ upheld
Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted ALJ's decision with modification
G-7
Douglas, Kenneth - City of Newark - Initial Decision ALJ reversed
Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted ALJ's decision. (Retirement Bureau)
G-8
Hodavance, John - Hillside Township - Initial Decision ALJ upheld
Board' decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits. POSTPONED UNTIL
MARCH.
G-9
Rando, Deborah - Atlantic City - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the
Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted ALJ's decision. Noted exceptions and reply to exceptions.



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Irizarry, Wilson - Passaic County - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits.
Denied request for new IME and approved hearing request.
H-2+
Farina, Lori - Runnemede Borough - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-3
Marino, Thomas - Edison Township - Appeals denial of Ordinary Disability
retirement benefits.
Approved
H-4
Mazzone, Mark - Corrections-Adult Daig. & Treat - Appeals denial of Ordinary
Disability Retirement benefits and the forfeiture of all his PFRS service and salary.
Approved
H-5+
Thomas, David - Plainfield City - A.) Reconsideration
B.)Hearing Request
Appeals total forfeiture of all PFRS service and salary.
A.) Reconsideration - Approved - (Vote 8-1; Trustee Foti nae)
B.) Reaffirmed previous determination of total forfeiture of service and salary (Vote:7-2;
Trustees Culliton, Hall nae)
C.) Hearing Request - Approved
H-6
Jetti, Willie - Essex County - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement
benefits.
Approved
H-7
Ellis, Herman - Harrison Town (Hudson). - Appeals suspension of
his monthly Disability retirement allowance.
Tabled for one month pending Attorney General's review and advice.
H-8
Hall, Francis - Wall Township - Appeals decision to deny the holiday pay as noncreditable compensation in the PFRS.
Tabled pending the results of the Division's investigation. (External Audit)



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+

Sinnott, Robert - Membership Request Enrollment (overage 35)
Denied



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1

Marles, Jason - Ocean Gate Borough - Accidental Death
Tabled for additional information from employer.



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Trial Balance as of December 31, 2010
Noted
L-2
Certifying Officer Letters Online Application Requirement for Purchase of Service Credit
Noted
L-3
Certifying Officer Letters Online Application Requirement for Withdrawals
Noted
L-4
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted
L-5
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of January 2011
Noted
L-6
Common Pension Fund E as of September 30, 2010
Noted
L-7
Common Pension Fund E as of October 31, 2010
Noted
L-8
Common Pension Fund A as of November 30, 2010
Noted
L-9
Common Pension Fund E as of November 30, 2010
Noted
L-10
Trial Balance as of January 31, 2011
Noted
L-11+
Appellate Division Decisions Francis J. Mcgovern, Jr., Esq. vs Rutgers University decision
regarding Open Public Meeting Act
Noted
L-12+
State Investment Council Minutes of November 18, 2010
Noted
L-13+
Current Pension Fund Values
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on April 11, 2011.

 
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