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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
MARCH 14, 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 (7K) Deferred - none
Special Adobe PDF (29K) Totals Adobe PDF (20K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:12 AM

Adjourned: 2:42 PM

Roll Call:

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


Absent: Laurel Brennan

Also Present: DAG Danielle Schimmel; Hank Schwedes; Lisa Pointer; Peter Andreyev, NJSPBA;
Beth Pisano; Valerie McManus; Trooper Sorrentino; Daniel Thornton; Noel Conyers;
Gerald Miller, Esq.; Richard Bowman; Jessica Kirkland; Jaysahn Veal; Sukhbir
Hundal; Sharon Fenstermacher; John Sloth; Kara Ansley; Mark Casey; Cheryl
Chianese; Albert Buglione, Esq.; Mario Recinos; Ralph Benzivengo; John Furlong,
Esq.; Marc Greenfield; Joyce Brooks; Christopher Lynch; Samuel Halpern, Esq.; Paul
Tyshchenko, Esq.; Mike Denham; Paul Kleinbaum, Esq.; DAG Jeff Ignatowitz;
Raymond Heineman, Esq.; Cheryl Lee; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; Matthew Curran, Esq,;
Robert Licamara; Bobbijean Licamara (spouse); Ryan Vandalinde; Henry Farrell;
Samuel Halpern, Esq.; Robert Albanowski; Mrs. Albanowski; Joseph Camp; Trista Camp


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of February 8, 2016
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of February 8, 2016
Approved Executive Session Minutes


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 Monthly OD Grid     Abello, Anthony Jr.; Monmouth County; effective 9/15;
Martinez, Harry; Corrections Adult Diag &
Treatment; effective12/15;
Ransom, Mayra C; Hudson County; effective
3/16;
Rial, John; Woodbridge Township; effective 11/15; Westphal, William J; Gloucester Township;
effective 12/15;
Conway, John; Perth Amboy; effective 1/16;
Gadsden, Elijah; East Orange City; effective 10/15;
Glopsie, Francis; Hamilton Twp.; effective 4/16;
Lopez; Eileen, Rutgers University; effective 2/16;
Marrero, Anthony; Passaic County; effective 11/15;
Moreno,Jeffrey; Linden City; effective 11/15;
Nobles, Denise; Dept. of Corrections; effective 11/14;
See Bd Decision Approved.
In a separate motion the Board approved Involuntary Ordinary Disability retirement benefits effective December 1, 2015 for William Westphal and noted that he is ineligible to file for for Accidental Disability



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

    

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Kelly, Patricia
Camden County
Regional Police
2/1/2016 12/17/2014 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-2

Tribbitt, Curtis
Hamilton Township 1/1/2016 9/12/2014 Approved with an 18 month reevaluation

E-3

Licamara, Robert

South Hackensack
Township
8/1/2015 2/12/2015 Approved with a 2 year re-evaluation

E-4

Ruiz, Audeliz
City of Camden 1/1/2016 12/1/2013 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-5

Bonaventure (Siana), Danielle
East Jersey State
Prison
7/1/2015 2/15/2014 Tabled for additional meds

E-6

Farlow, Al-Nisa
Mountainview Youth
Corrections Facility
8/1/2015 1/8/2010
8/8/2014
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-7

Sholomisky, Johannah
South Woods Prison-
Dept of Corrections
11/1/2015 5/30/2015 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-8

Vandalinda, Ryan
Montvale Borough 2/1/2016 11/8/2013
11/22/2014
2/4/2015
Tabled, Grant Interim Ordinary
Disability Tabled for IME
clarification, Granted Interim
Ordinary Disability on the 11-8-13
incident

E-9

Farrell, Henry
Rutherford Borough 3/1/2016 9/11/2001
1/5/2009
4/4/2014
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-10

Sambucci, Gina
Somers Point City 10/1/2015 10/23/2014 Approved with a one year reevaluation

E-11

Dehayes, Daniela
Ringwood Borough 4/1/2016 6/26/2015 Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-12

Dutcher, John
Woodbridge Township 12/1/2015 11/3/2014 Approved

E-13

Scannell, Dennis
Lakewood Township 4/1/2016 12/12/2010 Approved

E-14

Albanowski, Robert
City of Trenton 11/1/2015 11/13/2014 Approved

E-15

Camp, Joseph
City of Bridgeton 2/1/2016 5/31/2014 Approved with an 18 month reevaluation

E-16

Gonzalez, Benito

Camden County
Regional Police
8/1/2014 6/22/2011 1.) Determine if Uricoli Analysis is
required - No Uricoli
2.) Accidental Disability -Denied
Accidental, offer Deferred



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Conyers, Noel - Hudson County - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary from August 1, 2007 until the end of employment
applied retroactively.
F-2 Worden, Frank - Mountainview Youth Correction Facility - Request for Deferred
Retirement
Denied
F-3 Recinos, Mario - Passaic County - Return to Employment
Cancel retirement, re-enroll, repay overpayment of pension. (Vote: 4-3; Trustees Bennett,
Kaniuk, Barrett nae; Trustee Loccke abstained)
F-4+ Bencivengo, Ralph - City of Trenton -
Reinstate pension effective March 14, 2016, withdrawal from OAL. - Approved
F-5 Eady, Kirk - Hudson County -
1.) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of service and salary from July 25, 2005 until the
end of employment applied prospectively (Trustee Loccke recused)
F-6 Faulk, Randy - East Orange City -
1.) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of 1 year service and salary from February 1, 2015
until the end of employment
2.) Service Retirement ( Approved at January BOT) (Vote: 6-1; Trustee Loccke nae;
Trustee Barrett not present for vote)
F-7+ Marion, John - Waldwick Borough - Forfeiture of Pension
(N.J.S.A.43:1-3.1)
Denied request for postponement. The Board voted for total forfeiture pursuant to (N.J.S.A
43:1-3.1(b) (Vote: 6-1; Trustee Barrett nae; Trustee Loccke recused)
F-8+ Brooks, Edward - City of Newark - Request for Dependency due to
incarceration
Approved retroactively
F-9 Lynch, Christopher - Sussex County -
1.) Honorable Service - Total Forfeiture
2.) Request to apply for Accidental Disability retirement benefits - Moot
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Rowand, Edward - Berlin Borough - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the
Board's decision denying Involuntary Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Adopted with modification that the application was made by the Borough not the Petitioner
G-2 Martinez, Olga - City of Newark - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-3+ Revelli, Christopher - City of Camden - Initial Decision Dismissal-
Failure to comply with the Prehearing Order
Adopted ALJ's decision
G-4 Sutton, Robert - Pompton Lakes Borough - Initial Decision ALJ
reversed Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits, with Exceptions
Rejected ALJ's decision and remanded back to the OAL
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Miterko, David - Corrections Adult Diag. - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-2 Spencer, William - Lopatcong Township - Appeals denial of
Accidental Disaability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3 Denham, Michael - Freehold Township - Appeals forfeiture of service and salary
Denied reconsideration, clarified previous motion and granted OAL Hearing.
H-4 Angelo, Mark - Essex County - Appeals denial Retirement Date change
Denied, the Board directed the Secretary to draft a Final Administrative Determination.
H-5 Jackson, Joseph - Township of Berlin - Appeals denial of Leave
time accrued as Creditable Service
Denied, the Board directed the Secretary to draft a Final Administrative Determination.
H-6+ Marranca, Justin - Union County - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Denied reconsideration and approved OAL Hearing.
H-7 Knox, Roderick - Atlantic City -
1.) Hearing Request: Appeals use of disciplinary docs in record
2.) Consolidate with the case appealing denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits in
OAL ( ADMINISTRATIVELY REMOVED )
H-8 Donahue, Peter - Lacey Township - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-9 Carree, Brian - Corrections Baysisde State Prison - Appeals denial
of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-10 Weber, Brendan - Hudson County - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
1.) Request consideration of additional incident - Approved
H-11 Cacoilo, Augusto - Corrections Adult Diagnostics & Treatment - Appeals denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-12 Seminario, Marco - Hudson County - Appeals forefeiture of service and salary
and denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+
#3-49700 - West Windsor - Reconsideration : Eligibility for Enrollment
Tabled for further review (Vote: 5-1; Trustee Colacci nae; Trustee Leake; Loccke recused)
   


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1+ Lee (deceased), Mark - Jersey City Fire Dept. - Accidental Death
Approved
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Dennis Schuck vs PERS
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Edward O'Neill vs PERS
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Connie Buendia vs PERS
Noted
L-4 Direction from the Board
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund E as of January 31, 2016
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund D as of January 31, 2016
Noted
   

OPEN SESSION

Reports

M-1= Outside Legal Council Invoice dated February 29, 2016
Approved (Trustees Culliton, Loccke and DAG Schimmell recused)
M-2 New Business
Motion to note objections by Mr. Knox to the Board's September 16, 2015 decision denying
Accidental Disability and also noted reply by Trustee Middlesworth; Re-affirmed previous
determination. (Trustee Middlesworth recused)
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on March 31, 2016.

 

 
 
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