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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
April 14, 2008
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 2008 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 28, 2007.

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’ website 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 Deferred Special Totals


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:07 a.m.

Adjourned: 5:10 p.m.

Roll Call:

John Sierchio; Mark Kandrac; Rich Mikutsky; Vince Foti; Frank Leake; Wayne Hall; Sherryl Gordon (left at 2:20 p.m.); Susanne Culliton (State Treasurer’s designated representative); Richard Loccke


Absent:  Tom Murphy

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; DAG Eileen DenBleyker; DAG Dawn Harris
   
Division Staff:

Wendy Jamison; Gail Griffin; Lisa Pointer; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Kathy Coates; Debbie Lane; Bill Tedder; Mike Czyzyk; Sharon Palmer; Fred Beaver

   
Members, Counsel, Employers, Consultants:
 

Steven Kossup, Esq.; William Grosse; Craig Gumpel, Esq.; Patrick Cornell; Darlene Cornell; Charles Uliano, Esq.; William Braker; Marco Manzi; John Clifton; John Kelly; Tony Pabasso; Edward Woltman; Chris Maher; Tom Hiltner; Thomas Thorn; Charles Schlager, Esq.; Steven Addezio; Denise Barnes; Timothy Smith, Esq.; Anthony Puccino; David Ramos; Denzel McClutcher; Daniel McElnea; William Tartis; Chauncey Brown; Dan LoBue; Kevin Houghton; Steve McGinley; Karmen Khalfin; Samuel Clark

   
Union Groups, etc.:
  George Borek, IAFF; Steve Eckel; FOP; Regina Herz


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of March 10, 2008 - Approved


OPEN SESSION

Finance

A-1

Trial Balance as of September 30, 2007 - Approved

A-2 Trial Balance as of October 31, 2007 - Approved
A-3 Common Pension Fund A as of January 31, 2008 - Approved
A-4 Common Pension Fund B as of January 31, 2008 - Approved
A-5 Trial Balance as of November 30, 2007 - Approved
A-6 Trial Balance as of December 31, 2007 - Approved
A-7 Common Pension Fund E as of October 31, 2007 - Approved
A-8

Common Pension Fund A as of February 29, 2008 - Approved

A-9

Common Pension Fund B as of February 29, 2008 - Approved



OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1

Administrative Code for Publication Proposed Amendments:  N.J.A.C. 17:4.2.1, 2.2 and 2.6
and 17:4-5.3;  Proposed New Rule:  17:4-2.4 - Approved for publication
(Vote: 7:1:1: Trustee Loccke Nae; Trustee Culliton abstained)

B-2+

Medford Township - Chapter 204 PFRS Title Review - Denied Fire Marshal title
(Vote: 7:1:1: Trustee Culliton abstained; Trustee Loccke recused)

B-3+ DAG advice on Patterson, Moore, Guadagno - Noted
B-4+

Proposed Resolution (no retroactive application of the Patterson decision) - Adopted



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

 Active and Retired Death Lists - Approved

C-2 Retirement List - Approved
C-3 Chapt. 104 PFRS - Approved
C-4 Return to Employment - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

Item
No.
Member Name
No.
Employer
Effective
Date
Board’s Decision
D-1 Feltri, Sean
County of Ocean 9/1/2005 A) Honorable Service
B) Ordinary Disability
Postponed per member’s request due to pending litigation
D-2 Cassidy, Dan
Bayside State Prison 4/1/2008 Approved
D-3 Hartgrove, Gary
Twp. of Franklin 10/1/2007 Approved

D-4

Monthly OD Grid

.

.

(see below)

D-5

Ortiz-Prause, Dalia

Passaic County

4/1/2008

Approved; c. 428
(Trustee Loccke recused)

Monthly OD Grid (D-4)

The Board of Trustees, on the basis of the medical examination and other documentation presented, approved the following Ordinary Disability retirements.  Future examinations were waived with the exceptions of those noted with *.   The Board waived the 30-day waiting period with an effective date of March 1, 2008 and earlier.
                                                           

Member's Name

Effective Date

P/F

Employer

Ayers, Roger W Jr

03/08

P

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Frhldrs

Clugsten, David F

03/08

P

Department of Correction

Greenberger, Amy Marie

02/08

P

Jackson Township

Isaac, Morris R Jr.

05/08

P

Edna Mahan Corr Fac For Women

Jasmine, Charles V

09/07

P

Bergen County

Lemke, Lawrence R

08/07

F

Jersey City Fire Dept.

Mcewan, Donald R   **

12/07

P

Passaic County

Mcgrath, George R Iii

03/08

F

Cranford Township

Mcnair, Tracy

11/07

P

Burlington County/Payroll Dept

Mott, Virginia L

12/07

P

South Woods Prison-Dept. of Corr.

Orourke, Edward F Jr  **

02/08

P

Hardyston Township

Rodriguez, Carlos J Sr 

11/07

P

Atlantic County

Roun, Terry Kieth

01/08

P

Correct-Bayside State Prison

Tomaskovic, Aaron M

12/07

P

Edna Mahan Corr. Facility

** (Trustee Loccke recused)
Total = 14



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

Item
No.

MEMBER'S NAME, NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

BOARD’S DECISION

E-1

Bailey, Andrew

Mountainview Youth Corr. Facility

8/1/2007

10/27/1996
12/10/2003

A)  Honorable Service - Partial Forfeiture  Service & Salary from 1/2004 thru 12/2004
B)  Accidental Disability - Denied Accidental Disability; Granted Ordinary Disability

E-2 +

Bergus, Bazyt

Newark City

1/1/2008

3/23/1997

Approved request to file for Accidental Disability

E-3 +

Grosse, William

Hamilton Twp. Fire Dept.

5/1/2008

5/18/2006

Denied Accidental Disability; Granted Ordinary Disability

E-4

Martinez, Alexander

North Hudson Reg. Fire and Rescue

2/1/2007

9/11/2001

Tabled until May 12, 2008 meeting; approved as final postponement request

E-5 +

McClutcher, Denzal

West Orange Township

11/1/2006

7/9/2004
1/18/2006

Reconsidered; Denied Accidental Disability; Continue Ordinary Disability

E-6

Thomas, Pamela

Juvenile Justice Commission

11/1/2007

6/12/2003
11/18/2006

Denied Accidental Disability; Granted Ordinary Disability

E-7

Miller, Bruce

Township of Lower

10/1/2006

7/11/2006

A) Honorable Service- Partial Forfeiture service and salary from 10/1999 through termination
B) Accidental Disability- Approved

E-8

Gustoso, Jerry

Hudson County

3/1/2007

12/23/2004

Denied Accidental Disability; Granted Ordinary Disability  (Vote:5:1:1 Trustee Culliton nae; Trustee Kandrac abstained)

E-9

McFadden, Daniel

City of Bayonne

5/1/2008

11/12/2004

Approved

E-10 +

Cornell, Patrick

Jersey City Fire Dept.

11/1/2006

9/11/2001

Denied Request to change from Ordinary Disability to Accidental Disability

E-11 +

Barnes, Denise

County of Essex

4/1/2008

5/17/1997

Approved (Trustee Loccke recused)

E-12 +

Ramos, David

Newark Police

9/1/2006

6/11/2005

Reconsidered;  Denied Accidental Disability; Granted Ordinary Disability; Case remains in OAL.

E-13 +

McElnea, Daniel

County of Essex

4/1/2008

1/4/2007

Approved

 



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+

Weldon, Terrance - Asbury Park City - Dependency Request - Denied; no hardship; spouse does not rely on pension benefit for maintenance

F-2+

Braker, William - Jersey City -
A.) Honorable Service -
B.) Restoration of Benefits -
Tabled in order to obtain the allocution transcript and the sentencing transcript.
(Trustee Loccke recused)



OPEN SESSION

G-1
Caprio, Donna - Monmouth County/Hall of Records - Appellate Division Decisions - Court affirms the Board's decision to deny purchase of additional service as credit in the PFRS - Noted
G-2

Van Natta, Debra - Clinton Township - Hearing Withdrawals - Noted

G-3

Wright, David - City of Trenton - Settlement Agreements - Rejected

G-4

Cooper, Toney - Plainfield City - Hearing Withdrawals - Noted

G-5

Sellers, Glenn - Essex County College - Appellate Division Decisions - Approved enrollment in PFRS  (Trustee Sierchio recused) (Enrollment Bureau)

G-6

Guadagno, Joseph - Albert C. Wagner Youth Corr Facility - Appellate
Division Decisions - for information and discussion purposes only - Noted



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1+

Rovito, Richard - Weehawken Township - Appeals denial for Deferred retirement
benefits - Denied reconsideration; approved hearing request   (Trustee Loccke recused)

H-2

Dickson, Wayne - Salem City - Appeals administrative denial regarding settlement
agreement - Approved

H-3

Melvin, Eugene - Dept. Environmental Protection - Appeals denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits - Approved

H-4

Kushner, Stuart - Dept. of Corrections Vroom-Jones Farm - Appeals
the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits - Approved

H-5

Penuel, Scott - Pitman Borough - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits - Approved

H-6

Horner, Richard - Bordentown Twp. - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits - Approved

H-7
Ricks, Richard - Mercer County - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability - Approved
H-8

Fulse, Joseph - Mountain View Correctional Facility - Appeals denial
of Accidental Disability retirement benefits - Approved

H-9

Pomponio, Ronald - Newark City - Appeals denial of Ordinary Disability retirement
benefits - Approved

H-10+

Manzi, Marco - Paterson City - employer is appealing denial of Ordinary Disability
retirement - Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+1

John Clifton - City of Margate - Eligibility to enroll into PFRS - Denied
(Vote: 6:2: Trustees Kandrac and Mikutsky  nae)

J-2+

Thorn, Thomas - Medford Township - Eligibility to enroll into PFRS - Denied 
(Trustee Loccke recused)

J-3

Tartis, William - Newark City - Request to Purchase - Approved   (Trustee Sierchio recused) (Purchase Section)



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1

Appellate Division Decisions regarding John Redden vs PERS - Noted

L-2
State Ethics Commission Determination - Noted
L-3
State Investment Council Minutes from the January 17, 2008 meeting - Noted
L-4

Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 for February 2008 - Noted

L-5
State Investment Council Minutes from the February 21, 2008 meeting - Noted
L-6 PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos for February 2008 - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on May 12, 2008, starting at 9:30 a.m.

 

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