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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
APRIL 13, 2009
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 2009 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2008.

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 Deferred - none Special Totals


OPEN SESSION

Called to Order: 10:08 a.m.

Adjourned: 2:30 p.m.

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Fred Beaver; Vince Foti; Sherryl Gordon (left at 12:37); Wayne Hall; Mark Kandrac; Richard Loccke; Rich Mikutsky; ; John Sierchio;


Absent: Laurel Brennan; Frank Leake

Also Present: Wendy Jamison; DAG Kellie Pushko; Lisa Pointer; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; John Megariotis; Henry Matwiejewicz; Janet Cranna, Buck Consultants; DAG Eileen DenBleyker; Steven Spigelmyer; Sherri Spigelmyer; Phillip Titzell, Stuart Alterman, Esq.; Michael Magee, Esq.; Richard Bendell; Christopher Stahl; William Stahl; Dennis Durkin, Esq.; D. William Subin, Esq.; Patrick Murphy; Nicholas Selac, Esq.; C. Estrella; Justin Talloy, Esq.; Joseph S. Nah; Ian Shaw; Sgt. Dominick Torchia Jr.; Dominick Torchia, Sr.; Brian Volvz, NJEA; Steve Eckel, FOP; Blondell Stewart; Kevin Ousley; Frederick Miceli, Esq.; Ted Crabowski, PBA 152; Steven Kossup, Esq.;
   
Also Present: Debbie Lane; Tina Bullock; Shirlene Scott; Michael Kanicik, PBA 152
 


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of March 09, 2009
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1

Administrative Code for Publication PFRS Regulation ( NJAC 17:4-4.1) Proposed Changes to Rules on Creditable Compensation
Approved (Trustee Kandrac abstained)

B-2+
Actuary Valuation Report Actuary-Janet H. Cranna
Accepted as presented


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

C-2 Return to Employment
Approved
C-3 Retirement List
Approved w/modification - Robert Holmes removed from list (Vote: 7-2; Trustees Hall, Barrett nae)


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability   

.

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

DECISION

D-1

Blow, Angela
City of Paterson
4/1/2008
Involuntary - Tabled for another IME (Trustee Loccke recused)

D-2

Spigelmyer, Steven J.
Boro of Surf City
9/1/2008
Involuntary Chapter 428 - Approved

D-3

Monthly OD Grid

.

.

Approved (see below)
(Trustee Loccke recused regarding Carmen Jimenez)

D-4 Hopper, David
City Of Paterson
2/1/2009
Involuntary Chapter 428 - Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)
D-5 Voorhees, Gerard
City of Jersey City
5/1/2009
Involuntary Chapter 428 - Approved
D-6 Titzell, Phillip
Mansfield Twp. Police Dept.
5/1/2009
Involuntary - Denied

ORDINARY DISABILITY GRID

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, 2009 and earlier.

Member's Name

Effective Date

P/F

Employer

Carroll, Michael E

05/09

P

Pine Hill Borough

Ellis, Ray Roscoe Jr

11/08

P

Atlantic City

Hester, Jeffrey D

02/09

F

East Orange City

Jannarone, Jeffrey P

03/09

P

Rutgers University

Jimenez, Carmen I

06/09

P

Passaic County 4

Pavan, David G

12/08

P

Bridgewater Twp

Total = 6


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

.

MEMBERS NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

Decision

E-1

Smith, James
Morris County Sheriff's Office
10/1/2008
1/3/2008
Tabled per attorney's request

E-2

Patinho, Eduaro
Newark Police Dept.
7/1/2008
10/9/2004
Approved

E-3

Napolillo, Kimberly Dept. Of Corrections
9/1/2006
1/16/2006
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-4

Murphy, Patrick
Dept. Of Corrections Yardville
11/1/2008
3/8/2002
Tabled for clarification from the IME - Granted Interim Ordinary Disability

E-5

Boyd, Jeffrey
Dept. of Corrections-Trenton
12/1/1986
.
Denied reinstatement from Accidental Disability; still considered totally and permanently disabled

E-6

Nass, Scottt
Union County
2/1/2009
9/10/2007
Tabled for clarification from the IME.

E-7

Lind, Brian
Twp. Of Teaneck
10/1/2007
3/22/2005
(Trustee Loccke recused) Approved

E-8

Wright, Thomas
Department of Corrections Trenton
9/1/2008
7/24/2007
Approved

E-9

Bergus, Bazyt
Newark Pokice Department
1/1/2008
4/5/1997
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-10

Lovett, Jerome
City of Newark
7/1/2008
8/27/2007
Approved

E-11

Campione, John
Boro of Paramas
2/1/2009
12/22/2007
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-12

Baker, Louis
Edna Mahan Correctional Fac.
12/1/2008
5/25/2005 5/6/2008
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-13

Melendez, Manuel

City of Union City

3/1/2009

12/23/2007

Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-14 Durrant, Phillip
Brigatine City
1/1/2009
2/2/2006
Approved
E-15 Pace, Karen
South Woods State Prison
8/1/2008
5/16/2006
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-16 Shaw, Ian
Ridgefield Police Dept.
2/1/2009
2/7/2008
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-17 Scheicher, Eugene
Borough of Spotswood
3/1/2009
9/19/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-18 Wonski, Jarett
Middlesex County
1/1/2008
10/15/2006
1/28/2007
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
(Trustee Foti abstained)
E-19 Strader, Alan
Juvenile Justice Commission
12/1/2008
4/7/2007
4/8/2007
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
E-20 Torchia, Dominck
City of Paterson
5/1/2009
1/4/2008
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused; Trustee Foti abstained)
E-21 Estrella, Cesar
City of Newark
4/1/2009
7/28/2007
Approved
E-22 Anuario, James
Jackson Township
9/1/2008
11/9/2006
12/1/2006
9/10/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-23 Longo, Dominic
Camden Bd. of Chosen Freeholders
9/1/2008
5/15/2007
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
E-24 Stewart, Blondell
Passaic County Sheriff's Dept.
4/1/2009
1/29/2008
Denied Involuntary Accidental, Offer Deferred
(Trustees Loccke, Foti recused)
E-25 Pinto, Anabela
Newark Police Dept.
4/1/2010
2/22/2007
Approved
E-26 McClendon, David
Newark Police Dept.
7/1/2008
7/5/2007
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-27 Suanno, John
Jackson Twp.
11/1/2008
12/1/2006 9/10/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1

Delcollo, Gino - Hudson County
Denied application for Deferred Retirement (Vote: 8-1; Trustee Barrett nae)

F-2+
Ousley, Kevin - Middlesex County -
Honorable Service: Partial Forfeiture final year service and salary
(Trustee Foti abstained)
Service Retirement: Approved
(Trustee Foti abstained)
F-3+
Stahl, Christopher - Rockaway Township -
Denied application for Deferred Retirement (Vote: 7-1-1; Trustee Barrett nae; Trustee Loccke recused)
F-4+
DeAngelis, John - Egg Harbor Township -
Honorable Service: No Forfeiture
Special Retirement: Reaffirmed approval of Special Retirement


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Carmichael, Bruce - Dept. of Cor. Vroom-Jones Farm - Appellate Division Decisions
Noted
G-2
Horner, Richard - Bordentown Twp. - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted ALJ decision grating Accidental Disability effective August 1, 2007 (Retirement Bureau)
G-3
Patounas, Anthony - Garden St Recp & Youth Corr Ctr - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Tabled
G-4
Goode, Brian - Keansburg Borough - Initial Decision ALJ affirmed Board's decision and denied widow's allowance and payment of group life insurance.
Tabled
G-5
Lucignano, Domenick - Hoboken City - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-6
Hemsey, Abraham - City of Trenton - Supreme Court Decisions
Noted (Retirement Bureau)
G-7

Davis, Sharon - Newark City - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

West, Louise - State Parole Board - Appeals denial to extend her mandatory retirement date.
Denied Administrative Hearing: PFRS Board Secretary to prepare Final Administrative Determination

H-2
Crawford, Anthony - Hudson County - Appeals denial of Accidental Disabiity retirement benefits
Approved
H-3
Gonzalez, Ruben - Hudson County - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-4
Del Valle, Mariano - Lakewood Township - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-5
Vogel, Roger - Juv. Jus. Comm./Medium Sec. Fac. - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-6
Weiman, Ronald - Mount Holly Township - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1

None


Death Claim Issues

K-1

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1

Common Pension Fund E as of July 31, 2008
Noted

L-2
Common Pension Fund D as of October 31, 2008
Noted
L-3
Common Pension Fund B as of December 31, 2008
Noted
L-4
Common Pension Fund E as of August 31, 2008
Noted
L-5
Trial Balance as of October 31, 2008
Noted
L-6
Trial Balance as of November 30, 2008
Noted
L-7

Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy#14800 Benefit Claims for the Month of February 2009
Noted

L-8
Trial Balance as of December 31, 2008
Noted
L-9
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted

 

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on June 08, 2009.

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