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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
APRIL 12, 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

Service Adobe PDF (8K) Deferred - none
Special Adobe PDF (24K) Totals Adobe PDF (7K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:01 AM

Adjourned: 12:30 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Laurel Brennan; Susanne Culliton; Vincent Foti; Sherryl Gordon; Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Richard Mikutsky; John Sierchio


Absent: Mark Kandrac

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Douglas Dinkler; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; Christopher Orosz; Eric Rowland; Andrew M. Kulick, Esq.; Edward O'Rourke; Michael Davis; Hazel Davis; Sean Sirignano; Marie Guzman; Frances Sporer; Gary Allen; Rosemary Allen; Michael Kaniak; Ted Grabowski; Stefanie Maloney; Stephen McDermott


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of March 8, 2010
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of February 25, 2010
Approved with the stipulation that the questions asked of the Actuary will be responded to in future minutes (Trustee Mikutsky abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of March 8, 2010
Executive session minutes of March 8, 2010 - Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

none



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1=

Retirement List
Approved

C-2= Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

DECISION

D-1

(+) Orosz,

Middlesex County
8/1/2009
Honorable Service - Total Forfeiture
(Vote: 8-1-1; Trustee Mikutsky nae; Trustee Foti abstained)
D-2 (+) Rowland, Eric

City of Bayonne
11/1/2005
Reconsideration - Approved
Reactivation of Involuntary Ordinary Disability application - Approved
D-3 (+) O'Rourke, Edward

Hardyston Township
2/1/2008
Reinstatement from Disability Retirement Approved
D-4 Monthly OD Grid
  
4/1/2010
Kleinow, Karl - Passaic
County - Approved effective
03/01/2009
Lewis, Stephanie - Albert C. Wagner YCF - Approved effective 04/01/2010
Nagy, Melissa - Middlesex County - Approved effective 09/01/2009
Saduk, Jo-Ann Lee - DOC, Bayside State - Approved
effective 01/01/2010
Shields, Edmond - Berlin Borough - Approved effective 03/01/2010
D-5 Tomasula, Mark

County of Sussex
12/1/2009
Involuntary Chapter 428. Approved



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Leonard, Robert

Newark Police Department
10/1/2007
9/10/2006
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary (Motion by Trustee Culliton seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)

E-2

Davis, Michael

City of New Brunswick
12/1/2008
9/3/2006
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental Disability. Case remains in the OAL. (Motion by Trustee Culliton seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)

E-3

Bailey, Robin

Voorhees Township
1/1/2006
5/31/1996 3/11/2005
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental Disability. Case remains in the OAL.
(Motion by Trustee Culliton seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)

E-4

(+) Sirignano, Sean

Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility
10/1/2009
10/7/2006
10/16/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Motion by Trustee Culliton seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)

E-5

(+) Sporer, Francis

Middlesex County
11/1/2008
9/6/2007
Reconsidered and granted Interim Ordinary Disability. Case remains in OAL.
(Motion by Trustee Culliton seconded by Trustee Mikutsky; Trustee Foti abstained)

E-6

O'Brien, Richard

Hamilton Township
2/1/2008
1/15/2006
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental Disability. Case remains in the OAL.
(Motion by Trustee Culliton seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)

E-7

(+) Guzman, Marie

Juv. Jus. Comm./ Medium Sec. Fac.
6/1/2009
5/5/1999
8/23/2002
12/9/2003 8/23/2007
Reconsidered and Denied Accidenal Disability. Continue collecting Ordinary Disability.
(Motion by Trustee Culliton seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)

E-8

Rodriguez, Carmen

Camden City
11/1/2009
5/31/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary (Chapter 428 - with copy of resolution)
(Motion by Trustee Culliton seconded by Trustee Mikutsky; Trustee Loccke recused)

E-9

(+) Allen, Gary

Roxbury Township
2/1/2010
1/1/2009
Approved
(Motion by Trustee Culliton seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)

E-10

Lagana, Louis

Township of Winslow
11/1/2009
4/8/2009
Approved with a 2 year re-exam
(Motion by Trustee Culliton seconded by Trustee Hall)

E-11

Maloney, Ryan
Toms River Township
4/1/2010
9/6/2006 10/19/2008
Approved
(Motion by Trustee Culliton seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)

E-12

Bates, Brian

Gloucester Township
2/1/2010
12/29/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Motion by Trustee Culliton seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)

E-13

Paranto, Thomas

City of Passaic
3/1/2010
5/2/2009
Approved
(Motion by Trustee Culliton seconded by Trustee Foti; Trustee Loccke recused)

E-14

Hundemann, Wayne

Carteret Borough
7/1/2010
8/17/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Motion by Trustee Culliton seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)

E-15

Stillitano, Paul

Elizabeth City
1/1/2010
11/27/2005 4/6/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Motion by Trustee Culliton seconded by Trustee Mikutsky; Trustee Foti abstained)

E-16

Walsh, William

Essex County
4/1/2008
10/7/2004
Reconsidered and found no longer disabled. Handle like a reinstatement. Case remains in OAL.
(Motion by Trustee Culliton seconded by Trustee Mikutsky; Trustee Loccke recused)

E-17

Paunas, Matthew

East Jersey State Prison
3/1/2010
12/12/2008
Approved
(Motion by Trustee Culliton seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)

E-18

Murphy, Quentin

Dept. of Corrections, Union County
4/1/2010
12/24/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Motion by Trustee Culliton seconded by Trustee Mikutsky; Trustee Foti abstained)

E-19

Money, Jeffrey

City of Camden
10/1/2009
7/4/2002
Approved
(Motion by Trustee Culliton seconded by Trustee Mikutsky; Trustee Loccke recused)


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+

Jason, Swan - Mount Holly Twp. - Request for retirement benefits under Chapter
428
A.) Reaffirm no change in PFRS enrollment date.
B.) Approved, member is entitled to 50% benefit at 20 years.
C.) Denied, member is not entitled to additional 3% per year between 20 - 25 years.



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Taylor, John - Garden State Recp & Youth Corr CTR - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law
Approved
G-2
Thomas, Pamela - Juv. Jus. Comm./NJ Train SC - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
York, Curtis - Chester Township - Appeals Mandatory Retirement date.
Denied - The Board directed the Secretary to draft a Final Administrative Determination
H-2
Dryer, Keith - Bergen County - Forfeiture of his pension.
Approved (Trustees Loccke, Barrett recused)
H-3
#3-49700 - Township of West Windsor - Appeals denial of Fire and Emergency Services
Specialist/Lieutenants were denied participation in PFRS.
Appeals "Grandfathering" of existing emergency services Specialists and Lieutenants.
Approved (Trustee Culliton recused)
H-4
Hill, David - City of Newark - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits.
Approved (DAG Pushko recused)
H-5
Tilley, Douglas - Town of Kearny - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved
H-6
Russo, Joseph - Washington Township - Appeals denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-7
Cicenia, William - Morris County - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-8
Onesti, Christopher - NJ Transit Corporation - Appeals denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-9 Cutrufello, Jon - Union County - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-10
Ramos, Johnny - Passaic County - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-11
Martin, Douglas - Neptune Township - Appeals denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved (Trustee Loccke recused)
H-12
Finnegan, Leonard - City of Camden - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-13
McMahon, Andrew - UnionTownship - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Reconsidered and approved Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective 9/1/2009.
(Vote: 9-1; Trustee Loccke nae) (Retirement Bureau)
H-14 Korytny, Vadim - Bergen County - Appeals forfeiture of service and salary.
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1

Trial Balance as of July 31, 2009
Noted

L-2
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 for the month of January 2010.
Noted
L-3
Common Pension Fund A as of July 31, 2009.
Noted
L-4
Common Pension Fund B as of July 31, 2009.
Noted
L-5
Common Pension Fund D as of December 31, 2009.
Noted
L-6
Common Pension Fund B as of September 30, 2009.
Noted
L-7
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims.
Noted
L-8
Common Pension Fund B as of October 31, 2009.
Noted
L-9
Common Pension Fund D as of January 31, 2010.
Noted
L-10
Trial Balance as of August 31, 2009.
Noted
L-11
Trial Balance as of September 30, 2009.
Noted
L-12
Trial Balance as of October 31, 2009.
Noted
L-13
Legislation Chapter 1, P.L. 2010.
Noted
L-14
Legislation Chapter 2 P.L. 2010
Noted
L-15
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted
L-16
Memos Deadline for PFRS Training Requirements
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on May 17, 2010.

Please note that the meeting of June 14, 2010 has been rescheduled to June 7, 2010.

 
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