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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
APRIL 11, 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

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OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:03 AM

Adjourned: 1:50 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Laurel Brennan (left 11:55 a.m.); Susanne Culliton; Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Rich Mikutsky; Mike Postorino; John Sierchio


Absent: Vince Foti; Sherryl Gordon; Richard Loccke

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Mike Czyzyk; Andrew Anselmi, Esq.; Michael Loreto; David Hadsall; Maryann Ryan; Larry Loigman, Esq.; Robert Holmes; Timothy Smith, Esq.; David Rivera; Brian Kowalczyk; George Dougherty, Esq.; James Washington; Craig Gumpel, Esq.; Steven Kossup, Esq.; Elliot George; Timothy R. Smith, Esq.; Paul Kleinbaum, Esq. (not present for vote); George Borek, IAFF; John Wyso; Jarrett Renshaw; James Gally; John Stillwell; Robert W. Fox, FOP


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of March 14, 2011
Approved (Laurel Brennan abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of March 14, 2011
Executive Session Minutes - Approved (Laurel Brennan abstained)


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 Coughlin, Daniel

Corrections Adult Diag. & Treatment

11/1/2004
Review Application for Ordinary Disability. Approved
(Vote: 4-3; Trustees Barrett, Hall, Sierchio nae; DAG Kellie Pushko recused)
D-2 Thomas, Rickey
Union County
6/1/2010
Involuntary Approved
D-3 Messenger, Michael
Cliffside Park Borough
10/1/2009
A.) Honorble Service
b.) Ordinary Disability Tabled per member's request.
D-4 Monthly OD Grid  
 
Approved
Abaza, Mohamed - Haledon Borough, effective 3-1-11
Brown, Warren - Camden City, effective 10-1-10
Darling, Andrew - Morris County, effective 4-1-11
Davis, Craig Henry - South Woods Prison/DOC, effective 2-1-11
McCormack, Carleen - Hudson County, effective 1-1-11
Simonetti, Scott- Belleville Township, effective 6-1-10
Snyder, William - DOC/Adult Diag. & Treat, effective 11-1-10
Tulli, Michael - JJC/Med. Sec. Fac., effective 1-1-11



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Washington, James

City of Orange Township
11/1/2010
4/7/2003
Approved

E-2

(+) McCluney, Reginald
City of Newark
9/1/2010
1/12/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-3

(+) George, Elliot

Passaic County Sheriff's Dept.
11/1/2010
7/27/2007
Tabled for additional information from employer. Granted Interim Ordinary Disability.

E-4

Henderson, Richard
Egg Harbor Township
4/1/2011
4/15/2010
Tabled for IME clarification. Granted
Interim Ordinary Disability.

E-5

Finnemen, Leonard
City of Camden
8/1/2009
7/16/2007
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental Disability. Continue collecting Ordinary Disability. Case remains in the OAL

E-6

Thavisack, Lack
City of Pleasantville
4/1/2010
2/16/2007
Approved

E-7

Rodriguez, Antonio

City of Camden
1/1/2011
2/7/2009
Approved

E-8

(+) Longobardi, James

Department of Environmental Protection
5/1/2011
12/21/2008
Tabled for IME clarification.
E-9

Schoen, Brian

Township of Chesterfield
4/1/2011
5/4/2010
Approved
(Vote: 6-1; Trustee Mikutsky nae)

E-10

Boone, William

City of Camden
1/1/2011
11/15/2008
9/22/2009
Approved

E-11

(+) Brown, Eddie
City of Newark
9/1/2010
3/19/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-12

(+) Wyso, John
Roselle Police Department
 
10/14/2009
Approved
(Trustee Sierchio recused)

E-13

(+) Kowalczyk, Brian
City of Trenton
12/1/2010
3/11/2005 10/12/2005
5/29/2009
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
(Trustee Culliton recused)

E-14

(+) Rivera, David
City of Camden
1/1/2011
1/26/2009
Approved

E-15

DePiano, Gregory
Atlantic City
10/1/2010
11/13/2002
Approved

E-16

Jancew, Vasil
Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women
11/1/2010
6/4/2006
Approved
(Vote: 5-2; Trustees Barrett, Mikutsky nae)

E-17

Minosse, Michael
Gloucester Twp.
2/1/2011
1/27/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 4-3; Trustees Barrett, Hall,
Postorino nae)

E-18

Stevens, Cynthia
Mount Laurel Township
4/1/2011
9/25/2009
Approved

E-19

Fitzpatrick, Deborah
Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders
1/1/2011
5/7/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 6-1; Trustee Barrett nae)


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+
Loreto, Michael - Essex County - Settlement Proposal
Denied
F-2
Chadwick, William - Hudson County - Suspension of Retirement
Benefits
Denied request to continue collecting retirement benefits pending adjudication of charges as
per N.J.A.C. 17:1-1.13. Suspend pension effective June 1, 2011. (Retirement Bureau)
F-3+
Holmes, Robert - Marlboro Township - Suspension of Retirement
Benefits
Denied request to continue collecting retirement benefits pending adjudication of charges as
per N.J.A.C. 17:1-1.13. Suspend pension effective June 1, 2011. (Retirement Bureau)
F-4
Hernandez, Guillermo - City of Clifton - Creditable Compensation.
Tabled per attorney's request.
F-5
Orosz, David - Edison Township - Creditable Compensation.
No action. Pension remains the same. The administrative decision did not impact this
member.
F-6
Young, Paul - Elmwood Park Borough - Creditable Compensation
No Action - Appeal withdrawn per attorney.



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Loatman, Sharon - Bayside State Prison - Settlement Proposal.
Accepted settlement proposal. (Claims Bureau)
G-2
Milano, Marina - Hudson County - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-3+
D'elia, Dino - City of Newark - Initial Decision ALJ reversed Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective 12/1/09.
Adopted ALJ's decision. (Retirement Bureau) (Trustee Sierchio recused)
G-4
Joseph, Barthelemy - Essex County - Initial Decision ALJ upheld
Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted ALJ's decision.
G-5+
Hodavance, John - Hillside Township - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Tabled per attorney's request.
G-6
Gleisberg, Robert - Egg Harbor Township - Appellate Division Decisions
Noted
G-7
Thomas, Pamela - Juv. Jus. Comm./NJ Train SC - Appellate Division Decisions
Noted
G-8
Callamaras, Paul - Matawan Borough - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted ALJ's decision.
G-9
Walsh, William - Essex County - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-10
Testa, Frank - Newark City - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-11+
Suanno, John - Jackson Township - Final Administrative Determinations
Adopted



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Stalowski, Robert - Union County - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-2
McGuire, Allison - Gloucester Township - Appeals denial of Accidental Disabilty
retirement benefits.
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1

Marles, Jason - Borough of Ocean Gate - Accidental Death
Denied (Claims Bureau)



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
PFRS Funding Ratio
Noted
L-2
Investment Council proposed changes to Regulations.
Noted
L-3
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted
L-4
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted
L-5
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Beneftit Claims for the
month of February 2011.
Noted
L-6
Common Pension Fund B as of January 31, 2011.
Noted
L-7
Common Pension Fund A as of February 28, 2011.
Noted
L-8
Common Pension Fund D as of February 28, 2011.
Noted
L-9
Common Pension Fund E as of February 28, 2011.
Noted
L-10
State Investment Council Minutes Held January 12, 2011 at 11:30 AM.
Noted
L-11
State Investment Council Minutes Held January 12, 2011 at 2:30 P.M.
Noted
L-12
Common Pension Fund B as of November 30, 2010.
Noted
L-13
Common Pension Fund E as of December 31, 2010.
Noted
L-14
Common Pension Fund A as of December 31, 2010.
Noted
L-15
Common Pension Fund B as of December 31, 2010.
Noted
L-16
Common Pension Fund A as of January 31, 2011.
Noted
L-17
Update on the Readoption of the PFRS Regulation (NJAC 17:4 et seq.)
Noted
L-18=
Chapter 428 Resolutions
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on May 2, 2011.

 
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