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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
APRIL 9, 2012
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
2012 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2011.

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 (14K) Totals Adobe PDF (7K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:02 AM

Adjourned: 2:45 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Susanne Culliton; Sherryl Gordon (left 11:06, returned 12:37 p.m.); Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke (left 2:30 p.m.); Mike Postorino (left 2:16 p.m.); John Sierchio


Absent: Laurel Brennan; Vince Foti; Richard Mikutsky

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Mark Schwedes; Peter Iossa; William Claxton, Esq.; Douglas Inferrara; Jennifer Inferrara; Mr. Inferrara (Father); Bryon Marshall, Esq.; Sean Richards; Kathleen Coates; Mike Czyzyk; Hank Schwedes; Robert Petry; Timothy Wiss, Esq.; Chief Thomas Freeman; Mike Shiner; Steve Loiacono; DAG Nels Lauritzen; DAG Natalia Chen; DAG Chris Tattory; Mark Lagerkvist, NJ Watchdog; Star Ledger; Robert Fox, FOP; William Meadows, Esq.; Shane Streeter; Investigator Smart; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; Brian Rice; Gerardo Martinez; Louis Barbone, Esq.; Gregory Kowalczyk, Mrs. Kowalczyk; Marcus Colicelli, Esq.; William Subin, Esq.; David Fernandez; Mrs. Fernandez; Luis Velez; Albert Wunsch.; Esq.; John DiGiovanni; Mr. DiGiovanni; Robert Katz; Felix Zamot; Mrs. Zamot


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of March 12, 2012
Approved (Trustee Gordon abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of March 12, 2012
Executive Session - Approved (Trustee Gordon abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1
Mid-election Report from Election America (for Firefighter position)
Noted


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists as of February 28, 2012
Approved

C-2
Active and Retired Death Lists as of March 30, 2012
Approved
C-3=
Retirement List
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 Monthly OD Grid     
 
Approved Baylor, Tara; Garden State Recp. & YCF; effective 12/1/11 in lieu of 1/1/11
Harden, Fred; Hudson County;
effective 2/1/12 in lieu of 1/1/12
McQuade, Todd; East Rutherford Borough; effective 2/1/12 in lieu of 1/1/12
Murphy, Michael; Maywood Borough; effective 3/1/12 in lieu of 1/1/12
Nasca, Mark; DOC; effective 3/1/12
Nieves, David, Newark City; effective 1/1/13
Seas, John; East Greenwich Twp; effective 10/1/11
Wharton, Betty; South Woods Prison
DOC; effective 4/1/12
Wilson, Alan; Southern State Corr.
Fac.; effective 5/1/12


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

(+) Venables, John
City of Camden
1/1/2011
1/22/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-2

Creange, Daniel
Borough of Bogata
1/1/2012
12/11/2010
Tabled for IME clarification

E-3

(+) Rice, Brian
Township of Waterford
5/1/2011
2/28/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-4

(+) Martinez, Gerardo
Town of Hammonton
3/1/2012
4/24/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 5-1; Trustee Barrett nae; Trustee Gordon not present for vote)

E-5

(+) Maribo, James
Ocean County
11/1/2011
7/21/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-6

(+) Bartlett, Allan
Albert C. Wagner
Youth Correctional
Facility
9/1/2011
3/1/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-7

(+) Inferrera, Douglas
Millville City
1/1/2012
9/24/2010
Approved

E-8

(+) Katz, Robert
Ridgefield Borough
5/1/2012
4/21/2011
Approved. Denied request to change retirement date to 9/1/12.
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-9
(+) Longobardo, Salvatore
City of Newark
4/1/2012
6/4/2009
Approved

E-10

(+) Kowalczyk, Gregory
Union County
8/1/2011
11/5/2010
Approved. Withdraw from OAL.

E-11

(+) Caruso-Naprawa, Toni
Burlington County
2/1/2008
10/11/2005
Approved. Withdraw from OAL.
(Vote: 7-1; Trustee Loccke nae)
E-12 (+) DiGiovanni, John
Eatontown Boro
3/1/2012
7/13/2003
5/4/2011
Approved
E-13 Dundas, David
Irvington Township
2/1/2012
4/28/2011
Approved
E-14 Carkhuff, James
Chester Township
11/1/2011
11/6/2006
5/18/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 5-2; Trustees Hall, Barrett nae; Trustee Loccke not present for vote)
E-15 Lopez, Roberto
City of Camden
6/1/2011
9/4/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-16 (+) Fernandez, David
Atlantic County
8/1/2011
6/13/2010
Approved
E-17 Velez, Luis
Twp. of North Bergen
9/1/2011
3/22/2005
Tabled for new medical
documentation
E-18 (+) Streater, Shane
City of Camden
6/1/2009
12/11/2007
3/12/2008
Reconsidered and Cancel Ordinary Disability. Reimburse all funds paid to date and forward to Criminal Justice to investigate pension
fraud. Continue in the OAL.
E-19 Nieves, Irma
Camden County
Board of Chosen
Freeholders
7/1/2011
11/13/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-20 (+) Zamot, Felix
Manchester Township
9/1/2011
9/12/2010
Approved
E-21 Calimer, Rodney
Galloway Township
5/1/2012
9/7/2007
1/1/2011
Approved
E-22 Mabin, Paul
Township of Wall
1/1/2012
4/14/2010
Approved
E-23 Whitehead, Kenneth
City of New Brunswick
3/1/2007
8/5/1995
5/28/2002
Tabled per attorney's request.
E-24 Negron, Joaquin
Town of Dover
1/1/2012
1/24/2009
7/3/2009
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+
Iossa, Peter - Madison Borough -
1.) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of service and salary from November 1, 2010 until
the end of employment.- (Vote: 5-3; Trustees Hall, Postorino; Leake nae)
2.) Implement partial forfeiture of service and salary on a prospective basis. (Retirement
Section)
 


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Tauriello, Marc - Essex County - Reconsideration of an OAL case
Member withdrew pension contributions, no longer has standing in the OAL. The Board
directed the secretary to draw up a Final Administrative Determination. (Trustee Loccke
recused)
G-2
Mercado, Kenny - Passaic County - Initial Decision The ALJ
reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective August 1, 2009.
Adopted ALJ's decision. (Retirement Section) (Trustee Loccke recused)
G-3
Garcia, Mary - Hudson County - Initial Decision The ALJ reversed the Board's
decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective December 1, 2009.
Adopted ALJ's decision with modification as set forth in the DAG's exceptions. Noted
exceptions and reply to exceptions. (Retirement Section)
G-4
Freeman, Douglas - Edison Township - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-5
Stalowki, Robert - Union County - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-6
Mayo, Brian - Middlesex County - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-7
Piserchio, Patrick - City of Orange - Settlement Offer currently pending in OAL
Rejected settlement offer as presented. Continue in OAL.
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Carter, Kevin - Southern State Correctional Facility - Appeals denial to transfer from PERS to PFRS
Tabled for member to identify facts being contested.
H-2
Cortez, Efrain - City of Camden - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3
Schonyers, Wesley - New Jersey State Prison - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-4
Gregg, Luther - Northern State Prison - Appeals the forfeiture of PFRS service
and salary
Stay (Appellate Division appeal pending on his termination ) Approved
H-5+
Richards, Sean - Winslow Township - Appeals the denial to file (member-inservice)
for Accidental Disability.
1.) Reconsideration - Approved
2.) Member- in-service - Approved
3.) Hearing Request - Tabled for Honorable Service and Accidental Disability review.
H-6
Stewart, Thomas - Pemberton Township - Appeals denial to
request retirement date change
Denied OAL appeal. The Board directed the Secretary to draft a Final Administrative
Determination.
H-7
Felice, Joseph - South Woods Prison - Dept - Appeals denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing.
H-8
Chapman, Carmen - Lawnside Borough - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
   

OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+

Petry, Robert - Bergen County - Membership Request to Enroll in the PFRS
Tabled for Honorable Service review of prior PFRS account.

   


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Common Pension Fund A as of January 31, 2012
Noted
L-2
Common Pension Fund D as of January 31, 2012
Noted
L-3
Common Pension Fund E as of January 31, 2012
Noted
L-4 Appellate Division Decisions Harold Knox v. PERS Board of Trustees
Noted
L-5 Trial Balance for January 31, 2012
Noted
L-6 Special Adopted New Regulations: N.J.A.C.17:1-17.1. 17.2, 17.3, 17.4, 17.5, 17.6, 17.7,
17.8, 17.9, 17.10, 17.11, 17.12, 17.13, 17.14
Noted (Submit questions to Secretary Jamison)
L-7 Common Pension Fund B as of January 31, 2012
Noted
L-8 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit claims for the
month of February 2012
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on May 14, 2012.

 

 
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