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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
APRIL 8, 2013
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 2013 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 9, 2012.

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 (9K) Deferred - none
Special Adobe PDF (21K) Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:01 AM

Adjourned: 1:56 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Laurel Brennan (left 12:15 pm); Susanne Culliton; Vince Foti; Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Mike Postorino


Absent: Tim Colacci; John Sierchio

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Amy Cerovsky; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Mike Weik; Mark Schwedes; Jerry Keelen, NJHMFA; Jim Hall, NJHMFA; DAG Nels Lauritzen; DAG Joseph Dorfler; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; Steven Winters; Thomas Kobin, Esq.; Charles J. Uliano, Esq.; Robyn Rafferty; Andrew Pense; William Meadows, Esq.; Angela Sklodowski; Bryon Marshall, Esq.; Kevin O'Malley; Isabelle Gaffagnino; Joseph Gaffagnino; Anthony Camal; Craig Gumpel, Esq.; Dave Varga; Eileen Varga; Rowland Johnson; Marcie Mackolin, Esq.; Charles Holland; Thomas Christopher; Kelly Morrell; Samuel Halpern, Esq.; Earl Williams; Adam Burrows; Randall Poole; John Feeley, Esq.; Colin M. Lynch, Esq.; Sgt. Ventnor (State Police)


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of March 11, 2013
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of March 11, 2013
Approved Executive Session Minutes


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1+ NJ Housing Mortgage & Finance Agency - Jerry Keelen Presentation
Noted with presentation of Resolution to Mr. Keelen.


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists for April 1, 2013
Approved
C-2=
Retirement List
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 (+) Pense, Andrew
East Brunswick Township
9/1/2012

1.) Honorable Service - Partial
Township forfeiture of service and salary from June 2007 to the end of employment.
2.) Ordinary Disability - Approved

D-2 Monthly OD Grid     Chandler, Andrea; Northern State Prison; effective 12/1/12
Edelman, Michele; Randolph Township; effective 8/1/12
Rodriguez, Cecilio; DOC; effective 3/1/13
Ruiz, Johanna; Albert C. Wagner YCF; effective 01/1/13
Shabbick, Michael; Midstate Correctional Facility; effective 7/1/12 Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

(+) Sklodowski, Angela
Springfield Township 11/1/2012 10/30/2011 Approved

E-2

(+) Greene, Robin
City of Vineland 10/1/2012 5/12/2009 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-3

(+) Graffagnino, Isabelle
Middlesex County 1/1/2013 11/7/2011 Approved

E-4

(+) Camal, Anthony
Paterson City 2/1/2013 8/31/2003
11/2/2003
4/10/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Trustee Postorino recused)

E-5

Santiago, Tamika
City of Passaic 4/1/2013 12/7/2011 Approved

E-6

(+) Varga, Dave
North Brunswick Township 5/1/2013 6/24/2010 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-7

Bornheimer, Christopher
City of New Brunswick 9/1/2013 1/31/2012 Approved
(Vote: 5-1-1; Trustee Loccke nae;
Trustee Leake abstained)

E-8

Beers, John
Bayside State Prison 4/1/2011 1/1/2005 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-9

(+) Johnson, Rowland
Rutgers University 9/1/2012 6/3/2003 Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 6-1; Trustee Barrett nae)
E-10 (+) Ruh, Robert
Washington Township 8/1/2012 3/21/2011 Reconsidered and Denied Accidental.
Granted Ordinary or Offer Special retirement. Case remains in the OAL.
E-11 Bunalski, John
Irvington Township 10/1/2011 12/27/2010 Reconsidered and Denied Accidental.
Continue collecting Deferred.
Case remains in the OAL.
E-12 Cleary, Thomas
Jersey City Fire Department 11/1/2011 12/28/2010 Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary or offer Special retirement.
E-13 Vazquez, Jorge
Union City 9/1/2012 2/2/2010 Approved
E-14 (+) Holland, Charles
Borough of Brooklawn 3/1/2013 4/26/2012 Approved
E-15 (+) Thomas, Christopher
Deptford Township 9/1/2012 1/2/2011 Approved
E-16 (+) Williams, Earl
Dept. of Corrections 5/1/2013 5/21/2008 Approved
E-17 (+) Lisowski, Adam
Mercer County 7/1/2011 9/2/2003 Reconsidered and Approved Accidental. Withdraw case from OAL.
(Vote: 7-1; Trustee Loccke nae)
E-18 Weber, Christopher
City of Newark 12/1/2012 10/10/2011 Approved
E-19 (+) Burrows, Adam
Lindenwold Borough 7/1/2012 7/18/2011 Approved
(Vote: 6-1; Trustee Loccke nae)
E-20 (+) Poole, Randall
Union Township 10/1/2012 8/23/2010 Approved
E-21 Wilkins, Clifford
Southern State Correctional Facility 7/1/2012 1/11/2011 Approved
(Vote: 5-2; Trustees Leake, Loccke
nae)
E-22 (+) Weimmer, Edward
Ocean County 3/1/2013 4/5/2007 Approved


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Mesghali, Ali - Bayside State Prison - Deferred Retirement
Denied
F-2+ Winters, Steven - North Hudson Reg Fire & Rescue - Resubmission Review
Forfeiture Determination No forfeiture, pension will be based on last 12 months of salary (Vote: 5-2; Trustees Postorino, Culliton nae) (Retirement Bureau)
F-3+ Smentkowski, Dennis - Long Branch City - Request Continuation of pension while member is incarcerated
Tabled for additional financial information.

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Baxter, Kevin - Department of Corrections Vroom-Jones Farm -
Appellate Division Decisions Court upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Noted
G-2 Corbacho, Juan - City of Newark - Appellate Division Decisions
Court upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Noted
G-3+ Petersen, Christine - Jersey City - Final Settlement Agreement
Approved (Retirement Bureau)
G-4 Alsheimer, Susan - Middlesex County - Initial Decision ALJ
reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective August 1, 2009.
Adopted ALJ' s decision. (Retirement Bureau)
G-5 Ilarraza, Deron - Red Bank Borough - Initial Decision ALJ reversed
the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits August 1, 2011.
Adopted ALJ's decision. (Vote: 7-1; Trustee Loccke nae) (Retirement Bureau)
G-6 Schonyers, Wesley - New Jersey State Prison - Initial Decision
ALJ upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Tabled
G-7 Hall, Francis - Wall Township -Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's
decision denying holiday pay as creditable in PFRS
Adopted ALJ's decision

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1+ Rosado, Antonio - Essex County - Use former membership to qualify for
enrollment in PFRS
Denied reconsideration and Approved OAL Hearing. (Trustee Loccke recused)
H-2 Thomas, Henry - Midstate Correctional Facility - Appeals the
denial to collect Involuntary Ordinary Disability Retirement Benefits
Denied, the Board directed the Secretary to draw up a final administrative determination.
H-3 Johnson, Corey - East Orange City - Appeals denial of Involuntary
Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits
Approved OAL Hearing.
H-4 Hardin, David - West Milford Township - Appeals denial of retroactive retirement date
Denied, the Board directed the Secretary to draw up a final administrative determination.
H-5 McCray, Anthony L. - City of Camden -Appeals denial of Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits
Approved OAL Hearing.


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

None


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Trial Balance for January 31, 2013
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund B as of January 31, 2013
Noted
L-3 2012 Annual Report New Jersey State Investment Council For Fiscal and Calendar Year 2012
Noted
L-4 Certifying Officer Letters Annual Membership Certification -Required under Chapter 52, P.L. 2011
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on May 6, 2013.

 

 
 
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