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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
APRIL 14, 2014
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 2014 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 12, 2013.

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 (12K) Deferred - None
Special Adobe PDF (24K) Totals Adobe PDF (9K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:08 AM

Adjourned: 2:04 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Laurel Brennan; Tim Colacci; Susanne Culliton, Wayne Hall; Frank Leake (left 11:00 a.m.); Richard Loccke; Mike Postorino; John Sierchio


Absent: Vince Foti

Also Present: DAG Danielle Schimmel; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Cheryl Chianese; Mike Weik;
Luann Barnett; Valerie McManus; Christos Diktas, Esq., Cliffside Park Borough
Attorney; Dieter Lerch, CPA, Cliffside Park; Frank Bernardo, CFO, Cliffside Park;
Joseph Rutch, Michael Russo; Jason Chiafulo; Pat Colligan, NJSPBA; Trooper
Montes Smith; Richard Halvorson; Michael Mayers, Esq.; Beverly Fiore; Mr. Fiore
(son); Richard Incremona, Esq.; Jose Rivera; Maria Rivera; Joel Rivera (son); James
Pieper; Gary Boguski, Esq.; John Feeley, Esq.; David Stanczak; Susan Gilligan; Tim
McMullen; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; Christopher Revelli; Steven Kossup, Esq.; Cesar
Garcia; John Smith; Troy Armstrong; John Eastlack, Esq.; Channon Armstrong
(spouse); Steve Middleton; Robert Fox, NJSFOP; DAG Garrison (via telecom)



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of March 10, 2014
Approved (Vote: 8-0-1; Trustee Brennan abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of March 10, 2014
Approved Executive Session Minutes (Vote: 8-0-1; Trustee Brennan abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1+ Cliffside Park Borough - PFRS Membership determination on retirees
Retirees will remain in PFRS with no change in benefits
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists for March 3, 2014
Approved
C-2 Active and Retired Death Lists for April 2, 2014
Approved
C-3= Retirement List
Approved
   

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 Ellicott, Kevin

Medford Township 1/1/2013 Request to file for Ordinary
Disability Approved
D-2 Mannix, Paul

Cliffside Park Borough
7/1/2013 1) Review PFRS membership
eligibility - Approved to continue
membership
2) PFRS Ordinary Disability -
Approved
D-3 Monthly OD Grid     (+) Gilligan, Susan; Washington
Twp.; effective November 1, 2013 -
Approved with an 18 month reevaluation

Kavanagh, Sean; Hillsdale Borough;
effective July 1, 2013 - Tabled for
additional review of terms of
separation from employment

Approved
Biello, Frank; West Orange
Township; effective February 1, 2014
Lassiter, Charles; Pleasantville City;
effective March 1, 2014
Loreti, Joseph; Middlesex County;
effective May 1, 2013
Monroig, Richard; Essex
effective April 1, 2014
D-4 Delvalle, Daniel
Passaic County 11/1/2013 Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
(Trustees Siercho, Barrett; Loccke
recused)



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Williams, Linda

NJ State Prison (Dept.
of Corrections)
11/1/2012 5/5/2009
Reconsidered and Approved
Accidental Disability. Withdraw
case from the OAL
(Vote: 7-1; Trustee Loccke nae)

E-2

Kornegay, John

Camden City 7/1/2011 8/21/2010 Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental Disability. Add the issue
of member-in-service to the
contested issues in the OAL.
Member no longer qualifies for
Ordinary Disability (not a member-inservice).
Cancel disability benefits
effective 5/1/14. Member is not
responisible to reimburse benefits
previously collected. Case remains
in the OAL.

E-3

(+) Stanczak, David

City of Trenton 3/1/2013 10/24/2005 Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-4

(+) Goncalves, Alvaro
City of Linden 6/1/2013 11/11/1992
9/10/2002
8/18/2010
Approved

E-5

(+) Parker, Joseph
Stafford Twp. 6/1/2013 10/29/2012 Tabled for re-evaluation.
(Vote: 7-1; Trustee Barrett nae)

E-6

Mecka, Louis
Jersey City 4/1/2014 7/30/2011 Approved

E-7

(+) Revelli, Christopher
City of Camden 4/1/2013 11/15/2009
8/18/2011
2/23/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
Disability. Member disabled but not
due to any of the incidents listed.

E-8

(+) Garcia, Cesar

Department of
Correctitons
7/1/2013 4/18/2012 Approved with 2 year re-evaluation

E-9

(+) Smith, John
Atlantic City 3/1/2014 12/17/2012 Approved
E-10 Feliciano, Vincent
City of Newark 6/1/2014 1/30/2012 Approved
E-11 Heil, David
Evesham Township 1/1/2014 5/14/2012 Approved with a 2 year re-evaluation
E-12 Smallen, Erica
North Bergen
Township
1/1/2014 2/20/2013 Approved with a 2 year re-evaluation
E-13 Barnes, Paul
Riverside Township 4/1/2014 1/9/2013 Tabled for IME clarification.
Granted Interim Ordinary
E-14 Chromey, Michael

North Hudson Reg
Fire & Rescue
10/01/2011 9/9/2006 Denied member-in-service not
eligible to file for Accidental Disability
(Trustee Colacci recused)
E-15 Borrelli, Michael

Jersey City Fire
Department
7/1/2014 3/11/2009 Approved
E-16 Tiedgen III, William
Perth Amboy City 8/1/2014 4/6/2013 Approved
E-17 (+) Armstrong, Troy
Glassboro Borough 6/1/2014 9/11/2001 Approved
E-18 Alvarez, Scott
Irvington Township 7/1/2013 8/11/2006
9/14/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote; 5-3; Trustee Postorino,
Colacci, Barret nae)
E-19 (+) Middleton, Steve
New Brunswick City 4/1/2014 4/6/2013 Approved with a 2 year re-evaluation
E-20 McGuirk, Brian
Woodbridge Township 6/1/2013 3/25/2012 Approved with a 2 year re-evaluation
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-21 Mitchell Neglia, Melanie
Sussex County 10/1/2013 1/3/2013 Approved with a 2 year re-evaluation
(Vote: 7-1; Trustee Loccke nae)


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Rosant, David - East Jersey State Prison - Deferred Retirement
Denied (Retirement Bureau)
F-2+ Halvorson, Richard - Atlantic City -
1.) Honorable Service- Partial forfeiture of 2 years 8 months of service and salary (Vote: 6-
3; Trustees Postorino, Culliton, Loccke nae)
2.) Service Retirement - Approved effective December 1, 2013 (Vote: 6-3; Trustees Postorino,
Culliton, Loccke nae) (Retirement Bureau)
F-3 Fiore, John - East Windsor Township - Resubmission Request for
Dependency due to incarceration
Approved (Retirement Bureau)
F-4 Sheldon, Robert - Atlantic County - Resubmission Request
extension on repayment of funds
Denied (Retirement Bureau)
F-5+ Rivera, Jose - City of Camden -
1.) Honorable Service - Partial Forfeiture of salary only from November 14, 2007 until the
end of employment (Vote: 6-2; Trustees Loccke; Culliton nae)
2.) Service Retirement - Approved effective February 1, 2012 (Vote: 6-2; Trustees Culliton,
Loccke nae) (Retirement Bureau)
F-6 Esdaile, Darnell - Freehold Borough -
1.) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of 2 years and 5 months service and salary (Vote:7-
1; Trustee Loccke nae)
2.) Service Retirement - Approved effective July 1, 2012 (Vote:7-1; Trustee Loccke nae)
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Cleary, Thomas - Jersey City Fire Department - Hearing
Withdrawals
Noted
G-2+ Pieper, James - Juv.Justice Commission - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's
decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benfits
Adopted ALJ's decision noting the exceptions and reply to exceptions (Vote: 6-1; Trustee
Barrett nae; Trustee Culliton recused)
G-3 McCarron, Brian - Hillsborough Township - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4 Nieves, Irma - Camden County BD of Chosen Freeholders - Initial
Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision with modification. Noted the exceptions and reply to exceptions.
G-5 Carmichael, Keisha - Department of Corrections Vroom-Jones
Farm - Appellate Division Decisions Court upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Noted
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Rice, Daniel - Westville Borough - Appeals denial of Ordinary Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-2 Sutton, Robert - Pompton Lakes Borough - Appeals denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3 Bartholomew, Chrystal - Police - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-4 Wenzel, Ronald - Lincoln Park Borough - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-5 Bandolini, Francis - Winslow Township - Appeals denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-6 Balitsky, Fred - Mountainview Youth Corrections Facility - Appeals
denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-7 Cisrow, Benita - South Woods Prison Dept. of Corrections -
Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-8+ Cliffside Park Borough - Appeals the denial of certain active employees to remain members
of the PFRS.
The Board voted to modify their February 10, 2014 decision and allow members currently
in the PFRS to be permitted to continue in PFRS. However, no new EMT employees are
eligible to enroll in PFRS.
H-9 Sullivan, Dorothy - Jersey City - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement
benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1
Mitchell, Steven - West Windsor Township -
Denied PFRS membership. Consolidate this case with other OAL case.
 


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Trial Balance for January 31, 2014
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund A as of January 31, 2014
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund D as of January 31, 2014
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund E as of January 31, 2014
Noted
L-5 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of January 2014
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund B as of January 31, 2014
Noted
L-7 PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted
L-8 Trial Balance for February 28, 2014
Noted
L-9+ Helps Act
Noted
L-10 Common Pension Fund D as of February 28, 2014
Noted
L-11 Common Pension Fund E as of February 28, 2014
Noted
L-12 Common Pension Fund B as of February 28, 2014
Noted
L-13 Common Pension Fund A as of February 28, 2014
Noted
   
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on May 5, 2014.

 

 
 
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