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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
APRIL 11, 2016
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 2016 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 21, 2015.

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 (29K) Totals Adobe PDF (20K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:12 AM

Adjourned: 1:10 PM

Roll Call

Marty Barrett, Keith Bennett, Laurel Brennan, Tim Colacci, Susanne Culliton, Michael Kaniuk, Frank Leake, Brady Middlesworth


Absent: Richard Loccke

Also Present: DAG Danielle Schimmel; Hank Schwedes, Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; John Sloth; Mark Casey; Douglas Bern, Esq.; Cathlene Banker, Esq.; Valerie McManus; Sue Grant; Peter Andreyev; Regina Tasca; Ugo Bellomo; Annette Verdesco, Esq.; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Raymond G. Heineman, Esq.; Demitrios Timbinaris; Daniel Ishak; Brian Bonsall; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; Franco Lopresti; Danny Harper; Eric Skieczius; Christopher Gray, Esq.; Obdulioi Serrano; Aramis Alba; Cheryl Chianese


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of March 14, 2016
Approved (Trustee Brennan abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of March 14, 2016
Approved Executive Session Minutes (Trustee 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
C-3 Chapter 104 PFRS
Approved
   

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 Gonzalez-Woods, Marina
Albert C. Wagner Youth Corrections Facility
8/1/2015  Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2 Monthly OD Grid     Malik, Joseph; North Hudson;
effective 3/16; Norman, James;
Cherry Hill; effective date10/14/15
Approved
(Trustee Colacci recused on Joseph
Malik)



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Martinez, Josue
City of Newark 12/1/2015 8/20/2013 Approved with an 18 month reevaluation

E-2

Lombardo, John
New Brunswick City 2/1/2016 9/14/2013 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-3

Passarella, Mark
Winslow Township 2/1/2016 3/9/2015 Tabled, Grant Interim Ordinary
Disability

E-4

Timbinaris, Demitrios
North Brunswick
Township
5/1/2016 1/22/2015 Approved

E-5

Chiusolo, Anthony
Jersey City 4/1/2016 2/6/2014 Approved

E-6

Ishak, Daniel
City of Clifton 5/1/2016 12/4/2014 Approved with an 18 month reevaluation

E-7

Simpkins, Hal
City of Newark 8/1/2015 11/23/2014 Tabled per attorney request

E-8

Bonsall, Brian
Voorhees Township 8/1/2015 9/15/2013
11/9/2013
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-9

Hartman, Thomas
Freehold Township 1/1/2016 7/20/2014
Approved

E-10

Lopresti, Franco
Atlantic City 12/1/2015 1/27/2015 Tabled for IME clarification
(Trustee Bennett recused)

E-11

Todd, Jeffrey
Holmdel Township 8/1/2015 7/29/2013 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-12

Skieczius, Eric
Ocean County 5/1/2016 3/21/2014 Approved

E-13

Suydam, Richard
Hudson County 8/1/2015 11/17/2011
11/27/2013
Approved

E-14

Alba, Aramis
City of Paterson 1/1/2016 5/31/2014 Approved

E-15

Serrano, Jr., Obdulio
Lakewood Township 7/1/2015 3/26/2013
9/26/2013
2/16/2014
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(TP is due to other reasons)

E-16

Cypress, Larry

Edna Mahan
Correction Facility
10/1/2015 2/14/2014 Denied Accidental, continue
Ordinary
E-17 Cooper, Valentine
Northern State Prison 7/1/2015 12/5/2008
6/5/2010
Tabled per attorney request



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Wilson, Adrian - City of Atlantic City - Deferred Retirement (Remove for Cause)
Denied (Retirement Bureau, Withdrawals)
F-2+ Tasca, Regina - Borgato Borough - Request for Service Retirement Benefits per NJSA 43:16A-5
Denied (Retirement Bureau)
F-3 Nocella, Michael - Riverton Borough - Request for Deferred retirement benefits
Approved (Retirement Bureau)
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1+ Bellomo, Ugo - City of Newark - Initial Decision ALJ reversed Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits. With exceptions and reply to exceptions.
Tabled
G-2+ Stopko, Keith - Div. Of Criminal Justice - Initial Decision ALJ denied request for a hearing due to appellant's failure to appear. Any further consideration by OAL is dependent upon Appellant's payment of witness cancellation fee.
Tabled per attorney request (Vote: 7-1; Trustee Culliton nae)
G-3 Beagin, Richard - West Paterson Borough - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision and forfeited all service and salary, with exceptions, reply to exceptions
Adopted ALJ's decision with modification based on DAG exceptions and noted reply to
exceptions.
G-4 Jones, Rosemarie - Dept. of Corrections - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision
G-5 Jetti, Willie - Essex County - Initial Decision 1.) ALJ upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
2.) Reversed partial forfeiture of service and salary, with exceptions from petitioner and exceptions from respondent
Adopted ALJ's decision with modification to reinstate partial forfeiture of service and salary
(Retirement Bureau)
G-6 Angelo, Mark - Essex County - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-7 Jackson, Joseph - Berlin Township - Final Administrative
Determinations
Approved
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1+ Gonzalez, Benito - Camden County Regional Place - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
Approved
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+
#3-49700 - West Windsor - Reconsideration: Eligibility for Enrollment
Approved (Trustee Leake recused) (Enrollment Bureau)
   


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Wayne Wiliams vs PERS
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Patricia Santangelo vs TPAF
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Matthew Chrzanowski vs PERS
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund D as of January 31, 2016
Noted
L-5 Appellate Division Decisions Wandamarie Davis vs TPAF
Noted
L-6 Trial Balance as of January 31, 2016
Noted
L-7 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy # 18400 benefit claim for the month of January 2016
Noted
L-8 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy # 18400 benefit claim for the
month of January 2016
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund D as of February 29, 2016
Noted
L-10 State Investment Council January 27, 2016 Annual Meeting
Noted
L-11 PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos for month ending 2/29/16
Noted
L-12 PFRS -Fire Mid -Term Report
Noted
   



OPEN SESSION

Reports

M-1 Invoice for outside legal council March 31, 2016
Approved (Trustee Culliton, DAG Schimmel recused)
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on May 2, 2016.

 

 
 
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