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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
APRIL 10, 2017
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 2017 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 20, 2016.

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 (16K) Deferred - none
Special Adobe PDF (28K) Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:07 AM

Adjourned: 12:36 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett, Laurel Brennan, Tim Colacci, Wendy Jamison (Treasurer's
Representative), Mike Kaniuk, Frank Leake, Richard Loccke, Brady Middlesworth


Absent: Keith Bennett

Also Present: DAG Robert Garrison; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Lisa Pointer; Cheryl Chianese; Ashley
Ginsburg; John Sloth; Mark Casey; Valerie McManus; Colin Lynch, Esq.; Patrick
O'Dea, Esq.; Benjamin Fox; Kara Ansley; Anthony Blackfeld; Chief Raymond Kovach;
Retired Chief Kevin Amos; Trooper Donohue; Robert Gilmartin; James Wrightson; Rui
Domingues; Michael Peterson; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; John Feeley, Esq.; Marc
Greenfield; Raymond Wiss, Esq.; Tim Wiss, Esq.; Jonathan DeJoseph, Borough of
Hillsdale Administrator; Michael Brennan; Sheilla Ellington, Esq.; DAG Danielle
Thornton; Bernard Silverstein; David Bander, Esq.; Daniel Spino; Craig Gumpel, Esq.;
Marcia Mitolo, Esq.; Jonathan McCormack; Christopher Gray, Esq.; Bernard Grahl;
Jason Ulrich; Thomas Holton; D. William Subin, Esq.; Peter Andreyev


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of March 13, 2017
Approved (Trustees Jamison, Brennan recused)

Minutes from the meeting of March 13, 2017
Executive Session Minutes - Approved (Trustees Jamison, Brennan recused)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists for April 2017
Approved
C-2 Retirement List with supplement
Approved
   

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 Nesmith, Timothy

Albert C. Wagner Youth Corr. Fac.   Request to reopen Ordinary
Disability application - Denied
D-2 Carty, John

Hillside Borough 1/1/2017 Request to file for Involuntary Ordinary Disability - Approved based upon original application with effective retirement date of January 1, 2017.
(Vote: 7-1; Trustee Jamison nae)
D-3 Brennan, Michael
Mountainview YCF 6/1/2016 Approved
D-4 Monthly OD Grid     Sidway, Edward; South Jersey
Trans Auth; effective 7/17; Dubois,
Thomas ; Correct-Bayside State
Prison; effective 11/16; Kasley, Paul
D; Hoboken City; effective 12/15
Approved
D-5 Gottlick, Donald

City of Plainfield   Review Settlement Agreement to
determine eligibility to file for OD
Denied
(Vote: 7-1; Trustee Barrett nae)



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Siverstein, Bernard
Eatontown Borough         1.) Request to file for Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
2.) Review settlement agreement to
determine if Uricoli is required
Tabled to obtain additional
information to review under Uricoli.

E-2

Spino, Daniel
Elizabeth City 8/1/2017 9/11/2001 Approved

E-3

Dubois, Gregory
Dept. Of Corrections 12/1/2016 1/21/2016 Approved

E-4

McCormack, Jonathan
Lake Como Borough 5/1/2017 4/16/2016 Approved

E-5

Gonzalez, Eugenio
City of Newark 2/1/2017 3/24/2014 Approved

E-6

Grahl, Bernard
Camden County
Regional Police
1/1/2017 5/29/2016 Approved

E-7

Johnson, Matthew
Human Service Police 11/1/2016 3/17/2014 Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-8

Hart, Robert


Ocean County         Request to file for Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
(Denied per NJAC 17:4-6.1 and as
no longer member in service) -
Approved filing based on the
retirement date of January 1, 2016
as indicated on the intial retirement
application
Vote: 7-1; Trustee Jamison nae)

E-9

(+) Domigues, Rui
City of Newark 9/1/2016 9/30/2015 Approved

E-10

Moir, Earl
DEP 9/1/2011 4/16/2010 Reconsideration of an OAL case
Reconsidered and reaffirmed
original denial of Accidental
Disability, continue Ordinary
Disability, continue in OAL.

E-11

Attardi, Brian

Garden State Recp. &
Youth Corr
        Request to file for Accidental
Disability Denied per N.J.A.C.
17:1-6.4(b)1 Denied

E-12

(+) Stanczak, David
City of Trenton 3/1/2013 10/24/2005 Reconsideration of an OAL case
Reconsidered and reaffirmed denial
of Accidental Disability, continue
Service; continue in OAL

E-13

Ulrich, Jason
Ewing Twp. 10/1/2016 1/16/2015 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-14

Holton, Thomas
Atlantic City 10/1/2016 8/18/2015 Approved
(Trustee Middlesworth recused)

E-15

Turner, Thomas
Hoboken City 5/1/2017 11/20/2015 Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Higgins, James - Vernon Township - Request Chapter 428 Service Retirement
Benefits
Denied Chapter 428 and approved the application to be amended to Deferred (Vote: 7-1;
Trustee Barrett nae) (Retirement Bureau)
F-2+ Fox, Benjamin - Wyckoff -
1.) Honorable Service - No forfeiture
2.) Special - Approved (Vote: 7-1; Trustee Middlesworth nae) (Retirement Bureau)
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1+ Blackfeld, Anthony - City of Garfield - Initial Decision ALJ upheld
Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted ALJ's decision. (Vote: 7-1; Trustee Barrett nae)
G-2 Bailey, Robin - Voorhees Twp. - Appellate Division Decisions Court upheld
Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Noted
G-3+ Crovetti, Rayne - Washington Township - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4 Semenza, Dominick - Middlesex County - Appellate Court Withdrawal
Noted
G-5 Marques, Anthony - Union Twp. - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision
and denied request to apply for Accidental Disability retirement benefits with exceptions and
reply to exceptions
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted exceptions and reply to exceptions.
G-6 Martella, David - City of New Brunswick - Initial Decision ALJ
upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits; with
exceptions
Tabled to allow DAG time to file reply to exceptions.
G-7 Richardson, William - City of Newark - Initial Decision ALJ upheld
Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision
G-8 Clarke, Timothy - City of Elizabeth - Appellate Division Decisions The Court
affirmed the Board's decision to adopt ALJ Gerson's findings, forfeiting a portion of service
and salary form March 1, 2007 through September 30, 2010
Noted
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Hernandez, James - NJ Institute of Technology -
1.) Reconsideration - Denied
2.) Hearing Request - Approved
H-2 Camp, Breon - Dept of Corrections Vroom-Jones farm - Appeals
denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Denight, Michael - Camden County Regional Police -
1.) Reconsideration - Denied
2.) Hearing Request - Approved
H-4+ Peterson, Michael - Manville Borough - Appeals denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
1.) Reconsideration - Reconsidered and reaffirmed denial based on issue of undesigned
and unexpected.
2.) Hearing Request - Approved
H-5+ Davis, Matthew - Westhampton Twp. - Appeals the denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-6 Sperber, Jonathan - Berkeley Township - Appeals denial to purchase additional
service
Denied, the Board directed the Secretary to draft a Final Administrative Determination.
H-7 Dentroux, Richard - Freehold Twp. - Appeals reinstatement from
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

None
   


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions East Windsor Regional Board of ED vs TPAF
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund D as of February 28,2017
Noted
L-3 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefits Claims for the
month of February 2017
Noted
L-4 Board Member Address List
Noted
   


OPEN SESSION

Reports

M-1= Outside Legal Counsel Bill for March 31, 2017 -
Approved (Trustees Jamison, Loccke and DAG Garrison recused)
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on May 8, 2017.

 

 
 
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