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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
May 8, 2006
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 2006 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2005.

OPEN PUBLIC MEETING

The first portion of the meeting is open to the public. The second portion, in conformity with the Open Public Meetings Act, shall be closed to the public based upon the personal matters exception.Those matters are confidential unless expressly waived by the individual involved.



OPEN SESSION



Called to Order: 10:03 a.m.

Adjourned: 3:50 p.m.

Roll Call: Mark Kandrac; John Sierchio; Dennis Connelly; Frank Leake; Joseph Boucher (left at 2:45 p.m.); Vince Foti; Janice Nelson; Tom Murphy; Rich Mikutsky

Absent: Alan Levine; Nicole Fava

Also Present: DAG Susanne Culliton (Arrived at 10:10 a.m.)
     
  Division Staff: Wendy Jamison; Gail Griffin; Ginny Martucci; David Pointer; Sandra Horan
     
  Members, Counsel, Employers:
    {Patrick O'Connor; Linda O'Connor; William Claxton, Esq.}; Steven Kossup, Esq.; DAG Kellie Pushko; {Ronnie Glomb; Aline Dejecki}; Michael Hayes; {Lynette Butler; Frank Crivelli, Esq.; Sarah Darrow, DAG; Mr. Rauth, NJLESA}; { Joseph Waliko; Stuart Alterman, Esq.}; {Glen Sellers; Christopher Cifrodello, Esq.; Lou Venzia; Jeff DeJessie; Gerry Ilaria}; {Joseph Esposito; Steve Olimpio, PBA President}; Derin Catli
     
  Consultants, Union Groups, etc.:
    George Borek, IAFF


OPEN SESSION


Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of April 10, 2006 - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Boucher)


OPEN SESSION


Finance

(The following items were all approved by unanimous vote)
A-1

Common Pension Fund A as of March 31, 2006

A-2
Common Pension Fund B as of March 31, 2006

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1
Administrative Code for Publication Proposed Amendment: N.J.A.C. 17:4-6.1 regarding Licensed Clinical Social Workers - Approved for publication in the NJ Register
(Motion by Trustee Kandrac; seconded by Trustee Sierchio)
B-2
Mid-Election Report - Noted with request to review prison locations to see if any fire fighters remain employed.
(Motion by Trustee Kandrac; seconded by Trustee Foti)


OPEN SESSION


Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists for April 21, 2006 - Approved
(unanimous vote)
C-2=
Retirement List - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Sierchio)

CLOSED SESSION


Ordinary Disability


Member Name,
Number
Employer
Effective Date
Board's Decision

D-1
Esposito, Joseph
City of Paterson
2/1/2005
a.
Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of service and salary from 12/1/03 to termination.
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Nelson Vote 6:3; Trustees Boucher; Foti; Murphy nae)
b. OD - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)
D-2
1:45 PM
Butler, Lynette

William Paterson Univ. of NJ 11/1/2005 Tabled for 60 days to allow member to produce medical documentation. Member will then be scheduled for IME.
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Sierchio)
D-3
10:15 AM
O'Connor, Patrick
County of Morris 12/1/2005 a. Honorable Service - No forfeiture
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Murphy; Vote: 7:1:1: Trustee Connelly: Nae; Trustee Mikutsky recused)
b. OD - Ch. 428 - Approved Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Foti; Trustee Mikutsky recused)
D-4

Monthly OD Grid

The Board of Trustees, on the basis of the medical examination and other documentation presented, approved the following Ordinary Disability retirements. Future examinations were waived with the exceptions of those noted with*.The Board waived the 30-day waiting period with an effective date of May 1, 2006 and earlier.

Member's Name

Effective Date

P/F

Employer

Delisa, Ingrid Gale

03/06

P

Sussex County

Fallon, Debbie A

10/05

P

Sussex County

Mccarron, Jamie

05/05

P

Middletown Township

Robinson, Benita

07/06

P

Plainfield City

Tazzetto, Richard J

04/06

P

Hudson County

Total = 5

Giddens, Maurice G

02/06

P

Mercer County

The Board determined that member must be examined by an IME
(Motion by Trustee Kandrac; seconded by Trustee Foti)
Member Name,
Number
Employer
Effective Date
Board's Decision
D-5
Hughes, Wayne
Mt. Ephraim Boro. 1/1/2006 Approved Involuntary Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Boucher; seconded by Trustee Foti)

 

Accidental Disability


Member Name, No.
Employer
Effective
Date
Accident
Date
TP
DR
TE
DM
Board's Decision

E-1
1 :00 PM
Suero, Edras
Newark Police
12/1/2005
1/22/1999
Y
N
Y
N
a. Honorable Service - Noforfeiture issue. Charges were administrative
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Sierchio)
b. Denied Accidental Disability; granted Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Boucher; seconded by Trustee Sierchio)
E-2
1 :15 PM
Glomb, Ronnie
City of Orange
4/1/2006
11/5/2004
Y
Y
Y
 
Reconsidered and Approved TE; granted Accidental Disability (Motion by Trustee Mikutsky; seconded by Trustee Foti)
E-3
2 :00 PM
Thompson, Robert
City of Atlantic City
11/1/2005
9/19/2004
Y
Y
Y
 
Reconsidered and ApprovedAccidental Disability
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Sierchio)
E-4
Burwell, Michael
Newark Police
8/1/2005
1/26/2005
Y
N
N
Denied Accidental Disability;
granted Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Boucher)
E-5
Johnson, Richard
City of Bridgeton
3/1/2006
7/27/2001
Y
Y
Y
Approved
(Motion by Trustee Boucher; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)
E-6
2 :10 PM
Waliko, Joseph
Hawthorne Boro.
6/1/2006
12/8/2004
Y
Y
Y
Approved
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Foti)
E-7
Sabi, Javier
Passaic County
4/1/2006
10/13/2005
T
T
T
Tabled for Paterson police and EMS reports.
(Motion by Trustee Boucher; seconded by Trustee Leake)
E-8
1 :30 PM
Hayes, Michael
Northern State Prison
9/1/2005
8/4/2004
Y
Y
N
Denied Accidental Disability;
Granted Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Leake)
E-9
Hernesh, Roy
West Windsor Twp.
5/1/2006
6/18/2003
Y
Y
Y
Approved
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Boucher)
E-10
Sorace, Michael
City of Bayonne
10/1/2005
2/14/2002
T
T
T
Tabled to send member to new IME
(Motion by Trustee Nelson; seconded by Trustee Boucher)
E-11
Catli, Derin
Passaic County
5/1/2006
7/27/2005
Y
Y
Y
Approved
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Leake)
E-12
Emde, Edward
City of Trenton
7/1/2005
12/5/2003
Y
Y
N
Denied Involuntary Accidental Disability;
Granted Involuntary Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Boucher; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)
E-13
Williams, Kenneth
Northern State Prison
7/1/2005
3/8/2002
5/13/2004
N
N
N
N
N
N
Denied Accidental Disability;
Offered Deferred
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Connelly)
E-14
Delaney-Rush, Lonzetta
NJ State Prison
9/1/2005
2/2/2005
Y
Y
Y
Approved
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Sierchio; Vote 8:1: Trustee Boucher nae)
E-15
Solomon, Geraldine
Passaic County Bd.
of Chosen Freeholders
5/1/2006
8/28/2001
Y
Y
N
Denied Accidental Disability;
Granted Ordinary Disability

(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)


OPEN SESSION


Retirement Issues

F-1
Hill, David - City of Newark - Reconsideration of an OAL case regarding Honorable Service/Total Forfeiture of Service Credit - Denied reconsideration; proceed in OAL.
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Murphy)
F-2
Focht, Robert - North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue - Late Filing - Denied
Motion by Trustee Nelson; seconded by Trustee Foti; Vote: 7:2: Trustees Kandrac and Mikutsky: Nae)


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1
Burns, Mary - Pennsauken Twp. - Initial Decision with exceptions and reply to Exceptions - ALJ reversed the Board's denial of traumatic event and granted Accidental Disability - Rejected; prepare Final Administrative Determination
(Motion by Trustee Nelson; seconded by Trustee Boucher)
G-2
Velazquez, Valerie - Jersey City - Initial Decision - ALJ reversed the Board's denial of direct result and granted Accidental Disability - Adopted; approved Accidental Disability retirement effective September 1, 2004. (Retirement Bureau)
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Boucher)
G-3
Cantalupo, Michael - City of Newark - Initial Decision with Exceptions - ALJ reversed the Board's denial of Traumatic Event and granted Accidental Disability - Adopted with modification; approved Accidental Disability retirement effective March 1, 2004
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Connelly) (Retirement Bureau)
G-4
Brooks, Tonya - Salem County - Initial Decision - ALJ affirmed the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability due to no traumatic event - Adopted
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)
G-5
Snyder, Brian - South Woods Prison - Initial Decision - ALJ affirmed the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability due to no traumatic event - Adopted
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Boucher)
G-6
Czarnecki, Robert - City of Trenton - Initial Decision - ALJ upheld no traumatic event and affirmed the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability - Adopted
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky; Trustee Kandrac recused)


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

(The following items were approved by unanimous vote)

H-1

Gaul, Jr., Timothy - Riverfront State Prison - Appeals the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability - Approved

H-2
Rohling, Thomas - Morris County - Appeals the Board's approval of reinstatement from Accidental Disability - Approved
H-3
Ocean County PBA Local No. 258 (Correction's Superior Officers) - Appeals the Board's decision to deny creditable compensation for clothing allowance under Article IV, Section B of contract period 4/1/2002 through 3/31/2006 - Approved
H-4 Hernandez, Jacob - City of Newark - Appeals the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability - Approved
H-5 York, Curtis - Chester Twp. - Appeals the Board's decision to deny creditable salary for second in command stipend - Approved
H-6 Old Bridge Twp. FOP (SOA) Lodge No. 22 - Appeals the Board's decision to deny creditable compensation - Approved
H-7 Vallianos, Allysen - State Parole Board - Appeals the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability - Approved

Active Membership Issues

J-1

Sellers, Glen - Essex County College/ Bloomfield Twp. Fire Dept. - Membership eligibility for PFRS - Approved use of former PFRS service to reduce age in PFRS.
(Motion by Trustee Mikutsky; seconded by Trustee Boucher; Vote: 7:1:1; Trustee Nelson: Nae;Trustee Sierchio abstained)
Draft regulation to codify the Board's action
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Boucher) (Enrollment Bureau)

J-2
Vitiello, Joseph - Ocean County - Purchase - Denied
(Motion by Trustee Nelson; seconded by Trustee Connelly)
J-3+
Cierpial, Mark - Town of Westfield - Purchase - Denied
(Motion by Trustee Nelson; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)

Death Claim Issue

K-1
Melchionda, Matthew - Watchung Boro. - Accidental Death Dependent Benefits for surviving spouse, Lynn Melchionda - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Foti)

Informational Issues

(The Board noted the following items)

L-1
Appellate Division Decisions regarding Gertrude Barrett PERS
L-2
Appellate Division Decisions regarding Kenneth Van Orden PERS
L-3
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for March 2006
L-4
Memos from Uniformed Fire Fighters Assoc. of Jersey City, I.A.F.F. Local 1066, AFL-CIO, CLC
L-5
Newspaper Articles from Star Ledger, "State to wrap up Sudan divestment by August"
L-6
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos for March 2006
L-7
Memos from Treasury Office of Management and Budget regarding Refreshments/Meals

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on June 12, 2006.

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