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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
MAY 4, 2009
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 2009 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2008. A change in the meeting date from May 11, 2009 to May 4, 2009 was mailed on March 10, 2009.

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 Deferred Special Totals


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:04 AM

Adjourned: 12:55 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Laurel Brennan; Susanne Culliton; Vince Foti; Sherryl Gordon; Wayne Hall; Franke Leake; Richard Loccke; Richard Mikutsky; Janice Nelson; John Sierchio


Absent: Mark Kandrac

Also Present: Wendy Jamison; DAG Kellie Pushko; Lisa Pointer; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Shirlene Scott; Sharon Palmer; Mike Czyzyk; Christopher Bowles; David Beach; Kelly Beach; Neela Maharaj; George Roberts; John C. Eastlack, Esq.; Robert Holmes; Larry Loigman, Esq.; John LaPierre; Lorraine LaPierre; Raymond Ricciardi; Samuel J. Halpern, Esq.; Francis Sporer; David Sneddon; Anthony DeVincenzo; Mrs. DeVincenzo; Ted Grabowski; Michael Kaniak, PBA 152


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of April 13, 2009
Approved - (Vote: 6-1-3; Trustee Barrett nae; Trustees Brennan, Leake, Culliton abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1

Creditable Compensation Regulation - (Proposed Regulation)
Approved - (Vote:7-2-1; Trustees Mikutsky, Nelson nae; Trustee Leake abstained)


Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Chapter 104 PFRS
Approved

C-2 Retirement List
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability   

..

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

DECISION

D-1

Martins, Joseph

Salem County

3/1/2009

Approved w/re-exam in 1 year

D-2 Monthly OD Grid Albert Wagner Youth Facility
1/1/2009
Approved
(Ronnie D. Smith effective 1/1/09)


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

..

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Beyers, Susan
Boro of Carteret
2/1/2009
2/15/2007
Tabled per attorney's request

E-2

Sampson, Shay
City of Camden
2/1/2009
12/9/2004
Approved

E-3

Sprowl, Brian
City of Bridgeton
1/1/2009
12/18/2007
Approved

E-4

Thompson, Duane
South Wood State Prison
9/1/2008
1/8/2008
Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary

E-5

Bowles, Christopher
Newark Police Department
4/1/2009
11/20/2001 5/30/2003
10/2/2007 8/25/2008
Approved

E-6

Wurst, Gary
Deptford Township
1/1/2009
12/26/2007
Approved

E-7

Rodriguez, David
Twp. of Edison
9/1/2008
3/3/2000
Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary

E-8

Sneddon, David
Ocean County
1/1/2009
6/30/2008
Approved

E-9

Smith, James
Morris County Sheriff's Office
10/1/2008
1/3/2008
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-10

Beach, David
Boro of Lindenwold
3/1/2009
3/1/2008
Approved

E-11

Peterson, Stephen
Long Branch City
9/1/2007
12/31/2003
Approved
(Vote: 7-3; Trustees Barrett, Leake, Loccke nae)

E-12

Manero, Peter
City of Union Police Dept.
5/1/2009
8/17/2006
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-13

Burris-Nikolopoulous, Rachel Ann
Twp. Of West Orange
12/1/2008
7/20/2006
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-14

Keller, Anthony
City of Bridgeton
1/1/2009
2/13/2008
Approved

E-15

Maharaj, Neela
Borough of Westwood
6/1/2008
8/4/2005
Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary with re-exam


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+

Roberts, George - National Park Borough - Honorable Service:
Partial Forfeiture taking salary back to August 1, 2005.
Service Retirement: Approved - effective February 1, 2009. (Retirement Bureau)

F-2+

Holmes, Robert - Marlboro Township -
Approved request to collect Special retirement benefits effective January 1, 2009. Salary is subject to an internal audit and pending a review within 1 year due to an ongoing Prosecutor's investigation. (Retirement Bureau)

F-3
Masiello, Wayne - Springfield Townhip - A.) Resubmission on Honorable Service
B.) Special retirement
Note: Request for Postponement per attorney's request
Tabled - (Trustee Mikutsky recused)
F-4+
La Pierre, John - Albert C. Wagner Youth Correction Facility - Purchase:
Approved
Honorable Service: No Forfeiture
Service Retirement: Approved effective January 1, 2009 (Vote: 9-1; Trustee Culliton nae)
(Retirement Bureau)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Kelsey, Aaron - City of Trenton - Initial Decision ALJ reversed Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted with modification ALJ's decision granting Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective June 1, 2007. Noted exceptions and reply to exceptions. (Vote: 9-1; Trustee Loccke nae) (Retirement Bureau)
G-2
DeVincenzo, Anthony - Essex County - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted ALJ's decision granting Accidental Disability retirement effective June 1, 2007.
Noted exceptions and reply to exceptions. (Trustee Loccke recused)
(Retirement Bureau)
G-3

Dinger, Michael - Clifton City - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted ALJ's decision affirming the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits.

G-4
Patounas, Anthony - Garden St Recp & Youth Corr Ctr - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board' s decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted ALJ's decision granting Accidental Disability retirement effective January 1, 2007.
Noted exceptions and reply to exceptions. (Vote: 9-1; Trustee Loccke nae)
(Retirement Bureau)
G-5

Goode, Brian - Keansburg Borough - Initial Decision ALJ affirmed Board's decision and denied widow's allowance and payment of group life insurance.
Adopted ALJ's decision affirming the Board's denial. Noted exceptions and reply to exceptions.

G-6

Morrison, Michael - Essex County - Initial Decision ALJ affirmed Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability.
Adopted ALJ's decision affirming the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits.

G-7

Rovito, Richard - Weehawken Township - Initial Decision ALJ Affirmed the Board's decision in denying Deferred Retirement due to removal for cause.
Adopted ALJ's decision affirming the Board's decision denying Deferred Retirement benefits. Noted exceptions and reply to exceptions.

G-8
West, Louise - State Parole Board - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1+

Ricciardi, Raymond - Maplewood Township - Appeals the denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved

H-2+
Sporer, Francis - Middlesex County - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved (Trustee Foti abstained)
H-3
Gruber, Michael - Roselle Park Borough - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1

None


Death Claim Issues

K-1

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1

Common Pension Fund D as of November 30, 2008
Noted

L-2

State Investment Council Minutes for meeting of February 19, 2009.
Noted

L-3
Wire Transfers
Noted
L-4
Common Pension Fund B As of July 31, 2008.
Noted
L-5
Common Pension Fund B As of August 31, 2008.
Noted
L-6
Common Pension Fund B As of September 30, 2008.
Noted
L-7
Trial Balance as of January 31, 2009.
Noted
L-8
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos - For the month of March 2009.
Noted
L-9
Common Pension Fund E - As of September 30, 2008.
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on June 08, 2009.

 

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