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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
MAY 17, 2010
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 2010 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 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 Adobe PDF (8K) Deferred Adobe PDF (7K)
Special Adobe PDF (24K) Totals Adobe PDF (7K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:00 AM

Adjourned: 1:40 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Laurel Brennan; Susanne Culliton; Vince Foti; Sherryl Gordon; Wayne Hall; Mark Kandrac (Arrived 10:10); Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Richard Mikutsky; John Sierchio


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; John Megariotis; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Ruth Winters; Mike Czyzyk; Mark Schwedes; Micki Billick; Joseph Zenna; Christopher Theobald; Tim Smith, Esq.; Thomas Cinque; John Peine; Richard Roemmele; Michael Scardino; Nora Locke, Esq; Robert Verpent; Craig Swenson, Esq.; James Shalhoub, Mrs. Shalhoub; William Claxton, Esq.; Joseph Picatello; Matthew Garrity; Margaret Freeman; Jonathan Palmore; Charles Bentham; Michael Ahern, Esq.; William Jimenez; Jason Mariano; Christineann Kemp; Catherine M. Elston, Esq.; George Borek, IAFF


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of April 12, 2010
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of April 12, 2010
Executive Session - Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Election of State Investment Council (SIC) Representative.
Trustee Barrett was elected as the State Investment Council Representative for the PFRS.
(Vote: 9-0-1-1;Trustee Barrett recused; Trustee Culliton abstained)
Trustee Kandrac's term as SIC Representative was extended for one month through July
31, 2010. (Trustees Kandrac, Barrett recused)

B-2+
PFRS Funding Ratio
Noted
B-3+
Mid Election Report-PFRS.
Noted


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists for April 28, 2010
Approved

C-2= Retirement List
Approved



CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

DECISION

D-1 Miles, Terry
City of East Orange
2/1/2010

Involuntary Approved contingent upon receipt of resolution from employer per statute

D-2 Wentz, Shawn
Deptford Township
   Reinstatement from Disability Retirement Approved
D-3 + Verpent, Robert
Jersey City Fire Dept.
9/1/2008
A.) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of service and salary from August 1, 2007 to the end of employment.
B.) Ordinary Disability -Approved
D-4 + Shalhoub, James
Englewood Cliffs
Borough
7/1/2009
Reconsideration of Approval of Involutary Disability.
A.) Reconsideration - Approved B.) Ordinary Disability - Reaffirmed original decision granting Ordinary Disability
(Trustees Barrett, Loccke recused)
D-5 Monthly OD Grid  
5/1/2010
Approved
Bryant,Tinesha, Southern State Correctionnal Facility - Effective 1/1/2010
Burns, Terrence, DOC - Effective 2/1/2010 - contingent upon receipt of resolution Forkides, Joyce Marie, Burlington County - Effective 1/1/2010
Forman, Brandy, Washington Township - Effective 4/1/2010
Fortino, John, Salem County - Effective 4/1/2010
Lowe, Gary, Lakehurst Borough - Effective 6/1/2010 Onieal, Brian, Jersey City Effective 10/1/2009
Snead, Terrill - Ocean County - 4/1/2010
Torwich, Walter - Midstate Correctional - 3/1/2010



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Colon, Jose

City of Perth Amboy
6/1/2010
2/14/2009
Approved

E-2

+ Bentham, Charles

Camdem County Board of Chosen Freeholders
12/1/2009
8/24/2006
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-3

+ Kemp, Christineann
Harrison Twp. Police Dept.
4/1/2009
6/3/2006 9/10/2006
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Trustee Loccke not in room for vote)

E-4

+ Picatello, Joseph
Morris County
9/1/2009
10/21/2007

Denied Accidental, continue Special retirement and quote Ordinary Disability to determine higher benefit

E-5

Mack, Kelvin
Burlington County
1/1/2009
4/22/2007
Reconsidered and Approved Withdraw matter from OAL.
(Vote: 7-4; Trustees Kandrac, Barrett, Loccke, Mikutsky nae)

E-6

+Garrity, Matthew
Mount Ephraim Borough
2/1/2007
9/26/2006
Reconsidered and Approved
Withdraw matter from OAL

E-7

Crawford, Anthony
Hudson County
8/1/2008
5/16/2005 1/28/2008
Tabled for additional information from employer. Case remains in the OAL

E-8

Smith, James
Morris County
10/1/2008
1/3/2008
Tabled for clarification by IME

E-9

+Palmore, Jonathan
Willingboro Township
3/1/2010
3/11/2006
Approved

E-10

+Jiminez, William
Jersey City Fire Department
6/1/2010
7/18/2008
Approved

E-11

Caputo, Frank
City of Union City
6/1/2010
3/18/2009
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-12

McAvaddy, Richard
City of Pleasantville
1/1/2010
12/10/2007
Approved

E-13

Krowl, William
Borough of Carteret
3/1/2010
7/24/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-14

Garcia, Mary
Hudson County
12/1/2009
10/8/2008
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-15

Ogden, Curtis
Borough of Emerson
11/1/2009
10/15/2004
Denied Accidental, Offer Special

E-16

+ Mariano, Jason
Plainsboro Township
8/1/2009
5/12/2009
Tabled for fitness evaluations from employer for new IME's review. Continue collecting Ordinary Disability.
(Trustee Loccke recused)


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1

Biancamano, Giacomo - Hudson County -
Honorable Service - Total Forfeiture (Retirement Bureau)

F-2
Meunier, David - Hamilton Township -
A.) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of salary from 2003, the date he signed an
agreement for possible removal during an Internal Affairs Investigation for a similar offense.
B.) Service - Approved effective May 1, 2010 (Retirement Bureau)
F-3
Thigpen, Sanford - East Orange City -
A.) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of salary from December 2007 until the end of
employment. (Vote: 10-1; Trustee Loccke nae)
B.) Service - Approved effective October 1, 2009 (Retirement Bureau)
F-4+
Zenna, Joseph - Ocean County - Deferred Retirement.
Denied (Removal for Cause per Statute 43:16A-11.2) (Trustee Leake abstained; Trustee
Loccke recused)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Suero, Edras - Newark City - Failure to Appear
Noted
G-2
Delcollo, Gino - Hudson County - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-3
York, Curtis - Chester Township - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-4
Williams, Scotty - Bridgeton City - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-5+
Cinque, Thomas - City of Newark - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's
decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Modified the ALJ's decision as detailed in the DAG's letter adopting approval of Accidental
Disability, noted exceptions and reply to exceptions (Retirement Bureau)
G-6
Gerber, Kenneth - Springfield Twp. - Initial Decision ALJ affirmed
that the salary increase was not creditable in the PFRS
Adopted ALJ's decision, noted exceptions and reply to exceptions.
G-7
Cornell, Patrick - Jersey City Fire Dept. - Initial Decision ALJ
upheld the Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision, noted exceptions and reply to exceptions.
G-8
Pretto, Joseph - Northern State Prison - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-9
Boylan, Michael - Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women -
Hearing Withdrawals
Noted


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Teel, Anthony - Department of Corrections Vroom-Jones Farm. -
Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-2
Guzman, Marie - Juv. Jus. Comm./Medium Sec. Fac. - Appeals
denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-3
Piserchio, Patrick - Orange City - Appeals request for
reinstatement to employment from Ordinary Disability retirement.
Approved
H-4
Rivera, Eli - Passaic County - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits.
Approved with modification to Board decision that events were continuing not isolated
H-5
Leonard, Robert - City of Newark - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits.
Approved
H-6
Murphy, Quentin - Union County - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits.
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+

#3-72500 - Riverdale Borough - Creditable Salary A.) Richard Roemmele
B.) John Peine
Denied based on ordinance (Vote: 9-1-1; Trustee Barrett nae; Trustee Loccke recused)
(Retirement Bureau)

J-2+
Scardino, Michael - Winslow Township - Request for PFRS membership
Approved based on legal advice. (Vote: 9-1; Trustee Culliton nae; Trustee Loccke not in
room for vote) (Enrollment Bureau)
J-3
Parkin, Keith - Denville Township - Request recalculation of purchase to
November 5, 2001.
Denied


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1

Appellate Division Decisions Gail M. Cookson vs PERS.
Noted

L-2
Appellate Division Decisions John Krayniak vs PERS.
Noted
L-3
Common Pension Fund A as of August 31, 2009.
Noted
L-4
Common Pension Fund E as of August 31, 2009.
Noted
L-5
Common Pension Fund B as of November 30, 2009.
Noted
L-6
Trial Balance as of December 31, 2009.
Noted
L-7
Trial Balance as of November 30, 2009.
Noted
L-8
Common Pension Fund A as of September 30, 2009.
Noted
L-9
Common Pension Fund E as of September 30, 2009.
Noted
L-10
Response to Executive Order #15
Noted
L-11
PFRS Mortgage Information.
Noted
L-12
Trial Balance as of January 31, 2010.
Noted
L-13
Frequently asked questions regarding Chapter 2, P.L 2010 and Changes to Public
Employee Health Benefits.
Noted
L-14
Common Pension Fund D as of February 28, 2010.
Noted
L-15
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy#14800 Benefit Claimsfor the
month of March 2010.
Noted
L-16
Common Pension Fund A as of October 31, 2009.
Noted
L-17
Common Pension Fund E as of October 31, 2009.
Noted
L-18
Common Pension Fund B as of December 31, 2009.
Noted
L-19
Common Pension Fund E as of November 30, 2009.
Noted
L-20
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted
L-21
Newspaper Article from NY Times February 22, 1995.
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on June 7, 2010.*

*Please note that the meeting of June 14, 2010 has been rescheduled to June 7, 2010.

 
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