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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
MAY 2, 2011
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
2011 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 17, 2010.

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 - none
Special Adobe PDF (18K) Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:04 AM

Adjourned: 2:14 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Susanne Culliton; Vince Foti; Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Mike Postorino; John Sierchio


Absent: Laurel Brennan; Sherryl Gordon; Richard Mikutsky

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Marylou Mayoros; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Valerie McManus; Rita Partyka; Carmella Joseph; George Borek, IAFF; Mark Kandrac; Mark Schwedes; Christine Petersen; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; Mark Emann; Craig Gumpel, Esq.; Paul Kleinbaum, Esq.; John Crilley; David Fox, Esq.; Allan Roth, Esq.; Darrin Harman; Michelle Robersen, Esq.; Dean Janowski; John Feeley, Esq.; Scott Rogow; Bruce Chester; Richard Wzykowski; Donald Porotz, SOA; Robert Fox, FOP; Thomas Muller; Spiros Koukourdelis; Mike Czyzyk; Elliot George; Michael Messenger


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of April 11, 2011
Approved (Trustee Loccke abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of April 11, 2011
Approved Executive Session Minutes (Trustee Loccke abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Chapter 204 PFRS Title Review Reconsideration of the County Title of Chief Warrant Officer
Denied the title of Chief Warrant Officer as a covered PFRS title.
NOTE: Send investigation (Donovan, Dough, Gibson) to AG's office, copy DCJ, SCI & CSC) (Trustee Culliton abstained)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Retirement List
Approved

C-2
Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

DECISION

D-1 Walker, Brian
Passaic County
10/1/2010
Honorable Service - Total forfeiture
(Trustee Loccke recused)
D-2 Dickerhof, Walter
Linden City
11/1/2011
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-3 Messenger, Michael
Borough of Cliffside
10/1/2009
1.) Honorable Service - Partial
Forfeiture of service and salary from March 1, 2008 until the end of employment (Trustee Loccke recused)
2.) Ordinary Disability - Approved -
(Vote: 6-1-1; Trustee Culliton nae; Trustee Loccke recused)
D-4 Monthly OD Grid
 
 
Approved -
Batchelor, Stephen, DOC, effective 4/1/2011
Bentley, Gregg, Albert C. Wagner YCF, effective 4/1/2011
Deroxtra, Phillip, Camden County Bd. Of Ch Freeholders, effective 4/1/2011
Hagins, Cornelius, Hudson County, effective 4/1/2011
Lyons, Vito R Sr., Albert C. Wagner YCF, effective 7/1/2011
Taylor, Donald, New
Brunswick City, effective 3/1/2011
D-5 Grahl, Jilian
Moorestown Township
8/1/2010
Approved with a one year re-exam.



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Dentroux, Richard
Freehold Township
5/1/2011
5/2/2010
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-2

Valentin, Felix
Franklin Township
4/1/2011
5/5/2009
Approved

E-3

George, Elliot

Passaic County Sheriff's Dept.
11/1/2010
7/27/2007
Approved
(Trustee Foti abstained; Trustee Loccke recused)

E-4

White, Michael
Township of Bridgewater Police Department
7/1/2011
1/20/2010
Approved

E-5

Walker, Roger
Corrections Bayside State Prison
1/1/2010
8/18/2006
Approved

E-6

Schuck, John
Borough of Milltown
3/1/2011
1/12/2008 3/18/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
or offer Special
(Trustee Foti abstained; Trustee Loccke recused)

E-7

Haack, Roy
City of Hoboken
6/1/2011
12/12/2009
Approved

E-8

Nouragas, Euripides
Ventnor City
11/1/2009
5/28/2008
Reconsidered and Approved
Withdrawal the matter from the OAL
E-9
Felice, Joseph
South Woods Prison - Dept. Of Corrections
7/1/2009
1/14/2004
5/6/2008
Tabled for additional records

E-10

Gardner, Thomas
Jersey City Fire Dept.
11/1/2010
2/4/2007
Approved

E-11

Rogow, Scott
City of Paterson
11/1/2010
7/6/2009
Approved
(Trustee Postorino recused)

E-12

Koukourdelis, Spiros
Middlesex County
4/1/2011
1/29/2010
Approved 

E-13

Lueddeke, Kenneth
East Jersey State Prison
10/1/2010
2/17/2006
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-14

Douma, Carl
Borough of Franklin
1/1/2011
10/31/2009
Approved

E-15

Hawkins, Eldridge
West Orange Township
3/1/2010
10/20/2009
Tabled for employer information

E-16

Brown, Warren
Camden City
10/1/2010
8/4/2009
Approved
(Vote: 7-1; Trustee Loccke nae)

E-17

Reynolds, Melody
NJ Transit Corporation
2/1/2007
7/5/2005
Reconsidered and Approved with a
one year re-exam. Withdrawal the
matter from the OAL.


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1
Zajkowski, John - City of Newark - Deferred Retirement - Attorney Requests to Postpone
until June 13, 2011
Tabled per attorney request
F-2
Toomey, Kevin - Hackensack City - Honorable Service Attorney Requests to Postpone until
June 13, 2011
Tabled per attorney request
F-3+
Petersen, Christine - Jersey City - Bonafide Retirement
Tabled per member's request (Trustee Loccke recused)
F-4+
Emann, Mark - Princeton Township -
1.) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of service and salary from July 2006 until the end
of employment - (Vote: 7-1; Trustee Hall nae)
2.) Special - Approved - (Retirement Bureau)
F-5
Anders, Barry - Harrison Town - Creditable Compensation
Approved longevity (Vote: 7-1; Trustee Culliton nae)
F-6
Dato, Cheryl - Middlesex County - Request to change to Involuntary Ordinary Disability
(Chapter 428) benefits
Tabled to allow 30 days to provide resolution for Chapter 428 benefits.
F-7
Rogers, Ronald - Monroe Township - Request Pension Loan Repayment Review
Denied
F-8+
Crilley, John - Harrison Town - Creditable Compensation
Approved longevity (Vote: 7-1; Trustee Culliton nae)
F-9+
Harman, Darrin - Carneys Point Township - 1.) Honorable Service
2.) Service
Tabled per attorney's request until July 11, 2011.



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Filippello, David - West Caldwell Township - Appellate Division Decisions
Noted
G-2
Weinman, Ronald - Mount Holly Township - Initial Decision ALJ reversed Board's decision
and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted ALJ's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective
September 1, 2008. (Retirement Bureau)
G-3
Pappas, Heather - Atlantic County - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4
Teel, Anthony - Dept. Of Corrections Vroom-Jones Farm - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-5+
D'elia, Dino - City of Newark - Initial Decision Reconsideration of DAG Exceptions. Board
previously adopted the ALJ's decision granting Accidental Disability retirement benefits
effective December 1, 2009
Reaffirm previous determination granting Accidental Disability retirement benefits and noted exceptions and reply to exceptions. (Trustee Sierchio recused)
G-6+
Hodavance, John - Hillside Township - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision and
denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted exceptions and reply to exceptions. (Vote: 7-1; Trustee
Postorino nae)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Petkevis, Richard - Winslow Twp. Fire District 1 - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
1.) Reconsideration - Approved
2.) Reaffirmed previous denial
3.) Hearing Request - Approved
H-2
Streater, Shane - City of Camden - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Reconsidered and reaffirmed denial of Accidental Disability. Approved OAL hearing.
(Trustee Loccke abstained)
H-3 Pallotta, Guy - Department of Corrections - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Reconsidered and approved Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective November 1,
2010. (Vote: 7-1; Trustee Loccke nae)
H-4
Muller, Thomas - Clementon Borough - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement
benefits
Approved
H-5
Fryling, Edward - Galloway Township - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement
benefits
Approved
H-6
Sinnott, Robert - Borough of Island Heights - Appeals denial of PFRS enrollment
1.) Reconsideration - Denied
2.) Hearing Request - Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1

Woodbridge Township - Creditable Compensation
Longevity - Approved - (Vote:6-1; Trustee Culliton nae; Trustee Loccke recused)
Senior Officer Differential - Approved - (Vote:4-3; Trustees Culliton; Leake; Sierchio nae)

J-2
Somers, Robert - Somers Point City - Request Reduced Loan Payments
Denied
J-3+
Harrison & PBA Local No. 22 & FMBA Local No. 22 - Creditable Compensation
Approved longevity (Vote: 7-1; Trustee Culliton nae)
J-4+
City of Linden - Creditable Compensation
1.) Senior Officer pay - Approved - (Vote: 7-1; Trustee Culliton nae)
2.) Hourly Differential - Approved
3.) First Responder Pay - Approved
J-5
Harrrison & FOP Local No.116 - Creditable Compensation
Approved longevity (Vote: 7-1; Trustee Culliton nae)


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Common Pension Fund B as of February 28, 2011
Noted
L-2
Trial Balance for February 28, 2011
Noted
L-3
Proposed Amendment: N.J.A.C. 17:1-1.9
Noted
L-4
Appellate Division Decisions Mark V. Geisler vs. PERS
Noted
L-5
Michael Donovan (Monmouth County Sheriff's Office)
Noted
L-6
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on June 13, 2011.

 

 
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