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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
MAY 14, 2012
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
2012 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2011.

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 (7K) Deferred - none
Special Adobe PDF (14K) Totals Adobe PDF (7K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:00 AM

Adjourned: 2:58 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Laurel Brennan (left 12:00 pm); Susanne Culliton (arrived 10:06 am); Vince Foti; Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke (left 12:50 pm); Richard Mikutsky; Mike Postorino; John Sierchio (left 12:50 pm)


Absent: Sherryl Gordon

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Mike Czyzyk; Sunada Rana; Sharon Fenstermacher; Raschelle Wiggins; Charles Schlagger, Jr., Esq.; Michael Kantner; Joseph Fulse; Christopher Gray, Esq.; Robert Petry; Timothy Wiss, Esq.; Stephen Lo Iacono, Hackensack City Manager; Thomas Freeman, Hackensack Fire Chief; Tony Miskowski, CWA; Richard
Beagin; Darryl Saunders, Esq.; Christopher Paszko; Romulo Bittencourt; Craig Gumpel, Esq.; John Calio; Steven Kossup, Esq.; Marcus Collicelli, Esq.; Ezzard Williams; Mark Schwedes; Maritza Cortes; Martin Cortes; Giovanni Cortes; DAG Robert Kelly; Kevin Gallagher; Patrick Toscano, Esq.; William Claxton, Esq.; Teodoro Zangari; Victor DeMusz; Melissa DeMusz; Richard Harris; Leonard Safko; Marcie Mackolin, Esq.; Vincent Tavaglione; Victor Matthews; Chief Scott Thompson; Stephen Trimboli, Esq.; Richard Allen Wiener, Esq.


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of April 9, 2012
Approved (Trustees Gordon, Mikutsky abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of April 9, 2012
Approved Executive Session Minutes (Trustees Gordon, Mikutsky abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists for April 30, 2012
Approved

C-2=
Retirement List
Approved
C-3
Chapter 104 PFRS
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 (+) Beagin, Richard
Boro of West Paterson
8/1/2007
Honorable Service - Total forfeiture of service and salary
(Trustees Postorino, Loccke
recused)
D-2 (+) Paszko, Christopher
Borough of Bound Brook
5/1/2011
Honorable Service - Total forfeiture of service and salary
D-3 Monthly OD Grid    
5/1/2012
Bittencourt, Romulo (Belleville Twp) effective 11/11;
Dech, Bruce (Mountainview Corr) effective 11/11;
Palasits, John (Robbinsville Twp)
effective 3/12;
Sahlberg, Charles (Harvey Cedars Borough) effective 5/12;
Shipman, Steve (DOC)
effective 6/12;
Traina, Thomas (Elizabeth City) effective 5/12.
Approved
(Trustee Barrett not present for vote)



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

(+) Tavaglione, Vincent

Morris Plains Borough
2/1/2011
8/4/2007
1.) Honorable Service - Total
Forfeiture - (Vote: 6-1; Trustee Barrett nae)
2.) Accidental Disability - Denied -
(Vote: 6-1; Trustee Barrett nae)

E-2

(+) Stahl, Roger

Lodi Borough
12/1/2011
5/31/2010
Approved with a one year reevaluation
(Trustees Sierchio, Loccke recused)

E-3

Rinyu, Donald
Juvenile Justice
Comm.
11/1/2010
4/26/2010
Reconsidered and Denied. Case remains in the OAL.

E-4

Quinones, Andres
City of Camden
3/1/2012
2/26/2011
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-5

(+) Lisowski, Adam
Mercer County
7/1/2011
9/2/2003
Tabled for attorney to provide additional medical records

E-6

Torres, Jose
Department of Corrections
6/1/2012
3/17/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-7

(+) Whitehead, Kenneth
City of New Brunswick
3/1/2007
8/5/1995
5/28/2002
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental, Continue collecting Ordinary Disability

E-8

Eben, Jason
Hamburg Borough
4/1/2012
8/27/2008
Approved
E-9
Dziopa, Peter
Juvenile Justice Commision
3/1/2012
10/2/2010
Approved

E-10

Truzzolino, Anne
Juvenile Justice Commission
11/1/2011
3/11/2011
Tabled for new IME
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Loccke nae)

E-11

(+) Singer, Amar
Borough of Prospect Park
3/1/2012
2/10/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-12
(+) Williams, Ezzard
Irvington Township
2/1/2012
8/2/2010
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
E-13
Hager, Cody
Mountainview Youth
Correctional Facility
10/1/2003
6/24/1997
9/11/2001
7/10/2003
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental. Continue collecting Ordianry Disability. Case continues in the OAL.
E-14
Kennedy, Stewart
City of Passaic
1/1/2012
3/1/2010
Approved
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Mikutsky nae)
E-15
Miller, Joseph
West Paterson Borough
2/1/2012
5/5/2004
2/9/2010
10/9/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 7-1; Trustee Barrett nae; Trustee Loccke recused)
E-16
Kim, John
City of Camden
6/1/2011
7/27/2007 7/18/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 7-2; Trustees Hall, Barrett nae)
E-17
Weinlein, John
Berkeley Twp.
8/1/2011
12/20/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 6-2-1; Trustees Culliton, Mikutsky nae; Trustee Leake abstained)
E-18
Figueroa, Melvin
City of Camden
5/1/2012
4/27/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 6-3; Trustees Sierchio, Hall, Barrett nae)
E-19
Cox, Cameron
Rutgers University
4/1/2010
3/10/2009
Reconsidered and Approved Withdrawal case from OAL.
E-20
(+) Salerno, Nicholas
South Orange Twp.
5/1/2012
3/8/2011
Approved
E-21
Moore, Isaac
City of Camden
3/1/2012
10/13/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-22
(+) Cortes, Maritza
City of Camden
5/1/2011
7/11/2007
7/8/2009
Appeals member-in-service denial Tabled for additional information
E-23
(+) Lucas, Ronald
Passaic County
9/1/2012
6/28/2011
Tabled for re-examination in September 2012
E-24
Fazio, Jason
City of Asbury Park
5/1/2012
1/10/2011
Approved
E-25
Vazquez, Isaias
City of Perth Amboy
2/1/2012
10/17/2010
Approved
E-26
Schmidt-Swoope, Diane
Burlington County Payroll Dept
1/1/2012
11/10/2010
Approved
E-27
(+) Cicenia, William
County of Morris
1/1/2010
11/12/2003
10/6/2008

Reconsidered and Approved Accidental. Withdrawal the matter from the OAL.

E-28
Gallagher, Kevin
Bayonne City
11/1/2012
12/2/2010
Approved
E-29
Molina, Frank
Jersey City
6/1/2012
7/16/2009
Approved
E-30
(+) Safko, Leonard
Rutgers University
1/1/2012
12/19/2007
Approved
E-31
(+) Zangari, Teodoro
Essex County
5/1/2012
8/2/2010
Approved
E-32
(+) DeMuse, Victor
City of Cape May
2/1/2012
8/25/2009 3/12/2011
Tabled for IME clarification, granted interim Ordinary Disability
E-33
(+) Harris, Richard
City of Camden
5/1/2012
6/4/2011
Approved with a one year re-exam
E-34
Noda, Gerardo
Lacey Twp.
8/1/2011
6/2/2011
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
(Vote: 6-1; Trustee Barrett nae)
E-35
(+) Calio, John
City of Vineland
6/1/2012
2/23/2010
Approved
(Vote: 6-0-1; Trustee Foti abstained)
E-36
Macfarland, David
Bordentown Twp.
6/1/2010
12/24/2008
Appeals member-in-service denial
Denied member-in-service


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+
Kantner, Michael - Camden Board of Chosen Freeholders - Return to Employment
Denied request to continue collecting PFRS retirement benefits. Member must remain
PFRS member under N.J.S.A 43:16A-3.1. (Vote: 5-4; Trustees Foti, Postorino, Barrett,
Brennan nae; Trustee Loccke recused)
F-2
Deboskey III, Edward - Ewing Township -
Tabled for honorable service review


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Tietchen, Adam - Edison Township - Failure to Appear-Withdrawal
Noted
G-2
Padula, Carl - Passaic County - Failure to Appear-Withdrawal
Adopted ALJ's decision. (Trustee Postorino recused)
G-3
Tauriello, Marc - Essex County - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-4
Stewart, Thomas - Pemberton Township - Final Administrative
Determinations
Approved
G-5
Fulse, Joseph - Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective January 1, 2004
Adopted ALJ's decision (Retirement Bureau)
G-6
McMahon, Joseph - South Woods Prison Dept. of Corrections -
Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision denying Accidental Disability retirement
benefits
Tabled for DAG to have additional time to file exceptions
G-7+
Ilarraza, Deron - Red Bank Borough - Failure to Appear
Approved request to resubmit matter to OAL
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Walker III, Anderson - City of Newark - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
1.) Reconsideration - Denied
2.) OAL Hearing Request - Approved OAL hearing
H-2
Schaefer, William - City of Camden - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3
Darling, Brian - Asbury Park City - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-4
Moir, Earl - Dept. of Environmental Protection - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-5
Johnstone, Barry - Spring Lake Heights Borough - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
1.) Reconsideration - Denied
2.) OAL Hearing Request - Approved OAL Hearing
H-6
Thongvichith-Mendoza, Elsie - Jersey City - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-7
Gaetano, Jr., Francesco - Franklin Township - Appeals forfeiture of service credit
Approved OAL Hearing
H-8
Mitchell, Delores - East Jersey State Prison - Appeals forfeiture of Service and salary
1. Reconsideration - Denied
2. Request to Purchase - Denied
3. OAL Hearing Request - Approved OAL Hearing
H-9 Lennon, Barry - Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility -
Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-10 Nieves, Irma - Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders -
Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
1. Reconsideration - Denied
2. OAL Hearing Request - Approved OAL Hearing


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1

McMillan, Gloria - City of Paterson - Purchase Request to purchase service credit
Denied (Trustee Postorino recused)

J-2 Petry, Robert - Bergen County - Review former PFRS membership for
honorable service - Total forfeiture of 1 year and 2 months of service credit
Denied enrollment in PFRS (Trustee Loccke recused)
   


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1+

Lyons, James - North Caldwell Borough - Request for survivor
benefits
Denied

K-2 Crumrine, Gregory (Deceased) - Long Branch City - Resubmission
Request by spouse to waive loan balance
Denied (Vote: 8-2; Trustees Barrett, Brennan nae)


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Aboosamara, Michael - Township of Warren - Salary verification
Noted
L-2
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted
L-3
Trial Balance for February 28, 2012
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund A as of February 29, 2012
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund B as of February 29, 2012
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund D as of February 29, 2012
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund E as of February 29, 2012
Noted
L-8 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy#14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of March 2012
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund A as of March 31, 2012
Noted
L-10 Common Pension Fund E as of March 30, 2012
Noted
L-11 Trial Balance for March 31, 3012
Noted
L-12+ CWA letter regarding Investment Return Assumption
Noted
L-13 Sample of New Disability Evaluation sheet (In Progress)
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on June 18, 2012.

 

 
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