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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
MAY 6, 2013
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 2013 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 9, 2012.

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 (9K) Deferred Adobe PDF (8K)
Special Adobe PDF (21K) Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:01 AM

Adjourned: 1:01 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Tim Colacci; Susanne Culliton; Vince Foti; Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Mike Postorino; John Sierchio


Absent: Laurel Brennan; Richard Loccke

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; DAG Danielle Schimmel; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Mike Weik; Maneck Kotwal, CFA,
Division of Investment; Jason MacDonald, Sr. Portfolio Manager, Division of
Investment; Mark Schwedes; Trooper Jeff Herbert; Eldridge Hawkins, Sr.; Eldridge
Hawkins, Jr.; Michael Larino; Craig Gumpel; Gerry Larino (Mr. Larino's mother);
Michael Lupola; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; William Meadows, Esq.; Shawn Brown; Mrs.
Brown; Robin Rafferty.; Charles J. Uliano, Esq.; Mark Lagerkvist, NJ Watchdog;
William Meadows, Esq.; Martin Griff, Photographer, Trenton Times


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of April 8, 2013
Approved (Vote: 6-0-2; Trustees Colacci; Sierchio abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of April 8, 2013
Approved Executive Session Minutes (Vote: 6-0-2; Trustees Colacci; Sierchio abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1+ Presentation from the Division of Investment
Noted


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1=
Retirement List
Approved
C-2=
Return to Employment
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-2 Monthly OD Grid     Approved Gregory Barnes; Paterson
City - effective 4/1/13



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

(+) Lupola, Michael Monmouth County/Hall of Records 2/1/2012  9/20/2004
2/15/2007
6/18/2009
                                    
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-2

(+)Larino, Michael

Bayonne City 7/1/2011  1/23/2009
2/7/2009  
1.) Honorable Service -
Reconsidered and reaffirmed
previous determination - (Vote: 7-1;
Trustee Barrett nae)
2.) Accidental Disability - Approved

E-3

Purvis, Michele               City of East Orange  2/1/2013 1/8/2012  Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental Disability, Offer Deferred

E-4

Wright, Beth                         Dept. Of Corrections    11/1/2012 7/1/2009 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-5

Medina, Noemi      Newark Police Department  2/1/2013 12/5/2007 Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-6

(+) Saymon, Steven            Brooklawn Borough 9/1/2012  9/11/2001 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-7

LaMarr, David            City of Newark 6/1/2013 1/17/2012 Approved

E-8

Berdel, Brad                  New Brunswick City 4/1/2013  9/22/2011 Approved

E-9

Morera, Rafael

City of Passaic 2/1/2013      7/28/2012 Approved
(Vote: 7-1; Trustee Culliton nae)
E-10 (+) Hawkins, Eldridge   West Orange Township 3/1/2011 10/20/2009 Tabled for IME clarification
E-11

Williams, Linda

NJ State Prison (Dept. of Corrections)  11/1/2012  1/6/2001 
11/12/2002    
2/22/2005
3/14/2008
5/7/2008
Also review incidents for
06/04/2008, 05/05/2009, 07/08/2009
and 08/24/2011.
Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary
E-12

Minerva, Christopher

Department of Corrections 8/1/2012 8/13/2010 Approved
E-13 (+) Ramos, Ramon City of Passaic 6/1/2013  12/17/2011 Approved with a one year reevaluation


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Mooney, James - Atlantic City -
1.) Review of Creditable Compensation - Approved
2.) Approved Division to obtain list and bill Atlantic City for all applicants assigned the
Detective pay for the contract period 2008 - 2012 and thereafter. (Retirement and Audit
Bureaus)
F-2 Macias, Jaime - City of Union - Request for Dependency while
member is incarcerated
Denied (Vote: 7-1; Trustee Barrett nae)
F-3+

Smentkowski, Dennis - Long Branch City - Request Continuation
of pension while member is incarcerated
Denied (Vote: 6-2; Trustees Barrett, Postorino nae)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1

Onesti, Christopher - NJ Transit Corporation - Appellate Division
Decisions Remand regarding findings in Accidental Disability case
Approved Accidental Disability effective April 1, 2008 (Vote: 7-1; Trustee Sierchio nae)
(Retirement Bureau)

G-2

Wonski, Jarett - Middlesex County - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision
and denied Accidental Disabiliy retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted exceptions

G-3 Schonyers, Wesley - New Jersey State Prison - Initial Decision
ALJ upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted exceptions
G-4 Henry, Thomas - Midstate Correctional Facility - Final
Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-5 Hardin, David - West Milford Twp. - Final Administrative
Determinations
Approved
G-6 Brown, Shawn - City of Pleasantville - Hearing Withdrawals Failure
to appear
Motion to transmit the appeal back to OAL - Approved
G-7 Cortez, Efrain - City of Camden - Initial Decision ALJ upheld
Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision.
G-8+ Caldwell, Ronald - Bridgeton City -
Rejected settlement agreement, continue in OAL

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1
Hodnicki, Michael - West Windsor Township - Review PFRS Enrollment Eligibility
Denied
J-2
Rosado, Antonio - Essex County - Reconsideration of an OAL case to reinstate his membership in PFRS
Approved reinstatement in the PFRS, withdraw from OAL (Enrollment Bureau)
J-3
Robbins, Wayne - Albert C. Wagner Youth Corrections Fac. - Request to Purchase Service
Denied


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund A as of February 28, 2013
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund D as of February 28, 2013
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund B as of February 28, 2013
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund E as of February 28, 2013
Noted
L-5 Trial Balance for February 28, 2013
Noted
L-6 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit claims for the
month of February, 2013
Noted
L-7 Appellate Division Decisions Edward J. Jablonski vs TPAF
Noted
L-8 PFRS Mortgage Report for the month ending March 31, 2013
Noted
L-9 PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos for March 2013
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on June 10, 2013.

 

 
 
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