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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
MAY 4, 2015
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 2014 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 18, 2014.

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 (21K) Deferred - none
Special Adobe PDF (48K) Totals Adobe PDF (33K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:07 AM

Adjourned: 10:52 AM

Roll Call:

Keith Bennett; Laurel Brennan; Tim Colacci (arrived 10:20 a.m.); Susanne Culliton; Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Brady Middlesworth


Absent: Marty Barrett; Richard Loccke; Vince Foti

Also Present: DAG Robert Kelly; Hank Schwedes; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Trooper Roadside;
Cheryl Chianese; Valerie McManus; Debbie Beetel-Sparano; Mike Weik; Kristin Bell;
Stuart Alterman, Esq; Israel Brown; Farhana Brown; D. William Subin, Esq.; Shawn
Brown, Mrs. Brown; David Gunning; Meghan Jack; Mary Ann Ryan; Michael
Bordonaro; Peter Andreyev, NJSPBA; James Troisi; Michael Kaniuk


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of April 13, 2015
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of April 13, 2015
Approved Executive Session

Minutes from the meeting of April 22, 2015
Approved (Actuary) (Vote: 6-0-1; Trustee Leake abstained)

 


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists for April 1, 2015
Approved
C-2 Retirement List
Approved
C-3 Return to Employment
Approved

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 Odell, Julie

Sussex County 8/1/2011 Denied Ordinary, Withdrawal only
D-2 Monthly OD Grid     Approved Bekiarian, Brett; Edison
Township; effective 3/15
Bowen, Jeremy; Jersey City Fire
Dept; effective 12/14
Coy, David; Mercer County;
effective 4/15
Egan, Keith; Waterford Township;
effective 6/15
Maccri, Ronald; Cumberland
County; effective 8/14



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Stewart, Louiseann
Hudson County 7/1/2014 4/3/2013 Approved

E-2

Brown, Israel
Bergen County 7/1/2015 4/22/2014 Approved

E-3

Brown, Shawn

City of Pleasantville 2/1/2012 12/15/2010 Approved Accidental Disability.
Withdrawal matter from the OAL.

E-4

Herndon, Robert
Juv. Jus.Comm 8/1/2015 4/5/2012 Approved

E-5

Gunning, David
Riverside Township 6/1/2015 9/23/2014 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-6

Bordonaro, Michael
Egg Harbor Township 5/1/2015 11/7/2013 Approved
(Trustee Middlesworth recused)

E-7

Hourican, William
Bayonne City 5/1/2015 1/22/2014 Approved

E-8

Riley, Deborah
Middlesex County 6/1/2015 6/13/2014 Approved

E-9

Veneziano, Gerald
Fairfield Township 6/1/2015 1/30/2010 Approved

E-10

Giddens, Edward
City of Passaic 10/1/2014 4/21/2013 Approved

E-11

Torres, Pedro
City of Newark 3/1/2015 3/19/2012 Approved

E-12

Sloan, Gheisha
Northern State Prison 11/1/2014 1/20/2013 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-13

Lynn, Lawrence
Human Service Police 5/1/2015 5/18/2014 Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

  None
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Clarke, Timothy - City of Elizabeth - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's
decision and reinstated certain service and salary credit as honorable service
Adopted ALJ's decision. (Retirement Bureau)
G-2 Bacchues, Denise - Camden County Regional Police - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted supplement requesting continuation of appeal
G-3 Fischer, Donald - Juv. Jus. Comm./NJ - Initial Decision ALJ
reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective
September 1, 2011
Adopted ALJ's decision (Retirement Bureau)
G-4 Inga, Joseph - Sussex County - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision
and denied enrollment into PFRS; with Exceptions and reply to exceptions
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted exceptions and reply to exceptions.
G-5 Kuc, Robert - City of Trenton - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-6 Truzzolino, Anne - Juv.Jus. Comm. - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's
decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective November 1, 2011;
with exceptions
Adopted Findings of Fact with modification. Rejected Conclusions of Law, Continue to deny
Accidental Disability. The Board directed the Secretary to draft a Final Administrative
Determination.
G-7 Penna, Dominic - City of Camden - Initial Decision ALJ upheld
Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits; with Exceptions
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted exceptions
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1+ Crovetti, Rayne - Washington TWP. - Appeals denial of Accidental Disabiiity
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-2 Parks, Timothy - Deptford TWP. - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3+ McLaughlin, John - Weehawken Township - The Board requested
reexamination to determine whether member may be reinstated from disability
Denied reconsideration and Approved OAL Hearing
H-4+ Gundle, John - Brooklawn Borough - Appeals the denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Denied reconsideration and Approved OAL Hearing
H-5 Delgado, Esthel - Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders - Appeals the
denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Denied reconsideration and Approved OAL Hearing
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

None
 


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of January 2015
Noted
L-2 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 for the month of February
2015
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Richard Clark vs PERS
Noted
L-4 PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted
   

OPEN SESSION

Reports

M-1 Outside Legal Counsel Invoice for April 2015
Approved (Trustee Culliton and DAG Kelly recused)
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on June 8, 2015.

 
 
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