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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
June 9, 2008
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 2008 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 28, 2007. A change in the meeting start time from 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. was mailed on April 24, 2008.

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’ website 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 Deferred Special Totals



OPEN SESSION

Called to Order: 9:35 a.m.

Adjourned: 3:25 p.m.

Roll Call:

John Sierchio; Mark Kandrac; Wayne Hall; Rich Mikutsky; Vince Foti; Tom Murphy; Susanne Culliton (Treasurer’s Designated Representative)


Absent: Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Sherryl Gordon

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko
   
Division Staff: Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Gail Griffin; Sharon Palmer; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros
   
Members, Counsel, Employers, Consultants:
  Genise McMillan; Michael Ahearn; Esq.; Jeffrey Thompson; Wendie L. Elovich, Esq.; William Perry; Timothy R. Smith, Esq.; Thomas C. Haynes, Esq.; David Morgan; Karen Goode; Lillian Harris, Esq.; Anthony Pacino; Rocco Montesano; Victor Montesano; William Peck, Esq.; Brian Hughes; Marc Lorenc; Richard Kohn, Esq.; Rocco Ventura; John Feeley, Esq.; William Walsh; Michael Morrison; Gregory Russo; Briane Washington; Martin Barrett; Helen Barrett; Jason Vickery; Ron King
   
Union Groups, etc.:
  Steve Eckel, FOP


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of May 12, 2008 - Approved  (Trustee Kandrac abstained)
Trustee Foti made
a motion,seconded by Trustee Murphy to reconsider James Evans
(Case will be reviewed at a subsequent meeting)


OPEN SESSION

Finance

A-1

Common Pension Fund A as of March 31, 2008 - Accepted As Presented

A-2 Common Pension Fund B as of March 31, 2008 - Accepted As Presented
A-3 Common Pension Fund D as of January 31, 2008 - Accepted As Presented
A-4 Trial Balance as of March 31, 2008 - Accepted As Presented


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1 PFRS Fire Representative Election Results - Noted - Richard Mikutsky re-elected for a four year term - July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2012. (Trustee Mikutsky abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists - Approved

C-2 Retirement List - Approved
C-3 Return to Employment - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability


...
Member Name,
No.
Employer
Effective Date
Board's Decision

D-1
Rose, Robert
NJ Department of Corrections
10/1/2002
Approved

D-2
Sykes, Timothy
City of Atlantic City
8/1/2007
Approved with/one year reexam.

D-3
Monthly OD Grid
    (See Grid Below)

D-3 Monthly OD Grid

The Board of Trustees, on the basis of the medical examination and other documentation presented, approved the following Ordinary Disability retirements. Future examinations were waived with the exceptions of those noted with *. The Board waived the 30-day waiting period with an effective date of June 1, 2008 and earlier.

Member's Name

Effective Date

P/F

Employer

Dennery, Frank M

12/07

P

Jersey City

Foster, Morris S

09/08

P

Salem County

Morgado, Ileana P

07/08

P

Northern State Prison

Sabo, Jeffrey S

05/08

P

Lopatcong Township

Valentine, Alexander

09/08

P

Hudson County

Wimbush, Edward William

01/08

F

Union Township

                                               

 

 

 

Total = 6



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 


 
Member Name, No.
Employer
Effective
Date
Accident
Date
Board's Decision

E-1
Bussey, Georgina
Department of Corrections
4/1/2007
10/25/1991
8/14/2006
.
Reconsidered and denied Accidental Disability, continue collecting Ordinary Disability.

E-2

Caggiano, Karen
County of Essex
10/1/2003
ongoing since 9/1/1997
.

Reconsidered and denied Accidental Disability, continue collecting Ordinary Disability.


E-3
Davis, Sharon
Newark Police Dept.
7/1/2007
ongoing since 2004
.
Reconsidered and denied Accidental Disability, continue collecting Ordinary Disability.

E-4
Hager, Cody
Moutainview Youth Correctional Facility
10/1/2003
6/24/1997
9/11/2001
7/10/2003
.
 Reconsidered and denied Accidental Disability, continue collecting Ordinary Disability.

E-5
Vickery, Jason
Edison Township
7/1/2007
8/26/2000
.
 Reconsidered and denied Accidental Disability, granted Ordinary Disability.

E-6


Bell, Stephen
Pleasantville City
1/1/2008
5/23/2006
.
Denied Accidental Disability, granted Ordinary Disability.

E-7
Cinque, Thomas
Newark Police Department
5/1/2008
11/19/2006
.
Denied Accidental Disability, offer Deferred Retirement.

E-8
McMillan, Genise
Dept. of Corrections
12/1/2007
6/23/2005
.

Approved Accidental Disability.


E-9
Hernandez, Rolando
Newark City
5/1/2008
8/28/2006
.
Denied Accidental Disability; Withdrawal only.

E-10
Walsh, William
Essex County
4/1/2008
10/7/2004
.
Denied Accidental Disability, granted Ordinary Disability.

E-11
Russell, Mark
South Woods Prison
2/1/2008
8/9/2006
.
 Denied Accidental Disability, granted Ordinary Disability.

E-12
Ruggiano, Joseph
Chesterfield Township
9/1/2007
4/21/2006
.
 Approved Accidental Disability.

E-13
Hicks, Tyrus
Township of West Milford
3/1/2008
4/21/2007
.
 Approved Accidental Disability.

E-14+
Thompson, Jeffrey
Newark City
11/1/2007
9/16/2005
  A.) Honorable Service - No Forfeiture
B.) Approved Accidental Disability

E-15
Rosado, Nelson
City of Perth
1/1/2007
2/17/2004
3/16/2005
  Approved Accidental Disability
(Vote 6-1 Trustee Mikutsky; nae)

E-16
Sharper, Gail
Camden City
7/1/2007
3/7/2002
3/10/2003
 

Denied Accidental Disability, granted Ordinary Disability.


E-17
Perry, William
Paterson City
2/1/2008
6/29/2007
  Approved Accidental Disability with one year reevaluation.

E-18
Commune, Edward
Twp. of East Hanover
7/1/2008
5/19/2004
   Approved Accidental Disability. 

E-19
Carmen, Kenneth
Pleasantville City
1/1/2008
7/24/2006
   Approved Accidental Disability. 

E-20
Narciso, Jeffrey
Neptune Township
7/1/2008
7/3/2006
   Approved Accidental Disability. 

E-21
Wilson, Kathleen
Board of Chosen Freeholders
12/1/2006
7/1/1988
  Denied Accidental Disability, granted Ordinary Disability.

E-22
Becker, Shane
Mountainview Youth Corr. Fac.
3/1/2005
7/28/2003
  Tabled for DAG to file information regarding OAL litigation, continue collecting Ordinary Disability.

E-23
Boone, Valenskie
Willingboro Township
1/1/2007
3/11/2006
  Tabled for additional information from Prosecutor.

E-24
Cervino, Michael
 
Jersey City
1/1/2006
8/12/1998
4/18/2000
8/10/2002
  Reconsidered and denied Accidental Disability, continue collecting Ordinary Disability.
(Vote: 6-1 Trustee Hall; nae)

E-25
Christopher,
North Haledon Borough
1/1/2006
    Reconsidered and denied Accidental Disability, continue collecting Ordinary Disability. 

E-26
Hughes, Bryan
South Brunswick Township
2/1/2007
3/20/1996
2/8/2001
9/20/2004
  Reconsidered and approved Accidental Disability.

E-27+
Iwanenko, Katheryn
Irvington Township
2/1/2005
ongoing since 11/28/2003
  Reconsidered and denied Accidental Disability; continue collecting Ordinary Disability. 

E-28
Jones, Rachel

Department of Corrections
10/1/2006
2/28/2006
  Reconsidered and denied Accidental Disability; continue collecting Ordinary Disability.
(DAG Pushko recused)    

E-29
Montesano, Victor
Essex County
3/1/2006
12/12/2005
  Reconsidered and approved Accidental Disability.
(DAG Pushko recused) 

E-30
Morrison, Michael
Essex County
7/1/2006
3/24/2006
  Reconsidered and denied Accidental Disability; continue collecting Ordinary Disability.

E-31
O'Keefe, Peggy
Juv. Jus. Comm./NJ Train SC
7/1/2006
5/9/2005
  Reconsidered and denied Accidental Disability; continue collecting Ordinary Disability.

E-32
Quiros, Gabriel
Paterson City
8/1/2003
ongoing since 1/1996
  Reconsidered and denied Accidental Disability; continue collecting Ordinary Disability.

E-33
Ricketts, Michelle
Corrections-Adult Diag. & Treatment
1/1/2005
11/6/2003
  Reconsidered and denied Accidental Disability; continue collecting Ordinary Disability.

E-34
Rivera, Richard
West New York Town
3/1/2003
1/30/1996
7/10/1996
  Reconsidered and denied Accidental Disability; continue collecting Ordinary Disability.

E-35
Roberts, Francis
Union County
11/1/2004
3/31/2004
  Reconsidered and denied Accidental Disability; continue collecting Ordinary Disability.

E-36
Russo, Gregory
Montclair Township
12/1/2005
11/29/2001
  Reconsidered and denied Accidental Disability; continue collecting Ordinary Disability.
(Vote :6-1; Trustee Mikutsky; nae)

E-37
Simon, Robert
Surf City Borough
9/1/2005
3/5/2004
11/17/2002
12/22/2003
  Reconsidered and denied Accidental Disability; continue collecting Ordinary Disability.
(DAG Pushko recused)

E-38
Ventura, Rocco
Lakewood Township 10/1/2005
ongoing since 6/2000
  Reconsidered and denied Accidental Disability; continue collecting Ordinary Disability.
(DAG Pushko recused)

E-39
Viggiano, Michael
Corrections-Adult Diag. & Treat
4/1/2004
6/5/1999
  Tabled for OAL and Merit System reports.
(DAG Pushko recused)

E-40
Washington, Briane
Essex County
3/1/2006
2/21/2005
  Tabled pending OAL summary.

E-41
Marrero, Wilfredo
DOC
1/1/2008
10/19/2005
  Denied Accidental Disability, granted Ordinary Disability.

E-42
Williams, Michael

South Woods State Prison
4/1/2008
12/20/2004
  Approved Accidental Disability.

E-43
Ranton, Leroy
Boro of Paulsboro
7/1/2007
4/30/2006
  Reconsidered and approved Accidental Disability.




OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1
Fletcher, Richard - Paterson City - Honorable Service - Tabled
F-2

Braker, William - Jersey City - Resubmission Honorable Service -   Tabled



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1

Butler, Lynette - William Paterson University - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision and approved reinstatement to her former position. - Adopted

G-2

Foster, Raymond - Bordentown Twp. - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits - Adopted



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Snellbaker, Arthur - Atlantic City - Appeals the denial of Creditable Compensation.  - Approved

H-2

Batista, Janette - West New York Town - appeals denial of Accidental Disability - Approved

H-3

Thomas, Pamela - Juv. Jus. Comm./NJ Train SC - appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits - Approved

H-4+

Ceres, Lawrence - Somers Point City - appeals the Board's denial to continue pension while incarcerated. - Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-11
Morgan, David - Ewing Township - Denied


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1+

Goode, Brian - Keansburg Borough - Request for Survivor benefits - Denied

K-2
Dillon, Charles - Englewood City - Request for Survivor Benefits - Denied


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1

PFRS Trustees responsible to  make motions for the Board Meetings effective May 2008 - Noted

L-2

Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy#14800 Benefit Claims for the month of April, 2008 - Noted

L-3

Appellate Division Decisions regarding Joseph Manzella vs PERS - Noted

L-4
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos - Noted
L-5
CAFR Report - Noted
L-6
Governor’s appointment of Laurel Brennan to PFRS Board - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on July 14, 2008.

 

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