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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JUNE 7, 2010
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 2010 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2009. A change in the meeting date from June 14, 2010 to June 7, 2010 was mailed on April 13, 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 (16K) Totals Adobe PDF (7K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:07 AM

Adjourned: 12:37 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Susanne Culliton; Vincent Foti; Wayne Hall; Mark Kandrac; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Richard Mikutsky; John Sierchio


Absent: Laurel Brennan; Sherryl Gordon

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Ruth Winters; Mark Schwedes; George Borek, IAFF; Lisa Winstock; Craig Gumpel, Esq.; Robert Urbanski, Tim Smith, Esq.; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; Samuel Halpern, Esq.; Daniel Pronti; Mrs Urbanski; Daniel Pronti; Gary Badger; Miriam Szalabofka; Neela Maharaj; Frederick Yahn; Samuel Halpern, Esq.; Victor Bianco; Mary Lou Rosenfelt; Steven Kossup, Esq.


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of May 17, 2010
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of May 17, 2010
Executive Session Minutes - Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1=

Election Results for Police Representative (7/1/10-6/30/14)
John Sierchio re-elected - Accepted As Presented (Trustee Sierchio abstained)

B-2=
Election Results for Fire Representative (7/1/10-6/30/14)
Michael Postorino elected - Accepted As Presented


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

Barnes, Clarence



  
4/1/2008
Reconsideration of OAL case finding member in service - Approved (Vote: 5-4; Trustees Barrett; Loccke, Foti; Kandrac nae)
Ordinary Disability - Approved - (Vote: 5-4; Trustees Barrett; Loccke, Foti; Kandrac nae) Case remains in OAL.
D-2
Monthly OD Grid     Blackwell, Robert - Albert C Wagner Youth Corr. Fac. - effective 9/1/10 - Approved Hummel, Charles III - Newark City - effective 2/1/11 - Approved



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

(+) Urbanski, Robert

Edison Township
3/1/2010
2/19/2007
Approved

E-2

Thomas, James

Stratford Borough
5/1/2010
2/17/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-3

Warnick, John

Juv. Jus. Comm./Medium Sec.Fac

12/1/2009
5/8/2008
Approved

E-4

(+) Pronti, Daniel
Montclair Township
6/1/2010
4/20/2005
Approved
(Trustee Sierchio recused)

E-5

Tripp, Charles
South Woods Prison- Dept. of Corrections
8/1/2009
11/23/2006
4/1/2009
Tabled for clarification from IME.

E-6

(+) Badger, Gary
Cherry Hill Township
11/1/2009
9/8/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 6-1-1; Trustee Loccke recused; Trustee Foti abstained; Trustee Barrett not in room for vote)

E-7

(+) Winstock, Lisa
Long Hill Township
5/1/2010
3/30/2006
Approved

E-8

Abdunafi, Rashid
East Jersey State Prison
12/1/2009
6/18/2008
6/25/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-9

Oppegaard, Richard
Neptune City Borough
5/1/2010
3/5/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-10

Grier, Karen
Essex County
2/1/2007
11/15/2003
Reconsidered and granted Ordinary Disability effective 2/1/07, Reaffirmed denial of Accidental. Case remains in the OAL.

E-11

Sporer, Francis
Middlesex County
11/1/2008
9/6/2007
Reconsidered and reaffirmed denial of Accidental Disabiity. Case remains in the OAL.

E-12

(+) Velez, Amikar

City of Newark
3/1/2010
6/11/2008
Tabled for clarification from employer.

E-13

Gruber, Michael
Roselle Park Borough
11/1/2008
5/16/2005 4/21/2008
9/20/2008
Reconsideration of an OAL case Reconsidered and approved for reinstatement. Member is no longer disabled. Case remains in the OAL.

E-14

Baxter, Kevin
Dept. of Corrections Vroom-Jones Farm
12/1/2008
2/16/2007
Reconsideration of an OAL case Reconsidered and reaffirmed denial of Accidental Disability. Case remains in the OAL.

E-15

(+) Maharaj, Neela
Westwood Borough
6/1/2008
8/4/2005
Reconsideration of an OAL case Reconsidered and Approved
Withdraw case from OAL.

E-16

Murray, Steven
Atlantic County
2/1/2010
4/30/2008
Denied Accidental, Offer Service

E-17

(+) Yahn, Frederick
Harrison Town
1/1/2010
6/13/2009
Approved
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Loccke nae)

E-18

Perri, James

Long Branch City
6/1/2010
8/29/2009
Approved

E-19

(+) Bianco, Victor
Deptford Twp. Police Dept.
1/1/2010
12/26/2007
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1

None



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Tilley, Douglas - Kearny Town - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2
Viggiano, Michael - Corrections-Adult Diag. & Treat - Initial
Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement
benefits and retroactive retirement benefits.
Adopted ALJ's decision. (Trustee Sierchio,DAG Pushko recused)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Hundemann, Wayne - Carteret Borough - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits.
Approved
H-2
Orosz, Christopher - Middlesex County - Appeals total forfeiture of service, and
elgibility to collect any type of disability or regular retriement benefit.
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1

Cologna, Fabio - Franklin Township - Request to Reinstate Expired Account.
Denied



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1

Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800
Noted

L-2
Trial Balance As of February 28, 2010.
Noted
L-3
Common Pension Fund A as of December 31, 2009.
Noted
L-4
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on July 12, 2010.

 
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