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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JUNE 18, 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 Adobe PDF (7K)
Special Adobe PDF (14K) Totals Adobe PDF (7K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:02 AM

Adjourned: 3:50 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett (arrived 10:07am); Susanne Culliton; Vince Foti; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Richard Mikutsky; Mike Postorino; John Sierchio


Absent: Laurel Brennan; Sherryl Gordon; Wayne Hall

Also Present: Dag Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Dominick Marino; Brady Middlesworth; John Megariotis; Janet Cranna, Buck Consultants; Jackie Bussanich; Tim McMullen; Mike Czyzyk; Kathleen Coates; Florence Sheppard; Angelina Scales; Henry Matwiejewicz; DAG Natalia Chan; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Vincent Pancari, Esq.; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; Anthony Kerr; Mrs. Kerr; Peter Gasiorowski; Robert M. Schwartz, Esq.; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Mark Schwedes; Nancy Compton; Donna Snyder; Paola Pose; Robert Ashton; Chief Karin DiMichele; Stephen B. Hunter, Esq.; Sean Richards; Bryon Marshall, Esq.; Michael Barr; Samuel Halpern, Esq.; William Meadows, Esq.; John Feeley; John Fiore; Michael Sizow; Michael Patchunka; Daniel Lubach; Joseph Chlebowski; Miguel Rodriguez; Domenic Amoroso; Jack Butler, Esq.; Brian Grasso; Edwin Goodwin; John Driscoll; Pastor Chaney; James Thayer; Eric Bland; Luis Velez; Albert Wunsch, Esq.; Alexis Cruz; Mrs. Cruz; John Gramaglia; Ronald Coleman; Glenn Flanagan; Craig Gumpel, Esq.; Debra Tomilson; Mr. Tomilson


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of May 14, 2012
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of May 14, 2012
Approved Executive Session Minutes


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1+
PFRS Fire Election Results & Request for Recount
Approved recount and list results for July meeting. (Trustee Mikutsky recused)
B-2+ Actuary Valuation Report Revised as of July 1, 2011
Adopted (Vote: 6-2; Trustees Loccke, Barrett nae)


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

C-2
Retirement List
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 DelGuercio, John


Northern State Prison
12/1/2010
Reconsidered and Approved,
Withdrawal from OAL
D-2 Monthly OD Grid     Approved Bailey, David; Mountainview YCF; effective 6/1/12
James, Thomas; State Parole Board; effective 8/1/12
McGuire, Michele; Gloucester County; effective 12/1/11
Rhoades, Joseph L; Burlington County/Payroll Dept; effective 4/1/12
Steimle, Thomas; State Parole Board; effective 2/1/12
Wilkinson, Terry; Camden City; 12/1/11
Zill, Margaret; Sussex County; effective 5/1/12



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Henderson, Richard
Egg Harbor Township
4/1/2011
4/15/2012
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental. Case remains in the OAL.

E-2

(+) Barr, Michael
City of Paterson
2/1/2010
11/14/2009
Denied reopening of the disability case.
(Trustee Postorino recused)

E-3

(+) Richards, Sean
Winslow Township
11/1/2010
5/3/2010
1.) Honorable Service - No forfeiture
2.) Accidental Disability - Approved

E-4

Creange, Daniel
Boro of Bogota
1/1/2012
12/11/2010
Approved
(Trustee Loccke abstained)

E-5

Kowalczyk, Brian
City of Trenton
12/1/2010
3/11/2005
10/12/2005
5/29/2009
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental. Case remains in the OAL.

E-6

Snyder, Kenneth  
Hudson County
6/1/2012
4/28/2011
Approved  

E-7

Wenger, Karen
Burlington Township
1/1/2012
9/2/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred 

E-8

Sutton, Stephanie
East Jersey State Prison
6/1/2011
4/28/2010
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
E-9
Roman, Jose
Newark Police Department
7/1/2011
3/6/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-10

(+) Cushner, Brian
City of Millville
1/1/2012
10/23/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 6-1-1; Trustee Culliton nae; Trustee Foti abstained)

E-11

Dilonardo (Bathany), Melissa
NJ Transit Corp
11/1/2011
1/1/2007
Approved
(Vote: 6-0-2; Trustees Barrett, Foti abstained)
E-12 (+) Fiore, Phil
City of Orange
4/1/2012
7/10/2011
Approved
E-13 (+) Lubach, Daniel
East Jersey State Prison
2/1/2012
11/15/2010
Approved
E-14 (+) Chlebowski, Joseph
Middlesex County
11/1/2011
2/3/2008
3/29/2011
Approved with a one year re-exam
E-15 (+) Rodriguez, Miguel
City of Camden
6/1/2012
5/7/2010
5/25/2011
Approved with a one year re-exam
(Vote: 7-1; Trustee Loccke nae)
E-16 Muhammad, Abdullah
City of Plainfield
1/1/2012
10/14/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 7-1; Trustee Loccke nae)
E-17 (+) Amoroso, Domenico
Trenton Police Dept
2/1/2012
8/17/2010
Tabled for additional information
E-18 (+) Grasso, Brian
Town of Hammonton
1/1/2012
6/10/2009
Approved
(Vote: 7-1; Trustee Loccke nae)
E-19 Jefferson, David
Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility
3/1/2012
2/1/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-20 (+) Goodwin III, Edwin
Borough of Edgewater
8/1/2012
1/18/2011
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-21 (+) Driscoll, John 
City of Gloucester
7/1/2012
6/8/2007
5/9/2010
9/20/2010
7/5/2011
Approved Accidental Disability
(Vote: 5-3; Trustees Loccke, Sierchio, Leake nae)
E-22 (+) Patchunka, Michael
Mount Olive Township
2/1/2012
1/21/2011
Approved
E-23 (+) Thayer, James
City of Millville
6/1/2012
6/24/2011
Approved
E-24 Shafto, Joseph
City of Asbury Park
8/1/2010
5/9/2009
Reconsidered and Approved
reinstatement from disability.
Member is no longer disabled.
E-25 (+) Bland, Eric
Bayside State Prison
10/1/2011
6/30/2005
Approved
E-26 Fisher, Donald
Juv Justice Comm
9/1/2011
7/23/2010
Reconsidered and Approved reinstatement from disability. Member is no longer disabled. Case remains in the OAL.
E-27 Velez, Luis
Twp. of North Bergen
9/1/2011
3/22/2005
Resubmission Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
(Vote: 6-1; Trustee Barrett nae; Trustee Loccke recused)
E-28 (+) Zadroga, Glenn
Belleville Twp.
8/1/2011
7/2/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Trustee Sierchio recused)
E-29 Munoz, Guadalupe
Perth Amboy City
2/1/2012
10/23/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-30 (+) Sizow, Michael
Bergen County
4/1/2012
5/31/2011
Approved
(Vote: 7-0-1; Trustee Loccke abstained)
E-31 Romaniello, Richard
Borough of Woodland Park
4/1/2012
1/16/2012
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
(Vote: 4-3; Trustees Barrett, Postorino, Sierchio nae; Trustee Loccke recused)
E-32 (+) Cruz, Alexis
Adult Diagnostic Center
11/1/2011
3/11/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-33 (+) Gramaglia, John
City of Camden
6/1/2012
4/16/2009
2/7/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-34 (+) Santana, Maribel
Freehold Borough
12/1/2010
3/9/2009
Tabled for additional information
E-35 (+) Coleman, Ronald
City of Camden
5/1/2012
8/5/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 7-1; Trustee Barrett nae)
E-36 (+) Flanagan, Glenn
Bloomfield Township
7/1/2012
9/18/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
(Vote: 4-3; Trustees Foti, Mikutsky, Postorino nae; Trustee Sierchio recused)
E-37 (+) Tomilson, Debra
Cape May County
3/1/2012
11/9/2009
Approved with a one year re-exam
(Vote: 5-3; Trustees Barrett, Loccke, Sierchio nae)
E-38 Willms, Douglas
Ocean Township
4/1/2011
11/14/2008 3/15/2010
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+
Caldwell, Ronald - Bridgeton City -
Honorable Service- Partial forfeiture of 3 years service and salary (Vote: 7-1; Trustee
Barrett nae) (Retirement Bureau)
F-2++
Deboskey, Edward - Ewing Township -
Tabled per attorney request (Trustee Loccke recused)
F-3+
Kerr, Anthony - City of Newark - Request additional Service Credit after retirement date
Denied
F-4+
Gasiorowski, Peter - Jersey City Fire Department - Bona fide Retirement
Tabled for additional information from Municipality and Fire District


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Krowl, Wiliam - Carteret Borough - ALJ reversed Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision (Retirement Bureau)
G-2
Gruber, Michael - Roselle Park Borough - Initial Decision ALJ
reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision with modification, noted exceptions (Retirement Bureau)
G-3
Mott, Dennis - Bernards Township - Order ALJ upheld Board's
decision finding that Bernard's Township is liable to reimburse the PFRS in the Dennis Mott case
Adopted ALJ's decision. Noted exceptions and reply to exceptions
G-4
McMahon, Joseph - South Woods Prison Dept. of Corrections -
Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision denying Accidental Disability retirement
benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision with modification, noted exceptions and reply to exceptions
G-5
Johnson, John - City of Newark - Initial Decision ALJ reversed
Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision (Vote: 7-1; Trustee Loccke nae) (Retirement Bureau)
G-6
Dyer, Keith - Bergen County - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the
Board's decision forfeiting partial service as dishonorable (not total forfeiture as requested by the employer)
Adopted ALJ's decision (Trustees Loccke, Barrett recused)
G-7
Salvaggio, John - Albert Wagner Youth Correctional Facility -
Appellate Division Decisions Court upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Noted
G-8 Rivera, Juan - Carteret Borough - Hearing Withdrawals Failure to appear
Noted
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Martinez, Gerardo - Hammonton Town - Appeals denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-2+
Compton, Nancy - Hunterdon County - Appeals denial of PFRS membership
1.) Reconsideration - Reconsidered and Denied
2.) OAL Hearing Request - Approved
H-3+
Snyder, Donna - Hunterdon County - Appeals denial of PFRS membership
Reconsidered and Approved PFRS Membership (Enrollment Bureau)
H-4
Manzo, Michael - Jersey City Fire Dept. - Appeals denial of
retroactive re-enrollment into PFRS
Approved OAL Hearing (Trustee Barrett recused)
H-5
Maribo, James - Ocean County - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-6
Venables, John - City of Camden - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-7
Lopez, Jr., Roberto - City of Camden - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-8
Tavaglione, Vincent - Morris Plains Borough - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits and total forfeiture of Service and Salary
Approved OAL Hearing
H-9 Singer, Amar - Prospect Park Borough - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-10 Moore, Isaac - City of Camden - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 Wilbert, Jeffrey - Monmouth County Hall of Records - Purchase
Tabled for additional review by Division of Pensions (Trustee Loccke abstained)
J-2+ Pose, Paola - Essex County - Request to Transfer Former PERS Service
Denied (Trustee Loccke abstained)
J-3+ #3-53900 - Berkeley Township Police Department - Request to enroll Robert Ashton in
PFRS (Overage Hire)
Approved enrollment in PFRS (Vote: 7-1; Trustee Culliton nae) (Enrollment Bureau)


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Appellate Division Decisions Thomas E. Ciccarone vs PERS
Noted
L-2
Appellate Division Decisions James Brooks vs. PERS
Noted
L-3
Appellate Division Decisions Jean Brooks Marsh for John Marsh (Deceased) vs PERS
Noted
L-4 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy#14800 Benefit Claims payments
for the month of April, 2012
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund A as of April 30, 2012
Noted
L-6 #1-00450 - Morris Hills Regional District Education Association vs. TPAF - Appellate
Division Decisions
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund B as of April 30, 2012
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund E as of April 30, 2012
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund D as of April 30, 2012
Noted
L-10 Trial Balance for April 30, 2012
Noted
L-11 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-12= Newspaper Articles NJ Spotlight Article from Trustee Loccke
Noted
L-13= Newspaper Articles Star Ledger Article from Trustee Loccke
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on July 16, 2012.

 

 
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