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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JUNE 10, 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 12, 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 - none
Special Adobe PDF (21K) Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:08 AM

Adjourned: 1:42 PM

Roll Call:

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


Absent: Laurel Brennan; Tim Colacci; Richard Loccke

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Marylou Mayoros;
Valerie McManus; Mike Weik; Micki Billick; James Carifi; Peter King, Esq.; Stuart
Alterman, Esq.; Robert Licausi; Patrick Toscano, Esq.; Robert Vallen; Eldridge
Hawkins, Jr.; Carlos Alvarez, Esq.; Steven Kossup, Esq.; Bassel Bakhos, Esq.; Boris
Peyzner, Esq.; Joseph Herzberg; John F. Piles, Esq.; Raymond Jenkins; John Feeley,
Esq.; Peter Cecere; Antony Carchia; Mandissa Smith; Anthony Gerardi


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of May 6, 2013
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of May 6, 2013
Approved Exexutive Session Minutes


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1 Administrative Code for Final Adoption Approval of Fire Prevention Specialists
Approved
B-2 Administrative Code for Final Adoption Approval of Campus Police Officer Recruit in the PFRS
Approved
B-3 Administrative Code for Final Adoption of Denial Property Clerk and Supervising Property Clerk
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists for May 2, 2013
Approved
C-2
Active and Retired Death Lists for June 3, 2013
Approved
C-3=
Retirement List
Approved
C-4=
Return to Employment
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 (+) Columbo, Thomas
West Orange Township
1/1/2013
Approved with a two year reevaluation
D-2 (+) Carchia, Antony
Edna Mahan Correctional facility for Women
12/1/2012
Approved
D-3 (+) Hagman, Cliff
Beach Haven Borough
8/1/2012
Approved with a two year reevaluation
D-4 Monthly OD Grid
 
 
Approved Jackson, Kenisha;
Atlantic County - effective June
1, 2012
Keubler, Mark; Pemberton
Borough - effective November 1,
2012
Martinez, Jorge; Passaic City -
effective July 1, 2013
Sampson, Leah; South Woods
Prison/DOC - effective November 1,2012


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

(+) LiCausi, Robert
City of East Orange
9/1/2011
12/16/2010
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-2

Harper, Daniel
Pleasantville City
12/1/2012
3/12/2005
5/17/2010
11/10/2011
Approved

E-3

Dessicino, Shelly
Atlantic City
6/1/2011
10/5/2010
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental Disability. Continue
collecting Ordinary Disability. Case
remains in the OAL.

E-4

(+) Hawkins, Eldridge
West Orange Township
3/1/2011
10/20/2009
Reconsideration of an OAL case
Tabled pending Ethics
Commission's review of pending
lawsuit

E-5

DiFabio, Michael

City of Newark
12/1/2010
7/13/2004
Honorable Service - Total Forfeiture
(Vote: 4-3; Trustees Hall, Culliton, Foti nae)

E-6

(+) Alvarez, Carlos
Glen Ridge Borough
7/1/2013
8/12/2012
Approved

E-7

Hill, Irvin
Corrections - Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center
12/1/2012
9/15/2011
Approved

E-8

(+) Vallen, Robert
City of Camden
4/1/2013
6/1/2012
Approved

E-9

Gingerelli, Thomas
Bergen County
6/1/2013
8/2/2012
Approved
E-10 Jamison, Ronald
Corrections Bayside State Prison
3/1/2013
3/28/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-11
(+) Herzberg, Joseph
Bordentown Fire District
11/1/2012
7/13/2008
1/27/2009
Tabled for additional information
E-12 (+) Rothenberger, Joseph

City of Orange
1/1/2012
9/27/2006
Reconsidered and Approved
Accidental Disability. Withdraw the
matter from the OAL.
(Vote: 6-0-1; Trustee Barrett
abstained)
E-13 Bolitski, Brian

Mountain Lakes
Borough
7/1/2013
10/14/2011
Involuntary Approved with a two
year re-evaluation
(Vote: 6-1; Trustee Culliton nae)

E-14

McLaughlin, Michael
Gloucester County
7/1/2013
6/24/2011
Approved

E-15

(+) Arcieri, Leonard
Passaic County
7/1/2013
6/14/2011 12/6/2011
Approved

E-16

Piacenza, Gerard
City of Newark
6/1/2013
5/16/2012
Approved

E-17

(+) Smith, Mandisa
Department of Corrections
4/1/2013
5/31/2011
Approved with a one year reevaluation
(Vote: 6-1; Trustee Hall nae)

E-18

Graybush, Brian
Union County
5/1/2013
7/10/2012
Approved

E-19

DeGrande, Claudio
Monmouth County
6/1/2012
7/29/2010
Denied Accidental Disability.
Continue collecting Ordinary
Disability

E-20

(+) Bosco, David
City of New Brunswick
5/1/2013
7/2/2011
Approved

E-21

(+) Jenkins, Raymond
Bergenfield Borough
7/1/2013
11/29/2011
Approved

E-22

Smith, Deems
Newark Police Department
9/1/2012
5/5/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 6-1; Trustee Hall nae)
E-23 (+) Cecere, Peter
Washington Township
9/1/2012
3/22/2012
Approved with a two year reevaluation
E-24 Crawford, Scott
South Woods Prison-
Dept.
2/1/2013
11/9/2010
Approved
E-25 Hilburn, Peter Jersey City 5/1/13 1/20/12 Approved


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Gerardi, Anthony - Fairfield Township -
Tabled for police reports and investigative reports
F-2 DiBiasi, Darrin - Middlesex County - Suspension of Retirement Benefits due to Indictment
Approved after July 1, 2013 check when he has exhausted his ASF
(Trustee Leake recused) (Retirement Bureau)
F-3+ Carifi, James - Parsippany Troy Hills Township - Request to Collect Interim Retirement Benefits
Approved effective April 1, 2013 (Retirement Bureau)
F-4 Lalley, Michael - City of Newark -
Honorable Service - Total Forfeiture (Retirement Bureau)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Duncan, Jason - Essex County - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective June 1, 2011
Adopted ALJ's decision (Retirement Bureau)
G-2 Poeppel, Gregory - Bridgeton City - Initial Decision ALJ reversed
Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective January 1, 2011
Adopted ALJ's decision with modification and noted exceptions (Retirement Bureau)
G-3 Vega, Luis - City of Newark - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4 Cologna, Fabio - City of Hoboken - Appellate Division Decisions Court upheld Board's decision and denied reinstatement of former PFRS account
Noted
G-5 Holmes, Robert - Marlboro Township - Initial Decision ALJ upheld
Board's decision and limited base salary as creditable in the PFRS
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted exceptions
G-6 Tolley, Mark - Middlesex County - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-7 Silverio, Edgar - County of Essex - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-8 McMahon, Joseph - South Woods Prison-Dept. Of Corrections -
Appellate Division Decisions Court upheld ALJ's decision and denied AD
Noted
G-9+ Lisowski, Adam - Mercer County - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-10 Lubischer, Anthony - Wall Township - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-11

Vogel, Roger - Juvenile Justice Commission - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the
Board's decision to revoke PFRS membership
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted exceptions


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 McGorty, Michael - City of Paterson - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing (Trustee Postorino recused)
H-2+ Lynch, Daniel - Belmar Borough - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3+ Greene, Robin - City of Vineland - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1
Bachok, Danyal - Passaic County - Purchase
Denied


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund E as of March 31, 2013
Noted
L-2 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the month of March 2013
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund B for March 31, 2013
Noted
L-4 Trial Balance for March 31, 2013
Noted
L-5 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of April, 2013
Noted
L-6 PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted
L-7 State Investment Council Minutes of January 17, 2013 and March 31, 2013
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on July 15, 2013.

 
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