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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JUNE 9, 2014
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 November 12, 2013.

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 (14K) Deferred - none
Special Adobe PDF (26K) Totals Adobe PDF (9K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:17 AM

Adjourned: 1:16 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Laurel Brennan (via telecom; left 10:50 a.m. returned 11:39 a.m); Tim Colacci; Susanne Culliton; Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Mike Postorino; John Sierchio


Absent: Vince Foti; Richard Loccke

Also Present: DAG Danielle Schimmel; Wendy Jamison; SDAG Eileen Den Bleyker; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Mike Weik; Cheryl Chianese; Debbie Beetel-Sporano; Valerie McManus; George Borek; Kevin Keddy; Trooper M. Smith; DAG Joseph Dorfler; Christopher Flatley; Don DiGioia, Esq.; Jonathan Taylor; Jacqueline Bussanich; Hank Schwedes; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Pat Colligan, NJSPBA; Mark Szymanski, HTPBA; Jeffrey Lenarski; Christopher Gray, Esq.; Craig Gumpel, Esq.; Joseph Ryan; John Feeley, Esq.; Lisa Schreck; Wanda Minch; Joseph Greer; Steven Kossup, Esq.; Charles Schlager, Esq.; Kevin Thyne; Mrs. Thyne; Jonathan Creadle; Chief Gribbon; David Sharpley; Helena Sharpley; L. Pope; Kevin Donaldson; Brian McCarron; Annette McCarron; Daisy Pabon; Amie Dicola, Esq.; Thomas Breen; Ted Lewis, Hillsborough PBA; Fran Mozgai, Hillsborough PD; Paul Kaminsky, Chief, Hillsborough PD; Robert Colurlsk


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of May 05, 2014
Approved (Vote: 6-0-2; Trustees Postorino, Leake abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of May 05, 2014
Approved Executive Session (Vote: 6-0-2; Trustees Postorino, Leake abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1 Actuary Responses to Trustee Barrett's questions
Tabled for response from Actuary to additional questions
B-2= Election Results New Police Trustee results (Term 7-1-14 thru 6-30-18)
Keith Bennet elected - Accepted as presented
B-3= Election Results New Firefighter Trustee results (Term - 7-1-14 thru 6-30-18)
Brady Middlesworth elected - Accepted as presented
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists for May 30, 2014
Approved
C-2= Chapter 104 PFRS
Approved
C-3= Retirement List
Approved with the exception of Lourdes Labrador due to Honorable Service review (Trustee
Sierchio recused)
   

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 Schreck, Lisa

Bergen County 7/1/2013 Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2 Monthly OD Grid     Approved Dooley, Colin; Evesham Township;
effective 5/1/14
(+) Sorce, Salvatore; Essex County;
effective 10/1/13



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

(+) Swain, Jaymes

Millville City 1/1/2013 10/24/2011 Approved with 18 month reevaluation

E-2

(+) Parker, Joseph

Stafford Twp. 6/1/2013 10/29/2012 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
with a 1 year re-evaluation

E-3

Casamento, Jason

Bergen County 12/1/2013 5/4/2008
10/18/2012
Approved

E-4

Garber, James

Gloucester Township 2/1/2013 12/28/2012 Approved

E-5

(+) Thyne, Kevin

Gloucester Township 12/1/2013 12/28/2012 Approved with 18 month reevaluation

E-6

Burns, Ruth

Gloucester Township 12/1/2013 12/28/2012 Approved with 18 month reevaluation

E-7

Clarke, Jeremiah

Neptune Township 1/1/2014 6/7/2012 Approved

E-8

(+) Creadle, Jonathan

Lakewood Township 3/1/2014 1/4/2013 Approved

E-9

Waters, Michael

City of Camden 6/1/2014 12/26/2012 Approved

E-10

(+) Sharpley, David

Hamilton Township
Fire District 3
3/1/2014 1/18/2011 Approved with 18 month reevaluation

E-11

(+) Donaldson, Kevin

Roseland Borough 6/1/2014 7/10/2013 Approved

E-12

(+) DeSotto, Christopher
Palisades Park
Borough
7/1/2014 11/25/2012 Approved with 18 month reevaluation

E-13

Harmel, Andrew

City of Passaic 6/1/2014 4/22/2013 Approved
(Vote: 6-1; Trustee Culliton nae)

E-14

Baeli, Frank

Bergen County 1/1/2014 10/28/2012 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-15

Velez, David

City of Camden 6/1/2014 9/11/2012 Approved with 18 month reevaluation

E-16

(+) McCarron, Brian

Hillsborough Township 5/1/2014 5/14/2012 Approved

E-17

(+) Pabon, Daisy

Edna Mahan
Correctional Facility
for Women
9/1/2013 9/1/2012 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-18

(+) Breen, Thomas

Edgewater Borough 2/1/2014 2/17/2011 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
or offer Special
(Vote: 4-3; Trustees Postorino, Hall,
Barrett nae)

E-19

Hughes, Estelle

Franklin Township 12/1/2013 1/13/2013 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-20

Pistone, Anthony

City of Newark 5/1/2014 10/27/2012 Approved

E-21

(+) Minch, Wanda

Union County 4/1/2014 2/17/2013
10/17/2013
Approved

E-22

(+) Greer, Joseph

Washington Twp. 2/1/2013 11/8/2011 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-23

Alejandro, Igmar

City of Camden 6/1/2014 7/17/2012 Approved

E-24

Mount, Christopher

Township of Freehold 12/1/2010 1/10/2007 Denied Accidental Disability
continue Ordinary. Case remains in
the OAL.


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Tropeano, Michael - Elizabeth City - Honorable Service
Partial forfeiture of salary from April 1, 2012 until the end of employment (Vote: 7-1; Trustee
Culliton nae)
Motion to deny filing for Accidental Disability due to not a member-in-service - Approved
(Retirement Bureau)
F-2 Flatley, Christopher - Elizabeth City -
1.) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of salary from April 1, 2012 until the end of
employment - (Vote: 7-1; Trustee Culliton nae)
2.) Special Retirement - Approved (Retirement Bureau)
F-3 Taylor, Jonathan - City of Newark - Honorable Service
Partial forfeiture of service and salary from October 1, 2006 to the end of employment
(Vote: 6-1; Trustee Barrett nae) (Retirement Bureau) Allow disability application to continue
processing
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Johnstone, Barry - Spring Lake Heights Borough - Initial Decision ALJ reversed
Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective November 1,
2011
Approved (Retirement Bureau)
G-2 Smith, Deems - City of Newark - Initial Decision ALJ upheld
Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved ALJ's decision and noted exceptions
G-3 Tavaglione III, Vincent - Morris Plains Borough - Initial Decision ALJ upheld
Board's decision and forfeited pension
Adopted with modification
G-4 Valdelamarluna, Pablo - Jersey City - Initial Decision ALJ reversed
the Board's Decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective May 1, 2011
Adopted ALJ's decision with modification and noted exceptions (Retirement Bureau)
G-5 Kjems, Eric - Carteret Borough - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-6+ Lenarski, Jeffrey - Ewing Township -
Reconsidered and approved recalculation based upon N.J.S.A. 43:16A-15.1 (Enrollment Bureau)
G-7 Hyman, Garrett - Juv. Justice Commission/Medium Sec. Fac. - Order for a
Interlocutory review.
Noted
G-8+ Ketcham - Nardone, Kara - Belmar Borough - Final Administrative
Determinations
Approved
G-9 Martinez, Gerardo - Hammonton Town - Findings of Fact
Conclusions of Law
Approved
G-10 Powell, Charlayne - City of Paterson - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted (Trustee Postorino recused)
G-11 Karasik, William - Sparta Township - Appellate Division Decisions
Court reversed Board's decision denying additional service credit in the PFRS from October
1, 2004 through June 18, 2010
Noted (Adjustment Section, Retirement Bureau)
G-12 Monto, Arthur - Sparta Township - Appellate Division Decisions
Court reversed Board's decision denying additional service credit in the PFRS from October
1, 2004 through June 18, 2010.
Noted (Adjustment Section, Retirement Bureau)
G-13 Gillespie, John - Deptford Township - Final Administrative
Determinations
Approved
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Delvalle, Daniel - Passaic County - Appeals denial of Ordinary Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing (Trustees Barrett, Sierchio recused)
H-2 Romano, Phillip - Dunellen Borough - Appeals denial of Ordinary Disability
retirement benefits
Denied reconsideration and approved OAL Hearing.
H-3 Revelli, Christopher - City of Camden - Appeals denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefilts
Approved OAL Hearing
H-4 Spreng, Jeffrey - Winslow Township - Appeals denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+
Ryan, Joseph - Asbury Park City - Request for PFRS Enrollment
Approved (Vote: 5-2; Trustees Culliton, Hall nae) (Enrollment Bureau)
 


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Trial Balance for March 31, 2014
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund B as of March 31, 2014
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund D as of March 31, 2014
Noted
L-4 Investment Reporting Package January 2014
Noted
L-5 State of New Jersey Division of Pensions and Benefits Financial Statements and
Schedules June 30, 2013 ( With Independent Auditors' Report Thereon)
Noted
L-6 State Investment Council Update on the New Jersey State Employees Deferred
Compensation Plan (DCP)
Noted
L-7 New Jersey Division of Investment Director's report March 19, 2014
Noted
L-8 The State Investment Council Real Estate Secondary Sale Update Overview and Process
Update
Noted
L-9 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of March 2014
Noted
L-10 Trial Balance for April 30, 2014
Noted
L-11 Common Pension Fund E as of April 30, 2014
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on July 14, 2014.

 
 
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