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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JUNE 8, 2015
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 2015 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 18, 2014.

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 (21K) Deferred Adobe PDF (38K)
Special Adobe PDF (48K) Totals Adobe PDF (33K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:06 AM

Adjourned: 3:05 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Keith Bennett; Laurel Brennan (left 2:45 pm); Tim Colacci; Susanne
Culliton; Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke (left 2:45 pm); Brady Middlesworth


Absent: NONE

Also Present: DAG Robert Kelly; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Valerie McManus;
Mary Ellen Rathbun; Trooper Johnson; Freddie Frazier; Cheryl Lucas; John Sierchio;
Denise Sutterlin; Albert Sutterlin; Rocco Sutterlin; Tim Smith Esq.; Peter Andreyev;
Kathleen Banker, Esq.; Keith Johnson; Carol Grennier; Eric Lange, Esq.; Stuart
Alterman, Esq.; Robert Sinnott; Bernadine Brozena; Cheryl Chianese; Donna Bryan
Ashwell (sister) on behalf of Richard Klementovich; Dominick Semenza; Sue Grant;
Mike Weik; Michael Mayer; John Feeley, Esq.; Ronald Pachucki; Luis Velez; Paul
Krauss, Esq.; Mrs. Velez; Kenneth Dyson; Gwynne Sasileo; Fatima Dyson; Phillip
Cevallos; Denise Cevallos; Karen Ruiz; Kenyatta Kelly; Andrew Smentano; Mrs.
Smentano; John Larkin; Trooper Smith; Andrew Pacucci, Danny Schick, FOP


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of May 04, 2015
Approved (Vote: 7-0-2; Trustees Barrett; Loccke abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of May 04, 2015
Approved Executive Session Minutes (Vote: 7-0-2; Trustees Barrett; Loccke abstained)

 


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists for 5/1/15
Approved
C-2 Active and Retired Death Lists for June 8, 2015
Approved
C-3 Retirement List
Approved
   

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 (+) Klementovich, Richard

City of Clifton   1.) Honorable Service - Total
Forfeiture
(Vote: 7-2; Trustees Bennett,
Brennan nae)
D-2 Kavanagh, Sean

Hillside Boro 7/1/2013 Tabled for honorable service review
(Trustee Hall recused)
D-3 Monthly OD Grid     Approved Ford, Kathleen - East
Jersey State Prison (eff. 4/1/2014);
Kennedy, Matthew - DOC (eff.
8/1/2015)
D-4 Madden, Thomas
Oradell Borough 10/1/2014 Approved with a two year re-exam



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

(+) Semenza, Dominick
Middlesex County              Honorable Service Tabled for
attorney to provide additionnal
information

E-2

(+) Duffy, Terrence
City of Paterson              Honorable Service - Partial
Forfeiture of service and salary from
March 2013 to the end of
employment and allow member to
file for Accidental Disability

E-3

Romano, Philip
Dunellen Borough         Denied request to amend
application from Ordinary to
Accidental. Approved
reconsideration and granted
Ordinary Disabiity effective June 1,
2013. Withdrawal case from OAL.

E-4

Blount, Robert
Bayside State Prison 9/1/2014 6/30/2013 Approved
(Vote: 6-3; Trustees Bennett,
Barrett, Loccke nae)

E-5

(+) Pachucki, Ronald
Jersey City 6/1/2015 1/3/2012 Tabled to allow member to file
additional incidents

E-6

(+) Mayer, Michael
Atlantic City 1/1/2015 9/2/2013 Approved
(Trustee Bennett recused)

E-7

Redmen, Thomas
Rowan University 9/1/2014 8/27/2010 Approved
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Loccke nae)

E-8

(+) Velez, Luis
Twp. Of North Bergen 9/1/2011 3/25/2005 Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary Disability. Case remains in
OAL unless attorney withdrawals.

E-9

Sprenger, Troy
Human Service Police 2/1/2015 8/9/2011 Tabled for further investigation

E-10

Hataf, Bassam
Passaic County 7/1/2015 8/19/2014 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-11

(+) Cevallos, Phillip
Hudson County 1/1/2015 11/15/2013 Approved

E-12

Stuckey, Ahmad
South Plainfield
Borough
9/1/2015 12/2/2013 Approved

E-13

(+) Ruiz, Karen

City of Camden         Request to file for Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved

E-14

(+) Smetana, Andrew
Township of Sparta 7/1/2015 8/29/2011
4/30/2013
Approved

E-15

(+) Dyson, Kenneth
Bergen County 1/1/2015 12/14/2012 Approved

E-16

(+) Larkin, John
State Parole Board 10/1/2014 9/19/2013 Tabled until workers' compensation
treatment completed and then to
new IME (neurosurgeon)

E-17

Ortiz, Dennis
Jersey City 2/1/2015 11/1/2008
3/10/2013
Approved

E-18

Miles, Tya
Camden County 3/1/2015 10/27/2014 Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Frazier, Freddie - Northern State Prison - Request for Deferred retirement
Tabled for honorable service review. (Vote: 8-1; Trustee Loccke nae)
F-2+ Lucas, Ronald - City of Newark -
Tabled to allow member to seek legal representation
F-3 Sutterlin, Albert - Bloomfield Township - Honorable Service
Reduce pension by 4% in accordance with N.J.A.C 17:1-6.(c)7 on a prospective basis.
(Vote: 6-3: Trustees Barrett, Culliton; Loccke nae) (Retirement Bureau)
F-4+ Johnson, Keith - Rutgers University -
1.) Honorable Service resubmission - No forfeiture
2.) Special Retirement effective March 1, 2015 - Approved (Retirement Bureau)
F-5+ Grennier, Michael - South Plainfield Borough - Request for
dependency due to incarceration
Tabled for attachments A,B and C of Consent Order
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 #3-60000 - Harrison Twp. - Appellate Division Decisions Harrison, Vernon, Ramsey,
Woodbridge, Linden, vs PFRS The Court reversed the Division Director's determination not
to implement certain PFRS Board's decisions
Noted
G-2 Jefferson, David - Mountainview Youth Correction Facility - Initial Decision ALJ
reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective
March 1, 2012
Adopted ALJ's decision (Retirement Bureau)
G-3 Platt, Lee - East Windsor Township - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision
and denied Accidental and Ordinary Disability
Adopted ALJ's decision
G-4 Truzzolino, Anne - Juvenile Jus.Comm - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law
Approved
G-5 Whitley, Thomas - Northern State Prison - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-6+ Sinnott, Robert - Borough of Island Heights - Reconsideration of an OAL case
Denied reconsideration and reaffirmed original denial denying PFRS enrollment. Continue
in the OAL. (Trustee Middlesworth recused)
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Chapin, Rory - City of Hackensack - Appeals denial of Accidental Disabililty
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing (Trustee Loccke recused)
H-2 Goldsborough, Teresa - Bayside State Prison - Appeals denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3+ Aulisi, Joseph - Ocean County - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement
benefits
Noted withdrawal request per attorney
H-4 Gromek, Karen - Hudson County - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-5+ Ghee, Emerson - Rutgers University - Appeals the denial of enrollment into
PFRS
Approved OAL Hearing
H-6+ Gunning, David - Riverside Township - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-7 Martinez, Olga - City of Newark - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

None
 


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1 Stevens, John - Ocean County - Accidental Death
Approved (Beneficiary Services/Retirement Bureau)
K-2 Hunter, Christopher - Cinnaminson Twp. Fire District #1 -
Accidental Death
Denied
K-3 Harabin, Robert - South Bound Brook Borough - Request for
spousal benefits
Denied
K-4+ Sarnecki, Thomas - Clark Township -
1.) Eligibility for spouse to collect Ordinary Disability Spousal benefits - Denied - (Vote: 6-3;
Trustees Barrett, Middlesworth, Colacci nae)
2.) Rightful beneficiaries for group life insurance - The names listed on the Retirement
application are considered the last duly nominated beneficiaries.
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Chapter 52 Training (N.J.S.A. 3C-15)
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund D as of March 31, 2015
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund E as of March 31, 2015
Noted
L-4 Trial Balance as of March 31, 2015
Noted
L-5 PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted
L-6 Resignation of Trustee Vincent Foti
Noted
L-7 Board member responsibility (motions)
Noted
   



OPEN SESSION

Reports

M-1
Investment Reports
Noted
 

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on July 13, 2015.

 
 
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