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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
July 17, 2006
ORDER OF BUSINESS

Adequate notice of this special meeting was provided through the notice that was filed with the Secretary of State and was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on July 10, 2006.

OPEN PUBLIC MEETING

The first portion of the meeting is open to the public. The second portion, in conformity with the Open Public Meetings Act, shall be closed to the public based upon the personal matters exception. Those matters are confidential unless expressly waived by the individual involved.



OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:12 a.m.

Adjourned: 3:25 p.m

Roll Call: Mark Kandrac; John Sierchio; Dennis Connelly; Rich Mikutsky; Joseph Boucher (left at 12:35); Fred Beaver; Tom Murphy; Frank Leake (left at 1:00); Vince Foti; Nicole Fava (left at 12:45); Sherryl Gordon (left at 2:20)

Also Present: DAG Susanne Culliton
     
  Division Staff: Wendy Jamison; Gail Griffin; Virginia Martucci; Sandra Horan; Mike Czyzyk; Jean Monahan; Mike Spadaro; Fred Polio
     
  Members, Counsel, Employers, Consultants:
    Glenn Sellers; Norma Collazzo; Timothy Smith, Esq.; Anthony Piccini; Dennis O’Keefe; Leandro DosSantos; Angelo DosSantos; Regina Herz; Cory Kammler; Jeffrey Wilson; Donna Wilson; Joseph Santiago; Denise Santiago; Paul Kleinbaum, Esq.; Jim Prusinowski, Esq.; Abraham Hemsey; James Norton; Det. Anthony Barber; Lt. Dan Pagnotta; Capt. Paul Messina; Douglas Palmer, Mayor; Sgt. Mary Citore; Lt. James Suaek; Sgt Juan Mendez; Capt. Brian Amantia; Sgt. Pedro Medina; Sgt. Adrian Meddez; Det. Arniones; Steve Olimpio; Bob Smith; Richard Reyes; Jeff Simms; Frank Petrilli; Dominick D’Onofrio; Jill D’Onofrio; Marty Barrett; Robert Fagliarone; Deputy Chief Del Vecchio; 
     
  Union Groups, etc.:
    Eva Louisa, Trenton Times; George Borek, IAFF



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of June 12, 2006
(Consent Vote; Trustee Gordon abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Finance

  (A motion to approve the following items was made by Trustee Foti and seconded by Trustee Sierchio; Trustee Gordon abstained)
A-1
Common Pension Fund E as of March 31, 2006
A-2
Common Pension Fund D as of April 30, 2006
A-3
Common Pension Fund B corrected copy as of April 30, 2006
A-4
Common Pension Fund E as of March 31, 2006
A-5
Common Pension Fund E revised as of August 31, 2005
A-6
Common Pension Fund E revised as of September 30, 2005
A-7
Common Pension Fund E revised as of October 31, 2005
A-8
Common Pension Fund E revised as of November 30, 2005
A-9
Common Pension Fund E revised as of December 31, 2005


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1
Reorganization of Board Members - Approved
Mark Kandrac, Chairperson
John Sierchio, First Vice-Chair
Dennis Connelly, Second Vice-Chair
Vince Foti, State Investment Council Representative
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Murphy; Trustee Gordon abstained)
B-2
Chapter 204 PFRS Title Review Borough of Madison (Firefighter/Inspector) - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Boucher; Trustees Beaver and Gordon abstained)
B-3

Request for increase in the PFRS Mortgage Loan Program - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Murphy; Trustee Gordon abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1=
Retirement List - Approved
C-2
Active and Retired Death Lists for June 23, 2006 - Approved
C-3
Chapter 378 - Approved

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability   


Member Name,
Number
Employer
Effective Date
Board's Decision

D-1 10:30 AM
O'Keefe, Dennis
 
Mahwah Twp. 
11/1/2005  
Involuntary Ordinary
Denied Involuntary Ordinary
Disability;
Offer Special
D-2

Monthly OD Grid
The Board of Trustees, on the basis of the medical examination and other documentation presented, approved the following Ordinary Disability retirements.  Future examinations were waived with the exceptions of those noted with *.   The Board waived the 30-day waiting period with an effective date of July 1, 2006 and earlier.

Member's Name

Effective Date

P/F

Employer

Amison, Martin E

05/06

P

Mercer County
Bowman, James C
02/06
P
Department Of Correction
Corkran, Thomas J Jr.
06/06
F
Mercer County  
Diggs, Tyrone
06/06
P
Essex County
Garruba, James
10/06
P
Trenton City
Giddens, Maurice G
02/06
P
Mercer County
Hamlyn, Walter J Jr
04/06
P
South Woods Prison-Dept. Of Cor
Hill, Richard
09/06
P
Newark City
Jones, Floyd Terry
04/06
P
Corrections-Adult Diag. & Treat
Jones, Willie C Jr
02/06
P
Department Of Correction
Lapenta, Stephen
08/06
P
Div Of Criminal Justice
Mack, Robert J
06/06
P
Ocean County
Ritter, Edward
09/06
P
Clementon Borough
Vitale, Frank A Sr
02/06
P
Essex County
Total=14

(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Boucher; Trustee Gordon abstained)


Accidental Disability


Member Name, No.
Employer
Effective
Date
Accident
Date
TP
DR
TE
DM
Board's Decision

E-1 10:45 AM
Dossantos, Leandro
Newark Police
7/1/2006
6/23/2004
Y
Y
Y
Approved
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Sierchio; Trustee Fava recused; Trustee Gordon abstained)
E-2 10:20 AM

Jackson, Michael L. 
East Orange Police Dept. 
6/1/2006 
3/25/2005
Y
Y
Y
Approved
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Leake; Trustee Gordon abstained)
E-3
Minguela, Angel  

City of Vineland
3/1/2006 
4/27/2001
Y
Y
N
Denied Accidental Disability;
granted Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky; Trustees Foti and Gordon abstained)
E-4
Clements, John
Pennsauken Twp.
4/1/2004 
9/17/2002
11/6/2002

Y
Y
Y
Reconsidered; now approves of   direct result; Approve Accidental Disability
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Connelly; Trustee Gordon abstained)
E-5
11:00 AM
Camp, Buddy 
City of Camden
9/1/2005 
10/2/2004
T
T
T
a.Honorable Service - Tabled to obtain information from employer
b. Accidental Disability
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Foti; Trustee Gordon abstained)
E-6
Allgeier, John
Roseland Boro.
3/1/2006 
6/3/1993
3/11/2005
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Denied Accidental Disability;
No delayed manifestation;
granted Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Boucher; seconded by Trustee Foti; Trustee Gordon abstained)
E-7
Mcguinness, Douglas
Mt. Laurel Twp.
5/1/2006 
6/12/2005
Y
Y
Y
Approved
(Motion by Trustee Boucher; seconded by Trustee Connelly; Trustee Gordon abstained)
E-8
Wilson, Jeffrey
Little Egg Harbor Twp.
9/1/2005
4/27/2005
Y 
Y
Y
Reconsidered and approved direct result and traumatic event; Approved Accidental Disability
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Connelly; Trustee Gordon abstained)
E-9
Pallotta, Nicholas
North Hudson Regional Fire Dept
6/1/2006
9/12/2001
Y
Y
Y
Approved
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky; Trustee Gordon abstained)
E-10
Martorano, Thomas

City of Vineland
9/1/2005

6/9/1999
12/4/2002
10/28/2003
8/19/2004

Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Denied Accidental Disability;
No delayed manifestation on 6/1999 incident; granted Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Beaver; Trustee Gordon abstained)
E-11
Callahan, Thomas
City of Union
7/1/2005
2/16/2004
T
T
T
Resubmission - Tabled per attorney’s request
a.Honorable Service
b.
Accidental Disability
(Motion by Trustee Mikutsky; seconded by Trustee Sierchio; Trustee Gordon abstained)
E-12
Washington, Briane
Essex County
3/1/2006
2/21/2005
Y
Y
N
Denied Accidental Disability;
granted Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Murphy; Trustee Gordon abstained)
E-13
Kammler, Cory
 
County of Mercer
8/1/2006
12/11/1997
Y
Y
Y
Approved
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Connelly; Trustee Gordon abstained)
E-14
Nametko, Ronald
Township of Denville
8/1/2006
11/16/2004
Y
Y
Y
Approved
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Connelly; Trustees Foti and Gordon abstained)
E-15
Cervino, Michael
City of Jersey City Police Department
1/1/2006
8/12/1998
4/18/2000
8/10/2002
T
T
T
T
T
T
T
T
T
a.Honorable Service
b.
Accidental Disability
Tabled
to obtain additional info. from employer
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Connelly; Trustees Foti and Gordon abstained)

OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues                  

F-1+
Santiago, Joseph - Newark City - Resubmission PBA's request that Mr. Santiago be re-enrolled in PFRS - Tabled in order for the Division to conduct further research and refer to the Division of Criminal Justice to assist the Division in ascertaining whether Mr. Santiago is acting in a capacity that is beyond the scope of his lawful authority at Police Director.
(Motion by Trustee Beaver; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky: Trustees Murphy; Foti; Sierchio and Connelly  recused; Trustee Gordon abstained)
F-2+
D'Onofrino, Dominick - Lodi Boro. - Creditable Salary - Denied; the duties of Captain were considered to be a temporary assignment since the existing chief was on a leave of absence and therefore not considered creditable. (Motion by Trustee Mikutsky; seconded by Trustee Beaver; Trustee Gordon abstained) (Retirement Bureau)
F-3+
Fagliarone, Robert - Fairview Boro. - Creditable Salary - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Foti; Trustee Gordon abstained) (Retirement Bureau)
F-4
Hill, Rodney - City of Atlantic City - a. Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of service and salary from February 1, 2005 through termination of employment.
b. Service retirement - Approved effective May 1, 2006
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Murphy; Trustee Gordon abstained) (Retirement Bureau)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Bell, Carolynn - Atlantic Highlands Boro. - Initial Decision with exceptions - ALJ affirmed the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability due to no traumatic event - Adopted; noted exceptions
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky; Trustee Gordon abstained)
G-2

Corso, Gerald - Caldwell Boro. - Appellate Division Decisions - Court affirmed the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability due to no traumatic event - Noted

G-3
Petrozzino, Ronald - Essex County - Initial Decision - Reconsideration with exceptions (DAG will not be filing reply to exceptions) - ALJ upheld the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability due to no traumatic event - Adopted; noted exceptions
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky; Trustee Gordon abstained)
G-4
Vitiello, Joseph - Ocean County - Final Administrative Determinations - Approved
G-5
Caprio, Donna - Monmouth County/ Hall of Records - Final Administrative Determinations - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky; Trustee Gordon abstained)

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Focht, Robert L. - North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue - Appeals the Board's decision to deny request to change the effective retirement date from January 1, 2006 to August 1, 2005 – Denied hearing request; Secretary will prepare final administrative determination.
(Motion by Trustee Beaver; seconded by Trustee Sierchio; Trustee Gordon abstained)

H-2+
Aponte, Daniel - Hudson County - Appeals the Board's decision to deny accidental disability - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Sierchio; Trustee Gordon abstained)
H-3
Solomon, Geraldine - Passaic County - Appeals the Board's decision to deny accidental disability - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky; Trustee Gordon abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+

Sorrentino, James - Federal Reserve Police Officer - Membership Request to reduce age requirement for enrollment into PFRS - Reconsideration - Tabled per attorney’s request
(Motion by Trustee Kandrac; seconded by Trustee Sierchio; Trustee Gordon abstained)

J-2+

Sellers, Glen - No PFRS No. - Bloomfield Twp. - Reconsideration of previous Board decision regarding enrollment in the PFRS retirement system - Reversed decision and denied enrollment based on absence of statutory authority to permit enrollment.
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Connelly; Vote: 6:3:2; Trustees Kandrac, Mikutsky and Murphy: Nae; Trustees Sierchio and Gordon abstained)

J-3
City of Northfield and Mainland PBA Local NO. 77 - Creditable Salary for contract period January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2007 -  Tabled per attorney’s request
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Murphy; Trustee Gordon abstained)
J-4+
City of Paterson - Creditable Salary Paterson Police PBA Local #1 and PBA Local #1 SOA for the period of August 1, 1998 through July 31, 2003 -
a. Reaffirmed previous Board decision of September 25, 2000 regarding PBA and SOA longevity;
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Foti; Vote: 5:2:1 Trustees Kandrac and Beaver: Nae; Trustee Gordon abstained)
b.  Tabled action on the issue of Senior Officer Pay to review creditable compensation rules.
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky; Vote: 6:1:1; Trustee Foti: Nae; Trustee Gordon abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

(The following items were noted)
L-1
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefits Claims for May 2006
L-2
Memos from Buck Consultants regarding Ch. 86, P.L. 2001 and Ch. 318, P.L. 2001
L-3
Memos AG's advice regarding the implementation of Chapter 326, P.L. 2005 (volunteer firefighters appointed to paid positions - transfer from PERS to PFRS)

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on August 7, 2006.

 

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