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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JULY 13, 2009
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 2009 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2008.

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 Deferred Special Totals



OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:03 AM

Adjourned: 11:54 AM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Fred Beaver; Laurel Brennan (left at 11:45 am); Vince Foti; Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Richard Mikutsky; John Sierchio


Absent: Sherryl Gordon; Mark Kandrac

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Brian Snyder; Kevin P. McCann, Esq.; Joseph Collier, Jr.; Richard Brown; Michael Collura; John Koelble; Angela Blow; Ron King


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of June 08, 2009
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1

Reorganization of Board Members
John Sierchio - Chairperson
Rich Mikutsky - First Vice Chairperson
Wayne Hall - Second Vice Chairperson
Mark Kandrac - State Investment Council Rep (until 6/30/10)
Vince Foti - Representative to the Actuary Selection Committee



OPEN SESSION


Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

C-2 Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability   

.

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

DECISION

D-1

Webb, Francine


City of Vineland

12/1/2006

Reinstatement from Disability
Retirement Approved

D-2 Blow, Angela
City of Paterson
4/1/2008
Chapter 428 Denied
(Trustee Loccke recused)
D-3 Chambers, Sandra
Town of Westfield
1/1/2009
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-4 Plunkett, Janine
NJ State Parole Board
3/1/2009
Chapter 428 Approved
D-5 Monthly OD Grid . .
Baez, Carlos, Middlesex County (effective 8/1/08);
Burke, Norbert, Camden County (effective 7/1/09);
Cashel, Mark, Lawrence Township (effectvie 8/1/09);
Jackson, Joseph, Riverfront State Prison (effective 2/1/09);
Kriegner, Thomas, City of Trenton (effective 4/1/09);
McNamara, Susan, Woodbridge Twp. (effective 12/1/08), Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused on Cashel)


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

..

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Collura, Michael

Juvenile Justice Commission
1/1/2009
6/6/2006
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary in the interim allowing the petitioner to amend retirement application and forward additional documentation.

E-2

Nemeth, Debra

City of Camden
5/1/2009
5/23/2007
Approved

E-3

Rockefeller, Dennis

Dept. of Corrections
10/1/2008
7/25/2007
Approved
(Vote:8-1; Trustee Loccke nae)

E-4

Milo, Adam

Boro of Westwood
8/1/2009
3/10/2007
Approved

E-5

Jefferson, Sarah

Pemberton Twp.
4/1/2009
6/29/2007

Approved

E-6

Lord, Steven

 

Monmouth County Bd. of Chosen Freeholders
7/1/2009
8/17/2007
Approved
(Trustee Foti abstained)

E-7

Muhammad, Sultan

Dept. of Corrections (Yardville)
11/1/2008
10/16/2007
Tabled for additional documentation

E-8

Barry, John

Mt. Holly Township
1/1/2009
12/12/2006
Approved

E-9

Morris, John

City of Woodbury
8/1/2009
3/10/2008
Approved

E-10

Garrity, Matthew

Borough of Mt. Ephraim
2/1/2007
9/26/2006
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-11

Ludlam, William

DOC/Southern State Corr Facility
1/1/2009
3/31/2007
Approved

E-12

Aromando, Mark

Bergen County
4/1/2009
9/26/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-13

Eatman, Gerald

Newark
9/1/2007
2/3/2007
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred subject to review under NJSA 43:16A-11.2

E-14

Crowder, Terrence

City of Camden
5/1/2009
4/23/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary or offer Special whichever produces the higher benefit
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-15

Koelble, John


Irvington Township
5/1/2009
8/29/2007
Approved
E-16
Zutell, Kristine

Bergen County
2/1/2009
9/3/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-17
Sparandeo, Marco

Passaic County
3/1/2009
2/15/2008
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused; Trustee Foti abstained)
E-18
Swindell, Dale

City of Perth Amboy
7/1/2009
5/4/2007
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+

Snyder, Brian - Review Salary used in computation of retirement
allowance
Denied

F-2
Collier, Joseph - Dept. Of Corrections -
Honorable Service - No forfeiture
Service Retirement - Approved
(Retirement Bureau)
F-3
Miller, Darryl - Camden County - A.) Honorable Service
B.) Service
Tabled per attorney's request
F-4+
Brown, Richard - Plainfield City -
Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of service and salary from June 2007 to the end of
employment
Service Retirement - Approved


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Corcoran, Thomas - Juv. Jus. Com./NJ train SC - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2
Hodavance, John - Hillside Township - ALJ's Order - Reconsideraton of an OAL case
Tabled per attorney's request
G-3
O'Keefe, Peggy - Juv. Justice Comm./NJ Train SC - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law
Approved
G-4
Dixon, Kathy - Corrections Adult Diag. & Treat - Initial Decision
ALJ upheld the Board's decision denying Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted the ALJ's decision affirming the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits. Noted the exceptions and reply to exceptions.
G-5
Ricketts, Michelle - Corrrections-Adult Diag. & Treat - Initial Decision
ALJ upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted the ALJ's decision affirming the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits. Noted the exceptions and reply to exceptions.
G-6
Caggiano, Karen - Essex County - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-7
Michinski, Jennifer - Burlington County - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-8
Coughlin, Daniel - Dept. of Corrections - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Longo, Dominic - Camden County BD of Chosen Freeholders - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved

H-2
Scheicher, Eugene - Spotwood Borough - Appeals denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3
Burris-Nikolopoulos, Rachel - West Orange Township - Appeals Denial of
Accidental Disabiliy retirement benefits
Approved
H-4
Rodriguez, David - Edison Township - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved
H-5
Davis, Michael - New Brunswick City - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1

None



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1

Saccone, Thomas - Newark City - Beneficiary Changes Request to
change beneficiary for pension benefit to Special Needs trust.
The Board declined to give an advisory opinion. The matter is not ripe for Board
determination at this time.



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1

Appellate Division Decisions - Thomas J. Carroll vs PERS
Noted

L-2
Appellate Division Decisions - Harry G. Parkin vs PERS
Noted
L-3
Appellate Division Decisions - Revised, Bertha Bueno vs TPAF
Noted
L-4
Trial Balance As of April 30, 2009
Noted
L-5
Common Pension Fund A as of February 28, 2009
Noted
L-6
State Investment Council Minutes
Noted
L-7
Wire Transfers for the month of May, 2009
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund E As of November 30, 2008
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund D as of January 31, 2009
Noted
L-10 Common Pension Fund A as of February 28, 2009
Noted
L-11 Common Pension Fund A As of March 31, 2009
Noted
L-12 PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on August 3, 2009.

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