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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JULY 11, 2011
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
2011 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 17, 2010.

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 (8K) Deferred - Adobe PDF (8K)
Special Adobe PDF (16K) Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:02 AM

Adjourned: 2:08 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Laurel Brennan (left 1:42 pm); Susanne Culliton; Vince Foti; Sherryl Gordon; Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke (left 1:46 pm); Richard Mikutsly; Mike Postorino; John Sierchio


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Timothy M. Walsh, Director, Division of Investment; Chris McDonough, Division of Investment ; Ruth Winters Bruce Norman; Darrin Harman; Richard Klineberger, Esq.; Paul Kleinbaum, Esq.; Mark Schwedes; Samuel Halpern, Esq.; Raymond Ricciardi; Andrew Paccuci; Tadeusz Koziol; Raymond Rinnier, Mrs. Rinnier; Patrick Toscano, Esq.; Marc Yodice; Robert Fox, FOP


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of June 13, 2011
Approved (Trustees Loccke, Brennan, Gordon abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of June 13, 2011
Approved Executive Session Minutes (Trustees Loccke, Brennan, Gordon abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Reorganization of Board Members effective July 1, 2011
Chairperson- John Sierchio
1st Vice Chairperson - Richard Mikutsky
2nd Vice Chairperson - Wayne Hall
State Investment Council Representative - Marty Barrett
Representative Actuary Represenhtative Committee - Vince Foti
Approved

B-2
Board Agenda Items (trustees – motions)
Noted
B-3=
Election Results Wayne Hall elected without balloting as Police representative (new term
12/1/11 to 11/30/15)
Acknowledged Wayne Hall's new 4 year term


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists for June 22, 2011
Approved

C-2=
Retirement List
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

DECISION

D-1 (+) Riccardi, Raymond

Township of
Maplewood
9/1/2008
Reconsidered and Approved
Withdraw from OAL
D-2 Monthly OD Grid
    Approved
Barkley-Whitake, Janine - Passaic County - effective 3/1/2011
Bello, Vincent J. Jr - DOC - effective 5/1/2011
Chiari, John J. - South Woods Prison – DOC - effective 6/1/201
Figueroa, Jessica - JJC/Med Sec Fac. - effective 6/1/2011
Goss, Donald - Mountainview YCF - effective 6/1/2011
McClellan, Richard A - Mountainview YCF - effective 6/1/2011
Monto, Arthur - Sparta Township - effective 10/1/2010
Roche, Michael P - Union County - effective 1/1/2011
Rosado, William - Albert C. Wagner YCF - effective 6/1/2011



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Bender, Wayne

Princeton Borough
4/1/2010
12/23/2008
Approved
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Mikutsky nae)

E-2

Longobardi, James

DEP
5/1/2011
12/21/2008
Approved

E-3

(+) Rinnier, Raymond

Penns Grove
4/1/2011
3/21/2010
Approved
(Trustee Culliton abstained)

E-4

Sheppard, Richard

DOC
3/1/2011
2/19/2010
Approved

E-5

Kapcsandi, Thomas

Edison Township
3/1/2011
3/23/2010
Approved

E-6

Mongiello, Joseph

Twp. of Parsippany
8/1/2011
9/29/2006
Approved

E-7

Martinez, Richard

City of Camden
12/1/2010
12/4/2008
Approved
(Vote: 7-2; Trustees Foti, Leake nae)

E-8

(+) Koziol, Tadeusz

Bergen County
7/1/2010
12/14/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-9
Kitchen, Stacy

County of Mercer
7/1/2010
12/31/2009
Approved
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Barrett nae)

E-10

Bradforth, Sean

Asbury Park City
5/1/2009
3/26/2006
Tabled for information from member

E-11

Brunson, Kindred

Union County
7/1/2011
7/12/2010
Approved

E-12

(+) Yodice, Marc

Clifton Fire
Department
3/1/2011
9/16/2006

Approved
(Trustee Sierchio recused)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+
Norman, Bruce - Asbury Park City - Deferred Retirement (Removed for cause)
Denied (Vote: 10-1; Trustee Barrett nae)
F-2+
Harman, Darrin - Carneys Point Township -
Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of 5 years service and salary from October 1, 2004 to
September 30, 2009.
(Retirement Bureau) (Vote: 8-3; Trustees Barrett, Hall, Sierchio nae)
F-3
Kramer, Frederick - Bayside State Prison - Honorable Service with
Settlement Agreement
Partial forfeiture of service and salary from from August 1, 2007 thru July 31, 2008.
(Retirement Bureau)
F-4
Crecco, Anthony - City of Newark - Request for dependency
benefits
Denied request for dependency. Division will recoup retirement benefits paid during period
of incarceration from February 2011 thru May 2011. (Retirement Bureau)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Scheicher, Eugene - Spotswood Borough - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2
Vendrell, Manuel - Newark City - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-3
Lattanzio, Ronald - City of Camden - Initial Decision ALJ upheld
Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability
Adopted ALJ's decision.
G-4
Zutell, Kristine - Bergen County - Initial Decision ALJ upheld
Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability
Adopted ALJ's decision.
G-5
Ronald, Rogers - Monroe Township - Final Administrative
Determinations
Approved
G-6
Holmes, Robert - Marlboro Township - Final Administrative
Determinations
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Minosse, Michael - Gloucester Township - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL hearing (Trustee Culliton recused)
H-2+
Dato, Cheryl - Middlesex County - Appeals denial of Chapter 428 retirement
Reconsidered and approved Chapter 428 retirement benefits. (Vote: 7-2-1-1; Trustees
Culliton, Mikutsky nae; Trustee Foti abstained; Trustee Loccke recused)
H-3
Walker, Brian - Passaic County - Appeals the forfeiture of entire PFRS service
and salary
Approved OAL hearing
H-4
Kowalczyk, Brian - City of Trenton - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL hearing



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1

Errigo, Marcello - Passaic County - Purchase LOA service credit
Denied (Trustee Loccke recused)

J-2+
Ramsey Borough & PBA Local No. 155 - Creditable Salary
Approved (Vote: 7-2-1-1; Trustee Culliton, Mikutsky nae; Trustee Sierchio abstained;
Trustee Loccke recused)
J-3
Amodio, Dessica - Mercer County Prosecutor's Office - Request to use former
"County" service to reduce age in PFRS to qualify for interfund transfer
Denied (Vote 6-2-1-2; Trustees Brennan, Barrett nae; Trustee Sierchio abstained; Trustees
Culliton; Loccke recused)


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Certifying Officer Letter regarding Chapter 52, P.L. 2011
Noted
L-2
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Clais for the
month of May 2011
Noted
L-3
Common Pension Fund D as of April 30, 2011
Noted
L-4
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted
L-5
Procedures for PFRS Involuntary Disability Retirement
Noted
L-6
Trial Balance as of May 31, 2011
Noted
L-7
Common Pension Fund E as of May 31, 2011
Noted
L-8
Legislation Chapter 78, P. L. 2011 (Pension and Health Benefits Reform)
Noted
L-9=
Legislation Chapter 79, P.L. 2011 (Repeal of Section 76 of Chapter 78 Out Of State
Coverage Limitation)
Noted
L-10=
Contribution Rate Changes Under Chapter 78, P. L. 2011
Noted
L-11+
Alternate Investments Presentation by Director Timothy Walsh
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on August 8, 2011.

 

 
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