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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JULY 16, 2012
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 2012 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2011.

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 (7K) Deferred - None
Special Adobe PDF (14K) Totals Adobe PDF (7K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:00 AM

Adjourned: 2:10 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Susanne Culliton; Vince Foti; Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Michael Postorino; John Sierchio (left 1:30 p.m.)


Absent: Richard Mikutsky; Sherryl Gordon

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Marylou Mayoros; AAG, Robert Stoloff: Kathleen Coates; Kierney Corliss; Douglas Martucci; Jackie Bussanich; Hank Schwedes; John Megariotis; Florence Sheppard; DAG Diane Weeden (via telecom); Valerie McManus; Christopher Gray, Esq.; Michael Kappre; Lee Morey; Victor DeMusz; Melissa DeMusz; Tania Johnson; William Claxton, Esq.; Jerry Ugrina; William Meadows, Esq.; John Gillespie; Eric Wood; Marylou Wood; Domenico Amoroso; Samuel Gaylord, Esq.; Patrick Toscano, Esq.; Shaun Novoshelski; Joseph Rothenberger; John Feeley, Esq.; Dennis Sanders; Christopher DeSoccio, Esq.; Luis Vega; Ryan Darling; Christina Darling; Samuel Halpern, Esq.; Nina Knight


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of June 18, 2012
Approved (Vote: 8-0-1; Trustee Brennan abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of June 18, 2012
Approved Executive Session Minutes (Vote: 8-0-1; Trustee Brennan abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1
Reorganization of Board Members List of Officers (N.J.A.C. 17:4-1.3) Fiscal Year 2013
Beginning July 1, 2012-Ending June 30, 2012 - Approved
Wayne Hall - Chairperson
Vince Foti - First Vice Chairperson
Michael Postorino - Second Vice Chairperson
Marty Barrett - Actuary Selection Committee
B-2= Election Results Certification of Firefighter for Election
Accepted one additonal ballot, recount now reflects a tie. The Board granted a new election for these two candidates (Middlesworth & Colacci) only. Rich Mikutsky will remain a trustee until a successor is named.


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

C-2=
Retirement List
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 Medwin, Richard


Morris County
3/1/2012
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred or
return to work
D-2       Approved Coccia, Daniel;
Washington Twp.; effective 11/1/11
Grieco, Paul Joseph; Pine Hill
Borough; effective 12/1/11
Johnson, Eric; Gloucester City;
effective 4/1/12
Pritchett, Shelly; JJC; effecitve
12/1/11
Rivera, Jose; Newark City; effective 6/1/12



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Younger, Laviv
Northern State Prison
8/1/2011
7/1/2008
Approved Accidental. Withdraw the case from OAL
(Vote:6-2; Trustees Loccke, Leake nae)

E-2

(+) Kappre, Michael
Borough of Newfield
12/1/2011
4/29/2010
Approved

E-3

Poeppel, Gregory
City of Bridgeton
1/1/2011
1/30/2007
Tabled for Honorable Service review.

E-4

(+) DeMusz, Victor
City of Cape May
2/1/2012
8/25/2009
3/12/2011
Denied Accidental Disability,
continue collecting Ordinary
Disability.
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Barrett nae)

E-5

Johnson, Corey
East Orange
11/1/2011
7/20/2010
Involuntary Tabled for new IME.

E-6

Ortiz-Diaz, Yazmin
Northern State Prison
6/1/2011
3/28/2009
  
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 7-1; Trustee Loccke nae)

E-7

Ward, Carissa
Juvenile Justice
Commission
8/1/2011
11/24/2009
Tabled for new IME.
(Vote: 6-2; Trustee Culliton, Hall nae)

E-8

(+) Johnson, James
Camden City
12/1/2011
12/20/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-9
(+) Ugrina, Jerry
Morris County
10/1/2011
8/31/2007
Tabled for review of disciplinary charges

E-10

(+) Gillespie, John
Deptford Township
1/1/2012
2/6/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-11

(+) Wood, Eric
Township of East
Brunswick
3/1/2012
1/19/2007
1/19/2011
Accidental Disability - Approved
Late Filing - Denied
E-12 Gilles, Gerty Jean

County of Union
3/1/2012
11/17/2006
4/30/2008
1/7/2009
4/18/2010
4/21/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 7-1; Trustee Loccke nae)
E-13 (+) Amoroso, Domenico
Trenton Police
Department
2/1/2012
8/17/2010
Tabled for IME clarification. Granted
interim Ordinary Disability
E-14 Jenkins, Joequan
Newark Police
Department
4/1/2012
5/23/2010
Approved
E-15 Fazzari, Fabian
City of Orange
1/1/2005
10/30/1997
1/12/2001
1/19/2004
Approved
E-16 Spallina, Michael
Township of Brick
10/1/2012
1/25/2011
Approved
E-17 Roberts, Diane
Juv. Jus. Comm
9/1/2011
10/21/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-18 (+) Ruh, Robert
Washington Township
8/1/2012
3/21/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-19 (+) Novoshelski, Shaun
Tenafly Police Department
7/1/2012
8/2/2011
Approved
(Trustees Hall, Loccke recused)
E-20 Pieper, James
Juvenile Justice Commission Medium Security Facility
3/1/2012
6/25/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-21 (+) Rothenberger, Joseph
City of Orange
1/1/2012
9/27/2006
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-22 Boyd, Dawn
Camden Co Board of Chosen Freeholders
6/1/2012
4/30/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-23 (+) Sanders, Dennis
City of Newark
8/1/2012
10/26/2010
Approved
E-24 (+) Vega, Luis
City of Newark 6/1/2011
2/7/2003
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-25 (+) Wilson, Joseph
City of Orange
8/1/2011
1/22/2003 2/27/2005
1/16/2007 9/22/2009 5/24/2010
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental Disability. Reinstate from Ordinary Disability. No longer
disabled. Case remains in the OAL.
E-26 Rando, Deborah
City of Atlantic City
11/1/2001
9/23/1999
Remand back to OAL on issue of DR.
(DAG Pusko recused)
E-27 (+) Morey, Lee
Borough of Harvey Cedars
2/1/2010
2/13/2009
Denied Accidental. Withdraw only.
Case remains in the OAL.
E-28 (+) Darling, Ryan
Department of Corrections
1/1/2012
2/20/2010
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
E-29 Parillo, Dominick
Borough of Carlstadt
8/1/2012
4/5/2009
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-30 Barbosa, Braulio
Passaic City
8/1/2012
3/1/2012
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-31 Touris, John
Union County
6/1/2012
10/3/2010
Approved
E-32 (+) Knight, Nina
Orange City
4/1/2011
3/21/2005
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental Disability. Granted
Ordinary Disability. Case remains in
the OAL.
E-33 Pardo, Carlos
Town of West New
York
9/1/2009
3/14/2008
Reconsidered and Approved
Withdrawal from OAL
E-34 (+) Brown, Shawn
City of Pleasantville
2/1/2012
4/8/2010
12/15/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 6-3; Trustess Foti, Barrett, Hall nae)


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+
Cooke, Allen - Union County - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture of one year of salary from November 24, 2010 until the end of employment.
(Retirement Bureau) (Vote: 7-2; Trustees Foti, Barrett nae)
 

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Emrich, Wendy - Juv. Jus. Comm./Medium Sec.Fac - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2
Marino, Thomas - Edison Township - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision to forfeit salary and deny Ordinary Disability
Adopted ALJ's decision with modification as set forth in DAG's exceptions
G-3
Wright, David - City of Trenton - Initial Decision ALJ reversed Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective July 1, 2006.
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted exceptions (Vote: 8-1; Trustee Loccke nae) (Retirement Bureau)
G-4
Taylor, John C - Garden State Recp & Youth Correction Center - Appellate Division Decisions
Noted
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Williams, Ezzard - Irvington Township - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-2
Torres, Jose - Dept of Corrections - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3
Beagin, Richard - West Paterson Borough - Appeals the forfeiture of service (no longer qualifies to file for Ordinary Disability)
Approved OAL Hearing (Vote: 8-0-1; Trustee Loccke abstained)
H-4
Crumrine (deceased), Gregory - Long Branch City - Appeals the denial to waive loan balance
Denied, the Board directed the Secretary to draw up a Final Administrative Determination
H-5
Noda, Gerardo - Lacey Township - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-6
Caldwell, Ronald - Bridgeton City - Appeals denial of forfeiture of Service
Approved OAL Hearing
H-7
Lyons (Deceased), James - North Caldwell Borough - Appeals the denial of spousal benefits
Denied, the Board directed the Secretary to draw up a Final Administrative Determination
(Vote: 8-0-1; Trustee Loccke abstained)
H-8
Shafto, Joseph - City of Asbury Park - Appeals reinstatement from Accidental Disability
Approved OAL Hearing
H-9
Weinlein, John - Berkeley Township - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-10
MacFarland, David - Bordentown Township Fire District 2 - Appeals denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Withdrawn from agenda handled administratively
H-11
Kantner, Michael - Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders - Appeals denial of his monthly Retirement Allowance
Approved OAL Hearing
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

None
   


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Appellate Division Decisions A. Lynne Lindenthal for Peter W. Lindenthal (Deceased)
Noted
L-2
Common Pension Fund A as of May 31, 2012
Noted
L-3
Common Pension Fund B as of May 31, 2012
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund E as of May 31, 2012
Noted
L-5 Trial Balance as of May 31, 2012
Noted
L-6=
Normal Retirement Age in PFRS as presented by Trustee Loccke
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on August 20, 2012.

 

 
 
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