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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JULY 15, 2013
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 2013 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 12, 2012.

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 (9K) Deferred - none
Special Adobe PDF (21K) Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:01 AM

Adjourned: 1:26 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Laurel Brennan; Timothy Collaci; Susanne Culliton; Vince Foti; Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Richard Locke; Mike Postorino; John Sierchio


Absent: NONE

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie
McManus; Mike Weik; Sharon Palmer; DAG Danielle Schimmel; DAG Chris Tattory; Trooper Mike Rosica; Daniel LaHart; Ronald Wilkins; Captain Joseph Bannon; Jean Fekete; Thomas Cammarata, Esq.; John Feeley, Esq.; D. William Subin, Esq.; Richard Henderson ; Jennifer Henderson; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; Keith Stopko; Carlos Concepcion; Peter Leonard; Craig Gumpel, Esq.; Anthony Camal; Mrs. Camal; Mark Porino; Michele Porino; Steven Kossup, Esq.; Robert Agostini; Kyle Dalrymple; Chris Glorioso, NBC Channel 4; Jeff Richardson, NBC Channel 4; Mark Lagerkvist; NJ Watchdog


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of June 10, 2013
Approved (Vote: 7-0-3; Trustees Colacci; Brennan; Loccke abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of June 10, 2013
Approved Executive Session Minutes (Vote: 7-0-3; Trustees Colacci;Brennan; Loccke abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1+ Chapter 204 PFRS Title Review Special Staff Officer 3; Staff Assistant I; Staff Assistant 2 Denied titles in PFRS
B-2

Reorganization of Board Members

Approved Wayne Hall - Chairperson
Vince Foti - First Vice Chairperson
Mike Postorino- Second Vice Chairperson
Marty Barrett - Actuary Selection Committee (Trustee Culliton abstained)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved
C-2 Retirement List
Approved
C-3 Chapter 221
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 Stopko, Keith
Div of Criminal Justice
6/1/2013
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2 Williams, Fernard
Essex County
4/1/2013
Approved
D-3 McClellan, Andrew
Long Beach Township
10/1/2012
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-4 Monthly OD Grid
 
 
Approved Armstrong, Brian; Essex County; effective 5/1/13

Burrell, Albert; Newark City; effective 2/1/13

Hannah, Susan; DOC; effective
10/1/12

Knox, Nathaniel; Salem County;
effective 12/1/12

Martin, Joseph; Orange City;
effective 6/1/13

Sweeten, Kenneth; Elk Township;
effective 5/1/13

White, Kim; DOC; effective 1/1/13

Rizzi, Roberto; Nutley Township;
effective 3/1/13 - Approved with a 2 year re-evaluation

Tisi, Daniel; Mountainview YCF;
effective 2/1/13 - Approved with a 2 year re-evaluation


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

(+) Sherma, David
Buena Boro
10/1/2012
9/9/2008
See Bd Decision 1.) Honorable
Service - Partial forfeiture of service
and salary one year prior to the
incident effective February 1, 2011
until the end of employment (Vote: 8- 2; Trustees Foti, Loccke nae)
2.) Accidental Disability - Deny
Accidental, Grant Ordinary (Vote: 9-
1; Trustee Loccke nae)

E-2

(+) Concepcion, Carlos

Camden City
12/1/2011
10/9/2010
Reconsideration of an OAL case
Approved Accidental Disability.
Withdrawl matter from OAL.
((Vote: 7-3; Trustes Postorino,
Sierchio, Loccke nae))

E-3

(+) Whittle, Michael

Township of Montclair
3/1/2012
2/12/2008
Tabled per attorney's request

E-4

Guzman, Rachel
Paterson City
5/1/2013
7/31/2011
Approved with a 2 year re-evaluation

E-5

(+) Leonard, Peter
North Hanover Township
7/1/2013
2/16/2012
Approved
(Vote 9-1; Trustee Culliton nae)

E-6

Brito, Jose
Garfield City
9/1/2013
12/10/2011
Approved
((Trustee Loccke recused))

E-7

(+) Dalrymple, Kyle
Blairstown Township
3/1/2011
6/20/2010
Approved with a 2 year re-evaluation

E-8

Cleary, Thomas
Jersey City Fire Department
11/1/2011
12/28/2010
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental. Continue collecting Special retirement.

E-9

(+) Camal, Anthony
Paterson City
2/1/2013
8/31/2003
11/2/2003 4/10/2012
Denied Accidental, continue
collecting Ordinary. Granted OAL
Hearing
((Trustee Postorino recused))
E-10 Dougherty, Michael
Hamilton Township
6/1/2013
7/18/2005
Tabled, Grant Interim Ordinary
Disability
E-11 Varga, Dave

North Brunswick
Township
5/1/2013
6/24/2010
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental, continue collecting Ordinary. Granted OAL hearing.
E-12 (+) Porrino, Mark
Englewood City
4/1/2013
6/24/2009
Approved
E-13 Taylor, Robert
City of Newark
3/1/2013
3/19/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-14

Ernest, Joseph
Borough of Metuchun
9/1/2012
10/30/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-15

Derrico, Joseph

Hamilton Police
9/1/2010
7/31/2009
1/16/2010
Reinstatement from Accidental
Disability Approved Reinstatement
from Disability.
Cancel Pension effective 8/1/2013
due to resignation.

E-16

Tricka, Thomas
Little Egg Harbor Township
5/1/2013
3/29/2011
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-17

(+) Agostini, Robert
North Hudson Regional Fire
7/1/2013
9/11/2001
Approved
(Trustee Collaci recused)


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Easley, Lisa - Albert C. Wagner Youth Correction Facility -
Tabled per attorney request.
F-2+ Giardina, Gary - Northern State Prison -
Tabled per attorney request. (Vote: 9-0-1; Trustee Loccke abstained)
F-3+

Fekete (Deceased), Charles - Edison Township -
Deferred Retirement - Denied; cancel dependent benefits prospectively effective 8/1/2013,
no recoupment necessary (Retirement Bureau)

F-4 Smith, Scott - Hasbrouck Heights Borough - Suspension of Retirement Benefits due to Indictment
Denied suspension at this time (Vote: 9-0-1; Trustee Loccke abstained)
F-5 DiGiovanni, Ronald - Atlantic City - Review Creditable Compensation
Approved, consolidate in OAL with other cases (Audit Section)

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1+ Henderson, Richard - Egg Harbor Township - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective 4/1/11
Adopted ALJ's deicision and rejected dicta as noted by DAG Wagner. (Vote:9-1; Trustee Barrett nae) (Retirement Bureau)
G-2 Hundemann, Wayne - Carteret Borough - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted exceptions and reply to exceptions (Vote: 9-0-1; Trustee Loccke abstained)
G-3 Caminiti, Frank - Essex County - Appellate Division Decisions The Court affirmed the ALJ's decision and granted Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits effective 4/1/04
Adopted (Vote 9-1; Trustee Loccke nae) (Retirement Bureau)
G-4 Mott, Dennis - Bernards Township - Appellate Division Decisions
The Court dismissed the Interlocutory Appeal since the amount owed by the Township due to an unauthorized ERI is not resolved
Noted (Vote: 7-0-1; Trustee Loccke abstained)
G-5 Miller, Joseph - West Paterson Borough - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disabililty retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision. (Vote: 8-1; Trustee Barrett nae; Trustee Loccke recused)
G-6 Ocean County - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision and granted Ordinary Disability to Sean Feltri
Adopted ALJ's decision.
G-7 Petry, Robert - Bergen County - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision and denied enrollment into PFRS because of age
Tabled per DAG Kelly's request.
G-8 Muller, Thomas - Clementon Borough - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision.
G-9+ Caldwell, Ronald - Bridgeton City - Reconsideration of an OAL case
Continue matter in OAL.

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Medina, Noemi - City of Newark - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing.
H-2 Atlantic City - Creditable Compensation- Employer appeals the decision of the PFRS retirement system to retroactively approve Detective pay as pension eligible compensation
Approved OAL Hearing. (Vote: 7-2; Trustees Loccke, Barrett nae; Trustee Postorino recused)
H-3 Saymon, Steven - Brooklawn Borough - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Tabled for IME to review new medical. (Retirement Bureau)
H-4 Williams, Linda - Department of Corrections Vroom-Jones Farm -
Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing.
H-5 Smith, Deems - City of Newark - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-6 Licausi, Robert - City of East Orange - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-7 Hodnicki, Michael - West Windsor Township - Appeals denial of enrollment into PFRS
Approved OAL Hearing
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

None


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Edward Szakacs vs PERS
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund A as of April 30, 2013
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund B as of April 30, 2013
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund E as of April 30, 2013
Noted
L-5 Appellate Division Decisions Hope Wright vs PERS
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund D as of April 30, 2013
Noted
L-7 Trial Balance for April 30, 2013
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund D as of May 31, 2013
Noted
L-9 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the month of May 2013
Noted
L-10 Trial Balance for May 31, 2013
Noted
L-11 Trial Balance for May 31, 2013
Noted
L-12 Common Pension Fund A as of May 31, 2013
Noted
L-13 Common Pension Fund B as of May 31, 2013
Noted
L-14 Common Pension Fund E as of May 31, 2013
Noted
L-15 Certifying Officer Letters Personal Benefit Statement Available Online Through MBOS
Noted
L-16 Mortgage Program PFRS Report for Month Ending May 31, 2013
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on August 5, 2013.

 
 
 
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