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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JULY 14, 2014
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 2014 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 12, 2013.

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 (12K) Deferred Adobe PDF (14K)
Special Adobe PDF (24K) Totals Adobe PDF (9K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:05 AM

Adjourned: 1:00 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Keith Bennett; Laurel Brennan; Susanne Culliton; Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Brady Middlesworth


Absent: Vince Foti; Tim Colacci

Also Present: DAG Danielle Schimmel; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Valerie McManus; Jeremy Viada; Trooper Jones; Cheryl Chianese; Paul Lucarelli; DAG Jeremy Vaida; Mike Weik; Christopher Gray, Esq.; Natalie Balista; Craig Gumpel, Esq.; Viola Alessandro; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; Gustavo Sanchez; Ted Grabowski; Calvin Frazier; Donald Hammond; WolodymyrTyshchenko, Esq; Michael Kurinzi; Paul Barnes; Meghan Jack; Ross Kownatsky; Steve Kossup, Esq.; John Feeley, Esq.;
Davin Lehman; Robert Jeffress; Adam Mogul; Patrick Toscano, Esq.; Adam Toops; Matt Toscano; Robert Fox, NJSFOP


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of June 09, 2014
Approved (Vote: 5-0-3; Trustees Bennett; Loccke; Middlesworth abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of June 09, 2014
Approved Executive Session Minutes (Vote: 5-0-3; Trustees Bennett; Loccke; Middlesworth abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of June 20, 2014
Accepted as presented (Trustees Bennett; Middlesworth abstained; Trustees Loccke, Culliton recused)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1 Police and Firemen's Retirement System List Of Officers (N.J.A.C. 17:4-1.3 Fiscal Year 2015) Beginning July 1, 2014-
Ending June 30, 2015:
Chairperson - Wayne Hall
1st Vice Chairperson - Vince Foti
2nd Vice Chairperson - Tim Colacci
Actuary Selection Committee Member - Marty Barrett
State Investment Council Representative - Marty Barrett
Approved Vote: 7-0-1; Trustee Culliton abstained
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1=
Active and Retired Death Lists for July 1, 2014
Approved
C-2=
Retirement List
Approved
   

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 Monthly OD Grid     Approved
Carlin, David; Evesham
Township; effective 5/1/14
Dorsi, Nicholas Jr.; Essex County;
effective 2/1/14
Elllicott, Kevin; Medford Township;
effective 1/1/13
Febles, Luis; Passaic City; effective
4/1/14
Sanzari, Robert; Bergen County;
effective 8/1/14



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

(+) Viola, Alessandra

City of Hackensack 3/1/2012 1/27/2011 1.) Honorable Service - No Forfeiture
2.) Accidental Disability -Approved

E-2

(+) Sanchez, Gustavo
Middlesex County 7/1/2013 6/20/2011 1.) Honorable Service -Partial
forfeiture of service and salary from
7/1/10 to 6/30/11 (Vote: 6-1; Trustee Barrett nae; Trustee Leake recused)
2.) Accidental Disability - Deny
Accidental, offer Deferred.
(Trustee Leake recused)

E-3

Barnes, Paul
Riverside Township 4/1/2014 1/9/2013 Approved

E-4

(+) Kownatsky, Ross
Mount Laurel Fire
District #1
7/1/2014 10/30/2013 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-5

(+) Frazier, Calvin
City of Newark 12/1/2013 6/14/2013 1.) Honorable Service - Partial
forfeiture of service and salary from
October 1, 2012 to the end of
employment
2.) Accidental Disability - Deny
Accidental, Grant Ordinary

E-6

(+) Deramus, Alonzo
Essex County 11/1/2013 7/29/2013 Approved

E-7

Cox, Andrew
Elizabeth City 3/1/2014 8/10/2010

Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary or offer Service

E-8

(+) Kurinzi, Michael
Elizabeth City 7/1/2014 6/24/2006
12/7/2010
8/19/2012
Tabled for orthopedic IME, granted
interim Ordinary Disability
(Vote: 6-2; Trustees Bennett, Loccke nae)

E-9

(+) Lehman, Davin

Township of
Bloomfield
3/1/2013 10/23/2011
4/1/2012
Tabled for IME clarification

E-10

Ladson, Rahkeem
City of Passaic 6/1/2014 3/9/2013 Approved

E-11

(+) Jeffress, Robert
Passaic County 2/1/2014 5/7/2012 Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-12

(+) Johnson, James

Camden City 12/1/2011 12/20/2009 Reconsidered and Approved
Accidental. Withdrawal case from
OAL.
(Vote: 7-1; Trustee Loccke nae)

E-13

(+) Parlapiano, John

Salem County 1/1/2005 4/22/1990 Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental. Case remains in the
OAL.

E-14

(+) Mogul, Adam
Ocean Township 4/1/2014 3/3/2011 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-15

(+) Drelich, Gregory
City of Garfield 4/1/2014 10/6/2012 Approved with an 18 month reevaluation 
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-16

Carchia, Antony

Edna Mahon
Correctional Facility
12/1/2012 9/15/2012 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-17

(+) Smith, Bryan
Haledon Borough 7/1/2014 10/21/2010 Approved

E-18

Catania, Marco
Passaic County 8/1/2014 9/10/2013 Tabled
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-19

Simon, Timothy
City of Perth Amboy 3/1/2014 3/26/2013 Approved

E-20

Thongvichith-Mendoza, Elsie

Jersey City 11/1/2011 3/4/2004
5/3/2007
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental. Granted Ordinary with 1
year re-evaluation. Continue in the
OAL. (Note: Disabled but not due to
either of the two incidents listed.)

E-21

(+) Palumbo, Gene
City of Trenton 7/1/2014 5/14/2012 Approved Accidental with 1 year reevaluation.
(Vote: 7-1; Trustee Loccke nae)

E-22

(+) Hammond, Donald
Dover Town 8/1/2014 8/13/2013 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-23

(+) Toops, Adam
Montclair Twp 3/1/2014 7/22/2009 Tabled for additional information

E-24

(+) Loughlin, William
Jersey City 4/1/2014 1/24/2012 Approved
(Vote: 6-2; Trustees Culliton,
Brennan nae)
E-25 (+) Longo, Jason
City of Passaic 5/1/2014 1/21/2012 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
with a one year re-evlauation


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Lucarelli, Paul - Middlesex County - Honorable Service
Total Forfeiture Vote: 5-1; Trustee Barrett nae; Trustees Leake; Brennan recused
(Retirement Bureau)
F-2 DiBiasi, Darrin - Middlesex County - Honorable Service
Tabled until September 8, 2014 per attorney request
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 DeVega, Herbert - NJ Institute of Technology - Initial Decision ALJ
reversed Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted w/modification based upon DAG recommendation (Retirement Bureau)
G-2 Melendez, Sweeney - City of Paterson - Initial Decision ALJ
reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits . With
exceptions and reply to exceptions.
Rejected ALJ's decision, noted the exceptions and reply to exceptions (Vote: 6-1-1; Trustee
Barrett nae; Trustee Loccke abstained)
G-3 Medina, Noemi - City of Newark - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4 Mott, Dennis - Bernards Township - Settlement Proposal
Approved (Trustee Loccke recused; DAG Schimmel recused from counseling) (Retirement
Bureau)
G-5 Felice, Joseph - South Woods Prison - Appellate Division
Decisions Court upheld Board's decision denying Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Noted
G-6 Abdunafi, Rashid - East Jersey State Prison - Initial Decision ALJ
upheld Board's decision denying Accidental Disability retirement benefits; Exceptions
Adopted ALJ's decision, noted the exceptions and reply to exceptions
G-7 Munoz, Guadalope - Perth Amboy City - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's
decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1+ Oneil, John - Independence Township - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-2 Alvarez, Scott - Irvington Township - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3 Sharif, Rasul - Essex County -
Denied reconsideration, the Board directed the Secretary to draft a Final Adminstrative
Determination
H-4 Wengerter, Edward - North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue -
Tabled for new IME (Retirement Bureau)
H-5+ Balista, Natalie - Pine Beach Borough -
Denied reconsideration and approved OAL Hearing request.
H-6 Welsh, John - Passaic County - Appeals denial to continue PFRS membership under former PFRS account
Denied OAL Hearing, the Board directed the Secretary to draft a Fiinal Administrative Determination.
H-7 Parker, Joseph - Stafford Township - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

None
 


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Martin Barnes vs PERS
Noted
L-2 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the month of April, 2014
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund D as of April 30, 2014
Noted
L-4 Appellate Division Decisions Patricia Santangelo vs TPAF
Noted
L-5 PFRS Trustees responsible to make motions for the Board Meetings effective July 2014.
Noted
L-6 PFRS Report for Month Ending 4/30/14
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund E as of May 31, 2014
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund D as of May 31, 2014
Noted
L-9 Trial Balance as of May 31, 2014
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on August 4, 2014.

 

 
 
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