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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JULY 13, 2015
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 2015 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 18, 2014.

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 (33K) Deferred - None
Special Adobe PDF (38K) Totals Adobe PDF (33K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:02 AM

Adjourned: 2:09 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Keith Bennett; Tim Colacci; Susanne Culliton (arrived 10:07); Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Brady Middlesworth


Absent: Laurel Brennan

Also Present: DAG Robert Kelly; Wendy Jamison; Hank Schwedes; Lisa Pointer; Mary Ellen
Rathbun; Valerie McManus; Jackie Bussanich; Cheryl Chianese; Sharon
Fenstermacher; Trooper Fagan; Anthony Marchetta, Executive Director, HMFA;
Claudia Lovas, Deputy Director, HMFA; Joseph Robotin, Director HMFA; Peter
Andreyev, NJSPBA; Sue Grant; John Sloth; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; Luann Barnett;
Richard Ricks; Tadeus Koziol; DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Samuel Halpern, Esq.; Robert
Greene; Amie DiCola, Esq.; Pasquale Gianetta, Esq.; Lorenzo Zackery; Joseph Aulisi;
Timothy Quinlan, Esq.; Muhammed Karasekreter; Steven Swankoski; Albert Wunsch,
Esq.; Glenn Evans; Brian Donnelly; Joshua Forsman, Esq.; Nicholas Valerio; Stephen
Maurer; Louis LaBruno; Andrew Pacucci; Glenn Evans; Carlos Acevedo


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of June 8, 2015
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of June 8, 2015
Approved Executive Session

 


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1+ Presentation by Director Robotin
Noted
B-2 Police and Firemen's Retirement System List of Officers (N.J.A.C. 17:4-1.3)
Approved
Tim Colacci - Chairperson
Keith Bennett - First Vice Chairperson
Brady Middlesworth- Second Vice Chairperson
Marty Barrett - State Investment Council Representative
Marty Barrett - Actuary Selection Committee
B-3 Midterm Election Report
Noted


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists for July 2, 2015
Approved
C-2 Retirement List
Approved
   

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

  

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 Cardinale, Isaiah


Nutley Township   Tabled per attorney's request.
D-2 (+) Aulisi, Joseph

Ocean County 5/1/2015 Request to amend retirement
application from Ordinary to
Involuntary Ordinary (Chapter 428)
Approved Involuntary Ordinary
Disability pending receipt of an
application and letter submitted by
the employer no later than
September 1, 2015.
(Vote: 7-1; Trustee Culliton nae)
D-3 Gulick, Stephen

Sayreville Borough 5/1/2014 Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-4 Monthly OD Grid  
  Gereaghty, Joseph C-Washington
TWP.(Eff. 5/1/15);
Sansevero
Nicholas A. Monmouth County (Eff
06/1/13); Approved



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Lee, Mark


Robbinsville Township     Tabled per attorney's request until
September 14, 2015

E-2

Carlo, William


Human Service Police 2/1/2012 9/30/2003 Approved

E-3

(+) Meany, Michael

Evesham Township 4/1/2015 3/27/2014 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-4

(+) Karasekreter, Muhammed

City of Paterson 1/1/2015 1/1/2014 Approved
(Vote: 7-1; Trustee Loccke nae)

E-5

(+) Acevedo, Carlos

Ocean County 4/1/2015 3/18/2013 Tabled
(Vote: 7-1: Trustee Barrett nae)

E-6

Iazzetti (Campos), Laura
Hackensack City 8/1/2014 4/8/2010 Denied Accidental Disability.
Continue collecting Ordinary
Disability
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-7

(+) Evans, Glenn
South Hackensack
Township
1/1/2014 6/9/2013 Approved with 11% reduction per
previous Board action on honorable
service
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-8

Tropeano, Vito

City of Elizabeth 4/1/2015 5/6/2014 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Disabled due to other medical
reasons not from the accident listed)
(Vote: 7-1; Trustee Barrett nae)

E-9

(+) Swankoski, Steven

Egg Harbor Township 5/1/2015 11/7/2013 Approved
(Vote: 7-1; Trustee Loccke nae)

E-10

(+) Donnelly, Brian

Denville Township 7/1/2015 3/29/2014 Approved

E-11

Cooper, Matthew

Pennsauken Township 7/1/2015 8/18/2013 Tabled

E-12

(+) Labruno, Louis

City of Bayonne 3/1/2015 2/9/2013 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-13

Mattia, Paul

Department of
Corrections
4/1/2015 2/19/2014 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Love, Rahman - Irvington Township - Request for Deferred Retirement
Tabled for honorable service review
F-2+ Pease, Steven - Camden County -
1.) Honorable Service - No forfeiture (Vote: 6-2; Trustees Culliton, Loccke nae)
2.) Special Retirement - Approved effective June 1, 2015 (Retirement Bureau)
F-3+ Ricks, Richard - Mercer County -
1.) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of service and salary from February, 2013 until the
end of employment - (Vote: 7-1; Trustee Loccke nae)
2.) Service Retirement effective 12/1/14 - Approved (Retirement Bureau)
F-4+ Greene, Robert - Essex County - Honorable Service
Reduce pension by 4% in accordance with N.J.A.C 17:1-6.(c)7 on a retroactive basis.
(Retirement Bureau)
F-5 Brandon, Alonzo - Rutgers University - Request Chapter 428 benefits
Tabled per attorney's request
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1+ Koziol, Tadeusz - Bergen County - Initial Decision ALJ reversed
Board's decision and granted Accidental Disabililty retirement benefits effective July 1,
2010; with exceptions
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted exceptions and reply to exceptions (Retirement Bureau)
(Trustee Loccke recused; DAG Kelly recused)
G-2+ Orosz, Christopher - Middlesex County - Appellate Division Decisions Court
upheld board's decision that a partial forfeiture of one year of his PFRS service and salary
credit is due as dishonorable
Noted (DAG Kelly recused)
G-3 Vogel, Roger - Juv. Jus. Comm. - Remand from Appellate Court
Motion to send to OAL
G-4 Ellis, Herman - Harrison Town - Failure to appear
Noted
G-5 Parker, Joseph - Stafford Township - Motion to Remand case
currently in OAL
Denied reconsideration, continue in OAL.
G-6 Parker, Evadell - Dept of Corrections - Appellate Division
Decisions Court upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement
benefits
Noted
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Zackery, Lorenzo - Essex County - Appeals denial of request to
change retirement from Special to Accidental Disability
Reconsideration denied, the Board directed the Secretary to draft a Final Administrative
Determination. (Trustee Loccke recused)
H-2 Bowser, Kristy - Mercer County - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3 Araujo, Mario - Essex County - Appeals denial to reopen application for
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1
#3-00316 - Department of Environmental Protection - Request PFRS enrollment (Review
Comparable training for Wildland Firefighter with the Dept. Environmental Protection )
Tabled for further review on the training component of Forest Fire Observer
 


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1 Woods, James (Deceased) - Jersey City Fire Department - Accidental Death
Denied (Vote: 6-2; Trustees Middlesworth, Colacci)
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Wire Transfers Non Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of March 2015 (Revised)
Noted
L-2 Trial Balance for April 30, 2015
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Vincent Esposito vs PERS
Noted
L-4 Appellate Division Decisions Angelo Bonanno vs PERS
Noted
L-5 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benfit Clams for the
month of April 2015
Noted
L-6 New Jersey State Investment Council Meeting
Noted
L-7 New Jersey Division of Investment Director's Report May 27, 2015
Noted
L-8 Investment Reporting Package for February 2015
Noted
L-9 Trial Balance for May 31, 2015
Noted
L-10 Common Pension Fund D as of May 31, 2015
Noted
L-11 Common Pension Fund E as of May 31, 2015
Noted
L-12 PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted
   


OPEN SESSION

Reports

M-1= Outside Legal Counsel Invoice for May 2015
Approved (Trustees Culliton, Loccke recused; DAG Kelly Recused)
M-2= Outside Legal Counsel Invoice for June 2015
Approved (Trustees Culliton, Loccke recused; DAG Kelly Recused)
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on August 3, 2015.

 

 
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