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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JULY 11, 2016
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 2016 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 21, 2015.

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 (21K) Deferred - none
Special Adobe PDF (26K) Totals Adobe PDF (19K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:05 AM

Adjourned: 2:20 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett, Keith Bennett, Laurel Brennan, Susanne Culliton, Timothy Colacci, Michael Kaniuk, Frank Leake, Richard Loccke, Brady Middlesworth


Absent: NONE

Also Present: DAG Danielle Schimmel; Hank Schwedes; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Valerie
McManus; Beth Pisano; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Kara Ansley; John Sloth; Sue Grant;
Cheryl Chianese; Trooper DiGirolomo; Lu Ann Barnett; Anthony Marques; Donald
Garrison; Todd McConnell, PBA Local 105; Thomas Grimm; John Zajkowski; Herbert
Walman, Esq.; Joseph Dennis; Mario Recinos; Steven Kossup, Esq.; Stuart Alterman,
Esq.; Chris Gray, Esq.; Trooper Fagan; Craig Gumpel, Esq.; Joseph Akeret; Erik
Carricarte; Carl Vella; Ebony Brown; Mr. Brown; Justin Kreig; Peter Andreyev,
NJSPBA; Danny Schick, NJSFOP


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of June 13, 2016
Approved with revision


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1 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
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists for June 30, 2016
Approved
C-2 Retirement List
Approved
   

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 West, Andrea



Southern State
Corr Fac
8/1/2015 Denied Ordinary, Withdrawal only
D-2 Monthly OD Grid     Crawford, Samilya J; Edna Mahan
Corr Fac for Woman; effective 5/16;
Gray, Thomas; Human Service
Police; effective 1/16;
Dewar, Jeffrey R; Bound Brook Borough;
effective 9/16;
Losey, Stephen P;Blairstown Townshp; effective 4/16;
Paal, Frank; Mercer County;
effective 3/16;
Rizzolo, Michael J; Northern State Prison; effective7/16;
Svercauski, Richard; Bayonne City;
effective 8/16
Approved
D-3 Anderson, John
City of Camden 4/1/2013 Approved
D-4 Elias, Michael
Bergen County 8/1/2015 1.) Honorable Service Total
Forfeiture of New Jersey Service
(Trustee Loccke recused)



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Hickson, Theresa
Department of
Corrections
1/1/2016 9/13/2012 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-2

Carricarte, Erik
Mullica Township 6/1/2016 12/20/2014 Approved with a one year reevaluation

E-3

Martin, Anthony
Jersey City Fire
Department
8/1/2016 9/6/2015 Approved

E-4

Wood, Jonathan
Cherry Hill Fire
District 13
8/1/2016 5/21/2015 Approved with an 18 month reevaluation

E-5

Fisher, Stephen
Gloucester Twp. Fire
District 5
7/1/2016 9/7/2015 Approved with an 18 month reevaluation

E-6

Healy, Joseph
Jersey City Fire Dept. 7/1/2016 3/10/2013 Approved

E-7

Fasciano, Cosmo
Weehawken Twp. 7/1/2016 10/23/2014 Approved with an 18 month reevaluation
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Loccke nae)

E-8

Megna, Stephen
City of Newark   9/11/2001 Request to apply for Accidental
Disability retirement benefits Denied

E-9

Engel, John
City of Hackensack 8/1/2016 3/5/2015 Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-10

Austin, Sabor
Essex County 3/1/2016 12/20/2014 Approved

E-11

Brown, Ebony
Dept. Of Corrections 3/1/2016 7/1/2008
6/3/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-12

Kreig, Justin
Pemberton Township 2/1/2016 1/31/2007 Tabled, Grant Interim Ordinary
Disability

E-13

Laterza, Luke
City of Newark 9/1/2016 9/2/2015 Approved

E-14

Ferry, Paul
Margate City 2/1/2016 1/9/2015 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 7-1; Trustee Colacci nae;
Trustee Middlesworth recused)

E-15

Wyche, Tawana
Edna Mahan Corr Fac. 10/1/2015 7/24/2014 Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-16

Vella, Carl
Howell Township 10/1/2016 6/10/2015 Approved

E-17

Reeves, Susan
Millville City 5/1/2015 5/15/2014 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
with an 18 month re-evaluation
(Trustee Loccke nae)

E-18

Silverstein, Bernard
Eatontown Borough     1.) Settlement Agreement
2.) Request to file for Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Tabled for additional information



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Vargas, Alfred - South Woods Prison - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary from September 1, 2010 until the end of
employment. (Vote: 7-2 Trustees Barrett, Loccke nae) (Retirements, Audit Section)
F-2 Marques, Anthony - Union Township - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary from October 1, 2013 until the end of emplyment.
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Barrett nae) (Retirements, Audit Section)
F-3+ Grimm, Thomas - Department Of Corrections - Honorable Service
No Forfeiture; continue collecting Special Retirement benefits (Vote: 8-1; Trustee Culliton
nae) (Retirements)
F-4+ Zajkowski, John - City of Newark - Request to Reopen 2011 Deferred Case
Denied request to reopen; and offset return of contributions by pension collected to date
(Audit Section, Withdrawals)
F-5 Recinos, Mario - County of Passaic - Request to stay repayments
Approved (Vote: 7-1; Trustee Culliton nae; Trustee Loccke recused) (Retirements, Audit
Section)
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Hollander, Susan - Edna Mahan Corr fac - Appellate Division Decisions The
Court vacated the Board's final decision and reinstated the ALJ's Initial Decision
recommending a forfeiture of Three Years of service and salary credit
Noted (Retirements, Audit Section)
G-2+ Parker, Joseph - Stafford Township - Initial Decision The ALJ
reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective
April 1, 2013; with exceptions and reply to exceptions
Adopted ALJ's decision with modification and noted exceptions
G-3 Rego, Joseph - Ewing Township - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the
Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision (Retirements)
G-4 Camp, James - Corr. Bayside State Prison - Initial Decision ALJ Reversed the
Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective March 1,
2013
Adopted ALJ's decision with modification and noted exceptions (Retirements)
G-5 Mount, Christopher - Freehold Township - Appellate Division
Decisions Court upheld the ALJ's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement
benefits
Noted (Retirements)
G-6+ Hammond, Donald - Dover Town - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law
Approved (Retirements)
G-7 O'Neil, John - Independence Township - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law
Approved (Retirements)
G-8 Wilson, Adrian - Atlantic City - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved (Retirements, Withdrawals)
G-9+ Kornblau, Michael - Longport Borough - Final Administrative
Determinations
Approved (Vote:7-2; Trustees Bennett, Kaniuk nae) (Retirements)
G-10 Recinos, Alberto - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved (Vote: 7-1; Trustee Barrett nae; Trustee Loccke recused) - Note F-5
(Retirements)
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Brown, Edward - Brigatine City - Appeals Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved Hearing
H-2 Kelly, Patricia - Camden County Regional Police -
1.) Reconsideration - Denied
2.) Hearing Request - Approved
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+
#3-56600 - City of Absecon - Denied Enrollment Overage
Approved (Vote; 8-1; Trustee Culliton nae) (Enrollment Section)
   


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund D as of April 30, 2016
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund D as of May 31, 2016
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund E as of May 31, 2016
Noted
   



OPEN SESSION

Reports

M-1= Outside Legal Consel Invoice for June 30, 2016
Approved (Trustees Culliton, Loccke and DAG Schimmel recused)
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on August 8, 2016.

 

 
 
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