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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
August 7, 2006
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 2006 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2005.

OPEN PUBLIC MEETING

The first portion of the meeting is open to the public. The second portion, in conformity with the Open Public Meetings Act, shall be closed to the public based upon the personal matters exception. Those matters are confidential unless expressly waived by the individual involved.



OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:10 a.m.

Adjourned: 2:15 p.m.

Roll Call:

John Sierchio; Dennis Connelly; Rich Mikutsky; Joseph Boucher (arrived 10:25a.m.); Fred Beaver; Tom Murphy; Frank Leake; Vince Foti; Nicole Fava


Absent: Sherryl Gordon; Mark Kandrac

Also Present: DAG Susanne Culliton
     
  Division Staff: Wendy Jamison; Gail Griffin; Virginia Martucci; Sandra Horan
     
  Members, Counsel, Employers, Consultants:
   

Buddy Camp; Peggy Camp; Paul Harney; William Morgan; Walter Decker; Thomas Callahan; Pat Callahan; James Addis, Esq.; Ravin McKirt; J. Callahan

     
  Union Groups, etc.:
    Regina Herz; George Borek


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of July 17, 2006 - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Connelly)


OPEN SESSION

Finance

(The following Financial items were approved by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Murphy)
A-1
Common Pension Fund A as of May 31, 2006 - Approved
A-2
Common Pension Fund B as of May 31, 2006 - Approved
A-3
Trial Balance as of May 31, 2006 - Approved
A-4
Common Pension Fund B Explanation for revisions to Common Fund B financial statements - Approved
A-5
Common Pension Fund E Explanation for revisions to Common Fund E financial statements - Approved

OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists for July 21, 2006 - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Leake)
C-2
Return to Employment - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Fava)
C-3
Retirement List - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Connelly)


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability   


Member Name,
Number
Employer
Effective Date
Board's Decision

D-1
Butler, Lynette
 
William Paterson University
 
Approved request for 30 day extension to provide medical documentation
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)
D-2

Monthly OD Grid

The Board of Trustees, on the basis of the medical examination and other documentation presented, approved the following Ordinary Disability retirements. Future examinations were waived with the exceptions of those noted with *.  The Board waived the 30-day waiting period with an effective date of August 1, 2006 and earlier.

Member's Name

Effective Date

P/F

Employer

Barber, Richard H

06/05

P

Department of Correction

Dybus, Keith

03/06

P

Bloomfield Township

Evans, Sharon

01/06

P

Essex County

Hannah, Ronald

03/06

P

Cumberland County

Harper, John C

07/06

P

Albert C. Wagner Youth Corr. Fac.

Marino, Daniel Richard

05/06

P

Dept of Corrections

Perry, Margaret B

09/06

P

Dept. of Corr. Vroom-Jones Farm

Taylor, Charles Wesley Jr.

08/05

P

Morris County Park Commission

Total = 8

 (Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Murphy)

Accidental Disability


Member Name, No.
Employer
Effective
Date
Accident
Date
TP DR TE DM
Board's Decision

E-1
1:00 PM
Callahan, Thomas
City of Union
7/1/2005
2/16/2004
Y
Y
N
Resubmission
a. Honorable Service -  No forfeiture as there is no  final restraining order. Because there is PTI, if it is not successfully completed, the issue of honorable service will be revisited
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Boucher)
b. Denied Accidental Disability;
granted Ordinary Disability

(Motion by Trustee Beaver; seconded Trustee Boucher)
E-2
11:00 AM
Ventura, Rocco
Lakewood Twp.  
10/1/2005 
6/1/2000 to present
Y
T
T
Tabled for additional reports; granted interim Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Foti)
E-3
Ballurio, Craig

City of Vineland 
3/1/2006 
11/29/2003
Y
Y
Y
Approved
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Foti)
E-4
Corcoran, Thomas
Juvenile Justice Commission
12/1/2006 
9/22/2005

Y
N
N
Denied Accidental Disability;
granted Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Mikutsky; seconded by Trustee Foti)
E-5
Harney, Paul  
Union City 
8/1/2006 
7/1/2001
Y
Y
Y
Approved
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Foti)
E-6
Lopez, Leonpoldo
Riverfront State Prison
8/1/2006 
4/15/2005
Y
T
T
Tabled for incident and witness reports; granted interim Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Foti)
E-7
O'Keefe, Peggy
Juvenile Justice Commission
7/1/2006 
5/9/2005
Y
Y
N
Denied Accidental Disability;
granted Ordinary Disability
 (Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)
E-8
Stewart, Barry
 
Dept. of Environmental Protection
11/1/2005
6/13/2000  
T
T
T
Tabled in order to provide member with appropriate notification of the honorable service review.
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Connelly)
E-9
Brown, Anthony
 
Essex County 
5/1/2006 
10/4/2005
Y
Y
N
Denied Accidental Disability;
granted Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Beaver; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)
E-10
Decker, Walter
 
Old Bridge Twp.
6/1/2006
9/9/2001 
Y
Y
N
Denied Accidental Disability;
granted Ordinary Disability
qualifies for c. 428 w/letter  from employer
(Motion by Trustee Beaver; seconded by Trustee Leake; Vote: 7:2: Trustees Sierchio and Foti: Nae)
E-11
Morgan, William
City of Union City
9/1/2006
3/12/2005 
Y
Y
Y
Approved
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Connelly; Vote: 7:2: Trustees Beaver and Fava: Nae)
E-12
Pizzi, Michael
West Orange Twp.
2/1/2006
1/22/2005 
Y
Y
Y
Approved
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Beaver)
E-13
Stanton, Scott
Ewing Twp.
8/1/2006
11/8/200
Y
Y
Y
Approved
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Foti)
E-14
10:45 AM
Camp, Buddy
 
City of Camden
9/1/2005
10/2/2004
Y
Y
Y
  a. Honorable Service -  Partial forfeiture from 7/15/04 to end of employment
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Murphy)
b. Accidental Disability -
Approved
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky; Vote 8:1: Trustee Beaver: Nae)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Delucca, David - FairLawn Borough - Initial Decision - ALJ reversed the Board's denial of traumatic event and granted accidental disability - Rejected ALJ’s decision; prepare Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law.
(Motion by Trustee Beaver; seconded by Trustee Foti)
G-2

Reeves, Anthony - Mid State Correctional Facility - Initial Decision with exceptions -  The ALJ upheld the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits - Adopted; noted exceptions
(Motion by Trustee Beaver; seconded by Trustee Boucher)

G-3
Shields, Columbus - Orange City - Hearing Withdrawals - Failure to appear - Noted
G-4
Gigante, Michele - Deptford Twp. - Appellate Division Decisions - The Court reversed the Board's decision and granted accidental disability retirement benefits - Noted
G-5
Smith, Vernon - Dept. of Corrections - Initial Decision - The ALJ upheld the decision of the Board denying accidental disability retirement benefits - Adopted
(Motion by Trustee Boucher; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)
G-6
Focht, Robert - North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue - Final Administrative Determinations - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Fava)
G-7
Varela, Jaime - City of Newark - Hearing Withdrawals - Noted
G-8
Mason, Arnell - City of Newark - Appellate Division Decisions - The Court upheld the Board's deciison in denying accidental disability retirement benefits - Noted
G-9
Viggiano, Michael - Dept. of Corrections - Initial Decision - The ALJ reversed the Board's decision and found the accidental disability application was timely filed - Adopted; noted exceptions (Retirement Bureau)
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Foti)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

(The following items were approved by consent vote)
H-1+

Sorrentino, James - Federal Reserve Police Officer -
a. Reconsideration - Request to reduce
age requirement for enrollment into PFRS - Denied reconsideration
b. Hearing Request
- Approved

H-2
Emde, Edward - City of Trenton - Appeals the Board's decision to deny accidental disability retirement - Approved
H-3
Iwanenko, Katheryna - Irvington Twp. - Appeals the Board's decision to deny accidental disability - Approved
H-4
Simon, Robert - Surf City Borough - Appeals the Board's decision to deny accidental disability - Approved
H-5
Leone, Joey - West Orange Twp. - Appeals the Board's decision to deny accidental disability - Approved
H-6
Beauegard, Tamara - City of Camden - Appeals the Board's decision to deny accidental disability - Approved


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1

Ernst, Thomas - Springfield Twp. - Creditable Salary regarding the salary attributable to performing the duties of administrative assistant - WITHDRAWN FROM AGENDA due to ongoing Ch. 204 review - Noted



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Board Member Address List - Noted
L-2
Certifying Officer Letters regarding Chapter 366 P.L. 2005 (Enrollment of Fire Marshals in PFRS) - Noted
L-3
Wire Transfers Non-contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for June 2006 - Noted
L-4
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos for May 2006 - Noted
L-5
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos for June 2006 - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on September 11, 2006.

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