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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
AUGUST 9, 2010
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 2010 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2009.

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

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OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:03 AM

Adjourned: 2:47 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Susanne Culliton; Vince Foti; Sherryl Gordon; Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Richard Mikutsky; Michael Postorino; John Sierchio


Absent: Laurel Brennan

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Mark Schwedes; Sarah Khan; Ruth Winters; Goerge Borek, IAFF, Robert Melson, PTC Administrator; Florence Sheppard; Chief Jon Shelley; Chief Stanely Lemayski; Tim Higgins, Esq.; Brian Shipps; Chief Brett Bartman; Lieutenant Mike Owens; Daniel Graziano, Esq.; George Lenhardt, Fire Commissioner; Victoria Benson; Samuel Halpern, Esq.; James Santos; Lisa Santos; Patrick Toscano, Esq.; Agatha Lohmus; Peter Lohmus; Pete Wujciak; Gino Baldani; William Logan; Dawn Van Keuren, Esq.; Rich Michael; Mr. Hall, NJSOA; Kathy Acosta, Esq.; John Salvaggio; David Lally; John Monsees; Steven Kossup, Esq.; Christopher Stinson; Anita Johnson-Fellenz; Ken Drost; Mike Kashella; William Logan Jr.; Mercedes Logan; Ted Grabowski; Mike Kancuk; Jim Stoddard


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of July 12, 2010
Approved with one correction (Trustee Gordon abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of July 12, 2010
Executive session minutes from the meeting of July 12, 2010 - Approved (Trustee Gordon
abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists for July 26, 2010.
Approved

C-2
Retirement List
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

DECISION

D-1 Kutzman, David


Hunterdon Cty.
10/1/2009
Approved
D-2 Monthly OD Grid  
8/1/2010
Approved
Boucher, Edward - JJC - effective 6/1/10
Bozik, Brian - DOC/Adult
Diag. & Treatment - effective 4/1/10
Jodice, Michael - Weehawkin Township- effective 6/1/10
Owens, Brian - Cumberland County - effective 3/1/10
Rodrigues, Nelson -
Hudson County - effective 4/1/10
Santiago, Luis - Southern
State Corr. Facility - effective 6/1/10
Scudder, Dawn - Essex
County- effective - 8/1/10
Sieminski, John - Ocean
County - effective 9/1/10
Warren, Richard - Bergen
County - effective 5/1/08



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Velez, Amilkar

City of Newark
3/1/2010
6/11/2008
Approved

E-2

Rodriguez, David

Edison Township
9/1/2008
3/30/2000 7/3/2008
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental Disability. Continue collecting Ordinary Disability retirement benefits. Case Remains in the OAL.

E-3

Sinegal-Scott, Ernestine

Burlington County Payroll Dept.
5/1/2010
7/5/2008
Approved

E-4

(+) Lally, David
South Orange Village
10/1/2009
4/29/2008
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-5

Lange, Corey
Hasbrouck Heights Borough
5/1/2010
7/14/2009
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-6

(+) Logan, William

City of Atlantic City
2/1/2010
3/18/2009
Approved

E-7

Muccigrossi, Gary
South Plainfield Borough
3/1/2004
12/1/1993
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental Disability. Continue collecting Ordinary Disability. Case remains in the OAL.
(Vote: 9-1; Trustee Loccke nae)

E-8

Forrester, Donald
Jersey City
7/1/2009
7/7/1997
Tabled for IME to clarify the issue of direct result.

E-9

Alsheimer, Susan
Middlesex Cty.
8/1/2009
4/29/2008
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental Disability. Continue collecting Ordinary Disabiity. Case remains in the OAL.
(Trustee Foti abstained)

E-10

Daviila, Neomaya

City of Camden
4/1/2010
11/10/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Trustee Foti abstained)

E-11

Garrett, George

Dept. of Corrections
3/1/2010
2/12/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 9-1; Trustee Foti nae)

E-12

Wilson, Suzanne

East Windsor Twp.
6/1/2009
6/17/2004 1/4/2008
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental Disabiity. Continue collecting Ordinary Disability.

E-13

(+) Stinson, Christopher

Morris Cty.
11/1/2009
9/28/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-14

(+) Lohmus, Agatha

Morris Cty.
7/1/2010
1/17/2009
Approved
(Trustee Sierchio recused)

E-15

Maccarone, Samuel

DOC
9/1/2010
10/22/2009
Approved

E-16

(+) Santos, James

Monmouth County/Hall of Records
7/1/2010
3/25/2009 3/25/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary (Trustee Foti abstained)

E-17

(+) Baldani, Gino

Millburn Township
8/1/2010
6/19/2000
Approved

E-18

(+) Salvaggio, John

Albert C. Wagner YCF
5/1/2010
7/13/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary with 1 year re-exam

E-19

Croes, Christopher

Perth Amboy City
9/1/2010
11/7/2008
Approved

E-20

(+) Monticello, Joseph

Irvington Township
9/1/2010
8/6/2008
Approved
(Trustee Sierchio recused)

E-21

Parlapiano, John

Salem County
1/1/2005
4/22/1990
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental Disabiity granted Ordinary Disability or continue collecting Service retirement benefits. Case remains in the OAL.
(DAG Ignatowitz recused)

E-22

Deleon, Jesus
City of Newark
4/1/2010
5/23/2003 5/24/2008
Tabled for IME to review new packet of medical documentation.

E-23

Gonzalez, Doris

City of Newark
4/1/2008
10/26/2002
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental Disabiity. Case remains in the OAL.
E-24
Quiros, Gabriel

Paterson City
8/1/2003
9/7/1998
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental Disability. Case remains in the OAL.
(DAG Ignatowitz recused; Trustee Postorino recused)

E-25

Tauriello, Marc

Essex County
10/1/2009
10/27/2007
Denied filing of Accidental Disabiilty application. Membership in PFRS is revoked as the individual never completed PTC. Should not have been a PFRS member.
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-26

Vogel, Roger

Juv. Jus. Comm./Medium Sec.Fac.
9/1/2008
7/15/2007
8/14/2007
8/23/2007
Reconsidered and Denied filing of Accidental Disabiilty application.
Membership in PFRS is revoked as the individual never completed PTC.
Should not have been a PFRS member. Remove Accidental Disability issues from OAL. Continue in OAL under new reasons.
(DAG Ignatowitz recused)

E-27

Pardo, Carlos

West New York Town
9/1/2009
10/22/2000 7/14/2003
3/12/2008
3/14/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
Member is totally and permanently disabled but not as a result of any
3/12/2008 one of the four accidents.


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+

Pettey, Gregory - Riverfront State Prison -
A. Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of 5% of retirement allowance.
B. Service - Approved effective June 1, 2010 (Retirement Bureau)




OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
O'Keefe, Peggy - Juv. Jus. Comm./NJ Train SC - Appellate Division Decisions The court affirmed denial of appellant's application for Accidental Disability retirement.
Noted
G-2
Snellbaker, Arthur - Atlantic City - Appellate Division Decisions The Court reversed the Board's decision and granted retroactove salary increases as creditable in the PFRS.
Noted (Retirement Bureau)
G-3
Thomas, Karama - City of Newark - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4
Hargrove, Samuel - Burlington County - Initial Decision The ALJ
affirmed the Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability. Exceptions and Reply to
Exceptions filed.
Adopted ALJ's Initial Decision, noted exceptions and reply to exceptions.
G-5+
Fazzari, Fabian - City of Orange - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Picatello, Joseph - Morris County - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-2
Krowl, William - Carteret Borough - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-3
Colognia, Fabio - Franklin Township (Somerset) - Appeals denial of Reinstatement to his former PFRS account.
Approved
H-4
Shalhoub, James - Englewood Cliffs Borough - Appeals denial of reinstatement to employment from Involutary Ordinary Disability retirement.
Approved (Trustees Barrett, Loccke recused)
H-5
Meunier, David - Hamilton Twp. (Atlantic) - Appeals forfeiture of
salary from May 2003 to the end of his employment
Approved
H-6+
Benson, Victoria - Denville Twp. -
1. Reconsideration - Reaffirmed original decision of July 12, 2010.
2. Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits. - Approved
H-7
Abdunafi, Rashid - East Jersey State Prison - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-8
Ciccolella, Giovanni - East Jersey State Prison -
1.) Reconsideration - Denied
2.) Appeals denial of Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits - Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1

Kruegel, Eric - Dept. Of Environmental Protection - Request to Maintain
Purchase
Denied

J-2
Antrilli, Charles - Oaklyn Borough - PTC Appeal - Request to maintain PFRS
membership
Approved
J-3+
Slimm, Edward - Lindenwold Borough - PTC Appeal - Request to maintain PFRS
membership
Approved
J-4+
Hamilton Twp. Fire District #8 - Creditable Salary Appealing the decision to deny Fire
Marshal stipend as creditable in the PFRS Tabled pending resolution from Hamilton Township Fire District 8 amending title from Fire Marshal to Fire Official.
J-5+
Shipps, Brian - High Bridge Borough - PTC Appeal - Request to maintain PFRS
membership
Approved
J-6+
Morley, Jeffrey - Cranbury Township - Request to maintain PFRS membership
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Common Pension Fund E as of December 31, 2009
Noted
L-2
Common Pension Fund E as of January 31, 2010
Noted
L-3
Common Pension Fund E as of February 28, 2010
Noted
L-4
Common Pension Fund B as of April 30, 2010
Noted
L-5
Common Pension Fund A as of May 31, 2010
Noted
L-6
Common Pension Fund B as of May 31, 2010
Noted
L-7
Common Pension Fund D as of May 31, 2010
Noted
L-8
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy#14800 Benefit Claims
Noted
L-9
Trial Balance as of May 31, 2010
Noted
L-10
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted
L-11
Appellate Division Decisions Lisa Trezza v. PERS (Court upheld the PERS Board's decision
to deny Accidental Disability retirement benefits)
Noted
L-12
Board Member Address List
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on September 9, 2010.

 
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