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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
AUGUST 8, 2011
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
2011 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 17, 2010.

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 (9K) Deferred - none
Special Adobe PDF (16K) Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:02 AM

Adjourned: 12:45 PM

Roll Call:

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


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Danielle Schimmel; DAG Natalia Chan; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Maryann Ryan; Ruth Winters; Charles King; John Giardina; Michael Mattessich, Esq.; Michael Fraas; Andrea Macko; Justin Macko; Michael Dickson; Joyce Dickson; William Meadows, Esq.; William Karasik; George Doherty, Esq.; Mark DiNatale; Harold Reed


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of July 11, 2011
Approved with correction to add Trustee Barrett's term on the Investment Council.

Minutes from the meeting of July 11, 2011
Executive Session Minutes - Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Administrative Code for Final Adoption
Approved (Trustee Barrett abstained)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists for July 22, 2011
Approved

C-2=
Retirement List
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

DECISION

D-1 Feltri, Sean
Ocean County
9/1/2005
Tabled for new IME
(Trustee Loccke abstained)
D-2 Banks, Jeanmarie

Hudson County
2/1/2001
Reconsidered granted Ordinary Disability retirement benefits.
(Vote: 9-2; Trustees Barrett, Loccke nae)
D-3 Monthly OD Grid
 
 
Baluch, Gerald - DOC - effective 12/1/10
Campbell, Thomas - Clifton City - effective 6/1/11
Cicarone, Joseph - West Orange Township - effective 4/1/11
Cook, David - Albert C. Wagner YCF - effective 7/1/11
DeAngelis, Dominick - Morris Township - effective 4/1/11
Kelly, Jeffrey - Irvington Township - effective 7/1/11
Lewis, Danielle - Southern State Corr. Fac. - effective 6/1/11
Major, Tyrone - Newark City - effective 4/1/11
Matias, Elena - Middlesex County - effective 6/1/11
Rohrbach, Jerry - Newark City - effective 2/1/11
Yorker, Dwayne - Hudson County - effective 6/1/11
Zambrano, Jose - Southern State Corr. Fac. - effective 7/1/11 -
Approved
Patel, Tinesha - Albert C Wagner YCF - effective 10/1/10 - Tabled for
IME review
D-4 Giamella, Michael
Irvington Township
8/1/2004
Reinstatement from Disability
Retirement Approved
(Trustee Mikutsky recused)



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Lugo, Jose

Juvenile Justice Commission/Medium Security Facility
2/1/2011
11/14/2009
Approved
(Vote: 9-2; Trustees Barrett, Loccke
nae)

E-2

(+) Giardina, John

West Paterson Borough
2/1/2011
10/18/2008
Tabled for IME clarification
(Vote 9-1; Trustee Barrett nae)
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-3

(+) Knight, Nina
Orange City
4/1/2011
3/21/2005
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-4

Teixeira, Nuno
Juv. Justice Comm
5/1/2011
4/22/2010
Approved

E-5

(+) Loiero, Michael
Passaic County
9/1/2011
7/9/2010
Approved
(Vote: 9-1; Trustee Foti abstained)
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-6

(+) Fraas, Michael
Chesterfield Township
6/1/2011
5/4/2010
Approved

E-7

(+) Macko, Andrea
Township of Howell
6/1/2011
6/6/2010
Approved

E-8

Teel, Russell
Mercer County
3/1/2011
12/21/2009
Approved
(Vote: 8-3; Trustees Mikutsky, Foti,
Loccke nae)
E-9
(+) Dickson, Michael
Lumberton Township
5/1/2011
8/27/2009
Approved

E-10

Canal, Moises
Hackensack City
8/1/2011
5/11/2010
Approved

E-11

(+) Toro, Stanley
City of Pleasantville
2/1/2011
1/2/2010
Approved

E-12

(+) Karasik, William
Township of Sparta
8/1/2010
6/20/2003
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-13

Bradforth, Sean
Asbury Park City
5/1/2009
3/26/2006
Tabled for new IME and honorable service review.

E-14

Meischke, Brian
Bayside State Prison
12/1/2010
2/8/2010
Approved

E-15

Costanzo-Roselli, Stacy
Beachwood Borough
7/1/2011
12/27/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary 

E-16

Baldish, Richard
Dept of Corrections
5/1/2011
7/10/2010
Approved

E-17

Rossi, Thomas
Palisades Park Comm.
4/1/2011
7/15/2010
Approved 

E-18

(+) McWilliams, Christopher
Montclair Township
7/1/2011
7/22/2010
 Approved

E-19

McMahon, Joseph
South Woods Prison Dept. of Corrections
4/1/2011
7/19/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-20

(+) DiNatale, Mark
City of Trenton
8/1/2011
6/12/2010
Approved
E-21
Hyman, Garrett
Juvenile Justice Comm.
7/1/2011
6/10/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred  

E-22

Lang, Dianne
Corrections
4/1/2011
6/4/2005
Involuntary (Tabled for employer information and IME clarification.)
Granted Interim Ordinary Disability.

E-23

Poeppel, Gregory
City of Bridgeton
1/1/2011
1/30/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-24

(+) Reed, Harold
Woodbridge Twp.
5/1/2011
10/29/2007
Tabled for a new IME.
(Vote: 8-2-1; Trustees Barrett, Sierchio nae; Trustee Loccke recused) 


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1
Bartleson, Christopher - Pemberton Township - Deferred Retirement (Removal for Cause)
Denied
F-2+
King, Charles - Long Branch City -
Tabled pending final adjudication of charges
F-3+
Rogers, Ronald - Monroe Township - Request to stay loan repayment while Appellate Division decision pending
Denied
F-4
Chadwick, William - Hudson County - Request Reconsideration to suspend monthly retirement benefits
Denied
F-5
Seale, Arthur - Hillside Township - Request for Continuation of Benefits (Child of PFRS member)
Denied Vote: 10-1; (Trustee Barret abstained)
F-6
Falconetti, Eugene - Jersey City -
Total Forfeiture (Retirement Bureau) (Trustee Hall recused)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Guzman, Marie - Juv. Jus. Comm./Medium Sec Fac. - Hearing
Withdrawals
Noted
G-2
Lockwood, Timothy - Mercer County - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-3
Quiros, Gabriel - Paterson City - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4
Hayes, Shonda - City of Trenton - Appellate Division Decisions
Court reversed Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits
effective October 1, 2007
Noted (Retirement Bureau)
G-5
Thimons, Glenn - Middlesex County - Failure to appear
Noted
G-6
Salvaggio, John - Albert C. Wagner Youth Corr. Facility - Initial Decision ALJ
upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted exceptions. (DAG Schimmel recused)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Mount, Christopher - Freehold Township -
1.) Reconsidered and reaffirmed previous denial.
2.) Hearing Request - Approved OAL hearing
H-2
Parvin, Jeffrey - Bridgeton City - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3
Politza, George - Harrison Township (Gloucester County) - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL hearing
H-4
Freeman, Douglas - Edison Township - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL hearing
H-5
Rinyu, Donald - Juv. Jus. Comm./Medium Sec. Fac. - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL hearing
H-6
Colman, Jeffrey - Gloucester Township - Appeals denial of Accidental Disabililty retirement benefits
Approved OAL hearing
H-7
Kennedy, Stewart - Passaic City - Appeals the reinstatement of loan while in
bankruptcy
Denied OAL hearing, the Board directed the Secretary to draw up a Final Administrative
Determination.
H-8
Hawkins, Kenneth - Essex County - Appeals denial of dual titled compensation as non-creditable in the PFRS
Approved OAL hearing (Trustee Loccke abstained)
H-9
Petersen, Christine - Jersey City - Appeals the denial of non bonafide retirement
Approved OAL hearing
H-10
Hall, Francis - Wall Township - Appeals decision to deny the holiday pay as non-creditable compensation in the PFRS
Approved OAL hearing
H-11
Torres, Angel - Somerset County -
1.) Hearing Request to appeal the reinstatement of loan while in bankruptcy - Denied OAL
hearing, the Board directed the Secretary to draw up a Final Admnistrative Determination
2.) Request to stay loan repayment - Denied



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Appellate Division Decisions Anne Tomasello-Monagas vs PERS
Noted
L-2
Common Pension Fund D as of May 31, 2011
Noted
L-3
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy#14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of June 2011
Noted
L-4
Chapter 78, P. L. 2011-Pension Changes to the Police and Firemen's Retirement System
Noted
L-5
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on September 19, 2011.

 

 
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