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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
AUGUST 20, 2012
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 2012 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2011.

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 (7K) Deferred Adobe PDF (7K)
Special Adobe PDF (14K) Totals Adobe PDF (7K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:04 AM

Adjourned: 3:28 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Laurel Brennan; Susanne Culliton; Vince Foti; Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Rich Mikutsky; Mike Postorino; John Sierchio


Absent: Sherryl Gordon

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Mark Schwedes; Luther Gregg; Robert Schwartz, Esq; Peter Gasiorowski; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; Douglas Martin; Kimberly Martin, Robert Wolf, Esq.; John Gramaglia; Patricia Taulane; Craig Gumpel, Esq.; Glenn Flanagan, Richard Klockner, Marcus Coliceli, Esq.; Paul Price Edward McDermott; John McDermott; Mike Graham; Neil Cunningham; Glenn Cunningham; Linda Figueroa; Feranando Roque; William T. Meadows, Esq.; Brandon Staines; Christine Staines; Captain William McKnight; Giovanni Russino; Christopher DeSoccio, Esq.; John Wood; Barbara Riefberg, Esq.; Anthony Mazzagatti


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of July 16, 2012
Approved (Vote: 9-0-1; Trustee Mikutsky abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of July 16, 2012
Approved Executive Session Minutes (Vote: 9-0-1; Trustee Mikutsky abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

C-2=
Retirement List
Approved
 

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 Tirado, William


Hudson County
 
Denied Ordinary, Withdrawal only
(Vote: 9-1; Trustee Loccke nae)
D-2 Matias, Sergio
New Brunswick City
5/1/2012
Denied Ordinary, Withdrawal only
D-3 Monthly OD Grid    

Amendola, Linday; Bergen County -
effective 9/1/12
Armstrong, Kevin; Roselle Borough - effective 9/1/12
Davis, Rona; Midstate Correctional
Facility - effective 1/1/12
Hiltner, Harry; Galloway Township -
effective 8/1/12
Petite, Patricia; South Woods Prison - effective 7/1/12
Zeuner, Robert; Glen Ridge Borough - effective 8/1/12
All above approved

Formento, Tarrah; Garden State
Recp & YCF - effective 11/1/12 -
Approved with one year re-evaluation
Bowes, Kevin; UMDNJ - effective
6/1/12 - Approved with one year reevaluation
(Vote: 9-1; Trustee Loccke nae)



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Truzzolino, Anne
Juvenile Justice
Commission
11/1/2011
3/11/2011
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-2

Beteul, James
Evesham Township
5/1/2012
10/6/2010
Approved
(Vote: 9-1; Trustee Loccke nae)

E-3

Czerepak, Carl
Bergen County
5/1/2012
8/14/2010
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-4

Sommers, William
Borough of Rutherford
5/1/2012
4/28/2011
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-5

Appleton, Ann Marie
Hudson County
10/1/2011
7/19/2010
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental Disability, continue
collecting Ordinary Disabiity. Case remains in OAL
(Trustee Mikutsky recused)

E-6

Ugrina, Jerry
Morris County
10/1/2011
8/31/2007
Approved with an 18 month reevaluation
(Vote: 9-1; Trustee Loccke nae)

E-7

Osborne, William
Township of Irvington
7/1/2012
3/21/2008
7/12/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Service

E-8

Palmer, Scott
East Jersey State
Prison
10/1/2009
5/20/2008
Reconsidered and Approved
Accidental Disability. Withdraw
matter from the OAL.
E-9
Haskins, Robert
Northern State Prison
2/1/2010
2/28/2008
Reconsidered and Approved
Accidental Disability. Withdraw the matter from OAL.

E-10

Kornegay, John
Camden City
7/1/2011
8/21/2010
Tabled for new IME

E-11

(+) Price, Paul
City of Camden
9/1/2012
10/2/2009
1/4/2011
Approved 
E-12 (+) McDermott, Edward
Borough of Northvale
4/1/2012
11/9/2008
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-13 Wright Johnson, Teresa
State Parole Board
1/1/2012
10/15/2010
Approved
E-14 MacFarland, David
Bordentown Twp.
6/1/2010
12/24/2008
Approved
(Vote: 9-1; Trustee Loccke nae)
E-15 (+) Lisowski, Adam
Mercer County
7/1/2011
9/2/2003
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 7-3; Trustees Culliton, Foti, Hall nae)
Denied request to extend loan
repayment
E-16 (+) Cunningham, Neil
Hudson County
6/1/2011
10/24/2003 3/27/2007
6/18/2007
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
(Vote: 8-2; Trustees Barrett, Leake nae)
E-17 Spearman, Waddell
City of Englewood
11/1/2012
4/29/2010
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-18 Hornung, Andrew
Independence Twp.
4/1/2012
8/12/2010
Approved
E-19 Fountain, Patricia
Garden State Correctional Center
5/1/2012
7/28/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-20 Nagy, Travis
Middlesex County
5/1/2012
4/13/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-21 Figueroa, Linda
City of Passaic
8/1/2012
1/11/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
(Vote: 7-2; Trustees Foti, Barrett nae; Trustee Loccke recused)
E-22 O'Connor, Richard
Ocean County
3/1/2012
3/23/2006 11/2/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-23 Pysar, Peter
Middlesex County
2/1/2012
10/1/1999
11/23/2004
9/8/2006
4/27/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-24 Lubischer, Anthony
Wall Twp.
1/1/2012
12/2/2003
2/8/2005
1/30/2006
5/15/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-25 Jones, Steve
Millville City
12/1/2011
10/13/2006
12/22/2010
Honorable Service - Total forfeiture
(Vote: 9-1; Trustee Hall nae)
E-26 Bartley, Robert
Borough of Paulsboro
12/1/2010
3/21/2008
Tabled for additional information
regarding charges
E-27 Bestider, Michael
Juvenile Justice Commission
6/1/2012
5/22/2011
Approved
(Vote: 9-1; Trustee Loccke nae)
E-28 (+) Roque, Fernando
Southern State Correctional Facility
2/1/2012
2/11/2004 5/12/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-29 (+) Staines, Christine
City of Atlantic City
7/1/2012
6/25/2010
Approved
E-30 Kenney, Joseph
Edison Township
4/1/2012
5/11/2010
Approved
E-31 (+) Russino, Giovanni
Borough of New Milford Police Dept.
9/1/2012
3/3/2011
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-32 Eubanks, Joseph
Mantua Township
 
8/11/2010
Approved Reinstatement from
disability. Member is no longer
disabled.
E-33 (+) Wood, John
Bayside State Prison
2/1/2011
10/8/2009
1) Honorable Service - Forfeit last five years of service and salary
2) Accidental Disability - Denied,
offered Deferred
E-34 Rusi, Raymond
City of Camden
11/1/2011
3/5/2010
Approved
E-35 Strang, Kevin
City of Camden
7/1/2012
2/23/1995 1/4/2011
Approved
(Vote: 8-2; Trustees Loccke,
Mikutsky nae)
E-36 (+) Mazzagatti, Anthony
Winslow Township
4/1/2012
6/4/2011 7/7/2011
Approved
E-37 Ketchum-Nardone, Kara
Belmar Borough
1/1/2008
12/27/2000
9/2/2003
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental Disability. Case remains in the OAL.
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-38 Andro, David
Millville City
4/1/2011
8/22/2008
1.) Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
2.) Refer the matter to Criminal
Justice for review for fraudulent
application
(Vote: 9-1; Trustee Culliton nae)
E-39 Carter, Rodney
City of Camden
10/1/2012
9/13/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-40 Platt, Lee
East Windsor Township
10/1/2012
5/21/2011 11/29/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-41 Bonilla, Ronald
Borough of Buena
5/1/2012
1/12/2011
Approved
(Vote: 8-2; Trustees Loccke,
Mikutsky nae)
E-42 Fickes, Elizabeth
Bridgeton City
8/1/2012
2/13/2008
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+
Deboskey, Edward - Ewing Township - 1.) Honorable Service
2.) Service Retirement
Tabled per attorney's request (Trustee Loccke recused)
F-2+
Gasiorowski, Peter - Jersey City Fire Department - Bona fide Retirement
Denied (Vote: 7-3; Trustees Postorino, Mikutsky, Barrett nae) (Retirement Bureau)
F-3
Scogno, Douglas - Atlantic City - Creditable Compensation
Tabled for employer to provide official documentation as to the status of his position for his
last two years of employment
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Crumrine, Gregory (deceased) - Long Branch City - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-2
Lyons, James (deceased) - North Caldwell Borough - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-3
Cruz, Christine - City of Newark - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4
Hawkins, Kenneth - Essex County - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision denying certain compensation as creditable in the PFRS
Adopted ALJ's decision
G-5
Duncan, Jason - Essex County - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision denying Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision (Vote 9-0-1; Trustee Loccke abstained)
G-6
Walker, Brian - Passaic County - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's
decision to forfeit the entire pension
Tabled per DAG's request (Vote: 9-0-1; Trustee Loccke abstained)
G-7
Martin, Douglas - Neptune Township - Initial Decision ALJ
reversed Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective
February, 1, 2010
Adopted ALJ's decision (Vote: 9-0-1; Trustee Loccke abstained) (Retirement Bureau)
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Zadroga, Glenn - Belleville Township - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing (Trustee Sierchio recused)
H-2
Figueroa, Melvin - City of Camden - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3+
Gramaglia, John - City of Camden - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Denied reconsideration and approved OAL hearing.
H-4+
Romaniello, Richard - West Paterson Borough - Appeals denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Reconsideration - Approved new IME (Vote: 7-2; Trustees Culliton, Leake nae; Trustee
Loccke recused) (Retirement Bureau)
H-5
Munoz, Guadalupe - Perth Amboy City - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-6
Roman, Jose - Newark City - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Denied reconsideration and approved OAL hearing.
H-7
Jefferson, David - Mountain View Youth Correction Facility - Appeals denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-8
Sutton, Stephanie - East Jersey State Prison - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-9 Velez, Luis - Twp. Of North Bergen - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Denied reconsideration and approved OAL Hearing.
H-10 Miller, Joseph - West Paterson Borough - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-11+ Barlett, Allan - Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility - Appeals denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-12
Petry, Robert - Bergen County - Appeals denial of PFRS membership
Denied reconsideration and approved OAL Hearing. (Trustee Loccke recused)
H-13+
Flanagan, Glenn - Bloomfield Twp. - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Reconsideration - Approved new IME (Vote: 6-3; Trustees Culliton, Leake, Loccke nae;
Trustee Sierchio recused) (Retirement Bureau)
H-14
Barr, Michael - City of Paterson - Appeals denial of request to reopen his application for Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing (Trustee Postorino recused)
H-15+ Ruh, Robert - Washington Township - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-16 Cruz, Alexis (Deceased) - Corrections Adult Diag. & Treatment - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirment benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-17 Boyd, Dawn - Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders -
Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-18 Carkuff, James - Chester Township - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Denied reconsideration and approved OAL Hearing.
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

None
   


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1

Reeves, Christopher - Millville City - Accidental Death
Approved (Claims Bureau)



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Appellate Division Decisions Michael Buccilli vs SPRS retirement system
Noted
L-2
Appellate Division Decisions Severo Cordero vs PERS retirement system
Noted
L-3
Appellate Division Decisions Tina M. Frost vs PERS retirement system
Noted
L-4 Wire Transfers Non Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims as of July 25, 2012
Noted
L-5 General Administration Peacetime Military Service; Service Credit Adopted Amendment: N.J.A.C. 17:1-3.10
Noted
L-6
General Administration Domestic Relations Orders Adopted Amendment: N.J.A.C. 17:1- 1.12
Noted
L-7
Appellate Division Decisions Anthony Barckett and Englewood on the Palisades Charter School vs. TPAF
Noted
L-8
McGovern vs. Rutgers University - OPMA decision
Noted
L-9 Appellate Division Decisions Robert Grimaldi vs PERS
Noted
L-10 Appellate Division Decisions Lawson McElroy vs PERS
Noted
L-11 Common Pension Fund A as of June 30, 2012
Noted
L-12 Trial Balance for June 30, 2012
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on September 10, 2012.

 

 
 
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