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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
AUGUST 4, 2014
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 2014 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 12, 2013.

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 (16K) Deferred Adobe PDF (12K)
Special Adobe PDF (28K) Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:00 AM

Adjourned: 12:06 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Keith Bennett; Laurel Brennan (arrived 10:03 a.m.); Tim Colacci (arrived 10:49 a.m.); Susanne Culliton; Vince Foti; Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Brady Middlesworth


Absent: NONE

Also Present: DAG Danielle Schimmel; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; DAG Jeremy
Vaida; Cheryl Chianese; Mike Weik; Valerie McManus; Paul Kleinbaum, Esq.;
Sweeney Melendez; Luann Barnett; Craig Gumpel, Esq.; Michael Judson; Chief Frank
Tidwell (Plainfield); Trooper Smith; John Pilles, Esq.; John Eastlack, Esq. Dennis
Brandt; Christopher Oliver (President, FMBA Local 51); Mr. & Mrs. Brandt (parents)
David Reedinger, Jaira Reedinger; Johnathan Taylor; Angel Valentin; Alyvia Valentin
(child); Leah Valentin (child); Mrs. Valentin (mother); Jeff Plummerel* Darnell
Randolph*; Michael Bell*; Andra Judson; Aaron Hale*; Michael Cowe*; Casey
Kestick*; Kevin Coleman*; Malcolm Alston*; Travis Johnson*; Reginald Peace*;
Anthony Robinson*; Taheem Muslim*; Jerome Yarborough*; Collin Gadiare*; Cassie Brister*; Michael Bullock*) * = Plainfield Fire Department


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of July 14, 2014
Approved (Vote: 8-0-1; Trustee Foti abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of July 14, 2014
Approved Executive Session Minutes (Vote: 8-0-1; Trustee Foti abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1=
Retirement List
Approved
   

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 Huseby, Neil

Garden State Youth
Correction Center
2/1/2014 1) Member-in-service
determination - Denied
2) Request for Ordinary Disabiity
retirement benefits - Denied
D-2 Monthly OD Grid     Abrams, Alphonso; Northern State
Prison; effective 4/14
Dheron, Michael; New Brunswick
City Firefighter; effective 7/13
Miller, Kenneth; Newark City;
effective 12/14 Approved
D-3 Garcia, Glorybi


City of Hoboken  8/1/2012 Approved, withdraw from the OAL



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

(+) Brandt, Dennis

Gloucester City 5/1/2013 7/4/2002 Total Forfeiture

E-2

Perez, Juan
Juv. Jus.
Comm./Medium Sec.
Fac
12/1/2014 4/20/2013 Approved with a two year reevaluation

E-3

(+) Reedinger, David
Middlesex County 2/1/2014 12/7/2012 Approved

E-4

Volkmann, Kenneth
Monroe Township Fire
District 3
10/1/2013 8/14/2010 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-5

Ante, Joe
City of Camden 6/1/2014 9/28/2012 Approved
Trustee Loccke recused)

E-6

(+) Casey, James
Weehawken Township 8/1/2014 4/20/2013 Approved
Trustee Loccke recused)

E-7

Dalesio, Michael
Willingboro Township 10/1/2014 1/3/2013 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
or offer Service
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Barrett nae;
Trustee Foti not present for vote)

E-8

(+) Taylor, Johnathan
City of Newark 5/1/2013 6/13/2005 Denied Accidental grant Ordinary
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Barrett nae;
Trustee Foti not present for vote)

E-9

Sosa, Vivian
City of Newark 9/1/2014 7/22/2013 Approved

E-10

(+) Valentin, Angel
Pleasantville City 12/1/2013 9/4/2012 Approved


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Puschel, Richard - Union County - Request for Special Retirement
Approved
F-2+ Pittius, Wendi - Middlesex County - 1) Honorable Service -
2) Request to File for Ordinary Disabiity retirement benefits -
Tabled per attorney request
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Lyons, James - North Caldwell Borough - Appellate Division
Decisions Court upheld Board's decision and denied survivor benefits
Noted
G-2 Lenarski, Jeffrey - Ewing Township - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-3 Barr, Michael - City of Paterson - Initial Decision ALJ upheld
Board's decision and denied request to reopen his application fro Accidental Disability
retirement benefits.
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted exceptions.
G-4 Fine, John - Linden City - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision and denied
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision
G-5 Appellate Division Decisions Gail W. Connors vs PERS ( Administratively removed and put
on as an L item)
G-6 Wingo, Clifford - Burlington City - Failure to Appear
Noted
G-7 Sharif, Rasul - Essex County - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved (8-1; Trustee Barrett nae)
G-8+ Melendez, Sweeney - City of Paterson -
Approved reconsideration, reaffirmed previous determination and noted exceptions. (Vote:
5-2-1; Trustees Barrett; Brennan nae; Trustee Foti abstained; Trustee Loccke recused)
G-9 Welsh, John - Passaic County - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved (Trustee Loccke recused)
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Pabon, Daisy - Edna Mahan Correction Facility for Women -
Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-2 Chromey, Michael - North Hundson Reg Fire & Rescue - Appeals denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3 Hughes, Estelle - Franklin Township - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
   
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+
#3-20600 - City of Plainfield - Request PFRS enrollment for Timothy Michael Judson (firefighter)
Approved (Vote: 9-1; Trustee Culliton) (Enrollment bureau)
 


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1+

Weist, James (deceased) - Camden County Regional Police -
Sandra Weist's Request for Dependent Child Benefits due to Medical Incapacitation
Denied request for dependent child benefits and transmit the matter to the OAL for fact
finding



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy # 14800 Benefits Claims for the
month of May 2014
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Gail Connors vs PERS
Noted
L-3 Compliance with IRS - Maximum Loan Balances
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on September 8, 2014.

 
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