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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
AUGUST 3, 2015
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 2015 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 18, 2014.

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 (20K) Deferred - None
Special Adobe PDF (40K) Totals Adobe PDF (33K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:05 AM

Adjourned: 1:36 PM

Roll Call:

Trustee Barrett; Trustee Bennett; Trustee Colacci; Trustee Culliton; Trustee Leake; Trustee Loccke; Trustee Middlesworth


Absent: Laurel Brennan

Also Present: DAG Robert Kelly; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Valerie
McManus; Luann Barnett; Freddie Frazier; Ronald Lucas; Jackie Bussanich; Michael
Woyce, Esq.; Grover Jackson; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; Julio Rodriguez; Nicholas
Poberezhsky, Esq.; Dominick Semenza; Jose Rodriguez; Mrs. Rodriquez; Jackson
Grover; Andrew Dougherty; William Reed; Ana Reed; Melissa Reed; Albert Reed;
Marsha Reem; Marge Englehart; Jennifer Cyphers; Michael Kaniuk, NJSPBA


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of July 13, 2015
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of July 13, 2015
Approved Executive Session


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1 Election Results Police Representative
Accepted as presented
   


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 Parsels, Richard

Verona Township 9/1/2014 Involuntary Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)
D-2 Tirado, William
Hudson County     Return to Employment Approved
D-3 Monthly OD Grid  
    Bobish, Richard
Linden City
(Eff. 11/1/14)
Approved



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Taylor, Marcus

Richard Stockton
College of New Jersey
      Tabled per attorney request

E-2

Semenza, Dominick

Middlesex County       1.) Honorable Service - Partial
Forfeiture of service and salary from
June 1, 2012 until the end of
employment (Vote: 6-1; Trustee
Barrett nae)
2.) Request to file for Accidental
Disability retirement benefits -
Denied - (Vote: 6-1; Trustee Barrett
nae)

E-3

Rodriguez, Jose
Union City 6/1/2015 7/16/2014 Approved

E-4

Spenger, Troy
Human Service Police 2/1/2015 8/9/2011 Approved

E-5

Ricks, Yareem
Gloucester County 5/1/2015 6/12/2013 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 5-2; Trustees Colacci,
Culliton nae)

E-6

Rivera, Alanna
Dept. Of Corrections 7/1/2014 11/25/2009 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-7

Lopez-Turner, Nancy
Southern State
Correctional Facility
1/1/2015 12/20/2012 Tabled Accidental for additional
information, grant Interim Ordinary
Disability effective 1/1/2015

E-8

Arcaro, Nelli
Middlesex County 3/1/2015 9/4/2014 Approved with a one year re-exam
(Vote: 4-3; Trustees Barrett,
Bennett, Loccke nae)

E-9

Dougherty, Andrew
Evesham Township 10/1/2015 7/8/2014 Approved

E-10

Reed, William

Egg Harbor Township 6/1/2013 4/23/2012 Reconsidered and Approved with a
one year re-exam. Withdrawal from
OAL

E-11

Fett, Michael
East Jersey State
Prison
4/1/2015 7/31/2013 Approved

E-12

Boryeskne, Keith

West Orange
Township
5/1/2015 8/9/2013 Involuntary Approved

E-13

Cyphers, Jennifer
Burlington County 4/1/2015 4/15/2007
7/26/2013
Tabled Accidental Disability for
additional information, grant interim
ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Frazier, Freddie - Northern State Prison - Honorable Service
Partial forfeiture of service and salary from September, 1999 until the end of employment.
Deferred Retirement - Approved
F-2+ Lucas, Ronald - City of Newark -
Honorable Service - Total Forfeiture; will seek no restitution of previously paid benefits
unless amount exceeds pension contributions
F-3+ Grennier, Michael - South Plainfield Borough - Resubmission
Request for dependency due to incarceration
Denied (Vote: 4-3; Trustees Barrett, Culliton, Colacci nae)
F-4 Jackson, Grover - Northern State Prison - Appeals retired
repayment schedule and request extended payment schedule
Denied
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Geissel, Christopher - Human Service Police - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2 Johnson, Corey - East Orange City - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision
and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision.
G-3 Jean-Gilles, Gerty - Union County - Failure to Appear
Noted
G-4 Rodriguez, Julio - City of Camden - Initial Decision ALJ reversed
Board's decision and granted Accidental Disabiilty retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ decision. (Retirement Bureau)
G-5 Grace, Charles - Bay Head Borough - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's
decision forfeiting entire pension with exceptions
Tabled per attorney request to file reply to exceptions (Trustee Loccke recused)
G-6 Dibiasi, Darrin - Middlesex County - Initial Decision ALJ upheld
Board's decision of Total Forfeiture of Pension
Adopted ALJ's decision (Trustee Leake recused)
G-7 Velez, Luis - North Bergen Township - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Hataf, Bassam - Passaic County - Appeals denial of Accidental Disabillity
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing (Trustee Loccke recused)
H-2 Miles, Tya - Camden County Regional Police - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3 Hunter, Christopher - Cinnaminson TWP. Fire Dist.#1 - Appeals
denial of Accidental Death Benefits for Christopher Hunter
1.) Reconsideration- Reconsidered and reaffirmed denial with amendment
2.) Hearing Request - Denied, the Board directed the Secretary to draft a Final
Administrative Determination. (Vote: 5-2; Trustees Colacci, Barrett nae)
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

None


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund D as of June 30, 2015
Noted
   

OPEN SESSION

Reports

M-1= New Business Notice of Motion For Leave to File Second Amended Complaint
Noted (Trustee Culliton and DAG Kelly recused)
M-2= New Business Order Granting Plaintiff's Motion For Leave to File Second Amended
Complaint
Noted (Trustee Culliton and DAG Kelly recused)
M-3= New Business Letter to the Honorable Judge Jacobson and Letter Brief
Noted (Trustee Culliton and DAG Kelly recused)
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on September 14, 2015.

 

 
 
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