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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
AUGUST 8, 2016
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 2016 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 21, 2015.

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 (21K) Deferred - none
Special Adobe PDF (26K) Totals Adobe PDF (19K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:08 AM

Adjourned: 11:45 AM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Keith Bennett; Laurel Brennan; Tim Colacci; Susanne Culliton; Mike Kaniuk; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Brady Middlesworth


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Danielle Schimmel; Hank Schwedes; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Lisa Pointer; Shaye
Glynn; Beth Pisano; John Sloth; David Pointer; Grover Jackson; Sue Grant; Trooper
DiGerolimo; James Wrightson; Robert Gilmartin; Christopher Gray; John Groh;
Claudette Vasquez; Ronald Heinzman; William Gebhard; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; Mrs.
Gebhart; Edward Kreise; John Feeley, Esq.; John Kappock; Susan Kappock; Alnesa
Mallory; Stephen Geosits; Latoya Champion; Stephen Geffner, Esq.; William King;
Mrs. King; Grover Jackson; Gerlad Behnke; Peter Andreyev, NJPBA, Danny Schick,
NJSFOP, Craig Gumpel, Esq.


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of July 11, 2016
Approved with amendment indicating the State Investment Council term is for 3 years from
July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2018.

Minutes from the meeting of July 11, 2016
Executive Session - Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists for August 1, 2016
Approved
C-2 Retirement List
Approved
   

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 Geraci, Anthony

Jersey City Fire Dept 9/1/2015 Denied Ordinary, Withdrawal only
D-2 Ertel, Thomas


Trenton City 11/1/2013 Involuntary Denied Ordinary, Offer
Service
D-3 Monthly OD Grid     Approved Crimi, Richard; Brick
Township; effective date 8/1/16;
Fleming-Robinson, Cassandra;
Essex County; effective date 2/1/16;
Pratt, Karen; Burlington
County/Payroll Dept.; effective
11/1/15;
Ensley, James; Hudson
County; effective 3/1/16



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Semmel, Frank


City of Paterson     Tabled per attorney request and
also request by the Board for plea
and sentencing transcripts.

E-2

Jones, Anthony


Englewood City 2/1/2016 12/12/2012 Denied Accidental, Grant
Involuntary Ordinary
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-3

Groh, John

City of Passaic 5/1/2016 1/8/2015 Approved

E-4

Gebhard, William

Vernon Township 4/1/2016 2/23/2015 Approved

E-5

Vazquez, Claudette

Ocean County 7/1/2016 12/16/2013 Approved

E-6

Kreise, Edward
Irvington Township 5/1/2016 4/4/2011
12/4/2013
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-7

McNaly, Joseph

Waterford Township 3/1/2015 11/23/2007 Not a member-in-service; denied
application

E-8

Kappock, John
West Caldwell
Township
9/1/2016 1/22/2015 Approved -Member advised of
Return to Employment Rules
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-9

Mallory, Alnesa

City of Newark 10/1/2016 10/16/2013 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-10

Prendeville, Jason
Juv. Jus.Comm/Med
Sec.Fac
9/1/2016 10/4/2013 Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-11

Schlett, Paul

Pennsauken Township 7/1/2016 3/26/2014 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-12

Heinzman, Ronald
Lakehurst Borough 4/1/2016 3/25/2010
9/5/2015
Approved

E-13

Verseput, Jack

Atlantic City 2/1/2016 12/17/2012 Approved
(Trustee Bennett recused)

E-14

Geosits, Stephen

Passaic City 1/1/2016 2/3/2015 Approved

E-15

Champion, Latoya

Paterson City 6/1/2015 2/25/2014 Approved
(Vote: 6-3; Trustees Leake, Bennett, Middlesworth nae)

E-16

Duffy, Terrence

Paterson City 8/1/2014 11/27/2007
7/3/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-17 Bogart, Steven
Little Egg Harbor
Township
12/1/2011 6/11/2002
9/28/2002
Approved
(Vote: 7-2; Trustees Loccke, Barrett
nae)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Jackson, Grover - Northern State Prison - Honorable Service
No Forfeiture continue collecting Special retirement benefits. (Vote: 8-1; Trustee Cullilton
nae) (Retirement Bureau)
F-2 Karan, Luke - Millburn Township - Deferred Retirement ( Remove for Cause)
Tabled for additional information
F-3+ King, William - South Bound Brook Boro - Special Retirement
Approved (Vote: 8-1; Trustee Culliton nae) (Retirement Bureau)
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Bogart, Steven - Little Egg Harbor Township - Appellate Division Decisions The
Appellate Court reversed the Board's final determination of total forfeiture and remanded
back to PFRS Board of Trustees. Remand accomplished under Agenda Item E-17
Noted (Retirement Bureau)
G-2 Hataf, Bassam - Passaic County - Initial Decision ALJ upheld
Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits with exceptions
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted exceptions (Trustee Loccke recused)
G-3 Miles, Withey - Rutgers University - Initial Decision ALJ upheld
Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision
G-4 Bowser, Kristy - Mercer County - Initial Decision ALJ reversed
Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Rejected ALJ's decision. The Board directed the Secretary to draft a Findings of Fact and
Conclusions of Law. (Vote; 8-1; Trustee Barrett nae)
G-5 Rodriguez, Jose - Essex County - Initial Decision ALJ upheld
Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits with exceptions
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted exceptions with modification
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Reichelderfer, Jonathan - Mount Ephraim Borough - Appeals
denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

None
   


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Streater, Shane - City of Camden - Judgement of Conviction
Noted
L-2 Trial Balance for May 31, 2016
Noted
L-3 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claim for May 2016
Noted
L-4 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of June 2016
Noted
L-5 Trial Balance for June 30, 2016
ADMINISTRATIVELY REMOVED
L-6 State Investment Council May 25, 2016
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on September 12, 2016.

 

 
 
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