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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
September 11, 2006
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 2006 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2005.

OPEN PUBLIC MEETING

The first portion of the meeting is open to the public. The second portion, in conformity with the Open Public Meetings Act, shall be closed to the public based upon the personal matters exception. Those matters are confidential unless expressly waived by the individual involved.



OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:10 a.m.

Adjourned:  4:30 p.m.

Roll Call: Mark Kandrac; John Sierchio; Dennis Connelly; Vince Foti; Fred Beaver; Rich Mikutsky; Joseph Boucher (arrived at 10:25 a.m.); Nicole Fava (left at 2:00 p.m.); Tom Murphy; Sherryl Gordon

Absent: Frank Leake

Also Present: DAG Susanne Culliton
   
Division Staff: Wendy Jamison; Gail Griffin; Virginia Martucci; Sandra Horan; Mike Czyzyk
   
Members, Counsel, Employers, Consultants:
 

D. William Subin, Esq.; Christopher Wellman; William Claxton, Esq.; Barry Stewart;
Marcie Mackolin, Esq.; James Kirman; Domenick Caruso; Joseph SanFelice; Nicholas
Russo; Steven Kossup, Esq.; George Menendez; Phillip Montgomery Kevin Maffei;
Regina Herz; John Jensen; Lorenzo Schockley; David Bohem; John Sandella



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of August 7, 2006 - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Murphy; Trustee Kandrac abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Finance

A-1
Common Pension Fund A as of June 30, 2006 - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Murphy)
A-2
Common Pension Fund B as of June 30, 2006 - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Murphy)
A-3
Common Pension Fund E as of April 30, 2006 - Acknowledged; The Board requested that William Clark, Director of the Division of Investment attend the meeting of October 16, 2006 to explain the level of Management fees for Pension Fund E
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Murphy)
A-4
Common Pension Fund D as of May 31, 2006 - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Murphy)
A-5
Common Pension Fund E as of May 31, 2006 - Acknowledged
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Murphy)
A-6
Trial Balance as of June 30, 2006 - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Sierchio)

OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1
Chapter 204 PFRS Title Review UMDNJ for position of Lieutenant Public Safety - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Connelly; Trustee Beaver abstained)

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists for August 8, 2006 - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Boucher)
C-2
Retirement List – Approved
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Murphy)
C-3
Chapter 104 PFRS - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Foti)
C-4
Return to Employment - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Foti)


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability   


.
Member Name,
Number
Employer
Effective Date
Board's Decision

D-1
Locke, Christine
Newark Police
4/1/06 
Denied Involuntary Ordinary Disability; return to employment
(Motion by Trustee Boucher; seconded by Trustee Sierchio)
D-2

Coughlin, Daniel

Adult Diagnostic Treatment Center
11/1/04

Tabled to review eligibility of purchase to qualify for Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Foti)

D-3

Rocklein, Albert

Irvington Township
3/1/06
Approved Chapter 428
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Boucher)
D-4

Mendez, Edwin

City of Newark
 
Approved Reinstatement
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee MIkutsky)
D-5

Osborne, William

Irvington Township
 
Denied reinstatement;
member is 55 years old
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Foti)
D-6
Monthly OD Grid

The Board of Trustees, on the basis of the medical examination and other documentation presented, approved the following Ordinary Disability retirements.  Future examinations were waived with the exceptions of those noted with *. The Board waived the 30-day waiting period with an effective date of September 1, 2006 and earlier.


Member's Name

Effective Date

P/F

Employer

Bishop, John F

06/06

P

Harrison Township

Cartagena, Robert 

05/06

P

Newark City

Montesano, Victor Joseph

03/06

P

Essex County

Sinton, William T

03/06

P

Monmouth County/Hall Of Records

Whitlock, Mark A

05/06

P

Middlesex County

Total = 5

 
D-7

Russo, Robert

Newark Police
10/1/1998
OAL case pending OAL case pending - Reconsidered and approved TP with re-exam in one year; withdraw from OAL
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Boucher)
D-8

Watford, Ronnie

City of Bridgeton
4/1/06
Approved Involuntary Ordinary c. 428
(Motion by Trustee Boucher; seconded by Trustee Sierchio; Trustee Foti abstained)

 

Accidental Disability


Member Name, No.
Employer
Effective
Date
Accident
Date
TP DR TE DM
Board's Decision

E-1
Cervino, Michael
 
City of Jersey City
Police Department
1/1/2006
8/12/1998
4/18/2000
8/10/2002
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Resubmission
a. Honorable Service - No forfeiture
b. Accidental Disability - Denied; granted Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)
E-2

Sabi, Javier
Passaic County   
4/1/2006 
10/13/2005
Y
Y
Y
. Approved
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)
E-3
10:30 AM
Stewart, Barry

Department of Environmental Protection  
12/1/2005 
06/13/2005
T
T
N
. a. Honorable Service -
No forfeiture
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Murphy; Vote: 9:1 Trustee Foti: Nae)
b. Accidental Disability - Tabled to seek clarification from IME
 (Motion by Trustee Trustee Beaver; seconded by Trustee Foti: Vote: 9:1; Trustee Sierchio; Nae)
E-4
Cauley, Alaric
Princeton Boro.
9/1/2006 
1/1/2000

Y
Y
Y
T
Tabled to obtain info.on issue of delayed manifestation; granted interim Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Kandrac; seconded by Trustee Connelly)
E-5
Thrunk, Robert
Jersey City
Fire Department
 
8/1/2003 
6/24/2002
. . . ... Re-evaluation; Collecting Accidental Disability - reaffirmed approval; continue collecting Accidental Disability
(Motion by Trustee Boucher; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)
E-6
Scioli, Tara
City of Ocean City
4/1/2006 
8/4/2004
Y
Y
N
.  Denied Accidental Disability;
 granted Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Boucher; seconded by Trustee Connelly)
E-7
Jensen, John
East Brunswick Township
2/1/2006 
12/9/2004
Y
Y
Y
. Approved
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Murphy)
E-8
11:00 AM
Caruso, Domenick
   
Newark Police Department
4/1/2006
11/5/2003
Y
Y
Y
. Approved
(Motion by Trustee Kandrac; seconded by Trustee Boucher)
E-9
1:00 PM
Menendez, George
 
Hazlet Township 
9/1/2006 
6/9/2005
Y
Y
Y
. Approved
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky; Vote: 8:1: Trustee Beaver: Nae)
E-10
Doran, Kevin
 
City of Atlantic City
5/1/2006
7/29/2005 
Y
Y
Y
. Approved
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Connelly; Vote 6:3: Trustees Mikutsky;  Boucher; Beaver: Nae)
E-11
DiPaolo, Mark
Essex County
3/1/2006
10/15/2003 
Y
Y
Y
. Approved
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky; Vote; 7:3: Trustees Boucher; Beaver; Foti: Nae)
E-12
Duffy, Thomas
Gloucester County
3/1/2005
7/2/2004
Y
Y
Y
. Approved
(Motion by Trustee Boucher; seconded by Trustee Sierchio: Vote: 6:3: Trustees Mikutsky; Kandrac; Beaver: Nae)
E-13
Ortiz, Brenda
Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders
10/1/2005
1/25/2005
Y
Y
N
. Denied Accidental Disability;
granted Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky; Trustee Foti abstained)
E-14
Parker, Shonnon
 
Essex County
4/01/2006
12/20/2005
Y
Y
Y
. Approved
(Motion by Trustee Boucher; seconded by Trustee Sierchio)
E-15
10:15 AM
Wellman, Christopher
 
Atlantic County Prosecutors Office
10/1/2006
9/29/2003
Y
Y
Y
. Approved
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)
E-16

Smith, Wayne
City of Paterson Police  
6/1/2006 
3/27/2005
Y
Y
Y
. Approved Involuntary AD Accidental Disability
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Boucher)
E-17
Sorace, Michael

City of Bayonne  
10/1/2005 
2/14/2002
Y
Y
Y
. Reconsidered and approved
(Motion by Trustee Kandrac; seconded by Trustee Foti)
E-18
Filippello, David
West Caldwell Township
5/1/2005 
3/8/2003
1/26/2004
2/28/2004

Y
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
. Reconsidered and reaffirmed
TP, DR & TE on 3/8/03 incident; Continue to collect Ordinary Disability; Proceed in OAL
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)
E-19
Bond, Tyrone  
Florence Township  
7/1/2006 
4/25/2005
Y
Y
Y
. Approved
(Motion by Trustee Kandrac; seconded by Trustee Boucher)
E-20
Davis, Robert
South Woods State Prison
6/1/2006 
8/4/2004
6/7/2005
N
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
. Approved
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Foti: Vote: 8:1: Trustee Beaver: Nae)
E-21
Maffei, Kevin
 
Winslow Township
7/1/2006 
6/9/2001
Y
Y
Y
. Approved
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Foti)
E-22
Lichansky, Christopher
 
Juvenile Justice Commission
6/1/2006
11/10/2001
5/19/2005
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
T
. Tabled for additional info. 5/19/05 incident; granted  interim Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Sierchio)
E-23
Montgomery, Phillip
 
City of Asbury Park 
4/1/2006 
3/22/2003
Y
Y
Y
. Approved
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Sierchio)
E-24
McMenamin, John
 
Stafford Township
10/01/2006
7/4/2005
Y
Y
Y
. Approved
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Foti)
E-25
Russo, Nicholas
City of Hoboken
1/1/2006
3/22/2005 
Y
Y
Y
. Approved
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Murphy)
E-26
Stark, Roy
Parsippany Township - Troy Hills
12/1/2006
9/6/2000
12/30/2000
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
. Approved
(Motion by Trustee Kandrac; seconded by Trustee Sierchio)
E-27
Quiros, Gabriel
City of Paterson
8/1/2003
9/07/1998 
Y
T
N
. Tabled to have IME
clarify issue of direct result;
granted interim Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Mikutsky; seconded by Trustee Sierchio)
E-28
Holland, Jerry
Penns Grove Borough
12/1/2005
8/6/2004 12/3/2004
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
. Reconsidered and approved;
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Foti)

OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1

Williams, Laurence - Washington Twp. - Return to Employment -  Postponed until the November 13, 2006 meeting per attorney's request - Noted

F-2+
Kirman, James - Borough of Fair Haven - a. Honorable Service b. Service Retirement -
Tabled for copies of Audit Report from Fair Haven; Departmental records; Investigation reports from Prosecutor’s Office; Internal Affairs report; Transcript of the Plea Agreement and the Special Report filed with Local Government Services.
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Murphy; Vote: 6:4: Trustees Boucher; Kandrac; Mikutsky; Fave: Nae)

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Klima, Victor - East Jersey State Prison - Initial Decision - ALJ reversed the Board's decision, affirmed traumatic event and granted accidental disability – Tabled until next month in order for the Board to have sufficient time to review the exceptions filed by the DAG (received the day of the meeting); noted exceptions
(Motion by Trustee Kandrac; seconded by Trustee Sierchio)
G-2
Bueno, George - Jersey City Fire Dept. - Initial Decision with Exceptions - ALJ upheld the Board's decision to deny accidental disability - Adopt with modification to remand to OAL on issue of direct result; noted exceptions
(Motion by Trustee Kandrac; seconded by Trustee Foti)
G-3
Wilson, Monica - City of Hackensack - Initial Decision - ALJ upheld the Board's decision to deny accidental disability - Adopted
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Sierchio)
G-4
Trent-Mercer, Gail - Dept. of Correction - Appellate Division Decisions -
ALJ reversed the Board's decision, affirmed traumatic event and granted accidental disability -
Adopted with modification; Approved Accidental Disability effective July 1, 2005. (Retirement Bureau)(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Murphy)
G-5
Page, Patrick - Scotch Plains Twp. - Hearing Withdrawals - Noted
G-6
Labarre, Richard - Galloway Twp. - Initial Decision - ALJ upheld the Board's decision to deny accidental disability due to no traumatic event - Adopted
(Motion by Trustee Boucher; seconded by Trustee Sierchio)
G-7

Carmichael, Bruce - Dept. of Corrections Vroom - Jones Farm - Initial Decision - ALJ upheld the Board's decision to deny accidental disability due to no traumatic event – Adopted
(Motion by Trustee Boucher; seconded by Trustee Foti)

G-8
DeLucca, David - Fair Lawn Boro. - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Murphy)


Hearing Requests

H-1
Washington, Briane - Essex County - Appeals the Board's decision to deny accidental disability - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Connelly)
H-2

Sellers, Glen - Essex County College - Appeals the Board's decision to deny enrollment into PFRS - Hearing request denied; prepare final administrative determination
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Murphy; Trustee Sierchio recused)



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1

Township of Morristown - Creditable Salary FMBA Local No. 43 contract for the period of 1/1/05 to 12/31/08 - Approved (Internal/External Audit)
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Murphy; Trustee Mikutsky recused)

J-2
City of Northfield and Mainland PBA Local NO. 77 - Creditable Salary for contract period
January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2007 - Resubmission - Postponed until the November 13, 2006 meeting; no further postponements will be honored - Noted
J-3
Shockley, Lorenzo - Pleasantville City - Request to enroll in the PFRS (transfer from PERS to PFRS) - Denied
(Motion by Trustee Beaver; seconded by Trustee Murphy; Trustee Foti abstained)
The Board requested letter to DOP/Merit System Board be issued on the matter
(Motion by Trustee Kandrac; seconded by Trustee Murphy; Trustee Foti abstained)
J-4

Cornell, Patrick - Jersey City Fire Dept. - Request for a third loan in 2006 - Denied
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Beaver)

Death Claim Issues

K-1
Shields, Kieran - City of Orange - Accidental Death - Approved
Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Foti)

Informational Issues

L-1
Board Member Address List - Noted
L-2
Newspaper Articles from The Star Ledger, "A Smarter Investment Strategy" - Noted
L-3
Memos regarding NJ State Investment Council - Noted
L-4
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos for July 2006 - Noted
L-5
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for July 2006

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on October 16, 2006.

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