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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
SEPTEMBER 8, 2008
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 2008 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 28, 2007.

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’ website 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 Deferred Special Totals


OPEN SESSION

Called to Order: 10:02 a.m.

Adjourned: 11:54 a.m.

Roll Call:

Fred Beaver; Laurel Brennan; Vince Foti;  Sherryl Gordon; Wayne Hall; Mark Kandrac; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Rich Mikutsky; Tom Murphy; John Sierchio


Absent:

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko
 
Division Staff:

Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Hank Schwedes; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros

 
Members, Counsel Employers, Consultants:
 

John Feeley, Esq.; John Melani; Christopher Miele; Marcelo Ona; Mark Uhlik, Esq.; Bettye Hayes

 

Union Groups, etc:



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of August 11, 2008 - Approved


OPEN SESSION

Finance

A-1

Common Pension Fund A as of June 30, 2008 - Noted

A-2 Common Pension Fund B as of June 30, 2008 - Noted
A-3 Common Pension Fund E as of February 29, 2008 - Noted
A-4 Common Pension Fund D as of May 31, 2008 - Noted
A-5 Trial Balance as of June 30, 2008 - Noted


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1

None



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Chapter 104 PFRS - Approved

C-2 Retirement List - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

.

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

DECISION

D-1

Molnar, August

Plainsboro Twp.

8/1/2008

Approved - Involuntary, Chapter 428
Trustee Loccke recused

D-2

Monthly OD Grid

.

9/1/2008

Approved – (see grid below)

D-3

Williams, Herbert

Woodbridge Twp.

7/1/2008

Approved - Involuntary, Chapter 428

D-4

Rispoli, John

Newark City

8/1/2007

Approved - Involuntary


ORDINARY DISABILITY GRID

Member's Name

Effective Date

P/F

Employer

Cooper, Leonard L

07/08

P

Department of Correction

Herriott, George R

10/06

P

Essex County 

Insetta, Thomas

09/08

P

Hudson County 

Keegan, James

02/08

P

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Savinovich, Ytalo

05/08

P

Union City – Trustee Loccke recused

Tarlton, Francis A

06/08

P

Southern State Correctional Facility

Total = 6

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

.

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1+

Pulidore, Donald

Union County

5/1/2008

12/27/2006

Denied Accidental Disability; Offer Deferred

E-2

Tejada, Nelson

Passaic County

6/1/2008

8/9/2005

Approved Accidental Disability
Trustees Foti; Loccke recused

E-3

Mehner, William

Mountainview Youth Corr. Fac.

7/1/2008

4/15/2006

Denied Accidental Disability; Granted Ordinary Disability

E-4+

Melani, John

City of Newark

7/1/2008

4/19/2007

Tabled for clarification from IME; Granted Interim Ordinary Disability

E-5+

Miele, Christopher

City of Elizabeth

10/1/2008

2/24/2004

Approved Accidental Disability
Trustee Foti abstained

E-6

Chubbuck, Chester

JJC

8/1/2008

5/30/2007

Tabled for new IME

E-7

Lane, Wednesday

City of Perth

8/1/2008

1/9/2007

Approved Accidental Disability

E-8

Hamilton, Margaret

Edan Mahan Corr. Fac

4/1/2008

11/13/2000
11/3/2005

Denied Accidental Disability Granted Ordinary Disability

E-9

Wythe, Scott

City of Atlantic City

4/1/2008

6/13/2005
8/1/2006

Approved Accidental Disability

E-10

Ona, Marcelo

City of Jersey City

7/1/2007

3/14/2002
3/3/2003

Denied Accidental Disability; Granted Ordinary Disability

E-11+

Hayes, Bettye

Monmouth Cty Hall of Records

5/1/2008

3/22/2007

Approved Accidental Disability

E-12

Tiernan, James

JJC

5/1/2008

8/16/2006

Denied Accidental Disability; Granted Ordinary Disability

E-13

Elco, Peter

City of Pleasantville

4/1/2008

1/3/2007

Denied Accidental Disability; Granted Ordinary Disability
Trustee Loccke recused

E-14

Lev, Adina

Mercer County

4/1/2008

3/9/2006

Approved Accidental Disability

E-15

Murphy, Rashan

JJC/NJ Train SC

5/1/2008

4/24/2007

Total forfeiture, does not qualify for Accidental Disability; Withdrawal only

E-16

Henderson, Catani

Mercer County

4/1/2008

10/21/2006

Tabled for additional information

E-17

Ballurio, Kimberly

South Woods State Prison

5/1/2008

7/23/2006

Approved Accidental Disability

.

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-18

Seery, Timothy

City of Elizabeth

8/1/2008

3/14/2007

Approved Accidental Disability
Trustee Foti abstained

E-19

Menist, Douglas

City of Englewood

7/1/2008

6/11/2007

Approved Accidental Disability
Trustee Loccke recused

E-20

McClendon, David

Newark City

7/1/2008

7/5/2007

Tabled for clarification from IME

E-21

Shaw, Perry

Dept. of Corrections

6/1/2008

2/27/2007

Denied Accidental Disability; Granted Ordinary Disability

E-22

Reynolds, Melody

NJ Transit Corp.

2/1/2007

7/5/2005

Denied Accidental Disability; Withdrawal only
Trustees Foti; Loccke recused



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1

Ferrari, Susan - Bayside State Prison - Honorable Service - Denied application for Deferred retirement due to removal for cause



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1

Segear, Robert - Cranford Township - Initial Decision Consolidated Case - Robert Merrill, David Cochrane, Robert Schafer - ALJ upheld the Board's decision and denied request to eliminate the reductions on their retirement allowances - Adopted ALJ decision



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Lucignano, Domenick - Hoboken City - Appeals denial of Accidental Disabililty retirement benefits  - Approved

H-2

Thorn, Thomas - Medford Township - Resubmission - Appeals the denial of enrollment into PFRS - Appeal for 30 day extension - Approved;  Hearing request - Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

H-3

Martinez, Alexander - North Hudson Reg Fire & Rescue - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits. - Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-11
None


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1

Appellate Division Decisions Romeo Cascaes v. PERS Board of Trustees - Noted

L-2

Appellate Division Decisions Howard A. Reed v. TPAF Board of Trustees - Noted

L-3
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on October 6, 2008.

 

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