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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
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 2010 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2009.

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 (8K) Deferred - none
Special Adobe PDF (17K) Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:02 AM

Adjourned: 2:20 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Laurel Brennan; Susanne Culliton; Vince Foti; Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Rich Mikutsky; Mike Postorino; John Sierchio


Absent: Sherryl Gordon; Richard Loccke

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Mark Schwedes; Valerie McManus; Ruth Winters; George Borek, IAFF; Ken Drost; Chief Raymond Hayducka; Shawn Ensenat; Chief Arthur O'Keefe; Nicole Thigpen; Chief Francis Grogan; Brian Ferguson; Chief Smith; Charles Schlager, Esq.; Irene Angelaccio; Andrew Haggerty; George Jackson; Chief Anthony Canale; Christopher Leach; Chief Scott Campbell; Robert Highley; Timothy Brown; Chief Fanfarillo; Vincent Corsentino; Lietuenant Michael Kaulies; Michael Cicero; Chief Flatt; Nancy Compton; Donna Snyder; Daniel Snyder; Richard Roemmele; Frank Crivelli, Esq.; Scott Zapora; Joseph Fulse; Holly Fulse; Wayne Vakulchik; Robert C. Brown, Esq.; Robert Guidosh; Chris D'Amore, Esq.; Christopher Gray, Esq.; Ronald Lattanzio; Andrew Pacucci; George Adamapoulous; Francis Gagnon; Michael A'Hearn, Esq.;


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of August 09, 2010
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of August 09, 2010
Approved Executive Session Minutes.


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Memorandum of July 15, 2010 Regarding Creditable Compesation Regulation.
Noted (For discussion next meeting at 9:30)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1=

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

C-2=
Retirement List
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

DECISION

D-1 Brennan, Thomas
Bergen County
2/1/2010
Approved
D-2 Phillips, Stephen
Township of West Orange
9/1/2004
Reinstatement from Disability
Retirement Approved
D-3 Monthly OD Grid
 
9/1/2010
Approved



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Palmer, Scott
East Jersey State Prison
10/1/2009
5/20/2008
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental Disability. Granted OAL
hearing.

E-2

(+) Hollinger, Eric
Human Services Police
7/1/2010
6/19/2009
Approved

E-3

(+) Lattanzio, Ronald
City of Camden
2/1/2009
8/18/2007
Reconsidered and Denied Accdental
Disability. Case remains in OAL.

E-4

(+) Mariano, Jason
Plainsboro Township
8/1/2009
5/12/2009
Approved

E-5

Best, Cortlandt
Monmouth County
8/1/2010
8/24/2009
Approved
(Trustee Foti abstained)

E-6

McGowan, Joseph
Monmouth County
8/1/2010
8/24/2009
Approved
(Trustee Foti abstained)

E-7

Derrico, Joseph
Hamilton
9/1/2010
7/31/2009
Approved
(Vote: 7-1; Trustee Mikutsky nae;
Trustee Foti not in room for vote)

E-8

Manfredi, Roy
Milltown Borough
10/1/2010
4/11/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
or offer Special
Vote: 7-1-1; Trustee Barrett nae;
Trustee Leake abstained)

E-9

(+) Adamopoulos, George
Bergen County
9/1/2010
8/19/2009
Approved

E-10

(+) Tripp, Charles

South Woods Prison
8/1/2009
4/1/2009
Approved

E-11

Murray, Steven
Atlantic County
2/1/2010
4/30/2008
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental Disability. Continue
Collecting Service retirement. Grant
OAL hearing.

E-12

(+) Gagnon, Francis
Woodbridge Township
10/1/2010
4/15/2007
Approved
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Mikutsky nae)

E-13

Williams, Brian
Gloucester Township
5/1/2010
7/1/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Trustee Foti abstained)

E-14

Cicenia, William

County of Morris
1/1/2010
11/12/2003
10/6/2008
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental Disability, continue
collecting Ordinary Disability. Case
remains in the OAL
(Trustee Sierchio recused)

E-15

Letwenski, Edward
Monmouth County
8/1/2010
8/24/2009
Approved
(Trustee Foti abstained)

E-16

Williams, Joseph
City of Camden
8/1/2010
10/25/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Mikutsky nae)

E-17

Riley, Carl
Union County
11/1/2010
6/12/2009
Approved

E-18

Padula, Carl
Passaic County
6/1/2010
3/13/2020
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
(Trustees Barrett; Foti abstained)

E-19

Lockwood, Timothy
Mercer County
4/1/2010
7/7/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
or offer Service

E-20

(+) Garcia, Reynaldo
Willingboro Township
8/1/2010
8/8/2009
Approved

E-21

Miranda, Wilfredo
Southern State Correctional Fac.
12/1/2009
10/20/2007
Approved

E-22

Lorente, Julio
Union City
5/1/2010
4/15/2009
Approved

E-23

Castro, Roberto
Mercer County
2/1/2010
2/6/2009
Approved
E-24

(+) Guidosh, Robert

Washington Twp (Gloucester)
3/1/2008
11/26/2005
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-25

Smith, James
Morris County
10/1/2008
1/3/2008
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental Disability. Granted Ordinary Disability. Case remains in OAL.

E-26

(+) Pratt, James
Magnolia Borough
6/1/2008
7/8/2003
7/21/2003
12/6/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-27

Ketcham-Nardone, Kara

Belmar Borough
1/1/2008
12/27/2000
9/2/2003
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Trustee Foti abstained)

E-28

Gonzalez, Ruben
NJ Transit
7/1/2010
7/3/2008
Approved

E-29

Paynter, William
Weehawken Township
10/1/2010
6/26/2009
Approved

E-30

O"Brien, Richard
Hamilton Twp.
2/1/2008
1/15/2006
Tabled per DAG Kelly's request


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1

Vakulchik, Wayne - Piscataway Township -
A.) Honorable Service- Partial forfeiture of service and salary from January 2007 to the end
of employment.
B.) Service - Approved effective 4/1/2010. (Retirement Bureau)




OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1+
Fulse, Joseph - Mountainview Youth Correctional Fac. - Initial
Decision ALJ reversed Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement
benefits.
Rejected ALJ's decision. Remanded back to OAL on issue of direct result. Noted exceptions and reply to exceptions
G-2
Simon, Robert - Surf City Borough - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted ALJ's decision (DAG Pushko recused)
G-3
Jones, Rachel - Department of Corrections - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4
Scott-Greene, Lori - East Jersey State Prison - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted ALJ's decision
G-5
Marrero, Wilfredo - Midstate Correctional Facility - Initial Decision
ALJ upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted ALJ's decision
G-6
Barnes, Clarence - Northern State Prison - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Barber, Frank - Perth Amboy City - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-2
Tauriello, Marc - Essex County - Appeals denial to file an application for
Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-3
DeRose, John - COD- Mountainview YCF - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirment benefits.
Approved
H-4
Morey, Lee - Harvey Cedars Borough - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits.
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+

#3-72500 - Riverdale Borough - Creditable Salary Reconsideration
A.) Richard Roemmele
B.) John Peine
The Board noted the change in the resolution. There is no action necessary by the Board as
neither member has filed for retirement.

J-2+
Compton, Nancy - Hunterdon County - Request to remain in PFRS (No PTC).
Denied continued membership in PFRS retroactive to date of transfer into PFRS. Refer
matter to Division for determination on interfund transfer to PERS. Refer to Civil Service
Commision for desk audit. (Enrollment Bureau)
J-3+
Snyder, Donna - Hunterdon County - Request to remain in PFRS (No PTC).
Denied continued membership in PFRS retroactive to date of transfer into PFRS. Refer
matter to Division for determination on interfund transfer to PERS. Refer to Civil Service
Commision for desk audit. (Trustees Barrett; Mikutsky abstained; Trustee Sierchio recused)
(Enrollment Bureau)
J-4+
Drost, Kenneth - South Brunswick Twp. - Request to Maintain PFRS membership
Approved. No loss in PFRS membership after 7/1/2010. Member must complete PTC
training and provide certification to prove successful completion to the Division. (Enrollment
Bureau)
J-5+
Ensenat, Shawn - Englewood City - Request to Maintain PFRS membership
Approved. No loss in PFRS membership after 7/1/2010. Member must complete PTC
training and provide certification to prove successful completion to the Division. (Enrollment
Bureau)
J-6+
Thigpen, Nicole - Paulsboro Borough - Request to Maintain PFRS membership
Approved. No loss in PFRS membership after 7/1/2010. Member must complete PTC
training and provide certification to prove successful completion to the Division. (Enrollment
Bureau)
J-7+
Ferguson, Brian - Westampton Township - Request to Maintain PFRS
membership
Approved. No loss in PFRS membership after 7/1/2010. Member must complete PTC
training and provide certification to prove successful completion to the Division. (Enrollment
Bureau)
J-8+
Angelaccio, Irene - Westhampton Township - Request to Maintain PFRS
membership
Approved. No loss in PFRS membership after 7/1/2010. Member must complete PTC
training and provide certification to prove successful completion to the Division. (Enrollment
Bureau)
J-9+
Haggerty, Andrew - Medford Township - Request to Maintain PFRS membership
Approved. No loss in PFRS membership after 7/1/2010. Member must complete PTC
training and provide certification to prove successful completion to the Division. (Enrollment
Bureau)
J-10+
Jackson, George - Medford Township - Request to Maintain PFRS membership
Approved. No loss in PFRS membership after 7/1/2010. Member must complete PTC
training and provide certification to prove successful completion to the Division. (Enrollment
Bureau)
J-11+
Leach, Christopher - Pitman Borough - Request to Maintain PFRS membership
Approved. No loss in PFRS membership after 7/1/2010. Member must complete PTC
training and provide certification to prove successful completion to the Division. (Enrollment
Bureau)
J-12+
Highley, Robert - Glassboro Borough - Request to Maintain PFRS membership
Approved. No loss in PFRS membership after 7/1/2010. Member must complete PTC
training and provide certification to prove successful completion to the Division. (Enrollment
Bureau)
J-13+
Brown, Timothy - Glassboro Borough - Request to Maintain PFRS membership
Approved. No loss in PFRS membership after 7/1/2010. Member must complete PTC
training and provide certification to prove successful completion to the Division. (Enrollment
Bureau)
J-14+
Essex County - Appeal the ability to purchase PTC time for additional service credit in
PFRS
Acknowledged that the regulation permits purchase of service credit while in the academy if
receiving compensation. Any other purchase is subject to review on a case by case basis.
J-15+
Corsentino, Vincent - Readington Township - Request to maintain PFRS
membership.
Approved. No loss in PFRS membership after 7/1/2010. Member must complete PTC
training and provide certification to prove successful completion to the Division. (Enrollment
Bureau)
J-16+
Zapora, Scott - Englishtown Borough - Request PFRS enrollment.
Tabled for additional information from Fieldsboro Police Department, Proscecutor's office,
member and State Police.
J-17+
Cicero, Michael - Ocean Township - Request to maintain PFRS membership.
Approved. No loss in PFRS membership after 7/1/2010. Member must complete PTC
training and provide certification to prove successful completion to the Division. (Enrollment
Bureau)


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Common Pension Fund E as of April 30, 2010.
Noted
L-2
Appellate Division Decisions James Henderson vs PERS.
Noted
L-3
Common Pension Fund A as of June 30, 2010
Noted
L-4
Common Pension Fund B as of June 30, 2010
Noted
L-5
Common Pension Fund D as of June 30, 2010
Noted
L-6
Common Pension Fund E as of March 31, 2010
Noted
L-7
Common Pension Fund E as of April 30, 2010
Noted
L-8
Common Pension Fund E as of May 31, 2010
Noted
L-9
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted
L-10
Bond Settlement.
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on October 12, 2010.

 
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