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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
SEPTEMBER 14, 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 Adobe PDF (21K)
Special Adobe PDF (40K) Totals Adobe PDF (33K)
 

OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:10 AM

Adjourned: 1:20 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Keith Bennett; Tim Colacci; Susanne Culliton; Mike Kaniuk; Brady Middlesworth


Absent: Laurel Brennan; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke

Also Present: DAG Robert Kelly; Hank Schwedes; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Cheryl Chianese;
Lu Ann Barnett; Sue Grant; John Sloth; John Sierchio; Tim Smith, Esq.; Vito
Tropeano; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jen Cyphers; Karen Ruiz; Kenytta Kelly; James Letts;
Mr. Krausse, Esq.; Carlos Acevedo; Christopher Gray, Esq.; Ronald Pachucki; Martin
Costello; Peter Andreyev, NJSPBA; Chief Cook



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of August 3, 2015
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of August 3, 2015
Approved Executive Session Minutes


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1 Active and Retired Death Lists for July 29, 2015
Approved
C-2 Active and Retired Death Lists for August 28, 2015
Approved
C-3 Retirement List
Approved
   

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 Ochmanski, Edward


Laurel Springs Borough 11/01/2013 Tabled per attorney request
D-2 Cardinale, Isaiah

Nutley Township     Tabled per attorney request
D-3 Bradfield, Francis
Cherry Hill Township
 3/1/2015   Approved
D-4 Gulick, Stephen
Sayreville Borough 5/1/2014 Reconsideration Denied
Reconsideration and approved
Hearing Request.
D-5 Monthly OD Grid  
  Approved Cetrulo, Salvatore;
Monmouth County Hall of Records;
effective 11/1/14
Dickinson, Matthew; Lower
Township; effective 6/1/15
Nabors, Laura; DOC/Vroom-Jones;
effective 4/1/15



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1 Webber, Thomas


City of Elizabeth 8/1/2015 5/5/2013 Tabled per attorney request
E-2 Lee, Mark


Robbinsville Township 6/1/2013   Tabled per attorney request
E-3 Saunders, Mark

City of Camden 7/1/2013   Tabled per attorney request
E-4 Angelo, Mark

Essex County 3/1/2015 6/13/2014 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
or Service
E-5 (+) Cyphers, Jennifer

Burlington County 4/1/2015 4/15/20017
7/26/2013
Resubmission Approved
E-6 Torres, Victor

City of Camden 8/1/2015 9/7/2013 Approved
E-7 Cooper, Matthew

Pennsauken Township 7/1/2015 8/18/2013 Approved
E-8 (+) Ruiz, Karen

City of Camden 12/1/2014 2/11/2013 Tabled for additional information
E-9 (+) Letts, James

City of Trenton 8/1/2015 8/15/2013 Approved
E-10 Knox, Roderick


Atlantic City 9/1/2015 11/7/2014 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-11 Thongvichith-Mendoza (Caro), Elsie

Jersey City 11/1/2011 3/4/2004
5/3/2007
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental. Reverse previous
approval of Ordinary Disability.
Continue collecting benefit.
Continue in OAL.
E-12 Lopez-Turner, Nancy


Southern State Correctional Facility 1/1/2015 12/20/2012 Resubmission Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary
E-13 Vezza, Anthony
Monroe Township 10/1/2015 6/21/14 Approved
E-14 Guedes, Luis
City of Newark 8/1/2015 8/19/2014 Approved
E-15 (+) Costello, Martin
Springfield Township 4/1/2015 10/12/2013 Involuntary Approved
E-16 Straub, Eric
Monroe Township 8/1/2014 7/14/2012 1.) Referral from Pension Fraud Unit
2.) Accidental Disability Tabled for
additional meds and IME
Clarification
E-17 Assad, Hussam
Roselle Park Boro 9/1/2015 12/9/2009 Approved
E-18 (+) Acevedo, Carlos
Ocean County 10/1/15 3/18/2013 Resubmission Reconsidered and
Approved
E-19 (+) Pachucki, Ronald
Jersey City 6/1/2015 1/3/2012
5/28/1998
6/28/2002
Resubmission Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Chadwick, William - Hudson County -
1.) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of service and salary from May 1, 2002 until the
end of the employment.
2.) Dependency - Denied (Retirement Bureau)
F-2 Brandon, Alonzo - Rutgers University - Request Chapter 428 benefits
Tabled per attorney request.
F-3 Kornblau, Michael - Longport Borough - Referral from Fraud Unit
1.) Tabled per attorney request
2.) Stop pension for review and determination at next available Board meeting. (Retirement Bureau)
F-4 Marion, John - Waldwick Borough - Referral from Pension Fraud Unit
Revoke Ordinary Disability retirement benefits and pursue recovery retro to his retirement
date. Refer to Division of Criminal Justice. (Retirement Bureau)
F-5 Love, Rahman - Irvington Township - Deferred
Denied (Retirement Bureau)
F-6 Lucas, Ronald - City of Newark - Request for stay of Board
decision of Total Forfeiture
Denied
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Rogers, Craig - City of Newark - Initial Decision ALJ upheld
Board's decision denying the Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision
G-2 Osborne, William - Irvington Township - Initial Decision ALJ
upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits with
Exceptions
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted exceptions
G-3 Spreng, Jeffrey - Winslow Township - Initial Decision ALJ
reversed Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted w/modification (Retirement Bureau)
G-4 Manzo, Michael - Jersey City Fire Department - Appellate Division
Decisions The Court upheld the Board's decision denying rescisssion of retirement
application to allow retroactive reenrollment into PFRS
Noted
G-5+ Appellate Division Decisions Michael Kantner - Court reversed Boards
decision and determined that PFRS reenrollment was not warranted and that Mr. Kantner is
entitled to PFRS benefits
Noted (Retirement Bureau; Enrollment Bureau; External Audit)
G-6 Grace, Charles - Bay Head Borough - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's
decision forfeiting entire pension with exceptions
Adopted ALJ’s decision with modification and noted exceptions
G-7 Martin, Larry - Jersey City - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-8 Zackery, Lorenzo - Essex County - Final Administrative
Determinations
Approved
G-9 Hunter, Christopher - Cinnaminson Twp. Fire District #1 - Final
Administrative Determinations
Approved
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1+ Tropeano, Vito - City of Elizabeth - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Reconsidered and Approved Accidental Disabilty Retirement Benefits (Retirement Bureau)
H-2 Sarnecki, Thomas - Clark Township - Appeal Denial of Ordinary Disability and
denial of beneficiary change
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3 Labruno, Louis - City of Bayonne - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-4 Iazzetti, Laura - City of Hackensack - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability Retirement Benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-5 Meany, Michael - Evesham Township - Appeals denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-6 Ricks, Yareem - Gloucester County - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
Retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-7 Mattia, Paul - Corrections - Appeals the denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-8 Jackson, Grover - Northern State Prison - Appeals denial of
Extended Repayment plan
Denied Hearing request, the Board directed the Secretary to draft a Final Administrative
Determination
H-9 Greene, Robert - Essex County - Appeals partial Pension
Forfeiture
Approved
H-10 Woods, James (Deceased) - Jersey City - Appeals denial of
Accidental Death benefits
Denied Hearing request, the Board directed the Secretary to draft a Final Administrative
Determination
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 #3-00316 - Dept of Environmental Protection - Request enrollment in PFRS
Tabled for Chapter 204 review.
 


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of May 2015
Noted
L-2 New Jersey Division of Investments - SIC Meeting July 22, 2015
Noted
L-3 Investment Reporting Package May 2015
Noted
L-4 Selection of Private Equity Investment Consultants -RFP SIC Meeting July 22, 2015
Noted
L-5 New Jersey State Investment Council Meeting May 27, 2015
Noted
L-6 Appellate Division Decisions Rita Linder-Lavery vs TPAF
Noted
L-7 Trial Balance for June 30, 2015
Noted
L-8 PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos for June 30, 2015
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund E as of June 30, 2015
Noted
L-10 Common Pension Fund D As of July 31, 2015
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on October 19, 2015.

 

 
 
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