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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
SEPTEMBER 12, 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: 10:20 AM

Adjourned: 1:38 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Keith Bennett; Laurel Brennan; Timothy Colacci (left at 1:00 p.m.); Susanne Culliton; Frank Leake; Brady Middlesworth;


Absent: Mike Kaniuk; Richard Loccke

Also Present: DAG Danielle Schimmel; DAG Robert Garrison; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Lisa Pointer;
Sharon Palmer; Valerie McManus; Kara Ansley; John Sloth; Mark Casey; Sue Grant;
James Wrightson; Robert Gilmartin; Trooper DiGerolimo; Cheryl Chianese; William
Karasik; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; Joseph Shafto; James Ulianno, Esq.; Wolodymyr
Tyshchenko; Paul Kleinbaum, Esq.; Ebony Brown; Mr. Brown; Nicholas Bergamo;
Vache Assadourian; Catherine Elston, Esq.; Deputy Chief David Brennan; Mark
Citakian; Vincent Bellucci; Rory Tennant; Raymond Glick; Louis Barbone, Esq.;
Wayne Hummel, David DeFillippo, Esq.; Patrick Greco; Samuel Gaylord, Esq.; Ruth
Trinka, John Feeley, Esq.; Michael Ramirez; Daniel Foley; Troy Cline; Mrs. Cline;
Michael Martinez; D. William Subin, Esq.; Robert Berg; Jennifer Blum, Esq.; Michael Nowicki; Jessica Clayton; Christopher Gray, Esq.; Alddrin Lamboy; Beth Lamboy; Christopher Valyo; Sean Sklodowski; Bryon Marshall, Esq.; Angela Sklodowski; Steven Kossup, Esq.; David Keelor; Edward Bonet; Mrs. Bonet; Anthony Marques; Joshua Forsman, Esq.; Patrick Grecco


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of August 8, 2016
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of August 8, 2016
Approved Executive Session Minutes


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1 Discussion Regarding Application for Intensive Supervision Program (ISP)
The Board denied the request for the ISP program regarding Shane Streeter. The Board
authorized the Secretary to complete the documentation.
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists for August 29, 2016
Approved
C-1 Retirement List
Approved
   

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 (+) Hummel, Wayne

East Windsor Township   1.) Settlement Agreement
2.) Request to file for Ordinary
Disability Tabled for additional
information and Uricoli analysis.
(DAG Schimmel recused)
D-2 Mood, Jeffrey

Lumberton Township 10/1/2007 Reconsideration of an OAL case
Denied, the matter remains in the
OAL.
D-3 Nazare, Nicholas
Bergen County 4/1/2016 Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-4 Monthly OD Grid    

Approved
Dinkelspiel, Thomas; Parsippany Troy Hills; effective 3/1/16;
Estrella, Eduardo; Paterson City; effective 6/1/16;
Miller, Joseph; Essex County; effective 9/1/16;
Sunnell, Luwanna; Dept. Of Corrections Vroom-Jones Farm; effective3/1/16;

Bollentin, Michael; West Windsor
Township; effective 5/1/16; -
Approved with a 1 year re-evaluation

(+) Greco, Patrick M; City of
Paterson; effective 3/1/14 -
Involuntary Ordinary tabled pending
immediate review of settlement
agreement and back pay award.
The Board granted interim Ordinary
Disability.




CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Lombardo, Gerard

Bergen County     1.) Honorable Service
2.) Request to apply for Accidental
Disability Tabled per attorney
request

E-2

Hogan, Terry
Pine Hill Borough 4/1/2016 4/13/2015 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-3

(+) Trinka, Ruth
Dept of Corrections 6/1/2015 1/20/2011 Approved

E-4

Ramos, Diane
Southern State Corr
Fac
7/1/2016 4/28/2012 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-5

(+) Bergamo, Nicholas

City of Vineland 8/1/2015 10/13/2006
10/18/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 5-2; Trustees Bennett, Barrett nae)

E-6

(+) Ramirez, Michael
City of Newark 5/1/2016 7/13/2004
Approved

E-7

(+) Kramer, Brian
West Long Branch
Borough
11/1/2016 11/6/2015 Approved

E-8

Portalatin, Heydi

Belleville Township 11/1/2014 10/8/2013 1.) Reconsideration-Member In
Service Approved 2.) Accidental
Disability - Denied Accidental, Grant
Ordinary; withdraw from OAL

E-9

(+) Nowicki, Michael

East Jersey State
Prison
    1.) Settlement Agreement to
determine if Uricoli Analysis
required
2.) Request to file for Accidental
Disability Tabled for Uricoli.

E-10

(+) Berg, Robert
Atlantic City 4/1/2016 1/6/2015 Approved

E-11

Baker, Tyheisha
Dept of Corrections
Vroom Jones Farm
7/1/2016 10/3/2014 Approved

E-12

Lewis, Alan
Juv. Jus. Comm.
Medium Security
Facility
3/1/2016 10/19/2014 Approved

E-13

(+) Clayton, Jessica
Ocean County 2/1/2016 1/26/2015 Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-14

(+) Marques, Anthony

Union Twp 1/1/2015 12/20/1998
6/13/2005
7/6/2007
1) Reconsideration (request to file
for for Accidental Disability) Denied
2) Hearing Request - Approved

E-15

Palombi, Paul
Trenton City 10/1/2016 10/15/2011 Application withdrawn

E-16

(+) Lamboy, Aldrin
Hackensack City 9/1/2016 1/12/2015 Approved

E-17

(+) Valyo, Christopher
Hamiilton Twp. Fire
District 6
  9/22/2001
10/19/2014
4/1/2015
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(The September 22, 2001 incident
occurred prior to PFRS enrollment
and therefore cannot be considered.)

E-18

(+) Sklodowski, Sean
Bordentown Twp Fire
Dist. 2
7/1/2014 12/1/2002
5/16/2013
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-19

(+) Patacco, Christopher
Passaic County 10/1/2016 5/15/2015 Approved

E-20

(+) Foley, Daniel
Warren Township 9/1/2016 8/16/2015 Approved

E-21

(+) Cline, Troy
Warrren Township 9/1/2016 8/16/2015 Approved

E-22

(+) Keelor, David
Bergenfield Borough 12/1/2016 12/31/2014 Approved

E-23

(+) Martinez, Michael
Essex County 10/1/2015 1/30/2015 Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Isaac, Keith - City of Newark - Reconsideration-Non-Bonafide Retirement
Approved retirement with amended date to August 1, 2014 (Retirement Bureau)
F-2+ Glick, Raymond - Galloway Twp. - 1.) Honorable Service
2.) Service Retirement
Tabled for more information (Trustee Middlesworth recused)
F-3+ Bonet, Edward - Northern State Prison -
1.) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of service and salary from July 1, 2014 until the
end of employment
2.) Service Retirement - Approved (Retirement Bureau, Audit Section)
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1+ Karasik, William - Sparta Township - Appellate Division Decisions
Court reversed Board's decision and granted Accidental Disabiiity retirement benefits
Noted (Retirement Bureau, Health Benefits, Accounting Services)
G-2 Gromek, Karen - Hudson County - Initial Decision ALJ reversed
the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits; Exceptions
Adopted the ALJ's Findings of Fact and rejected ALJ's Conclusion's of Law; rejected
decision that she is entitled to Accidental Disability; noted exceptions (Vote: 6-1; Trustee
Barrett nae)
G-3 Mattia, Paul - Corrections - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the
Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits
The Board modified the factual findings; rejected legal conclusions; rejected the decision he
is entitled to Accidental Disability; noted exceptions and reply to exceptions. (Vote: 6-1;
Trustee Barrett nae)
G-4+ Ochmanski, Edward - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-5 Mason, Aundrea - Department of Corrections - Initial Decision ALJ
upheld the Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision
G-6+ Oliveira, Noemio - Newark City - Appellate Division Decisions Court upheld
Board's decision and denied Deferred Retirement benefits.
Noted
G-7+ Shafto, Joseph - Asbury Park City - Appellate Division Decisions Court upheld
the Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits - Noted
Reconsideration - Denied
G-8 Williams, Ezzard - Irvington Township - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's
determination denying Accidental Disability retirement beneftis but reversed the decision
denying Ordinary Disability retirement benefits. Exceptions and Reply to Exceptions
The Board rejected the ALJ''s Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law regarding total and
permanency; rejected the decision that he is entitled to Ordinary Disability; adopted the
remainder of the decision; noted the exceptions filed by petitioner and DAG Schimmel and
noted reply to exceptions from DAG. (DAG Schimmel recused)
G-9 Bowser, Kristy - Mercer County - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law
Adopted
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Eady, Kirk - Hudson County - 1.) Reconsideration
2.) Hearing Request
Denied reconsideration and hearing request. (Beyond 45 days)
H-2 Chlewicki, Bartosz - Bergen County - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3 Hickson, Theresa - Dept. Of Corrections - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-4+ Elias, Michael - Bergen County - 1.) Total Forfeiture of Service
2.) Denial to file an application for Ordinary Disability
Approved OAL Hearing
H-5+ Volz, Keith - Dumont Borough - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-6+ Brown, Ebony - Dept. Of Corrections -
The Board denied reconsideration and granted the hearing request.
H-7 Morgan, Steven - Plumsted Fire District 1 - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits (ADMINISTRATIVELY REMOVED)
H-8 Megna, Stephen - City of Newark - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Denied Hearing request; the Board directed the Secretary to draft a Final Administrative
Determination. (Vote: 5-2; Trustees Bennett, Barrett nae)
H-9 McNally, Joseph - Waterford Township - 1.) Reconsideration of Member-In-
Service (MIS) - Approved MIS
2.) Hearing Request - Approved on the issue of ineligibility to file for Accidental Disability
H-10 Wyche-Lewis, Tawana - Edna Mahan Corr Fac For Women - Appeals the
Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-11 Kreise, Edward - Irvington Twp - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1
Fairview Borough - Vache Assadourian eligibility for Enrollment in PFRS
Tabled per attorney's request
   


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund D as of June 30, 2016
Noted
L-2 Trial Balance as of June 30, 2016
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Michael Schaffer vs PERS
Noted
L-4 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the month of July 2016
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund E as of June 30, 2016
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on October 17, 2016.

 

 
 
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