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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
October 16, 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: 10:12 a.m.

Adjourned:  3:50 p.m.

Roll Call:

Mark Kandrac; John Sierchio; Dennis Connelly; Vince Foti; Janice Nelson; Rich Mikutsky; Richard Loccke; Frank Leake


Absent: Sherryl Gordon; Nicole Fava; Tom Murphy

Also Present: DAG Susanne Culliton; DAG Christine Lucarelli
   
Division Staff:

Wendy Jamison; Gail Griffin; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Mike Czyzyk; John Megariotis; Florence Sheppard

   
Members, Counsel, Employers, Consultants:
 

William Clark, Director of Investments; Dennis Keenan; Samuel Halpern, Esq.; Steven Kossup, Esq.; William Tanksley; John Morley; Kelly Morley; Michael Pravec; Dave Angelucci; Matthew Rarick; Marcie Mackolin, Esq.; John Lehnert; Michael Herbert

Union Groups, etc.:

  Regina Herz; Michael Lipka, FOP


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of September 11, 2006 - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Sierchio; Trustee Loccke abstained)
                       
Minutes from the meeting of September 25, 2006 - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Sierchio; Trustee Loccke abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Finance

(A motion for approval of the following items was made by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Sierchio)
A-1
Common Pension Fund A as of July 31, 2006 - Approved
A-2
Common Pension Fund B as of July 31, 2006 - Approved
A-3+
Common Pension Fund E - Approved - Director Clark addressed the Board regarding their concerns related to Management fees as noted in the Common Fund E report as of April 30, 2006 and May 31, 2006.  In addition, Director Clark provided an overview and explanation of the various types of investments and the overall status of the fund.
A-4
Common Pension Fund D as of June 30, 2006 - Approved
A-5
Common Pension Fund A as of August 31, 2006 - Approved
A-6
Common Pension Fund B as of August 31, 2006 - Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1=
Actuary Selection Committee designee - Mark Kandrac - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Leake; Trustee Kandrac abstained)

OPEN SESSION

 Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists for September 27, 2006 - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Connelly)
C-2

Retirement List - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)



CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability   


 
Member Name,
Number
Employer
Effective Date
Board's Decision

D-1
Trimmer, Matthew
Juvenile Justice Commission
6/1/2005 
Reconsidered & reaffirmed previous decision; approved continuation of Ordinary Disability; proceed in OAL
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)
D-2
11:30 AM

Coughlin, Daniel

Adult Diagnostic Treatment Center
11/1/2004
Tabled to reopen entire case case and review all aspects
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Loccke)
D-3

Gradaille, Armando

Essex Department of Corrections
12/1/2004
Reconsidered & reaffirmed previous decision denying Ordinary Disability; proceed in OAL
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Foti)
D-4

Lotocki, Michael

Bergen County
3/1/2006
Approved Ordinary Disability, c. 428
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Sierchio; Trustee Loccke recused)
D-5

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 October 1, 2006 and earlier.

Member's Name

Effective Date

P/F

Employer

Cassidy, Dan R

11/06

P

Correct-Bayside State Prison

Coley, Laquisha A

01/06

P

Essex County

Delloiacovo, Thomas

10/06

P

Newark City

Hemenway, Michael A

07/06

P

Albert C. Wagner Youth Corr. Fac

Knoblauch, Leo W

05/06

P

Midstate Correctional Facility

Mccabe, Michael *

05/06

P

Lakewood Township

Mckinney, Valerie A

04/06

F

Gloucester City

Minchin, Thomas M

02/06

F

Camden City

Saunders, Wanda Marguerite

08/06

P

Edna Mahan Corr. Fac. For Women

Singleton, William H Jr.

12/06

P

Deptford Township

Thompson, Robert A Jr

04/06

P

Glen Ridge Borough

Wright, Raymond E

10/06

P

Roselle Borough

Total = 12

* The Board requested that Mr. McCabe be re-examined in 18 months.
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Connelly; Trustee Loccke abstained)

 
Member Name,
Number
Employer
Effective Date
Board's Decision
D-6
Herbert, Michael
Livingston Twp.    Approved Reinstatement from Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Foti; Trustee Sierchio recused)

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability


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

E-1
Brett, Bruce
   
Dept. of Corrections
3/1/2006
1/4/2004
Y
Y
N
. Denied Accidental Disability; granted Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Nelson; Vote: 7:1: Trustee Sierchio: Nae)
E-2

Tarapata, John
Union County  
5/1/2004 
12/29/1991
7/3/2002
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
Reconsidered and denied Accidental Disability; No delayed manifestation; granted Ordinary Disability; case remains in OAL
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Connelly)
E-3

Campagnolo, Thomas

City of Bayonne
9/1/2006 
4/26/2004
Y
Y
Y
.  Approved
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)
E-4
Diminno, Anthony
West Milford Twp.
5/1/2006 
2/5/2005

Y
Y
N
.
Denied Accidental Disability; granted Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Mikutsky; seconded by Trustee Foti; Trustee Loccke recused)
E-5
Mount, Debra

Ocean County Prosecutor's Office 
7/1/2006 
12/2/2005
 T
 T
 T
.  Tabled in order to obtain additional information from employer and new IME
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Sierchio; Trustee Loccke recused)
E-6
10:30 AM
Montesano, Victor
Essex County
3/1/2006 
2/12/2005
Y
N
N
. Denied Accidental Disability; continue Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Nelson; seconded by Trustee Kandrac: Vote 6:2: Trustees Foti and Loccke: Nae
E-7
10:45 AM
Whitlock, Mark
Middlesex County
5/1/2006 
7/29/2005
Y
Y
Y
 . Approved
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Leake)
E-8
Christopher, Christine
 
North Haledon Borough
1/1/2006
2/01-7/05 Cumulative events
Y
Y
N
.
Denied Accidental Disability; granted Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Connelly: Vote: 6:2 Trustees Foti and Loccke: Nae)
E-9
1:15 PM
Pravec, Michael
Boro. of Paramus
6/1/2006 
4/12/2002
7/27/2005
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
.  Approved
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Connelly; Trustee Loccke recused)
E-10
Brown, Charles
 
Cape May County
6/1/2006
5/13/2004
10/21/2005
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
.  Denied Accidental Disability;
granted Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Mikutsky; seconded by Trustee Sierchio)
 
E-11
Nusome, Sheila
Essex County
1/1/2006
7/1/2004 
Y
T
T
.  Tabled issues of direct result and traumatic event in order to obtain info. from employer regarding issue of carbon monoxide, OSHA report and request new IME
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Sierchio)
E-12
Ramos, David
City of Newark
9/1/2006
6/11/2005
N
N
Y
.  Denied Accidental Disability;
Offered Deferred
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Foti)
E-13
Scully, John
Township of Wayne
7/1/2006
11/16/2005
Y
Y
Y
.  Approved
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Foti; Trustee Loccke recused)
E-14
 Wilson, Michael
Northern State Prison
4/1/2006
4/5/2005
Y
Y
Y
.  Approved
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Leake; Vote: 6:2: Trustees Nelson and Mikutsky: Nae)
E-15
11:35 AM
Farina, Joseph
Newark Police
4/1/2007
5/9/2002
2/17/2003
6/12/2005
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
.  Approved
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)
E-16

Hamilton, Bryant
City of Camden
11/1/2005 
3/22/2004
.
.
.
.  a. Honorable Service
Partial forfeiture of service and salary from 1/1/05 through termination.
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Connelly)
b. Accidental Disability
Denied Accidental Disability;
Offered Deferred
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Sierchio; Trustee Foti abstained)
E-17
Lehnert, John

Fair. Haven Borough 
11/1/2006 
5/2/2004
Y
Y
Y
.  Approved
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky; Vote: 7:1: Trustee Nelson: Nae)
E-18
Morrison, Michael
Essex County
7/1/2006 
3/24/2006

Y
Y
N
.  Denied Accidental Disability;
granted Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Mikutsky; seconded by Trustee Kandrac; Vote: 5:3: Trustees Foti; Sierchio; Connelly: Nae)
E-19 12:00 PM
Tanksley, William  
Camden Bd. of Chosen Freeholders
8/1/2006 
6/19/2003
Y
Y
N
.  Denied Accidental Disability;
granted Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)
E-20 1:30 PM
Rarick, Matthew
Newark Police
11/1/2006 
11/23/2001
12/20/2005
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
.  Approved
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)
E-21
Barrientos, David
City of Camden
8/1/2006 
7/16/2005
Y
Y
N
.  Denied Accidental Disability;
granted Ordinary Disability
 (Motion by Trustee Kandrac; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)
E-22 1:00 PM
Morley, John
   
City of Atlantic City
9/1/2006
2/11/2005
Y
Y
Y
.  Approved
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)
E-23
Zucker, Jerome
City of Somers Point
2/1/2006 
12/2/1997
Y
T
Y
T
Tabled to seek clarification  from IME on direct result; granted interim Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Sierchio)
E-24
Gonzalez, Juan
 
Newark Police
6/1/2006
9/16/2005
Y
Y
N
.  Denied Accidental Disability;
granted Ordinary Disability
on psych. basis
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Connelly)
E-25
11:55 AM
Lopez, Leonpoldo
 
Riverfront State Prison
8/1/2006
4/15/2005 
Y
    .  Postponed at member’s request until the November 13, 2006 meeting of the Board
E-26
11:45 AM
Lichansky, Christopher
Juvenile Justice Commission
6/1/2006
11/10/2001
5/19/2005
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
.  Resubmission - Denied Accidental Disability; Continue  Ordinary Disability
(Motion by Trustee Kandrac; seconded by Trustee Connelly)

OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1
Shaffery, Joseph - Middletown Twp. - Review of correction of errors regarding calculation of Special retirement benefits - Denied
(Motion by Trustee Nelson; seconded by Trustee Kandrac; Trustee Foti abstained)
b. Hearing request - Approved  
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky; Trustee Foti abstained)  (Retirement Bureau)
F-2
Kirman, James - Borough of Fair Haven - Resubmission -
a. Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of service and salary from 1/1/1999 through termination.
b. Service Retirement - Denied; offered Deferred
(Motion by Trustee Mikutsky; seconded by Trustee Sierchio) (Retirement Bureau)

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Klima, Victor - East Jersey State Prison - Initial Decision with Exceptions - ALJ reversed the Board's decision, affirmed traumatic event and granted accidental disability effective June 1, 2005 - Adopted; noted exceptions (Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Nelson)
G-2

Keenan, Dennis - City of Trenton - Request for a Stay - Denied
(Motion by Trustee Sierchio; seconded by Trustee Foti) (Adjustment Section to establish payroll schedule)

G-3

Leone, Joey - West Orange Twp. - Hearing Withdrawals - Noted

G-4

Dunlap, William - Cinnaminson Twp. - Initial Decision - ALJ upheld the
Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability due to no traumatic event - Adopted
(Motion by Trustee Connelly; seconded by Trustee Siercho)

G-5

Hemsey, Abraham - City of Trenton - Member wants to retire and is requesting a stay
on implementation of overpayment schedule pending the results of the Appellate Division decision - Denied request for a Stay; 10 year repayment with assignment of group life insurance  
(Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Connelly) (Retirement Bureau and Beneficiary Services)

G-6
McInerney, Donna - Sussex County - Hearing Withdrawals - Failure to appear - Noted
G-7
Glen, Sellers - Bloomfield Twp. - Final Administrative Determinations - Approved
(Motion by Trustee Kandrac; seconded by Trustee Connelly; Trustee Sierchio abstained)


Hearing Requests

(The Board approved the following hearing requests)
H-1

Brown, Anthony - Essex County - Appeals the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability

H-2

Corcoran, Thomas - Juvenile Justice Comm. /NJ Training Center - Appeals the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability

H-3

O'Keefe, Peggy - Juvenile Justice Comm./NJ Training Center - Appeals the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability

H-4

Ortiz, Brenda - Burlington County - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability

H-5
Decker, Walter - Old Bridge Township - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability - Denied reconsideration
H-6
Callahan, Thomas - Union City - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability
H-7

Osborne, William - Irvington Twp. - Appeals the Board's decision to deny reinstatement from Ordinary Disability (Trustee Loccke recused)

(Motion by Trustee Kandrac; seconded by Trustee Foti)

OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1

City of Hoboken - Creditable Salary regarding Chief Inspector stipend - Tabled for additional information. (Motion by Trustee Foti; seconded by Trustee Mikutsky)

Informational Issues

(The Board noted the following items)
L-1
Wire Transfers Non-contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for August 2006
L-2

PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos for August 2006

L-3
Board Member Address List
L-4
Memos from Director of Merit System Practices and Labor Relations regarding Lorenzo Shockley PERS

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on November 13, 2006.

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