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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
OCTOBER 6, 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 - none Special Totals


OPEN SESSION

Called to Order: 10:02 a.m.

Adjourned: 12:50 p.m.

Roll Call:

Fred Beaver; Vince Foti; Wayne Hall; Mark Kandrac; Frank Leake; Rich Mikutsky; Tom Murphy; John Sierchio


Absent:

Laurel Brennan; Sherryl Gordon; Richard Loccke


Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko
 
Division Staff:

Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Marylou Mayoros; Debbie Lane; Micki Billick; Tina Bullock

 
Members, Counsel Employers, Consultants:
 

Carlos Morales; Mrs. Morales; William Claxton, Esq.; Charles Kernor; John Bekisz; Benjamin Vautier; Danny Vautier; Gary Towers; Steven Toutual; John Feeley Esq.; John Bekisz; Vincent Negri; Douglas Owen; Timothy Smith, Esq.; Thomas Cinque;

 


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of September 08, 2008 - Approved


OPEN SESSION

Finance

A-1

Common Pension Fund E as of March 31, 2008 - Noted

A-2 Common Pension Fund D as of June 30, 2008 - Noted
A-3 Common Pension Fund A as of July 31, 2008 - Noted
A-4

Common Pension Fund B as of July 31, 2008 - Noted

A-5 Common Pension Fund E as of April 30, 2008 - Noted


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1 None


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists - Approved

C-2 Active and Retired Death Lists - Approved
C-3 Retirement List - Approved
C-4 Return to Employment - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability   

.

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

DECISION

D-1

Owens, Douglas

County of Passaic

9/1/2006

Tabled until November 3, 2008 Board meeting for attorney representation

D-2

Brown, Richard

Passaic County

6/1/2008

Involuntary, c. 428 – Approved
(Trustee Foti abstained)

D-3

Irizarry, Julio

Passaic County

8/1/2008

Involuntary, c. 428 – Approved
(Trustee Foti abstained)

Ordinary Disability 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, 2008 and earlier.

Member's Name

Effective Date

P/F

Employer

Adams, Thelaine

08/08

P

Essex County

Griffin, John R

11/08

P

Bergen County

Smith, Scott J

01/08

P

Hasbrouck Heights Borough



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

.

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

Decision

E-1

Morgan, Diane

City of Camden

9/1/2008

9/3/2005

Tabled for additional incident reports

E-2

Correia, Mario

Newark Police

8/1/2008

10/8/2003

Approved Accidental Disability

E-3

Pickering, Thomas

East Jersey State Prison

6/1/2008

2/11/2006

Approved Accidental Disability

E-4+

Negri, Vincent

City of Newark

4/1/2007

9/5/2006

Tabled for IME review

E-5+

Morales, Carlos

Mercer County

6/1/2008

3/10/2004

Tabled pending resolution of administrative charges

E-6

Platt, William

Atlantic County

6/1/2008

8/1/2007

Approved Accidental Disability

E-7+

Kernor, Charles

Town of Dover

6/1/2008

5/27/2007

Approved with a one year re-evaluation.
(Trustee Foti recused)

E-8

Emmett, Richard

Mount Ephraim Police Dept.

2/1/2008

2/3/2006

Approved Accidental Disability

E-9

Devega, Herbert

NJ Institute of Technology

8/1/2008

12/18/2007

Denied Accidental Disability, withdrawal only

E-10+

Schuler, Thomas

Essex County

10/1/2008

11/16/2008

Approved Accidental Disability
(Trustee Foti abstained)

E-11

Shucai, Karl

Passaic County

5/1/2008

9/17/2005

Denied Accidental Disability, withdrawal only

E-12

Billington, Charles

South Woods State Prison

1/1/2008

7/20/2007

Approved Accidental Disability

E-13

Anstatt, Anthony

County of Bergen

5/1/2008

11/11/2006

Denied Accidental Disability, granted Ordinary Disability

E-14

Joseph, Barthelemy

Essex County

1/1/2008

9/11/2001
3/17/2006

Denied Accidental Disability, Granted Ordinary Disability

E-15

Enman, Charles

South Woods Prison

9/1/2008

9/1/2007

Tabled to secure MRI report and forward to IME

E-16

Schultice, Tracy

JJC Trenton

2/1/2008

1/16/2003
5/13/2005

Approved Accidental Disability

E-17

Chubbuck, Chester

JJC/Med. Security Facility

8/1/2008

5/30/2007

Tabled for new IME

E-18+

Roth, Edward

Berkeley Twp.
Municipal

10/1/2008

11/28/2006

Approved Accidental Disability

E-19+

Vautier, Benjamin

City of Camden

8/1/2008

4/27/2007
7/24/2007

Approved Accidental Disability

E-20

Cole, George

Hawthorne

10/1/2008

7/6/2006

Denied Accidental Disability, offer Deferred Retirement

E-21

Caez, Jessica

South Woods Prison

5/1/2008

3/30/2006

Approved Accidental Disability

E-22

Waugh, George

Berkeley Twp. Municipal Bld.

5/1/2008

12/9/2006

Approved Accidental Disability

E-23+

Cinque, Thomas

Newark City

5/1/2008

11/19/2006

Reconsidered and reaffirmed denial of Accidental Disability, offer Deferred Retirement
(Trustee Foti abstained)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1

Fisher, Robert - Newark City - Honorable Service - Tabled pending Appellate Division decision

F-2+

Bekisz, John - Waterford Township - Denied request to purchase service credit after retirement

F-3

Ceres, Lawrence - Somers Point City - Approved 10 year repayment schedule with assignment of Group Life Insurance (Retirement Bureau; Beneficiary Services)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1

Christopher, Christine - North Haledon Borough - Hearing Withdrawals - Noted

G-2

Martin, Francisco - Cumberland County - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted purchase of Pension credit with Exceptions - Rejected ALJ’s decision noting exceptions and reply to exceptions; Board Secretary will prepare Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law.



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

O'Brien, Richard - Hamilton Township - Motion to reconsider approved; Approved motion to send new medical documentation to the IME; Hearing Request pended for outcome of IME review

H-2

Register, Michael - Garden State Recp & Youth Correction Center - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits - Approved

H-3

Copeland, Harry - Camden County Board Of Chosen Freeholders - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits - Approved

H-4

Mawhinney, Edmund - Atlantic City - Appeals the denial of Creditable Compensation - Approved

H-5

Cook, Michael - Sea Isle City - Appeals denial of Creditable Compensation - Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-11
None


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1

Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the month of July 2008 - Noted

L-2

Update to Actuary report of July 1, 2006 - Noted

L-3
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the month of August 2008 - Noted
L-4
Proposed 2009 Annual Notice PFRS Board of Trustees Meeting Dates – Noted with changes
L-5
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on November 3, 2008.

 

 

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