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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
OCTOBER 12, 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. A change in the meeting start time from 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. was mailed on September 17, 2010.

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 (9K) Deferred - none
Special Adobe PDF (21K) Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 9:42 AM

Adjourned: 2:15 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Laurel Brennan; Susanne Culliton; Vince Foti; Sherryl Gordon; Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Michael Postorino; John Sierchio


Absent: Richard Loccke; Richard Mikutsky

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Chris Megerian, (Star Ledger); Ruth Winters; Florence Sheppard; Jean Monahan; Mike Czyzyk; Stephanie Meyers; Tracy Gordon; Michael Loreto; Andrew Anselmi, Esq.; Bill Quinn; Mike Manzo; Frank Arleo, Esq.; James Mets, Esq., (PBA 285); Craig Gumpel, Esq.; Steven Kossup, Esq.; John Lance; Herbert Stayton, Esq.; Jeffry Dunaj; Susan Styskal; William Styskal; Patrick Toscano, Esq.; Joseph Slover; Ted Grabowski; Gralem Vereen; Mike Murphy; Steven Griffin; Christopher Gray, Esq.; Christopher D'Amore, Esq.;


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of September 9, 2010
Approved

Executive session meeting Minutes of September 9, 2010.
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Creditable Compensation Rule.
Tabled pending recommendations from subcommittee consisting of: Vince Foti (Chairman);
Mike Postorino; Wayne Hall; Marty Barrett; Susanne Culliton; Mike Czycyk



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists For September 27, 2010.
Approved

C-2=
Retirement List
Approved
C-3=
Return to Employment
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

DECISION

D-1 Monthly OD Grid
 
 
Approved

Blakely, Michelle - Essex County -effective January 1, 2011

(+) Dunaj, Jeffry - Bloomfield Township - effective May 1, 2010

Evert, Debra - Albert C. Wagner YCF - effective July 1, 2010

Holmes, Thomas - Gloucester City - effective June 1, 2010

Steel, Helena - Monmouth County Hall of Records - effective September 1, 2010



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Emrich, Wendy
Juvenile Justice
Commission
10/1/2008
5/15/2007
Denied Accidental Disability
continue collecting Ordinary Disability

E-2

Johnson, John
Newark Police Dept.
3/1/2009
8/6/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
Case remains in the OAL.

E-3

O"Brien, Richard
Hamilton Twp.
2/1/2008
1/15/2006
Approved Remove case from OAL.

E-4

(+) Lance, John

City of Camden
6/1/2008
5/10/2004
A.) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of one year of service and
salary from June, 2007 thru May, 2008. (Vote: 6-2-1; Trustees Barrett,
Sierchio nae; Trustee Gordon abstained)
B.) Accidental Disability - Approved with a one year re-evaluation

E-5

(+) Slover, Joseph
Middlesex County
6/1/2010
7/17/2008
Approved
(Trustee Foti abstained)

E-6

(+) Murphy, Michael

Township of Bloomfield
5/1/2010
1/11/2009
Approved
(Trustee Sierchio recused)

E-7

Forrester, Donald
Jersey City
7/1/2009
7/7/1997
Denied Accidental Disability continue collecting Involuntary Ordinary Disability

E-8

(+) Styskal, Susan
Roseland Borough
12/1/2010
6/8/2009
Approved
(Trustee Sierchio recused)
E-9 (+) Griffin, Steven
Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders
9/1/2010
2/27/2008
Approved

E-10

DeLeon, Jesus
City of Newark
6/1/2010
9/7/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-11

Miller, John
Union County
6/1/2010
6/11/2009
Approved
(Trustee Foti abstained)

E-12

Englese, Dennis
Borough of Fairview
7/1/2010
3/31/2009
Approved

E-13

Clayton, Donald
Manasquan Borough
11/1/2010
8/22/2009
Approved
(Trustee Foti abstained)

E-14

Williams, Marvin
Pine Hill Borough
7/1/2010
8/24/2009
Approved

E-15

Martinez, Janet
Middlesex County
4/1/2010
3/25/2008
Approved
(Trustee Foti abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+

Gordon, Tracy - Northern State Prison - Request Deferred Retirement (Removal).
Tabled for 1 month to obtain copy of resignation letter from employer.

F-2+
Loreto, Michael - Essex County - Review Final Compensation.
Tabled for review of eligibility of ITI title in PFRS (Trustee Foti abstained)
F-3+
Manzo, Michael - Jersey City Fire Dept. - Request to commence retirement benefits
Approved disbursement of Special retirement benefits effective December 1, 2009. Case
will be reviewed in approximately 1 year pending adjudication of charges (Retirement
Bureau)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Russo, Anthony - Washington Twp. - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2
Anuario, James - Jackson Township - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Rejected ALJ's decision. Noted exceptions and reply to exceptions.
G-3+
Caminiti, Frank - Essex County - Initial Decision ALJ reversed
Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Rejected ALJ's decision. Noted exceptions and reply to exceptions.
G-4
DelValle, Mariano - Lakewood Township - Initial Decision ALJ
upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted ALJ's decision.
G-5
Santiago, Mark - City of Newark - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-6
Buzby-Morey, Kelly - Atlantic City - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted ALJ's decision.
G-7
Benson, Victoria - Denville Township - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-8
Basile, Ronald - Atlantic City - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the
Board's decision denying member a change in his retirement date. ALJ upheld Board's
decision of partially forfeiting member's pension.
Adopted ALJ's decision.


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Anderson, Kevin - West Windsor Township - West Windsor Township Appeals the approval of Kevin Anderson's Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved (Trustee Culliton recused)
H-2
Salvaggio, John - Albert C. Wagner Youth Correction Facility -
Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-3
Mood, Jeffrey - Lumberton Township - Appeals Reinstatement from Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4
Davila, Neomaya ) - City of Camden - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-5
Santos, James - Monmouth Coutnty Hall Of Records - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-6
Milano, Marina - Hudson County - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-7
Pardo, Carlos - West New York Town - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-8 Garrett, George - Department of Correction - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+

#3-54600 - Vernon Township - Creditable Compensation
Tabled for 90 days pending additional information from attorney.

J-2
Chadwick, Walter - Sussex County - Purchase Request Earlier purchase date for
calcualation of quote.
Denied


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Common Pension Fund D as of July 31, 2010.
Noted
L-2
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit claims for the
month of July, 2010.
Noted
L-3
Trial Balance for June 30, 2010.
Noted
L-4
Appellate Division Decisions Michael B. Francois vs PERS.
Noted
L-5
Common Pension Fund D as of July 31, 2010.
Noted
L-6
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of August, 2010.
Noted
L-7
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on November 8, 2010.

 

 
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