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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
OCTOBER 3, 2011
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
2011 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 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 (8K) Deferred Adobe PDF (8K)
Special Adobe PDF (12K) Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:01 AM

Adjourned: 11:52 AM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Laurel Brennan; Susanne Culliton; Vince Foti; Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Rich Mikutsky; Mike Postorino; John Sierchio


Absent: Sherryl Gordon

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Susan Hollander; Richard Lorber, Esq.; Samuel Halpern, Esq.; Bernard Fisher; Christopher Levedag; Blake Lutz; Jennifer Lutz; Brian Reich; Colin Maher; William Claxton, Esq.; Rachel Grant; Robert Fox, FOP


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of September 19, 2011
Approved w/modification

Minutes from the meeting of September 19, 2011
Approved Executive Session


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1=

Retirement List
Approved



CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

DECISION

D-1 Cruz, Christine


City of Newark
12/1/2010
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2 Monthly OD Grid  
10/1/2011 

Approved Nicholas Decibus - - Middlesex County - effective 7/1/11
Dorothy Nuttall - Southern State Corr. Fac. - effective 9/1/11
Kenneth Predmore - Passaic County - effective 10/1/11
Steven Sawaged - Jersey City - effective 11/1/10
+Rachel Grant - Morris
County - Approved with one year reexam
effective 6/1/11
Michael Coppola - Middlesex County - Approved with one year re-exam effective 4/1/11




CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

(+) Fisher, Bernard

Monmouth County Hall
3/1/2011
6/27/2009 6/19/2010
Tabled for IME clarification

E-2

Anderson, Michael
North Bergen Township
9/1/2011
9/26/2008
Approved

E-3

Valero, Jorge
Corrections
8/1/2010
7/4/2005
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-4

Rutherford, Darrin
Passaic City
9/1/2011
3/1/2010
Approved
(Vote: 8-1-1; Trustee Mikutsky nae;
Trustee Loccke recused)

E-5

English, Derrick
Garden State Recp & Youth Corr Ctr
4/1/2011
5/2/2010
Tabled for new IME

E-6

(+) Levedag, Christopher
Montville Township
8/1/2011
1/28/2010
Approved

E-7

Hughes, Bryan
Monmouth County
9/1/2010
10/2/2009
Tabled for IME clarification

E-8

(+) Lutz, Blake
River Vale Township
6/1/2011
2/14/2011
Approved
E-9
(+) Reich, Brian
Bergen County
6/1/2011
11/27/2007
Tabled for additional medical
records, Granted Interim Ordinary Disability
(Vote: 8-2; Trustees Hall, Barrett nae)

E-10

Negron, Carlos
Bergen County
6/1/2011
1/31/2008
Approved

E-11

Luna, Pablo
Jersey City
5/1/2011
10/24/2006
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 9-1; Trustee Loccke nae)


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+
Hollander, Susan - Edna Mahan Correctional Facility - Honorable Service
Total Forfeiture (Retirement Bureau) Vote: 7-2-1; Trustees Brennan, Barrett nae; Trustee
Leake abstained



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Dennis, Michael - Lakewood Township - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2
Corbacho, Juan - City of Newark - Initial Decision ALJ reversed
Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Rejected ALJ's decision Vote: 9-1; Trustee Culliton nae
G-3
Onesti, Christopher - NJ Transit Corporation - Initial Decision ALJ reversed Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Tabled until November 14, 2011 to review Exceptions
G-4
Brown, Eddie - City of Newark - Hearing Withdrawals Failure to
appear
Noted
G-5
Kimble, Michael - Parsippany Troy Hills Township - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Karasik, William - Sparta Township - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved Oal Hearing
H-2
Seale, Courtney - Hillside Township - Appealing decision to discontinue monthly PFRS benefits
Denied OAL Hearing, the Board directed the Secretary to draw up a Final Administrative
Determination
H-3
Cox, Cameron - Rutgers University - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
Reaffirmed previous decision denying Accidental Disability retirement benefits and
approved OAL Hearing Request



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Common Pension Fund D as of July 31, 2011
Noted
L-2
Common Pension Fund E as of July 31, 2011
Noted
L-3
Common Pension Fund B as of July 31, 2011
Noted
L-4
Proposed 2012 Meeting Dates
Noted
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 14, 2011.

 
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