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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
OCTOBER 15, 2012
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 2012 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2011.

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(7K)
Special Adobe PDF (29K) Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:01 AM

Adjourned: 2:25 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Laurel Brennan; Susanne Culliton; Vince Foti; Wayne Hall; Frank
Leake; Richard Loccke; Rich Mikutsky; Mike Postorino (left 1:30 p.m.) ; John Sierchio


Absent: NONE

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Nicholas Kowatch; Linda Kowatch; Charles Thompson; Robert Cannan, Esq.; George Borek, FOP; Steven Demofonte, FOP; Christopher Gray, Esq.; Robert M. Schwartz, Esq.; Peter Gasiorowski; DAG Christopher Tattory; Neil Casey; Steven Kossup, Esq.; Richard Caporusso; Jill Caporusso; Brian Kowalczyk; Karen Wenger, Bryon Marshall, Esq.; Officer Trapanese; Mr. Wenger; Maribel Santana; Eduardo Santana; Brian Townsend; John D. Feeley, Esq.; Shari Formey; Edgar Silverio; Anthony Onorato; Ronald Bernard, Mrs. Bernard; Pedro Martinez; Christopher DeSocio, Esq.; Mrs. Martinez; Richard Nicoletti; Pasquale Gianetta, Esq.; Scott Fitzgibbons; Samuel Halpern, Esq.; Richard Garrison; Arthur Gagen; Stephanie Gagen; James Grone


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of September 10, 2012
Approved (Vote: 8-0-2; Trustees Loccke, Sierchio abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of September 10, 2012
Approved Executive Session Minutes (Vote: 8-0-2; Trustees Loccke, Sierchio abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1=
Election Results from the PFRS-Fire run-off election
Approved and certified Timothy Colacci as PFRS Board of Trustees Fire Representative, beginning with the November 5, 2012 PFRS Board Meeting.
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists For August 31, 2012
Approved
C-2
Active and Retired Death Lists For September 28, 2012
Approved
C-3=
Retirement List
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 Norman, Donald
Morris County
10/1/2011
Denied Ordinary, Withdrawal only
D-2 Casey, Neil
Town of Newton
1/1/2012
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
(Trustee Loccke recused)
D-3 Heredia, Pedro
Borough of Paulsboro
4/1/2012
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-4 McCormack, Carleen
Hudson County
1/1/2011
Reinstatement from Disability Retirement Denied
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Barrett nae; Trustee Loccke not present for vote)
D-5 Garcia, Glorybi
City of Hoboken
8/1/2012
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-6 (+) Cacoilo, Augusto
Adult Diag. & Treatment Center
9/1/2011
Denied Ordinary, Withdrawal only
D-7 Monthly OD Grid  
 
Approved Buono, John; Essex County; effective 12/1/12
DeGrande, Claudio; Monmouth County Hall of Records; effective 6/1/2012
Denker, Christopher; Bernardsville Boro; effective 12/1/11
Devaul, Steven; Warren County BOCF; effective 9/1/12
Hahn, Walter; Warren County BOCF; effctive 9/1/12
Hall, Ralph; DOC; effective 7/1/12
Hannah, Wendell; DOC Bayside Prison; effective 4/1/12
Hurd, Joseph; Winslow Township; effective 9/1/12
(+) Kornblau, Michael; Longport Borough; effective 6/1/12
Matusewski, Joseph; Mountainview YCF; effective 11/1/11
Mendenhall, Kary; Albert C. Wagner YCF; effective 12/1/12
Slota, John; Atlantic City; effective 10/1/12


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Caparusso, Richard
JJC
3/1/2012
8/16/2010
1) Honorable Service - No forfeiture - (Vote: 7-3; Trustees Barrett, Foti, Loccke nae)
2) Accidental Disability retirement Approved - (Vote: 7-3; Trustees Sierchio, Barrett, Loccke nae)

E-2

(+) Kowalczyk, Brian
City of Trenton
12/1/2010
3/11/2005
10/12/2005
5/29/2009
Reconsidered and Approved, Withdraw case from the OAL.

E-3

(+) Wenger, Karen
Burlington Twp.
1/1/2012
9/2/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-4

Demusz, Victor
City of Cape May
2/1/2012
8/25/2009
3/12/2011
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental Disability. Continue collecting Ordinary Disability

E-5

(+) Santana, Maribel
Freehold Borough
12/1/2010
3/9/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 9-1; Trustee Barrett nae)

E-6

Penna, Dominick
City of Camden
7/1/2012
7/23/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 9-1; Trustee Barrett nae)

E-7

(+) Townsend, Brian
City of Asbury Park
8/1/2012
1/2/2010 4/12/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote; 8-2; Trustees Hall, Barrett nae)

E-8

Alicea, Damian
City of Camden
9/1/2011
6/10/2007 1/30/2009
2/25/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-9

Findlay, Pamela
Edna Mahan Correctional Facility
10/1/2012
4/20/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-10

(+) Bernard, Ronald
Newark Police Dept.
4/1/2012
1/19/2000
2/12/2007
8/14/2009
11/20/2011
Approved
(Vote: 9-1; Trustee Loccke nae)

E-11

(+) Martinez, Pedro 
Passaic City
4/1/2012
11/26/2006 10/1/2008
Tabled for IME to review the 2008 incident.

E-12

Brock, Calvin
Township of Neptune
9/1/2012
6/27/2009 5/16/2011
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-13

Karasik, William
Township of Sparta
8/1/2010
6/20/2003
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental Disability. Case remains in the OAL.

E-14

Bartley, Robert
Borough of Paulsboro
12/1/2010
3/21/2008
Approved
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Loccke nae)

E-15

(+) Nicoletti, Richard
Parsippany Troy Hills Township
11/1/2012
10/14/2011
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-16

Harris, Paul
City of Camden
7/1/2012
2/9/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-17

Petrucci, Gerald
Essex County
8/1/2012
4/10/2001
Approved
(Vote: 6-2; Trustees Sierchio, Mikutsky nae; Trustee Loccke recused)

E-18

(+) Fitzgibbons, Scott
City of Bayonne
9/1/2012
5/28/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Barrett nae)

E-19

(+) Garrison, Richard
Jersey City
9/1/2012
7/16/2009
Approved with one year re-exam

E-20

Bernhardt, Robert
Hamilton Township
8/1/2012
2/13/2008
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-21

Rodriguez, Jose
County of Essex
7/1/2012
7/22/2009
6/21/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-22

Williams, Raye
Albert C. Wagner Youth Correction Facility
7/1/2012
10/26/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Service

E-23

(+) Melendez, Sweeney
City of Paterson
9/1/2012
7/27/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary or Offer Service

E-24

(+) Formey, Shari
County of Essex
3/1/2012
8/24/2011
Approved
(Vote; 7-2; Trustees Sierchio, Hall nae; Trustee Loccke recused)

E-25

Paro, William
Township of Nutley
5/1/2012
10/28/2011
Approved

E-26

(+) Gagen, Arthur
Union County
8/1/2012
12/4/2011
Approved
(Trustee Foti recused)

E-27

Beneveto, Ray
Lindenwold Boro
7/1/2012
6/23/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-28

Baselice, Arthur
State Parole Board
9/1/2012
3/16/2011
Approved
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Loccke nae)

E-29

Quinn, Matthew
Ocean Township
9/1/2012
3/3/2011
Approved
(Vote: 7-2; Trustees Culliton, Loccke nae)

E-30

Recca, Stephen
Pompton Lakes Borough
11/1/2012
7/25/2010
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-31

Williams, Ayanna
State Parole Board
1/1/2013
3/23/2010
Tabled for additional information

E-32

(+) Silverio, Edgar
County of Essex
4/1/2012
6/24/2008
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-33

Vasquez, Jose
Newark Police Department
1/1/2013
10/14/2011
Approved

E-34

(+) Onorato, Anthony
City of Union
10/1/2012
9/11/2011
Approved

E-35

Theis, George
County of Monmouth
5/1/2012
7/29/2010
Approved with one year re-exam
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Loccke nae)

E-36

Chosney, Mary
City of Plainfield
10/1/2012
8/26/2008 2/22/2011
Tabled for additional information

E-37

Grone, James
Millville City
5/1/2012
6/29/2007 5/25/2009
4/5/2010 5/4/2011
Approved

E-38

(+) Antonuccio, Domenick
Wayne Township Police Department
11/1/2012
4/27/2002
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-39

Costanzo, Stacie
Beachwood Borough
7/1/2011
12/27/2007
Reconsidered and Approved Accidental Disability. Withdraw case from OAL.
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Loccke nae)

E-40

Ward, Carissa
Juvenile Justice
Commission
8/1/2011
11/24/2009
Approved
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Mikutsky nae)
E-41 Darling, Brian
City of Asbury Park
8/1/2010
5/7/2003
8/9/2004
12/5/2007
8/31/2009
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental Disability. Case remains in the OAL.
E-42 Nieves, Irma
Camden County
7/1/2011
11/13/2009
Tabled for IME to review additional medical on the issue of direct result


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1
Thompson, Jerry - East Jersey State Prison - Deferrred Retirement (Remove for Cause)
Denied (Vote: 9-1; Trustee Barrett nae)
F-2+
Kowatch, Nicholas - Ridgefield Borough - Deferred Retirement (Removed for Cause)
Denied (Trustees Loccke, Barrett recused)
F-3+
Thompson, Charles - Northern State Prison -
1.) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of one year service and salary from April 18, 2011 until the end of employment.
2.) Service Retirement - Approved effective July 1, 2012 (Retirement Bureau)
F-4
Bilotti, Michael - Springfield Township -
Valid Enrollment - Denied, therefore not eligible to file for Deferred retirement.
F-5+
Debosky, Edward - Ewing Township -
1.) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of salary from June 1, 2009 until the end of employment - (Vote: 8-1; Trustee Culliton nae)
2.) Factor #9 - Degree of Moral Turpitude - High Degree - (Vote: 7-2; Trustees Hall, Barrett nae)
3.) Service Retirement - Approved effective February 1, 2012
(Trustee Loccke recused on all three motions) (Retirement Bureau)
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Walker, Brian - Passaic County - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision and reinstated part of the previouly forfeited service and salary
Tabled until November 5, 2012 per attorney's request (Trustee Loccke recused)
G-2
Knight, Nina - Orange City - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-3+ Ingram, Robert - South Woods Prison -Dept - Initial Decision ALJ
upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision with modifications and noted exceptions and reply to exceptions.
(DAG Pushko recused)
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Medwin, Richard - Morris County - Appeals the denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-2
Brown, Shawn - Pleasantville City - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3
Darling, Ryan - DOC - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-4
Rice, Brian - Waterford Twp. - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-5
Jean-Gilles, Gerty - Union County - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits and non receipt of Chapter 428 Ordinary Disability
Reconsidered and reaffirmed previous decision. Approved OAL Hearing.
H-6
Jones, Steve - Millville City - Appeals forfeiture of entire PFRS service and salary credit, which no longer qualifies member to file for Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Reconsidered and reaffirmed previous decision. Approved OAL Hearing.
H-7
Fountain, Patricia - Garden State Recp. & Youth Correction Center - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-8+
Gasiorowski, Peter - Jersey City Fire Department - Appeals denial
of bonafide retirement
Reconsidered and approved bonafide retirement - (Vote: 8-2; Trustees Foti, Culliton nae)
(Retirement Bureau)
H-9
Wood, John - Corrections Bayside State Prison - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits and the forfeiture of five years of service and salary
Approved OAL Hearing
H-10
Figueroa, Lindita - City of Passaic - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Tabled until November 5, 2012 Board meeting per attorney's request.
H-11
Osborne, William - Irvington Township - Appeals denial of Involuntary Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-12
Tirado, William - Hudson County - Appeals the denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Tabled for title review under Chapter 204
H-13
Truzzolino, Anne - Juv. Jus. Comm./Medium Sec.Fac. - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-14+
Lisowski, Adam - Mercer County - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

None
   


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Appellate Division Decisions Bobbi Merce for Donald Merce vs TPAF
Noted
L-2
Common Pension Fund D as of July 31, 2012
Noted
L-3
Common Pension Fund A as of July 31, 2012
Noted
L-4 Proposed 2013 Board Dates Police and Firemen's Retirement System Board of Trustees
Noted Change to May 6, 2013
L-5 Common Pension Fund E as of July 31, 2012
Noted
L-6
Resignation letter from Sherryl Gordon
Noted
L-7
Common Pension Fund D as of August 31, 2012
Noted
L-8
Common Pension Fund E as of August 31, 2012
Noted
L-9 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of August, 2012
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on November 5, 2012.

(If a member or representative of a member plans on attending the meeting, please contact
our staff at (609) 777- 4138 prior to the meeting date in order that your attendance may be noted.)

 
 
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