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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
OCTOBER 7, 2013
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 2013 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 12, 2012.

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: 10:02 AM

Adjourned: 1:45 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Timothy Colacci; Susanne Culliton; Vince Foti; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke (left 1:20 pm); Mike Postorino; John Sierchio


Absent: Laurel Brennan; Wayne Hall

Also Present: DAG Danielle Schimmel; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Marylou Mayoros; Mike Weik; Cheryl Chianese; Trooper Jiras; Charles Uliano, Esq.; Tara Grace (spouse); Patrick Toscano, Esq.; Anthony Ferraioli; Robert Galentucci, Esq.; Richard Levens; Christopher Gray, Esq.; Paul Kleinbaum; Leo Wilson; Luz Wilson; Mark Schwedes; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; Tobi Fleischmann; Tyrone Smith; Denise Smith; Trooper Yarson; Angela Blow; John Feeley, Esq.; Michael Pitts; William Meadows, Esq.; Walter Severns; Craig Gumpel, Esq.; David Moreno; Edward Bierals; Angelica Bierals; Edward Bierals (son)


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of September 09, 2013
Approved (Vote: 6-0-2; Trustees Colacci, Leake abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of September 09, 2013
Approved Executive Session Minutes (Vote: 6-0-2; Trustees Colacci, Leake abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1=
Active and Retired Death Lists for October 1, 2013
Approved
C-2=
Retirement List
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 Rowe, Richard
New Brunswick City
9/1/2011
1.) Honorable Service - Partial
forfeiture of service and salary from
January 2003 until the end of
employment.
2.) Member-In -Service - Member is
not in service and therefore not
eligible to file for Ordinary Disability
retirement, offer Deferred
D-2 Sharif, Rasul
Essex County
11/1/2009
Request to reopen Ordinary
Disability case Denied
D-3 Monthly OD Grid  
 
Approved Chohan, Madhu; Hoboken City; effective 9/1/13
Dannibale, Joseph; Waldwick
Borough; 7/1/13
Hernandez, Samuel; East Jersey
Sate Prison; 2/1/13
Hodges, Gloria; Mercer County;
7/1/13
Mangarell, Gary; Monmouth
County/DOC; effective 2/1/14
Smith, David; Atlantic City; effective 9/1/13
Hardwick, Steven; Camden City;
effective 4/1/13 - Approved
D-4 Rowand, Edward
Township of Berlin
6/1/2013
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

(+) Blow, Angela
City of Paterson
2/1/2013
7/29/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
or offer Special retirement
(Vote: 7-0-1; Trustee Postorino
abstained)

E-2

Roman, Jose
City of Newark
7/1/2011
3/6/2008
Motion Failed to Carry resubmit to
November 4, 2013 Board.

E-3

Reynolds, Wayne
City of Newark
3/1/2013
6/7/2012
Approved

E-4

English, Brian
Middlesex County
6/1/2013
11/13/2011
Approved

E-5

(+) Smith, Tyrone
Asbury Park City
8/1/2012
1/10/2011
Approved
(Vote: 5-3; Trustees Loccke, Postorino; Sierchio nae)

E-6

Camp, James
Corrections Bayside
State Prison
3/1/2013
4/14/2012
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-7

Santana, Geronimo
Camden City
10/1/2013
5/31/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 5-3; Trustees Culliton, Postorino, Colacci nae)

E-8

(+) Pitts, Michael
West Windsor Township
1/1/2013
10/13/2011
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental. Case remains in the OAL.
(Vote: 6-1; Trustee Colacci nae; Trustee Culilton recused)

E-9

Hinson, Terhan
City of Camden
4/1/2013
11/12/2011
Approved
E-10 (+) Severns, Walter
City of Camden
11/1/2012
12/25/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 6-1; Trustee Barrett nae)
E-11 (+) Wilson, Bernard
City of Camden
4/1/2009
8/14/2006
Reconsidered and Approved Accidental. Withdraw matter from OAL.
E-12 (+) Moreno, David


Wharton Borough
11/1/2013
11/11/2012
Approved
E-13 (+) Bierals, Edward
Caldwell Township
11/1/2013
12/27/2011 12/16/2012
Approved
E-14 (+) Daniels, Larry
City of Camden
1/1/2013
9/7/2002 10/13/2009
6/27/2011
Approved
E-15 (+)Connor, James
Passaic County
10/1/2013
2/26/2012
Tabled for employer information
E-16 (+)Farabella, Ronald
City of Vineland
2/1/2013
10/23/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Ferraioli, Anthony - City of Hackensack -
1.) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture service & salary from June 1, 2010 to the end of
employment (Vote; 6-1; Trustee Culliton nae; Trustee Loccke recused)
2.) Service - Approved effective April 1, 2013 (Trustee Loccke recused) (Retirement
Bureau)
F-2 Campana, Joseph - East Jersey State Prison - Request for
dependency benefits while incarcerated
Approved (Retirement Bureau)
F-3 Harrison, Latasha - East Jersey State Prison - Request for dependency while incarcerated
Tabled for honorable service review
F-4 Grace, Charles - Bay Head Borough -
Honorable Service - Total Forfeiture (Trustee Loccke recused)
F-5 Lucas, Ronald - City of Newark - Request for Dependency
Tabled for honorable service review
F-6 Levens, Richard - West Orange Township -
1.) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of service and salary from December 1, 2011 to
the end of employment.
2.) Service Retirement - Approved effective August 1, 2013 (Retirement Bureau)
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Colman, Jeffrey - Gloucester Township - Initial Decision ALJ
upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved ALJ's decision
G-2 Moore, Isaac - City of Camden - Initial Decision Reconsideration of a prior Board action
Reopen case. Approved ALJ's decision and noted exceptions and reply to exceptions
G-3 Hollander, Susan - Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women - Initial Decision
ALJ reversed Board's decision and opted for three year forfeiture rather than total forfeiture
Adopted Findings of Fact, Rejected Conclusions of Law. The Board directed the Secretary
to draw up a Final Administrative Determination.
G-4 Carlo, William - Human Services Police - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law
Approved
G-5 Moran, James - Jersey City Fire Dept. - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law
Approved
G-6 Bachok, Danyal - Passaic County - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Cleary, Thomas - Jersey City Fire Department - Appeals the denial
of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-2+ Caprio, Donna - Monmouth County /Hall of Records - Appeals
denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3 Fekete, Charles (Deceased) Edison Township - Appeals Board's decision to suspend
Survivorship benefits
Denied, the Board directed the Secretary to draw up a Final Administrative Determination.
H-4 Harmon, Vanica - Department of Corrections Vroom - Jones
Farm - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1
Wilson, Leo - Jersey City Public Schools - Request to Enroll in the PFRS
Approved (Vote: 7-1; Trustee Culliton nae)
 


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund A as of July 31, 2013
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund D as of July 31, 2013
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund E as of July 31, 2013
Noted
L-4 Appellate Division Decisions Robert A. Nora vs PERS
Noted
L-5 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the month of July 2013
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund B as of July 31, 2013
Noted
L-7 Proposed 2014 Board Dates
Noted with change of May 12, 2014 to May 5, 2014

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on November 4, 2013.

 

 
 
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