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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
November 3, 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. A change in the meeting date from November 10, 2008 to November 3, 2008 was mailed on August 21, 2008.

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 Special Totals


OPEN SESSION

Called to Order: 10:04 a.m.

Adjourned: 3:42 p.m

Roll Call:

Fred Beaver; Laurel Brennan (left at 2:00 p.m); Vince Foti; Wayne Hall; Mark Kandrac; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke (left 1:00 p.m returned 2:03 p.m.).; Rich Mikutsky; John Sierchio


Absent: Sherryl Gordon; Tom Murphy

Also Present:

DAG Kellie Pushko

 
Division Staff:

Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Marylou Mayoros; Debbie Lane; Janice Nelson, Mary Ellen Rathbun; Mike Czyzyk; Mark Schwedes; Carmela Joseph

 
Members, Counsel Employers, Consultants:
 

James Yates; Jerry Keelen, HMFA; Ronald Ricci, Esq.; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; Charles Schaler, Jr. Esq.; Chief Thomas DePaul; Mark Rushfield, Esq.; Craig S. Gumpel, Esq.; William Lavin, FMBA President; Janeth Murillo; Mark Bryant; Rolando Hernandez; Carlos Morales; Mrs. Morales; Sean Hackney; Mark Bryant; Matthew Webb, William Clark, Director, Division of Investment; James Yates; James Hall, HMFA; Douglas Owen; John Johnston, Esq.; Nestor Guzman, Esq.; Frederick Kramer; Craig Hubert, Esq.; Christine Zerby; Jeff Smith; Louis Hall; Vincent Collilh; Daniel Cano; Mike Mason; Craig Hubert; Stefanie Maloney;

 

Union Groups, etc:

  George Borek, IAFF


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of October 06, 2008 – Approved (Trustees Brennan and Loccke recused)


OPEN SESSION

Finance

A-1

Common Pension Fund A as of August 31, 2008 - Noted

A-2 Common Pension Fund E as of May 31, 2008 - Noted
A-3 Common Pension Fund D as of July 31, 2008 - Noted


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1+ Presentation by Bill Clark, Director - Division of Investment - Noted
B-2+

#3-49700 - West Windsor Township - Chapter 204 PFRS Title Review Director of Emergency
Services - Denied
(Vote: 7-0-2)  (Trustees Beaver and Kandrac abstained)

B-3+

NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency - Presentation by Jerry Keelen, Director of Single
Family Programs, NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency - Noted

B-4 Administrative Code for Final Adoption NJAC 17:4-2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.6 and 5.3 - Approved (Trustee Loccke nae)


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

Testa, Frank

Newark City

11/1/2007

Tabled

D-2+

Owen, Douglas

Passaic County

9/1/2006

Tabled
(Trustee Loccke recused; Trustee Foti abstained)

D-3

Monthly OD Grid

.

.

Approved - See Below

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 November 1, 2008 and earlier.

Member's Name

Effective Date

P/F

Employer

Daly, Francis Sr

12/08

P

Juv.Jus.Comm./NJ Train Sc

Guy, Winston F

09/08

P

Union County

Haines, Thomas E

07/08

P

Ocean County

Johnston, Dennis E

07/08

P

Palisades Interstate Park Comm

Knowlton, Lisa

03/08

P

Morris County

Linkchorst, Allen E

01/09

P

Mercer County

Love, Melvin

08/08

P

Midstate Correctional Facility Chp 428

Sosa, Herminia

01/09

P

Dept Of Corrections

Willis, William E

09/08

P

Southern State Crrtnl Facility




CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

..

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

Decision

E-1

Melani, John

Newark City

7/1/2008

4/19/2007

Approved Accidental Disability

E-2

Aguiar, Carlos

Union City PD

11/1/2008

9/19/2007

Approved Accidental Disability
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-3

Taylor, Larry

Atlantic City

8/1/2008

6/26/2007

Approved Accidental Disability

E-4+

Murillo, Janeth

Newark Police

6/1/2008

12/5/2007

Approved Accidental Disability

E-5+

Hernandez, Rolando

Newark City

5/1/2008

8/28/2006

Approved Accidental Disability Vote 7-1(Trustee Beaver nae)

E-6

Gonzalez, Doris

Newark City

4/1/2008

10/26/2002

Denied Accidental Disability, offer Deferred

E-7

Hannum, Kevin

National Park Borough

1/1/2008

3/23/2004

Approved Accidental Disability

E-8

Berry, Christopher

Twp. Of Woodbridge

10/1/2008

4/15/2007

Approved Accidental Disability
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-9

Greene, Lori

East Jersey State Prison

5/1/2000

.

Reconsidered and Denied Accidental Disability, continue collecting Ordinary Disability

E-10

Bonifazi, Eric

Mount Laurel Township

9/1/2008

9/1/2005
7/15/2007

Denied Accidental Disability; granted Ordinary Disability

E-11

Mateo, Gabriel

Camden City

11/1/2008

1/7/2008

Approved Accidental Disability

E-12

Gwaltney, Deidre

DOC Vroom Jones Farm

7/1/2008

3/8/2007

Denied Accidental Disability; granted Ordinary Disability, Chapter 428

E-13

Michinski-Mortimer, Jennifer

County of Burlington

6/1/2008

6/2/2007

Denied Accidental Disability, withdrawal only Vote 6-0-2
(Trustees Loccke recused; Trustee Foti abstained)

E-14+

Morales, Carlos

Mercer County

6/1/2008

3/10/2004

Partial forfeiture 14% reduction; Approved Accidental Disability

E-15

Hamwright, David

City of Camden

8/1/2008

12/5/2004

Denied Accidental Disability; granted Ordinary Disability

E-16

Huber, Paul

Beachwood Borough

10/1/2008

4/28/2005

Approved Accidental Disability

E-17+

Negri, Vincent

Newark City

4/1/2007

9/5/2006

Approved Accidental Disability Vote 7-1
(Trustee Loccke nae)

E-18

Coviello, Richard

Passaic County

5/1/2008

10/1/2007

Tabled; granted Ordinary Disability
(Trustees Foti; Loccke recused)

E-19 Walder, Lorna

Env. Protection

11/1/2007

4/1/2006

Reconsidered and Denied Accidental Disability, continue collecting Ordinary Disability.  Approved Hearing Request - Case to OAL

E-20 Enman, Charles

South Woods Prison

9/1/2007

9/1/2007

Approved Accidental Disability



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+

Hackney, Sean - Galloway Township - Creditable Compensation  - Tabled per attorney’s request

F-2+

Bryant, Mark - East Orange City -
A.) Honorable Service - No forfeiture
B.) Service - Approved effective July 1, 2008 (Retirement Bureau)

F-3+

Kramer, Frederick - Bayside State Prison - Determination on
whether to suspend retirement benefits (charges pending) - Tabled - Continue to collect retirement allowance while the case is being investigated for honorable service



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1

Baltuskonis, Andrew - Cape May County - Hearing Withdrawals - Noted

G-2

Vallianos, Allysen - State Parole Board - Hearing Withdrawals - Noted

G-3

Tupper, Kevin - South Woods Prison Dept. of Corrections - Hearing Withdrawals - Noted

G-4

Martin, Francisco - Cumberland County - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law - Approved

G-5
Manzi, Marco - Paterson City - Hearing Withdrawals - Noted
G-6
Naylor, David - Livingston Twp. - Hearing Withdrawals - Noted


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Pulidore, Donald - Union County - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits - Approved

H-2

Elco, Peter - Pleasantville City - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits - Approved

H-3

Feltri, Sean - Ocean County - Employer appeals the approval of Ordinary Disability retirement for Sean Feltri – Approved (Trustee Loccke recused)

H-4

Feltri, Sean - Ocean County - Member appeals the partial forfeiture of salary and service credit - Approved (Trustee Loccke recused)

H-5

Tiernan, James - Juv.Jus.Comm./NJ Train SC - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits - Approved

H-6

Reynolds, Melody - NJ Transit Corporation - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits - Denied reconsideration and approved OAL hearing

H-7

Cinque, Thomas - Newark City - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits - Approved

H-8

Shucai, Karl - Passaic County - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits - Approved (Trustee Foti abstained)

H-9

Shaw, Perry - Albert C. Wagner Youth Corr. - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits - Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+

Webb, Matthew - Borough of Wildwood Crest - Request to enroll in PFRS - Approved transfer of membership from PERS to PFRS (Enrollment Bureau)

J-2+

City of Paterson - #3-30701 - Creditable Compensation PBA Local No.1 - Grandfathered longevity provisions until July 31, 2008.
(Trustee Loccke recused) (Retirement Bureau/Audit Section)

J-3+

City of Paterson - #3-30701 - Creditable Compensation PBA-SOA Local No.1 - Grandfathered longevity provisions until July 31, 2008.
(Trustee Loccke recused) (Retirement Bureau/Audit Section)

J-4+

City of Paterson - #3-30701 - Implementation Date for Retirees (Previous Creditable Comp Denial) - Reconsidered and grandfathered longevity provisions thru November 3, 2008
(Retirement Bureau/Audit Section)

J-5+
City of Paterson - #3-30701 - Implementation Date for Retirees (Previous Creditable Comp Denial) - Reconsidered and grandfathered longevity provisions thru November 3, 2008
(Retirement Bureau/Audi Section)
J-6+

City of Paterson - #3-30701 - Implementation Date for Retirees (Previous Creditable Comp. Denial) - Reconsidered and grandfathered longevity provisions thru November 3, 2008.
(Retirement Bureau/Audit Section)



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1

Raji, Thomas - Perth Amboy City - Accidental Death - Approved (Beneficiary Services)

K-2+

Zerby, Christopher - North Brunswick Township - Accidental Death - Approved (Vote: 5-2-1) (Trustees Beaver, Kandrac nae; Trustee Leake recused) (Beneficiary Services)

K-3
Santucci, Kenneth - Belleville Township - Accidental Death - Approved  (Trustee Loccke recused) (Beneficiary Services)


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1

Final 2009 Annual Notice Police And Firemen's Retirement System Board of Trustees Meeting Dates. - Noted

L-2

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

L-3

State Investment Council Minutes - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on December 8, 2008.

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