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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
NOVEMBER 9, 2009
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 2009 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 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’ 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 Deferred - none Special Totals


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:03 AM

Adjourned: 1:30 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Fred Beaver; Vince Foti; Sherryl Gordon; Wayne Hall; Mark Kandrac;
Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Richard Mikutsky; John Sierchio


Absent: Laurel Brennan

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Marylou Mayoros; Virginia
Martucci; Susanne Culliton; Luann Barnett; Sharon Palmer; Valerie Askew; Mark Schwedes; Shirlene Scott; DAG Kim Sked; Mark Clements; Stephen Miller; Anthony Ambrose; Craig S. Gumpel, Esq.; Michael Scardino; Nora R. Locke, Esq.; Peter Finley; William Duke; Gene Dannenfeker; Greg Collies; William Constantine; Frank Lafferty; Michael Savaceni; William Rehmann; Jennifer Rehmann; Derrick Dunson; Ronald Ricci, Esq.; Stephen Kossup, Esq.; Steve Eckel, FOP; Lisa Tisseker; Keith Tisseker; Rodman Meyer; Jim Burleight; C. Jay Houck; Paul Sandroch, Sr.


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of October 15, 2009
Approved (Trustee Gordon abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of October 15, 2009
Approved Executive Session Miinutes (Trustee Gordon abstained)


OPEN SESSION


Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Retirement List
Approved

C-2 Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability   

.

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

DECISION

D-1 Rivera, Richard
West New York Police Dept.
3/1/2003
Approved reinstatement from disability retirement
D-2 Monthly OD Grid .
6/1/2009
Kent, Richard - Salem County
Approved
D-3 Shalhoub, James
Englewood Cliffs Borough
8/1/2009
Involuntary Approved with a one year reevaluation
(Trustee Loccke recused; Trustee Barrett recused)
D-4 Gibson-O'Neal, Lashonda
Hudson County
8/1/2009
Approved
D-5

Carter, Lawrence

Union County
11/1/2009
Late Filing - Approved
Ordinary Disability - Approved



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

..

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

(+) Rehmann, William
City of Millville
8/1/2009
1/25/2007
Approved

E-2

(+) Dunson, Derrick
Newark Pokice
6/1/2008
8/25/1997
Approved with no forfeiture

E-3

Korytny, Vadim
Bergen County
5/1/2008
3/8/2007
Tabled per attorney's request to postpone until February 8, 2010

E-4

Walder, Chad
Dept. of Environmental Protection
8/1/2009
4/1/2006
Approved

E-5

Rivera, Eli
Passaic County
.
.
Approved request to file for Accidental Disability

E-6

Sole, John
Totowa Borough
9/1/2009
7/16/2007
Approved

E-7

Casabona, Cheryl
Passaic City
9/1/2009
1/28/2008
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-8

Hartman, Derek
Beachwood Borough
12/1/2009
5/30/2008
Approved

E-9

Llaneza, Daniel
Union City
8/1/2009
12/7/2007
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-10

(+)Tisseker, Lisa
Borough of Oceanport
9/1/2009
8/20/2004
Approved

E-11

Torres, Norberto
Boro of Penns Grove
7/1/2009
3/16/2007
Approved
(Vote: 8-2; Trustees Mikutsky, Loccke nae)

E-12

Miller, Dexter
City of Camden
9/1/2009
3/17/2008
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-13

(+) Hill, David
Newark City
1/1/2001
10/20/1996
Tabled for new IME, granted interim Ordinary Disability
(DAG Pushko recused)


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1
Velez, Felix - Ocean County - Review the terms of a settlement agreement
Withdrawn from agenda - member cancelled retirement (Retirement Bureau)
F-2
Hatala, Vincent - Township of Westfield - Honorable Service
No Forfeiture (Retirement Bureau)
F-3
Hickson, Josh - Teaneck Township -
A.) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of salary from March 1999 to the end of
employment (Trustee Loccke recused)
B.) Deferred Retirement - Approved effective June 1, 2009 (Retirement Bureau) (Trustee
Loccke recused)
F-4+
Clements, Mark - Middlesex County -
A.) Honorable Service - No forfeiture
B.) Service Retirement - Approved effective August 1, 2009 (Retirement Bureau)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1

Dickson, Wayne - Salem City - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted

G-2
Foster, Raymond - Bordentown Township - Appellate Division Decisions
Noted
G-3
Snellbaker, Arthur - Atlantic City - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law
Approved
G-4
Copeland, Harry - Camden Co Board of Chosen Freeholders - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-6
Snyder, Frank - Essex County - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted the ALJ's decision
G-7+
Miller, Stephen - Essex County - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted the ALJ's decision and noted Exceptions and Reply to Exceptions (Vote: 9-1;
Trustee Barrett nae)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1+
Ambrose, Anthony - Newark City - Appeals the Board's
determination to cancel retirement benefits and be re-enrolled in the PFRS.
Reaffirmed previous decision. The Secretary will draft a Final Administrative Determination
for Board's review. (Trustee Loccke recused)
H-2
Caruso, Toni - Burlington County Payroll Dept. - Appeals the denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits.
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+

Scardino, Michael - Winslow Township Board of Ed. - Request for PFRS
membership
Tabled for Attorney General's opinion regarding Chapter 366



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Memo from Vince Foti regarding Lehman Brothers
Noted
L-2
2010 PFRS Meeting Dates
Noted with pending change to September, 2010 Board date
L-3
Common Pension Fund E as of April 30, 2009
Noted
L-4
Common Pension Fund E as of May 31, 2009
Noted
L-5
Common Pension Fund B as of June 30, 2009
Noted
L-6
Common Pension Fund E as of June 30, 2009
Noted
L-7
Common Pension Fund D as of August 31, 2009
Noted
L-8
Trial Balance as of June 30, 2009
Noted
L-9
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on December 14, 2009

 

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