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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
NOVEMBER 8, 2010
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 2010 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2009.

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 Adobe PDF (7K)
Special Adobe PDF (21K) Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:05 AM

Adjourned: 1:21 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Susanne Culliton; Vince Foti; Sherryl Gordon (arrived 10:14); Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Richard Mikutsky; Mike Postorino; John Sierchio


Absent: Laurel Brennan

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Marylou Mayoros; Douglas Dinkler; Maryann Ryan; Lilia Londar, Esq.; Keith Hicks; Guillermo Hernandez, Jr.; David Thomas; Wolodymyr P. Tyshehenko, Esq.; Ronald Pomponio; William Reilley; Ronald Ricci, Esq.; Anthony Crawford; Glenn Thimons; Steven Kossup, Esq. Anthony Sorantino; Ed Wilder



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of October 12, 2010
Approved (Trustees Loccke, Mikutsky abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of October 12, 2010
Approved Executive Session minutes (Trustees Loccke, Mikutsky abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Administrative Code for Publication Readoption of PFRS Regulations
Tabled pending review and discussion at the December and January PFRS Board
meetings




OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

C-2
Retirement List
Approved
C-3
Return to Employment
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

DECISION

D-1
(+) Mazzone, Mark


Adult Diagnostic
Treatment Center
6/1/2009
Honorable Service Tabled per Treatment Center attorney request.
D-2
Soden, John

State Corrections
2/1/2002
Reinstatement from Disability Retirement Approved
D-3
Monthly OD Grid
  
 
Approved Cannon, William - Hudson County, Effective 9/1/10
Olmo Jones, Hector- Woodbridge Township, Effective 2/1/11
(+) Wilder, Edward - State Parole Board, Effective 12/1/10



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Crowder, Terrance
City of Camden
5/1/2009
4/23/2008
Reconsidered and Denied Continue collecting Ordinary. Case Remains in OAL.
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-2

Holmes, Thomas

Gloucester City
6/1/2010
3/22/2008
Approved

E-3

Gilmore, Denise
Southern State Correctional Facility
3/1/2009
2/12/2006
Reconsidered and Denied Only eligible for withdrawal. Case remains in OAL.

E-4

(+) Reilley, William
Juv. Justice Comm./NJ Train SC
5/1/2010
 
Total Forfeiture, not eligible to file for Accidental Disability

E-5

(+) Crawford, Anthony

Hudson County Dept. of Corrections
8/1/2008
5/16/2005 1/28/2008
Reconsidered and reaffirm denial of Accidental. Continue collecting Involuntary Ordinary Disability. Case remains in OAL.
(Trustee Sierchio abstained)

E-6

Quinones, Reyes

  
2/1/2011
1/15/2010
Approved
(Vote: 7-3; Trustees Mikutsky; Postorino; Loccke nae)

E-7

Derrio, Joseph

Hamilton Police
9/1/2010
7/31/2009
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-8

Buell, Thomas

City of Clifton
1/1/2011
4/28/2007
Tabled for IME to consider amended accident dates.
(Vote: 9-1; Trustee Loccke nae)
E-9
Valentin, Ovidio
Newark City
9/1/2010
5/31/2009
Approved

E-10

Wolff, Michael
Salem County
8/1/2010
10/19/2007
Approved

E-11

Harris, Chris

Newark City
9/1/2010
1/17/2006
Approved

E-12

Acevedo, Fernando
Newark City
2/1/2007
3/29/2005
Approved .Withdrawal case from the OAL
(Vote: 8-2; Trustees Barrett, Loccke nae; DAG Pushko recused)

E-13

Haskins, Robert
Northern State Prison
2/1/2010
2/28/2008 2/20/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-14

Malave, Julio

City of Camden
11/1/2010
8/11/2009
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-15

(+) Peller, Jason
Coutny of Passaic
1/1/2011
2/7/2009
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused; Trustee Foti abstained)

E-16

Freeman, William
East Jersey State Prison
7/1/2010
6/30/2009
Approved

E-17

(+) Thimons, Glenn
Middlesex County
8/1/2010
10/6/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Trustees Foti, Hall abstained)

E-18

Cox, Cameron
Rutgers University
4/1/2010
3/10/2009
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-19

(+) Sorantino, Anthony
Department of Corrections
12/1/2010
10/22/2009
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+
Hicks, Keith - City of Camden - Deferred Retirement (Removal). Tabled per attorney request.
F-2+
Hernandez, Jr., Guillermo - Clifton City - Creditable Compensation. Tabled pending review and resolution of creditable compensation rules.
F-3
Chincilla, Marco - New Brunswick City - Deferred Retirement (Removal)
Denied per N.J.S.A. 43:16-11.2 (Trustee Leake abstained) (Retirement Bureau)
F-4+
Thomas, David - City of Plainfied -
Honorable Service - Total forfeiture based upon nature of second degree crime; not eligible
to file for Service Retirement (Vote: 8-2; Trustees Barrett, Mikutsky nae) (Retirement
Bureau)
F-5
Gordon, Tracy - Northern State Prison - Request Deferred Retirement (Removal).
Denied per N.J.S.A. 43:16-11.2 (Retirement Bureau)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Strader, Alan - Juv. Jus. Comm./NJ Train SC - Initial Decision ALJ reversed
Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective December 1, 2008.
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted letters from attorney and DAG indicating no exceptions will be filed. (Vote: 8-2; Trustees Barrett, Loccke nae) (Retirement Bureau)
G-2
Washington, Briane - Essex County - Appellate Division Decisions
Court upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Noted (Trustee Loccke recused)
G-3
Anuario, James - Jackson Township - Findings of Fact,
Conclusions of Law
Approved (Trustee Loccke recused)
G-4
Caminiti, Frank -Essex County - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of
Law
Approved (Trustee Foti abstained)
G-5
Gonzalez, Ruben - Hudson County - Initial Decision ALJ upheld
the Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted exceptions.
G-6
Mott, Dennis - Bernards Township - Settlement Agreements
Rejected (Trustee Loccke recused)
G-7
Pomponio, Ronald - Newark City - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision
and forfeited pension.
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted exceptions.
G-8
Picatello, Joseph - Morris County - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Lockwood, Timothy - Mercer County - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-2
Ketcham, Kara - Belmar Borough - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits.
Approved (Trustees Loccke, Foti recused)



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Common Pension Fund A as of July 31, 2010.
Noted
L-2
Proposed 2011 Annual Notice of meeting dates.
Noted amending the time of the January Board meeting to begin at 9:00 am.
L-3
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of September 2010.
Noted
L-4
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on December 13, 2010.

 
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