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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
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
2011 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 17, 2010.

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 (8K)
Special Adobe PDF (18K) Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:00 AM

Adjourned: 4:26 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Laurel Brennan (left 3:06 p.m).; Susanne Culliton (arrived 10:06 a.m.); Vince Foti; Sherryl Gordon (left 3:00p.m.; Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Richard Mikutsky; Mike Postorino; John Sierchio


Absent: NONE

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Amy Mazzeo; Marylou Mayoros; John Megariotis; Janet Cranna, Buck Consultants; Mark Schwedes; Florence Sheppard; Mike Czyzyk; Raschelle Wiggins; Sharon Fenstermacher; Valerie McManus; Michael Manzo; Robin Lord, Esq.; John Fiore; Mark Kandrac; Thomas Campbell; David J. DeFillippo, Esq.; Greg Voci; Wolodymyr Tyschenko, Esq.; Cheryl Grochowski; Richard Henderson; Samuel Halpern, Esq.; Jerry Rohrbach; Eldridge Hawkins, Jr.; Eldridge Hawkins, Sr.; Captain Kevin Sooy; Charles Muschio; Mark Scuderi; Craig Gumpel, Esq.; Matthew Reeves; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; Anthony Izzo; Thomas Buell; Mrs. Buell; Steven Harrington; Mrs. Harrington; John Feeley, Esq.; Kevin Kearny; Harold Reed; Dawn McDevitt; William Kline; Maurice Pickett; William Meadows, Esq.; William Loder; Kevin Hopkins; Darryl Taylor; Jennifer Furth; Mark Catanzaro, Esq.; Lynne Flax; Deron Ilarraza; Jennifer Furth; Mark Catanzaro, Esq.; Lynne Flax; Jarrett Renshaw, Star Ledger; DAG Danielle Schimmel (via teleconference)


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of October 03, 2011
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of October 19, 2011
Approved Revised Actuary Minutes with changes from Janet Cranna.
(Trustee Loccke
abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1+
Actuary 3 year Experience Report as of June 30, 2010
Approved Assumptions as indicated in the report
(Vote: 10-1; Trustee Loccke nae)


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists for September 30, 2011
Approved

C-2=
Active and Retired Death Lists for November 2, 2011
Approved
C-3=
Retirement List
Approved with request from Trustee Culliton to refer the list to External Audit to review
Clifton City retirees for possible ERI. (Vote: 8-3; Trustees Postorino; Hall, Loccke nae)
 

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 (+) Rohrbach, Jerry


Newark City
2/1/2011
Approved cancellation of retirement.
Continue employment.
D-2 (+) Furth, Jennifer
Burlington County Dept of Corrections
6/1/2011 
Honorable Service - Total Forfeiture of service and salary
D-3 Feltri, Sean
Ocean County
9/1/2005
Reaffirmed previous approval of
Ordinary Disability. Case remains in OAL.
(Trustee Loccke recused)
D-4 Deluca, Christopher
Twp. of Bloomfield
3/1/2011
Approved
(Trustee Sierchio recused)
D-5 (+) Flax, Lynne
Southern State
Correctional Facility
6/1/2011
Honorable Service - Total Forfeiture of service and salary
D-6 Monthly OD Grid     Border, Joseph (Warren County) eff. 7/11;
Kirwin, Lawrence (Paterson
City) eff. 7/10;
Leverett, Patricia (Union County) eff. 8/11;
Muschio, Charles (Essex County) eff. 8/11;
Patel, Tinesha (Albert Wagner Youth Corr) eff. 10/10;
Schlicher, Garret
(Bergen County) eff. 2/12;
Scuderi, Mark (Kenilworth Boro) eff 7/11;
Sherlock, Joseph (Haddon Twp) eff 10/11.
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused on Charles Muscio; Trustee Postorino recused
on Lawrence Kirwin)


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

(+) Hawkins, Eldridge

West Orange
Township
3/1/2011
10/20/2009
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-2

Warner, Stephen
Passaic County
1/1/2009
11/20/2006 Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental Disability. Continue
collecting Ordinary Disability
(Trustees Loccke, Foti recused)

E-3

(+) Reeves, Matthew
City of Camden
11/1/2011
3/19/2010 Approved
Vote: 10-1; Trustee Mikutsky nae)

E-4

(+) Goodwin, Thomas
Toms River Township
10/1/2011
5/16/2008 Approved

E-5

Mascio, Jason
Atlantic County
5/1/2011
6/8/2010 Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-6

(+) Ilarraza, Deron
Red Bank Borough
8/1/2011
3/31/2008 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 10-1; Trustee Barrett nae)

E-7

Casper, John
Boro of Bergenfield
7/1/2011
5/14/2008 Approved
(Vote: 8-3; Trustees Leake, Culliton,
Mikutsky nae)

E-8

(+) Buell, Thomas
City of Clifton
12/1/2011
4/28/2007
8/9/2009
8/13/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-9
(+) Harrington, Steven
Toms River Township
11/1/2011
12/24/2007
Approved

E-10

(+) Kearny, Kevin
Hillsborough Township
10/1/2011
3/24/2010 Approved
(Vote: 8-3; Trustees Postorino, Sierchio, Mikutsky nae)

E-11

(+) Reed, Harold
Woodbridge Twp.
5/1/2011
10/29/2007 Approved
(Vote: 8-2; Trustees Culliton, Mikutsky nae; Trustee Loccke recused)
E-12 Stillman, James
Plainfield City 12/1/2011 6/28/2008 Approved
E-13 (+) Mammen, Michael
East Jersey State Prison 4/1/2011 9/2/2010 Approved
E-14 Johnstone, Barry
Spring Lake Heights
Borough
11/1/2011 11/1/2008 Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-15 Moreland, Kevin
City of Camden 9/1/2011 2/17/2010 Approved
E-16 Cini, Clifford
Burlington Township 4/1/2011 1/5/2008 Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-17 (+) McDevitt, Dawn
Richard Stockton College of NJ 6/1/2011 12/9/2009 Approved with 1 year re-examination
E-18 (+) Burfeind, Robert
Township of West Orange 2/1/2011 6/26/2010 Approved
(Vote: 9-2; Trustees Loccke, Mikutsky nae)
E-19 (+) Ripley, Mark
City of Paterson 7/1/2011 7/6/2009 Approved
(Trustee Postorino recused)
E-20 O'Hare, Raymond
Mt. Holly Twp. 6/1/2011 11/1/2002
3/27/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-21 Felice, Joseph
South Woods Prison- Dept. of Corrections 7/1/2009 1/14/2004
5/6/2008
Tabled for additional information from employer
E-22 (+) Pickett, Maurice
Passaic County 9/1/2011 3/6/2009 Approved
(Vote: 9-0-1; Trustee Foti abstained;
Trustee Loccke recused)
E-23 Bradforth, Sean
Asbury Park City 5/1/2009 3/26/2006 Total Forfeiture of service and salary
E-24 Zeno, Sara
Northern State Prison 6/1/2011 2/1/2009 Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
E-25 Worell, Brian
Wayne Township 9/1/2011 5/10/2010 Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-26 (+) Jackson, Leonard
Pleasantville City 11/1/2011 6/17/2007 Approved
(Vote: 10-1; Trustee Culliton nae)
E-27 (+) Delgado, Yem
City of Trenton 6/1/2011 7/15/2009 Approved
(Vote: 7-4; Trustees Culliton, Mikutsky, Brennan, Loccke nae)
E-28 Diffoot, Jason
Lakewood Township 6/1/2011 9/24/2009 Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-29 Sommers, Joseph
Adult Diag Treatment Center 10/1/2011 5/12/2010 Tabled for IME clarification
E-30 (+) Loder, William
Egg Harbor Township 11/1/2011 7/13/2006 Approved
E-31 (+) Hopkins, Kevin
Edison Township 10/1/2011 1/15/2009 Approved
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Loccke nae)
E-32 Hughes, Bryan
Monmouth County
Hall of Records
9/1/2010 10/2/2009 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-33 (+) Izzo, Anthony
Gloucester County 12/1/2011 7/14/2010 Approved
E-34 (+)Taylor, Darryl
City of Newark 5/1/2011 3/29/2010 Approved
E-35 Hackney, Ralph
Human Services 6/1/2011 2/23/2010 Involuntary Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 7-1-1; Trustee Sierchio nae; Trustee Leake abstained)
E-36 Carmack, Keith
Atlantic County 7/1/2011 4/26/2010 Approved
E-37 Heydor-Hires, Justine
Pemberton Borough 1/1/2011 2/15/2007
9/3/2008
5/13/2010
Tabled for IME clarification


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+
Manzo, Michael - Jersey City Fire Department - Suspension of Pension
Continue collecting pension until January 2012, Board will reconsider at that time to
determine suspension. (Retirement Bureau)
F-2+ Fiore, John - East Windsor Township - Honorable Service
Continuation of collecting PFRS Benefits (Charges Pending)
No action at this time due to appeal. Will review pending appeal decision at a future time.
(Vote: 10-1; Trustee Culliton nae) (Retirement Bureau)
F-3 Karasik, William - Sparta Township - Creditable Compensation
Denied
F-4 Monto, Arthur - Sparta Township - Creditable Compensation
Denied
F-5 Armstrong, Earl - Juv.Jus Comm. Central Office - Deferred Retirement (Removed
for cause)
Denied
F-6+ Campbell, Thomas - Clifton City -
Creditable Compensation - Approved (Vote: 9-1; Trustee Culliton nae) (Retirement Bureau)
F-7+ Voci, Gregory - Atlantic City -
1.) Honorable Service - No forfeiture of service and salary
2.) Special - Approved effective September 1, 2011. (Retirement Bureau)
F-8+
Grochowski, Louis - City of Paterson - Request for Dependency by Cheryl Grochowki
Approved (Vote: 9-1; Trustee Siercho nae; Trustee Postorino recused) (Retirment Bureau)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Saccone, Thomas - City of Newark - Appellate Division Decisions
Remand on Petition for Certification
Denied petition for Supplemental Trust and approved Final Administrative Determination
(Vote: 10-1; Trustee Barrett nae)
G-2
Onesti, Christopher - NJ Transit Corporation - Initial Decision ALJ reversed Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Rejected ALJ's decision. The Board directed the Secretary to draft Final Administrative
Determination.
G-3
Seale, Courtney - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-4
Ciccolella, Giovanni - East Jersey State Prison - Initial Decision
ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits
effective February 1, 2010.
Adopted ALJ's decision (Vote 10-1; Trustee Loccke nae) (Retirement Bureau)
G-5
Corbacho, Juan (deceased) - City of Newark - Findings of Fact,
Conclusions of Law
Approved
G-6
Mazzone, Mark - Corrections Adult Diagostics & Treatment - Failure to appear
Noted
G-7
Eatman, Gerard - City of Newark - Failure to Appear
Noted


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Costanzo, Stacie - Beachwood Borough - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Denied reconsideration and Approved OAL Hearing
H-2
Wilson, Joseph - City of Orange - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3
Poeppel, Gregory - Bridgeton City - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-4+ Delguercio, John - Northern State Prison - Appeals denial Ordinary Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-5 Duncan, Jason - Essex County - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-6 Montalvo, Yessenia - City of Newark - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-7+ Henderson, Richard - Egg Harbor Township - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Denied reconsideration and Approved OAL Hearing
H-8 Conover, Robbin - Albert C. Wagner Youth Corrections Facility -
Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-9 Valdelamar-Luna, Pablo - Jersey City - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1

Christiana, Russell - Bergen County - Purchase
Denied (Trustee Loccke abstained)



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Adopted Amendment: N.J.A.C. 17:1-1.9
Noted
L-2
Common Pension Fund E as of July 31, 2011
Noted
L-3
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of August 2011
Noted
L-4 Appellate Division Decisions Bertha Bueno vs TPAF
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund A as of August 31, 2011
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund B as of August 31, 2011
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund E as of August 31, 2011
Noted
L-8 PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted
L-9 Police and Firemen's Retirement System Board of Trustees 2012 Meeting Dates
Noted
L-10 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy # 14800 Benefit Claims Thursday October 27, 2011
Noted
L-11 Common Pension Fund D as of August 31, 2011
Noted
L-12 Common Pension Fund B as of September 30, 2011
Noted
L-13 Common Pension Fund E as of September 30, 2011
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on December 12, 2011.

 

 
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