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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
NOVEMBER 5, 2012
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 2012 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2011.

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 - none
Special Adobe PDF (29K) Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:05 AM

Adjourned: 1:44 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett: Timothy Colacci: Susanne Culliton; Vince Foti (via telecom); Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; John Sierchio (via telecom)


Absent: Laurel Brennan; Richard Loccke; Mike Postorino

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Marylou Mayoros; Mark Schwedes; DAG Nels Lauritzen; Arnold Borrero; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; Joseph Brewster; Paul Kleinbaum, Esq.; DAG Danielle Schimmel; DAG Jeremy Vaida; DAG Joe Dorfler; DAG Roger Gibson; Daniel Zirrith, Esq.; Linda Figueroa; DAG Robert Stoloff; Benjamin Jackson; Wolodymyr Tyshchenko, Esq.; Glenn Flanagan; John Feeley, Esq.; David Jones; Debra Edwards, Esq.; Benjamin Byrd; Charles Schlagger, Esq.; Michael Larino


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of October 15, 2012
Approved (Trustee Colacci abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of October 15, 2012
Approved Executive Session Minutes (Trustee Colacci abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Retirement List
Approved
C-2
Return to Employment
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 Ellis, Herman


Harrison Town
11/1/2008
Reaffirmed original decision and
noted the new IME report.
D-2 (+) Jackson, Benjamin
Union County
5/1/2012
Approved
D-3 Glenn, John
Township of Lawrence
9/1/2012
Involuntary Approved
D-4 Monthly OD Grid  
 
Tabled for both members to be
examined by an IME
Ahn, Jeffrey; Bergen County
Neglia, Anthony - Morris County


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Heinzman, Vanessa
Ocean County

8/1/2011
8/19/2010
Approved and withdraw from OAL

E-2

Piccino, Anthony

Twp. Of Bloomfield
12/1/2005
6/18/2000
Approved reinstatement from disability
(Trustee Sierchio recused)

E-3

(+) Flanagan, Glenn
Bloomfield Township
7/1/2012
9/18/2009
Approved
(Trustee Sierchio recused)

E-4

Lang, Dianne
Corrections
4/1/2011
6/4/2005
Denied Accidental, Continue Ordinary

E-5

(+) Romaniello, Richard
Borough of Woodland Park
4/1/2012
1/16/2012
Approved

E-6

Vereen, Hugh
Dept. Of Corrections Vroom Jones Farm
11/1/2011
3/4/2010
Approved

E-7

(+) Gibson, Nathan
Lacey Twp.
7/1/2011
9/8/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-8

(+) Cifelli, Alex
Twp. Of Fairfield
9/1/2012
6/19/2011
Approved

E-9

Borrero, Armando
Union City
9/1/2012
1/9/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-10

(+) Lucas, Ronald
Passaic County
10/1/2012
6/28/2011
Approved with a one year re-exam

E-11

Beers, John
Bayside State Prison
4/1/2011
1/1/2005
Tabled for member to provide medical documentation from 2006
to the present

E-12

Sanna, Ronald
Lumberton Township
11/1/2012
1/25/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-13

(+) Krucinski, Joan
Gloucester County
11/1/2012
12/17/2009
Approved

E-14

(+) Larino, Michael

City of Bayonne
7/1/2011
1/23/2009
2/7/2009
1) Honorable Service - Partial
forfeiture of two years of service
and salary from March 2008 until the
end of employment (Vote: 6-1;
Trustee Barrett nae)
2) Tabled Accidental Disability for
member to provide treatment notes
from treating doctors.

E-15

Lopez, Margie
Department of
Corrections
3/1/2012
12/4/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
wth a one year re-exam
(Vote: 6-1; Trustee Barrett nae)

E-16

(+) Ketchum-Nardone, Kara

Belmar Borough
1/1/2008
12/27/2000
9/2/2003
Reaffirmed original decision denying
Accidental Disability. Case remains
in the OAL.

E-17

(+) Byrd, Benjamin
Correction Bayside State Prison
9/1/2012
8/7/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
or offer Service

E-18

(+) Johnson, Thomas
Woolwich Township
12/1/2012
6/12/2011
Approved

E-19

Purvis, Michele

City of East Orange
2/1/2013
1/8/2012
Involuntary Denied Accidental, Offer
Deferred

E-20

Miller, Stephen
Corrections Adult Diagnostic Center
3/1/2012
8/27/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-21

Mejia, Juan
Weehawkin Township
9/1/2012
9/12/2011
Approved

E-22

(+)Wojcik, Jason
DOC
12/1/2012
1/4/2011
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+
Borrero, Arnold - City of Newark -
1.) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of salary from October 2003 to the end of
employment. Partial forfeiture of service to 20 years of creditable service (Vote: 6-1;
Trustee Culliton nae)
2.) Service Retirement - Approved effective 6/1/12 (Vote: 6-1; Trustee Culliton nae)
(Retirement Bureau)
F-2
Sampson, Shane - City of Camden - Deferred removed for cause
Denied
F-3+
Brewster III, Joseph - Mercer County -
Tabled pending appeal to be reinstated to employment (Vote: 6-1; Trustee Barrett nae)
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Bekisz, John - Waterford Township - Initial Decision ALJ reversed
Board's decision and granted purchase of additional Service Credit
Approved attorney's request for extension to file reply to exceptions
G-2
Henderson-Thompson, Catina - Mercer County - Hearing
Withdrawals Failure to Appear
Noted
G-3 Zutell, Kristine - Bergen County - Court upheld Board's decision
and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Noted
G-4
McCluney, Reginald - City of Newark - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-5+
Walker, Brian - Passaic County - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's
decision and reinstated part of the previously forfeited service and salary
Rejected ALJ's decision based upon the Exceptions, noted exceptions and reply to
exceptions (Vote: 6-1; Trustee Barrett nae)
G-6+ Petersen, Christine - Atlantic City - Settlement Proposal
The Board directed the DAG to proceed with the counter proposal
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Eubanks, Joseph - Mantua Township -
Denied reconsideration and approved OAL Hearing.
H-2
Nagy, Travis - Middlesex County - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Denied reconsideration and approved OAL Hearing.
H-3
Platt, Lee - East Windsor Township - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-4
Roque, Fernando - Southern State Correctional Facility - Appeals
denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-5+
Pysar, Pedro - Middlesex County - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-6
Haspel, James - Madison Borough - Appeals total forfeiture of pension - Appeal
filed beyond 45 days
Denied Hearing request. The Board directed the secretary to draw up a Final
Administrative Determination.
H-7+
Figueroa, Linda - City of Passaic - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Tabled fon new IME. (Vote: 5-2; Trustees Sierchio, Culliton nae)
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+
Zapora, Scott - Englishtown Borough - Reconsideration of an OAL case
Request PFRS enrollment (overage 35).
Reconsidered and Approved enrollment in PFRS. Withdraw from OAL.
   


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1

Cruz, Alexis - Corrections Adult Diag. & Treatment -
Denied request for group life insurance. Consolidate the issues in the OAL.



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Streater, Shane - City of Camden - Results of CJ referral on
Shane Streater
Noted a request for CJ to meet with the Board. Also, to obtain statutes and guidelines
regarding fraud.
L-2
Andro, David - City of Millville - Results of CJ referral on David Andro
Noted
L-3
Appellate Division Decisions Slavica Bosnjakovic vs PERS
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund A as of August 31, 2012
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund B as of August 31, 2012
Noted
L-6
IME Vendor Requirements
Noted
L-7
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit claims as of
September 2012
Noted
L-8
Final 2013 Board Dates Police and Firemen's Retirement System
Noted
L-9 State Investment Council Minutes May 24, 2012, Regular Meeting
Noted
L-10 State Investment Council Minutes August 2, 2012 Regular Meeting
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on December 10, 2012.

 

 
 
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