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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
NOVEMBER 4, 2013
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 2013 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 12, 2012.

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 - none
Special Adobe PDF (21K) Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:04 AM

Adjourned: 1:45 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Tim Colacci; Susanne Culliton; Vince Foti; Wayne Hall; Mike Postorino; John Sierchio


Absent: Laurel Brennan; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke

Also Present: DAG Danielle Schimmel; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Mike Weik;
Cheryl Chianese; Val McManus; Mary Boyer; Saretta Mosley; Patrick Colligan; Tobi
Fleischmann; John Giardina; DAG Chris Tattory; John Furlong, Esq.; Ralph
Bencivengo; Linda Urban; Edward Pimental; Anthony Tarantino; Don Barbati, Esq.;
Danny Rodriguez; Donald Cicetti; Samuel Halpern, Esq.; John Feeley, Esq.; Stuart
Alterman, Esq.; Ellis Haroldson; Paul Kleinbaum, Esq.; Justin Reisfield; Erik Yngstrom, Esq.; DAG Rob Garrison; Darryl Martin; Robert Haines; Bernie Wilson; Captain Paul Dailey; Chief Mark Diano; Lyle Mushinski; Craig S. Gumpel, Esq.; Brian McCarron; Jeff Ignatowitz; William Hunt; Robert Fox, FOP; Bryon Marshall, Esq.


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of October 07, 2013
Approved (Vote: 6-0-1; Trustee Hall abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of October 07, 2013
Approved Executive Session Minutes (Vote: 6-0-1; Trustee Hall abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1 Department of Corrections - Chapter 204 PFRS Title Review Correction Major
Approved (Enrollment Bureau)
   


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 Kjems, Eric
Carteret Borough
3/1/2010
Reconsideration of an OAL case
Reconsidered and Denied. The
case remianis in the OAL.
D-2 Cicetti, Donald

City of Newark
3/1/2003
Honorable Service Partial Forfeiture of service and salary from March 1, 2002 until the end of employment.
The Board approved a 5 year
repayment schedule.
(Trustee Sierchio recused)
D-3 Churchwell, William
Franklin Borough
4/1/2013
Denied Ordinary, Withdrawal only
D-4 Monthly OD Grid     Approved Osvaldo, Lee; East Jersey State Prison; effective 9/1/13



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

(+) Hunt, William
Burlington City
11/1/2013
9/11/2011
Approved

E-2

Miles, Withey
Rutgers University
10/1/2013
6/20/2007
12/2/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-3

Wilson, Dannelle
City of Camden
8/1/2013
10/12/2005
4/26/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-4

Carr, Shawn
Howell Township Fire District 3
8/1/2013
7/26/2012
Approved with a 2 year re-evaluation

E-5

Butler, James
Ship Bottom Borough
7/1/2013
11/29/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary or offer Special.

E-6

(+) Roberts, Edward
Union County
8/1/2013
1/10/2012
Approved
(Vote: 6-0-1; Trustee Foti abstained)

E-7

(+) Haroldson, Ellis
Cliffside Park Borough
11/1/2013
11/5/2012
Approved    

E-8

(+) Lee, Kyung
Palisade Park Borough
10/1/2013
11/25/2012
Approved

E-9

(+) Roman, Jose
City of Newark
7/1/2011
3/6/2008
Reconsideration of an OAL case Reconsidered and Approved Accidental Disability with a 2 year reevaluation. Withdrawal case from the OAL.
(Vote: 5-2; Trustees Barrett, Sierchio nae)
E-10 (+) Reisfield, Justin
Juv. Jus.Comm./NJ
Train SC
6/1/2013
10/19/2012
Approved with a 2 year re-evalulation
E-11 Davis, Hakim
East Orange City
9/1/2013
4/26/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-12 (+) Martin, Darryl
Newark Police Department
1/1/2013
9/20/2011
Approved
E-13 Walker, Romy
State Parole Board
12/1/2013
10/29/2001
9/20/2007
9/29/2008
5/18/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary or offer Service.
E-14 (+) Haines, Robert
Runnemede Borough
11/1/2013
4/17/2009
Approved
(Vote: 6-1; Trustee Culliton nae)
E-15 (+) Mushinski, Lyle
City of Trenton
9/1/2013
12/13/2011
Approved
(Vote: 6-1; Trustee Sierchio nae)
E-16 Greagori, Patrick
Monmouth County/Hall of Records
8/1/2013
5/30/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-17 (+) McCarron, Brian
Hillsborough Twp.
12/1/2013
5/14/2012
Denied
(Vote: 6-1; Trustee Barrett nae)
E-18 (+) Schaefer, William
City of Camden
4/1/2012
10/9/2010
Reconsideration of an OAL case Reconsidered and Denied Accidental Disability. Case remains in the OAL.
E-19 Connor, James

Passaic County
10/1/2013
2/26/2012
Approved
E-20 Czachowski, Joseph
Jersey City Fire
Department
5/1/2013
5/5/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary or offer Special.
(Vote: 6-1; Trustee Postorino nae)
E-21 Fine, John
Linden City
4/1/2010
2/18/2005
6/17/2005
12/30/2005
8/30/2007
9/22/2008
Reconsideration of an OAL case. Denied reconsideration. Case remains in the OAL.
E-22 Hawkins, Eldridge
West Orange Twp.
3/1/2011
10/20/2009
Reconsideration of an OAL case.
Reconsidered and Approved Ordinary Disability with a 2 year reevaluation. Case remains in the OAL.
(DAG Schimmel recused)


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Giardina, Gary - Northern State Prison -
1.) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of service and salary from May 1, 2010 until the
end of employment. (Vote: 6-1; Trustee Barrett nae)
2.) The Board voted to waive the overpayment of benefits. Mr. Giardina no longer qualifies
for service retirement but is eligible for Deferred retirement (Retirement Bureau)
F-2+ Bencivengo, Ralph - City of Trenton - Suspension of Retirement
Benefits due to indictment
Approved (Retirement Bureau)
F-3 Southerland, Frederick - Irvington Township - Deferred Retirement (removed for cause)
Denied
F-4+ Pimentel, Edward - City of Newark - Late Filing
Approved (Vote: 6-1; Trustee Culliton nae) (Retirement Bureau)
F-5 Clarke, Timothy - Elizabeth City - Honorable Service
Total Forfeiture (Retirement Bureau)
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Tauriello, Marc - Essex County - Appellate Division Decisions Appellate Division
Dismissal
Noted
G-2 Petkevis, Richard - Winslow Township Fire District 1 - Initial Decision ALJ
reversed Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective
March 1, 2010
Adopted ALJ's decision (Vote 5-1; Trustee Barrett nae; Trustee Culliton recused)
(Retirement Bureau)
G-3 Caldwell, Ronald - Bridgeton City - Initial Decision ALJ reversed Board's decision
and reinstated three years of service credit
Adopted ALJ's decision with modification and noted exceptions. (Vote: 6-1; Trustee Barrett
nae; DAG Schimmel recused) (Retirement Bureau)
G-4 Fekete, Charles (Deceased) - Edison Township - Final
Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-5 Dyer, Keith - Bergen County - Appellate Division Decisions Court
upheld Boards decision regarding Partial Forfeiture
Noted
G-6 Sanna, Ronald - Lumberton Township - Hearing Withdrawals
Failure to appear
Noted
G-7 Hollander, Susan - Edna Mahan Correction Facility for Women - Findings of Fact,
Conclusions of Law
Approved
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1+ Rodriguez, Julio - City of Camden - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-2+ Saymon, Steven - Brooklawn Borough - Appeals denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3+ Whittle, Michael - Montclair Township - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-4 Blow, Angela - City of Paterson - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-5 Santana, Geronimo - City of Camden - Appeals denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Reconsidered and Approved Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective October 1,
2013. (Vote: 6-1; Trustee Sierchio nae) (Retirement Bureau)
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1
Rodriguez, Danny - Department of Corrections - Honorable Service
Tabled for advice from Attorney General's office
 


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund E as of July 31, 2013 (Revised)
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund D as of August 31, 2013
Noted
L-3 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy # 14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of August 2013
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund A as of August 31, 2013
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund B as of August 31, 2013
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund E as of August 31, 2013
Noted
L-7 PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos month ending 07/31/2013
Noted
L-8 Police and Firemen's Retirement System Board Dates for 2014
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund E as of June 30, 2013
Noted
L-10 Appellate Division Decisions Donna King vs TPAF
Noted
L-11 New Jersey Division of Investment Director's Report September 19, 2013 State Investment Council Meeting
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on December 9, 2013.

 

 
 
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