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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
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 2015 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 18, 2014, and the November and December 2015 meeting dates were posted on October 28, 2015.

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 (20K) Deferred Adobe PDF (28K)
Special Adobe PDF (40K) Totals Adobe PDF (33K)
 

OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:14 AM

Adjourned: 1:35 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett (arrived 10:50 a.m.) , Keith Bennett, Laurel Brennan, Tim Colacci, Susanne Culliton, Mike Kaniuk, Brady Middlesworth


Absent: Frank Leake, Richard Loccke

Also Present: DAG Danielle Schimmel; Hank Schwedes; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Val
McManus; Shaye Glynn; Sue Grant; Mark Casey; John Sloth; Kristin Bell; Sunanda
Rana; John Sierchio; Luann Barnett; Trooper Sand; Isaiah Cardinale; John Feeley,
Esq.; Dennis Ellis, Stuart Alterman, Esq.; Daniella Oliveria; Patrick Toscano, Esq.;
David Breccia; David Beckett, Esq.; James McClean; Samuel Gaylord, Esq.; Kyle
Eisenbeis; Kirk Sparks; Daryl Dabney; Christoher McMahon; Paul Petinga; Mark Lee;
Alice Lee; Roderick Knox; Tim Smith, Esq.; Peter Andreyev, NJSPBA; Maria Gaspar


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of October 19, 2015
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of October 19, 2015
Approved Excecutive Session Minutes with modification


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1 PFRS Mortgage Loan Program Expenses
Tabled
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1 Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved
C-2= Retirement List
Approved
   

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 Cardinale, Isaiah


Nutley Township     1.) Honorable Service - Partial
forfeiture of service and salary from
December 1, 2012 until the end of
employment. (Vote: 5-1; Trustee
Bennett nae)
2.) Request to file for Ordinary
Disability - Denied (Retirement
Bureau, Audit Section)
D-2 Monthly OD Grid            Keane,Thomas; Morris Plains
Borough; effective 2/16; Myers,
Shaun R, Pemberton Township,
effective 7/15; Jefferson, Damon O,
City of Trenton City, effective 8/15,
Meyers, Andre,; City of Paterson,
effective 6/15; Morrone, Alyssa A,
Bergen County, effective 9/15;
Robertson, Richard A, Albert C.
Wagner Youth Corr. Fac.,
effective12/15 Approved



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1 (+) Lee, Mark

Robbinsville Township 6/1/2013    1.) Honorable Service Partial
Forfeiture of 1 year service and
salary for each offense totaling 3
years.
2.) Request to file Accidental
Disability - Denied
3.) Motion to allow member to file an
Ordinary Disability application -
Approved (Retirement Bureau, Audit
Section)
(Vote: 4-3; Trustees Barrett;
Colacci; Bennett nae)
E-2 (+) Eisenbeis, Kyle
Atlantic City 6/1/2015 5/8/2013 Approved with an 18 month reevaluation.
(Trustee Bennett recused)   
E-3 (+) Sparks, Kirk
Atlantic City 7/1/2015 3/27/2014 Approved
(Vote; 5-1; Trustee Culliton nae;
Trustee Bennett recused)
E-4 (+) Dabney, Daryl
Atlantic City 7/1/2015 3/27/2014 Approved
(Vote; 5-1; Trustee Culliton nae;
Trustee Bennett recused)
E-5 (+) McMahon, Christopher
Atlantic City 7/1/2015 3/27/2014 Approved
(Trustee Bennett recused)
E-6 (+) Petinga, Paul
Atlantic City 7/1/2015 3/27/2014 Approved
(Vote; 5-1; Trustee Culliton nae;
Trustee Bennett recused)
E-7 (+) Nunez, Elvis
Pleasantville City 10/1/2015 3/27/2014 Approved
(Trustee Bennett recused)
E-8 (+) Oliveria, Daniela
Moutainview
Correctional Facility
10/1/2014 10/30/2011 Approved
E-9 (+) Ellis, Dennis
Camden County BD
of Chosen Freeholders
3/1/2015 8/24/2013 Approved 
E-10 (+) Blackfeld, Anthony
City of Garfield 11/1/2015 12/10/2011 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Murphy, Brian - Middle Township - Allow Purchase of Service Credit
Motion to transfer the matter to PERS for determination regarding enrollment. Affirmed the
Division's decision amending the enrollment date to February 1, 2013 pursuant to N.J.S.A.
43:16A-1(2)(a). (Enrolllment Bureau)
F-2 Snowfield, Robert - Woodbridge Township - Referral from Fraud & Abuse Unit
Motion to forward the matter back to the Fraud Unit for further review.
F-3+ Breccia, David - Hamilton Township - Appeal-Return to Employment
Approved appeal, permit continuation of retirement benefits (Retirement Bureau) (Vote: 6-1;
Trustee Culliton nae)
F-4+ McClean, James - Corrections - 1.) Honorable Service
2.) Special
Tabled for final and complete adjudication of charges
F-5 Angelo, Mark - Essex County -
1.) Request Retro Retirement Date - Denied
2.) Hearing Request - Approved
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Briskey, Steven - Oceanport Borough - Initial Decision ALJ
reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision (Retirement Bureau) (Vote: 6-1; Trustee Middlesworth nae)
G-2+ Blow, Angela - City of Paterson - Initial Decision ALJ upheld
Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1+ Knox, Roderick - Atlantic City -
1.) Reconsideration of Accidental Disability retirement benefits - Denied
2.) Hearing Request - Approved
H-2+ Semenza, Dominick - Middlesex County -
1.) Reconsideration of denial to apply for Accidental Disability retirement benefits - Denied
2.) Hearing Request - Approved
   

OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1 Thompson, Scott - Manchester Township - Accidental Death
Denied (Vote: 5-2; Trustees Bennett, Kaniuk nae)
   

OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of July 2015
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund D as of September 30, 2015
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund E as of September 30, 2015
Noted
L-4 PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted
   

OPEN SESSION

Reports

M-1= Outside Legal Counsel bill for October 31, 2015
Approved (Trustee Culliton, DAG Schimmel recused)
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on December 14, 2015.

 
 
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