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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
NOVEMBER 14, 2016
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 2016 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 21, 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 (19K) Deferred Adobe PDF (10K)
Special Adobe PDF (14K) Totals Adobe PDF (19K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:18 AM

Adjourned: 1:05 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett, Keith Bennett, Tim Colacci, Susanne Culliton, Michael Kaniuk, Brady Middlesworth


Absent: Laurel Brennan, Frank Leake, Richard Loccke

Also Present: DAG Danielle Schimmel; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Valerie
McManus; Cheryl Chianese; Sue Grant; John Sloth; Mark Casey; Saretta Dudley;
Trooper Wolcott; Trooper Broadus; Paul Kasley; Christopher Gray, Esq.; Anthony
Cook; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; Douglas Cole; Robert Brown, Esq.; Andrew Gillen; Shay
S. Deshpande, Esq.; Joseph Friedman; Albert Wunsch, Esq.; Moises Vasquez; John
Feeley, Esq.; Christopher Boyko; Johathan Gonzales; Alterique Whitley; Louis Weber;
Bernard Silverstein; David Bander, Esq.; Peter Andreyev; Alexander Ferenczi


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of October 17, 2016
Approved (Trustee Colacci abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of October 17, 2016
Approved Executive Session (Trustee Colacci abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists for November 2016
Approved
C-2 Retirement List
Approved
   

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 (+) Friedman, Joseph

Elmwood Park Borough    1.) Review Settlement Agreement to
determine if Uricoli Analysis
2.) Request to file for Ordinary
Disability Tabled for Attorney
General's office to issue a subpoena
for additional records.
D-2 (+) Cole, Douglas

Milltown Borough   Request to file for Ordinary
Disability retirement benefits -
Denied
Honorable Service -Motion to
postpone until member files an
application for Service retirement
benefits
D-3 (+) Lobue, Louis

Hamilton Township  8/1/2015 1.) Member in service - Approved
D-4 Monthly OD Grid      Armento, Robert; Asbury Park City;
effective 3/17;
Corsey, Frederick P III, Dept. Of Corrections;
effective10/16;
Perez, Minin A; Hudson County; effective 4/16;
Velez, Karin I; Corrections Adult
Diag.& Treatment; effective 2/17
Approved



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

(+) Vazquez, Moises
Northern State Prison 9/1/2015 8/21/2014 Approved

E-2

Sparks, Kirk

Atlantic City 7/1/2015 3/31/2015 Review information form Fraud &
Abuse Unit regarding Accidental
Disabiliy; (ADMINSTRATIVELY
REMOVED)

E-3

Trappanese, Anthony
Burlington County 12/1/2016 3/8/2015 Approved

E-4

Mazur, Dmitriy
Paramus Borough 12/1/2016 4/22/2014 Approved

E-5

(+) Gillen, Andrew
Morris County 9/1/2016 12/23/2014 Approved
(Vote: 5-1; Trustee Culliton nae)

E-6

Rosone, Steven
Jersey City Fire Dept. 12/1/2016 9/6/2015 Approved

E-7

Stevens, Travis
Dept. Of Corrections 10/1/2016 2/18/2016 Approved with an 18 month re-exam.

E-8

(+) Boyko, Christopher
Morris County 8/1/2016 9/11/2001
9/14/2001
Approved

E-9

(+) Gonzales, Jonathan
Irvington Twp. 12/1/2016 2/17/2015 Approved

E-10

McSorley, Kevin
Jersey City Fire Dept. 8/1/2016 7/26/2015 Approved

E-11

(+) Whitley, Alterique
City of Newark 10/1/2015 11/23/2014
9/9/2015
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-12

(+) Travelino, John
Town of Kearny 7/1/2016 6/13/2015 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-13

(+) Ferenczi, Alexander
City of Hackensack 11/1/2016 6/11/2015 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
with an 18 month re-exam.
(Vote: 4-2; Trustees Barrett, Bennett nae)

E-14

(+) Silverstein, Bernard

Eatontown Borough     1.) Settlement Agreement to
determine Uricoli review
2.) Request to file for Accidental
Disability retirement benefits Tabled
to obtain additional information from
the employer regarding the
Settlement Agreement
(Vote: 5-1; Trustee Barrett nae)

E-15

(+) Weber, Louis
City of Newark 12/1/2015 2/13/2009
11/20/2014
Approved

E-16

Connolly, Edward
City of Bridgeton 7/1/2016 8/2/2013 Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Kasley, Paul - City of Hoboken - Request to amend Service to Ordinary and to
retain original effective date of December 1, 2015
Approved (Vote: 5-1; Trustee Culliton nae) (Retirement Bureau)
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Parks, Timothy - Deptford Township - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2 Angelo, Mark - Essex County - Failure to appear
Noted
G-3 Weist (Deceased), James - Camden County Regional Police -
Initial Decision ALJ affirmed the Board's decision denying Survivor benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision (Claims Bureau)
G-4+ Sutton, Robert - Pompton Lakes - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the
Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits; with Exceptions from
DAG and Exceptions from Attorney
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted exceptions from the DAG and from the attorney
(Retirement Bureau)
G-5 Rowe, Richard - City of Brunswick - Initial Decision ADMINISTRATIVELY
REMOVED FROM AGENDA
G-6+ Wall, Thomas - Edison Township - Initial Decision ALJ affirmed the Board's
decision and denied Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision
G-7 Mount, Christopher - Freehold Twp. - Petition for Certification
Noted
G-8 Liobe, Paul - Sussex County - Appellate Division Decisions Court affirmed
Board's decision and denied request to change his PFRS membership from Tier 3 to Tier 1
Noted (Enrollments)
G-9 Zajkowski, John - City of Newark - Final Administrative
Determinations
Approved
G-10+

Semenza, Dominick - Middlesex County - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law
Approved

   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Hogan, Terry - Pine Hill Borough - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-2+ Klepadlo, Kevin - Atlantic City - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement
benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3 Cook, Anthony - Essex County - Appeals denial of Involuntary Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-4 Shafto, Joseph - Asbury Park City - Request to reopen appeal of
Reinstatement
Denied, the Board directed the Secretary to draft a Final Administrative Determination.
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

None
   


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund D as of September 30, 2016
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund E as of September 30, 2016
Noted
L-3 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of September 2016
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on December 5, 2016.

 
 
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