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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
December 10, 2007
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 2007 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2006.

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’ website 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 Deferred - none Special Totals



OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:05 a.m.

Adjourned: 12:30 p.m.

Roll Call:

Frederick Beaver, Vince Foti, Sherryl Gordon (arrived at 11:03 a.m.), Wayne Hall, Mark Kandrac, Richard Loccke, Richard Mikutsky, Tom Murphy, John Sierchio


Absent: Nicole Fava, Frank Leake

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko
   
Division Staff:

Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Jackie Bussanich; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros

   
Members, Counsel, Employers, Consultants:
 

Paul Kleinbaum, Esq.; Diomedes Valenzuela; Steven Kossup, Esq.; Joseph Venello; D. William Subin, Esq.; Thomas Verdon; Ralph Lamparello, Esq.; Fiordalzia Ramierez; Dennis Connelly; Regina Herz

Union Groups, etc.:
  Anthony Wieners, NJ State PBA; Keith Dunn, NJ State PBA; Steve Eckel, NJ State PBA


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of November 19, 2007 – Approved (Trustees Beaver and Hall abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Finance

A-1 Common Pension Fund E as of April 30, 2007 - Approved
A-2 Common Pension Fund E as of June 30, 2007 - Approved
A-3

Common Pension Fund E as of May 31, 2007 - Approved

A-4 Common Pension Fund D as of September 30, 2007 - Approved
A-5 Common Pension Fund A as of October 31, 2007 - Approved
A-6 Common Pension Fund B as of October 31, 2007 - Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

+B-1

Request to apply the Richardson decision retroactively - Motion Failed to Carry. Tabled until the February 11, 2008 meeting

=B-2 City of Paterson - Request to Stay the implementation of the effective date for the
Paterson Firefighters Board decision of November 19, 2007 – Approved a stay on the implementation date of the change to retiree’s checks until the Board’s January 14, 2008 meeting when the Paterson Police contract will be considered (Retirement Bureau)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists as of November 21, 2007 - Approved

=C-2 Retirement List - Approved
=C-3 Return to Employment - Approved

(A motion to adopt Resolution A was made by Trustee Mikutsky and seconded by Trustee Beaver)


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability


.
Member Name,
Number
Employer
Effective Date
Board's Decision

D-1

Butterfield, David

Borough of Glen Ridge          
9/1/2007
Approved Involuntary Ordinary Disability
(Trustee Loccke recused)

D-2
Monthly OD Grid
  

The Board of Trustees, on the basis of the medical examination and other documentation presented, approved the following Ordinary Disability retirements. Future examinations were waived with the exceptions of those noted with *.  The Board waived the 30-day waiting period with an effective date of December 1, 2007 and earlier.                    


Member's Name

Effective Date

P/F

Employer

Bonfiglio, Lisa

01/08

P

Morris County

Brown, Robin M

11/07

P

Irvington Township

Carter, Shawn

12/07

P

South Woods State Prison

Citta, James C

01/08

P

Seaside Park Borough 

Dunlap, Brian M

10/07

P

Eastampton Township

Lilly, Robert J Jr

10/07

P

Southern State Crrtnl Facility

Total = 6


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability


 
Member Name, No.
Employer
Effective
Date
Accident
Date
TP DR TE
DM
Board's Decision

E-1

Reed, Betty
Dept. of Corrections
1/1/2008
12/16/2006
N
N
N
. Denied Accidental Disability; continue working; the outcome was not undesigned and unexpected

E-2

Blake, Dennis

City of Asbury Park
6/1/2007
11/2/2002
2/7/2005

Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
. Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-3


Valenzuela, Diomedes

Irvington Township
10/1/2006
11/12/2001
Y
N
N
N
A- Honorable Service
Forfeit last year of service and salary.
B- Denied Accidental Disability; Granted Ordinary
No delayed manifestation; incident was not during and
as a result of his duties;
was not caused by external
circumstance and the outcome was not undesigned
and unexpected

E-4
Parrish, Clarence


Department of Corrections
4/1/2007
7/17/2006

Y
N
N
. Denied Accidental Disability; Granted Ordinary Disability;
disability is the result of a pre-existing disease alone or pre-existing disease that was aggravated or accelerated by the work effort. The outcome was not undesigned or unexpected

E-5
Gordon, Enoch



  
10/1/2000
6/30/1992
. . . . Administratively withdrawn from the agenda

E-6
Haines, Robert

Riverfront State Prison
1/1/2007
4/7/2006
. . . . Administratively withdrawn from the agenda

E-7
Lombardo, Samuel

Logan Twp.
1/1/2008
9/16/2004
Y
Y
Y
. Approved

E-8
Rempo, Melissa

Pleasant Beach Borough
2/1/2008
5/23/2006
Y
Y
N
. Denied Accidental Disability; Granted Ordinary Disability; the outcome was not undesigned or unexpected
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-9
Thau, Michael
 
Middlesex County Corrections
12/1/2007
12/11/2006
Y
T
T
. Tabled Accidental Disability; granted Interim Ordinary disability; Tabled pending receipt of the Supreme Court ruling in similar matters

+E-10
Corbacho, Juan

City of Newark
5/1/2003
9/1/2000

Y
T
T
. Tabled pending receipt of the Supreme Court ruling in similar matters; continue Ordinary Disability

+E-11
Rodrigues, Rui

Newark Police
6/1/2006
12/26/1999
7/6/2000
 
Y
Y
T
T
T
T
T
T
 Tabled pending receipt of the Supreme Court ruling in similar matters; continue Ordinary Disability

E-12
Rivera, Roberto

East Jersey State Prison
9/1/2007
8/11/2005
Y
Y
Y
. Approved

E-13
Rafferty, Frank

 
Dept. of Corrections
8/1/2007
5/30/2003
4/4/2005

Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
. Approved
(Vote 6-3; Trustees Loccke Mikutsky and Kandrac; nae)

E-14
Venello, Joseph

Penns Grove Borough
5/1/2007
2/9/2006
Y
Y
Y
. Approved

(A motion to return to Open Session was made by Trustee Sierchio and seconded by Trustee Beaver)


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

+F-1
Verdon, Thomas - Jersey City Fire Dept. - Suspension of Pension - Request to reactivate pension pending admission into Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) Program - Approved reactivation of pension; contingent upon the successful completion of PTI. Copy of the order going into PTI will be provided to the Secretary by the member’s attorney shortly after January 2, 2008.
(Retirement Bureau)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions   

G-1

None



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Cueto, Joseph - Newark City -
A)  Request for a new IME -  Denied
B)  Hearing Request - Appeals the denial of Accidental disability - Approved OAL hearing


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 None



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1

Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for October 2007 - Noted

L-2

Board Member Address List - Noted

L-3 Certifying Officer Letters - Noted
=L-4 PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos for October 2007 - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on January 14, 2008.

 

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