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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
DECEMBER 14, 2009
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 2009 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2008.

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 Deferred - none Special Totals


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:00 AM

Adjourned: 1:52 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Fred Beaver; Laurel Brennan; Vincent Foti; Sherryl Gordon; Wayne Hall; Mark Kandrac (arrived 10:10 am); Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Richard Mikutsky; John Sierchio


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Virginia Martucci; Sharon Palmer; Susanne Culliton; Marylou Mayoros; Douglas Dinkler; DAG Danielle Bradus; William Claxton, Esq.; Stephen Kepler; Jill Kepler; Steve Eckel, FOP; Robert Gleisberg; D. William Subin, Esq.; Anthony Puccino; Ruth Winters; Donald Pulidore; Timothy R. Smith, Esq.; Michelle Richardson; Kevin Anderson; John Feeley, Esq.; Michael J. Herbert, Esq.; Andrew McMahon; Timothy Smith, Esq.; Craig Gumpel, Esq.; Jevonn McRae; Robert DeWees; Michael Collura; Officer Burkes; Peter Kraljic; Marie Guzman; Steven Kossup, Esq.


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of November 09, 2009
Approved

Minutes from Executive session of November 09, 2009
Approved


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 (+) McRae, Jevonn

City of Paterson
11/1/2009
Involuntary Denied
(Trustees Foti, Loccke recused)
D-2 Rivera, Juan

Borough of Carteret
9/1/2008
Approved
D-3 Russo, Joseph
Passaic County
12/1/2009
Chapter 428 PFRS Approved
(Trustee Foti abstained; Trustee Loccke recused)
D-4 Monthly OD Grid .
12/1/2009
Approved Ellis, Herman G.; 11/08 effective date; Harrison Town (Hudson)
Glancey, Christopher; 10/09 effective date; Harrison Town (Hudson) Hill, Terina D; 11/08 effective date; Mercer County Corrections
Miller, John; 07/09 effective date; Atlantic County
Perez, Asbel; 02/10 effective date; West New York Town
Sika, Michael J.; 01/10 effective date; Passaic County
(Trustee Loccke recused regarding Michael Sika)


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

..

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

(+) Richardson, Michelle
Dept. of Corrections
5/1/2008
8/6/2007
A.) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of service and salary from August 2006 to the end of employment (Vote: 10-1; Trustee Loccke nae)
B.) Accidental Disability - Denied, only eligible for withdraw

E-2

(+) Anderson, Kevin
West Windsor Township
8/1/2008
11/27/2005
A.) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of service and salary from June 2007 to the end of employment - (Vote: 8-3; Trustees Hall, Loccke, and Barrett nae)
B.) Accidental Disability - Tabled for additional employer information

E-3

Nouragas, Euripides
Ventnor City
11/1/2009
5/28/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 10-1; Trustee Hall nae)

E-4

Dorey, Joseph
Essex County
 
 
Denied request to file for Accidental Disability, member will continue to collect Ordinary Disability.

E-5

Gilmore, Denise
DOC/Southern State Correctional Facility
3/1/2009
2/12/2006
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-6

(+) DePoder, Michael
Dept. of Corrections
8/1/2009
9/1/2008
Approved

E-7

Wentz, Shawn

Deptford Township
11/1/2009
12/22/2007
Tabled per attorney's request

E-8

(+) Collura, Michael
Juv. Jus. Comm./NJ Train SC
1/1/2009
10/16/2001
Denied Accidental continue Ordinary

E-9

Dickerson, Charles

Burlington County
10/1/2009
7/5/2008
Approved

E-10

Shucai, Karl
Passaic County
5/1/2008
9/17/2005
Reconsidered and Approved withdraw the matter from the OAL
(Trustee Loccke recused; Trustee Foti abstained)

E-11

Garced, Juan
Monmouth County Hall Of Records
1/1/2010
6/24/2008 5/5/2009
Approved

E-12

Schwartz, Matthew

Northern State Prison
6/1/2009
6/8/2008
Approved

E-13

(+) Kraljic, Peter
Village of Ridgefield Park
11/1/2009
10/24/2008
Approved
(Vote: 10-1; Trustee Kandrac nae)
E-14
Fine, John
Linden City
4/1/2010
2/18/2005
6/17/2005
12/30/2005
8/30/2007
9/22/2008
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
(Trustee Sierchio recused)
E-15
Finnemen, Leonard
City of Camden
8/1/2009
7/16/2007
Tabled for clarification from IME
E-16
(+) Dewees, Robert
Atlantic County
4/1/2008
6/2/2005
A.) Approved member-in-service.
B.) Accidental Disability - Approved
E-17
Poplawski, John
Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders
2/1/2010
11/7/2008
Approved
(Vote: 9-2; Trustees Mikutsky, Loccke nae)
E-18
Dennis, Michael
Lakewood Township
1/1/2010
11/12/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary or offer Special whichever is the highest benefit
E-19
(+) Wacker, Michael
Berkeley Twp.
12/1/2009
3/31/2007
Approved
E-20
D'Elia, Dino
Newark Police Dept.
12/1/2009
4/25/1990
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Trustee Sierchio recused)
E-21
(+) Varcadipane, Robert
County of Passaic
2/1/2010
1/10/2008
Approved
(Trustees Loccke, Foti recused)
E-22
(+) Guzman, Marie

Juvenile Justice Commission
6/1/2009
5/5/1999
8/23/2002 12/9/2003 8/23/2007
Tabled for one IME to review all four incidents and render a decision on direct result, granted Interim Ordinary Disability
E-23
(+) McMahon, Andrew

Twp. of Union
9/1/2009
12/21/1998
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 9-1-1; Trustee Hall nae; Trustee Foti abstained)
E-24
(+) Bekier, Mark

City of Clifton
3/1/2009
6/3/2007
Approved
E-25
Onesti, Christopher
NJ Transit
4/1/2008
10/23/2006
Tabled for additional information from employer and review of settlement agreement
(Trustee Loccke recused)


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+

Kepler, Stephen - Randolph Township
A.) Honorable Service - partial forfeiture of last 6 months of service and salary
B.) Service Retirement - Approved effective November 1, 2009 (Retirment Bureau)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1+

Gleisberg, Robert ) - Egg Harbor Township - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits. Rejected the ALJ's initial decision for the reasons cited in the exceptions and noted the reply to exceptions (Vote: 8-2-1; Trustees Barrett, Brennan nae; Trustee Loccke recused)

G-2
Reed, Betty - Department Of Corrections - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's
decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits. Adopted the ALJ's factual Findings and Conclusions of Law and rejected the Finding on undesigned and unexpected as detailed in the exceptions; noted the reply to exceptions
G-3
Shaw, Perry - Albert C. Wagner Youth Corrections Facility - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted the ALJ's initial decision granting Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective November 1, 2008 (Vote: 10-1; Trustee Loccke nae) (Retirement Bureau)
G-4+
Pulidore, Donald - Union County - Initial Decision ALJ reversed Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Rejected attorney's request to disregard exceptions and reply to exceptions (Trustee Foti abstained)
Adopted the ALJ's decision granting Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective May
1, 2008 and noted the exceptions and reply to exceptions (Vote: 8-2-1; Trustees Leake,
Loccke nae; Trustee Foti abstained) (Retirement Bureau)
G-5
Mandap, Philip - Department of Corrections - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-6
Ambrose, Anthony - Essex County Prosecutor's Office - Final Administrative Determinations
Adopted (Trustee Loccke recused)
G-7
Ceres, Lawrence - Somers Point City - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted dependent benefits while member is incarcerated.
Rejected the ALJ's decision and noted exceptions and reply to exceptions
G-8
Ramos, David - Newark City - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-9
Filippello, David - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision
and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Adopted the ALJ's deicison and noted exceptions and reply to exceptions


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Wilson, Bernard - City of Camden - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-2
Selby, Andrew - Paterson City - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disabillity retirement benefits.
Approved
H-3
Alsheimer, Susan - Middlesex County - Appeals denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-4
Hilliard, Mark - Southern State Correctional Facility - Appeals
denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1

None



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1

Appellate Division Decisions Thomas B. Tiefenbacher vs PERS
Noted

L-2
Common Pension Fund B Statement of income as of July 1, 2008 Through June 30, 2009
Noted
L-3
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of September 2009
Noted
L-4
Wire Transfers Non Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of October 2009
Noted
L-5
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted
L-6
State Investment Council Minutes Meeting of September 17, 2009
Noted
L-7
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on January 11, 2010.

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