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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
DECEMBER 13, 2010
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 2010 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2009. A change in the meeting start time from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. was mailed on November 24, 2010.

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: 9:13 AM

Adjourned: 12:25 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Laurel Brennan; Susanne Culliton; Vince Foti; Sherryl Gordon; Wayne Hall; Frank Leake (arrived 9:24 a.m.); Richard Loccke; Rich Mikutsky; Mike Postorino; John Sierchio


Absent: NONE

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Doug Dinkler; John Feeley, Esq.; Virginia Martucci; Mark Schwedes; John Eastlack, Esq.; Joseph Sullivan; Cherri Todd; Chief Mark Cavalla; Chief Mike McCann; William Galantino; Rafael Morales; Tim Smith, Esq.;


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of November 8, 2010
Approved

Executive Session minutes of November 8, 2010
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Proposed PFRS Regulations for Re-adoption N.J.A.C. 17:4.
Regulation discussion will be continued at Special meeting to be scheduled in January,
2011.

B-2
Proposed Regulation from PFRS Creditable Compensation Subcommittee. 17:4-4.1
Tabled until January 2011.


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

Franco, Frank

Prospect Park
9/1/2010
A.) Honorable Service
B.) Involuntary Ordinary Disability
Tabled per attorney's request
D-2 Nickson, Sean

Montclair Township
7/1/2010
Approved
D-3
Monthly OD Grid
 
12/1/2010
Approved Aponte, Ronald - Hightstown Borough - effective June 1, 2010
Chartoff, Thomas - Rutgers University - effective August 1, 2010
Diaz, Gregory - Corrections - Adult Diag & Treat Center - effective October 1, 2010
Emerson, Alicia - Burlington County- effective April 1, 2011
Touchstone, Felicia - Essex County - effective October 1, 2010



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Kaczorowski, Piotr
East Jersey State Prison
6/1/2010
5/6/2009
Approved

E-2

Bohl, Marguerite
Middlesex County
10/1/2009
5/8/2007
Approved
(Vote: 10-1; Trustee Loccke nae)

E-3

Carrell, Scott
Vernon Township
7/1/2010
11/16/2006
Approved Accidental Disability.
Denied change of retirement date to 6/1/2010. Retirement date effective 7/1/2010

E-4

Frazier, Kristopher
Burlington County
8/1/2010
11/7/2008
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-5

Vandright, John
Hazlet Township
11/1/2010
2/6/2008 6/18/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-6

Faria, Rui
City of Newark
2/1/2011
6/17/2009
Approved

E-7

Hankins, Richard
Somerdale Borough
3/1/2010
10/25/2009
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-8

Dyson, Samuel
West Windsor Township
9/1/2010
11/14/2007
Approved
(Vote 9-1; Trustee Mikutsky nae; Trustee Culliton recused)
E-9 Frank, Traceyanne
Corrections-Adult Diagnostic Center
6/1/2010
5/25/2007
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-10

Alloway, Raymond
Human Service Police
1/1/2011
3/23/2009
Approved

E-11

Raynor, Scott
Runnemede Borough
6/1/2010
8/1/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-12

Pappas, Heather
Atlantic County
2/1/2010
5/6/2009 6/3/2009
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-13

Bailey, Julie
City of Camden
8/1/2010
6/12/2009
Approved
(Vote 9-2; Trustees Loccke, Foti nae)

E-14

Ennis, John
West Amwell Township
11/1/2010
6/12/2009
Approved
(Vote: 10-1; Trustee Culliton nae)

E-15

Gianninini, Anthony
Berlin Borough
7/1/2010
1/1/1997 11/5/2009
First Accident dates from 1997- 1998.
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-16

Morales, Rafael
City of Newark
1/1/2011
3/21/2009
Approved with a one year reevaluation

E-17

Galantino, William
South Orange Village
10/1/2010
2/23/2009
Approved

E-18

Davis, Michael
New Brunswick City
12/1/2008
9/3/2006
Reconsidered and Approved
Accidental Disability. Withdrawal the
case from OAL

E-19

Rivera, Juan
Carteret Borough
9/1/2008
10/28/2006
Denied Accidental Disability continue collecting Ordinary Disability


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Smith, James - Morris County - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2
Casasanta, Philip - Passaic County - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-3+
Miller, Stephen - Essex County - Appellate Division Decisions
Court upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Noted and noted exceptions (Trustee Loccke recused)
G-4
Hill, David - City of Newark - Hearing Withdrawals Failure to appear.
Noted
G-5
Saccone, Thomas - City of Newark - Appellate Division Decisions
Court upheld Board's decision and denied Supplemental Needs Trust for son.
Noted
G-6
Hilliard, Mark - Southern State Correctional Facility - Initial
Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement
benefits.
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted exceptions and reply to exceptions.


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Padula, Carl - Passaic County - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement
benefits.
Approved
H-2
Compton, Nancy - Hunterdon County - Appeals denial to contnue contributing to
the PFRS (individual is not in a covered PFRS title for membership)
Tabled pending desk audit
H-3
Snyder, Donna - Hunterdon County - Appeals denial to continue contributing to
the PFRS (individual is not in a PFRS covered title for membership)
Tabled pending desk audit
H-4
Emrich, Wendy - Juv. Jus Comm. - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits.
Tabled for additional information
H-5 Williams, Brian - Gloucester Township - Appeals denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+

Sullivan, Joseph - Haddon Township - Overage Enrollment-Request for PFRS
membership.
Denied

J-2+
Scimeca, Anthony - River Vale Township - Request to continue contributing to PFRS while
attendig PTC training.
Approved (Enrollment Bureau)
J-3
Martin, Joseph - State Parole Board - Request to purchase United Nations
Service
Denied


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Appellate Division Decisions Diane L. Menna vs PERS.
Noted
L-2
Common Pension Fund D as of August 31, 2010.
Noted
L-3
Common Pension Fund A as of August 31, 2010.
Noted
L-4
Common Pension Fund B as of July 31, 2010.
Noted
L-5
Trial Balance for July 31, 2010.
Noted (Trustee Loccke requested an explanation of debited items)
L-6
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of October 2010.
Noted
L-7
Trial Balance for August 31,2010.
Noted
L-8
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted
L-9
State Investment Council Minutes September 16, 2010 meeting minutes.
Noted
L-10
State Investment Council Minutes October 12, 2010 meeting minutes.
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on January 10, 2011.

 
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