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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
DECEMBER 12, 2011
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
2011 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 17, 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 (8K) Deferred - none
Special Adobe PDF (14K) Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:00 AM

Adjourned: 1:03 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Laurel Brennan; Susanne Culliton (arrived 10:04 a.m.); Vince Foti; Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Richard Mikutsky; Mike Postorino; John Sierchio


Absent: Sherryl Gordon

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Robert Woodruff, Esq.; John Kaplan, Esq.; Gregory Kowalczyk; Rachel Kowalczyk; John Bulnalski; John Feeley, Esq.; Michelle Masi; Louis Masi; Eloina Soto; Francis Novakowski; Daniel Cano; Carlos Concepcion; Shelly Dessicino; Mr. Dessicino; Sean McGovern; Mrs. McGovern; Samuel Halpern, Esq.; Timothy Smith; Esq.; Jeffrey Kelly; John Giardina; Michael Giardina (brother); Bernard Fisher; William Meadows; Jeffrey Kelly; Jarrett Renshaw, Star Ledger; K. Manahan, Star Ledger


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of November 14, 2011
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of November 14, 2011
Approved Executive Session Minutes


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1
None


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

C-2=
Retirement List
Approved
C-3=
Chapter 104 PFRS
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 Monthly OD Grid

 
12/1/2011
Beagin, Richard - West
Paterson Boro - Tabled pending
receipt of disposition of charges.

Carrol, John - Jersey City -effective date 4/1/11 - Approved

Dove, Frank - Morris County - effective date 8/1/11 -
Approved

Francis, Michael - Jersey City - effective date 11/1/10 - Approved

Giberson, Jeffrey - Ocean County - effctive date 4/1/11 - Approved
D-2 Mood, Jeffrey

Lumberton Township
10/1/2007
Reconsideration of an OAL case
Reaffirmed its previous
determination finding Mr. Mood is
not totally and permanently
disabled. Case remains in OAL.


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

(+) Rice, Brian
Township of Waterford
5/1/2011
2/28/2010
Tabled for additional information

E-2

(+) Bunalski, Jr., John
Irvington Township
10/1/2011
12/27/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Service effective 4/1/12

E-3

(+) Masi, Michelle

West Orange Township
10/1/2011
5/13/2010
Approved

E-4

Moir, Earl

Department of Environmental Protection
9/1/2011
4/16/2010
Tabled for IME clarification.
Granted interim Ordinary retirement.

E-5

(+) Novakowski, Francis
Hillside Borough
1/1/2012
3/12/2011
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-6

Whitmore, Sharon
Dover Town
4/1/2009
12/30/2003
Approved
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Loccke nae; Trustee Mikutsky recused)

E-7

Ruiz, Angel
Cape May County
12/1/2010
9/5/2008
Approved

E-8

(+) Cano, Daniel

North Brunswick Township
1/1/2012
8/4/2010
Approved
E-9
O'Brien, Keith
City of Millville
1/1/2012
9/30/2010
Approved

E-10

(+) Concepcion, Carlos
Camden City
12/1/2011
10/9/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote 8-2; Trustees Barrett, Hall nae)

E-11

Carmichael, Keisha
Department of Corrections
2/1/2011
10/26/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 8-2; Trustees Culliton, Barrett
nae)
E-12 Martine, James
Cumberland County
8/1/2011
11/26/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-13 (+) Dessicino, Shelly
Atlantic City
6/1/2011
10/5/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-14 (+) McGovern, Sean
Hudson County
9/1/2010
11/27/1997
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 9-1; Trustee Barrett nae)
E-15 Warf, Jeffrey
Southern State Correctional Facility
7/1/2011
11/16/2009
Approved
E-16 (+) Kelly, Jeffrey
Irvington Township
7/1/2011 6/25/2010 Tabled Accidental for toxicology report, Continue collecting Ordinary Disability
E-17 (+) Giardina, John
Woodland Park
Borough
2/1/2011
10/18/2008
6/27/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-18 (+) Soto, Eloina
City of Newark
10/1/2011
11/4/2009
Approved with a one year re-exam.
E-19 Younger, Laviv
Northern State Prison
8/1/2011
7/1/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-20 (+) Fisher, Bernard
Monmouth County Hall
3/1/2011
6/27/2009
6/19/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-21 Reese, George
City of Camden
1/1/2012
1/4/2011
Approved
E-22 Campbell, Herman
South Woods Prison-Department of Corrections
9/1/2011
11/9/2010
Approved
E-23 Parrell, Christopher
Adult Diag Treatment Center
2/1/2012
5/12/2010
Approved
(Vote: 9-1; Trustee Loccke nae)
E-24 Heinzman, Vanessa
Ocean County
8/1/2011
3/14/2009
8/19/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-25 (+) Wattley, Daniel
City of Long Branch
11/1/2011
9/7/2003
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1
None

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1+
Fulse, Joseph - Mountain View Youth Correction Facility - Settlement Proposal
Rejected settlement agreement.
G-2
Romero, Adrian - Morris County - Initial Decision ALJ reversed Board's decision
that petitioner's entire pension be forfeited and that pension service between April 2002 and September 24, 2002 only, be forfeited
Rejected ALJ's decision and noted exceptions (Vote: 8-2; Trustees Mikutsky, Culliton nae)
G-3
Miller, Stephen - Essex County - Supreme Court Decisions
Reconsideration - Denied
Supreme Court Decision Denying Certification - Noted
G-4
Onesti, Christopher - NJ Transit Corporation - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law
Approved
G-5
Silva, Erik - City of Newark - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted exceptions
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Fischer, Donald - Juv. Justice Commision/NJ Train SC - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-2
Smith, Edwin - Camden City - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits.
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3
Volk, Michael - State Parole Board - Appeals denial of Deferred Retirement benefits
Denied OAL Hearing, the Board directed the Secretary to draw up a Final Administrative
Determination.
H-4+ Kowalczyk, Gregory - Union County - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Reconsideration - Denied
OAL Hearing - Approved
H-5 Ingram, Robert - South Woods Prison Dept. of Corrections -
Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-6 Hollander, Susan - Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women - Appeals forfeiture of entire pension
Approved OAL Hearing
H-7 Cruz, Christine - Newark City - Appeals denial of Ordinary Disability retirement
benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
   

OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1

None


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1

Wargo, Joseph - Mount Arlington Borough - Accidental Death
Approved (Claims Section)


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted
L-2
Common Pension Fund A as of September 30, 2011
Noted
L-3
Common Pension Fund D as of Septemeber 30, 2011
Noted
L-4 Trial Balance for July 31, 2011
Noted
L-5 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy # 14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of October 2011
Noted
L-6 Trial Balance for August 31, 2011
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 9, 2012.

 
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