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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
DECEMBER 10, 2012
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 2012 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2011.

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: 10:03 AM

Adjourned: 12:56 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett (arrived 10:12 am); Timothy Colacci; Susanne Culliton; Vince Foti;
Wayne Hall; Frank Leake (arrived 10:15 am); Richard Loccke; Mike Postorino; John Sierchio


Absent: Laurel Brennan

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie
McManus; Mark Schwedes; DAG Nels Lauritzen; DAG Christine Hoffman; DAG
Anthony Picione; John Bekisz; DAG Chris Tattory; Christopher Gray, Esq.; Steven
Kossup, Esq.; Mark Lagerkvist, NJ Watchdog; George Politza, Thomas Cushane,
Esq.; DAG Danielle Schimmel (via telecom); Matthew Skierski; John Feeley, Esq.;
Anthony Austin; Ayanna Williams; Glynn Eckart; Charles Schlagger, Esq.; Richard
Covalesky; Mrs. Covalesky; Michael Ramos; Mrs. Ramos; John McGinn


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of November 05, 2012
Approved (Vote: 5-0-2; Trustees Postorino, Loccke abstained; Trustees Leake, Barrett not
present for vote)

Executive Session Minutes
Approved (Vote: 5-0-2; Trustees Postorino, Loccke abstained; Trustees Leake, Barrett not
present for vote)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1+
Discuss procedures for referring cases to CJ for review of fraud
Noted
B-2=
Election Results PFRS retired election
Accepted as presented
Marty Barrett elected to a 4 year term effective January 1, 2013
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists for November 1, 2012
Approved
C-2
Retirement List
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 Rossbach, Jamielyn



Monmouth County
10/1/2012
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2 Monthly OD Grid  
   
Davis, Jason; Mantua Township;
effective 10/1/12 - Approved
Hoffart, Michael; Union County -
effective 8/1/12 - Approved
Murphy, Francis - Warren County
BOCF - effective 11/1/12 - Approved
Revell, Mary - Jersey City - effective
9/1/11- Approved
Romo, Sophia - Southwoods
Prison/DOC - effective 6/1/12 -
Approved with a one year reevaluation
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Loccke nae)


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

  

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Lubischer, Anthony
Wall Township
1/1/2012
12/2/2003
2/8/2005
1/30/2006
5/15/2010
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental Disability.
Continue collecting Ordinary Disability. Approved OAL hearing

E-2

Mascio, Jason

Altantic County
5/1/2011
6/8/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred,
case remains in the OAL.

E-3

(+) Sisti, Kathleen
Aberdeen Twp.
1/1/2012
12/11/2010
Approved, withdrawal the case from OAL.

E-4

(+) Williams, Ayanna
State Parole Board
1/1/2013
3/23/2010
Approved
(Vote: 7-1; Trustee Loccke nae; Trustee Culliton recused)

E-5

Kornegay, John
Camden City
7/1/2011
8/21/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-6

(+) Skierski, Matthew
Union Twp.
6/1/2012
6/7/2010
Approved

E-7

Chosney, Mary
City of Plainfield
10/1/2012
8/26/2008
2/22/2011
Approved

E-8

Johnstone, Barry

Spring Lake Heights
Borough

11/1/2011
11/1/2008
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred, case remains in the OAL.
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-9

(+) Eckart, Glynn
Westampton Twp.
11/1/2012
9/17/2007
3/26/2009
9/16/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-10

(+) Bogart, Steven

Little Egg Harbor Twp.
12/1/2012
6/11/2002
Honorable Service - Total Forfeiture, not eligible to file for Accidental Disability
(Vote: 7-2; Trustees Foti, Hall nae)

E-11

Huntington, Nicole
Passaic County
Sheriff Dept.
9/1/2012
9/26/2011
Approved
(Trustees Loccke, Foti recused)

E-12

(+) McGinn, John
UNDMJ
12/1/2011
2/20/2010
Approved with a 2 year re-exam.

E-13

(+) Ramos, Michael
DOC
4/1/2012
9/11/2001
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 7-2; Trustees Barrett, Loccke
nae)

E-14

Resto, Carlos
JJC
8/1/2012
2/24/2011
Approved

E-15

(+) Nadler, Philip
Rutherford Borough
12/1/2012
6/2/2011
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-16

(+) Austin, Anthony
City of Newark
5/1/2012
3/2/2011
Approved

E-17

(+) Covolesky, Richard
Mantua Twp.
8/1/2012
4/11/2011
Approved

E-18

Kelly, Terry
JJC
7/1/2012
3/29/2012
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-19

Kemp, John
City of Camden
8/1/2012
6/27/2011
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)  

E-20

McGuigan, Brian
Bridgeton City
7/1/2012
10/16/2011
Approved
(Vote: 7-1; Trustee Postorino nae;
Trustee Loccke not present for vote)

E-21

McCall, Jacqueline
Mercer County
9/1/2011
2/6/2009
5/24/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Trustee Loccke not present for vote)

E-22

Wilson, Kevin
South Woods State
Prison
7/1/2012
11/9/2010
Approved with one year re-exam.
(Trustee Loccke not present for vote)


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1
Holmes, Robert - Marlboro Twp. - Request for reinstatement of benefits
Approved reinstatement effective May 1, 2011 check date (Retirement Bureau)
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Bekisz, John - Waterford Twp. - Initial Decision The ALJ reversed the Board's decision and now approves the purchase of additional service credit
Rejected ALJ's decision, noted exceptions and reply to exceptions (Vote: 8-1; Trustee
Barrett nae)
G-2
Walker, Anderson - City of Newark - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-3 Saccone, Thomas - City of Newark - Appellate Division Decisions
The Court upheld the Board's decision denying assigning a supplemental benefits trust as a beneficiary for pension death benefits
Noted
G-4
Monto, Arthur - Sparta Twp. - Appellate Division Decisions Order of Conditional Dismissal of Appeal in the matter of Monto and Karasik
Noted
G-5
Haspel, James - Madison Borough - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-6 Walker, Brian - Passaic County - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law
Approved (Trustee Loccke recused)
G-7
Politza, George - Harrison Twp. - Initial Decision The ALJ upheld the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision, noted exceptions and reply to exceptions - (Vote: 8-1; Trustee
Barrett nae)
Denied request to reopen case - (Vote 7-1; Trustee Barret nae; Trustee Leake recused)
G-8
Piserchio, Patrick - City of Orange - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted reinstatement to employment from Ordinary Disability retirement
Reconsidered and tabled until January 14, 2013 Board meeting to allow attorney to file reply to exceptions.
G-9 Finnemen, Leonard - City of Camden - Initial Decision The ALJ
reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision with modification and granted Accidental Disability retirement
benefits effective August 1, 2009. (Retirement Bureau)
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Silverio, Edgar - Essex County - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-2
Williams, Raye - Albert Wagner Youth Correctional Facility - Appeals the denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3
Wenger, Karen - Burlington Twp. - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-4
Cunningham, Neil - Hudson County - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
1) Reconsideration
2) Hearing Request in OAL
Denied reconsideration and approved OAL Hearing
H-5
Gillespie, John - Deptford Twp. - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-6
Alicea, Damian - Camden City - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-7
Antonuccio, Domenick - Wayne Twp. - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-8
Rodriguez, Jose - Essex County - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-9
Melendez, Sweeney - Paterson City - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-10
Penna, Dominic - Camden City - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-11
Norman, Donald - Morris County - Appeals the denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-12
Gibson, Nathan #- Lacey Twp. - Appeal the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-13
Cacoilo, Augusto - DOC - Appeals the denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-14
Benevento, Ray - Lindenwold Borough - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

None
   


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Hedge Fund Article by Robert E. Grady
Noted with comments by Trustees Foti and Barrett
L-2
Appellate Division Decisions Robert Joya v. PERS Board of Trustees
Noted
L-3
Common Pension Fund A as of September 30, 2012
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund B as of September 30, 2012
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund D as of September 30, 2012
Noted
L-6
Common Pension Fund E as of September 30, 2012
Noted
L-7
Trial Balance as of July 31, 2012
Noted
L-8
Trial Balance as of August 31, 2012
Noted. Trustee Barrett has questions regarding the reduction in the trial balance. This matter to be addressed at the next meeting on January 14, 2013.
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on January 14, 2013.

 

 
 
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