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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
DECEMBER 9, 2013
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 2013 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 12, 2012.

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 Adobe PDF (8K)
Special Adobe PDF (21K) Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:02 AM

Adjourned: 12:12 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Laurel Brennan (left 10:40); Timothy Colacci; Susanne Culliton (arrived 10:07); Vince Foti; Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Mike Postorino; John Sierchio


Absent: NONE

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Mike Weik; Cheryl Chianese; Don Barbati, Esjq.; Dannhy Rodriguez; Craig Gumpel, Esq.; Michael Alfieri; Richard Hoffman; William Knoth; Toni Carbone; John Feeley, Esq.; Robert Whiteman; Angelo DeCaro; Pat Colligan; Irvin Acevedo; James Swain; Mrs. Swain; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; Bryon Marshall, Esq.; Clifford Wingo; Jeffrey DiCostanzo; David Seegers; Steven Kossup, Esq.; Trooper Sand


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of November 04, 2013
Approved (Vote: 6-0-3; Trustees Brennan, Leake, Loccke abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of November 04, 2013
Approved Executive Session Minutes (Vote: 6-0-3; Trustees Brennan, Leake, Loccke abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1 State Ethics Commission Handouts - and Sign-off
Noted
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists for November 1, 2013
Approved
C-2
Retirement List
Approved
C-3
Active and Retired Death Lists for December 5, 2013
Approved
   

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 Powell, Charlayne
City of Paterson
12/1/2012
Denied Ordinary, Withdrawal only
(Trustee Postorino recused)
D-2 (+) Alfieri, Michael
City of Passaic
7/1/2013
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Postorino nae)
D-3 Monthly OD Grid
 
   
Approved Cubero, Jonathan;
Hudson County; effective 11/1/13
Kudelka, Daniel (deceased); South
Amboy City; effective 2/1/14
Lavezzi, Jonathan; Paramus
Borough; effective 3/1/13
Parker, Cheryl; Stafford Township;
10/1/13
Approved with a 2 year re-evaluation
Illas, Sharon; Goucester County;
effective 11/1/12
Smalling, Francis; Toms River;
effective 1/1/14
Torres, Marilynn; Essex County;
effective 8/1/13
(Trustee Loccke recused)



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S
NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Toussainte, Michele
Department of Corrections
7/1/2013
2/21/2010
Tabled for clarification from IME,
granted Interim Ordinary Disability.

E-2

(+) Carbone, Toni
Fairview Borough
8/1/2013
5/2/2012
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-3

(+) Acevedo, Irvin
Mercer County
3/1/2013
9/7/2011
9/8/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary with a 2 year re-evaluation. (Member disabled but not due to either incident)
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Loccke nae)

E-4

(+) Swain, Jaymes
Millville City
1/1/2013
10/24/2011
Tabled
(Trustee Foti abstained)

E-5

Anderson, John
East Orange City
9/1/2013
6/6/2012
Approved

E-6

(+) Wingo, Clifford
Burlington City
10/1/2013
7/14/2012
10/21/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Member disabled but not due either incident)
 

E-7

Bailey, Raymond
Ramsey Borough
11/1/2013
10/29/2012
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-8

(+) Dicostanzo, Jeffrey
Bergen County
7/1/2013
3/28/2011
Involuntary Approved

E-9

(+) Seegers, David
Long Beach Twp.
8/1/2013
11/27/2011
Approved with a 2 year re-evaluation
E-10
(+) Hoffman, Richard
Paterson City
12/1/2013
12/30/2012
Approved
(Trustee Postorino recused)
E-11
Roberts, Thomas
Juv. Justice Commission
11/1/2013
10/13/2009
Approved
(Vote; 8-1; Trustee Loccke nae)
E-12
Powers, Parrish
City of Camden
4/1/2013
8/22/2012
Approved
E-13
Knoth, William
Belleville Township
10/1/2013
1/19/2006
12/7/2008
11/3/2010
Approved
E-14
Mazzagatti, Anthony
Winslow Township
4/1/2012
6/4/2011 7/7/2011
See Bd Decision Approve change in retirement type from Accidental to Ordinary on a prospective basis. Member is disabled but not due to either incident.
E-15
Sheppard, Ras
City of Newark
12/1/2013
7/7/2012
Tabled for clairification from IME.
E-16
Whiteman, Robert
Township of Parsippany Troy Hills
10/1/2013
4/6/2012
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-17
Lucarelli, Peter
Middlesex County
9/1/2013
2/15/2013
Approved
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Loccke nae)
E-18
Hoskins, Erayna
City of Camden
4/1/2013
6/27/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Loccke nae)
E-19
Grob, Eric
Bergen County
1/1/2014
2/5/2011
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-20
(+) DeCaro, Angelo
City of Camden
7/1/2013
7/4/2002 10/5/2011
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-21
Carter, Wilson

Town of Secaucus
9/1/2013
11/10/2008
Approved
(Note member was off
duty but identified himself as an
officer and was in pursuit of suspect
at the time of the incident.)
E-22
McGuire, Stephen
Union County
10/1/2012
11/10/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-23
(+) Seybert, David
Camden County Regional Police
7/1/2013
12/20/2009
Approved with an 18 month reevaluation
E-24
(+) Colon, Rigoberto
City of Newark
10/1/2013
11/4/2009 9/11/2012
Approved (Note the member was off-duty but identified himself as an officer at the time of the incident.)
E-25
Belus, Sean
Middlesex County
11/1/2012
5/10/2010
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
E-26
Olivet, Luis
Perth Amboy City
1/1/2014
7/25/2011
Approved with a 2 year re-evaluation
E-27
Czerwinski, Sean
Atlantic County
1/1/2014
7/14/2011
Approved (Note member off-duty but identified himself as an officer and acted as a law enforcement officer.)


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Ryan, Charles - City of Bayonne - Review Retirement Calculation
Tabled per attorney request
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Medwin, Richard - Morris County - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision and denied Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision
G-2 Muhammad, Abdullah - City of Plainfield - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Rivers, Ann Marie - State Parole Board - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits (beyond 45 days)
Approved OAL Hearing
H-2 Inga, Joseph - Sussex County - Appeals denial of enrollment into PFRS
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3 Lenarski, Jeffrey - Ewing Township - Appeals denial of recalculation of account
under delinquent enrollment method vs. rate differential method
Denied reconsideration and approved OAL Hearing Request
H-4 Camp, James - Corrections Bayside State Prison - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-5+ Severns, Walter - City of Camden - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-6 Grace, Charles - Bay Head Borough - Appeals total forfeiture of pension
Approved OAL Hearing
H-7 Bencivengo, Ralph - City of Trenton - Appeals suspension of benefits
Approved OAL Hearing (Trustee Culliton recused)
H-8 Miles, Withey - Rutgers University - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-9+ Rowe, Richard - City of New Brunswick - Appeals partial forfeiture of service and salary and denial of review of Ordinary Disability due to not a member in service
Approved OAL Hearing
H-10+ Farabella, Ronald - City of Vineland - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1
Rodriguez, Danny - Department of Corrections -
1.) Honorable Service - Total Forfeiture (Vote: 8-1; Trustee Culliton nae) (Trustee Barrett
not present for vote) (Retirement Bureau)
 


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Michael Larosa, Scott Newkirk, Susan Kamish vs SPRS
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund D as of September 30, 2013
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund E as of September 30, 2013
Noted
L-4 Trial Balance for July 31, 2013
Noted (Trustee Barrett abstained)
L-5 Trial Balance for August 31, 2013
Noted
L-6 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the month of September, 2013
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund A as of September 30, 2013
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund B as of September 30, 2013
Noted
L-9 Trial Balance for September 30, 2013
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on January 13, 2014.

 

 
 
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