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TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
February 1, 2007
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 2007 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2006.

OPEN PUBLIC MEETING

The first portion of the meeting is open to the public. The second portion, in conformity with the Open Public Meetings Act, shall be closed to the public based upon the personal matters exception. Those matters are confidential unless expressly waived by the individual involved.



OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:30 a.m.

Adjourned: 12:16 p.m.

Roll Call:

Marie Flynn, Dennis Testa, Neal Williams, James Joyner, Fred Beaver, Paul Orihel


Absent:  James Clemente

Also Present: DAG Dawn Harris; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Carmella Joseph; Sandy Horan; Sharon Henry; Stephanie Washington; Mike Czyzyk; Mark Schwedes; Dusty McNichol, Star Ledger; Brian Volz, NJEA; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Daniel Edwards; Anthony Mangan; Stephen Hunter, attorney; Steven Kramer; David Nash, attorney



Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of January 4, 2007 - Approved

Finance

A-1
Trial Balance as of September 30, 2006 - Approved
A-2
Common Pension Fund D as of September 30, 2006 - Approved
A-3
Common Pension Fund A as of November 30, 2006 - Approved
A-4
Common Pension Fund B as of November 30, 2006 - Approved
A-5
Common Pension Fund B Revised as of September 30, 2006 - Approved
A-6
Trial Balance as of October 31, 2006 - Approved

Miscellaneous Issues

B-12 The Open Public Meetings Act - Adopted Resolution A and B

Retirement and Death Lists

C-12 Chapter 221 List for January 4, 2007 - Approved
C-2= Return to Employment - Approved
C-3= Retirement List - Approved
C-4=

Active and Retired Death List as of January 29, 2007 - Approved

C-5= Chapter 221 - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

D-1

Monthly OD Grid w/Supplement - Approved (Sally Tarneck #358324 was removed from the grid as she changed her retirement type from Ordinary Disability to Early)

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Albano, Edward Sr.

01/07

A

Jersey City Public Schools 

Chance, Cynthia

10/06

B

Bridgeton BOE

Davies, Geraldine

09/06

5

Camden City BOE

Jani, Pushpa

01/07

C

Jersey City Public Schools

Jones, Nancy

07/07

D

Lenape Regional HS District

Zane, Gail

01/07

2

Collingswood Borough BOE

Total = 6

D-2
deTorres, Liliam - Hillside BOE - Effective September 1, 2006 - Maximum Option - Tabled for re-exam in 3 months

Accidental Disability

None

 



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+
Edwards, Daniel - Camden BOE - Honorable Service - Postponed to allow attorney an opportunity to be present
F-2
Cook, David - Florence Twp. BOE - Honorable Service - Postponed to obtain additional information from member and employer
F-3+
Mangan, Anthony - Holmdel Twp. BOE - Honorable Service - Resubmission - Forfeit salary only from 1999/2000 school year through termination of employment; Retroactive to effective date of retirement (Vote: 5:1; Trustee Beaver: Nae)  (Retirement Bureau)
F-4+
Kramer, Steven - Montville Twp. BOE - Request to continue the processing of Early Retirement application - Denied request to process application pending resolution of all litigation
F-5
Salamone, Benedict - Bloomfield BOE - Request to change retirement date - Denied change of retirement date; Denied request to refund retirement benefits paid

Hearing Decisions

None
   

Hearing Requests

H-1 Bedell, Susan - Keansburg BOE - Appeals the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability - Approved
H-2

Carlino, Anne - East Rutherford BOE - Appeals the Board's decision to deny Ordinary Disability - Approved

H-3 Hermalyn, Roy - Bergen County Vocational School - Appeals the Board's decision to suspend Mr. Hermalyn's retirement allowance pending the outcome of his indictment - Denied
H-4 Bayard, Bernard - City of East Orange BOE - Appeals the Board's decision to deny Ordinary Disability - Approved

Active Membership Issues

J-1
Harris, Richard - Hunterdon Central Regional High School - Creditable Salary - Denied (Trustee Testa abstained)

Death Claim Issues

 

None

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decision regarding Robert C. McKenzie PERS - Noted
L-2
Appellate Division Decision regarding Deborah McCauley PERS - Noted
L-3
Wire Transfer - Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14300 for December 2006 - Noted
L-4 Wire Transfers - Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 for December 2006 - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on March 1, 2007.

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