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TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
SEPTEMBER 3, 2009
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 2009 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2008.

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’ website 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 Early Veteran

Deferred Option Changes - none Totals



Called to Order: 10:33 AM

Adjourned: 12:10 PM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Marie Flynn, Martha Liebman, Paul Orihel, Dennis Testa, Susanne Culliton


Absent: Neil Williams

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Marylou Mayoros; Mark Schwedes; Mary Ann Ryan; Alonzo Kittrels; Carl Swanson; Shirley Swanson; Eileen Baker; Robert Schwartz, attorney; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Jim Jameson, NJEA


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of August 06, 2009
Approved (Trustee Testa abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1

TPAF Annual Delegate Convention for 2010
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

C-2 Retirement List
Approved
C-3 Chapter 221
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

.
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Monthly OD Grid ..
..
... Approved (see list below)
D-2 DiBlasi-Domalewski, Heather Keansburg BOE
4/1/2009
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred

Ordinary Disability Grid

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Bali, Elizabeth A

01/10

5

Carlstadt Borough BOE

Balogh, David J

05/09

D

East Brunswick Twp BOE

Cameron, Eileen C

06/09

5

Pennsauken Twp BOE

Ceglio, Carolyn S*

07/09

5

Ramsey Borough BOE

Chmielewski, Cynthia

11/09

5

Robbinsville Twp BOE

DeCarlo, Rosemarie

07/09

5

Morris School District

DeFelice, Joseph

04/09

5

Toms River School Dist

DePaul, Joseph A Jr.

07/09

5

Elizabeth BOE

Hollender, Barbara L

01/10

5

Marlboro Township BOE

McWilliams, Barbara P

10/09

C

South Brunswick BOE

Murman, Bonnie A

07/09

5

Toms River School Dist

Perez-Amoroso, Rosael

07/09

B

Audubon Borough BOE

Raab, Robin S

08/09

5

Logan Township BOE

Ritter, Sharyn D

07/09

C

Trenton City BOE

Ritzel, Rita T

10/09

5

Ventnor City BOE

Roethlin, Maryjane P

07/09

5

Glen Ridge BOE

*(Trustee Testa abstained.)
Total = 16


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 .

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

Decision

E-1

O'Rourke, Kristine
Little Ferry BOE
8/1/2008
C
9/14/2005
Approved
E-2 Odett, Adrienne
Livingston BOE
5/1/2009
C
3/26/2002
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-3 Puzio, Mary Anne
Wharton Boro BOE
7/1/2009
5
2/4/2008
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+

Kittrels, Alonzo - Willingboro Twp. BOE - Purchase Quotation expired
Denied

F-2+
Swanson, Carl - Education Department - Request to change retirement type - Early to Veteran
Denied (Trustee Culliton recused.)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Van Riper, John - Bergen County Vocational School - Remand from Superior Court - Request to postpone
Tabled until October 1, 2009 meeting


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Lowenstein-Mase, Lori - Elizabeth BOE - Appealing salary used in calculation of retirement benefits
Denied
H-2
Thomas, Barbara - Wall Township Bd of Ed - Appeals the Board's decision to rescind prior approval of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Denied


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+

Baker, Eileen - Cinnaminson Twp BOE - Purchase Quotation Expired
Approved (Purchase Bureau) (Vote: 4:2; Nae: Trustees Orihel and Culliton)

Death Claim Issues

K-1 None

OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Board Member Address List update
Noted
L-2
Appellate Division Decisions Barbara Cannella vs. PERS
Noted
L-3
Common Pension Fund A as of April 30, 2009
Noted Request for clarification from James Clemente
L-4
State Investment Council Agenda for Thrusday, July 9, 2009 meeting
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on October 1, 2009.


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