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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
MARCH 12, 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 (7K) Deferred Adobe PDF (7K)
Special Adobe PDF (14K) Totals Adobe PDF (7K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:00 AM

Adjourned: 2:20 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Laurel Brennan; Susanne Culliton; 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; Mark Schwedes; Sean Richards; Bryon Marshall, Esq.; Jeffrey Kelly; Wolodymyr Tyschenko, Esq.; Gloria McMillan; Mike Manzo; Stuart Alterman, Esq.; William Schaefer; Rubin Alicea; Mrs. Alicea; Frederick Behnke; Craig Gumpel, Esq.; James Marsala; William Pellettiere; Robert W. Fox, FOP; Jordan Goldberg, Esq.; Jason Player; Glenn Zadroga; Michael Aboosamara

OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of January 24, 2012
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of February 13, 2012
Approved

Executive Session Minutes from February 13, 2012
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1=

Retirement List
Approved



CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 Hires, Walter
City of Atlantic City
   Reinstatement from Disability
Retirement Approved
(Vote: 9-1; Trustee Barrett nae)
D-2 Paszko, Christopher
Borough of Bound Brook
5/1/2011
Tabled for new IME and Honorable Service review
D-3 Monthly OD Grid  
  Chadler, Arnold (Essex Cty)
effective 3/1/12;
McClelland, Kelly (Harrison Twp) effective 1/1/12;
Reilly, Donald (Woodbridge Twp)
effective 12/1/11;
Simpson, Joseph (Union County) effective 12/1/11
Approved
(Trustee Loccke abstained on
Arnold Chadler; Donald Reilly)


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

  

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Reich, Brian

Bergen County
6/1/2011
11/27/2007
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-2

Rosetti, Rocco
Waterford Twp.
3/1/2011
2/20/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary with a one year re-exam
(Vote: 8-2; Trustee Barrett, Loccke nae)

E-3

Irizarry, Wilson
City of Passaic
2/1/2011
9/13/2009
Approved Accidental Disabilty.
Withdraw the matter from OAL.
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-4

(+) Moir, Earl
DEP
9/1/2011
4/16/2010
Denied Accidental Disability, continue collecting Ordinary Disability

E-5

(+) Caruso-Naprawa, Toni
Burlington County
2/1/2008
10/11/2005
Tabled for review by the Audit Section

E-6

Carpenter, Marshelle
Hudson County
9/1/2011
7/1/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Trustee Barrett not present for vote)

E-7

Flowers, Nickey
City of Newark
12/1/2011
2/8/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Hall nae; Trustee Barrett not present for vote)

E-8

Garrett, Marc

City of Newark
3/1/2012
1/15/2009
9/4/2010
Approved
(Trustee Barrett not present for vote)
E-9
Miller, Richard
Borough of Haworth
5/1/2011
3/8/2010
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused; Trustee Barrett not present for vote)

E-10

Perez, William
City of Newark
7/1/2011
6/5/2007
Approved
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Mikutsky nae;
Trustee Barrett not present for vote)

E-11

Vega, Luis
City of Newark
6/1/2011
2/7/2003
Tabled for new IME
E-12 Chapman, Carmen
Borough of Lawnside
1/1/2012
3/3/2005
9/11/2005
8/30/2008
Denied member-in-service
E-13 Lennon, Barry
DOC Albert Wagner Correctional Fac.
9/1/2011
2/14/2003
3/24/2004
Denied Accidental Disability
continue collecting Ordinary Disability
E-14 Darling, Brian
City of Asbury Park
8/1/2010
5/7/2003
8/9/2004
 12/5/2007
8/31/2009
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental Disability continue collecting Ordinary Disability
E-15 (+) Schaefer, William
City of Camden
4/1/2012
10/9/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 7-3; Trustees Barrett; Culliton; Foti nae)
E-16 (+) Zadroga, Glenn
Belleville Twp.
8/1/2011
7/2/2009
Tabled for employer information
(Vote:8-1; Trustee Barrett nae; Trustee Sierchio recused)
E-17 Walker, Anderson
City of Newark
9/1/2011
5/25/2008 11/2/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-18 (+) Player, Jason
Washington Twp.
3/1/2012
7/21/2009
Approved
E-19 (+) Aboosamara, Michael
Warren Twp.
4/1/2012
12/20/2010
Approved with a one year re-exam
NOTE: Retirements will verify pay scale
(Vote: 8-2; Trustees Barrett, Foti nae)
E-20 (+) Alicea, Rubin
City of Camden
3/1/2012
10/31/2008
Approved with a one year re-exam
E-21 (+) Behnke, Frederick
Hillside Twp.
2/1/2012
3/26/2011
Approved
E-22 Fornarotto, Jeffrey
Brick Twp.
4/1/2012
7/24/2010
Approved
E-23 Froberg, Jason
Beachwood Borough
2/1/2012
6/24/2010
Approved
E-24 (+) Marsala, James
Garden State Correctional Facility
12/1/2011
8/11/2010
Approved
(Vote: 9-1; Trustee Culliton nae)
E-25 Stahl, Roger
Lodi Borough
12/1/2011
5/31/2010
Tabled for clarification from the IME.
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-26 Mendoza-Thongvichith, Elsie
Jersey City
11/1/2011
3/4/2004 5/3/2007
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-27 Richardson, Jason
Northern State Prison
7/1/2011
11/10/2009
Approved
E-28 Vandergraft, Vaughn
Voorhees Fire District
12/1/2011
7/20/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-29 Wise, Tonja
State Parole Board
11/1/2011
4/6/2010
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+
Gaetano, Francesco - Franklin Twp. - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary from December 1, 2009 until the end of employment.
(Vote: 7-3; Trustees Postorino, Hall, Barrett nae) (Retirement Bureau)
F-2+
Mitchell, Delores - East Jersey State Prison -
Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of service and salary from May 1, 2008 until the end
of employment (Retirement Bureau)
F-3
Iossa, Peter - Madison Borough - Settlement Agreement
Tabled for Honorable Service review. (Trustee Mikutsky recused)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Hundemann, Wayne - Carteret Boro. - Initial Decision ALJ upheld
the Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Remanded to OAL for clarification pursuant to the DAG's request.
G-2
Cologna, Fabio - Franklin Township - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's
decision and denied reinstatment of the former PFRS account
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted exceptions and reply to exceptions
G-3
Bellanca, Anthony - East Jersey State Prison - Initial Decision The ALJ upheld the Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted exceptions and reply to exceptions
G-4
Karasik, William - Sparta Twp. - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-5
Monto, Arthur - Sparta Twp. - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Hawkins, Eldridge - West Orange Twp. - Appeals the denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Denied reconsideration and Approved OAL Hearing
H-2
Sisti, Kathleen - Aberdeen Township - Appeals the denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Denied reconsideration and Approved OAL Hearing
H-3
Appleton, Ann Marie - Hudson County - Appeals the denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-4
Bunalski, John - Irvington Township - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing (Vote: 9-1; Trustee Loccke nae)
H-5+
Richards, Sean - Winslow Township - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
1) Reconsideration
2) OAL Hearing Request
Tabled for clarification from the Division regarding MBOS
H-6
Carlo, William - Human Services - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-7+
Kelly, Jeffrey - Irvington Twp. - Appeals the denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
1) Reconsideration - Approved
2.) Accidental Disability - Approved (Vote: 6-4; Trustees Leake; Loccke; Mikutsky; Culliton
nae) (Retirement Bureau)
H-8
Parker, Evadell - Dept. of Corrections - Appeals the denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
   

OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+

McMillan, Gloria - Paterson City - Purchase Request
Tabled per the member's request to obtain further documentation

   


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Common Pension Fund B as of December 31, 2011
Noted
L-2
Common Pension Fund E as of December 31, 2011
Noted
L-3
Trial Balance as of December 31, 2011
Noted
L-4 Appellate Division Decisions Bruce Spieker v. PERS Board of Trustees
Noted
L-5 Dismissal of charges for Michael Manzo
Denied request to rescind retirement (Trustee Barrett abstained)
L-6 Wire Transfers as of February 23, 2012
Noted
L-7 PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos
Noted
L-8= New Jersey State Investment Council 2011 Annual Report
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on April 9, 2012.

 
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