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POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
MARCH 10, 2014
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 2014 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 12, 2013.

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: 10:02 AM

Adjourned: 2:30 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Tim Colacci; Susanne Culliton; Vince Foti; Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Mike Postorino; John Sierchio


Absent: Laurel Brennan

Also Present: DAG Danielle Schimmel; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; John Megariotis; Aaron Shapiro, Buck Consultants; Fred Quinn, Buck Consultants; Florence Sheppard; Henry Matwiejewicz; Pat Colligan; Robert Fox, FOP Sue Grant;Kristin Bell; Marc Greenfield; Tim McMullen; Cheryl Chianese; Trooper Johnson; Luann Barnett; Mark Schwedes; Chris Santorelli; Mike Czyzyk; Wolodymyr Tyshchenko, Esq.; James Morrison; Rene Rivera; John Feeley, Esq.; Natalie Balista; Brian Townsend; Steven Kossup, Esq.; Christopher Gray, Esq.; Joseph Schwantes; Jose Velazquez; Michelle Williams; Eric Williams; Cesar Santos; Craig Gumpel, Esq.; Latasha Harrison (via telecom)


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of February 10, 2014
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of February 10, 2014
Approved Executive Session Minutes


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1+ Buck Consultants - Actuary Valuation Report
Adopted report contingent upon responses to Trustee Barrett's questions by Buck
Consultants. (Vote: 8-1; Trustee Barrett nae)
   


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 Townsend, Brian
City of Asbury Park
8/1/2012
Reinstatement from Disability
Approved
D-2 Romano, Phillip

Dunellen Borough
6/1/2013
Denied Ordinary, Withdrawal only
D-4 Monthly OD Grid     Approved Barnable, Patrick;
Northern State Prison; effective
December 1, 2013
Cox, Reginald; Hudson County;
effective June 1, 2014
Figueroa, Michael; JJC; effective
November 1, 2013
Mahon, Nicole; State Parole Board;
effective March 1, 2014
Simpson, William; Brigantine City;
effective February 1, 2014



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

(+) Sheppard, Ras
City of Newark
12/1/2013
7/7/2012
Approved with a two year reevaluation

E-2

Eubanks, Joseph
Mantua Township
3/1/2011
8/11/2010
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only Case remains in the OAL.

E-3

Carneiro, Jean Louis
Harrison Town
3/1/2014
4/26/2013
Approved

E-4

(+) Schwantes, Joseph
Human Services Police
11/1/2013
1/25/2013
Approved

E-5

Sulllivan, Dorothy
Jersey City
4/1/2014
12/1/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-6

Floriani, John
North Bergen Township
10/1/2013
9/1/2012
Approved Accidental Disability with one year re-evaluation

E-7

Jamison, Ronald
Corrections Bayside State Prison
3/1/2013
3/28/2011
Reconsidered and Approved Accidental Disability with a two year re-evaluation. Withdraw case from OAL.

E-8

(+) Velazquez, Jose
City of Camden
1/1/2013
12/4/2004
Request to file for Accidental Disability Denied

E-9

Gallagher, Ronald
Jersey City
1/1/2014
3/10/2011
Approved
E-10 Caraballo, Jeanice
City of Newark
5/1/2014
11/19/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-11 (+) Williams, Michele
Union County
8/1/2013
7/20/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Special
E-12 Sharp, William
North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue
5/1/2013
5/30/2009
Approved with a two year reevaluation
(Vote: 7-1; Trustee Loccke nae; Trustee Colacci recused)
E-13 (+) Wolfe, Scott
Passaic County
3/1/2014
5/26/2013
Approved with a two year reevaluation
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-14 Santos, Cesar
City of Passaic
3/1/2014
8/10/2012
Approved
E-15 (+) Balista, Natalie
Pine Beach Borough
6/1/2013
3/17/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Barrett nae)
E-16 (+) Balistsky, Fred
Mountainview Youth Correction Facility
6/1/2013
3/18/2009
7/9/2010 3/12/2013
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary Disability. (Member is disabled but not due to any one of the incidents listed.)
E-17 Frucci III, John
Essex County
8/1/2013
9/11/2001
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-18 Reed, William
Egg Harbor Township
6/1/2013
4/23/2012
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Harrison, Latasha - East Jersey State Prison -
Honorable Service - Total Forfeiture
Motion to seek reimbursement for overpayment of pension - Approved
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Tiernan, James - Juv. Justice Comm./NJ Train SC - ALJ's
Response on Remanded OAL case
Accepted and adopted ALJ's decision denying Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
G-2 Norman, Donald - Morris County - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-3 Bernotas, Gerald - Wharton Borough - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4 Politza, George - Harrison Township - Appellate Division
Decisions Court upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement
benefits
Noted
G-5 Nagy, Travis - Middlesex County - Initial Decision ALJ upheld
Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted the exceptions
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Gillespie, John - Deptford Township - Appeals the Board's
decision to affirm the Division's calculation of the equitable distribution amount
Tabled for clarification of legal representation
H-2 Reyes, Isidoro - City of Camden - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3 Crespo, Elizabeth - City of Passaic - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-4 Hoskins, Erayna - City of Camden - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-5 Toussaint, Michele - Dept. Of Corrections Vroom-Jones Farm -
Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1
Vecchiarelli, Michael - Tenafly Borough - Request to purchase
Denied. The member is eligible to purchase service credit pending withdraw or rollover of
funds from the FERS. (Trustees Hall, Loccke recused)
J-2+
Morrison, Wayne - Passaic Valley Sewerage Comm - Request to enroll in PFRS
Tabled per attorney's request to submit additional information.
J-3+
Rivera, Rene - City of Passaic - Request for Interfund Transfer
Approved (Enrollment Bureau to refund PERS contributions from August 1, 2011 through
June 30, 2012 and process Interfund Transfer from PERS to PFRS)
 


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund A as of December 31, 2013
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund B as of December 31, 2013
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund D as of December 31, 2013
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund E as of December 31, 2013
Noted
L-5 New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency Police and Fire Retirement System
Mortgage Loan Program Term Sheet
Noted
L-6 2013 Annual Report New Jersey Investment Council for Fiscal Calendar year 2013
Noted
L-7 New Jersey Division of Investment Director's Report January 22, 2014 State Investment
Council Meeting
Noted
L-8 New Jersey Division Of Investment January 22, 2014 State Investment Council Annual
Meeting Asset Allocation Presentation
Noted
L-9= Case Updates
Noted
   
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on April 14, 2014.

 

 
 
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