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This is the preliminary pre-agenda for the upcoming meeting of the Board. Items, particularly cases regarding Ordinary Disability, may be added after this posting to the Web site. This is intended for informational purposes only and may vary slightly from the final agenda that is presented to the Board of Trustees on the day of their meeting.

Although the agenda indicates the order that the Board will conduct business, please be advised that in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act and McGovern v. Rutgers, 2011N.J.Super. LEXIS32 (App. Div. February 18, 2011), the items scheduled for closed session will be addressed after all open session items are completed, unless special circumstances apply.

POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
MAY 5, 2014
ORDER OF BUSINESS

IF A MEMBER OR REPRESENTATIVE OF A MEMBER PLANS ON ATTENDING THE MEETING, PLEASE CONTACT OUR STAFF AT (609) 777- 4138 PRIOR TO THE MEETING DATE IN ORDER THAT YOUR ATTENDANCE MAY BE NOTED.

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.


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order:  

Adjourned:  

Roll Call:

 


Absent:  

Also Present:  


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of April 14, 2014

Minutes from the meeting of April 14, 2014
Executive Session Minutes


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

None
   

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 Wengerter, Edward
North Hudson Reg Fire
Rescue
9/1/2012 1.) Honorable Service
2.) Ordinary Disability
D-2 Monthly OD Grid      



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Jordan, Denise
Mercer County 12/1/2013 12/2/2012  

E-2

Frett, Jeffrey

City of Camden 1/1/2011 9/27/2008 1.) Honorable Service
2.) Accidental Disability

E-3

Arriaga, Edwin
City of Plainfield 6/1/2014 6/13/2012  

E-4

Molina, Armando
West New York Town 7/1/2013 1/5/2012  

E-5

O'Neil, John
Independence Twp. 5/1/2014 6/23/2013  

E-6

Spreng, Jeffrey
Winslow Township 12/1/2013 3/12/2012  


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

  None
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Wood, John - Corrections Bayside State Prison - Hearing Withdrawals
G-2 Ketcham-Nardone, Kara - Belmar Borough - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's
decision denying salary used in the calculation of retirement allowance. ALJ reversed the
Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits
G-3 Zadroga, Glen - Belleville Township - Initial Decision ALJ upheld
Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
G-4 Martinez, Gerardo - Hammonton Town - Initial Decision ALJ
reversed Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits
G-5 Haspel, James - Madison Borough - Appellate Division Decisions Court upheld
Board's decision of total forfeiture of pension .
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Reed, William - Egg Harbor Township - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
H-2 Caraballo, Jeanice - City of Newark - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
H-3 Stanczak, David - City of Trenton - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
H-4 Balista, Natalie - Pine Beach Borough - Appeals denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
H-5 Gillespie, John - Deptford Township - Appeals the equitable
distribution calculation
H-6 Harrison, Latasha - East Jersey State Prison - Appeals Total
Forfeiture of Pension
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1
Merced, William - Northern State Prison - Purchase
J-2+ Morrison, Wayne - Passaic Valley Sewerage Comm - Request to enroll in
PFRS
J-3 Welsh, John - Passaic County - Request to merge PFRS Accounts
 


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of February 2014
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Jeffrey Clayton vs PERS
L-3 PFRS Report For Month Ending 2/28/14
L-4 Common Pension Fund E as of March 31, 2014
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on June 9, 2014.

(If a member or representative of a member plans on attending the meeting, please contact
our staff at (609) 777- 4138 prior to the meeting date in order that your attendance may be noted.)

 
 
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