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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
JULY 14, 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 June 9, 2014


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1 Police and Firemen's Retirement System List Of Officers (N.J.A.C. 17:4-1.3 Fiscal Year
2015 Beginning July 1, 2014-Ending June 30, 2015
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

None
   

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 Monthly OD Grid     Carlin, David; Evesham Township;
effective 5/1/14
Dorsi, Nicholas Jr.; Essex County;
effective 2/1/14
Elllicott, Kevin; Medford Township;
effective 1/1/13
Febles, Luis; Passaic City; effective
4/1/14
Sanzari, Robert; Bergen County;
effective 8/1/14



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Viola, Alessandra

City of Hackensack 3/1/2012 10/9/2008
10/22/2009
9/9/2010
1/27/2011
1.) Honorable Service
2.) Accidental Disability

E-2

Sanchez, Gustavo
Middlesex County 7/1/2013 6/20/2011 1.) Honorable Service
2.) Accidental Disability

E-3

Barnes, Paul
Riverside Township 4/1/2014 1/9/2013  

E-4

Kownatsky, Ross
Mount Laurel Fire
District #1
7/1/2014 10/30/2013  

E-5

Frazier, Calvin
City of Newark 12/1/2013 6/14/2013 1.) Honorable Service
2.) Accidental Disability

E-6

Deramus, Alonzo
Essex County 11/1/2013 7/29/2013  

E-7

Cox, Andrew
Elizabeth City 3/1/2014 8/10/2010  

E-8

Kurinzi, Michael
Elizabeth City 7/1/2014 6/24/2006
12/7/2010
8/19/2012
 

E-9

Lehman, Davin

Township of
Bloomfield
3/1/2013 10/23/2011
4/1/2012
Reconsideration of an OAL case

E-10

Ladson, Rahkeem
City of Passaic 6/1/2014 3/9/2013 Involuntary

E-11

Jeffress, Robert
Passaic County 2/1/2014 5/7/2012  

E-12

Johnson, James

Camden City 12/1/2011 12/20/2009 Reconsideration of an OAL case

E-13

Parlapiano, John

Salem County 1/1/2005 4/22/1990 Reconsideration of an OAL case

E-14

Mogul, Adam
Ocean Township 4/1/2014 3/3/2011  

E-15

Drelich, Gregory
City of Garfield 4/1/2014 10/6/2012  

E-16

Carchia, Antony

Edna Mahon
Correctional Facility
12/1/2012 9/15/2012 Resubmission

E-17

Smith, Bryan
Haledon Borough 7/1/2014 10/21/2010  

E-18

Catania, Marco
Passaic County 8/1/2014 9/10/2013  

E-19

Simon, Timothy
City of Perth Amboy 3/1/2014 3/26/2013  

E-20

Thongvichith-Mendoza, Elsie

Jersey City 11/1/2011 3/4/2004
5/3/2007
Reconsideration

E-21

Palumbo, Gene
City of Trenton 7/1/2014 5/14/2012  

E-22

Hammond, Donald
Dover Town 8/1/2014 8/13/2013  

E-23

Toops, Adam
Montclair Twp 3/1/2014 7/22/2009  

E-24

Loughlin, William
Jersey City 4/1/2014 1/24/2012  
E-25 Longo, Jason
City of Passaic 5/1/2014 1/21/2012  


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Lucarelli, Paul - Middlesex County -
1.) Honorable Service
2.) Service Retirement
F-2 DiBiasi, Darrin - Middlesex County - Honorable Service
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 DeVega, Herbert - NJ Institute of Technology - Initial Decision ALJ
reversed Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
G-2 Melendez, Sweeney - City of Paterson - Initial Decision ALJ
reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
G-3 Medina, Noemi - City of Newark - Hearing Withdrawals
G-4 Mott, Dennis - Bernards Township - Settlement Proposal
G-5 Felice, Joseph - South Woods Prison - Appellate Division
Decisions Court upheld Board's decision denying Accidental Disability retirement benefits
G-6 Abdunafi, Rashid - East Jersey State Prison - Initial Decision ALJ
upheld Board's decision denying Accidental Disability retirement benefits; Exceptions
G-7 Munoz, Guadalope - Perth Amboy City - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's
decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Oneil, John - Independence Township - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
H-2 Alvarez, Scott - Irvington Township - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
H-3 Sharif, Rasul - Essex County -
1.) Reconsideration
2.) Appeal filed beyond 45 days
H-4 Wengerter, Edward - North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue -
1.) Reconsideration
2.) Hearing Request
H-5 Balista, Natalie - Pine Beach Borough -
1.) Reconsideration
2.) OAL Appeal
H-6 Welsh, John - Passaic County - Appeals denial to continue PFRS membership
under former PFRS account
H-7 Parker, Joseph - Stafford Township - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

None
 


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Martin Barnes vs PERS
L-2 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of April, 2014
L-3 Common Pension Fund D as of April 30, 2014
L-4 Appellate Division Decisions Patricia Santangelo vs TPAF
L-5 PFRS Trustees responsible to make motions for the Board Meetings effective July 2014.
L-6 PFRS Report for Month Ending 4/30/14
L-7 Common Pension Fund E as of May 31, 2014
L-8 Common Pension Fund D as of May 31, 2014
L-9 Trial Balance as of May 31, 2014
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on August 4, 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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