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MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS 


REGULAR MEETING 
OF THE 

RETIREMENT BOARD OF THE POLICEMEN'S 
ANNUITY & BENEFIT FUND 
HELD 


FRIDAY DECEMBER 19, 2014 



The regular meeting of the Retirement Board of the Policemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund was 
held December 19, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at the office of the Fund, 221 N. LaSalle Street, Room 
1626, Chicago, Illinois for the consideration of applications and bills, and for other such matters 
that came before the Board. The contents of this meeting were transcribed by Esquire 
Communications, Ltd. Court Reporters and are made a part of the record. 

PRESENT : Trustees Avila, Flauser, Lappe, Maloney, Scott, Wright.6. 

ABSENT : Trustee Flamburger, Summers.2. 

PRESIDING : President Hauser 

Trustee Hauser called the meeting to order. 

Trustee Hauser called for a motion on the minutes from the regular Board of Trustee meeting held 
November 25, 2014. Motion was made by Trustee Wright, seconded by Trustee Lappe, that the 
Board approve the minutes from the regular meeting held November 25, 2014. 

ROLL CALL 

For: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Wright 5. 

Absent: Hamburger, Scott, Summers 3. 

Against: 0. 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS. 

Nomination made by Trustee Maloney of Kenneth Hauser for the position of President, seconded 
by Trustee Wright. 

No other nominations were made. 

VOTE on the nomination. 

ROLL CALL 

For: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Wright 5. 

Absent: Hamburger, Scott, Summers 3. 

Against: 0. 

Nomination made by Trustee Hauser, of Brian Wright for the position of Vice President, 
seconded by Trustee Maloney. 

No other nominations were made. 

VOTE on the nomination. 

ROLL CALL 

For: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Wright 5. 

Absent: Hamburger, Scott, Summers 3. 

Against: 0. 

Nomination made by Trustee Hauser of James Maloney for the position of Secretary, seconded 
by Trustee Wright. 

No other nominations were made. 

VOTE on the nomination. 

ROLL CALL 

For: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Wright 5. 

Absent: Hamburger, Scott, Summers 3. 

Against: 0. 



MINUTES CONTINUED 
December 19, 2014 
Page 2. 

Next on the agenda was the consideration of applications and bills, and other such matters that 
came before the Board. 

PAGE NO. REFERENCE 

1-6 Incurred Expenses for the Month of December 2014. 

It was moved by Trustee Hauser, seconded by Trustee Wright that the Board approve the 
Obligations as detailed on pages 1 through 6. 

ROLL CALL 

For: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Wright 5. 

Absent: Hamburger, Scott, Summers 3. 

Against: 0. 

7-10 Refunds of Contributions; Withdrawal of Service and Widow’s Annuity 

Accumulations. 

It was moved by Trustee Hauser, seconded by Trustee Lappe that the Board approve the Refunds 
as detailed on pages 7 through 10. 

ROLL CALL 

For: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Wright 5. 

Absent: Hamburger, Scott, Summers 3. 

Against: 0. 

11 Refunds to Heirs of Deceased Annuitants. 

It was moved by Trustee Hauser, seconded by Trustee Wright that the Board approve the Refunds 
as detailed on page 11. 

ROLL CALL 

For: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Wright 5. 

Absent: Hamburger, Scott, Summers 3. 

Against: 0. 

12 Refund of Unused Annuity Accumulations. 

It was moved by Trustee Lappe, seconded by Trustee Wright that the Board approve the Refund 
as detailed on page 12. 

ROLL CALL 

For: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Wright 5. 

Absent: Hamburger, Scott, Summers 3. 

Against: 0. 

13 Refund of Annual Increase Contributions [less than 20 years of service] 

It was moved by Trustee Lappe, seconded by Trustee Wright that the Board approve the Refund 
as detailed on page 13. 

ROLL CALL 

For: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Wright 5. 

Absent: Hamburger, Scott, Summers 3. 

Against: 0. 



MINUTES CONTINUED 
December 19, 2014 
Page 3. 

PAGE NO. REFERENCE 

14-16 Annuities to Retired Employees (summary pg. 17) 

It was moved by Trustee Hauser, seconded by Trustee Wright that the Board approve the 
Annuities as detailed on pages 14 through 16. 

ROLL CALL 

For: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Wright 5. 

Absent: Hamburger, Scott, Summers 3. 

Against: 0. 

18 Annuities to Widows (summary pg. 19) 

It was moved by Trustee Hauser, seconded by Trustee Wright that the Board approve the 
Annuities to Widows as detailed on page 18. 

ROLL CALL 

For: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Wright 5. 

Absent: Hamburger, Scott, Summers 3. 

Against: 0. 

20-21 Occupational/Duty Disability Benefit Claims 

a) Acosta, Mario A. 

Based on the medical reports, it was moved by Trustee Wright, seconded by Trustee Hauser that 
the Board defer all disability benefits for Mario A. Acosta, pending a full hearing on his claim. 

ROLL CALL 

For: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Wright 5. 

Absent: Hamburger, Scott, Summers 3. 

Against: 0. 

b) Alesia, Michael J. 

Based on the medical reports, it was moved by Trustee Wright, seconded by Trustee Hauser that 
the Board move to grant the officer, subject to a full evidentiary hearing, ordinary disability 
benefits without prejudice with the understanding that the Board reserves the right prior to such 
hearing to revisit and terminate that benefit if deemed warranted. 

ROLL CALL 

For: Avila, Hauser, Maloney, Wright 4. 

Absent: Hamburger, Scott, Summers 3. 

Against: Lappe 1. 

c) Hauser, Daniel G. 

Based on the medical reports, it was moved by Trustee Lappe, seconded by Trustee Avila that the 
Board defer all disability benefits for Daniel Hauser, pending a full hearing on his claim. 

ROLL CALL 

For: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney 4. 

Absent: Hamburger, Scott, Summers 3. 

Against: Wright 1. 

d) Rosenthal, Daniel A. 

Based on the medical reports, it was moved by Trustee Wright, seconded by Trustee Lappe that 
the Board move to grant the officer, subject to a full evidentiary hearing, ordinary disability 
benefits without prejudice with the understanding that the Board reserves the right prior to such 
hearing to revisit and terminate that benefit if deemed warranted. 

ROLL CALL 

For: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Wright 5. 

Absent: Hamburger, Scott, Summers 3. 

Against: 0. 



MINUTES CONTINUED 
December 19, 2014 
Page 4. 

PAGE NO. REFERENCE 

20-21 Occupationa 1/Duty Disability Benefit Claims 

e) Nemeth, Laura 

Based on the medical reports, it was moved by Trustee Hauser, seconded by Trustee Wright that 
the Board move to grant the officer, subject to a full evidentiary hearing, ordinary disability 
benefits without prejudice with the understanding that the Board reserves the right prior to such 
hearing to revisit and terminate that benefit if deemed warranted. 

ROLL CALL 

For: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Wright 5. 

Absent: Hamburger, Scott, Summers 3. 

Against: 0. 

22 - 23 Payments of Death Benefits [Summary pg. 24] 

It was moved by Trustee Hauser, seconded by Trustee Avila that the Board approve the Death 
Benefits as detailed on pages 22 and 23. 

ROLL CALL 

For: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Wright 5. 

Absent: Hamburger, Scott, Summers 3. 

Against: 0. 

NOTE: Trustee Scott entered the proceedings. 

MISCELLANEOUS 

25 PETITIONS FOR PENSION CREDIT FOR PRIOR COOK COUNTY 
SERVICE UNDER 5-214 (C) 

Documentation verified, it was moved by Trustee Wright, seconded by Trustee Scott that the 
Board approve the prior Cook County service petitions as detailed on page 25. 

ROLL CALL 

For: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Scott, Wright 6. 

Absent: Hamburger, Summers 2. 

Against: 0. 

26 PETITIONS FOR PENSION CREDIT FOR PRIOR MILITARY 
SERVICE UNDER 5-214.3 

Documentation verified, it was moved by Trustee Scott, seconded by Trustee Wright that the 
Board approve the prior military sendee petitions as detailed on page 26. 

ROLL CALL 

For: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Scott, Wright 6. 

Absent: Hamburger, Summers 2. 

Against: 0. 

It was moved by Trustee Lappe, seconded by Trustee Scott, that the Board go into Executive 
session per 2 (c) (11). 

ROLL CALL 

For: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Scott, Wright 6. 

Absent: Hamburger, Summers 2. 

Against: 0. 



MINUTES CONTINUED 
December 19, 2014 
Page 5. 

PAGE NO. REFERENCE 

It was moved by Trustee Lappe, seconded by Trustee Wright, that the Board exit the Executive 
Session. 

ROLL CALL 

For: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Scott, Wright 6. 

Absent: Hamburger, Summers 2. 

Against: 0. 

HEARINGS 

27-30 DUTY DISABILITY STATUS REVIEWS 

Benigno, Lisa M, 

Lisa Benigo appeared before the Board, without counsel, on her duty disability benefit status 
review. Ms. Benigo submitted a letter from attorney Thomas P. Cameron, who will be 
representing her, however, is not available for this hearing and has requested a continuance to 
February 2015. 

After reviewing the request submitted, it was moved by Trustee Wright, seconded by Trustee 
Maloney that the Board grant a one-month continuance to Lisa Benigno. 

ROLL CALL 

For: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Scott, Wright 6. 

Absent: Hamburger, Summers 2. 

Against: 0. 

English, Declan J. 

Declan English appeared before the Board, with counsel, on his disability status review. Mr. 
English’s counsel has requested a continuance to the January 2015 Board meeting. 

It was moved by Trustee Scott, seconded by Trustee Wright, that the Board grant the request for a 
continuance to January 2015. 

ROLL CALL 

For: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Scott, Wright 6. 

Absent: Hamburger, Summers 2. 

Against: 0. 

Foley, Kathleen 

Kathleen Foley appeared before the Board, without counsel, on her disability status review. Due 
to the fact that personnel from the medical section of the Chicago Police Department were absent 
and unable to provide testimony in this matter, and Ms. Foley’s upcoming scheduled surgery, it 
was moved by Trustee Wright, seconded by Trustee Maloney, that the Board grant a continuance 
until further notice. 

ROLL CALL 

For: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Scott, Wright 6. 

Absent: Hamburger, Summers 2. 

Against: 0. 

Murphy Webb, Margaret 

Margaret Murphy Webb appeared before the Board, without counsel, on her disability status 
review. Due to the fact that personnel from the medical section of the Chicago Police 
Department were absent and unable to provide testimony in this matter, it was moved by Trustee 
Wright, seconded by Trustee Scott, that the Board grant a 60- day continuance until February 
2015. 

ROLL CALL 

For: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Scott, Wright 6. 

Absent: Hamburger, Summers 2. 

Against: 0. 



MINUTES CONTINUED 
December 19, 2014 
Page 6. 

Officer Miro Kuprianczyk was awarded a duty disability benefit on April 29, 2008 in 
regards to a left hand injury received while in the performance of an Act of Duty on 
August 15, 2006. On December 18, 2014, this officer submitted to the Pension Fund a 
medical report dated December 15, 2014, which states in part ‘Miro is able to secure his 
weapon and his current health status is at maximum improvement. Miro should be 
reassessed for lull duty. Miro may return to full duty as of January 2, 2015.” 

After reviewing the report submitted, it was moved by Trustee Lappe, seconded by Trustee 
Maloney that the Board accept the medical report submitted and terminate Officer Kuprianczyk’s 
duty disability benefits effective January 31, 2015. 

ROLL CALL 

For: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Scott, Wright 6. 

Absent: Hamburger, Summers 2. 

Against: 0. 

President Hauser called for the Board to adopt the Orders as submitted by Fund counsel, 

Mr. Kugler, as Follows: 

Thomas Davis It was moved by Trustee Wright, seconded by Trustee Maloney, that the 
Board approve the Order as submitted on Thomas Davis, of the Board decision entered 
at the status review hearing previously conducted. 

ROLL CALL 

For: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Scott, Wright 6. 

Absent: Hamburger, Summers 2. 

Against: 0. 

Harold Jenkins It was moved by Trustee Wright, seconded by Trustee Maloney, that the 
Board approve the Order as submitted on Harold Jenkins, of the Board decision entered 
at the status review hearing previously conducted. 

ROLL CALL 

For: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Scott, Wright 6. 

Absent: Hamburger, Summers 2. 

Against: 0. 

Joseph R. Lamb 

It was moved by Trustee Lappe, seconded by Trustee Wright, that the Board approve the 
Order as submitted on Joseph R. Lamb, of the Board decision entered at the status review 
hearing previously heard. 

ROLL CALL 

For: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Scott, Wright 6. 

Absent: Hamburger, Summers 2. 

Against: 0. 


The Executive Director discussed with the Board of Trustees various matters pending review 
and/or Board approval. 



MINUTES CONTINUED 
December 19, 2014 
Page 7. 

Staff requires approval for additional medical testing on disability recipients Tim O’Brien and 
Greta Wilson. 

It was moved by Trustee Wright, seconded by Trustee Scott, that the Board approve an IME for 
disability recipient Tim O’Brien. 

ROLL CALL 

Lor: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Scott, Wright 6. 

Absent: Hamburger, Summers 2. 

Against: 0. 

It was moved by Trustee Wright, seconded by Trustee Scott, that the Board approve an IME for 
disability recipient Greta Wilson. 

ROLL CALL 

Lor: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Scott, Wright 6. 

Absent: Hamburger, Summers 2. 

Against: 0. 

A disability matter concerning disability recipient William Lerch was reviewed. Robert 
Crawford of Lund staff provided testimony concerning a medical report submitted concerning 
Mr. Lerch’s return to active duty with the Chicago Police Department. 

It was moved by Trustee Wright, seconded by Trustee Lappe, that the Board set this for a future 
status hearing. 

ROLL CALL 

Lor: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Scott, Wright 6. 

Absent: Hamburger, Summers 2. 

Against: 0. 

Executive Director Tuczak informed the Board of receipt of a letter from the Office of the Mayor, 
which appoints Kurt A. Summers, Jr. as a Trustee of the Retirement Board of the Policemen’s 
Annuity & Benefit Lund effective immediately and term expiring November 30, 2016. 

The Executive Director discussed with the Board of Trustees the proposed Board meeting dates 
for 2015; the CIO job description for posting on a hiring website; and upcoming conferences. 

It was moved by Trustee Scott, seconded by Trustee Wright, that the Board approve attendance 
for any Trustee at the healthcare symposium legislative conference, held in Washington, D.C.. 
ROLL CALL 

Lor: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Scott, Wright 6. 

Absent: Hamburger, Summers 2. 

Against: 0. 

It was moved by Trustee Scott, seconded by Trustee Wright, that the Board approve attendance 
for any Trustee at the 2015 IPPFA annual conference, held in Peoria, Illinois 

ROLL CALL 

Lor: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Scott, Wright 6. 

Absent: Hamburger, Summers 2. 

Against: 0. 



MINUTES CONTINUED 
December 19, 2014 
Page 8. 

It was moved by Trustee Scott, seconded by Trustee Wright, that the Board go into Executive 
session relating to employee and personnel matters 

ROLL CALL 

Lor: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Scott, Wright 6. 

Absent: Hamburger, Summers 2. 

Against: 0. 

It was moved by Trustee Scott, seconded by Trustee Wright, that the Board exit the Executive 
Session. 

ROLL CALL 

Lor: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Scott, Wright 6. 

Absent: Hamburger, Summers 2. 

Against: 0. 

The Operating Budget for 2015 was presented for approval. It was moved by Trustee Scott, 
seconded by Trustee Wright, that the Board approve the Operating Budget for 2015 as submitted 
with two amendments; 1) In the office salary line to include a position and associated healthcare 
benefit costs, salaried at $55,000 and corresponding benefits for the creation of the position of 
“In-House Legal Support”, effective immediately; 2)Increase the allocation for professional dues 
and compliance fees for various human resource related issues that may arise-raise to $20,000. 
ROLL CALL 

Lor: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Scott, Wright 6. 

Absent: Hamburger, Summers 2. 

Against: 0. 

President Hauser appointed a personnel committee of two, James Maloney and Carol Hamburger, 
to create an overview policy of the Lund’s three staff employees, the Executive Director; CIO; 
and Board Attorney. 

Added by Trustee Scott; 

This is for the purpose of making sure that there is a track record of performance for the three 
positions, with direct reports to the Board of Trustees. 

It was moved by Trustee Wright, seconded by Trustee Scott, that the Board agree to appoint the 
committee as a detailed. 

ROLL CALL 

Lor: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Scott, Wright 6. 

Absent: Hamburger, Summers 2. 

Against: 0. 

All business concluded for this date, December 19, 2014, it was moved by Trustee Scott, 
seconded bv Trustee Lappe that this meeting be adjourned. 

ROLL CALL 

Lor: Avila, Hauser, Lappe, Maloney, Scott, Wright 6. 

Absent: Hamburger, Summers 2. 

Against: 0.