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AGENDA FOR THE SPRINGFIELD RETIREMENT BOARD MEETING
SPRINGFIELD DPW CONFERENCE ROOM
70 TAPLEY STREET, SPRINGFIELD, MA 01104
TO BE HELD ON DECEMBER 1, 2021 AT 5:00 P.M.
Agenda Item #1-Minutes
Vote to consider approving the minutes of the meeting held on November 3, 2021.
Agenda Item #2-Accidental Disability Application-Roberto Rodriguez-Department of Public Works
Vote to consider the acceptance of the application for Accidental Disability benefits submitted by Roberto Rodriguez, and request that PERAC convene a medical panel.
Agenda Item #3-Involuntary Accidental/Ordinary Disability Application-Roberto Matos-Police Department
Vote to consider the responses of the medical panel for Accidental/Ordinary Disability benefits submitted by Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood.
Agenda Item #4-Involuntary Accidental Disability Application-Billy Santiago-Fire Department
Vote to consider the responses of the medical panel for Accidental Disability benefits submitted by Commissioner Bernard Calvi.
Agenda Item #5-Accidental Disability Application-John Tyrell-Park Department
Vote to consider the responses of the medical panel for Accidental Disability benefits submitted by John Tyrell.
Agenda Item #6-Accidental Disability Application-Michael Cross-School Department
Vote to consider the acceptance of the application for Accidental Disability benefits submitted by Michael Cross, and request that PERAC convene a medical panel.
Agenda Item #7- MGL Chapter 32 Section 91A Hearing-Excess Earnings-Henry Douglas/Department of Public Works
Hearing to discuss excess earnings under MGL Chapter 32, Section 91A requested by Henry Douglas.
Agenda Item #8-Superannuations
Vote to consider the acceptance of the following Superannuations:
1. Richard Daigneault, Mechanic I, Springfield Housing Authority with 32 years and 3 months as of 12/17/21.
2. Glenna Ford, BPS Speech Language Assistant, School Department with 30 years and 6 months as of 12/31/21.
3. Michael Goggin, Police Officer, Police Department with 34 years as of 1/3/22.
4. Troy Hufnagel, Police Officer, Police Department with 30 years and 3 months as of 1/2/22.
5. Leslie Labonte, Office Manager, Comptroller’s Office with 34 years and 9 months as of 12/11/21.
6. Pamela Peebles, Executive Director, TJO Animal Control with 12 years and 2 months as of 12/31/31.
7. Michael Rau, Motor Equipment Operator, DPW with 28 years and 6 months as of 1/11/21.
8. Kevin Slaughter, Junior Custodian, Facilities with 17 years and 3 months as of 12/4/21.
Agenda Item #9-Warrants
Vote to reaffirm the approval of the following warrants:
Warrant #65 Refunds in the amount of $154,718.57
Warrant #66 Transfers in the amount of $184,328.86
Warrant #67 Refunds in the amount of $3,341.57
Warrant #68 Expenses in the amount of $266,947.19
Warrant #69 Retirement payroll in the amount of $7,176,586.69
and redemption from the PRIT fund in the amount of $6,000,000.00
Agenda Item #10-Refunds/Transfers to Other Systems
Vote to consider the fifty two (52) requests for refunds and transfers to other systems. The names have been submitted to their particular Department, the Law Department and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.
Agenda Item #11-Redeposit of Refunds and Makeup of Contributions
Vote to consider the redeposit of refunds to:
1. Stephen Roche, Solicitor, Law Department, for the refund from the State Board of Retirement in 1989.
Agenda Item #12-Benefits under Section 12(2)(d)
Vote to accept the election of 12(2)(d) benefits from the beneficiary of Trey Copeland of the Building Department-Deceased
Agenda Item #13-Director’s Report
Amendment to PTG Support and Hosting Agreement
MGL Chapter 32 Section 91A-Excess Earnings/Terminations
Update on 2021 Affidavits - Benefit Verification Forms
PERAC Final approval of Retirement Benefits
Agenda Item #14-Attorney’s Report
Agenda Item #15-Old Business
Agenda Item #16-New Business
F. Y. I.
o #31 Pension Fraud Prevention Campaign
October PRIT Fund Update
Crescendo Ventures-Quarterly Reports
Boston Millennia-Quarterly Reports
Trial Balance, Adjusting Entries, Receipts, Disbursements and General Ledger for the month of October
Treasurer’s Reconciliation for the month of September
Budget Balances as of November
Monthly Transfers for November
Recent Retiree Deaths
Monthly Cash Flow
Next Monthly Board Meeting: January 12, 2022 @ 5:00 P.M.
The Board reserves the right to consider items on the agenda out of order. In addition, the Board may enter into Executive Session during the meeting if requested by the individual or as deemed necessary by the Board or its Legal Counsel. Items listed for discussion in Executive Session may be conducted in open session in addition to or in lieu of discussion in Executive Session.