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AGENDA FOR THE SPRINGFIELD RETIREMENT BOARD MEETING
70 TAPLEY STREET, SPRINGFIELD, MA 01104
TO BE HELD ON MARCH 3, 2021 AT 5:00 P.M.
Agenda Item #1-Minutes
Vote to consider approving the minutes of the meeting held on February 3, 2021.
Agenda Item #2-COLA
Vote to consider the July 1, 2021 cost of living adjustment. Notice of this agenda item was sent to Mayor Sarno, the City Council, the Housing Authority, and the Water & Sewer Commission.
Agenda Item #3-Accidental Disability Application-Robert Day-Department of Public Works
Vote to consider the responses of the medical panel for Accidental Disability benefits submitted by Robert Day.
Agenda Item #4-Involuntary Accidental Disability Applications-Jonathan Turner-Police Department
Vote to consider the acceptance of the application for Accidental Disability benefits submitted by Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood, and request that PERAC convene a medical panel.
Agenda Item #5-Involuntary Accidental/Ordinary Disability Application-Adan Cruz-Police Department
Vote to consider the acceptance of the application for Accidental/Ordinary Disability benefits submitted by Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood, and request that PERAC convene a medical panel.
Agenda Item #6-Involuntary Accidental/Ordinary Disability/Superannuation Applications-Sean Sullivan-Police Department
Vote to consider the acceptance of the application for Accidental/Ordinary Disability/Superannuation benefits submitted by Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood, and request that PERAC convene a medical panel.
Agenda Item #7-Superannuations
Vote to consider the acceptance of the following Superannuations:
1. Ruben Borrero, Police Officer, Police Department with 43 years and 7 months as of 3/6/2021.
2. Carl Flagg, Senior Custodian, School Department with 36 years as of 3/2/2021.
3. Brian Laporte, Electrician, Facilities Management with 30 years as of 2/13/2021.
Agenda Item #8-Warrants
Vote to reaffirm the approval of the following warrants:
Warrant #7 Refunds in the amount of $61,285.23
Warrant #8 Transfers in the amount of $28,194.63
Warrant #9 Expenses in the amount of $318,062.69
Warrant #10 Expenses in the amount of $109,532.50
Warrant #11 Retiree payroll in the amount of $6,995,141.88
and redemption from the PRIT fund in the amount of $6,000,000.00
Agenda Item #9-Refunds/Transfers to Other Systems
Vote to consider the eleven (11) 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 #10-Redeposit of Refunds and Makeup of Contributions
Vote to consider the redeposit of refunds to:
1. Adelai Mertilien-Cornet, Fire Dispatcher, Dispatch, for the refund from the Springfield Retirement System in 2020.
2. Jennifer Rivera, Senior Domestic Violence Advocate, Police Department for the refund from the Springfield Retirement System in 2018.
3. Carmen Zayas, Site Coordinator, School Department for the refund from the Southbridge Retirement Board in 2015.
Vote to consider the makeup of contributions to:
1. Maura Warwick, Site Coordinator at School Department, for 6 years 5 months of employment at the Parks and School Departments.
Agenda Item #11-Benefits under Section 101
Vote to consider survivor benefits to the beneficiary of Frank Langone of the Park Department-Deceased
Agenda Item #12-Benefits under Section 101
Vote to consider survivor benefits to the beneficiary of Robert Sakowski of the Police Department-Deceased
Agenda Item #13-Benefits under Section 101
Vote to consider survivor benefits to the beneficiary of Alfred Santos of the Fire Department-Deceased
Agenda Item #14-Director’s Report
Agenda Item #15-MGL Chapter 32 Hearing / Application for Withdrawal of Accumulated Total Deductions-Angel Marrero
Vote to consider the request of the application for withdrawal of accumulated total deductions of Angel Marrero of the Police Department.
Agenda Item #16-Attorney’s Report
Agenda Item #17-Old Business
Agenda Item #18-New Business
F. Y. I.
#9 Actuarial Data
#10 Forfeiture of Retirement Allowance for Dereliction of Duty by Members
#11 Benefit Calculation Submissions Via PROSPER
January PRIT Fund Update
PRIM-Annual CAFR Report-FY 2020
Crescendo Ventures-Quarterly Reports
Boston Millennia-Quarterly Reports
Pre-Closing Trial Balance and Reports through the month of December
Treasurer’s Reconciliation for the month of December
Budget Balances as of February
Monthly Transfers for February
Recent Retiree Deaths
Next Monthly Board Meeting: April 14, 2021 @ 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.