Meeting Agenda, January 13, 2021

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AGENDA FOR THE SPRINGFIELD RETIREMENT BOARD MEETING
70 TAPLEY STREET, SPRINGFIELD, MA 01104
TO BE HELD ON JANUARY 13, 2021 AT 5:00 P.M.

Agenda Item #1-Nominations for Chairman and Vice-Chairman
Vote to consider the Chairman and Vice-Chairman.

Agenda Item #2-Minutes
Vote to consider approving the minutes of the meeting held on December 16, 2020.

Agenda Item #3-Involuntary Accidental Disability Application-Jessica Henderson-Police Department
Vote to consider the responses of the medical panel for Accidental Disability benefits submitted by Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood.

Agenda Item #4-Involuntary Accidental Disability Application-Rafael Vega-Police Department
Vote to consider the responses of the medical panel for Accidental Disability benefits submitted by Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood.

Agenda Item #5-Accidental Disability Application-Edwin Irizarry-Police Department
Vote to consider the responses of the medical panel for Accidental Disability benefits submitted by Edwin Irizarry.

Agenda Item #6-Accidental Disability Application-Christopher Benevento-School Department
Vote to consider the responses of the medical panel for Accidental Disability benefits submitted by Christopher Benevento.

Agenda Item #7-Accidental Disability Application-Gary Gebbie-School Department
Vote to consider the acceptance of the application for Accidental Disability benefits submitted by Gary Gebbie, and request that PERAC convene a medical panel.

Agenda Item #8-Accidental Disability Application-Juan Flores-Police Department
Review and consider the information from PERAC regarding the request for Accidental disability benefits submitted by Juan Flores.

Agenda Item #9-Superannuations
Vote to consider the acceptance of the following Superannuations:
1. Mary Devivo, Inspection Service Clerk, Code Enforcement with 29 years as of 2/1/2021.
2. Edward Ebberston, Police Officer, Police Department with 33 years and 4 months as of 2/2/2021.
3. Jose Feliciano, Police Officer, Police Department with 31 years and 11 months as of 1/1/2021.
4. Deborah Gallant, Administrative Assistant, Law Department with 13 years and 4 months as of
1/9/2021.
5. Samuel Hines, Junior Custodian, School Department with 26 years and 4 months as of 12/15/2020.
6. Nancy Lee, Principal Clerk, Springfield Library with 40 years and 2 months as of 1/5/2021.
7. Anthony Naylor, Laborer, Department of Public Works with 28 years and 8 months as of 1/6/2021.
8. Deborah O’Malley, Principal Clerk, Police Department with 32 years as of 2/25/2021.

Agenda Item #10-Warrants
Vote to reaffirm the approval of the following warrants:
Warrant #66 Refunds in the amount of $119,602.46
Warrant #67 Refunds in the amount of $171,055.87
Warrant #68 Refund in the amount of $32,269.47
Warrant #69 Transfer in the amount of $1,169.98
Warrant #70 Expenses in the amount of $962,782.87
Warrant #71 Retiree payroll in the amount of $6,945,518.13
and redemption from the PRIT fund in the amount of $0.00
Warrant #1 Refunds in the amount of $19,073.93

Agenda Item #11-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 #12-Benefits under Section 12(2)(d)
Vote to accept the election of 12(2)(d) benefits from the beneficiary of Luis Lescano of the School Department-Deceased

Agenda Item #13-Benefits under Section 9
Vote to consider survivor benefits to the beneficiary of Michael Guyer of the Fire Department-Deceased.

Agenda Item #14-Benefits under Section 101
Vote to consider survivor benefits to the beneficiary of John Boudreau of the Police Department-Deceased.

Agenda Item #15-Retirement Board Member Election
Vote to consider and adopt the election calendar, process, and designate the election officer.

Agenda Item #16-Director’s Report
o MGL Chapter 32 Section 91A – Excess Earnings
o PERAC final approval of Retirement Benefits

Agenda Item #17-Attorney’s Report

Agenda Item #18-Old Business

Agenda Item #19-New Business

F. Y. I.
 PERAC Memos
#34-Cost of Living Increase for Supplemental Dependent Allowance Paid to Accidental Disability Retirees and Accidental Death Survivors
 #35-Post Retirement Work Waiver During the State of Emergency Extended to 2021
 #36-2020 Disability Data
 #37-Mandatory Retirement Board Member Training-1st Quarter 2021
 #38-Questions arising in wake of Gomes decision
 #39-Tobacco Company List
 November PRIT Fund Update
 Treasurer’s Reconciliation for the month of November
 Trial Balance, Adjusting Entries, Receipts, Disbursements and General Ledger for the month of November
 Budget Balances as of December
 Monthly Transfers for December
 Recent Retiree Deaths
 Monthly Cash flow

Next Monthly Board Meeting: February 3, 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.