November 3, 2021, Meeting Agenda

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Agenda Item #1-Minutes
Vote to consider approving the minutes of the meeting held on October 6, 2021.

Agenda Item #2-Involuntary Accidental Disability Application-Brian Wanat-Fire Department
Vote to consider the responses of the medical panel for Accidental Disability benefits submitted by Commissioner Bernard Calvi.

Agenda Item #3-Superannuations
Vote to consider the acceptance of the following Superannuations:
1. Pauline Abert, Specialist, School Department with 23 years and 11 months as of 12/1/21.
2. Madeline Cofield, Senior Center Coordinator, Elder Affairs with 10 years as of 10/2/21.
3. William Hogan Jr. Working Foreman, Police Department with 40 years and 1 month as of 1/5/22.
4. Dianne Morisi, Health Assistant LPN, School Department with 32 years as of 11/6/21.
5. Garrett Williams, Motor Equipment Operator, DPW with 28 years 1 month as of 11/16/21.
6. Luz Zayas, Paraprofessional, School Department with 25 years and 10 months as of 12/28/21.

Agenda Item #4-Warrants
Vote to reaffirm the approval of the following warrants:
Warrant #60 Refunds in the amount of $145,887.06
Warrant #61 Expenses in the amount of $54,836.29
Warrant #62 Refunds in the amount of $42,235.56
Warrant #63 Transfers in the amount of $61,062.27
Warrant #64 Retirement payroll in the amount of $7,152,982.07
and redemption from the PRIT fund in the amount of $5,600,000.00

Agenda Item #5-Refunds/Transfers to Other Systems
Vote to consider the twenty four (24) 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 #6-Redeposit of Refunds and Makeup of Contributions
Vote to consider the redeposit of refunds to:
1. Nimako Agyapong, Solicitor, Law Department, for the refund from the Springfield Retirement System in 2019.
2. Michael D. Smith, Specialist, School Department, for the refund from the Springfield Retirement System in 2019.

Agenda Item #7-Benefits under Section 101
Vote to consider survivor benefits to the beneficiary of John Francis of the Fire Department-Deceased

Agenda Item #8-Benefits under Section 9
Vote to consider survivor benefits to the beneficiary of Robert Fyhr of the Fire Department-Deceased

Agenda Item #9-Benefits under Section 12(2)(d)
Vote to accept the election of 12(2)(d) benefits from the beneficiary of Clifford Jorgensen of the Springfield Housing Authority-Deceased

Agenda Item #10-Meeting dates for Calendar Year 2022
Set the meeting dates for 2022.

Agenda Item #11-Director’s Report
 MGL Chapter 32 Section 91A-Excess Earnings/Terminations
 PERAC final approval of Retirement Benefits

Agenda Item #12-Attorney’s Report

Agenda Item #13-Old Business

Agenda Item #14-New Business

F. Y. I.
 PERAC Memos
 #27- Appropriation Data Due October 31, 2021
 #28- Buying Back Elected Official Service Time
 #29- Expansion of Post-Retirement Work in the Public Sector
 #30- Investment Fraud Alert
 PERAC Pension News
 September PRIT Fund Update
 Trial Balance, Adjusting Entries, Receipts, Disbursements and General Ledger for the month of September
 Treasurer’s Reconciliation for the month of August
 Budget Balances as of October
 Monthly Transfers for October
 Recent Retiree Deaths
 Monthly Cash Flow

Next Monthly Board Meeting: December 1, 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.