December 18, 2014

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December 18, 2014

TOWN OF I N D I A L A N T I C
Brevard County, Florida 32903
PENSION BOARD OF TRUSTEES – POLICE/FIRE
SPECIAL MINUTES 15-03
December 18, 2014 10:30 AM

PRESENT: Gerald Kowalski, Chairman
Sgt. Michael Connor, PD Member
Chief Thomas Flamm, Fire Dept. Member
Bruce Bogert, Member
Bonni Jensen, Esq.
Jennifer Small, Recording Secretary

ABSENT: Sgt. Mike Casey, PD Member (excused)

1. CALL TO ORDER AT 10:30 AM

Chairman Kowalski called the meeting to order at 10:30 am

2. APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES

A. Minutes 15-02, December 11, 2014

Mr. Bogert moved to approve the minutes. Sgt. Connor seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

3. SCOTT ELLIOTT’S PENSION BENEFIT OFFSET

Attorney Jensen reviewed her memo of September 5, 2014 and advised the Board that they are here to determine if offset payments are to be paid by Mr. Elliott.

Tonya Oliver, attorney for Mr. Elliott, presented a copy of a case from the City of Clearwater, Florida.
Attorney Jensen and Attorney Oliver discussed the case with the Board. It was noted that Workers’ Compensation is considered the primary payment and any offset from average monthly earnings would come from pension payments.

Attorney Oliver noted that Mr. Elliott received a lump sum payment of Workers’ Comp benefits due to the time involved in reaching a final determination in his claim, and stated that he should be reimbursed for a portion of his sick and vacation time used between April 11, 2011 – December 5, 2011 while the process was ongoing.

Mr. Bogert moved that benefits from the Town’s pension plan be offset to the extent that Mr. Elliott’s combined payments exceed his average monthly earnings. Chief Flamm seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Chief Flamm made the motion that no interest is to be paid by Mr. Elliott on the offset payments. Sgt. Connor seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Attorney Jensen will present an order for the Board’s approval at the next meeting. Attorney Oliver stated that she would like to attend the meeting contingent upon her schedule.

4. OTHER BUSINESS

A. Approval of invoice #72686 from Attorney Jensen in the amount of $1,352.11
B. Approval of invoice #72721 from Attorney Jensen in the amount of $326.40
C. Approval of invoice #72784 from Attorney Jensen in the amount of $383.40
D. Approval of invoice #6702 from Foster & Foster in the amount of $5,741.00
E. Approval of invoice #11189 from The Bogdahn Group in the amount of $3875.00

Chief Flamm inquired about fees associated with invoice #72686 regarding a letter sent to Alan Kalinoski. The fees totaled to $172.50. Attorney Jensen stated she would remove those fees.

Mr. Bogert moved to approve items A-E. Sgt. Connor seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

5. ADJOURMENT

Chief Flamm moved to adjourn the meeting at 10:55 am. Mr. Bogert seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

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Gerald Kowalski, Chairman

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Jennifer Small, Recording Secretary