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A Public Meeting of the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan Local Board for the Superior Court was convened Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at 10:01 a.m., Conference Room 109, Arizona State Courts Building, 1501 West Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona.

 

Board Members Present in Conference Room 109:

Kevin Kluge, Chair; Rob Lubitz; Mark Smalley; Jason Hathcock

 

Board Members Attending via Conference Call:

Phil Hanley

 

Also Present: 

Annette Corallo, Board Secretary; Leticia Chavez, Recorder

 

Call to Order:

 

Approval of the Minutes:

 

February 3, 2015, Public Meeting Minutes

 

MOTION: A motion to approve the February 3, 2015 Public Meeting Minutes was made by R. Lubitz.  Motion was seconded and passed unanimously; minutes stand approved. CORP 2015-15

 

Approval of Normal Retirement Benefits:

 

The Local Board may consider and vote on the approval of Normal Retirement benefits for the following applications or defer decision to a later date:

 

Harold M. Cook, Jr.

Carol A. McBride (Reverse DROP)

Danny E. McKeen

Timothy Orona

Raymond D. Smith

 

The Board Secretary advised that the effective CORP retirement dates for the applicants are January 1, 2015, for Raymond D. Smith; February 1, 2015, for Carol A. McBride and
Danny E. McKeen; and March 1, 2015, for Harold M. Cook, Jr. and Timothy Orona.

 

The Board Secretary also advised that the Local Board Office has not yet received a signed C12 for Carol McBride.  Ms. McBride has also not submitted a copy of her birth certificate or passport to complete her application for retirement.

 

The Board agreed to approve Ms. McBride’s retirement benefit pending receipt of the signed C12 and the required documentation needed to complete her application.

 

MOTION: A motion to approve the payment of Normal Retirement benefits to the following applicants in about the following amounts, effective as indicated for each member, with the benefit for Carol A. McBride contingent on the Local Board office receiving the signed C12 and required documentation needed to complete her application, was made by J. Hathcock.  Motion was seconded and passed unanimously.  CORP 2015-16

 

Harold M. Cook, Jr.:          $3,367.60 effective March 1, 2015

Carol A. McBride:              $3,321.18 effective February 1, 2015

                                          (Reverse DROP Amount:  $26,732.05)

Danny E. McKeen:             $1,540.65 effective February 1, 2015

Timothy Orona:                   $2,175.38 effective March 1, 2015

Raymond D. Smith:           $2,464.70 effective January 1, 2015

 

Board member P. Hanley left the meeting at 10:10 a.m.

 

Status Update:  Membership Audit

 

The Board Secretary advised that the 2014 annual audit the Board authorized at the
September 9, 2014 meeting has been completed and of the 27 initial discrepancies only six remain. Staff is working with the counties to obtain complete records for the members identified by the audit.  The Board Secretary also advised that all of the Pinal County officers identified by the 2013 audit have now completed physical exams and are on the Board’s membership approval list this month.

 

Status Update:  2015 CORP Election

 

Board member Jason Hathcock’s term will expire on June 30, 2015.  Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-893, the Board must conduct an election to fill that position on the Board effective July 1, 2015.

 

The Board Secretary advised that pursuant to the Board-approved Action Plan, the Local Board Office mailed nomination ballots on February 20, 2015 to 2,421 active members under the Board’s jurisdiction. The deadline for submission of ballots is March 13, 2015.

 

Approval of Membership:    

 

The Local Board may consider and vote on the approval of the following requests for membership or defer decision to a later date:

 

 

 

Aul, Duane

Maricopa

1/26/2015

Barajas, Samantha

Maricopa

1/20/2015

Carbajal, Christopher

Graham

1/25/2014

Casher, Brianna

Yavapai

1/20/2015

Chaparro, Stephanie

Maricopa

1/26/2015

Cueto, Alexis

Pinal

9/20/2010

Dobbs, Cassandra

Maricopa

1/20/2015

Dull, Franklin

Pinal

9/4/2007

Farley, Amy

Gila

11/10/2014

Griego, Sonia

Apache

11/16/2014

Horst, Brent

Pima

12/29/2014

Jackson, Courtney

Maricopa

2/2/2015

Jordan, Enos

Pinal

9/20/2010

King, Sharon

Yavapai

12/16/2013

Lomeli, Diego

Yuma

3/4/2014

Luchtman, Lisa

Yuma

1/26/2015

Martinez-Brooks, Cristy

Pinal

8/4/2008

Mongold, Jeffrey

Maricopa

12/8/2015

Munoz, Paul

Maricopa

11/29/2010

Nunez, Mariano

Maricopa

1/20/2015

Olivarez, Michelle

Pinal

1/26/2009

Rivera, Nancy

Pinal

10/16/2008

Solis, Erick

Pinal

4/12/2010

Swalwell, Catherine

Pinal

3/8/2010

West, Sherita

Pinal

10/14/2008

Wheeler, Derek

Pinal

1/26/2009

 

MOTION:  A motion to approve the 26 applicants listed on the agenda for this meeting for membership in CORP pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-893.D and to note for the record that the physical examinations for Brianna Casher, Alexis Cueto, Cassandra Dobbs, Franklin Dull, Sonia Griego, Brent Horst, Courtney Jackson, Sharon King, Lisa Luchtman, Cristy Martinez-Brooks, Jeffrey Mongold, Paul Munoz, Michelle Olivarez and Catherine Swalwell identified a physical or mental condition or injury that existed or occurred before the member’s date of membership in the plan was made by M. Smalley.  Motion was seconded and passed unanimously.  CORP 2015-17

 

Future Agenda Items:

 

Board member Jason Hathcock requested that an update regarding the Board’s appointed position be placed on the April 6, 2015 agenda.

 

The Board Secretary advised that the April 6, 2015 meeting will include a continued hearing on the Death Benefit Application for Mark P. Barthel. At the Board’s January 6, 2015, meeting the Board directed the Board Secretary to make contact with the other parties who may have an interest in the benefit, which was completed.  All parties have been notified of the Board’s hearing scheduled for April 6, 2015.

 

Call to the Public:

 

No members of the public addressed the Board.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:15 a.m.