Minutes


MINUTES OF PUBLIC MEETING 

FOR THE CORRECTIONS OFFICER RETIREMENT PLAN LOCAL BOARD 

FOR THE JUDICIARY

A Public Meeting of the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan Local Board for the Judiciary was convened Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 10:00 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; Jason Hathcock; Rob Lubitz 

 

Board Member Present by Conference Call:  Mark Smalley and Jennifer Fish

 

Also Present in Conference Room 109:  Vanessa Haney, Board Secretary; Leticia Chavez, Recorder; Alicia Bocardo; Recorder, Yvonne Wong

 

Call to Order:

 

Approval of the Minutes:

                        

February 5, 2019 – Public Meeting Minutes

 

MOTION: A motion to approve the public meeting minutes of the February 5, 2019 meeting was made by Jason Hathcock. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously; minutes stand approved. CORP 2019-08

 

Status Update: 2019 Board Election

Board member Jason Hathcock’s term will expire on June 30, 2019.  Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-893, the Board will conduct an election to fill that position effective July 1, 2019.

 

The Board Secretary stated that the following items from the Election Action Plan were completed: 

·         Labeled and stuffed envelopes 02/07/2019 – 02/21/2019

·         Paid USPS return postage and return postage account fee 02/19/2019

·         Mailed nomination ballots 02-22-2019

The Board Secretary also informed the Board that she contacted Scott Mabery via email regarding his interest in the upcoming vacancy in the board nominated position.

 

The Board Secretary added that no completed nomination ballots had been received. Board member Jason Hathcock stated that he mailed in his completed nomination ballot a week ago and was concerned that it had not yet been received by the Board Secretary. The Chair asked the Board Secretary to review and inquire into the status of completed nomination ballots received by USPS. 

 

Approval of Normal Retirement Benefits:

There were nine applications for Normal Retirement benefits submitted for the Board’s approval pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-893 (D). 

 

MOTION: A motion to approve the payment of Normal Retirement benefits to the following applicants in about the following amounts, effective March 1, 2019 except as indicated, was made by Jason Hathcock.  The motion was seconded and passed unanimously. CORP 2019-09

 

Amy Azpeitia                                         $2,855.72 (effective February 1, 2019)

Radonna Jolynn Darnell-Dadous           $2,474.46

Tricia Hanson                                        $4,260.11; Reverse DROP Estimate: $60,680.66

David Allen Harper                               $3,639.04; Reverse DROP Estimate: $112,841.82

Anthony Moore                                      $2,665.06

James O’Farrell                                      $4,761.92; Reverse DROP Estimate: $300,997.81 (effective January 1, 2019)

Carol Elaine Scott                                 $3,054.59

Mark William Tapia                               $4,295.07; Reverse DROP Estimate: $271,962.25

Daniel Wagner                                       $2,209.22

 

Board member Mark Smalley noted that upon review of the retirement applications not all the C12’s had been signed. The Board Secretary advised that all C12’s had been signed and received as of March 4, 2019.

 

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:

 

Approval of Membership

Behl, Stephen

Mohave

01-27-2019

Cain, Christopher

Coconino

02-01-2019

Calzadillas, Elena

Pima

01-30-2019

Cano, Amanda

Maricopa

01-17-2019

Cruz, Erin

Coconino

12-22-2018

Campos, Giovanni

Maricopa

01-07-2019

Leary, Jessica

Yavapai

11-19-2018

Lopez, Steven

Coconino

01-20-2019

Rios, Samantha

Maricopa

01-08-2019

Rodriguez, Eduardo

Maricopa

01-07-2019

Roman, Angela

Yuma

01-20-2019

Seiser, Tammy

Maricopa

02-03-2019

Smith, Kelly

Yavapai

02-03-2019

 

MOTION:  A motion to approve the 13 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 Christopher Cain, Amanda Cano, Jessica Leary, Eduardo Rodriguez, Angela Roman and Kelly Smith identified a physical or mental condition or injury that existed or occurred before their date of membership in the plan, was made by Rob Lubitz.  The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.  CORP 2019-10

 

See Attachment A to these minutes for details of the membership approved at this meeting.

 

Future Agenda Items:

The Board Secretary advised that the Board will have one disability case to review at its April 2, 2019 meeting. 


Call to the Public:

No members of the public addressed the Board.

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