Meeting of the Middlesex County Retirement Board

Date : August 19, 2020

Time : 10:00 A.M.

Location : 25 Linnell Circle, Billerica, MA 01865

Pursuant to G.L. c. 30A, § 20(b) notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Middlesex County Retirement Board will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 2020.   Pursuant to the March 12, 2020 Order of the Governor Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, Board members and members of the public can access the meeting remotely via GoToMeeting by dialing +1(646)749-3122 and entering Access Code 535-616-893.

1. Meeting Convenes

2. Announcement of Members and Guests (Remote Participation)

                        10:15 A.M.:  Jeffrey Ziplow and Eric Brown, blumshapiro

                        10:30 A.M.:  John Salmi, Member

                        11:00 A.M.: Richard Manley, Member

                        11:30 A.M.: Melissa Hurley, MJH Communications

                                          Francine Kollias, Social Security Specialist

3. Approve Expenses of the Middlesex County Retirement System

4. Review and Accept Cash Balance Sheet and Operating Budget

5. Approve Minutes of the Retirement Board Meeting of July 15, 2020

6. Accept and Process Applications for Superannuation Retirement Allowances

7. Record Approval by PERAC of Superannuation Retirement Allowances

8. Record Approval by PERAC of Accidental Disability Retirement Allowances

9. Record Approval by PERAC of Ordinary Disability Retirement Allowances

10. Record Calculations Waived by PERAC of Superannuation Retirement Allowances

11. Approve New Members and Group Classification Changes

12. Accept and Process Applications for Withdrawal of Accumulated Deductions   

13. Approve Refunds for the Month of July

14. Approve Transfers for the Month of July

15. Approve Service Credit Purchases

16. Excess Earnings Review – Richard Manley

17. Executive Session – Purpose 7 of the Open Meeting Law

a.   Accidental Disability Retirement Application Review – John Salmi

b.  Medical Panel Reports –  John Hickey

                      c.  Medical Panel Reports –  Diana McCarthy- Hall

                      d.  Medical Panel Reports – Leo McMahon

                      e.  Medical Panel Reports – Gregory Vogel

                      f.  Disability Report

18. Chief Administrative Officer’s Report

19. Chairman’s Report

a.    PERAC Update

b.    PRIM Update

c.    Legislative Update

d.    Litigation Update

e.    COVID-19 Update

f.     Dates for the Election of the Fourth Member 

g.    Review of Board Policy on Liability and Indemnification of Retirement Board Members

Any and all other business that may lawfully come before the Board

The Board reserves the right to consider items on the agenda out of order. The listing of matters is those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting.  Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.  Items identified for discussion in Executive Session may be conducted in open session, in addition to or in lieu of discussion in Executive Session.