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Posted Agenda

In compliance with the Open Meeting Law requirements, please find below the posted agenda for the September 29, 2017 Regular Monthly Meeting of the Hampden County Regional Retirement Board. The meeting will be held at 10:00 A.M. at the Retirement Board Office, 67 Hunt Street, Suite 116, Agawam, Massachusetts. The office is handicap accessable. 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.

1. Minutes - Board to review and sign prior meeting minutes
2. Warrants - Board to approve payment for the following expenditures: Payroll, Refunds, Transfers, Expenses, Retirement Allowances
3. Balances - Board to review and approve the current balances in the Board's Checking Account, Savings Account
4. Cash Transfer - Board to approve Transfer of funds to cover month end checks
5. New Allowances - Board to approve 1st payment to new retirees
6. Retirement Applications - Board to review Superannuation
Retirement Applications filed
7. Investments - Board to review and approve most recent PRIT Fund statement
8. Notices of Injury - Board to review and approve for filing
9. New Members - Board to review and approve for membership
10. Disability Report & Expenses Breakdown - Board to review
11. Director's Report - Board to review and approve for filing
12. Trial Balance - Board to review and sign
13. New Business taken up at the September 29, 2017 Meeting:
Board to review and approve granting s. 101 benefits to widow of deceased disability retiree
Board to review and accept for processing Involuntary Accidental Disability Retirement application filed by member's department head
Board to review and approve medicare supplement insurance rate for calendar year 2018




A copy of the minutes of prior Board Meetings is available upon written request to the Retirement Board.

This agenda is posted at least 48 hours prior to the Board meeting on this website.

The Hampden County Regional Retirement Board Advisory Council will hold a meeting of the council on Thursday, September 29, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. The meeting will take place at the Hampden County Regional Retirement Board office, 67 Hunt Street, Suite 116, Agawam, MA. The Advisory Council, acting in its capacity as Election Board will meet is to review and approve the Election timetable for the upcoming election of a Member's Representative to the Hampden County Regional Retirement Board.

ELECTION TIMETABLE
Oct 2, 2017 - Oct. 16, 2017 - Nomination papers available between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the Retirement Board office, Agawam Corporate Center, 67 Hunt Street, Suite 116, Agawam, MA. Papers must be returned by OCTOBER 17, 2017 at 4:00 P.M.

Oct. 30, 2017 - Advisory Board, in its capacity as Election Board, meets to certify the nomination papers and set ballot order. Meeting to take place at the Hampden County Regional Retirement Board office.

Nov. 13, 2017 - Ballots to be mailed out to all retirees, active and inactive members of the Retirement System

Nov. 14, 2017 to Dec. 6, 2017 - Ballots to be returned to the Hampden County Regional Retirement Board office with a postmark return no later than Dec. 3, 2017

Dec. 13, 2017 - Advisory Council, in its capacity as Election Board, to meet at the Hampden County Regional Retirement Board office to count returned ballots and declare a winner.

Nomination papers for the position of Member's Representative to the Hampden County Regional Retirement Board will be available in the Retirement Board office beginning Monday, October 2, 2017. Papers may be picked up between the hours of 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P. M. Monday through Friday for the period Monday October 2, 2017 to Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Retirement Board office, 67 Hunt Street, Suite 116, Agawam, MA. All papers must be returned to the Retirement Board office by 4:00 P. M. on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Any active, inactive or retired member of the System may run for the position. This is a three (3) year position beginning January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020. A memorandum with the Notice of Election has been mailed to each member unit treasurer along with a notice to each town clerk in the System for posting at their location.



The Hampden County Regional Retirement Board is pleased to announce that at its regular monthly meeting held on Tuesday, May 29, 2017 the Board voted to grant a 3% Cost of Living Adjustment on the first $18,000.00 of retirement income for those retirees and beneficiaries of the System who retired on or before June 30, 2016 effective July 1, 2017 payable July 31, 2017. For those retirees and beneficiaries who are receiving $18,000.00 a year or more in a retirement allowance the maximum increase will be $540.00 per year, which is an additional $45.00 per month.








      

Hampden County Regional Board of Retirement
67 Hunt Street, #116, Agawam, Ma 01001
Tel. (413) 737-1344 • Fax (413) 732-7999