Public Safety Personnel Retirement Board meets Thursday

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The Public Safety Personnel Retirement Board for the City of Apache Junction meets at 3 p.m. May 21 in the City Clerk Conference Room, 300 E. Superstition Blvd.

The board is slated to recognize Officer Eric Reimann as a participating member of the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System; and to vote on Officer Reimann entering into the Delayed Retirement Option Plan on June 5.

Other items on the agenda are:

  • Recognition of the resignation of Board Member Paul Newman.
  • Recognition of the newly elected board member of the Police Officers
    Association.
  • An update on officers currently in the Delayed Retirement Option Plan.

The board is composed of five members consisting of the mayor, or a designee of the mayor; two members elected by secret ballot from the Apache Junction Police Department who are contributing members of the plan; and two citizens of Apache Junction, according to ajcity.net/352/Public-Safety-Retirement-Board.

This board, required by state law, is responsible for acting on applications for Deferred Retirement Option Plan, normal retirement, accidental, disability retirements and survivor benefits filed by system members, according to a release.

There are two vacancies on the board with a term length of four years. Appointments must be city residents and cannot be retired Police Department staff. The board meets as necessary.

Board and commission members are appointed by the City Council after submission of an application and a council interview during a work session meeting. Appointments are unpaid and serve a fixed term.

While it is helpful if applicants have some experience or knowledge about the board or commission on which they wish to serve, the desire to contribute talents, ideas and opinions to enhance the community is most important, the release states.

Applications must be submitted online by Wednesday, June 3, and can be found at ajcity.net/boards.

Candidates will be interviewed and appointed at council meetings scheduled for June. For additional information or assistance, call the city clerk’s office at 480-474-5068.

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