Common Ground Board of Directors Agenda: December 20, 2021

PLEASE NOTE: In order to comply with adjusted CT Open Meeting laws, this Zoom meeting will be recorded and posted on the Common Ground website

New Haven Ecology Project
Board Meeting Agenda
December 20, 2021

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Public Comment (5:35) (two minutes per person for a total time limit of 30 minutes, or by email; see instructions below) Sign up for Public Participation HERE

Business Requiring Approval (6:05)  

Invoices Needing Approval

  • PowerSchool $8,900.00- Naviance Core, Assessment, Deployment, Consulting, Training, Online quick start (to be paid on January 3rd)
  • Henry, Raymond, Thompson LLC $6,640.00- Financial Ratios, Financial Statement for Year end 2021, progress on financial statement audit, EFS, and Federal/State Single Audits.
  • Zangari Cohen $11,181.66- Legal fees related to unioni election and next steps11/1/21-11/30/21

Executive Director Report (6:10) (Monica)

  • Org-wide goals
  • CGHS update

Audit Committee (6:3)

The audit committee met on December 2 to discuss the audit process for FY 21 and the plan for considering proposals for new auditors for FY 22.  No date has been set for the January meeting. 

Building Committee (6:30) (Bev) The building committee met on December 15th to discuss next steps in reviewing the civil engineer’s reports due in January. The committee will meet again on January 19th, 2022. Interested parties can contact 

Development Committee Report (6:35)

The development committee met on December 14th to write thank you cards to long-term supporters and celebrate the work of board members in meeting our financial goals. The committee will share out our progress towards goal for the EOY campaign along with ways the board can support.

Finance Committee Report (6:45) (Beth)

The Finance committee will meet on December 20th to review budget vs actuals as of November 30th and cash on hand. The next meeting of the Finance committee will be on January 24th. Interested parties can contact Treasurer 

Governance Committee Report (6:50) (Bob)

The Governance Committee met on December 14th. There was a discussion of the possibility of a new Labor Committee, which would seek guidance from our lawyers as we begin a new relationship with the staff union. Also discussed, one board resignation and the Executive Director’s goals and evaluation process for the year. Our next meeting is scheduled for January 18, 2022.

School Committee Report (6:55) (Monica)

The School committee did not have any agenda items and did not meet in December. The next meeting is scheduled for January 13th. Anyone who would like to add items for the committee’s consideration or attend the meeting should email

New Business (7:00)

Executive Session

Adjourn (7:30)

Next Meeting: Monday, January 24, 2022

Public Comment: 

In order to comply with adjusted Connecticut Open Meeting laws, any member of the public wishing to participate in the meeting must sign up on the Public Participation Sign-up Document. Sign-ups for Public Participation will open at 5 pm on the last business day before the meeting (Friday, December 17th) and will close at 5:00 pm on the day of the meeting (Monday, December 20th). Public Participation is limited to 2 minutes per person up to 30 total minutes. Anyone wishing to make a statement to the board can also submit testimony in writing to  by 5:30 pm on the day of the meeting. All submitted documents will be included in the publicly shared meeting minutes.


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