Common Ground Board of Directors Agenda: April 25, 2022

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

April 25, 2022

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Executive Session to discuss attorney-client privileged communications regarding board function and legal responsibilities

Public Comment (5:45) (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

  • Corporate Systems Consulting $8,990.00- 10 new staff laptops, $3600 of this will be reimbursed by the USAC Emergency Connectivity Fund Money that we were awarded.
  • Cedar Structure’s $22,0000 with a deposit of $4,000- Custom cedar pavilion adjacent to Harvest Pavilion, payment will be held until we have a signed confirmation from the City of New Haven for CDBG Funds

Minutes of the March Board Meeting

Board Resolution for the CDBG application

Executive Director Report (6:10) (Monica and Cherry)

  • SY 2022-2023 CGHS Program
  • Receipt of and action on recommendations for nonrenewal of nontenured teaching contracts

Audit Committee (6:30) (Deloris)

The Audit Committee has not met this month as there is no need to meet this time of year.

Building Committee (6:30) (Bev) 

The building committee met on April 20th to discuss the proposal from Svigals to design an overflow parking lot off Springside Ave and determine next steps. The building committee has no asks of the board at this time and will meet again on May 18th to discuss further. Building Committee inquiries can be made to Bev Greene

Development Committee Report (6:35) (Audrey)

The Development Committee will meet next week to discuss the Great Give, happening May 4th. All board members should now be prepped and ready to reach out broadly to their networks to give. Aurora has created fundraising profiles for the Board, provided training, and is sending frequent reminders regarding outreach plans. We are on track towards our goal of 100% board participation. The Committee would like to celebrate the outpouring of students, teachers and staff participating in Rock to Rock 2022!

Finance Committee Report (6:50) (Beth)

The Finance Committee met on April 20th to review budget vs actuals as of March 31st with projections for the EOY and discuss ongoing progress on the FY 23 budget.  Please direct questions to Treasurer 

Governance Committee Report (6:50) (Bob)

The April meeting of the Governance Committee was postponed to April 28th at 12:00 Noon. Questions can be directed to

School Committee Report (6:55) (Monica)

The School Committee did not meet in April as there were no agenda items

New Business (7:00)

Executive Session

Adjourn (7:30)

Next Meeting: Monday, May 23rd

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, April 22nd) and will close at 5:00 pm on the day of the meeting (Monday, April 25th). 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 5:00 pm on the day of the meeting. All submitted documents will be included in the publicly shared meeting minutes.


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