Common Ground Board Meeting Agenda for June 27, 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
Jun 27, 2022

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Public Comment (5:30) (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 (6:00)

Invoices Needing Approval

  • Blue Flame Oil- $5223.12, end of year payout amount. We are on a monthly budget plan but due to increases this year we had an ending balance of $3591.15  plus the June payment of $1632.00
  • Zangari Cohn– $13,853
  • Corporate Systems Consulting- $9333.00 for annual managed internal broadband contract. Will be offset by $7933.00 in USAC Federal Grant money
  • City of New Haven – RENT – $20,000

Minutes of the May Board Meeting

Executive Director Report (6:30) (Monica)

  • Report on FY 22 Progress 
  • CGHS EOY data update 

The Executive Director requests that the  Board continue the  current strategic plan (2019-2022) through June, 2023. The Executive Director will work with the Governance Committee and Management team  to prepare a draft strategic plan for board approval in 2023. 

Audit Committee (7:00) (Deloris)
The Audit committee did not meet in June. 

Building Committee (7:00) (Bev)
The Building Committee did not meet in June.

Development Committee Report (7:00) (Alexis)
The Development Committee did not meet as a group in June. Audrey had 1:1 meetings with Development Committee members and other board members as the fiscal year came to the close to work on asks, etc.

Finance Committee Report (7:05) (Beth)
The Finance Committee met on June 20th to review Budget vs Actuals as of May 30th, and the final draft of the FY 23 (SY 2022-2023) budget for board approval .  The Finance Committee requests that the Board approve the draft FY 23 budget. 

Governance Committee Report (7:15) (Bob)
The Governance Committee met on June 16th. The discussion centered on board membership, the agenda for the upcoming Annual Meeting, and the Executive Director’s annual evaluation. There will be no July meeting, The next regular meeting will be August 18, 2002. For further information, contact 

School Committee Report (7:15) (Monica)
The school committee conferred by email to agree to ask the board to  approve the SY 2022-2023 School Calendar for Common Ground High School

New Business (7:20)
Executive Session
Adjourn (7:30)
Next Meeting: Board of Directors Annual Meeting Tuesday, June 28, 2022 (via Zoom)
Annual Meeting of the Board: June 28, 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 June 24) and will close at 5:00 pm on the day of the meeting (Monday,  June 27 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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