Common Ground Board Meeting Agenda for Jan. 20, 2023


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

January 30th,  2023

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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)

Minutes of the December Board Meeting

Invoices Needing Approval

  • Pareto invoice $21,695.50, annual bill for self-insurance
  • Thurston Foods $9511.23, End of Dec and All of Jan Bills
  • PKF O’Connor Davies $32,480, annual bill for audit and additional procedures. NHEP to pay:$23950 and CGHS to pay $23530

Executive Director Report (6:15) (Monica)

Audit Committee (7:00)  (Gioia)

The audit committee did not meet in January but did review required  documents from the auditor and discussed by email to close out the FY 22 audit season.

Development Committee Report (7:00) 

Finance Committee Report (7:05) (Beth)

The finance committee met on January 26th to review the budget vs actual with 2nd quarter projections. The committee agreed that the goal for the year is to close the current projected deficit of $79,545 and end the fiscal year with a net of between 80 and 100K. This will cancel our current Net Asset deficit of $93K which is a result of previous year’s losses. Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 21st at 5pm. For more info contact Beth Klingher.

Governance Committee Report (7:15) (Bob)

The Governance Committee met on January 17th. The discussion included final details of recommending three new board members, upcoming changes necessary in our officers for next year, and continued work on the Executive Director evaluation. The next meeting is scheduled for Feb 21, 2023. For more info contact Bob Parker.

Motion to Appoint New Members through June, 2023

School Committee Report (7:15) (Monica)

There was no school committee meeting in January as there were no agenda items. 

New Business (7:20)

Executive Session

Adjourn (7:30)

Next Meeting: February 27th 

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, January 27th) and will close at 5:00 pm on the day of the meeting (Monday, January 30th) 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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