Common Ground Board Meeting Agenda for April 24, 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

April 24th, 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 March Board Meeting

Invoices Needing Approval

  • Zangari-Cohn Legal fees for services rendered in March : $9911.50
    • $4,385.50 for CGHS NLRB matter
    • $5,526 for org-wide contract negotiations 
  • Thurston Foods: $11253.07

Executive Director Report (6:15) (Monica)

Audit Committee (7:00) 

No meetings until Fall 2023

Development Committee Report (7:00) (Alexis) 

Finance Committee Report (7:05) (Jeff)

The finance committee met on April 19th to review  Budget vs Actuals as of March 31st with EOY projections  Minutes of our meeting can be found here. Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 9th at 5pm. For more info contact Beth Klingher.

Governance Committee Report (7:15) (Bob)

The Governance Committee met on April 18th to discuss the recruitment of new board members, a board survey and other board engagement ideas. The next meeting is scheduled for May 16th. For more info contact Bob Parker.

School Committee Report (7:15) (Monica)

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

New Business (7:20)

Executive Session

Adjourn (7:30)

Next Meeting: May 22nd 

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 21st) and will close at 5:00 pm on the day of the meeting (Monday, April 24th) 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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