Common Ground Board of Directors Meeting Agenda: Jan. 25, 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

Jan. 25, 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

  • Aladdin, Inc $17,892.00 for New Windows in Hilltop building to be paid out of CRF
  • CEO Electric $5,860.00
  • Environmental Engineering $17,000.00 for HVAC
  • Environmental Engineering $6,440.00 for HVAC
  • Thurston Foods $5,842.52 for Dec. food orders

Executive Director Report (6:10) (Monica)

  • Covid update
    • Will continue to wait for community transmission to go down before re-visiting a return to hybrid. Environmental Ed in Action Class will be offered in person once a week in second semester.
    • We expect Common Ground employees will be eligible for vaccine when essential workers are eligible 
  • Farm Report

Development Committee Report (6:25)

Governance Committee Report (6:30) (Bob)

The governance committee did not meet in January

New Board member for consideration: add to development committee in February 

School Committee Report (6:35) (Monica)

The School Committee will meet in early February to develop hiring processes and competencies

Finance Committee Report (6:40)

New Business (6:50)

Executive Session  (if needed) (7:00)

Adjourn (7:30)

Next Meeting:

Monday, Feb 22nd (5:30 pm)

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 22nd) and will close at 5:00 pm on the day of the meeting (Monday, January 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 the Board Secretary: 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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