Common Ground Board Meeting Agenda for May 20, 2024

May 20, 2024


By Zoom
Meeting ID: 829 8491 7713
Passcode: 165927


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 April 29th Board Meeting 

Motion for Certified Resolution: 

Motion to Accept the NEW HAVEN ECOLOGY PROJECT_ INC._2022_990_Signed Document.pdf

Invoices Needing Approval

Corporate Systems Consulting – $5,779

Interim Executive Solutions – $16,000 Approve for 6 months. Will bring to the board again in Oct. 2024 to review. 

Thurston Foods – $10,566.47

Executive Director Report (6:05)

Link to May Director Reports

Committee Reports (6:20)

Minutes of all Committee Meetings will be Posted on the Board of Directors Webpage by the end of each month

Audit Committee 

The Audit Committee will not meet again until November or December 2024 to review the FY 24 audit.

Finance and Development Committee Report (Jeff)

May 20th Version: 2025 Draft Budget: Have reduced the overall deficit by $155,177 since the last board meeting. Additional changes are underway. 

April 2024 Budget Vs. Actuals

The Finance and Development committee met on May 16th to review May budget v. actuals and invoices for approval. For more info contact Jeff Carter. Minutes from the Finance Committee Meeting can be found HERE

Governance Committee Report (Shelly)

The Governance Committee met on April 9th and 23rd to discuss processes for interim ED and permanent ED hiring and will share meeting updates at the full board meeting.  Please contact with any questions. 

Minutes from the Governance Committee Meeting can be found HERE

Personnel Committee Report (Monique)

The Personnel Committee did not meet in April. Please contact with any questions. 

Minutes from the Personnel Committee will be posted HERE

School Committee Report (Liz) 

The School Committee met on May 15th to review data and discuss the FY 25 Budget, and will share a synopsis of their meeting with the full board.  For more information contact 

Minutes from the School Committee Meeting can be found HERE

New Business (6:45)

Executive Session (6:50)

Adjourn (7:30)

Next Meeting: June 24th IN PERSON at Common Ground  

Public Comment: 

In order to comply with 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 26th and will close at 5:00 pm on the day of the meeting (Monday, April 29th) 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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