U.S. Treasury Releases ARPA Funding Guidance for Non-Entitlement Units of Local Government

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KEY POINTS Following recently released guidance for the American Rescue Plan Act’s (ARPA) Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, the U.S. Treasury releases allocation amounts for non-entitlement units of local governments (NEUs).  $19.53 billion has been established to support more than 19,000 NEUs (cities with populations fewer than 50,000).  Earlier this week, the  U.S.…

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Making a Difference 1 Percent at a Time

Helping Hands

While 2020 was a challenging & unusual year in many ways, here at Odyssey we were fortunate to continue honoring the firm’s corporate giving policy. This policy is based on the Pledge 1% program and was further refined using Nicholas Kristoff’s, of the New York Times, annual giving guide.   Each year we ask our team (management…

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What’s in the $900 Billion Coronavirus Relief Package?

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“Americans can always be trusted to do the right thing, once all other possibilities have been exhausted.” Winston Churchill As we close 2020, Congress has finally agreed on a COVID-19 relief package. To quote Winston Churchill, “Americans can always be trusted to do the right thing, once all other possibilities have been exhausted.” With a…

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Webster, MA – OPEB Audit

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Odyssey Advisors was recently featured in a Webster Times article, “Webster selectmen OK single tax rate”. We met with the Board of Selectmen of Webster, MA to discuss the details of their OPEB audit. You can read more about it on the link above.

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Retiree Health Insurance – Phillipston, MA

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Odyssey Advisors was recently featured in Athol Daily News’ article, “Phillipston Selectmen balk at cost, complications of health insurance trust fund“. I met with Phillipston, MA’s Chief Administration Officer, Kevin Flynn, to discuss the details of retiree health insurance for their employees.

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OPEB Audit – Hamilton, MA

Odyssey Advisors was recently featured in Wicked Local Wenham’s article, “COLUMN: Hamilton Gets High Marks in Two Audits”. We met with the Board of Selectmen and the Finance and Advisory Committee of Hamilton, MA to discuss the details of their OPEB audit for the fiscal year of 2017.

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