LaMATS expert consultant for Capital Outlay, James Purpera, has posted his latest newsletter to the LMA membership. Full newsletter available below. STATE CAPITAL OUTLAY PROGRAM CALENDAR OF KEY EVENTS July – December 2021 July If you have a Capital Outlay appropriation in HB 2 of the 2021 Regular Session of the Legislature you will receive a memorandum from the Division of Administration with instructions by early July. You cannot enter into contracts committing your Capital
The city-owned Natchitoches Regional Airport (KIER) is scheduled to undergo significant improvements starting in August 2021, thanks to a multi-million dollar Federal Aviation Administration grant. Airport Director Larry Cooper and Natchitoches Purchasing Director Edd Lee asked LaMATS to help document this major city infrastructure project with before-and-after aerial images to illustrate the dramatic improvements expected. ULM partners joined LAMATS Executive Director and dr
Launched in May of this year, the LACPC is a member-controlled administrative body created in accordance with the Local Services Law to allow political subdivisions to cooperate in the purchasing of materials, supplies, and equipment through a joint commission. Membership in the commission is open to all Louisiana local governments simply by passing the model resolution and appointing a commission representative. This week the LACPC welcomes two new members, the City of
LaMATS was pleased to serve the Town of Independence last weekend (June 6) by using aerial drone imagery to film the popular annual Sicilian Heritage Festival from a unique point of view. "We were delighted to accept Mayor Jim Paine's invitation to help capture the town's festivities in full swing," said LaMATS Executive Director Cliff Palmer, who delivers and pilots the camera-mounted drone at locations and events statewide. The free service is provided in partnership wi
LaMATS and LMA are excited to launch a unique drone imaging service to assist local governments in disaster assessment, topographical mapping, brownfields documentation, and other applications where drone photography and digital imaging are essential. Read more about the program's history in the May 2021 Louisiana Municipal Review. For examples of municipal drone photography produced by the program, visit: lamats.net/imaging.