The City of Ville Platte has been a longtime supporter and participant in LaMATS programs, including Millage Management, Insurance Premium Tax Collection (IPT), grant research assistance, financing help through Government Capital Corp., and LaMATS Purchasing Services (LPS). Recently Ville Platte purchased and equipped numerous utility and public safety vehicles at affordable prices thanks to LaMATS.
"We are TRUE BELIEVERS in LaMATS. It seems anything Ville Platte might need as a city can be supplied, advised on, assisted with or made better through consultation with LaMATS staff and their great group of service partners."
Mayor Jennifer Vidrine
City of Ville Platte
LaMATS Vice President
LMA District Vice President At-Large
LaMATS partner Millage Management LLC helped the City of Leesville secure nearly $4K annually in uncaptured revenue through assistance with their reassessment of millage rates and Roll Forward process.
"LaMATS and Millage Management have definitely been assets to me as well as to the City of Leesville. Once we contacted you, you eagerly jumped on board and assisted us in learning the processes associated with millages and taxes. We have reached out on numerous occasions to get your input...you have provided an education to me and my staff and have been available to assist whenever called upon."
Patti Larney, City Administrator
LaMATS Capital Outlay consulting expert James Purpera advised the Town of Vidalia on securing State funds for industrial park development, including a loading and unloading facility and electrical transmission line extension, and a new port on the Mississippi that will include a cargo ramp for aggregate and a conveyor system for barge loading.
"Purpera makes the entire process simple for the municipality. He reduces our trips to the State Capital because he serves as our eyes and ears in Baton Rouge. He keeps us up to date on the tone at the Capital and provides guidance on when we should engage our State Senators and Representatives. I never have to worry about missing a deadline or a critical meeting because I know James will keep me informed and engaged as needed."
Healther Malone, Director
Condordia Economic Development
Office Depot® and LaMATS Purchasing Services (LPS) have partnered to provide exclusive benefits and deep discounts on common office products to LMA members.
With a store in Alexandria and more than 40 retail outlets statewide, there's bound to be a convenient location near you!
This exclusive LPS agreement provides Louisiana municipalities tax exempt pricing, curated products and services, members-only discounts in online shopping and at any retail location with your LPS Store Purchasing Card.
A Sound Policy
For more than two decades, LaMATS has offered a valuable service to help municipalities receive their due insurance premium taxes (IPT) to the tune of over $300 million so far! More than 30 municipalities in the state's Central region (and over 200 statewide) entrust LaMATS to handle all facets of IPT collection. This service is proven to increase collections, streamline the process, and significantly reduce delinquent tax payments from insurance companies. The insurance industry appreciates that there is a single collection point for municipalities, because it saves them time and money when making their annual payment.
“It's good to know that so many Louisiana municipalities trust LaMATS to collect their IPT. We feel lucky to be among them and thank LaMATS and LMA for providing this valuable service!"
Rich Dupree, Chief of Staff,
City of Pineville