Basile, LA (August 2022) – The Town of Basile announces the upgrade of the town’s electronic water meters, including installation of an Automatic Meter Reading system. This upgrade will allow meters to be read and monitored more accurately as well as operate more efficiently while improving service to the residents of Basile. In addition to residents of the town, the water system serves customers in the immediate unincorporated areas surrounding the municipality. Prior to this improvement, the town spent an average of four or five days each month to manually read meters. The metering solution, including project design and installation, was provided by Core & Main. The Town utilized the Louisiana Municipal Advisory and Technical Services Bureau (LaMATS) cooperative lease purchase program administered by Government Capital Corporation, Southlake, Texas to provide funding for the project.
“Our partnership with Government Capital Corporation enabled the town to make a much-needed improvement,” stated Mark Denette, Mayor, Town of Basile. “We were wanting to be more consistent with our billing to our customers and this upgrade has allowed us to do so.”
“I would like to congratulate Mayor Denette and the Town of Basile on this upgrade for the town,” commented Marti Sauls, Municipal Finance Specialist, Government Capital Corporation. “This project will benefit the town for many years to come.”
About the Town of Basile
The town of Basile (population 1,214) straddles U.S. Highway 190 in the southwestern corner of Evangeline Parish and the northwestern part of Acadia Parish. Basile is the home of the La. Swine Festival, held the first weekend of November, annually, and locals host yearly traditional rural Mardi Gras runs. Pioneer Cajun musicians such as Dewey Balfa, Nathan Abshire, Boi Sec Ardoin and Nonc Allie Young started their music careers in Basile, which is also their hometown. The town is home to the Basile Bearcats and also the Nathan Abshire Cajun Music Museum.
About Louisiana Municipal Advisory and Technical Services Bureau (LaMATS)
The Louisiana Municipal Advisory and Technical Services Bureau (LaMATS) was established in 1998 and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Louisiana Municipal Association (LMA). The mission of LaMATS is to bring economical and efficient services that assist the LMA membership with their day-to-day business. LaMATS offers a variety of services and programs including Insurance Premium Tax Collection Program, Occupational License Program, LaMATS Purchasing Services, Millage Management, Municipal Debt Recovery, etc. To learn more visit www.lamats.net
About Government Capital Corporation
Government Capital Corporation is a leading public finance firm providing professional financial services to all local governmental entities. Since its founding in 1992, the company has successfully completed thousands of municipal financings exceeding $5 billion in Louisiana and across the country. For more information, visit www.govcap.com