Boyce, LA (April 2023) – The Town of Boyce announces the acquisition of a new Rosenbauer pumper. The new engine will be joining a fleet of five active vehicles and will allow for the fire department’s oldest engine to be placed on reserve. The addition of the apparatus also gives the city the opportunity to offer mutual aid to neighboring towns while maintaining an active engine at home for emergencies. “This acquisition wouldn’t have been possible without the town’s new half-cent sales tax for our department’s equipment purchases,” stated Boyce Fire Chief, Josh Harper. “We’re extremely grateful to our citizens for providing a means to acquire this new apparatus.”
The new engine is being supplied by Bonaventure Fire & Safety, and the town utilized the Louisiana Municipal Advisory and Technical Services Bureau (LaMATS) cooperative lease purchase program administered by Government Capital Corporation in Southlake, Texas to provide funding for the project.
“On behalf of the Council of the Town of Boyce, I would like to thank our citizens for trusting and believing in us and making this acquisition possible,” stated Mayor Kelvin McCoy, Town of Boyce. “We would also like to thank Government Capital for their assistance. Their expertise in Louisiana’s unique financing statutes made the financing process smooth and efficient, and they took great care of us.”
“I want to congratulate Chief Harper, Mayor McCoy, and the Town of Boyce on the acquisition of their new fire apparatus,” commented DC Greer, Senior Vice President, Government Capital Corporation. “We take great pride in assisting Louisiana towns in meeting their goals and objectives.”
About the Town of Boyce
The town of Boyce lies on the Red River sixteen miles west of Alexandria. Incorporated in 1887, the town is one of the oldest settlements in the western part of Rapides Parish and is today home to over 1,000 residents. Early in its history, the Boyce area was home to numerous native American tribes and saw a variety of explorers and settlers. To learn more about the Town of Boyce, visit www.townofboyce.com.
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 and its affiliates have successfully completed thousands of municipal financings exceeding $5 billion in Louisiana and across the country. For more information, visit www.govcap.com.