Keith Burris fills vacant Ward 7 Police Jury seat

The Jackson Parish Police Jury (JPPJ) met in a special session on Wednesday, May 31st in the Nathaniel Zeno Meeting Room of the JPPJ Administration Building. The reason for the meeting was the need to name a replacement for Lynn Treadway, who recently passed away leaving a vacancy for the Ward 7 seat. By unanimous vote, Quitman resident, Keith Burris, was chosen to complete the unexpired term.

Afterward, JPPJ President Todd Culpepper said Burris was very deserving of being selected for the post.

“Keith has demonstrated for a long time that he is very concerned about the well-being of Jackson Parish,” said Culpepper. “While we are saddened by losing our friend and colleague we are excited to have Keith join us.”

Burris was quick to express his gratitude for being selected to be on the Police Jury.

“I am thankful for the opportunity to be selected to represent Ward 7 and work with this great panel of folks who hard to see Jackson Parish prosper,” said Burris. “I am also humbled to be filling the seat that Lynn Treadway held with such honor for so many years and look forward to getting started and hopefully making a positive impact,”

In other action taken the Panel also unanimously agreed to amending the JPPJ Project Permit height requirement of telecommunication lines over Parish roads from 20 ft. to 16.5 ft. to comply with NEC standards.

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