The chairman of the Leavenworth County Commission said about five members of the public attended the commission's inaugural evening meeting.

The chairman of the Leavenworth County Commission said about five members of the public attended the commission's inaugural evening meeting.

In the past, the County Commission has met Monday and Thursday mornings. But this week, commissioners started a new schedule of meeting twice on Tuesday, once in the morning and again in the evening.

While commissioners voted on matters during their Tuesday morning meeting, there were no action or discussion items listed on the agenda for the evening meeting.

Commission Chairman Doug Smith said “basically I think the evenings will be for public comment.”

No one came forward to speak during a public comment portion of Tuesday's evening meeting. But Smith invited audience member Rod Sturgeon to make an introduction.

Sturgeon, rural Tonganoxie, is interested in being appointed to fill a vacancy on the Leavenworth County Port Authority Board of Directors. He briefly addressed the commissioners during Tuesday evening's meeting.

Smith and Commissioner Louis Klemp also discussed a few matters that were not on the agenda, including the county's purchase of fuel, before the 21-minute meeting was adjourned.

Commissioner Bob Holland was absent.

Smith has said the commission started the evening meetings on a trial basis.

“We're going to monitor it and see how it goes,” he said.

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