County commissioner wants some night meetings

Sedgwick County commissioner Richard Ranzau says he wants to explore having some meetings at night to better involve the public in county business.

The commission now meets at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at the courthouse.

County Manager William Buchanan said he would put together a recommendation about night meetings. Commissioner Tim Norton said he didn’t think the courthouse would be a suitable place for a night meeting because having the courthouse open at night would require security, which would be an added cost.

Ranzau asked county counselor Rich Euson if he could have a town hall meeting at a church. He said he thought there might be churches willing to have a meeting there.

Ranzau said if the board doesn’t want to meet as a group some nights, he would be willing to have meetings with the public on his own.