The Knox County Commission today voted to start its meetings later in the day.
Right now, the regular commission meeting is held on the fourth Monday of every month at 1:45 pm. On that same day, the beer board meets at 1 pm and zoning meetings are set for 5 pm.
Starting March 1, that schedule will change. The beer board will be meet at 4, followed by the commission meeting at 5, and the zoning sessions will move to 7 pm.
The group has talked about the possibility of moving the meetings for months.
Supporters wanted to make it easier for the public to attend the meeting be moving it later in the day.
Opponents worried that the later time would actually deter the public, especially in the winter months. In addition, they argued that it would cost the county more money by keeping county employees on the clock later in the day.