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Memorial day ceremony

The annual Memorial Day ceremony is scheduled on Monday at noon at the Park City Cemetery on Kearns Boulevard.

Mayor Dana Williams, members of the clergy and members of the Park City American Legion plan to speak.

The ceremony is scheduled to start with a flag ceremony conducted by the Thunderbird squadron of the Civil Air Patrol followed by remarks from Al Stark, from the American Legion.

The ceremony will also include performances of the National Anthem and "Taps."

Stark said he expects between 75 and 100 people to attend, about the same as in past years.

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Ice rink popular

City Hall recently released data showing the popularity of programs at the Quinn’s Junction ice rink, which opened last winter.

According to the statistics, 735 people participated in learn-to-skate programs, slightly weighted toward people during the first session. About half were youths, the city said.

Programs offered to teach people how to speed skate drew 42 people — 25 youths and 17 adults.

Meanwhile, 289 people participated in programs that taught people how to play hockey. Of those, 75 were youths. Hockey leagues drew 130 people, evenly split between two sessions.

Between the programs, 1,066 people participated, the city reported.

"Program participation is strong," Stacey Noonan, the general manager of the Quinn’s Junction sports complex, said in a report submitted to Mayor Dana Williams and the City Council recently.

She also noted that the ice rink did well financially and that $40,000 more in revenue than was budgeted is forecasted.

"We weren’t quite expecting that many folks coming down," Noonan said in an interview, adding that the number of people interested in the learn-to-skate and the speedskating programs was significantly higher than was expected.

Expenses were $10,000 less than expected, Noonan said in the report.

The ice rink closes on May 28 and the city hopes to reopen the facility on Aug. 7.

On Saturday, May 27, the ice rink is offering a free public-skating session from noon until 4 p.m.

Police committee applications

City Hall is seeking applications from people interested in serving on the Police Complaint Review Committee, a panel that works with the Police Department when complaints are made against the department.

The committee usually convenes if a member of the public is not satisfied with the results of an inquiry after a complaint is made against a police officer. The committee has the ability to advise Police Chief Lloyd Evans but the recommendations are not binding.

Terms are for two years and the positions are not paid.

Three citizens at large and two City Hall staffers sit on the panel and the chief of police is an ex-officio member. The three citizen positions on the committee are expiring.

The committee meets once a month if a complaint is pending and once a quarter if there are no complaints.

People interested must be at least 21 years old and live in Park City’s limits.

For more information, call Claire Marlin at 615-5505 or contact her at cmarlin@parkcity.org.

The deadline for applications is May 31 at 5 p.m.

The Park City Council created the committee as a method to allow more public involvement with the Police Department.

The elected officials, though, were careful when the committee was formed to ensure that the panel was not granted widespread authority over the Police Department.

The committee is among the most secretive of City Hall panels because members typically consider personnel matters.

Compiled by Jay Hamburger