Another new member has been appointed to the Richfield City Council, the action and previous appointments resulting in four of the five council positions being up for grabs in the election this fall.
A Richfield banker, Dennis Larsen, is the latest member to be appointed to the council, filling the unexpired term of Terry Anderson. The latter resigned because of a work transfer to Salt Lake City by his employer, Utah Power & Light Co. Larsen was appointed from among eight applicants for the position.Mayor Jay Andersen said Larsen was selected because the council felt he would get the most votes among the candidates in a public election and "we liked his ability." The mayor and council members believe Larsen's business knowledge will benefit the council. He is vice president of Valley Central Bank.
Jay Andersen indicated city officials wanted someone with some similar assignments as those held by the resigning councilman because of his different area of expertise, however.