Eric D. Larsen has resigned as mayor of this central Utah town because of health problems.

"I deeply regret the problems created by this untimely resignation. However, after medical consultation and weighing options with my family, this action is necessary," Larsen said in his resignation letter on Friday.The nature of the medical problem was not disclosed and Larsen declined further comment.

Larsen was elected to a fourth term as mayor last November.

Fillmore City Councilman Mike Winget will become acting mayor until a special meeting can be called for selection of an interim mayor to serve until the next election, in November 1999.