Incumbents Noell Nelson and Gerald W. Rice will be returning to the Bluffdale City Council along with political newcomer Calvin G. Webb, according to the unofficial tally of Tuesday's vote.

Nelson was the city's top vote-getter with 225 votes for 24 percent of the ballots cast. He has been a member of the city council since Bluffdale was incorporated 13 years ago.Nelson, 64, is a contractor and an active member of the Lions Club. He said he sought re-election because he is interested in fostering proper planning and growth.

Rice, the other incumbent in the race, finished in third place with 194 votes for 21 percent. He is a former fire chief and has favored countywide fire department and animal control services.

Rice, 57, is an electrician who has been involved in Bluffdale Town Days and a number of other community activities. He said the city deserves a failing grade for economic development.

Webb was the second-highest vote-getter, winning 210 votes for 22 percent. He is a farmer and has served in leadership positions in a variety of agricultural service organizations.

Webb, 66, said he ran for the City Council to learn more about the problems of city government from the inside. He also faulted the city's economic development efforts as well as planning and zoning programs.

Colleen M. Dansie and George J. Markisich were both defeated in their attempts to win a four-year council seat. Dansie had 164 votes for 18 percent and Markisich, 142 votes for 15 percent.