City Manger John Pietig is allowing the Police Department to fill a position he had originally frozen because the police chief had already offered it by letter.
Other positions will not be affected by the reversal.
"The officer was given the letter about the same time I had indicated a freeze in the position," Pietig said. "When I learned about the letter, I felt the appropriate thing to do was to follow through with the offer. However, we will hold other positions vacant as we evaluate the [2011-12] budget that will be proposed to the council."
Reserve Officer Sean Krogman had been hired for a full-time job by Chief Paul Workman, who retracted the offer the same day because of the freeze.