Archbold Village Council approved naming Jerry N. Brown a full-time Archbold police officer during its Monday night, July 7 meeting.
Brown has been serving a one-year probation period since being moved from part-time to full-time probationary status in July of last year. He had been a parttime officer since October 2012.
In other action, council approved two measures that first created an Archbold Building Department, then contracted with the Wood County Building Department to do all of the associated work.
The move follows action by Fulton County, which essentially did the same thing.
By creating the local building department, contractors building commercial and industrial structures can obtain building permits faster, at a lower cost.
The move allows contractors to bypass the state of Ohio building permit system.
Kevin Morton, a councilman, was absent.
The next council meeting is Monday, July 21, 7 pm, in council chambers.