Liz Carr has new position at Marco Island City Hall

Long-time city employee Liz Carr has a new position. She’s been reassigned and promoted to the police department as code compliance supervisor.

In her new position, Carr will supervise two compliance officers and report directly to Chief Don Hunter. In addition, Carr will continue to manage the foreclosures office, reporting directly to City Manager Jim Riviere.

Riviere announced the organizational changes in press release sent on Sunday. Carr assumed her new duties on August 3.

Carr, who is the wife of retired police chief Thom Carr, previously worked in the city’s Community Affairs department – a position she has held since 2002. At that time, code enforcement was a division of Community Affairs. During her tenure, she was the city’s point person in foreclosure proceedings.

Shortly after City Manager Jim Riviere took office in April, 2010, he reassigned code enforcement (now called code compliance) to the police department. Carr continued to work in foreclosures and remained with the Community Affairs department, since reporting directly to her husband would have been a conflict of interest.

“I’ve always wanted to come back, so I’m thrilled,” said Carr, who added that she requested the transfer after she learned that her husband would retire.

Carr replaces Marco Island Police Sgt. James Hassig, who will return to the department’s patrol division and report to Lt. Matt Goetz.

City Clerk Laura Litzen said the move streamlines the department and that Carr’s transfer to supervising a department will add value.

“Her transition is a natural fit,” said Litzen, adding that one of Riviere’s goals has been to assign employees were they have the most impact.

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softy writes:

islandeye#, I bet she expects it too! At least it gives the negative bloggers something to do!

gladesgator writes:

What is her pay, benefits and retirment? How hard can a job like that be?

Why are WE paying someone to do a that job? If the money directly came out of our pocket or reduced personal buisness profits would we the people hire someone to review code complience issues? What does she do and what qualifications were required? Why not put the job up for auction and all qualified persons can bid on the job?

Time to clean house. no?

Clearitup writes:

So her husband retires and she gets a job. Was this part of his retirement package. Another example of poor judgement by our city council members. It must have been part of a plea bargin so he would retire.

August8 writes:

Me too --ran into her the other day, she's great !

gladesgator writes:

Sure,Marianne Herzili, pay her out of your own pocket. What does she do but shuffle papers? Her husband got a big retirement for what? Going for coffee and doughnuts?

Time to cut wasteful spending. You are very loquacious in your posts. Spend your time working and you can contribute your check to support public officials that push papers and hang out in the break room chatting.

If she is so great what does she do, what is her salary? I bet there are many more qualified people out there that will do the job for less. If there is a job to do. First we need to determine if the jobs are real or created to support the bureaucracy.

gladesgator writes:

in response to MarcoIslandWoman:

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Sure, pay her out of your own pocket. What does she do but shuffle papers? Her husband got a big retirement for what? Going for coffee and doughnuts?

Time to cut wasteful spending. You are very loquacious in your posts. Spend your time working and you can contribute your check to support public officials that push papers and hang out in the break room chatting.

If she is so great what does she do, what is her salary? I bet there are many more qualified people out there that will do the job for less. If there is a job to do. First we need to determine if the jobs are real or created to support the bureaucracy.

captnjimbo writes:

A manager and two officers. That adds up to three bodies.

August8 writes:

We are just good friends, that was not nice.

JohninMarco writes:

Let the games begin.

gladesgator writes:

So no one knows here salery and benfit pacakage and how much her husband gets from the taxpayers. What is this job anyway and what the heck does she do. Hastle people for not cutting their grass. Thats fine but not worth over minimum wage. Anyone

gladesgator writes:

Great reporting Naples News you have so enlightened us about the inner workings of our City.
This must be a filler piece. Make it interesting and find out what the heck this lady is getting paid for and why she and her husband get fat pay and checks and benefits when lots of people are out of work or making minnimum wage.

Tell the taxpayers how much they should pay sommeone to send cut grass notices.

Islandguyalso writes:

in response to gladesgator:

Great reporting Naples News you have so enlightened us about the inner workings of our City.
This must be a filler piece. Make it interesting and find out what the heck this lady is getting paid for and why she and her husband get fat pay and checks and benefits when lots of people are out of work or making minnimum wage.

Tell the taxpayers how much they should pay sommeone to send cut grass notices.

You are so small minded you don't know what she does you don't know what she is paid but you do know its not worth it and someone else would do it for less. What she should be paid to do is teach you how to spell. "Sommeone" is a word you should have learned in the fifth grade. If you can read this with your fifth grade education why do you not stay off the blogs and read a book so you would know how to spell simple words.What do you know about the chiefs retirement, 0.0 same as your grade point average in school.Liz works for chief Hunter so why not go after him. I am sure you think you are a loyal American and support the troops in combat, although I will bet you never served, then be happy you can support a highly decorated Viet Nam vet such as Thom Carr. You are a coward who hides behind the blogs to spill your hate.

gladesgator writes:

in response to Islandguyalso:

You are so small minded you don't know what she does you don't know what she is paid but you do know its not worth it and someone else would do it for less. What she should be paid to do is teach you how to spell. "Sommeone" is a word you should have learned in the fifth grade. If you can read this with your fifth grade education why do you not stay off the blogs and read a book so you would know how to spell simple words.What do you know about the chiefs retirement, 0.0 same as your grade point average in school.Liz works for chief Hunter so why not go after him. I am sure you think you are a loyal American and support the troops in combat, although I will bet you never served, then be happy you can support a highly decorated Viet Nam vet such as Thom Carr. You are a coward who hides behind the blogs to spill your hate.

Tell me what she does and what she is paid Mr. Spelling bee genius and we will both know. I could care less if Carr was decorated in Viet NAM. If he was smart he would have stayed away and helped get us out of that s----- and worthless war.

I bet it's just a paper pushing cushy job with big benefits just to send out notices about tall grass or other such nonsense. If you had facts you would state them and not pick on typos.

Islandguyalso writes:

I will repeat you are a coward you s----- hillbilly. The fact is you spout off about things you no nothing about. Maybe you should find out what she does before you mouth about it.Then if you had a problem with the situation you would be informed. By the way she has basically been doing this job for years they just had to transfer the job to another department because of Thom. Now they have transferred her back. You are to s----- to understand that.You silly coward. Try proof reading your blogs before posting because if you could spell you would have credibility. However you wear your ignorance proudly. Now why don't you go to the traveling wall and tell those people there your feelings about the veterans of Viet Nam.

RayPray writes:

in response to Islandguyalso:

I will repeat you are a coward you s----- hillbilly. The fact is you spout off about things you no nothing about. Maybe you should find out what she does before you mouth about it.Then if you had a problem with the situation you would be informed. By the way she has basically been doing this job for years they just had to transfer the job to another department because of Thom. Now they have transferred her back. You are to s----- to understand that.You silly coward. Try proof reading your blogs before posting because if you could spell you would have credibility. However you wear your ignorance proudly. Now why don't you go to the traveling wall and tell those people there your feelings about the veterans of Viet Nam.

>>> Is that you Liz?

gladesgator writes:

in response to Islandguyalso:

I will repeat you are a coward you s----- hillbilly. The fact is you spout off about things you no nothing about. Maybe you should find out what she does before you mouth about it.Then if you had a problem with the situation you would be informed. By the way she has basically been doing this job for years they just had to transfer the job to another department because of Thom. Now they have transferred her back. You are to s----- to understand that.You silly coward. Try proof reading your blogs before posting because if you could spell you would have credibility. However you wear your ignorance proudly. Now why don't you go to the traveling wall and tell those people there your feelings about the veterans of Viet Nam.

Name calling and bullying, you act like a kid on the playground. If my suspicions were unfounded you would just answer the question. What does she do and what are her qualifications? How much is her salary, benefits and pension? What are we paying her and what are we paying her for?
You can spout your childish insults all day long make unsubstantiated and ridiculous claims about the level of my educations; who cares? Anyone reader worth my time will recognize your ad hominem attacks as a way to evade the issues.
If you have not noticed, the subject here is the pay and benefits of city officials for doing what seem to be rather simple jobs. Apparently you don’t want to answer the questions or address the issues. Your evasive and insulting responses only add to my suspicions.
It is silly of you to mention Carr’s record in By the way; it was so silly of you to mention Mr. Carr’s Viet Nam record relation in response to questions about job duties, pay scale and retirement benefits. Just because he was in Viet Nam does not mean he should be on the public dole?

Islandguyalso writes:

in response to gladesgator:

Name calling and bullying, you act like a kid on the playground. If my suspicions were unfounded you would just answer the question. What does she do and what are her qualifications? How much is her salary, benefits and pension? What are we paying her and what are we paying her for?
You can spout your childish insults all day long make unsubstantiated and ridiculous claims about the level of my educations; who cares? Anyone reader worth my time will recognize your ad hominem attacks as a way to evade the issues.
If you have not noticed, the subject here is the pay and benefits of city officials for doing what seem to be rather simple jobs. Apparently you don’t want to answer the questions or address the issues. Your evasive and insulting responses only add to my suspicions.
It is silly of you to mention Carr’s record in By the way; it was so silly of you to mention Mr. Carr’s Viet Nam record relation in response to questions about job duties, pay scale and retirement benefits. Just because he was in Viet Nam does not mean he should be on the public dole?

well you s----- hillwilliam, I don't know what her pay or duties are and you do not either.Thats the point you object to something you do not care enough about to find the facts about. Do some research then blog your real objections. A person is not on the public dole when they have earned the entitlement through service. Chief Carr sign on as chief to do a job with retirement as part of the agreement. Thats when you object not after they have fulfill their part of the obligation. Had you Taken the time to join the military serve your time apply for a job with a Police department get hired spend 23 years doing the job attend advanced schools for training,work your way through the ranks, then help found MIPD stay, be picked as chief then at 65 retire again someone would be paying you to be on the "dole". Now let me explain as best I can code enforcement, it is what keeps ignorant Hillwilliams like you from having cars in your yard up on blocks. When things have order to them property values go up( or at least not go down as far)the tax base then goes up. You see one of the first rules of the universe is the natural order is chaos it takes energy to have order. So for Marco Island or any other city to have some order someone has to enforce code. Now if you would like to be informed I am sure her salary and jod discription are public record go look it up. Then you will be an informed ignorant hillwilliam. Do that and maybe you will have some credibility.

RayPray writes:

in response to Islandguyalso:

well you s----- hillwilliam, I don't know what her pay or duties are and you do not either.Thats the point you object to something you do not care enough about to find the facts about. Do some research then blog your real objections. A person is not on the public dole when they have earned the entitlement through service. Chief Carr sign on as chief to do a job with retirement as part of the agreement. Thats when you object not after they have fulfill their part of the obligation. Had you Taken the time to join the military serve your time apply for a job with a Police department get hired spend 23 years doing the job attend advanced schools for training,work your way through the ranks, then help found MIPD stay, be picked as chief then at 65 retire again someone would be paying you to be on the "dole". Now let me explain as best I can code enforcement, it is what keeps ignorant Hillwilliams like you from having cars in your yard up on blocks. When things have order to them property values go up( or at least not go down as far)the tax base then goes up. You see one of the first rules of the universe is the natural order is chaos it takes energy to have order. So for Marco Island or any other city to have some order someone has to enforce code. Now if you would like to be informed I am sure her salary and jod discription are public record go look it up. Then you will be an informed ignorant hillwilliam. Do that and maybe you will have some credibility.

>>> Woof! Woof!

>>> Go get him Liz!

gladesgator writes:

in response to Islandguyalso:

well you s----- hillwilliam, I don't know what her pay or duties are and you do not either.Thats the point you object to something you do not care enough about to find the facts about. Do some research then blog your real objections. A person is not on the public dole when they have earned the entitlement through service. Chief Carr sign on as chief to do a job with retirement as part of the agreement. Thats when you object not after they have fulfill their part of the obligation. Had you Taken the time to join the military serve your time apply for a job with a Police department get hired spend 23 years doing the job attend advanced schools for training,work your way through the ranks, then help found MIPD stay, be picked as chief then at 65 retire again someone would be paying you to be on the "dole". Now let me explain as best I can code enforcement, it is what keeps ignorant Hillwilliams like you from having cars in your yard up on blocks. When things have order to them property values go up( or at least not go down as far)the tax base then goes up. You see one of the first rules of the universe is the natural order is chaos it takes energy to have order. So for Marco Island or any other city to have some order someone has to enforce code. Now if you would like to be informed I am sure her salary and jod discription are public record go look it up. Then you will be an informed ignorant hillwilliam. Do that and maybe you will have some credibility.

You don't know me and never will. Obviously you are of low social standing. All you can do is make s----- remarks and undertake personal attacks.

I can assure you I have more credentials and degrees beyond your dreams, yet I still have the humility to try to communicate with a low-life like you. This endeavor proved futile because you chose to continue your child-like rant. Go ahead with your silly rant, you just help me make my case.

liberator100 writes:

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RayPray writes:

in response to liberator100:

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"playing with the Vietcong"

"Jane Fonda's lapdog?"

"fat belly"

liberator -100, was it you or Carr that actually liberated Ho Chi Minh City & won the Vietnam war for us?

I forget....

Did you also win the Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya war for all the Ca$h you ate us pharting around the world?

gladesgator writes:

in response to RayPray:

"playing with the Vietcong"

"Jane Fonda's lapdog?"

"fat belly"

liberator -100, was it you or Carr that actually liberated Ho Chi Minh City & won the Vietnam war for us?

I forget....

Did you also win the Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya war for all the Ca$h you ate us pharting around the world?

That s----- "Dommino Theory" really proved to be nonsense.

Most of the Namm vets hung around smoking pot and having sex with local peasant women. What a waste! I honor those that fought with conscience as well as those at home who protested with conscience. But give it a rest!

RayPray writes:

in response to gladesgator:

That s----- "Dommino Theory" really proved to be nonsense.

Most of the Namm vets hung around smoking pot and having sex with local peasant women. What a waste! I honor those that fought with conscience as well as those at home who protested with conscience. But give it a rest!

Want to see what some of our self-advertised vet heroes really poured taxpayer dollar$ into?

Check out this film: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1234548/ and view the extras.

It is all based on fact!

Islandguyalso writes:

in response to gladesgator:

That s----- "Dommino Theory" really proved to be nonsense.

Most of the Namm vets hung around smoking pot and having sex with local peasant women. What a waste! I honor those that fought with conscience as well as those at home who protested with conscience. But give it a rest!

Nam not Namm now I say again spout the anti Veteran rants at your local bar or go to the wall like I said before. You see you are the bully a Blogging terrorist who hides and takes shots at people in the dark.Look after you dump your vile comments this site gives you a chance to preview what you wrote if you use that you can correct your spelling and not appear quite a s----- as you are.Well which did you do fight actively or go out and protest in the streets, no you were afraid to do either. You hid in dark places like the cockroach you are. I am sure Chief Hunter has the same retirement package Thom did go tell him he is on the dole why don't you go to a council meeting and get them to revoke chief Hunters retirement stand out in the light.

JohninMarco writes:

Note to both Island guy and gator. City of Naples, 1 code officer. City of Marco, 2 officers and 1 supervisor. Naples is cutting spending by 8%. Marco raising taxes. My suggestion is follow the money.

gladesgator writes:

in response to Islandguyalso:

Nam not Namm now I say again spout the anti Veteran rants at your local bar or go to the wall like I said before. You see you are the bully a Blogging terrorist who hides and takes shots at people in the dark.Look after you dump your vile comments this site gives you a chance to preview what you wrote if you use that you can correct your spelling and not appear quite a s----- as you are.Well which did you do fight actively or go out and protest in the streets, no you were afraid to do either. You hid in dark places like the cockroach you are. I am sure Chief Hunter has the same retirement package Thom did go tell him he is on the dole why don't you go to a council meeting and get them to revoke chief Hunters retirement stand out in the light.

Rant on! I have other things to do besides produce perfectly edited posts.

The day is comming when you public parasites like you do become public servants.

As to your concern with annonymity of post, why not post your name, address and employment information. Show us just how open you are. I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for that information though.

captnjimbo writes:

in response to JohninMarco:

Note to both Island guy and gator. City of Naples, 1 code officer. City of Marco, 2 officers and 1 supervisor. Naples is cutting spending by 8%. Marco raising taxes. My suggestion is follow the money.

Johnin marco...spot on and good research. Does it really take three people to do this job on this small island?

Islandguyalso writes:

"The day is comming when you public parasites like you do become public servants". what? No one asks for perfection just readable. can you speak english. I have posted my name here before William Carr now how about you.You got it Thom Carr's Brother now lets have yours Pinko.And if you would like to meet me for lunch I am good with that.

gladesgator writes:

in response to Islandguyalso:

"The day is comming when you public parasites like you do become public servants". what? No one asks for perfection just readable. can you speak english. I have posted my name here before William Carr now how about you.You got it Thom Carr's Brother now lets have yours Pinko.And if you would like to meet me for lunch I am good with that.

I don't know Mr. Carr or his wife. It could be her job is necessary and her salary and benefit package is fair to the taxpayers. I don't care that officer Carr stopped to check on a traffic stop while intoxicated. I don’t mind that you call me a Pinko or that you nitpick my typos or spelling errors.
I would, however, to see the city run efficiently. In addition, I would like to see the pension system for public employees should be reviewed and adjusted where warranted.
To be honest, due to the anonymity of these comments, I spoke in a less diplomatic tone than I would in real life.
On the other hand, it seems to me that officer Carr's brother would show a bit more restraint in making comments. I certainly hope your brother performed his duties with more dignity and discretion and that he does not have a lose tong like his brother.
That said, if we meet for lunch are you buying?

RayPray writes:

in response to Islandguyalso:

"The day is comming when you public parasites like you do become public servants". what? No one asks for perfection just readable. can you speak english. I have posted my name here before William Carr now how about you.You got it Thom Carr's Brother now lets have yours Pinko.And if you would like to meet me for lunch I am good with that.

Notice how fast these law enforcement 'public servant' blowhards stoop to making (illegal) threats of physical violence?

Sociologists remarked many decades ago how thin was the line separating cops & criminals....

Islandguyalso writes:

in response to RayPray:

Notice how fast these law enforcement 'public servant' blowhards stoop to making (illegal) threats of physical violence?

Sociologists remarked many decades ago how thin was the line separating cops & criminals....

Never been in law enforcement and never threatened anyone I ask the man to lunch. You made up the rest in your head maybe that speaks about you and your thought process. And I was actually asking the guy to meet for lunch.

softy writes:

JohninMarco, so the City of Naples has one code officer, are you sure? Well, the City of Naples has over 70 police officers, what about that big boy? Gladesgator, you must have changed your email blog name, have you ever heard the term, walk in my shoes, call Liz Carr, bet you are fat and could not keep up. And as for benefits check out what the city pays and as far as pensions, what pensions, police and fire get those. You just want to spew negativity and I would bet you have not even bothered to call and check what city employee benefits really are. Ask them big man/woman, oh I forgot you do not believe anything city employees would say would you, they are all liars. Feel sorry for you and as for MarcoIslandGuy, he identified himself, brother, most of you negative bloggers would not understand brotherly love or support. I understand what you are doing MarcoIslandGuy, kinda like a mother bear, do not mess with my family. Hey did gladesgator identify himself, NOT, so sad, no back bone. Now is someone going to ask who I am?

ajm3s writes:

in response to JohninMarco:

Note to both Island guy and gator. City of Naples, 1 code officer. City of Marco, 2 officers and 1 supervisor. Naples is cutting spending by 8%. Marco raising taxes. My suggestion is follow the money.

Excellent!

gladesgator writes:

in response to softy:

JohninMarco, so the City of Naples has one code officer, are you sure? Well, the City of Naples has over 70 police officers, what about that big boy? Gladesgator, you must have changed your email blog name, have you ever heard the term, walk in my shoes, call Liz Carr, bet you are fat and could not keep up. And as for benefits check out what the city pays and as far as pensions, what pensions, police and fire get those. You just want to spew negativity and I would bet you have not even bothered to call and check what city employee benefits really are. Ask them big man/woman, oh I forgot you do not believe anything city employees would say would you, they are all liars. Feel sorry for you and as for MarcoIslandGuy, he identified himself, brother, most of you negative bloggers would not understand brotherly love or support. I understand what you are doing MarcoIslandGuy, kinda like a mother bear, do not mess with my family. Hey did gladesgator identify himself, NOT, so sad, no back bone. Now is someone going to ask who I am?

I don't care who you are. Apparently you are another government worker hanging out in an office or at the water cooler while drawing a easy check and accruing a ridiculous pension. Otherwise, you would have simply answered the question and told me what she does (other than driving for her husband around when he is drunk), exlained her qualifications, and described her compensation in pay and benefits. I just wanted to know if her position and pay is a justified expense to the taxpayers.

RayPray writes:

in response to softy:

JohninMarco, so the City of Naples has one code officer, are you sure? Well, the City of Naples has over 70 police officers, what about that big boy? Gladesgator, you must have changed your email blog name, have you ever heard the term, walk in my shoes, call Liz Carr, bet you are fat and could not keep up. And as for benefits check out what the city pays and as far as pensions, what pensions, police and fire get those. You just want to spew negativity and I would bet you have not even bothered to call and check what city employee benefits really are. Ask them big man/woman, oh I forgot you do not believe anything city employees would say would you, they are all liars. Feel sorry for you and as for MarcoIslandGuy, he identified himself, brother, most of you negative bloggers would not understand brotherly love or support. I understand what you are doing MarcoIslandGuy, kinda like a mother bear, do not mess with my family. Hey did gladesgator identify himself, NOT, so sad, no back bone. Now is someone going to ask who I am?

"what about that big boy?"

"bet you are fat"

"no back bone"

>>> These are the gormless MI 'public servants' we are forced to subsidize....

>>> Viagra would certainly help stiffen some portion of SOFTY.

>>> However, what potion would be powerful enough to fortify so flaccid a brain?

RayPray writes:

in response to MarcoIslandWoman:

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I've read that Viagra is powerful stuff, but it can't be potent enough to elevate any aspect of Sancho....

Islandguyalso writes:

However gladesgator I told you my name but you seem to have forgotten to tell us yours. So it turns out you are still hiding in the dark." As to your concern with annonymity of post, why not post your name, address and employment information. Show us just how open you are. I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for that information though" you can breath now whats your name besides coward of the county.

RayPray writes:

in response to Islandguyalso:

However gladesgator I told you my name but you seem to have forgotten to tell us yours. So it turns out you are still hiding in the dark." As to your concern with annonymity of post, why not post your name, address and employment information. Show us just how open you are. I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for that information though" you can breath now whats your name besides coward of the county.

"whats your name besides coward of the county."

Fight!

Fight!

Fleshpot Karr Klan on the march!

gladesgator writes:

in response to Islandguyalso:

However gladesgator I told you my name but you seem to have forgotten to tell us yours. So it turns out you are still hiding in the dark." As to your concern with annonymity of post, why not post your name, address and employment information. Show us just how open you are. I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for that information though" you can breath now whats your name besides coward of the county.

You seem like a low life bully. With an attitude like yours I am sure glad your brother is no longer on the police force. I hope that Liz soon leaves as well.

You are a very poor example for anyone that has any connection with this city. Your post only increases my resolve. This place is too lovely to have bullies like you speaking for the uniformed police officers and city employees.

I don't bother editing my post for you so don't bother with the nitpicks. I could care less. There is no way I would post my name here and have you put me on the black list for every police officer in this town. I hope and pray they are honest. I have yet to meet a cop here that I did not like but it concerns me that the brother of the former Chief of Police is such a crudd rude bully.

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