BARRY’S BAY – Madawaska Valley has its first candidate for mayor.
Kim Love filed her papers at the township office on May 6 and is looking forward to the upcoming election on October 27.
Love has recently completed a Bachelor of Arts and Masters in economics at Carleton University. She has served two terms as a municipal councillor, once on Radcliffe Township and the second that led into the amalgamation of Madawaska Valley Township. At that time, she also served on the amalgamation transition board.
“I have closely followed municipal issues, attended meetings and made presentations to both council and the public,” Love said in a prepared statement.
She worked on the Public Liaison Committee (PLC) Efficiency Proposal, which she said found significant cost savings at the transfer stations and the Bark Lake Landfill this year.
Love’s wants to rebuild the public trust, to focus on providing core services and to find solutions to the problems plaguing the township’s public utilities.
“It’s time for a change,” she said. “The next council can be a constructive force for that change. What Madawaska Valley needs is a mayor and council who will listen to taxpayer’s concerns, answer their questions, and hold public information meetings where taxpayers can offer their input. Working openly with the public, council would gain a better understanding of the impacts of their choices, so their decisions can move us forward together.”
Love added that the area is rich with knowledgeable, experienced individuals that are willing to contribute their talents to find homegrown solutions to the township’s challenges.
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