BARRY’S BAY – Kim Love has submitted papers to run for a second term as mayor of the Township of Madawaska Valley. Love first ran for office in 1998 in Radcliffe, before the amalgamation that created the Township of Madawaska Valley. She served for two three-year terms as councillor preparing for the transition and helping to create a single township. She then had a 10 year gap in which she furthered her education, including earning a master’s degree. She decided to get back into local politics in 2014 when the former council was asking residents in the rural areas to contribute to the cost of the water and waste system in Barry’s Bay. She believed that customers should pay for the service, and that the cost should not be spread to rural residents who were paying for their own septic systems. Love also believes her education and municipal experience gives her an advantage in writing ministers briefs, number crunching and working closely with the CAOs, “hopefully to the betterment of rural Ontario and certainly trying for the betterment of Madawaska Valley.” Pick up a copy of the June 27 paper to read the full story.