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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Bernie Morelli: Ward 3 Councillor

We are sad to share the news of Councillor Bernie Morelli's death, Tuesday.

Councillor Morelli was the first person we went to see when we were looking at starting this Street Tree Project, back in August 2012. He agreed to meet with OPIRG's staff member in his city hall office, and after a bit of discussion (and a bit of convincing) he jumped on board, giving us access to his executive assistant (at the time Nick Westoll) who arranged the first meeting with Forestry staff. Mr Morelli also suggested other staff and community people we could talk to, people working in the Keith Neighbourhood to help make positive contributions to the lives and environment of local residents.

His support was a real boost to our efforts, and we are thankful for his help.

Mr Morelli was one of the longest serving councillors at Hamilton City Hall, representing a Hamilton Ward in the old industrial area of Hamilton. We are grateful for his initial support and wish his friends and family strength to deal with their loss.

Thanks Councillor Morelli.

Randy Kay

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