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All City of Clare water customers are on 'let run' status for the remainder of the winter due to excessively deep frost levels & extreme cold. 'Let run' consists of the following:


1. The City of Clare is NOT responsible for thawing frozen water lines!

2. Water is to be run from the time the consumers is informed by Clare DPW until the City notifies you to stop the 'let run'. The water is to be run 24 hours a day, a stream the size of a pencil lead or slightly larger (between 1/8 and 1/4").

3. The Customer is liable to pay all charges relating to the thawing of water lines if water freezes after being placed on the 'let run' order.

4. Your water bill (during this let run period) will be averaged on your past consumption. Warning: Do not shut the water off until directed to do so by the City of Clare. Be especially careful in the springtime - with the sun out daily, it tends to drive the frost down deeper, not out as many people believe!

5. If you have questions about this 'let run' order, please call the Utility Billing department at 386-2182 x201.




Plan Documents


In accordance with federal requirements, the City of Clare's Title VI Plan can be downloaded as a PDF document.


Click here to view the document.


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The Clare City Commission met Monday, March 16.

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Minutes from the March 9 meeting are now available.

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Volunteer law students from the Michigan State University College of Law have a goal of helping at least 100 families in February and March 2015. Volunteers are supervised by licensed attorneys. Volunteers will assist low-income individuals and families with filing a tax return, issues with the IRS or claiming the Earned Income Credit.

  • Location Information:

Pere Marquette District Library
185 E. Fourth Street
Clare, MI 48617
(989) 386-7576, ext. 4

  • Date:

Saturday, February 21, 2015

  • Times:

Taking clients from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(Volunteers will complete service by 5:00 p.m.)

  • Appointments:

No appointment is necessary; however, please call
(517-336-8088, option 4) to make an appointment if you
prefer a certain time.

  • You must have ALL proper income tax documents for a tax return to be completed.


See website for more details and how you can support our campaign!

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