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Important Public Notices



Garbage Collection Notice:


Residential garbage collection is normally on THURSDAY and materials must be placed at the curb prior to 6:00 a.m.  If the Waste Management truck goes by your home at or after 6:00 a.m. and your refuse was not at the curb, they do not make a return trip to collect it.  There is no “bag” limit, but all materials must be bagged (no “boxes” of trash).


Effective at the end of October 2019 Waste Management has made a change in their routes through town, which means they could come down your street as early as 6:00 a.m. when you might be used to an afternoon pickup time. Therefore, it is very important that your garbage be placed at the curb no later than 6:00 a.m. on the day of pick-up.



Important Information for All Water Customers of the City of Clare

The City is in the process of a major rehabilitation project to replace the iron removal filters at its water treatment plant.  Commencing on Tuesday, October 29th, the City will commence re-plumbing the interior of our water treatment plant; this process should take approximately two weeks to complete.  We were initially concerned that this process could result in some discoloration (red to brown) in your water.  But the City’s engineer has developed a process to preclude the discoloration.  We are very confident that this process will work, and you will not notice any discoloration.  But if discoloration does occur, the water is not harmful - it’s simply naturally occurring iron.  However, if there is discoloration, it may cause damage to sensitive (whites, certain other light colors, & delicates) laundry items.  As a precaution we recommend you run a faucet for at least 30 seconds to determine if there is discoloration before attempting to launder delicate or light-colored clothing.  The City will continue chlorinating and treating the water during this period.  If you have questions, contact the City at 989.386-7541 ext. 201.  Thank you for your patience and consideration as we work to improve the City’s public water system.   The City of Clare is an equal opportunity provider and employer.



Important 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.


View the City of Clare's Master Plan


View the signed Title VI Plan


View the certification application


Additionally, the Municipal Water Quality report below is provided in accordance with DEQ requirements:


2018 Consumer Confidence Report


City Commission


The Clare City Commission meets January 20.

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Additionally, the City Commission and Planning Commission will hold a combined meeting on January 20.

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Minutes from the December 16 meeting are now available.

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January 14: For several years the City of Clare has participated in the Consumers Energy grant program that promotes responsible tree planting and sustainable urban forests in communities across the state and as a result dozens of trees have been planted throughout the City of Clare and thousands throughout the State of Michigan. Shown in these pictures are a couple of the trees planted in 2019 along with the presentation today of the grant reimbursement check.






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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.


View the City of Clare's Master Plan


View the signed Title VI Plan


View the certification application
































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