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Important Public Notices

November 11, 2019: In accordance with the provisions of the Michigan Recodified Tax Increment Financing Act, 2018 Public Act 57, the Clare Downtown Development Authority will hold a public informational meeting on Friday, December 6 2019 at 8 am at Clare City Hall, 202 W. Fifth St., Clare, MI. The City of Clare is an equal opportunity employer and provider.




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 December 2.

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Minutes from the October 21 meeting are now available.

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October 6: The Central Michigan District Health Department (CMDHD) will continue to offer lead-certified water filters free of charge (one per household) to eligible City of Clare residents.  Filters will be available Monday – Friday, from 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the health department branch offices in Harrison and Mt. Pleasant through our Environmental Health services.  Please bring your driver's license or state ID card with you. City of Clare residents may be eligible for a free filter from the health department if they meet all of the following:


The household is connected to the City of Clare water and has not previously received a water filter from the city, the state, or the local health department and


A child under the age of 18 is currently living in the home, OR a child under the age of 18 spends a few hours a day and several days a week at this address for at least 3 months of the year OR a pregnant woman lives in the home and


A member of the household receives WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) benefits, Medicaid Insurance or otherwise is unable to afford a water filter


The City of Clare is also offering free filters to all of their water customers whom they have identified as to having galvanized service lines.  If you are interested in receiving a free filter, or having your water tested, please call the City offices at (989) 424-4071.


City residents who are not eligible to receive a free water filter can learn more about lead in drinking water, or selecting the right filter for their home, by visiting:



The City of Clare during normal water sampling and testing had two test sites in the August samples that exceeded the 15 parts per billion allowed maximum levels of lead.  Included with this notice and being mailed to all water customers you will find the following:


· City of Clare introductory letter of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy Lead in Drinking Water Public Action Notification.


· Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy Lead in Drinking Water Public Action Notification and Education Document.


For further information as indicated within the educational document you can contact:


  • The City of Clare by calling 989-424-4071;


  • The Central Michigan District Health Department by calling either 989-773-5921, option 6 or 989-539-6731, option 6; or


  • The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy at either 517-331-5161 or 616-307-6736.




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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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