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10/03/15: Consumers Energy has announced that they will be temporarily disconnecting electrical power in the Clare area at 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 14th. The scheduled outage is for required maintenance within the electrical distribution system and is anticipated to last no more than 15 to 30 minutes. If your home or business will be affected by this outage Consumers Energy will mail you a notification card - if you didn't receive a notification card and want to check to see if your home or business is affected you should call Consumers Energy at 1-800-477-5050.


09/30/15: Please Take Notice that a General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 in the City of Clare, for the purpose of electing the following offices: City Commissioner – Two Vacancies AND ALSO TO VOTE ON THE FOLLOWING PROPOSAL: Streets Improvement Millage. View a sample ballot.


09/22/15: Halloween Trick-of-Treat hours for local communities in the Clare area are as follows:


Saturday, October 31

Cities of Clare & Harrison 5:30-7:30
Village of Farwell 5:30-7:30
City of Coleman 6-8


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


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The Clare City Commission meets Monday, October 5.

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Minutes from the August 17 meeting are now available.

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09/24/15: For the safety and security of our Clare students, we ask that drivers please use caution around the schools at all times. This is especially important during student drop-off (approximately 7:30-8:15 a.m.) and pick-up (approximately 3:00-3:30 p.m.). Crossing guards are located in front of Clare Primary School, at the intersection of Wheaton & McEwan, and at the intersection of State & Pine. Use caution in these areas and always yield for the crossing guards and students!


07/28/15: The DAV, Disabled American Veterans, now has a new Department Service Officer in a new location in Clare. Chris Hubbell will be available on Thursdays from 8am to 4pm beginning August 6, 2015. I am located inside and downstaris in the Pere Marquette District Library located at 185 E 4th St in Clare. I can be reached five days a week at 989-538-0172 As a service officer Chris will be assisting veterans and/or family members file claims with the Department of Veteran Affairs for service-connected disability compensation, non-service connected pensions, survivor's benefits and a variety of other benefits to include Aid & Attendance for nursing home/in-home care for incapacitated individuals and education benefits for family members. You don't have to be an amputee, for some benefits you're not even required to serve during a wartime period Another big issue are women veterans. Women who served in the armed forces ARE veterans. We just want to get the word out and help the hundreds of thousands of Michigan veterans that are eligible for benefits but aren't collecting them.


06/20/15: The Clare Police Department is now a drop-off location for expired and/or no-longer needed prescription medications. They can be dropped off in the yellow collection bin at the CPD offices during regular lobby hours. The CPD is located within the Clare Public Safety Building at 207 West Fifth Street.


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