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The Department of Public Works has rescinded the “Let Run” order for all water customers in the City of Clare effective April 16, 2014.  Effective with that date, please discontinue the running of water.  Meters will be read on May 1st and adjustments will be made to the April usage utility bills.  Questions may be directed to the City of Clare Utility Billing Department at 989/386-7541, ext. 201.



04/11/14: The Clare City Commission meets Monday, April 14, 2014.

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04/05/14: The Clare Planning Commission met Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

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After 119-years at its present location, the Clare Railroad Depot is being relocated to its new home on West Fourth Street across from ClareCastle and Clare City Park where it will become a focal point of the downtown district and once again be accessible to serve the community once rehabilitation is complete.  The Clare Railroad Depot Steering Committee is pleased to invite you to join us at this monumental event scheduled to take place on April 15, 2014.  The move will begin at 8:00 am and the depot is expected to be on location by 10:00 am with the final site placement being completed by 2:30 pm.  Please join us for this long-awaited community celebration!  Refreshments will be on hand in City Park under the pavilion.


Additionally, the Clare Railroad Depot Steering Committee will be hosting a precursory ground-breaking ceremony on April 9, at 8:30 am and all are welcome to attend.

For more information, please visit www.claredepot.com.




Have you heard the news? Due to the excessive amount of snow that we have received at the airport this winter, we are unfortunately unable to schedule the egg drop this year.  Instead, the Easter Bunny will be hopping by Shamrock Park on Saturday, April 12th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm for a traditional Easter Egg Hunt on the ground.  There will be an egg hunt, crafts, games, and plenty of sweet treats.  Not to worry, the Egg Drop will hopefully be able to return next year!  This event is free.  Pre-registration by April 9th is required: contact atheunick@cityofclare.org or (989) 386-7541 X 213.  In an effort to accommodate the hundreds of people expected for this event, three egg hunts will be planned, each according to age.  Families with children in multiple age groups, are free to choose one hunt to participate in.


Registration for the Easter Egg Hunt is going on now at Clare City Hall.  Pre-registration is required for this program.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 9th.  Space is limited; register quickly, as this event will fill up fast!  We offer three easy ways to register; walk in during office hours, utilize the after-hours drop box, or send your completed registration form by mail.  Additionally, volunteers are needed for this event.  If you are interested in volunteering, please let us know.

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