It’s time to get REAL
A message from Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson
Your Michigan driver’s license or identification card may not get you through airport security later this year.
Oct. 1 is when the federal government will fully enforce the post-9/11 REAL ID Act, and standard state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards will no longer be accepted to board domestic flights within the United States, or when entering certain federal facilities, such as military bases or nuclear power plants.
Many people already have a REAL ID document, such as a valid U.S. passport, a DHS Trusted Traveler Card or an Enhanced Driver’s License. A full list of acceptable REAL ID documents is available at TSA.gov. Those who don’t can make their Michigan license or identification REAL ID-compliant by visiting a Secretary of State branch office and presenting the required documents. And, if you make an appointment, you’ll be in and out in 30 minutes or less.
Here’s what you need to do to get a REAL ID:
- To schedule an appointment at one of our branch offices visit Michigan.gov/SOSAppointments or calling 888-SOS-MICH. You can make your appointment at any branch in the state, and you don’t need to have a renewal mailer to do so. Some branches fill up fast, so book your appointment a few weeks in advance of when plan to travel. Your REAL ID license or state ID card will be mailed to you.
- Bring your driver’s license or state identification card.
- Bring your certified birth certificate, with a raised seal or stamp issued by a governmental agency; your valid, unexpired U.S. passport; or an approved citizenship or legal presence document. (Faxes and photocopies won’t be accepted.)
- If your name differs from what is on your birth certificate, bring certified documents for every time your name has changed, such as marriage licenses or court orders.
There’s no additional fee to turn a license or state ID card into a standard REAL ID if it’s done during your normal renewal time; otherwise a duplicate card fee of $9 or $10 will be charged.
For more information, visit Michigan.gov/RealID.
The City of Clare March Board of Review will hold an organizational meeting on Thursday, March 5, at 4:00 p.m. at Clare City Hall, 202 W. Fifth Street, Clare, MI 48617. The March 2020 Board of Review meeting dates will be held on the following dates:
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. to noon
If you have questions about your 2020 Tax Assessment Change Notice you may contact Edie Hunter at 386-7541 x103. Most questions can be answered with one phone call to the Assessor, but you may also discuss your concerns with the Board of Review. No appointment is necessary. Meetings are subject to the Open Meetings Act. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
The City of Clare is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Published January 14, 2020
The City of Clare, in partnership with the Clare County Arts Council and the Clare Railroad Depot Committee, has been awarded a grant of $51,874 from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of 494 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2015 funding.
The grant funds will used to rehabilitate a portion of the historic Clare Railroad Depot to create a first-ever, permanent site and address for the Clare County Arts Council, which presently borrows and uses locations and spaces throughout Clare County for its meetings, art and education training classes, and its many, highly diversified art and culture programs.
Completion of the project will greatly enhance the Clare County Arts Council’s ability to strengthen its existing art and cultural programs; expand and create new programs; and enable a greater outreach of and for those programs.
Organizations receiving a MCACA grant are required to match those funds with other public and private dollars. To complete this portion of the capital project, the Clare Railroad Depot Committee will contribute nearly $80,000 and the local business and private community will volunteer nearly $30,000 in professional trade skills, labor, and sweat-equity.
The local match funds for this project are available due to the generous donations and outstanding support from the Greater Clare Area Community. Major contributors include the MidMichigan Community Action Agency, Herbert H. & Grace A. Dow Foundation, the Rollin M. Strosacker Foundation, the Clare County Community Foundation, the DTE Foundation, Chemical Bank, Chicago Vessel Fueling Company, the Clare Irish Committee, the Clare County Arts Council, AJ & Sandy Doherty, Robert Knapp, Anna Pryor, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, and innumerable businesses and individuals who are committed to local historic preservation and share a passion for promotion of local art and culture programs. Fund-raising efforts for this and all projects related to the preservation and rehabilitation of the historic Clare RR Depot are ongoing and are primarily attributed to the dedicated efforts of the Clare Depot Committee, the Clare Area Arts Council, the Clare Area Chamber of Commerce, and a local group of railroad aficionados.
The MCACA peer review process used to select grant recipients allows for each application to be competitively considered by a panel of in-state and out-of-state arts and cultural professionals. This ensures that taxpayers, who support this project through legislative appropriations, and all Michigan residents and visitors, will have access to the highest quality arts and cultural experiences.
A complete list of Michigan grant recipients is available by contacting MCACA at 517.241.4011 or by visiting the MCACA website, www.michiganbusiness.org/arts.
This activity is supported by the MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS.
Published February 4, 2015