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The Clare City Commission regularly meets on the First and Third Monday of the month. You can download the agenda and associated documents, or the minutes of prior meetings below.

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Latest News

SEALED BID NOTICE
The City of Clare is soliciting bids for a holiday decoration service contract. Questions should be directed to the Director of Public Works, Luke Potter, @ 989-424-4072 or the Director of Parks & Recreation, Joy Simmer, @ (989) 424-4074. Click here to view full notice

SEALED BID NOTICE
The City of Clare is accepting sealed bids for the repair and replacement of the city’s Fire Station roof. Detailed information on bidding is available by contacting Fire Chief Jim Chapman at (989) 326-2263, jchapman@cityofclare.org.Click here to view full notice

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Ideal Theater Clare, LLC., 609 N. McEwan St., Clare, MI has submitted a request to the City of Clare for the approval of a Commercial Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate. In compliance with the Commercial Rehabilitation Act, PA 210 of 2005, MCL 207.841 et. Seq., as amended, a public hearing will be held on July 18, 2022, 6:00 p.m., at the Clare City Hall, 202 W. 5th Street, Clare, MI for consideration of the issuance of a Commercial Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate. Each taxing authority, assessor, property owners, and members of the public will be given an opportunity to appear and be heard on the application request. Click here to view full notice

PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of Clare has received a request from Speedway, LLC. to transfer jurisdictional authority of property from Grant Township to the City of Clare in accordance with the terms of the Urban Cooperation Agreement in effect between the Township & the City. Click here to view full notice

PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of Clare has received a request from Jerald Russell and Sandra Burch to transfer jurisdictional authority of property from Vernon Township to the City of Clare. Click here to view full notice

PUBLIC NOTICE - Master Plan Update
CONSIDERATION OF MASTER PLAN UPDATE FOR THE CITY OF CLARE, MICHIGAN Click here to view full notice

PUBLIC NOTICE - Request for Commercial Rehabilitation District
A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COMMERCIAL REHABILITATION DISTRICT UNDER ACT PA 210 OF 2005, AS AMENDED, IN THE CITY OF CLARE, MICHIGAN ON JULY 5, 2022 AT 6:00 P.M. Click here to view full notice

PUBLIC NOTICE - July Board of Review Meeting
The City of Clare July Board of Review will hold a meeting on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. at Clare City Hall, 202 W Fifth Street, Clare, MI 48617. This meeting is subject to the Open Meetings Act. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

PUBLIC NOTICE - LDFA Meeting
The Clare Local Development Finance Authority will hold a meeting on Thursday, June 9, 2022 @ 9:00 a.m. Click here to view meeting agenda

PUBLIC NOTICE - DDA Meeting
The Clare Downtown Development Authority will hold a meeting on Thursday, June 9, 2022 @ 8:00 a.m. Click here to view meeting agenda

NOTICE OF 2022 SUMMER TAX DUE DATE
Summer Property Tax bills will be mailed out on July 1, 2022 and will be due, in accordance with City Charter, on August 31, 2022. Tax payments may be mailed, paid online with a credit or debit card at www.cityofclare.org, a check or money order can be deposited in the entry way drop box at City Hall or paid in person during regular business hours at 202 W. Fifth St., Clare, Michigan 48617.

PUBLIC NOTICE - Wonders of Water Day Camp
The Wonders of Water Day Camp is full of educational and fun activities for students interested in learning about water, experimentation, and recreation. Through interactive activities and lessons, campers will explore the science of water and water filtration; learn about water animals, and much more! Lunch will be provided for day camp attendees. If your child has food allergies, you must provide that information on the registration form. Join in on the fun and learn all about the Wonders of Water this summer! Please be sure to wear weather-appropriate clothing and plenty of sunscreen! In the event of inclement weather, parent/guardian will be contacted. Click here for more information

PUBLIC NOTICE - Ethan Gage Junior Firefighter Academy
Clare Parks and Recreation and the Clare Fire Department are excited to announce that registration has officially started for the Junior Firefighter’s Academy. Participants will learn fire safety and prevention through amazing hands-on activities and informative demonstrations! Volunteers from the Clare Fire Department and other associated organizations will assist participants as they try out all sorts of fire equipment! Participants in the older aged sections will also have the chance to do hands-on water pumping; learn search and rescue techniques and much, much more! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn how Clare Fire Fighters conduct official business! The fee for the Junior Firefighter’s Academy is $12 and includes a certificate, t-shirt, and lunch. Please wear old clothes – we could get messy! Also, parent volunteers may be needed for this event, if you are interested in volunteering contact Joy at (989) 424-4074. Click here for more information

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
The City of Clare Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m., at Clare City Hall and the Clare City Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 20, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. at Clare City Hall Click here to view the full Proposed Ordinance Amendment

PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of Clare Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. at 202 W. Fifth St., Clare, Michigan, to receive public comment pertaining to the site plan application of Ideal Theater Clare, LLC for a proposed façade improvement located at 609 N. McEwan Street, Clare, Michigan. The Planning Commission will accept comments at the hearing or in writing if the written comments are received by the City Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. on the date of the hearing. A copy of the site plan application is available for review in the City Clerk’s Office. The City of Clare is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF CLARE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR MICHIGAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) FUNDING FOR THE WATER INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT
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NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY TO USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Please take notice that the City of Clare intends to file a grant application to Rural Development (RD), a division of the United States Department of Agriculture for funding assistance in the amount of $58,700 to purchase equipment for the Clare Fire Department including an air compressor, radios and pagers.
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NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY TO USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Please take notice that the City of Clare intends to file a grant application to Rural Development (RD), a division of the United States Department of Agriculture for funding assistance in the amount of $45,200.00 to purchase a police vehicle for the Clare Police Department.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of Clare Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 11, 6:30 p.m., to receive public comment pertaining to a Special Use Permit and Site Plan Application submitted by Total Holistic Cultivation.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
The City Commission of Clare will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 6, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., to receive public comments pertaining to the approval of the Single Lot Assessment Roll for 2021 delinquent accounts.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of Clare Downtown Development Authority and Local Development Finance Authority will hold thier first of two semi-annual public hearings on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., respectively.
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BID NOTICE
The City of Clare is accepting sealed bids for the seasonal mowing of city lots in violation of our local weed ordinance.
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BID NOTICE
The City of Clare is accepting sealed bids for Janitorial Services.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
Nominating petitions for the office of City Commissioner will be accepted in the office of Clare City Clerk, 202 West Fifth Street, Clare, Michigan, until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. To obtain petition forms and filing requirements, please contact the Clare City Clerk at elections@cityofclare.org; (989) 386-7541.

CITY OF CLARE MASTER PLAN SURVEY
The City is in the process of updating the city’s Master Plan with the assistance of McKenna & Associates. McKenna has developed an online survey for you, as a member of the Clare community, to help shape our community and provide input for the future development of Clare. We encourage you to go to https://mcka.mysocialpinpoint.com/claremasterplan to take the survey by March 4th.

If you have any questions about the process, please feel free to contact me, Brian Keesey, at bkeesey@mcka.com. I’ll be happy to discuss the project with you.

Please click here for a full overview of frequently-updated COVID-19 information and announcements important for residents of the City of Clare.

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

 

Parks and Recreation Master Plan 2022-2026.pdf

 

View the signed Title VI Plan

 

View the certification application

 

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

 

2021 Consumer Confidence Report

 

City of Clare PFAS Information

 

Public Participation Plan

 














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Waste Management Service Update

 

The City of Clare contracts with Waste Management for the weekly pickup of residential waste, acceptable residential recyclables and seasonally for yard waste.  Normally yard waste pickup starts on or around April 1st depending upon weather conditions and concludes at the end of fall, again depending upon weather conditions.  This past year as everyone knows has not been normal.  At the current time Waste Management is struggling with staffing shortages due to COVID exposure quarantines and as a result has prioritized waste pickup to be completed weekly as required and if staffing allows they will also pick up recyclables and yard waste.  We hope that everyone understands and is empathetic with the circumstances that we all find ourselves.  We will post updates as we become aware of them as we have throughout the pandemic.  If you should have any questions regarding residential waste pickup please call Mary at 989-386-7541, extension 201.  Thank you

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