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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


Plan Documents


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


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City Commission


The Clare City Commission met 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!



Community News

On October 24, 2015 runners from all around will visit Clare to participate in the Annual Clare Pumpkin 5k Run/Walk! This fun event also features a costume contest where participants can compete while wearing a costume and win Clare Cash that can be used at participating businesses. The Clare Pumpkin Run has already been recognized by the State of Michigan and carries the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness endorsement.

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Join Clare Parks & Recreation for a fun-filled family Halloween event! On Saturday, October 24 following the Clare Pumpkin Run, join us for the Clare Halloween Spook- Tacular. Bring your little ghouls and boos for a day filled with Halloween games and activities, including; costume parade, pumpkin painting, magic show, pizza eating contest and much, much more! The event will take place at Clare City Park and within some of our downtown businesses.

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