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The 2016 Presidential Primary Election was held March 8.


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04/26/16: Kick off Summer with the Car & Cycle Show June 4 in Downtown Clare! All proceeds support the Clare Depot Restoration Project. Learn more.

04/22/16: The City of Clare Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is currently looking to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Advisory Board. The position is unpaid and the term is for a length of three years. The primary function of the Advisory Board is to provide recommendations and counsel to the City Commission to promote the recreational needs and desires of the residents of Clare and the surrounding area. The cooperation and assistance of all community organizations and resources shall be solicited by the Board to this end. The Clare Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meet every third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at Clare City Hall. Should you or someone you know be interested in serving on this board please contact Parks and Recreation at 386-7541 ext. 213 or download an application here.

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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View the City of Clare's Master Plan


View the signed Title VI Plan


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City Commission


The Clare City Commission met May 16.

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Minutes from the May 2 meeting are now available.

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03/15/16: The Clare County Veterans Center will have a Counselor in Harrison the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month available to see eligible Veterans from 9:30am-3:00pm. Additionally, there will be a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, March 30th from 3:00 to 5:00p.m. in the Clare County Courthouse, Basement Meeting Room A to discuss what services they have to offer our veterans from Clare, Gladwin and Isabella Counties. This is a wonderful opportunity to bring much needed services to our area, please encourage your veteran to attend to learn more. Download this flyer for more details.


01/31/16: Lead in Drinking Water  With lead levels in Flint's water supply receiving national attention, this is a good time to talk about the water supply here in the city of Clare.  Before you read any further, I want to assure you that Clare's water supply is safe and does not have the lead issues that Flint is presently dealing with.  Over the years the uses for lead have been numerous.  For example, lead has been used in paint, gasoline, batteries, fishing equipment, and as a protective shield when receiving x-rays; the list goes on and on.  The history of using lead in the water industry goes back to the Roman Empire.  The Romans used lead for water pipes and as a material in their cooking pots and pans.  In more recent years lead was used in solder to join copper pipes together and used for service lines that would carry water from the water mains in to your home.  Manufacturers also used lead for the manufacturing of plumbing fixtures.  We now know the pitfalls and dangers of lead.  Lead is a toxin that causes both immediate and long term health problems, especially in children.  So what are we doing to fix the problem?  The city adds polyphosphates to our water for corrosion control. Polyphosphates line the water mains in our distribution system and within the pipes of our homes. This stops the lead from leaching into the water.  Spring and fall hydrant flushing also helps prevent lead from leaching into our water.  In 2014, the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act was implemented.  This Act specifies that materials used in the distribution of water may not contain more than .25% lead.  You will be relieved to know 100% of our water samples that were tested for lead this past June (2015) were all under the maximum contaminate level of 15 parts per billion. For more information, or if you have any questions please call or email Dale Clark, Director of Water Treatment for the City of Clare, at (989) 386-2321 or




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Upcoming Programs


Summer Concert Series Soccer Camp

Wonders of Water Middle O'Mit Triathlon


Plan 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


View the signed Title VI Plan


View the certification application












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