Finance, Treasurer, and Assessing
Michelle Pietsch, Finance Director
Michelle-9-min
Michelle Pietsch has served the City of Mason since August 2004 and in this role since October 2018.  The Finance Director reports directly to the City Manager.  The Finance Department provides comprehensive financial services and support to the City government, recommends financial policies to the City Manager, maintains excellence in the accounting of all financial transactions, provides support to City departments with financial, budgetary and procurement issues, and retains and enhances the Public’s confidence with respect to the City’s management of public finances.

Michelle leads a very experienced team.  Michelle is committed to a high level of fiscal responsibility and providing timely, quality, courteous and useful information to City officials and residents.  The Finance Department includes the accounting, budgeting, purchasing, investing, water and sewer billing and collections, payroll processing, assessing, information technology, and treasury functions.

Michelle is a member of the Michigan Municipal Treasurer’s Association (MMTA), Michigan Government Finance Officer’s Association (MGFOA), Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), and the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada (APTUS&C).  She holds a Michigan Certified Public Treasurer (MICPT) certification and a Certified Public Finance Administrator (CPFA) certification.  Michelle has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a dual major in Accounting and Management from Northwood University.  
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Audits8 documents

  • June 30, 2013 City of Mason Final Audit
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  • June 30, 2014 City of Mason Final Audit
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  • June 30, 2015 City of Mason Final Audit
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  • June 30, 2016 City of Mason Final Audit
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  • June 30, 2017 City of Mason Final Audit
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  • June 30, 2018 City of Mason Final Audit
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  • June 30, 2019 City of Mason Final Audit
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  • June 30, 2020 City of Mason Final Audit
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Approved Budgets8 documents

  • 2014-15 BUDGET
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  • 2015-16 BUDGET
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  • 2016-17 BUDGET
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  • 2017-18 BUDGET
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  • 2018-19 BUDGET
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  • 2019-20 BUDGET
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  • 2020-21 BUDGET
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  • 2021-22 BUDGET
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Financial Services and Information for Customers3 documents

  • Water and Sewer Account Info Sheet
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  • Directory of Charges
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    Summary of all of Mason's charges
  • Bill Payment Information
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    Information on various ways to pay your bills

Financial Transparency4 documents

  • Public Act 202 - Local Retirement Reporting - 2021
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  • Public Act 202 - Local Retirement Reporting - 2020
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  • 2021- Projected Budget & Debt Service
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  • 2022- Projected Budget & Debt Service
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Principal Residence Exemption Program3 documents

  • Principal Residence Exemption Program Guidelines
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  • Form 2368 - PRE Affidavit
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  • Form 2602 - Request to Rescind PRE
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Poverty Application and Guidelines5 documents

  • Poverty Exemption Guidelines (City of Mason)
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  • Poverty Exemption Fact Sheet (State of Michigan)
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  • Form 4988 - Poverty Exemption Affidavit
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  • Form 5737 - Application for Poverty Exemption
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  • Form 5739 - Affirmation of Ownership & Occupancy
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Senior Citizen Tax Deferment and Refuse Exemption Information1 document

  • Currently, not Available - Senior Citizen Tax Deferment and Refuse Exemption Information
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    Check back in May 2022 for new tax season.