Finance, Treasurer, and Assessing
Michelle Pietsch, Finance Director
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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Audits10 documents

  • June 30, 2022 City of Mason Final Audit
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  • June 30, 2021 City of Mason Final Audit
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  • June 30, 2020 City of Mason Final Audit
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  • June 30, 2019 City of Mason Final Audit
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  • June 30, 2018 City of Mason Final Audit
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  • June 30, 2017 City of Mason Final Audit
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  • June 30, 2016 City of Mason Final Audit
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  • June 30, 2015 City of Mason Final Audit
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  • June 30, 2014 City of Mason Final Audit
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  • June 30, 2013 City of Mason Final Audit
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Approved Budgets9 documents

  • 2022-23 BUDGET
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  • 2021-22 BUDGET
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  • 2020-21 BUDGET
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  • 2019-20 BUDGET
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  • 2018-19 BUDGET
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  • 2017-18 BUDGET
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  • 2016-17 BUDGET
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  • 2015-16 BUDGET
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  • 2014-15 BUDGET
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Financial Services and Information for Customers3 documents

  • Bill Payment Information
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    Information on various ways to pay your bills
  • Directory of Charges
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    Summary of all of Mason's charges
  • Water and Sewer Account Info Sheet
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Financial Transparency6 documents

  • 2023- Projected Budget & Debt Service
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  • 2022- Projected Budget & Debt Service
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  • 2021- Projected Budget & Debt Service
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  • Public Act 202 - Local Retirement Reporting - 2020
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  • Public Act 202 - Local Retirement Reporting - 2021
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  • Public Act 202 - Local Retirement Reporting - 2022
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Principal Residence Exemption Program3 documents

  • Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Program Guidelines
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    Form 2856, Rev. 02-21, MI Dept. of Treasury
  • Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Affidavit
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    Form 2368, Rev. 07-22, MI Dept. of Treasury
  • Request to Rescind Principal Residence Exemption (PRE)
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    Form 2602, Rev. 04-19, MI Dept. of Treasury

Poverty Application and Guidelines5 documents

  • Form 5739 - Affirmation of Ownership & Occupancy
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  • Form 5737 - Application for Poverty Exemption
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  • Form 4988 - Poverty Exemption Affidavit
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  • Poverty Exemption Fact Sheet (State of Michigan)
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  • Poverty Exemption Guidelines (City of Mason)
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Veterans, Disabled Exemption1 document

  • Affidavit for Disabled Veterans Exemption
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    5107STC Affidavit

Senior Citizen Tax Deferment and Refuse Exemption Information2 documents

  • 2022 Senior Tax Deferment
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  • 2022 Senior Refuse Exemption
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