Park, Trailway, and Pathway Millage Information

As approved by the City Council, the City of Mason is placing a millage request on the Nov. 2 ballot that, if passed by voters, would provide funding for restoring and upgrading existing park, trail and pathway facilities throughout the City.  Projects would be drawn from the approved 2020-2024 Parks, Recreation and Non-motorized Plan, which incorporated many hours of input and ideas from residents. 

Feedback and Educational Meetings:

  In-Person at City Hall            Remotely via Zoom
  October 12, Noon - 1 p.m.            October 18, 6 p.m. - Watch Recording Here
  October 16, 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. - Watch Facebook Live Here   October 22, 9 a.m. - Watch Recording Here

Still have questions that are not on this list?
We're continuing to craft FAQs to help all community members understand this millage proposal.  Fill out this form so we can add your questions to the list.

When would the increased millage start?

I heard the City was also planning on a utility increase (water/sewer) within the next year.  I don't know if I can afford both.  s also planning on a utility increase (water/sewer) within the next year.  I don't know if I can afford both. 

Who decides what projects the funds are spent on?

What if, after further planning, a project does not cost the full amount listed above?  You receive grant funds?  or It costs more?

What will the new playground equipment be made out of? What about maintenance costs?  Will there be pickleball courts?

Why hasn't Rayner Park Playground been maintained better, so we wouldn't have to replace it?

Will the federal COVID relief windfall for local governments make this unnecessary?

Can the city to afford to maintain these improvements? 

Can funds from the millage be used to support recreation programs or City operations?

How can I calculate my specific cost for this millage?

I already pay so many taxes.  Why can't you use the funding I already provide?

If voters approve the Parks improvement Millage, will all projects on the Parks Plan list move forward?

I already pay for Ingham County Parks and Trails; doesn't that pay for parks in Mason?

When, how and where can I vote?