Kings Island and The Beach Waterpark customers could face higher ticket prices if Mason City Council imposes an admissions tax it has discussed.snip
Council's finance committee has talked over the issue, which was aired at a May 5 public hearing.
Vice Mayor Peter Beck, chairman of the finance committee, says a second public meeting will be held soon for business interests and residents.
The city is considering the tax because road and infrastructure improvements near the two amusement areas will cost millions, Mayor Tom Grossmann said. Mason also bears the cost of police and emergency services to the park.
Helllllloooooo!!!!!! Did it ever occur to one of these Mason idiots when they aggressively annexed Kings Island into the city they would have to incur some of these costs as part of the annexation?
The city collects 1% from every single worker who works at that park, most of them teenagers. In addition, Kings Island pays 1% on their corporate profits to the city. I find it almost impossible to believe that the tax base that comes out of Kings Island doesn't pay for the infrastructure supplied by the city (fire, police roads).
If it doesn't, what is wrong with the city of Mason? This park operated quite comfortable inside the Deerfield township since the mid-seventies and the township seemed able to cover the infrastructure demands without a city income tax.
Why can't Mason?
Someone call Mark Mallory and tell him to come get his village idiots.