Financial Plan & Borrowing

2023 Financial Plan

The Financial Plan Public Hearing took place on May 2, 2023. A recording of the public hearing is available by clicking here and using passcode: =L@Q0G96

Pre-Budget Consultation Open House

The Council of the Rural Municipality of St. Clements scheduled a Pre-Budget Consultation Open House at the Municipal Office Council Chambers to allow informal conversation with members of Council and staff about the 2023 fiscal year and current projects.

The Pre-Budget Consultation Open House took place Tuesday, April 24, 2023, at 6:00pm. A recording of the event is now available by clicking here and using the passcode: ttyq=o7e

Any person who has questions, needs clarification or requires further information is encouraged to contact the Chief Administrative Officer, Deepak Joshi, by phone at 204-482-3300 or by email at

Public Hearing Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to Subsection 162(2) of The Municipal Act; that the Council of the Rural Municipality of St. Clements intends to present its Financial Plan for the fiscal year 2023 at a Public Hearing in the Council Chambers of the R.M. of St. Clements on Tuesday, May 2rd, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

Seating at the financial plan will be limited to accommodate social distancing. We ask that you contact our office to register your attendance so that we can ensure adequate physical distancing seating. Alternatively, we will be live streaming the public hearing with interactive chat. A link to the hearing will be made available on our website.

Council will hear any person who wishes to make a representation, ask questions, or register an objection to the Financial Plan as provided.

If you wish to do one of the above, please submit in writing prior to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28th, 2023.  Your written submissions can either be emailed to, dropped off at our office or mailed to our office if time permits.

Any person who has questions, needs clarification or requires further information, either prior to or following the hearing, is encouraged to contact Shannon Plischke, Finance Officer at 204-482-3300.

Copies of the 2023 Financial Plan will be available for review after April 20th, 2023 at the Municipal Office located at 1043 Kittson Road, East Selkirk or on our website at

Dated this 21st day of March, 2023. Deepak Joshi
Chief Administrative Officer

2023 Documents

Financial Plans


How does borrowing work?

It is very similar to getting a loan to build a home.

  • We get approval to borrow a certain amount. The amount approved for borrowing is not necessarily the amount we will borrow; it is a maximum amount.
  • Before we actually borrow, we complete the project and pay for it either with money on hand, a short term loan or a line of credit. We will also be seeking grants and other cost saving opportunities to help reduce the amount borrowed.
  • Once the project is completed, council will look for the best rate and borrow the funds that were spent
  • Loan payments would have an expected start date and then at that point, the loan payments will be collected from residents through their annual property tax bill.