157. The executive committee shall draw up the budget of the Community. The executive committee shall file the budget in the office of the secretary of the Community with its recommendations not later than 1 October of the fiscal year preceding the fiscal year for which the budget is to apply. The secretary shall forward a copy of each document so filed to each municipality whose territory is situated within the territory of the Community and to every member of the council not later than the following 15 October.
Not later than 15 September each year, the treasurer shall determine in a certificate the appropriations the treasurer considers necessary for the next fiscal year for payment of the interest on securities issued or to be issued by the Community, for repayment or redemption of such securities and for the requirements of their sinking funds and any other charge related to the debt of the Community, except however, the amounts required in principal, interest and accessories in relation to the issue of treasury bills, loans contracted in anticipation of revenue and renewable loans falling due during the fiscal year covered by the budget. The treasurer shall also determine in the certificate the appropriations necessary to meet, during the next fiscal year, the obligations undertaken by the Community during previous fiscal years. The treasurer may amend the certificate until 31 December preceding the fiscal year to which it applies if the appropriations mentioned therein have not been adopted by the council. The treasurer shall file the certificate and any amendment in the office of the secretary. The secretary shall notify the council of the filing at the first sitting held after the filing.
The treasurer shall also include in the certificate referred to in the second paragraph the appropriations necessary during the next fiscal year to pay the obligations of the Community under collective agreements or its by-laws or under legislative or regulatory provisions adopted by the Gouvernement du Québec or the Government of Canada or any of its ministers or bodies.
The amounts shown in the certificate shall be included in the budget of the Community for the fiscal year covered by the budget.
The budget shall also appropriate an amount of at least 1% of the expenses of the Community to cover expenditures not provided for in its budget, the settlement of claims and the payment entailed by court sentences.
2000, c. 56, Sch. VI, s. 157.