177. Subject to the last paragraph, the expenses of the Community, including those resulting from payment of interest on and accessories and amortization of its loans, shall be charged to all the municipalities whose territories are situated within the territory of the Community.
Except the expenses relating to a service governed by a special tariff or of those otherwise governed by this Act or by other Acts, those expenses shall be apportioned among the municipalities in proportion to their respective fiscal potentials, within the meaning of section 261.5 of the Act respecting municipal taxation (chapter F-2.1).
For the purpose of establishing the fiscal potential, the coefficient of 0.96 provided for in subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph of that section 261.5 is replaced by the coefficient of 0.48.
However, the Community may, by a by-law adopted by a 2/3 majority of the votes cast, provide
(1) that all or part of its expenditures are apportioned on the basis of another criterion ;
(2) that a municipality does not contribute to the payment of part of its expenditures.
2000, c. 34, s. 177; 2000, c. 56, s. 58.