163. The council may, by by-law, delegate to the chair or to an employee of the Community, on the conditions it determines, the power to authorize or pay expenditures and to enter into contracts on behalf of the Community.
The by-law must, in particular, indicate the field of competence to which the delegation applies, the maximum amount of the expenditures that the chair or employee may authorize or pay and the other conditions to which the delegation is subject.
An authorization of expenditures granted under a delegation has no effect unless, in accordance with a by-law adopted under the second paragraph of section 161.1, appropriations are available for that purpose.
If, pursuant to section 101, the authorization of the Minister must be obtained to allow the chair or employee to award a contract to a person other than the person who submitted the lowest tender, the authorization must be applied for by the council.
2000, c. 56, Sch. VI, s. 163; 2006, c. 31, s. 51.