33.1. The executive committee, with the approval of the Council, may make a by-law delegating to any officer or employee of the Community the power to authorize expenditures and to make contracts accordingly, in the name of the Community.
The by-law shall indicate:
(1) the area of competence to which the delegation applies;
(2) the amounts of the expenditures the officer or employee may authorize;
(3) the other conditions on which the delegation is made.
The rules for the awarding of contracts by the executive committee, adapted as required, apply to any contract awarded under this section. However, in any case where the authorization of the Minister of Municipal Affairs is required for the awarding of a contract to any other person than the person who made the lowest tender, only the executive committee may apply to the Minister for the authorization.
To be valid, an authorization to make expenditures granted pursuant to a delegation shall be the subject of a certificate of the treasurer establishing that there are sufficient appropriations for that purpose. No such authorization may be granted if it commits the credit of the Community for a period extending beyond the current fiscal year.
Every officer or employee who grants an authorization to make expenditures shall transmit a report thereof to the executive committee within the next thirty days.