383. Such budget shall be submitted to the council not later than 15 December at a special meeting called for such purpose. Such meeting shall be adjourned as often as necessary and shall not be closed unless the budget is adopted.
Such budget shall be transmitted to the Minister in the month of January following its adoption.
Upon sufficient proof that the council has in fact been unable to prepare, adopt or transmit such budget within the prescribed time, the Minister may grant any additional period that he determines for that purpose.
Where, on 1 January, the budget is not adopted, one-twelfth of each appropriation provided for in the budget of the previous fiscal year is deemed to be adopted. The same rule applies at the beginning of each subsequent month if, at that time, the budget has not yet been adopted.
1978, c. 87, s. 383; 1982, c. 63, s. 270; 1984, c. 38, s. 179.