Annually, the Town of Montreal West must adopt a budget that outlines the revenues and expenses it expects for the upcoming year. This budget includes revenues such as taxes, permits and recreation revenue, as well as expenses such as the operational budgets of all Town departments, Agglomeration payments and debt servicing.
To abide by Quebec law, Cities & Towns are not permitted to have a deficit budget. Once adopted, the budget is sent to the Ministre des Affaires municipales et de l’Habitation (MAMH).
The Town council usually adopts its annual budget at a special council meeting that takes place in mid-December and is open to the public.