Table Of Contents:
Duties of the Supervisor can be viewed as narrowly as that defined by Town Law or as broadly as the public's expectation. Regardless of which perspective is used, the old Harry Truman adage is as relevant today as it was 65 years ago: "The buck stops here."
In the broader sense, the Town Supervisor is the Chief Executive Officer having general overall administration and supervision duties of the Town and its special districts. Additionally, in order for the Town to function between meetings, the Town Supervisor is delegated by Town Board resolution certain powers and duties of administration and supervision of the Town.
Under Section 29 of NYS Town Law, the primary duty of the supervisor is to receive, disburse and account for all moneys belonging to the Town. This is first and foremost followed by the need to address public concerns. Those expectations range from emergency management during a disaster to Master of Ceremonies on a special occasion. Unlike many other elected officials, the duties of Town Supervisor are only limited by the public's imagination.
Residents may feel free to call the Town Supervisor's Office the next time he/she wants to know if a camp roof has too much snow on it or if the fish are biting. The Town Supervisor is here to serve.
Current assignments of the Town Supervisor include, but are not limited to, representation on regional boards such as the Inter-County Legislative Committee, Region 5 Open Space Committee and the Board and Executive Committee of the Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages.