The Town Supervisor is an elective legislative position. The supervisor sits on the town board, where he presides over town board meetings and votes on all matters with no more legal weight than that of any other board member (no tie-breaking or veto powers).
After town board decisions have been made, it is the supervisor who often carries out the decisions. The supervisor usually receives the majority of complaints and suggestions of citizens, as well.
The supervisor is also the treasurer of the town and generally represents the town in the conduct of its financial affairs.