The mayors’ position is that of leadership and representative of the entire population of the municipality. He chairs the council meetings and works with the other members of council. He supervises and observes the functioning of the municipal services. The mayor must confirm that the income of the municipality is collected and spent according to the law. In an emergency situation which threatens the life of the citizens, their health or the integrity of municipal equipment, the mayor can, on his/her own initiative, authorize the expenses and/or award a contrat considered necessary to remedy the situation. Besides these items, the mayor also represents the municipality on the board of the MRC.