The board of hospital trustees shall have power to appoint a suitable superintendent
or matron, or both, and necessary assistants, and fix their compensation and shall
also have power to remove such appointees and shall in general carry out the spirit
and intent of this law in establishing and maintaining a county hospital. The board of hospital trustees shall hold meetings at least once each month and
keep a complete record of all its transactions. Three members of said board shall be required to constitute a quorum for the transaction
of business and two or more of said trustees shall visit and examine said hospital
twice each month. The board shall, prior to July 1 of each year, file with the board of county commissioners
of said county a report of their proceedings with reference to such hospital and a
statement of all receipts and expenditures made during the year and shall certify
to the said board of county commissioners the amount necessary for the improvement
and maintenance of such public hospital, so established, during the ensuing year,
and the said board of county commissioners shall, at its annual meeting for the purpose
of determining the amount to be raised for all county purposes, levy a sufficient
tax upon all the assessed value of the taxable property in the county as will produce
the sum required by the said board of trustees' report, but said hospital levy, together
with the levy necessary to liquidate the bonds aforesaid, shall not exceed 10 mills
on the assessed valuation. No trustee shall have a personal, pecuniary interest, either directly or indirectly,
in the purchase of any supplies for said hospital, unless the same are purchased by
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