Muskingum County Treasurer Resigns

Muskingum County Treasurer Resigns

by Kelly Choate on March 8, 2012

Phil Murphy has resigned as Muskingum County Treasurer.

County Commissioner Jim Porter told WHIZ that  Murphy’s letter of resignation was slipped under the Commissioner’s office door after business hours on Wednesday. Commissioners had not been satisified with Murphy’s efforts while in office and say Murphy would not show up for some scheduled meetings and he also failed to transfer investment funds out of a non-interest bering account.

Murphy was also removed from the County Investment Committee in February when he again failed to attend the meetings.

The commissioners had scheduled a special meeting on Friday in reference to the treasurer’s office, but that is cancelled since he resigned.