Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Related Party Transactions

Related Party Transactions
9 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2022
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions

Note 13. Related Party Transactions


Departure of Chief Financial Officer


On May 17, 2022, Richard Rallo notified the Company of his decision to resign from his role as the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer) effective as of May 31, 2022. Mr. Rallo’s decision to resign was for personal reasons to eliminate extensive travel and/or avoid relocation to Florida and is not related to any disagreement with the Company or its independent registered public accountants on any matter relating to the Company’s financial or accounting operations, policies, or practices. Mr. Rallo has agreed to provide consulting services to the Company through December 31, 2022. The Company is in the process of recruiting a new candidate for the role of Chief Financial Officer. For further details of this announcement, please see the Form 8-K filed by the Company on May 23, 2022.



Employment and Bonus Agreement

On April 1, 2022, the Company entered into an amended and restated employment agreement with John E. Kiernan (the “Employment Agreement”). At the same time, the Company and Mr. Kiernan entered into an annual performance and long-term bonus agreement (the “Bonus Agreement”). Pursuant to the Employment Agreement, Mr. Kiernan will remain President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, for a term commencing on April 1, 2022, and ending on September 30, 2024, subject to extension and termination pursuant to the provisions of the Employment Agreement. The Bonus Agreement sets forth the terms under which Mr. Kiernan would be eligible and entitled to short-term and long-term incentive cash and equity bonuses. For further details of this Employment Agreement and the Bonus Agreement, please see the Form 8-K filed by the Company with the SEC on April 5, 2022.


Lease Agreement

On January 1, 2022, Mr. Kiernan, the Company’s President and CEO, entered into a Hunting Lease Agreement and Real Estate Purchase and Sale Option Agreement, with the Company (the “Kiernan Lease Agreement”). Under the Kiernan Lease Agreement, the Company is leasing approximately 93 acres of Company owned, largely unimproved land (the “Land”) to Mr. Kiernan for a three-year term commencing on January 1, 2022, and ending on January 1, 2025, and with a yearly rent of $1,860. Additionally, under the terms of the Kiernan Lease Agreement, the Company has granted to Mr. Kiernan an option to purchase the Land from the Company, exercisable only during the one-year period January 1, 2022, through January 1, 2023, and at a price of $480,000 ($5,161 per acre), which price is based on an independent appraisal obtained by the Company.