Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Related Party Transactions

Related Party Transactions
9 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2023
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions

Note 13. Related Party Transactions


Consulting Agreement


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 was 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 agreed to provide consulting services to the Company through December 31, 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 was leasing what was originally estimated to be 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 had 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. On August 26, 2022, Mr. Kiernan exercised his option to purchase the land. Pursuant to the exercise of the option, the Company sold what turned out to be a parcel of approximately 85 acres to Mr. Kiernan on October 20, 2022 for approximately $438,900 ($5,161 per acre).