6. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
|9 Months Ended|
May. 31, 2015
|Related Party Transactions|
|RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS||
On December 16, 2009, the Company entered into a Participation Agreement with the District, whereby the Company agreed to provide funding to the District in connection with the Districts membership in the South Metro Water Supply Authority (SMWSA). The Company provided $78,700 and $70,800 of funding to the District pursuant to the Participation Agreement during the nine months ended May 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. These amounts were expensed as general and administrative expenses at the time of funding. On November 10, 2014, the Company entered into a WISE Financing Agreement with the District, whereby the Company agreed to fund the Districts cost of participating in a regional water supply project known as the WISE partnership. Pursuant to the WISE Financing Agreement, the Company made payments of $1,156,800 during the nine months ended May 31, 2015, to purchase certain rights to use existing water transmission and related infrastructure acquired by WISE and is recorded as Investment in Water and Water Systems on the Companys balance sheet. The Company estimates that it will be required to invest approximately $1.2 million per year over the next five years for additional payments for the water transmission line and additional facilities, water and related assets for WISE.
In 1995, the Company extended a loan to the District, a related party. The loan provided for borrowings of up to $250,000, is unsecured, bears interest based on the prevailing prime rate plus 2% (5.25% at May 31, 2015) and matured on December 31, 2014. The Company extended the maturity date of the loan to December 31, 2020. Beginning in January 2014, the District and the Company entered into a funding agreement that allows the Company to continue to provide funding to the District for day-to-day operations and accrue the funding into a note that bears interest at a rate of 8% and shall remain in full force and effect for so long as the 2014 Amended and Restated Lease Agreement remains in effect. The $674,300 balance of the note receivable at May 31, 2015, includes borrowings of $324,800 and accrued interest of $349,500.
The entire disclosure for related party transactions. Examples of related party transactions include transactions between (a) a parent company and its subsidiary; (b) subsidiaries of a common parent; (c) and entity and its principal owners; and (d) affiliates.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef