Very Unusual Transaction-Thoughts on Accounting for it
In 2017 the Muni purchased some land for $700k for supportive housing. The RD was on board an provided a grant to the City for $700k but the City retained ownership of the land. An agreement was struck with BC Housing to build and operate the facility. In 2019 the new Council didn't like the deal with the RD and came to an agreement with the RD to pay back the RD for the non municipal portion of the $700k grant. That amounted to about $450k. So we repaid the grant but are not sure of the best accounting for the payment. The land is already recorded on the books so that is out. The payment is really a payment of what was recorded as a Capital Grant in 2017. So do we have a negative capital grant in 2019? That will look quite strange on our statements and the LGDE's but I can't think of another place to record the cost. I also want to use $150k that is in our Land Sale Reserve to cover part of the payment.