AMRAC CLEAR VIEW, A LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
1997). The loan was collateralized by substantially all of the assets of the
Partnership and a pledge of all partnership interests. The total principal
outstanding at December 31, 1997 was $560,500.
7. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
The Partnership rents poles from utility companies for use in its
operations. These rentals amounted to approximately $15,918 of rent expense
during the period. While rental agreements are generally short-term, the
Partnership anticipates such rentals will continue in the future. The
Partnership leases office facilities and various items of equipment under
month-to-month operating leases. Rental expense under operating leases amounted
to $8,171 during the period.
The operations of the Partnership are subject to regulation by the Federal
Communications Commission and various franchising authorities.
From time to time the Partnership is also involved with claims that arise
in the normal course of business. In the opinion of management, the ultimate
liability with respect to these claims will not have a material adverse effect
on the operations, cash flows or financial position of the Partnership.
8. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
The General Partner provides management services to the Partnership for
which it receives a management fee of 5% of revenue. The General Partner also
allocates, in accordance with a management agreement, certain general,
administrative and payroll costs to the Partnership. For the period from January
1, 1998 through May 28, 1998, management fees totaled $41,674 and allocated
general, administrative and payroll costs totaled $3,625, which are included in
selling general and administrative expenses.
The Partnership believes that these fees and allocations were made on a
reasonable basis. However, the amounts paid are not necessarily indicative of
the level of expenses that might have been incurred had the Partnership
contracted directly with third parties. The Partnership has not attempted to
obtain quotes from third parties to determine what the cost of obtaining such
services from third parties would have been.