The chairman of Herefordshire Council, Tony Johnson, spoke to BBC Hereford and Worcester earlier this morning about his meeting with Tommy Agombar, the new 'owner' of Hereford United.
"We explained to Mr Agombar that the purpose of the meeting was simply an information gathering meeting, "said Johnson.
"We needed to understand what his plans for the club were, what his plans for outstanding debts were and as much background as we could get.
"Mr Agombar and his two associates, to be fair, answered our questions. They seemed quite forthcoming.
"We explained to them what we had to do was to go back and consult with our legal team, find out what all the options were.
"They've promised to pay (The 65K owed in rent and rates) it back. They made that promise last week.
"Details of how that payment is made and when is being sorted out during the rest of the week.
"Agombar said he wanted the leases transferred to a company in his ownership. We said if he really wanted to get onside with the fans why don't you just leave the leases with Hereford United as is at the moment because the company is still in existence.
"They thought long and hard about that and said they would give that consideration and come back to us.
"We were told yesterday that the company to which he wants the leases transferred is his holding company. He has a number of different businesses.
"The leases do contain a clause which says that the profits from any development on the ends has to be ploughed back into the club anyway.
"I know what everybody's fear is that this is just an asset stripping exercise."