Grill comments on allegations
At Monday’s city council meeting, Cape Coral Councilmember Eric Grill made his first comment about the allegations that he took money for construction projects and never started them.
“I had contracts and I intended to honor those contracts,” Grill said during a break in the meeting.
He declined to comment further, although he did prepare a written statement to release if the other council members asked him to do so.
Lisa Johnson, owner of Tropical Twisters Gymnastics, filed a complaint against Grill and his company, Grand Cape Construction, stating that he took $50,000 to build a new gym but has not paid Honc Construction for $20,000 worth of clearing work on the land. The complaint is being investigated by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
Johnson has retained legal counsel and has said she intends to file a civil lawsuit against Grill.
David Malmberg, owner of Affordable Towing, also alleged that he contracted with Grand Cape Construction in June for $15,000 to build a warehouse and no work has been done to date.