by Jordan Green

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Greensboro council approves incentives, security ordinance

The Greensboro City Council approved almost half a million dollars in incentives for Timco Aviation Services and passed an entertainment security ordinance at its April 2 meeting.

The incentive money, totaling $400,000, will go towards the construction of two new airplane hangars at Piedmont Triad International Airport. Two days later, the Guilford County Commission approved an equal amount of incentive money for the project, and the company is seeking incentives from the state. Timco, an aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services company, said the project would create 400 jobs. The company is headquartered in Greensboro and has operations across the country as far as southern Florida, Boston, southern California and Seattle.

City council also approved the entertainment security ordinance, designed to regulate entertainment venues such as clubs.

After a council task force was assigned to review and examine the proposed ordinance, which police Chief Ken Miller has touted as necessary for proper security in some venues, the ordinance was altered to require strip clubs and dance clubs with more than two major crimes within a year to follow a provided security manual.

The original proposal would have required all venues that met certain requirements to follow the city’s security manual but after strong business owner opposition and the mention of lawsuits, the city passed an ordinance that would only go into effect after three major crimes within a year.