The new Parks and Recreation website Community Pass is looking to be fully operational come fall.
“Right now we’re in the process of finalizing the contract, making sure everything is paid off, things of that nature,” said Superintendent of Parks and Recreation Jim Martorano Jr.
He said once the parent company Capture Point receives the payment of $13,500, which the Town Board unanimously approved at its last board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18, the company will begin training the Parks and Recreation staff and set up the software, which will most likely take place in April, according to Martorano.
He said the “full roll-out” wouldn’t be until the fall when the next sports brochure is published.
“The spring-summer brochure that was just posted has all the codes the current software the Parks and Recreation Department is using, so we’re going to continue with that,” Martorano said.
He also said that the staff will have to verify addresses, something that will take time with a program the size of Community Pass, and they don’t want to start things too quickly, creating preventable problems.
“We’ll continue to use the old system for the first half of this year and then start to slowly transition the online system for certain programs, more of your adult classes and senior classes, things of that nature, to test the waters a bit,” Martorano said. “We’ll hopefully be at full capacity by fall.”
Community Pass will allow residents to register for programs, camps and input information to register for pool passes. However, residents will still need to physically pick up the passes at the parks and recreation office.
Capture Point currently serves 400 municipalities across the United States and has been operating the cloud-based Community Pass for 17 years.
The company is a Payment Card Industry-compliant company, which means it is mandated by credit card companies and the PCI security standards council to help ensure the security of credit card transactions. The company also uses Equinix and Amazon Web Services cloud to ensure no credit card data is stored.