Get­ting with the times, of­fer­ing reg­is­tra­tion on­line

Grand Falls-Wind­sor mak­ing pay­ments and reg­is­tra­tion more ac­ces­si­ble through new soft­ware

Advertiser (Grand Falls) - - News - BY SAMAN­THA GAR­DINER

If you’ve ever found your­self stand­ing in a long line wait­ing to reg­is­ter your child for a town ac­tiv­ity such as gym­nas­tics and ask­ing your­self, “Why can’t I just reg­is­ter on­line,” the town will soon have a so­lu­tion to your line up woes.

The Town of Grand Fall­sWind­sor will be pur­chas­ing TownSuite Recre­ation Soft­ware which will al­low fam­i­lies to cre­ate a pro­file and both reg­is­ter and pay for any events they are in­ter­ested in — gym­nas­tics, pot­tery class, wine and cheese night, just to name a few.

The pro­gram will also give users the abil­ity to view the ice time sched­ule, book and pay for their ice time any­where, any­time.

“I think, we are in 2017, a lot of these young fam­i­lies, young peo­ple that use it are look­ing to tech­nol­ogy and that’s the route they want to go,” said Coun. Peggy Bartlett dur­ing the coun­cil meet­ing.

Not only will the new soft­ware make reg­is­tra­tion eas­ier for recre­ation pro­grams, res­i­dents will also be able to pay their taxes on­line.

This soft­ware will both cut down on staff re­sources and cash flow since peo­ple will be able to pay by credit card on­line. That means there will be fewer de­posits made and the trans­fer of funds will go di­rectly to the fi­nance de­part­ment.

Dur­ing the coun­cil meet­ing on Sept. 19, coun­cil de­cided by a vote of 5-2, with coun­cil­lors Dar­ren Finn and Tom Pin­sent vot­ing against, that the town will pur­chase the soft­ware and re­view the ef­fec­tive­ness of the pro­gram over 12 months as well as in­ves­ti­gate user fees to cover the on­go­ing costs of the pro­gram.

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