| March 4, 2009
New county office building on
Hatteras is open for business
Dare County offices on Hatteras Island opened for business in their new
location on Monday morning, March 2. The newly constructed building, at
50347 Highway 12 in Frisco, is intended to make county services more
convenient for the residents of the island.
Moving day was Friday, Feb. 27, and by 8:30 on Monday, the building was open for Hatteras Island residents to conduct business.
Employees were working out some final glitches even on Tuesday, but the
new building was getting enthusiastic reviews from the employees who
will work there, including workers from the county’s Department
of Public Health and Department of Social Services, the building
inspector for the Planning Department, the Magistrate’s Office,
and the county’s Sheriff’s Office.
County services have been available at various locations on the
island. The new facility now brings many departments together
under one roof and will offer an even wider range of services.
“The Dare County Board of Commissioners is pleased to make
valuable county services even more accessible to residents of Hatteras
Island,” says Board of Commissioners Chairman Warren Judge.
“We have fine programs that will become more convenient through
The county’s Department of Social Services previously had one
employee working on Hatteras Island and has expanded to four staffers
in the new Frisco facility.
April Jasinski serves as an intake worker accepting applications for
all public assistance programs including Work First Family Assistance,
Food and Nutrition Services, Adult and Family Medicaid, North Carolina
Health Choice, Low Income Energy Assistance Program, Special Assistance
and food pantry referrals for individuals and families of Hatteras
Jonna Midgett evaluates abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older or
disabled adults, provide protective services as needed, and provide
preventive services with other high-risk adults.
Amberly Dyer provides prevention services to families with
children in an effort to prevent child abuse, neglect, and dependency.
She will assess a family’s needs to determine the level of
intervention needed and arrange for appropriate services. She
will also be providing services intake for individuals or families
needing emergency assistance.
Heather Bingley conducts family and investigative assessments of child
protective services’ reports of abuse, neglect, and dependency
and provides case management services.
The Frisco DCDSS staff can be reached at (252) 475-9320.
The Dare County Department of Public Health (DCDPH) provides Home
Health and Hospice services, along with the full array of clinic
services. Clinic services include prenatal and family planning,
mother/baby home visits, outreach support services, well child and
adult health screening, breast and cervical cancer control,
immunizations, communicable disease and STD testing and treatment,
diabetes education program, medical nutrition counseling and WIC
For more information or to contact DCDPH staff at the Frisco building, call (252) 475-9320.
The Sheriff’s Office will move from Hatteras village to the
Frisco building, as will the Magistrate’s Office. The
Sheriff’s Office can be reached at (252) 475-9350. If no
answer, call the Sheriff’s main administrative offices Monday
through Friday at 252- 475-5980 or the Communications Center on nights
and weekends at 252- 473-3444. The Magistrate’s Office at
the new facility can be reached at (252) 475-9360.
The Planning Department’s office that was located in Buxton can
be contacted at (252) 475-5878. That number remains unchanged.
Dare County Emergency Medical Services on Hatteras Island will continue to be accessed by calling 911.
The parking lot for clients doing business with the county offices is
on the eastern side of the building, the side nearest to Buxton.
The parking lot on the western side of the building is for employees.
There are two main entrances to the building from the visitor parking
lot, both with handicapped ramps. The first one is the entrance
to the waiting room for health department and social services
clients. The second ramp leads to offices for the Planning
Department, the Sheriff’s Office, and the Magistrate’s
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