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Welcome to the Township of Enniskillen

On behalf of the Council of the Township of Enniskillen, I would like to welcome you to our municipality, which is located in the heart of Lambton County, in the “great southwest” region of the Province of Ontario.

Almost 3,200 people call Enniskillen home in more than 1,100 households. The area is about 340 square kilometers or about 82,000 acres of highly productive farmland. There are two residental hamlets within the township, including Oil City and Marthaville.

Our municipality’s rich history began in the 1830’s. The township was named after the Earl of Enniskillen in Ireland by the Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada, Sir John Colborne. The Township was officially incorporated in 1855. However, it was the discovery of oil in 1858, that changed the course of Enniskillen Township’s history, making it the birthplace of oil in North America! Even today, more than 150 years later, many oil fields continue to produce “black gold” for the important petro-chemical industry of Lambton County.

Agriculture is not only the largest industry in the province, but also within the borders of Enniskillen. The major crops grown are soybeans, wheat and corn in addition to various livestock operations. The newest sector to emerge is the greenhouse industry. The largest crop is soybeans which is processed in two facilities in the province as well as exported to various Asian markets as food grade edible soybeans. Corn is grown not only for livestock feed, but also to supply the ethanol plant in nearby St. Clair Township.

As Mayor, I welcome you and willing to hear from you anytime with suggestions how we can continue to make Enniskillen a better place to live, work and play!

Kevin Marriott, Mayor

Township of Enniskillen

Upcoming Events

Tue 11

Council

December 11 @ 7:00 pm
Mon 24

Christmas Eve office closes at noon

December 24 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tue 25

Christmas Day

December 25 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wed 26

Boxing Day

December 26 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mon 31

New Year’s Eve office closes at noon

December 31 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Notices

We’re pleased to provide an update on High Park’s plans to develop enclosed veg houses at our facility.  These plans have been initiated in response to community feedback and action to further mitigate light from the facility.   In the growing process, plants go through two distinct phases: flower and veg.  The flower stage requires 12 hours of light per day and veg stage requires 17 hours of light.  While the greenhouse plants are in the veg state, they will be completely enclosed in the new veg houses.   The enclosed veg houses are scheduled to be operational spring 2019. …
The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario have released information regarding Ontario 511 to help motorists during winter weather conditions. Keeping Ontario’s highways as safe as possible during winter weather conditions is a top priority.  Winter is coming, and snow has already fallen in many parts of the province.  Before heading out, check Ontario 511 for local highway information and to track snowplows in your area. Track My Plow is now available on Ontario 511, so drivers can track the location of snowplows and salt trucks.  Before the end of the year, the Ontario 511 website will also provide drivers with…
The Township of Enniskillen has been notified of the following statement from High Park Farms (LaSalle site). High Park Farms lighting schedule is as follows: Winter Season:  1 am to 6 pm Summer Season:  4 am to 9 pm High Park Farms is committed to the community and would like to hear from you.  Please contact the company at questions@highparkcompany.com  
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Statement from High Park Company: High Park Farm’s (HPFs) odour control plan was reviewed and approved by Health Canada.  We are in the process of implementing a supplemental odour control plan in connection with licensing of additional zones within the existing greenhouse.  This plan was also reviewed and approved by Health Canada.   The supplement odour control plan includes a new and additional charcoal air filtration system, which will work in tandem with the odour cannons approved by Health Canada.  We have begun the first phase of installation and intend to have the entire system completely…
November 20, 2018   The Township of Enniskillen requires an Equipment Operator for the Roads Department.  Follow the link for job advertisement:  Twp of Enniskillen Equipment Operator ad Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter by 12:00 pm (noon) Friday, December 14, 2018 addressed to:  Mike Cumming, Road Superintendent, Email:  mcumming@enniskillen.ca  
Sale of Hunting Licenses for Resident and Non-Resident are now available at the Township of Enniskillen municipal office. Hunters must have a valid small game license and be present in person to obtain a Township license. For more information follow the link:  ENN Notice to Hunters Sept2018  
911 Address signs Our Fire Departments have requested that residents check the visibility of 911 address signs. Vegetation growing around the signs will make it difficult to locate a property. It is important that police, fire and ambulance have the ability to clearly locate a property during an emergency. Please ensure that your sign is visible from the road. If your 911 sign is no longer visible due to the condition of the sign please contact the Municipal Office at 519-882-2490 to arrange for the installation of a new sign.  
During the spring time of year, many tree branches and brush piles accumulate in rural areas.  The Township of Enniskillen requires that if you do need to burn brush, wood, etc.,  you must contact the municipal office for an “Open Air Burning Notification/Application”. The applicant will be asked a few questions, regarding the date of the proposed burn and time of the proposed burn.  Burning is only allowed on farm premises and only between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm.  All fires to be extinguished before dark. According to a local news broadcast, an outside brush fire is…
Continue to monitor your water consumption patterns and be aware of the potential for leaks.  Outside leaks can go undetected for long periods of time and a running toilet may consume serveral cubic meters of water.  This can result in a large water bill.  Township policy does not provide reductions to water bills due to leaks.  The property owner is responsible for all water that is calculated by the water meter. Please ensure that your water pipes and meter are protected from freezing.  The property owner is responsible for all parts of the system on private property which is beyond…
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