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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

Mon 06

Council

April 6 @ 7:00 pm
Fri 10

Good Friday

April 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mon 13

Easter Monday

April 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mon 20

Council

April 20 @ 7:00 pm
May 04

Council

May 4 @ 7:00 pm

Notices

April 3 2020 NO OPEN BURNING – OIL SPRINGS FIRE AREA The Chief of the Oil Springs and South Enniskillen Fire Department has ordered that no open burning take place within the fire area. Since the start of the provincial emergency order the department has been dispatched to five open burning calls. To protect the health and safety and the capacity of the department to respond to real emergencies no open burning permissions will be provided by the department until further notice. Small fires for the use of cooking will be permitted. Duncan McTavish, Clerk
Lambton County Social Services is available to provide the initial point of contact for income support assistance to persons in need to cover the costs of food, shelter, basic needs and referrals to all other Social Services as required.  To find out more information follow the link: Social Services in Lambton County Apr 2 2020 Lambton County Social Services is open by appointment only, by telephone or by email.  For inquiries please call 519-344-2057 or email socialservices@county-lambton.on.ca  
Please be advised that the Enniskillen Landfill Depot will be closed on the following statutory holidays: Friday, April 10, 2020  (Good Friday) Monday, April 13, 2020 (Easter Monday) The depot will be open on Saturday, April 11, 2020 (regular hours are 7:30 am – Noon.      
Please read the following Notice of an electronic Council meeting scheduled for Monday, April 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm: Notice of Electronic Council Meeting April 6 2020 7 PM        
Please be advised that the Oil City Cemetery Decoration Day Service will be cancelled on June 21, 2020. The service may be held at a later date this year. Judy Krall, Chair Oil City Cemetery Committee
Please follow this link:  CLOSURE OF PUBLIC PARKS Gorman Park, Krall Park and Marthaville Park are CLOSED until April 13, 2020
Please follow the link at: INTERIM TAXES DUE MAY 29 2020 If there are questions or issues please phone or email the municipal office. Duncan McTavish
Please follow the following regarding a Declaration of Emergency for the Township of Enniskillen:  Emergency Declaration Twp of Enniskillen If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the municipal office. Thank you. Duncan McTavish, Clerk Township of Enniskillen 519-882-2490
Please be advised that the Lambton Medical Officer of Health has recommended that changes be made to service delivery to limit the potential transference of the Covid-19 virus in the community. Effective 4:30 pm, March 17, 2020 the Enniskillen office will be closed to the public. Staff will remain available from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm to respond to municipal inquiries by telephone and email. Payments can continue to made electronically, by mail or left at the drop box at the municipal building. Public works staff will contine to operate and maintain the municipal roads, water, waste depot and sewage…
The COVID-19 outbreak level of risk for residents of Lambton County remains low. Information regarding COVID-19 may change over time.  Updates to the Lambton Health Unit will update new information as it becomes available at: www.lambtonpublichealth.ca For the most up to date information see the Ontario Ministry of Health website: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus Lambton Public Health continues to actively monitor this developing situation, in collaboration with national and provincial health agencies, as well as local stakeholders, including hospitals and community agencies.