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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

Nov 05

Council

November 5 @ 7:00 pm
Nov 11

Remembrance Day

November 11 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Nov 19

Council

November 19 @ 7:00 pm
Dec 03

Council

December 3 @ 7:00 pm
Dec 17

Council

December 17 @ 7:00 pm

Notices

Please follow the link for information regarding a water interruption:  Notice of Water interuption Oct 2019_ The municipality is repairing a main water meter connection.  When the water service repair is complete and your water is turned back on please run your cold water for 10-15 minutes to clear any cloudiness and/or air in the lines. If you have any further questions, please call Enniskillen Township office at 519-882-2490 or OCWA at 1-888-522-0117. Jake VanDamme, Water Operator, Township of Enniskillen
The Township of Enniskillen offers a scholarship opportunity that is available for Enniskillen Township residents. The scholarship provides two awards of $1,500.00 each to grade 12 graduates attending first or second year at college or university. Enniskillen Scholarship Application
Please be advised that the Township of Enniskillen will be flushing water lines throughout the municipal water system, for the month of October, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact: Jake VanDamme, Water Operator Township of Enniskillen phone: 519-882-2490
ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE MESSAGE FROM:         Mike Cumming, Road Superintendent DATE:                       October 18, 2019  **UPDATED** Rokeby Line Between Fairweather Road and Plowing Match Road (between 3452 and 3511 Rokeby Line) Monday, September 9,2019 – October 31, 2019 Repairs to deck of Bear Creek Bridge *REQUIRES COMPLETE CLOSURE* Contact:  Mike Cumming, Road Superintendent, with questions or concerns at 519-882-2490
Take notice that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Enniskillen will hold a Public Meeting on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Township’s Municipal Office at 4465 Rokeby Line (corner of Oil Heritage Road) to consider proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments under Sections 21 and 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended. To view the Notice of Public Meeting follow this link: Notice of Public Mtg OPA 3 and Rezoning Sept 2019 To view the “DRAFT” Zoning By-law Amendment, follow the two links:  ZBLA – High Park Farms Sept 2019 …
Cogeco is planning to make application for Federal funding for broadband expansion. Cogeco is encouraging residents to participate in an internet speed test which is located at the following link:  https://internetspeed.celertech.ca/ Please note that a valid email address is required to complete the test and to allow you to edit and save the form.  Under no circumstances will your email address be used for marketing or solicitation purposes.  Addresses provided may be used to communicate with you if important information related to this test is missing. Duncan McTavish, Clerk, Township of Enniskillen Phone 519-882-2490  
Please follow the link provided for  2019 Household Hazardous Waste Depot Schedule hosted by the County of Lambton:  2019 Household Hazardous Waste Schedule (The last Saturday of the month from March to October, 2019 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm)
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. …
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 several 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…