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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 02

Council

May 2 @ 7:00 pm
Tue 16

Council

May 16 @ 7:00 pm
Mon 22

Victoria Day office closed

May 22 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tue 06

Council

June 6 @ 7:00 pm
Tue 20

Council

June 20 @ 7:00 pm

Notices

Reminder that 2017 Interim property tax bill is due this Friday, April 28, 2017. Taxes may be paid in the municipal office during regular business hours Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  Cash, cheque or interac payments are accepted during normal office hours.  Payments may be placed in the night deposit box located beside the front entrance.  Internet bill payment is available for tax and water accounts only.
Advisory that the municipal office will be under construction/alterations starting Monday, April 3, 2017. Please review the following link for information: ENNISKILLEN OFFICE construction Apr 2017    
March 29, 2017 Glencoe Animal Shelter staff have begun the issuance of 2017 dog tags. They will be going door to door, as done in previous years. If you have any questions, please call the municipal office at 519-882-2490      
Waste Management currently predicts that the Petrolia landfill site will be open to receive soils under December, 2017.  Changes to the operation of the Township depot will not take place until the landfill closes. The landfill and depot will be closed on public holidays (April 14, May 22, July 1, August 7, September 4, October 9 and December 25 and 26, 2017). Resident cards must be available for presentation while depositing residential wastes or recycling materials at the dumpsters provided at the Waste Management Landfill Petrolia site located at 4052 Oil Heritage Road. Household Hazardous Waste Days in 2017 are…
Rabies Poster 2017 The above link provides information for the 2017 Rabies Vaccination Clinics for the Village of Oil Springs and the Township of Enniskillen. Please call the Township of Enniskillen municipal office at 519-882-2490, if you have any further questions.  
Waste Management is only permitting soils to be deposited in the Petrolia landfill.  At the present time, the staff predict that the site will continue to accept soils into the second quarter of 2017.  The final site closure date could still vary dependent upon the rate of delivery of soils into the site. Once the capacity of the landfill is reached, Waste Management will proceed to remove the scales, trailer and the shed from the site.  New fencing will then be constructed at the depot location to restrict access to the remainder of the landfill.  The Council plans to continue…
The following is information regarding the 2017 Summer Employment Opportunities recruitment initiative. I encourage you to share this information with students within your locality. The Summer Employment Opportunities (SEO) program provides up to 5,000 students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience through supervised summer employment in the Ontario Public Service. These positions enable students across the province to gain valuable work experience and develop skills which are transferable to the labour market. Positions for summer 2017 will be posted on January 3, 2017 with six different closing dates between January 17 and March 28. You may access the…
There will be an increase in water rates for water used after May 15, 2017. The new water rate will increase from $1.76 to $1.79 per cubic meter.  The new rate will be in effect for water used after May 15th, 2017. The administrative charge will remain at $45.50 per billing period. Sewer charges will remain the same in the hamlet of Oil City at this time. Shut off of service, disconnection and re-connection of service, as well as special reading charges have increased to $50.00, effective December 6, 2016. Hydro applied to the LaSalle pump system will increase to…
The Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program (OWDCP) provides compensation to eligible producers whose livestock and/or poultry have been injured or killed as a result of wildlife predation or whose bee colonies, beehives and/or beehive-related equipment has been damaged as a result of wildlife predation. To view the Ontario’s Wildlife Damage Compensation Program (A Guide for Livestock and Poultry Owners) January, 2017, please follow the link: Producer-Tip-Sheet-Final_pdf How it works:  Process-Chart-for-OWDCP-Final_pdf For more information on the Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program visit: www.ontario.ca/predation        
As summer approaches and the prospect of severe weather grows, the County of Lambton has launched a new website designed to help local residents prepare for emergencies at home. EmergenciesLambton.ca includes information on a variety of topics including emergency preparedness and hazards in the Lambton County community. The goal of EmergenciesLambton.ca is to provide Lambton County residents with information about potential local hazards and how they can prepare.  Mark Wetering, Emergency Management Coordinator states that “Residents can read up on a number of topics including chemical emergencies, severe summer weather, public health emergencies, severe winter weather, and flooding”. Emergency Response…