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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

Wed 31

Taxes Due

July 31 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Aug 05

Civic Holiday

August 5 @ 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Aug 06

Council

August 6 @ 7:30 pm
Aug 20

Council

August 20 @ 7:30 pm

Notices

Please be advised that Oakdale Road between Aberfeldy Line & Oil Springs Line will be closed on Monday, July 22, 2019 between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm (weather permitting). Closed for culvert replacement, no through traffic allowed during construction.  The culvert is north of 2317 Oakdale Road. If you have any questions or concerns call 519-882-2490. Mike Cumming, Road Superintendent, Township of Enniskillen
July 17, 2019 Township of Enniskillen will be conducting flushing of dead end blow off pipes in our water system, over the next two weeks. Customers may experience some low water pressure, when a blow off pipe is flushed in your area. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the municipal office at 519-882-2490.  
County Road 4 (Petrolia Line) will be closed to traffic west of Petrolia to allow for the replacement of two (2) large span culverts. Issued by the Public Works Department, County of Lambton Full Road Closure – County Road 4 (Petrolia Line) Scope: Culvert Replacements Location: County Road 4 (Petrolia Line) closed west of Petrolia Description: Culvert Replacements of the Callinan Drain and Noble-Wooley Drain. At no time will the roads at both culverts be closed at the same time. Traffic Controls as Follows: No Through Traffic Permitted Local Traffic will be permitted up to the construction zone Detour route will be posted to…
The Township of Enniskillen has hired a summer student to update the GIS mapping system.  Residents may observe him surveying along their properties and will be driving a municipal work truck.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the municipal office at 519-882-2490.
Please be advised that new speed limit signs have been installed on Marthaville Road between Petrolia Line and LaSalle Line.  The speed limit is now reduced to 50 km per hour. OPP have been asked to monitor the speed limit on the road.  
County of Lambton has designated Courtright Line (Hwy 80) a Construction Zone. From:  the intersection of Courtright Line and Marthaville Road, in the Township of Enniskillen. To:       the intersection of Courtright Line and Waterworks Road, in the Township of St. Clair. The Construction Zone designation shall have a start date of Friday, June 7, 2019.    
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…