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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 22

Council

May 22 @ 7:00 pm
Sat 26

Enniskillen Rabies Clinic 9-11 am

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Tue 12

Council

June 12 @ 7:00 pm
Tue 26

Council

June 26 @ 7:00 pm
Mon 02

Canada Day

July 2 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Notices

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…
Persons may be nominated as candidates in the Municipal Election for the positions set out in the following link: 2018 Elections Nominations ad Nomination papers may be filed anytime during normal office hours from Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to Thursday, July 26, 2018.  On Nomination Day, Friday, July 27, 2018 nomination papers may be filed anytime between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. Municipal positions to be elected in the Township of Enniskillen:  1 Mayor, 4 Council Members If you require further clarification, do not hesitate to contact: Duncan McTavish, Clerk Township of Enniskillen 519-882-2490
Municipal council and school board elections will take place on Monday, October 22, 2018. There have been significant changes made to the Municipal Elections Act, since the last municipal election. Election guides for candidates and voters are now available on the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Ministry of Housing website.  Please follow the following link at: www.ontario.ca/municipalelections The 2018 Candidate Guide provides information for to candidates for the 2018 municipal council and school board elections.  The information also applies to any by-elections that may be held during the 2018-2022 council and school board term. The 2018 Voters’ Guide provides information…
voterlookup.ca is the easiest way to ensure you are on the list to vote for the upcoming municipal election. Go to www.voterlookup.ca You will need the following on hand:  your property address or assessment roll number and your full name and date of birth. Enter either your personal infomation or your assessment roll number.  Click Next.  You may be asked to confirm additional information.  Simply follow the prompts that appear. You’re done! voterlookup.ca Poster If you have questions/concerns, or prefer to speak with someone by phone contact 1-866-296-6722.
The County of Lambton, in conjunction with Clean Harbors Canada Inc., host household hazardous waste collection each year. Household Hazardous Waste dates are the last Saturday of March, April, May, June, September & October. This year the dates are: March 31, April 28, May 26, June 30, September 29 and October 27. The depot site is located at 4090 Telfer Road in St. Clair Township. For further information, please call the Household Hazardous Waste phone line at:  519-845-0809 – option 6. County of Lambton website:   https://www.lambtononline.ca  
Rabies Vaccination Pet Clinics May 5, 2018: Oil Springs Fire Hall, 4589 Oil Springs Line May 26, 2018: Enniskillen Public Works Garage, 4465 Rokeby Line 9:00 am to 11:00 am    
This website gives you easy 24/7/365 access to Ministry of Transporation (MTO) road information on provincially maintained highways. The quick links to areas of the province that experience high volumes of traffic and/or have traffic cameras.  Clicking on the map’s circles or on the listed regions take you to the interactive map. Follow the link:  http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller/trip/map.shtml?ll=50.148746,-85.605468&z=5 You can also follow on Twitter @511Ontario    
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…
To residents of Enniskillen Township:  Please be advised that CLEAR ONLY plastic bags are to be used for recycling.  DO NOT USE BLACK bags for recycling, doing this could leave a load being termed contaminated, as employees cannot tell what is inside the bags.  Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated! Waste Management has provided information regarding items acceptable/unacceptable for recycling at the landfill depot for residents of Enniskillen Township. For the information please follow:  Recycle Often Recycle Right