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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 17

Council

December 17 @ 7:00 pm
Tue 24

Office closes at noon

December 24 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wed 25

Christmas

December 25 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thu 26

Boxing Day

December 26 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tue 31

Office closes at noon

December 31 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Notices

Now is the time to prepare an Emergency Winter Car Kit! Slippery or snow covered roads, reduced visibility and bitter cold, these are all conditions that can make driving difficult and even dangerous during cold weather months.  Winter also brings an increased risk of getting stuck in your car, so dress warmly before heading out. Always have winter safety and emergency equipment in your car.  A basic car kit should contain the following: Food that won’t spoil, such as energy bars Water in bottles that won’t break or freeze (replace every six months) Blanket Extra clothing and shoes or boots…
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
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  
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…
Before you begin installing fence, planting trees or excavating on your property call Ontario 1 Call for a FREE locate. Ontario 1 Call at 1-800-400-2255  
My Community Notification Network or MyCNN My Community Notification Network is a local alerting system that contacts subscribers using multiple communications methods of their choice, such as telephones, cell phones, emails and texts.  As a subscriber, you can choose to receive notifications about events that affect your home, workplace, school and more. Subscribers will receive alerts for tornado warnings, drinking water emergencies, shelter-in-place advisories and evacuation advisories.  As the system develops, subscribers will have the option to choose to receive notifications for other events such as road closures and municipal service disruptions. There is no cost to subscribe – the CAER…