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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 26

Council

June 26 @ 7:00 pm
Mon 02

Canada Day

July 2 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tue 10

Council

July 10 @ 7:00 pm
Tue 24

Council

July 24 @ 7:00 pm
Mon 06

Civic Day

August 6 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Notices

Rokeby Line will be closed between Marthaville Road and Tile Yard Road on Monday, June 25 and Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm for culvert installations. Please call Harley McPhail (519)882-2490 with questions or concerns.
The following is an unofficial nomination list of candidates for the Township of Enniskillen municipal election: Date                   Name                                           Position May 1, 2018        Mat Roop                                       Trustee English Separate (St Clair District School Board) June 5, 2018      Mary Lynne McCallum                Councillor June 5, 2018 …
May 28, 2018 County Road 4 (Petrolia Line) will be closed to through traffic between County Road 8 (Inwood Road) and County Road 79 (Nauvoo Road) for Road Reconstruction. Limits of road reconstruction will be Little Ireland Road to Old Walnut Road. Detour route will be County Road 8 (Inwood Road), County Road 80 (Courtright Line) and County Road 79 (Nauvoo Road). Local traffic will be permitted through the site at night but no through traffic during the day where road excavations are underway.  Please be aware of the speed reduction and expect delays. Effective: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 until…
911 Address signs Our Fire Departments have requested that residents check the visibility of 911 address signs. Vegetation growing around the signs will make it difficult to locate a property. It is important that police, fire and ambulance have the ability to clearly locate a property during an emergency. Please ensure that your sign is visible from the road. If your 911 sign is no longer visible due to the condition of the sign please contact the Municipal Office at 519-882-2490 to arrange for the installation of a new sign.  
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