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Road closures due to flooding update Jan 14 2020

Today, as of 1:00 pm the following Township of Enniskillen roads are closed due to flooding:

  • Fairweather Road between Rokeby Line & Shiloh Line
  • Fairweather Road between Oil Springs Line & Aberfeldy Line

Mike Cumming, Road Superintendent

Township of Enniskillen

 

New Landfill Cards for Enniskillen Township residents February 2020

Enclosed in the February 2020 water bills, residential households will find a new landfill identification card.  The new cards replace the cards that were issued in 2012.  Please discard your old card and start using the new one when going to the landfill.  If you did not receive a card or if there are any errors on your new card that need corrected please contact the municipal office.  Cards are limited to one per household.

Township of Enniskillen

Phone:  519-882-2490

New 2020 Council Meeting Schedule

Beginning in 2020, the Council of the Township of Enniskillen decided to meet on Monday evenings, rather than Tuesday evenings.

The regular schedule will be meeting dates being held on the first and third Monday of the month.  For the month of January, 2020, the meeting dates will be the second and fourth Monday.

For meeting dates from January to June 2020, please look under “Events” calendar (located on this website) or view:  Council Meeting Schedule 2020

If you have any questions, please do hesitate to contact the municipal office.

Duncan McTavish,

Clerk-Administrator

519-882-2490

 

Enniskillen Education Scholarship due by January 30, 2020

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

 

Prepare an Emergency Kit for Your Car

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
  • First Aid Kit with a seatbelt cutter
  • Small shovel, scraper and snowbrush
  • Candle in a deep can and matches
  • Wind up flashlight
  • Whistle, in case you need to attract attention
  • Roadmaps

Items to keep in your trunk:

  • Sand, salt or cat litter (non-clumping)
  • Antifreeze and windshield washer fluid
  • Tow rope
  • Jumper cables
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Warning light or road flares.

 

Internet Speed Tests

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

 

High Park Farms Update December 7, 2018

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.  Design is currently underway and regulatory applications for the changes will follow prior to the commencement of construction.

 

We’re committed to our community and value the ongoing feedback and support.  We can always be reached at questions@highparkcompany.com

 

 

 

Open Air Burning Notification/Application

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 to blame for a structure fire in a nearby municipality last evening.  The property owner lost a drive shed due to the building being fully engulfed in flames.  Please make sure that if you do obtain a burn permit, that you take care and control of the burn and have means of extinguisher available to control the burn (i.e. backhoe, tractor, shovel, extinguisher, etc)

Please contact the municipal office for further questions or information at 519-882-2490

 

Updates for 2019 Water Customers

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 freezingThe property owner is responsible for all parts of the system on private property which is beyond the curb stop/shut off valve.

New Water Rates effective May 15, 2019

$1.85 per cubic meter

$45.50 Administration fee per billing

.30 cents per cubic meter for hydro for customers in the LaSalle pump station area

$118.00 sewer charge per billing for customers in Oil City

Water Bills due dates in 2019:  February 28, June 28 and October 31, 2019.

Notices for Water Meter Repairs

Notices are mailed after each reading cycle to customers requiring repairs or replacement of a water meter or remote.  If you received a notice or receive a notice in the future, please contact the municipal office at 519-882-2490 to make arrangements for the specified repair or replacement.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

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