Welcome to Enniskillen Township
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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

Dec 07

Council

December 7 @ 7:00 pm
Dec 21

Council

December 21 @ 7:00 pm
Dec 24

Christmas Eve

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

Christmas Day

December 25 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Dec 28

Boxing Day

December 28 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Notices

Township of Enniskillen invites applications for the position of Administrative Assistant.  Follow the link for more information:  Ad admin Assistant Nov-20 Applicants are requested to submit their resume with a covering letter to the undersigned by Noon, December 4th, 2020. Township of Enniskillen 4465 Rokeby Line RR 1, Petrolia, Ont  N0N 1R0 dmctavish@enniskillen.ca 519-882-2490
Please be advised that the Enniskillen Education Scholarship Fund is to be submitted no later than January 30, annually. For information regarding the application process as well as the application follow this link:  Enniskillen Education Scholarship Fund Application If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the municipal office at 519-882-2490.  
The Township of Enniskillen will re-open Gorman Park and Marthaville Park playground equipment on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Patrons are asked to continue practicing physical distancing when interacting with others outside of their social circle. Bring your own hand sanitizer to clean your hands frequently, and do not visit the playground if you are not feeling well. Washroom facilities will not be available at the parks.
Please follow the following regarding a Declaration of Emergency for the Township of Enniskillen:  Emergency Declaration Twp of Enniskillen If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the municipal office. Thank you. Duncan McTavish, Clerk Township of Enniskillen 519-882-2490
The COVID-19 outbreak level of risk for residents of Lambton County remains low. Information regarding COVID-19 may change over time.  Updates to the Lambton Health Unit will update new information as it becomes available at: www.lambtonpublichealth.ca For the most up to date information see the Ontario Ministry of Health website: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus Lambton Public Health continues to actively monitor this developing situation, in collaboration with national and provincial health agencies, as well as local stakeholders, including hospitals and community agencies.
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  
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…
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