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

Fri 28

Water bills due

June 28 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Jul 01

July 1 Canada Day

July 1 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Jul 02

Council

July 2 @ 7:00 pm
Jul 16

Council

July 16 @ 7:00 pm
Jul 31

Taxes Due

July 31 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Notices

County Road 26 (Mandaumin Road) will be closed to through traffic at the culvert crossing 900m north of Courtright Line.  NO THROUGH TRAFFIC. Detour route will be County Rd 80 (Courtright Line), County Rd 31 (Kimball Road) and County Rd 4 (Petrolia Line) for Full Closures during culvert replacement. Effective:  Monday, June 17, 2019 until Friday, June 21, 2019 – Start and Completion dates are weather permitting. Glen Hamill, Construction Supervisor, Public Works Department, County of Lambton Phone: 519-845-0801
The Township of Enniskillen is requesting quotations for the restoration of approximately 300 square meters of sidewalk along Petrolia Line. Please follow link for advertisement at:  Sidewalk Ad June 2019 Quotations for the replacement of the sidewalk will be accepted until 11:00 am Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the Township of Enniskillen office. Please follow link for quotation form at: Request for Quotation Sidewalk Replacement 2019 Bidding information is available from the Township of Enniskillen office during normal office hours, weekdays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Phone: 519-882-2490 www.enniskillen.ca  
Rokeby Line between  Oakdale Road  and Forest Road will be closed starting on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 to Friday, June 21, 2019.  Weather permitting. Closure due to culvert replacements.  No through traffic allowed during construction. Contact:  Mike Cumming, Road Superintendent with questions or comments at 519-882-2490.
Please take notice that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land known locally as 3086 Main Street, Oil City.  Tenders will be received until 3:00 pm local time on Thursday, June 27th, 2019 at the Township of Enniskillen office located at 4465 Rokeby Line, RR# 1, Petrolia, Ontario.  N0N 1R0. The tenders will be opened in public on the same day at 3:15 pm at the Township of Enniskillen office at 4465 Rokeby Line, RR # 1, Petrolia, Ontario.  N0N 1R0. Please follow the link for the advertisement regarding “Sale of Land By Public Tender” at: Enniskillen-Sale of Land…
The Township of Enniskillen has hired a summer student to update the GIS mapping system.  Residents may observe him surveying along their properties and will be driving a municipal work truck.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the municipal office at 519-882-2490.
Please be advised that new speed limit signs have been installed on Marthaville Road between Petrolia Line and LaSalle Line.  The speed limit is now reduced to 50 km per hour. OPP have been asked to monitor the speed limit on the road.  
County of Lambton has designated Courtright Line (Hwy 80) a Construction Zone. From:  the intersection of Courtright Line and Marthaville Road, in the Township of Enniskillen. To:       the intersection of Courtright Line and Waterworks Road, in the Township of St. Clair. The Construction Zone designation shall have a start date of Friday, June 7, 2019.    
Please follow the link provided for  2019 Household Hazardous Waste Depot Schedule hosted by the County of Lambton:  2019 Household Hazardous Waste Schedule (The last Saturday of the month from March to October, 2019 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm)
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…