I'm doing some housekeeping in our bylaws, and we have a number of bylaws that aren't anything more than bylaws to rescind other bylaws.
For example, in the municipality I represent we have this bylaw:
A By-Law for the purpose of rescinding By-Law #1590.
There is literally nothing else in the bylaw matter of this bylaw other than to rescind a previous bylaw.
There are a couple of bylaws on the books like this, and I'm trying to figure if there's a way we can get them off the books (meaning, take them out of our library of bylaws in effect), or if there's a better way of repealing old bylaws. I'n my mind we can't go about repealing this bylaw now, because as soon as we repeal Bylaw #1617, then #1590 will no longer be repealed, so we'd need a bylaw to repeal both #1617 and #1590 wouldn't we?
We did just recently pass another bylaw that repealed several dozen ancient bylaws all at once. Would it be best practice to maintain a single Repealed Bylaws bylaw, and merely amend it every time we have another bylaw we want to repeal that won't be superseded by a new updated or consolidated bylaw?
What's the best practice for repealing old and outdated bylaws when they won't be superseded by anything new?