A five year Capital Improvement Plan has been finalized by the Newtown Board of Finance and the Legislative Council. The plan includes a moratorium on bonding in the 2025 fiscal year. Similar to Governor Lamont's 'debt diet', Newtown officials are calling this a 'debt vacation.' According to the Newtown Bee, Town Finance Director Robert Tait said taking a single year off from borrowing not only saves approximately $900,000 in debt service, but creates an opportunity to shift about a half-million dollars into the municipal capital nonrecurring account. The plan calls for creating a pay-as-you-go scenario by planning a savings schedule to build earmarked funds in the capital recurring account.