The city commission of gay Wilton Manors has signed off on a $24.3 million budget that raises taxes and some other fees.  The new property tax rate that was approved Monday night, is $6.99 for every $1,000 of assessed value.  This number is up from $6.84 from last year.

Homeowners will also have to pay higher annual fire assessment fees.  Water rates are expected to also increase, but the commission will make this final judgement at the start of the new fiscal year sometime later this month.