It remains to be seen what the rises are likely to be for other North Wales councils, but personally I think this sounds like a good settlement considering that council tax rose by 4.5% last year without the need then to find any savings at all. When you consider that this rise is below inflation (currently around 4%), and that there will also be no cuts to Anglesey's libraries and leisure centres this year, it shows just how well the Council does actually function despite the political problems. If the full Council does approve this rise (and I hope it does) it further proves to the Welsh Assembly Government that Anglesey Council is by no means a failing council and certainly does not need to be forcibly amalgamated into a Greater Gwynedd.
UPDATE: Its worth highlighting the below comment from Jeff Jones, former Leader of Bridgend Council:
"The average increase for Wales looks as if it will be in the region of 2.8%. If Ynys Mon sticks to 4.3 % it will probably be the highest increase in Wales this year. If they go for 3.7% then the highest could be Newport at 3.9% with Bridgend at the moment second on 3.77%. Although the real issue is often not the percentage increase but the actual amount paid at Band D. Caerphilli,for example, might be freezing its council tax this year but its band D will be still £897 compared to Newport's £802. Historically the lowest council tax in Wales has always been Pembrokeshire which has a band D of about £707. The lowest Band D in England and Wales is Conservative controlled Wandsworth at £687. In England all council tax increases above 3.5 % would be capped this year. Most English authorities have also taken advantage of the UK government's one one off payment which allows them to freeze council tax for a year. Council tax has also been frozen again in Scotland but the Assembly decided not to go down this route."UPDATE 2: Neighbouring Gwynedd County Council will see their council tax rise by 3.9%. Another reason to oppose a forced amalgamation between Ynys Môn and Gwynedd.