Current mayor Dick Callaway serves as general manager for the Municipal Utility Commission without additional compensation.
Riffee added that the mayor's salary in St. Albans has not changed in 16 years.
A public hearing will be held immediately before the next council meeting Dec.17 to discuss the proposed raise.
Council also passed a resolution to amend the safety policy for the city.
The amendment outlines clear standards for a variety of items that residents might need to know when they apply for permits.
The standards include crowd management, building occupancies, fireworks, outdoor venues, and entrances and exits to events.