Mandeville Mayor-elect Clay Madden, who was elected Aug. 15 and will be sworn in on Aug. 26, attended last week’s budget workshop where he was briefed on the proposed budget that was offered earlier this summer by outgoing Mayor Donald Villere. Madden will take office nearly two months past the standard July 1 start date because of election delays caused by the coronavirus. He has asked the council to consider extending a decision on the budget for 30 days. But officials stressed that a delay beyond next week’s council meeting could put the city behind schedule and potentially create issues with state auditors, saying state statutes mandate that a budget should pass 15 days before its start and the fiscal year begins Sept. 1. Changes to the budget include an almost $20,000 salary reduction for the mayor. Madden’s salary will be set at $94,500 for the coming fiscal year. The council will convene for its regularly scheduled meeting Aug. 27 at 6 p.m.