Spud Fest officials are saying there may be no more Spud Fest in 2013, given their current state of conditions. That was the message shared by Big Lake Mayor Raeanne Danielowski to a combined government meeting Thursday at City Hall. Current coordinators of the popular summer festival, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, say there needs to be more citizenry involvement - more help - to carry on the large three-day gathering. There needs also to be a new philosophy governing sharing of proceeds from the festival. Funding issues were compounded by stormy weather during the summers of 2010-11, which wiped out many crowds and resulting spending. The 2012 festival, however, played to good weather; however, there has been no official accounting of funding, thus far. Danielowski announced a community meeting with the Spud Fest folk is tentatively set for City Hall Tues., Jan. 29 at 5:30 p.m. All groups and organizations and interested individuals are invited to attend the meeting, she said. Danielowski issued a passionate plea for the organization to restructure or do what it needs to keep the festival going. It’s our community get-together, she said. “We need to keep this going.” Thursday’s annual session was designed for representatives of Big Lake city, Big Lake and Orrock townships, Big Lake Schools and Sherburne County officials to give updates on various issues within their jurisdictions which affect the Big Lake community. Of note, City Administrator Todd Bodem announced Cargill Kitchens will be expanding their production operation in the industrial park by 40 positions this year. Those jobs, which will provide an additional payroll of $1.7 million, are being moved from a Cargill plant closed in Iowa recently. Bodem also announced City Planner Katie Larsen has submitted her resignation to assume a similar role at Lino Lakes. She has been with the city for five years. Ben Wickstrom of St. Bonifacius will be retained on an as-need basis to help with planning, for the immediate future. Full coverage of the multi-government meeting will be provided in next week’s Tribune.