Suwanee leaders recognize volunteers

SUWANEE - Suwanee Day volunteers were honored Tuesday night during the city's council meeting. In total, about 800 volunteer hours, 200 residents and 25 committee members were responsible for pulling off this year's Sept. 19 event.

"Suwanee Day is always the highlight of our event season," said Mayor Dave Williams, who also presented event sponsors with commemorative plaques for their financial and hands-on support of Suwanee Day.

This year's festival, the 26th of its kind in the city, was probably the wettest ever. The weather didn't dampen the spirits of vendors and participants however, and the rain even held off briefly to allow the parade to run its course.

Suwanee Day 2010 is scheduled for Sept. 18.

Rezoning conditions revised for bank

Quantum National Bank got the OK from council members Tuesday to add more commercial space to the 3.12-acre property located along Suwanee Dam Road and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. Originally, 40,000 square feet of commercial property was allowed in the PMUD zoning conditions for that property. Following Tuesday night's vote, 43,000 square feet of commercial space is allowed.

Brian Cohen, representing Quantum National Bank, explained that a two-story building will be constructed to enhance the Bank's Suwanee headquarters location.