Snellville, Georgia

Snellville, Georgia

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Snellville is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, east of Atlanta. The population was 15,351 at the 2000 census. Census estimates for 2006 show a population of 19,983. The city's mayor, Jerry Oberholtzer, was elected to a 4-year term in 2007. Snellville is an increasingly important suburb of Atlanta. The city's commercial and residential development has grown enormously in recent years. In the Atlanta metro area, Snellville is known (mostly humorously) for the slogan on its city limit signs: 'Everybody's Somebody In Snellville'.

History

English settlers

In 1874 seventeen-year-old friends from London, England, Thomas Snell and James Sawyer, secretly planned a voyage to the New World. On March 18, James Sawyer and his brother, Charles Sawyer, left England but Snell’s parents, having learned of the plan, wouldn’t allow him to leave, thus delaying his departure. The Sawyer brothers arrived in New York on April 1 and, after a few weeks, headed towards Athens, Georgia and then to Madison County where they stayed and worked on a farm for $10 a month. Snell did eventually follow his friends to New York and made his way south to meet them. The three then made their way through Jefferson and Lawrenceville. Shortly after Snell’s arrival, Charles left for Pennsylvania, later returning to the south and settling in Alabama where he went into the turpentine business. James had gone also, in search of his brother, leaving Snell to work on the farm of A. A. Dyer.

Unable to find his brother, James Sawyer returned to New York and began work on a farm near the Hudson River area until his 21st birthday in 1878 when he returned to England to claim his inheritance. Shortly following, in August 1879, he returned to Americus, Georgia and then Gwinnett County. Once in Gwinnett County Sawyer went to a small settlement near Stone Mountain then known as New London, where he found Snell. In the homestead that Snell now referred to as Snellville, the two built a small wood frame building and started a business together, Snell and Sawyer’s Store, similar to the one in which they were employed in London. As was common in small mill towns of the time, they printed store money with the trade value and Snell’s likeness on the front that regular customers could use to purchase goods. By the end of 1879 the business was prospering and catering to customers from the neighboring towns of Lawrenceville and Loganville. Travelers would buy supplies at “Snell and Sawyer’s” and often spend the night in the nearby oak groves, as the trip was too great for one day’s travel. It is uncertain when New London officially became Snellville, but the location of the partners’ store was referred to as Snellville in their advertising and the young town began to show a promising future.

But the partnership dissolved and Sawyer kept the old store, building granite stone above and around the old frame and then disassembling the wood frame from within. Snell built a new store of granite. In 1883 Sawyer built a home and married Miss Emma Webb, of the historic Snellville Webb family, on November 15. Sawyer opened Snellville’s first post office in 1885 and served as Postmaster from the back of his store.

Snell died at the early age of 39 in 1896 due to complications following an appendicitis operation. He was buried in Brownlee Mountain, presently known as Nob Hill, and later removed and buried again in nearby Lithonia.

Initially forced into partial retirement due to his failing eyesight, Sawyer went into full retirement in the 1940’s following complete blindness. After that time the store was owned and operated by various merchants until it was destroyed in 1960 and a service station was built in its place. James Sawyer died in 1948 at the age of 91 and is buried in the Baptist Cemetery (now Snellville Historical Cemetery).

City beginnings

The City of Snellville received their charter from the General Assembly of the State of Georgia (1923). The first mayor of Snellville was Gladston Snell and the first police officer was Byron Whitworth.

In the late 1920s the charter went dormant and remained so for approximately 12 years before it was reorganized in 1940. W. C. Britt acted as Mayor and George Martin and Crawford Juhan served as police officers. The city limits were enlarged to a convert|1|mi|km|sing=on radius from the center of town. Following Britt’s term, the charter was again dormant until World War II, at which time Arthur Stancil became Mayor. The charter has since remained active.

Recent times

Snellville’s growth remained slow until the 1960s when the suburban development patterns of segregated uses and automobile dependency became commonplace. Present-day Snellville is quite a different place from the settlement that attracted James Sawyer and Thomas Snell. According to the 2000 Census, Snellville’s population is 15,351 and includes 5,391 households. Over 1,150 businesses operate in Snellville, bringing in more than $1 billion in revenue yearly. Snellville’s political system now includes a Mayor and 5 Council members. There are over 100 employees working for the City of Snellville, which operates from five departments: Administration; Parks & Recreation; Planning & Development; Public Safety; and Public Works. The city limits have now grown to convert|10.4|sqmi|km2 and there are fourteen houses of worship located in the city limits.

Snellville’s continued prosperity stems from the southern hospitality of its residents and the versatility of its surroundings. With a variety of shops, restaurants, schools, churches, a hospital, cultural events, recreational activities, and an abundance of nearby attractions, Snellville’s residents and visitors can fulfill their entertainment and family needs close to home. From a small farming community to the prospering present-day community, Snellville continues to be one of the most successful cities in the Atlanta region.

nellville Loop

The Snellville Loop (Snellville East-West Connector) concept was developed as a loop road connecting US 78 west of Snellville with GA SR 124 north of Snellville. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, this concept went through several iterations and versions until it was developed into a route forming a complete north side loop (bypass) of Snellville, U.S. 78 west to U.S. 78 east.

On November 9, 1992, the City of Snellville adopted a resolution opposing any loop road around Snellville. After the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) later put the connector onto their Statewide Construction Work Program, the City of Snellville passed another resolution (on August 23, 1993) opposing the proposed Snellville Connector.

The Atlanta regional commission (ARC) then received a request from GDOT and the City of Snellville to conduct a study to identify the best transportation alternatives that are technically sound and supported by the local community. Recognizing that the preferred alternative may be a major transportation improvement involving federal funds, ARC and its partners in the planning process designated the study as a Major Investment Study (MIS). [cite web
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As of 2006, the loop road is officially dead with traffic improvements focused on the interchange of US 78 and GA SR 124.

Billboard collapse in 2002

On August 1, 2002, a 35,000-pound billboard collapsed during its installation at the corner of Dogwood Road and GA SR 124. The collapse killed brothers Josh and Anthony Fowler and Lance Stofiel. Clyde Elrod was the only survivor. The collapse also destroyed two unoccupied vehicles and the side of the building it was above.

This is the only time in the United States that a billboard has collapsed from design flaws.

The city issued a statement blaming the accident on a federal court decision that threw out the city's restrictions on tall billboards. Trinity Outdoor and Interstate Outdoor Advertising had sued to overturn the restrictions.

After lengthy inspections by the city, which included the removal of other billboards throughout the city for repairs, the city had no choice but to reissue permits as allowed by the court order.

As of 2006, the collapsed billboard had been rebuilt and remains standing along with others throughout the city.

In response to the collapse and court order, the City now requires all new building and zoning requests to stipulate that they will not allow the construction of billboards for any purpose.

City land swap

In early November 2000, then-mayor Brett Harrell began negotiating a land swap to transform an abandoned supermarket into a municipal complex and the now-former City Hall into part of a church campus. The old Kroger in the Oakland Village Shopping Center on U.S. 78 across from Snellville United Methodist Church and City Hall was just one of several dead or dying shopping centers plaguing Snellville. Abandoned big-box stores had become enough of an eyesore to make them a major issue in the 1999 city elections. Harrell had campaigned on a platform that included efforts to revitalize vacant retail space. [Ippolitto, M. "Snellville may move City Hall; Mayor says deal with church to swap land for strip mall would allow reshaping city center.", "The Atlanta Constitution", November 4, 2000,]

The project was not without its opponents. Among the concerned were tenants of the half-occupied Oakland Village Shopping Center that the city would take over and force the businesses to relocate. [Hartstein, L. "Snellville council takes up land swap proposal; Church would buy shopping center, trade it to city for municipal complex site.", "The Atlanta Constitution", November 28, 2000,] The City Council voted unanimously in that November to proceed with the exploration of a potential land swap. There was concern that timing may become an issue and kill the deal in the early stages. The owner of the shopping center wanted to sell his property by the end of 2000 while the City Council decided to take no action for a six-month period. Some citizens expressed concerns of the project at the City Council meeting and asked for the deal to be put to a referendum. [Hartstein, L. "Snellville land swap may falter; Timing at issue: Owner of shopping center seeks quick sale, but council wants six-month study.", "The Atlanta Constitution", November 29, 2000,]

On March 5, 2001, the city held its first public hearing on the Land Swap. At the meeting over 100 citizens attended to support the idea while more than a dozen showed up to oppose it. A few cited a recent $79,000 roof job on the current city hall and the fact that the swap would benefit the church more than city as reasons to back out of the deal. [Hartstein, L. "Snellville land swap gets mixed reaction; Proposal would benefit church", "The Atlanta Constitution", March 6, 2001,]

On March 26, 2001, the City Council met to vote on the land swap proposal. At this meeting, the citizens were given a few specifics of the deal. According to the Council, the Oakland Village Shopping Center was worth $2,700,000 and the current City Hall was worth $2,300,000. Councilman Jerry Oberholtzer estimated that renovation of the shopping center for city use would be in the $2,500,000 range. He also estimated to renovate the current city hall for future needs would run the city the same cost. More opponents than supporters spoke at the meeting, a few Senior Citizens presented a petition against relocating their center which was part of the land swap plan. The City Council voted 3-1 in favor of the swap. Councilman Troy Carter was the only dissenting vote. [Hartstein, L. "Snellville Council OKs land swap; Multipurpose town center planned for site", "The Atlanta Constitution", March 27, 2001,]

As preparation for the swap began, the city hit a snag in June 2001 when it was revealed that there was a possibility of perchloroethylene soil contamination from an old dry cleaner site in the Oakland Village Shopping Center. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources [http://www.gaepd.org/ Environmental Protection Division] responded that even in the event of contamination, a clean-up may not be required if no one lives close enough to the site or no one is using the ground water in the area. The city did discover the use of a well by a private citizen within a one-mile (1.6 km) radius of the site. [Hartstein, L. "Snellville land swap hits snag; EPD checking site for dry-cleaning solvents", "The Atlanta Constitution", June 3, 2001,] This citizen, Harold "Cotton" Willams, refused a $25,000 deal from the Methodist Church to cap the well. In response, the city began exploring a local ordinance banning the construction of new wells and closing any existing ones. The city council voted on June 25 to adopt the ordinance but still allow the use of the well for irrigation. The city council also decided to include the realignment of Oak Road and Henry Clower Boulevard at U.S. 78 in the land swap project. [Hartstein, L. "SNELLVILLE LAND SW
June 13, 2001,
] [Hartstein, L. "Snellville's land swap apparently resolved; City limits use of water wells", "The Atlanta Constitution", June 26, 2001,]

In July 2001 the land swap hit another snag. A lawyer representing the Nash Family of Snellville filed a lawsuit claiming the city could not trade one of the parcels because the city didn't own it. The Nash family contended it owned the approximately convert|1|acre|m2|sing=on tract and the unused building sitting on it. In 1935, Horace J. Nash deeded the building to the Georgia Rural Rehabilitation Corporation for use as a vocational center. The building was used to train unemployed workers during and after the Great Depression. Later, the city used the site for a jail, a senior center and an agricultural building. Most recently, the building housed Recorder's Court. Attorney Bill Crecelius said the Nash family had let Snellville use the building for decades without complaint. This issue was resolved when the city presented documents verifying its ownership of the title to the building as well as title insurance. [Hartstein, L., Nurse, D., "POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Land swap hits new snag over ownership", "The Atlanta Constitution", July 8, 2001,]

In July 2003, the last piece of a $6,700,000 building plan for the project fell into place. The Snellville City Council approved funding for a multipurpose complex combining municipal functions and police services, plus offering a public gathering spot. In a 4-2 vote, the council approved certificates of participation, a series of leases that are to be renewed annually until they are paid off in 20 years. The leases, with an interest rate of slightly more than 4 percent, will cost the city about $10 million when they are paid off in two decades. Mayor Brett Harrell, Mayor Pro Tempore Melvin Everson and council members Jerry Oberholtzer and Deborah Rich voted for the funding program. Council members Robert Jenkins and Mike Smith cast dissenting votes. In the final plan, the land swap would include an convert|8|acre|m2|sing=on project encompassing a new City Hall, police department, senior center and public forum area. [Davis, M., "Snellville gives the go-ahead for City Center", "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution", July 26, 2003,]

Groundbreaking for the new city hall began in March 2004 with the demolition of the Oakland Village Shopping Center. Hogan Construction Group of Norcross, Georgia, was awarded the $7,400,000 contract to construct both the new City Hall and new Senior Center. The original completion date was pushed back because of poor weather conditions. Crews also had to blast granite under the building foundation, further delaying the project and adding $200,000 to the cost. [Burk, J., "Crews plan late summer opening for Snellville center", "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution", June 27, 2005,]

On March 12, 2006, the city officially dedicated the new city hall located at the corner of Oak Road and Main Street East (US 78). Mayor Jerry Oberholtzer was quoted say that arriving at the dedication day took "five years, four elections, three architectural firms and two lawsuits". [Ghirardini, J., "SNELLVILLE CITY CENTER: Big day for new City Hall; After five-year journey, centerpiece makes debut", "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution", March 13, 2006,] The city hopes to one day expand the complex by adding a Parking Deck and a new Public Safety annex.

On August 13, 2007, the City Council awarded a $52,000 contract to Smithco Construction of Gainesville, Georgia to demolish and remove the remaining piece of the old Oakland Village Shopping Center. The area has now been converted into an open green space.

2007 City Manager controversy

In January 2007, City Manager Jeff Timler informed the city council that they were in violation of his contract. The contract required the council to evaluate him that January and give him a cost-of-living raise and any merit raise deemed warranted. Council members Warren Auld, Bruce Garraway and Robert Jenkins did not submit their required evaluations on time. The contract violation meant Timler was entitled to leave with half of his $87,000 salary in severance pay. [Visser, S., "Snellville city manager may be on his way out", "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution", February 13, 2007,]

In 2004, the council voted to change the charter to create a council-manager form of government to prevent the abuses of previous administrations in the day-to-day functions of the city.

Mayor Jerry Oberholtzer accused the city council members of causing Timler's early departure with their overbearing micro-management of city staff. Councilmember Garraway rebutted that his micro-management was due to being "so hands-on" with his elected position. By March 2007, Council members Auld, Garraway, Jenkins and Kelly Kautz had all submitted evaluations of dissatisfaction with Timler. They cited a lack of communication with Council members and deviations from their directives as reasons. Mayor Oberholtzer and Councilmember Barbara Bender had evaluated him with high marks. Councilmember Bender stated that Timler had kept her well informed through email that she noticed had been CC'd to the entire council. Councilmember Jenkins was quoted expressing his disapproval of the entire council-manager system by suggesting that a city with the size of Snellville (+/- 19,000) would benefit more with a hands-on council. [Visser, S., "SNELLVILLE: City Council is 'out of control,' mayor claims", "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution", March 3, 2007,]

Timler was offered only his accrued sick and vacation time instead of the $43,500 severance package he cited in his contract. He subsequently rejected the council's offer. On March 12 a crowd of 50 citizens attended the City Council meeting to express their support of Timler as City Manager. At this time, the City Attorney, Thomas Mitchell, stated his legal opinion that the city was not in violation of Timler's contract. [Osinski, B., "SNELLVILLE: City manager issue remains unresolved", "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution", March 13, 2007,]

By the end of March, Timler had submitted his letter of resignation with his last day on May 15. The council was given the option of retaining him on a transitional basis. Timler backed off his claims of "breach of contract" and accepted a severance package worth $56,000. Councilmember Jenkins accused Mayor Oberholtzer of using the city manager as a tool of politics by dragging Timler through the mud for political gain. Jenkins was one of the original three council members who first failed to submit an evaluation, and then eventually submitted one of dissatisfaction. [Visser, S., "SNELLVILLE: City manager resigns, citing council interference", "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution", March 29, 2007,]

On May 14, 2007, the council met in a closed-door meeting to interview candidates for the city manager position on an interim basis. The council was unable to decide on a single candidate and Timler was retained on a temporary basis until the council could meet again. [Smith, B., "SNELLVILLE: City Council delays hiring new manager", "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution", May 15, 2007,] At a specially called meeting on Wednesday, May 16, the council approved the hiring of Macon-based consultant James (Jim) Brooks as interim city manager.. [Osinski, B., "SNELLVILLE: Consultant takes helm as interim manager", "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution", May 17, 2007,]

In February 2008, Jim Brook's contract with the city lapsed. Mayor Oberholtzer chose not to reappoint Brooks or to appoint any other candidate.

On June 11, 2008, after a month-long search for a manager, the City Council unanimously approved the nomination of Russell G. Treadway of Elizabethton, TN for the position. [Warren, B., "Snellville selects a new city manager", "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution", June 11, 2008,]

Government and politics

The City of Snellville operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The City Manager is appointed by the Council and works with them on policy creation and then manages staff concerning implementation. Comparing this form of government to a private business, the Mayor acts as Chairman of the Board and the City Council acts as the Board of Directors. The City Manager under the direction of the City Council manages the day-to-day functions of the City.

Mayor and City Council

United States Congress

Parks

Thomas W. Briscoe Park

T.W. Briscoe Park currently consists of 87 developed acres (100 total acres), just south of the city center on Lenora Church Road

The park hosts numerous [http://www.snellville.org/parks/parksrec.aspx activities] for Youth and Seniors including Summer Camp, Swim Lessons, Soccer and Senior Trips.

Amenities

* Pate Lake
* fitness trail.
* 8 lighted hard court tennis courts
* 8 soccer fields
* sand volleyball court
* swimming pool
* numerous outdoor basketball courts
* two playgrounds
* large picnic area
* many open-air and closed-in pavilions available for group use.

Lenora Park and Disc Golf Course

Lenora Park and Disc Golf Course encompasses convert|112|acre|km2 of land on Lenora Church Road.

Amenities
* large disc golf course
* paved trail
* water park with two slides, a lazy river, and children's area
* gymnasium
* fishing lake
* playgrounds
* baseball / softball fields

Economy

Snellville is known for its array of shopping within the city limits. This area along ‘’’Scenic Highway’’’ is the fourth largest shopping area in Gwinnett County behind the three major malls along I-85.

People and culture

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 15,351 people, 5,256 households, and 4,315 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,589.1 people per square mile (613.6/km²). There were 5,391 housing units at an average density of 558.1/sq mi (215.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.64% White, 5.39% African American, 0.25% Native American, 2.03% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.58% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.09% of the population.

There were 5,256 households out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.3% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.9% were non-families. 15.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $67,715, and the median income for a family was $74,077. Males had a median income of $50,861 versus $31,972 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,992. About 2.1% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

nellville Days Festival

The Snellville Days Festival is a two day event held annually that draws crowds from all over the Southeast. The annual celebration is touted as one of the top 20 tourism events in May according to the Southeastern Tourism Society, but still holds that small town flavor.

Performing arts

The New London Theater group and the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre company both have their roots and studios in Snellville

Libraries

The city is served by the Gwinnett County Public Library System with the Elizabeth H. Williams Branch located on Lenora Church Road just north of T. W. Briscoe Park

Famous Snellvillians

*Ben Bledsoe - Musician
*Diana DeGarmo - 2004 American Idol Runner-Up
*Jason Elam - Football Player, Kicker, Atlanta Falcons
*David Greene - Football Player, Quarterback, New England Patriots
*Matt Lindahl - 2004 Nashville Star Contestant
*David Pollack - Football Player, Defensive End, Cincinnati Bengals
*Sound Tribe Sector 9 - 5 piece band now located in the Bay Area of California
*Amanda Weir - Swimmer, Olympic Medalist, 2004 Summer Olympics
*Louis Williams - Basketball Player, Guard, Philadelphia 76ers
*Mike Mercer - Basketball Player, Guard, University of South Florida
*Vertigo Lounge - Four Piece band, now located in Los Angeles, California
*Bobby Byrd - Musician. Wrote "sex machine", sung by James Brown
*Clay Cook - Singer/Songwriter. Written songs for John Mayer.
*Jordan Pruitt - Mucisian. Disney Channel Singer
*Rich "Sully" Sullivan - Afternoon DJ on WZGC in Atlanta, GA
*Eric Shanteau - Member, USA Swim Team, 2008 Olympics
*Amy Robach - Co-host, Today Show

nellville in popular culture

*In the 2004 season of American Idol, Local Resident Diana DeGarmo "put Snellville on the map" with her advancement to the finals of the widely popular TV singing contest.

*In 2006, two residents created the locally popular video [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAT5Y7ERvQo Lazy Snellville] in response to Saturday Night Live's Lazy Sunday skit.

Education

chools

Public schools

"The Following Schools are part of the Gwinnett County Public Schools that serve the Snellville Area"
*Brookwood High School
**Alton C. Crews Middle School
*** [http://www.brookwoodelementary.com Brookwood Elementary School]
*** [http://www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/CraigES/ Craig Elementary School]
** [http://www.fiveforksmiddleschool.org Five Forks Middle School]
*** [http://www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/GwinOaksES/ Gwinn Oaks Elementary School]
*** [http://www.headelementary.org R. D. Head Elementary School]

*Grayson High School
** [http://www.mcconnellms.org J. P. McConnell Middle School]
*** [http://www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/CooperES/home.html W. J. Cooper Elementary School]
*** [http://www.graysonelementary.org Grayson Elementary School]
*** [http://www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/PharrES/ Pharr Elementary School]

*Shiloh High School
** [http://www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/ShilohMS/ Shiloh Middle School]
*** [http://www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/AnnistownES/home.html Annistown Elementary School]
*** [http://www.centervillees.com/index.php Centerville Elementary School]
*** [http://www.shilohes.org/home.html Shiloh Elementary School]
*** [http://www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/ParteeES/ Henry Partee Elementary School]

*South Gwinnett High School
** [http://www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/SnellvilleMS/ Snellville Middle School]
*** [http://www.wcbritt.org W. C. Britt Elementary School]
*** [http://jcmagill.org J. C. Magill Elementary School]
*** [http://www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/NortonES R. L. Norton Elementary School]

Private schools

*Evergreen Montessori School
* [http://www.gwinnettchristianacademy.org/ Gwinnett Christian Academy] Grades K5-10
* [http://www.harbouroaks.org/ Harbour Oaks Montessori School] Grades K2-12

Colleges

Snellville has no public or private colleges within its boundaries. Gwinnett Technical College and Georgia Perimeter College (Lawrenceville Campus) are located in Lawrenceville, a short drive from Snellville.

References

External links

* [http://www.snellville.org/ City of Snellville]
* [http://www.evermorecid.org Evermore Community Improvement District]
* [http://www.snellville.com Snellville News and Opinion]
* [http://www.snellvilledays.com The Snellville Days Festival]
* [http://snellville.georgia.gov Georgia.gov Information on Snellville]
* [http://www.gwinnettchamber.org/ Official site of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce]
* [http://www.partnershipgwinnett.com/ Official site of Partnerhship Gwinnett]


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