Call to Dr. Steinberg, President of Long Island University
November 11, 1986, 8:50 AM
I called him at 299-2501, he answered the phone himself.
I congratulated him on LIU's 60th anniversary.
I explained that I had been asked to call and inquire about the newly erected
sign at the West Gate. He stated that plans were in motion to change the
sign. He had no details about the new sign or when it would be in place.
I stated that complaints had centered on the size, proximity to the road
and generally commercial appearance of the sign.
He requested a letter spelling out our "various and sundry" objections
and stated that he knew very little about the matter, as it "has not
been my highest priority."
Follow up: several months later, the sign was modified to a different
background color that was supposed to "tone it down." There was
no change in the size, location or amount of illumination directed upon
For reference: our claim that Post's sign violates local zoning is
corroborated by the Code of the Village of Brookville, which can be viewed
and copied at the (Village of Brookville) Village
and various other sections of the Village Code. The citations above are
listed to provide a "starting point" for anyone wishing to research
It should be noted that § 218-35 applies specifically to clubs (like
the various county clubs or tennis clubs in the area) and clearly would
not apply to a college or university.