HAMBURG -- A push to turn the Hamburg water tower into a giant hamburger is making strides after being approved by the town board Monday.

Thousands of residents signed a petition to re-paint the tower near Southwestern Boulevard, South Park Avenue, and the Thruway - and Monday, the town board gave the green light for the people behind the plan to start raising funds.

Once a final design has been created and approved, and enough money is raised by residents, the burger tower could become a reality.

The Town has noted that they will not provide any money for the project.