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Have you had a landscape engineer out to determine what can be done to correct this and a cost to do so?
Ok, at this point, if they are agreeing that it is an issue and are moving towards taking action to fix it, then it might be a little premature for you to do anything to "force their hand"
But if they are dragging their heels, then your recourse here is to file suit against the town for "private nuisance". A private nuisance is an interference with a person's enjoyment and use of his land. The law recognizes that landowners, or those in rightful possession of land, have the right to the unimpaired condition of the property and to reasonable comfort and convenience in its occupation.
So if their actions in not properly grading or installing adequate drainage is harming your property, you can sue them for the cost of making repairs if they don't do so voluntarily.
If you wanted to take a middle of the road approach, you could have a local attorney send them a "demand letter" essentially threatening to sue them if they didn't take quick action with some deadline for them to do so or you would file suit. Sometimes just a threatening letter from an attorney is enough to "encourage" them to make repairs rather than be dragged into court, have to hire an attorney, lose, and have to do the work anyway.
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