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First Avenue in Indian Trail is home to more than 50 home lots. It's one street that is part of the Green Meadow neighborhood that was built in the 1960's.

Today, the biggest problem those living on First Avenue face -- is flooding.

Every time it rains more than a sprinkle.

"My house gets flooded," Liliana Scarda said. "The front yard and the back yard. The water comes through my garage under the door and it reaches almost the level of my entrance door. And the back yard gets flooded. It takes a couple hours after the rain is finished to go away."

Scarda moved into her house in June 2013 -- and was immediately surprised when she realized the flooding issues during her first rain.

But she's not alone. Flooding affects just about everyone on First Avenue, including Ruth Koss, who refers to her front yard as a "pond."

"I'm going to put a sign up that says 'Don't Feed the Gators,'" Koss joked. "And perhaps a 'No Fishing' sign, too."

So, who's to blame for the insufficient storm-water management?

The Town of Indian Trail says First Avenue is a private road and that the blame lies on the hands of the developer, Kevin Pressley.

A Road Maintenance Agreement from July 30, 1999 signed by Pressley says that he would provide "future maintenance" and he "will maintain in all weather conditions the road."

Here's the issue -- Pressley denies signing the agreement and says that the signature on the agreement is not his. Who would have forged his signature, if so? He says he has "no idea."

Indian Trail has a few ideas. What one engineer employed by the town says makes the most sense is, if enough residents sign a petition, the town can front all costs for repairs and bill residents over a period of, say, 20 years. This could happen, and would need approval from town council.

Could the town take to legal action against Pressley and try to prove the signature is really is? Sure. What would the costs be?

That's what Indian Trail and the residents have to decide. Is the rough estimate of $500,000 to fix the drainage issues and damaged road from countless flooding worth spending? Should they put up a fight against a document with a disputed signature?

"We need help for a solution, basically," Scarda said.

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