Electrical Power for Common Area Gate

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We are a small 6 unit HOA and are considering adding a gate to a shared private drive way. To reduce costs, one tenant has agreed to run power from their house to Power the gate. They have solar so don't care about costs. To me this is not a good idea and that we should bring power in on its own circuit, as there are too many potential variables if the power it tied to one owners house.

Curious folks thoughts and opinions on this. Is it legally required to run this from common area circuit?

@Derek Baker

I agree with you. It is best to have a common electric meter or HOA meter that powers the gate and powers all of the common lighting etc. What happens if that person sells their place (or changes their mind) and the new owner does not want to power the gate?

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