A former mayor in Algoma is leaving the political scene. Joe Fratesi is quitting his job as CAO of Sault Ste Marie. His last day is April 30th. Fratesi caused an uproar in 1995 when as mayor he was appointed the city’s Chief Administration Officer in a closed door meeting. He was charged with conflict of interest as a result but eventually got the job through a third party appointment. A lawyer by trade, Fratesi says he’s had some offers to head up some work in the Sault.